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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Mini-Grant PILOT PROGRAM is now live!
What is the Mini-Grant?
The City of San Rafael is seeking mini-grant proposals from eligible local businesses to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to reduce illegal dumping through environmental design. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies aim to reduce victimization, deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts, and build a sense of community among inhabitants so they can gain territorial control of area and reduce opportunities for crime and fear of crime.
Click here for additional information about the CPTED program including how to apply, etc.
Minimum Wage Increases Effective Beginning January 1, 2019
New State Minimum Wage
Effective January 1, 2019, the State minimum wage increases to $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees, and $11.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
New Local Minimum Wages
Additionally, several California cities and counties have passed their own minimum wage ordinances with a more aggressive schedule of minimum wage increases.
Read the full article » by Hanson Bridgett Labor & Employment Practice
Take the General Plan 2040 Survey!
This is a great way to quickly provide your input on relevant General Plan topics, like building height, transportation use, recreational facilities, and more. Answers are completely anonymous and questions can be skipped if you choose to not answer them. We hope you’ll take a moment to check it out and help us shape San Rafael’s future!
Forecasting the Future Marin Economic Conference
Marin Economic Forum in association with the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Forecasting the Future” on January 29, 2019, 7:30-10am, at Embassy Suites, San Rafael. The program will include presentations on the state of Marin’s economy and the issue of workforce development in the County. Our Keynote Speaker will be Craig Nelson, Chairman, Nelson Family of Companies.
WORKFORCE CHALLENGES and the FUTURE of WORK
Keynote Speaker: Craig Nelson, Nelson Family of Companies
2019 Marin County Economic Forecast,
presented by Dr. Robert Eyler
Marin Economic Forum Workforce Spotlight -
Panel on Workforce Development featuring
College of Marin and Workforce Alliance of the
Important Reminder from the EDD Tax Branch
Beginning January 1, 2019, noncompliance penalties will be charged on the following forms and payments submitted by paper:
- Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages, DE 9
- Employer of Household Worker(s) Annual Payroll Tax Return, DE 3HW
- Quarterly Contribution Return, DE 3D
- Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (Continuation), DE 9C
- Employer of Household Worker(s) Quarterly Report of Wages and Withholdings, DE 3BHW
- Payroll Tax Deposit, DE 88
Employers who cannot file and pay electronically must submit a E-file and E-pay Mandate Waiver Request, DE 1245W.
Enroll in e-Services for Business to comply with the e-file and e-pay mandate .e-Services for Business is a fast, easy, and secure way to manage your employer payroll tax accounts online.