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    Welcome to the San Rafael Chamber!

    Become a member of the Chamber’s vibrant community of business collaborators. Together, we’ll help you grow, thrive and profit.

     

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  • Key Highlights of City Streetary Program

    WHAT IS THE CITY OF SAN RAFAEL “STREETARY” PROGRAM?
    The City of San Rafael is currently developing new guidelines for their Streetary Program that will replace the parklet program that expires on November 30, 2022. These regulations will strengthen safety standards, create a consistent design aesthetic, and ensure fairness in the way that the public right of way is being used. The new Guidelines are intended to increase the vibrancy and resiliency of our commercial areas by formalizing the uses of city streets.


    WHO DOES IT APPLY TO?
    Any business with an existing outdoor dining structure on a public parking space within the City of San Rafael must apply for a new Streetary Encroachment Permit and must comply with the Streetary Program Guidelines. Any business that is considered a food service establishment may apply for a new Streetary permit compliant with the Guidelines.


    WHAT ARE THE KEY DATES FOR THE STREETARY PROGRAM?
    September 19, 2022 @ 7pm – City Council Meeting to hear first reading of the proposed Ordinance and staff
    presentation.
    October 3, 2022 @ 7pm – City Council Meeting to hear final reading of the proposed Ordinance. Review of fees and
    guidelines to be decided by separate Resolution of the Council.
    October 4, 2022 Businesses can begin preparing their applications for the Streetary Program.
    November 2, 2022 - Effective Date of Streetary Program.
    November 30, 2022 – End of the City’s prior parklet programs. Any business choosing not to participate in the new
    Streetary Program must remove their outdoor dining structure from public parking spaces by the end of this date.
    December 1, 2022 – All businesses with an outdoor dining structure in a public parking space must have an approved
    Streetary Application and Streetary Encroachment Permit in place.

    Click here for more information

  • Complete a trespass letter?

     

    The City of San Rafael currently offers business owners the opportunity to complete a Trespass Letter to help with individuals that may be unlawfully lodging on your property.
     
    The City of San Rafael and its homelessness team understands that this is a sensitive topic and by doing this it allows trained professionals the opportunity to remove individuals in a respectful and thoughtful manner. This interaction also gives the opportunity for city staff to provide information about local services available for those experiencing homelessness.

    For more information click here.  Complete form here.

  • City of San Rafael Seeking Partners to Collaborate on Interim Housing Site:

    The City of San Rafael is seeking partners to collaborate on interim housing in an ongoing effort to respond to the homelessness crisis in Marin County. The City is requesting information from property owners, managers, developers, faith-based organizations, or social service providers who are interested in partnering with the City of San Rafael on a potential Interim Housing Unit (IHU)development project. The IHU would take the form of several individual small modular housing units, which typically range in size from 64-100 square feet. The concept would be to up to 20 of these structures on any given property. For visual examples of the general concept, see projects in Petaluma and Santa Rosa, and there are numerous other examples around California.


    The City is anticipating a possible grant of $500,000 from the State of California to be matched by the County of Marin to carry out the IHU project. The City is issuing this Request for Information to determine interest in partnering with the City and the availability of local sites which could be utilized for an IHU project. The deadline for responses is quickly approaching. Responses are due on September 19, 2022, no later than 5 pm. Please email your response or questions to CSRRFIinterimhousing2022@cityofsanrafael.org.

  • We Are One Marin Campaign Introduces Podcasts!

    We Are One Marin, an initiative of the Marin Council of Chambers, introduces Podcasts!
    This initiative underwritten by the Marin Community Foundation and supported by the Marin Independent Journal spotlights one BIPOC owned business in Marin and tells their unique story one at a time.

    The podcasts are available everywhere you get your podcast including Apple, Spotify,.  Amazon music and iHeart Radio. Each one is hosted by Stephanie Plante and Kalina Cloud and features many of the diverse Marin business owners who have been profiled in the advertising series over the past year.

    LISTEN BELOW

     

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