• News for Community

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    We are SO appreciative of your overwhelming response to let us help you promote your new way of doing business!  One thing is resounding clear – SAN RAFAEL/MARIN COUNTY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS.  Even if their doors are closed, the phone lines/websites/online shops are definitely open.   Technology has been a blessing in that the majority of businesses are able to continue on via remote/virtual ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic , Press Release
    Sunday, September 20, 2020
    Last month, Kaiser Permanente also announced it is committing $63 million to support California’s contact-tracing effort to reduce the number of Californians who contract COVID-19, adding up to 500 people to support the outreach. Through a grant to the Public Health Institute in collaboration with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration, community health teams will be created to support the critical ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Sunday, September 20, 2020
    Did you know the City's Streets Division spends a full day each week collecting illegally dumped items? The City has been running a number of pilot projects to better understand what is driving this and to identify potential solutions. These pilot programs aim to tackle the issues from all sides and include education, resources to dump items for free, and enforcement.   If you've experienced ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic , Green, Press Release
    Monday, August 17, 2020
    We’re excited to bring you this series of webinars geared at equipping you with the skills to effectively advocate for housing in Marin. With so many new and old faces standing up for equity, we have the opportunity to make a huge impact on housing in Marin. During this session we will cover the history that led us to today's housing issues, solutions for our future, and workshop how to tell your ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic , Advocacy, Community
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    Let’s Get Everyone Counted This Time! A complete count in the 2020 Census is important for Marin County’s economy over the next 10 years and especially in recovery efforts from COVID-19. Every year, roughly $1.5 trillion in federal resources are distributed using census data. Responding to the census questionnaire helps ensure Marin gets a fair share of funding. These are investments that ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Advocacy, Community
    Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) provided comment and feedback to City of San Rafael staff’s proposed inclusionary housing and developer incentive pilot program. These changes could create more housing development in the city by providing flexibility in meeting inclusionary requirements and creating incentives.The recommendations include an incentive pilot program to receive additional height ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy, Community, Chamber, Economic