Eminent Domain Hearing Canceled for Levee Project

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Flood Control District is pausing Santa Venetia project to evaluate cost increase   The Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District has canceled its March 15 District Board of Supervisors meeting at which the use of eminent domain would have been considered as part of upgrading the levee … Continued

County to Support Statewide Food Waste Mandate

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Unincorporated Marin ordinance will adhere to California’s Senate Bill 1383   The County of Marin plans to set a target for diverting 75% of organic waste from landfills and saving 20% of edible food for human consumption by 2025, in line with a new state law. The … Continued

North San Pedro Road Crosswalk Upgrades Coming

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Enhancements planned for the pedestrian crossing at Washington Avenue   Improving public safety is the cornerstone of every project that the Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) undertakes. To improve pedestrian safety, DPW has been installing enhanced crosswalk treatments throughout unincorporated Marin County. One such upgrade will be … Continued

Board to Receive Update on Muir Woods

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Sustainability presentation January 25 on National Monument improvements   A progress update on parking reservations and traffic control measures associated with the Muir Woods National Monument will be given to the Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, January 25. The public is encouraged to participate in … Continued

Fairfax-Bolinas Road Repairs to Begin

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Storm damages that closed the West Marin road expected to be fixed this month   STATUS UPDATE: Repair project completed on January 19, Fairfax Bolinas Road is now open. Starting this Wednesday, repairs will begin on Fairfax-Bolinas Road in West Marin to address damage from the major … Continued

Upgrade the Drake Project Completed

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Roadway improvement project wraps up paving, safety and utility work; new projects set to address lighting and landscaping   The Upgrade the Drake[External] project, which began construction about 18 months ago along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Marin County, has been completed. The $18 million project marks the most significant improvement … Continued

Tide-Related Flooding Expected this Fall and Winter

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Seasonal elevated levels could impact areas with history of localized flooding   Seasonal high tides often cause flooding along shoreline communities and low-lying roadways of Marin County, which can be exacerbated during winter storms. Tide-related flooding can happen whether it’s raining or not, and such instances are … Continued

Marin County Public Works Launches New Website

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – New platform provides people of Marin with a service-focused online experience intended to evolve with the needs of our community   In its ongoing mission to deliver reliable and quality services as a transparent, modern government organization,  the County of Marin Department of Public Works has launched … Continued

Storm Season Preparations All Wrapped Up

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Annual efforts wrapping up ahead of forecasted rainfall   As Marin County continues to suffer through one of the most extensive droughts on record, the possibility of measurable rainfall this month is heartening. Even during a drought, Marin can experience significant rainfall from an atmospheric river event … Continued

Drainage Assistance Pilot Program Expands

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Residents in unincorporated areas can apply for financial aid for culvert repairs   Many private property owners are unaware that the maintenance of underground pipes and culverts on their property is often their responsibility. That can be the case even when the infrastructure on private property is … Continued

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