Category: General

Waste Hauler Service Franchises Seek Increases

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Annual increases differ depending on franchise area of Marin County Residents in much of West Marin, parts of Central Marin, and areas of Ross Valley may soon see increases in their monthly waste hauler fees. At the March 21 public hearing, the Marin County Board of Supervisors … Continued

Portable Pump Station Proposed for Marin City

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – State funding to reduce flooding severity on Donahue Street Marin City residents and visitors, chronically hampered by roadway flooding during severe storms and high tides, could find some transportation relief by next winter if a proposed portable pump station is approved on March 21. The planned project … Continued

Santa Venetia Floodwall Project Update to be Presented

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Flood Control District consultant to provide revised design plan and cost estimate at Board session on March 7 At its March 7 public session, the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will receive an update[PDF] on the proposed Santa Venetia Floodwall Project. The goal of the … Continued

New Weather Radar for Public Safety Response

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Part of a new Bay Area radar system, led by Sonoma, to be installed on Mount Barnabe in West Marin Extreme weather systems, such as atmospheric rivers, have hit California with increasing frequency in recent years. The average damage from floods caused by atmospheric rivers in California … Continued

Bolinas Road Lane Closure in West Marin Due to Slipout

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Storm damage to roadway requires extended closure awaiting repair project Recent storm damage has resulted in the closure of the eastbound lane of Bolinas Road at milepost 1.34, approximately a quarter mile from Sky Oaks Road in West Marin. The lane closure is due to a roadway … Continued

Four Corners Intersection Changes Considered

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Public meeting December 1 to address circulation and safety at busy junction The Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) has been evaluating potential design improvements for the Panoramic Highway / Sequoia Valley Road / Muir Woods Road intersection, also known as Four Corners. The intersection provides access between … Continued

High Tides Expected Over Next Few Months

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Seasonal elevated levels could impact areas with history of localized flooding Seasonal high tides can cause flooding along shoreline communities and low-lying roads in Marin County. Tide-related flooding can happen whether it is raining or not, but flooding can increase significantly if the elevated tides occur during … Continued

Road Paving Project to Begin in Areas of Unincorporated San Rafael

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Selection of residential roads to receive improvements including accessibility Starting the first week of November, the Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin repaving and making improvements to a selection of County-maintained roads in the Santa Venetia and California Park neighborhoods of unincorporated Marin County. Work will … Continued

Annual Storm Season Preparations Completed

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Despite drought conditions, County prepares for potential rainy season Along with many parts of the country, Marin County continues to endure one of the most extensive droughts on record. Despite the drought conditions, the possibility of an atmospheric river storm remains a reality and poses a flood … Continued

Lucas Valley Road Slide Repair Set to Begin

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Damaged section of road and hillside to be reinforced with retaining wall using Federal funding   STATUS UPDATE: Starting September 29, the required lane closure will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Traffic will flow via alternating one-way access.  The full time … Continued

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