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Welcome to the Town of Fairfax! Whether you are a long-time or new resident, a visitor, or doing business with our community, we welcome you and hope you will find this website a useful resource.


November 3, 2015 – Uniform District Election

There will be a uniform District Election on Tuesday, November 3rd  held in the Town of Fairfax. For information on the ballot, registering to vote, to find your polling place, and more, please visit http://www.marincounty.org/depts/rv.

There are no Fairfax offices or measures on the ballot for this election. Although there were four Fairfax offices up for election in November, only one person filed nominations papers for each office. Therefore, the Town Council cancelled the election for those offices, and appointed each of the nominees by resolution, as follows.

    Town Councilmember: Renee Goddard
    Town Councilmember: Peter Lacques
    Town Treasurer: Janet Garvin
    Town Clerk: Michele Gardner

The appointed nominees will take office and begin a four-year term in early December.

Town Council Adopts Two Ordinances at its October Meeting

Ordinance No.794 adds Article II to Chapter 17.138 of the Fairfax Town Code (‘Small Residential Rooftop Solar and Renewable Energy Systems’) to Provide a Permitting Process for Small Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Systems.

Ordinance No. 795 amends Chapter 3.36 (“Public Bidding”) of the Fairfax Town Code to Increase Contract Award Limits as Specifically Set Forth in Section 3.36.020.

2010-2030 General Plan

Interested in viewing the Town's General Plan? It was approved in April 2012. Click the following links to read the documents: 2010-2030 General Plan | Appendices | Revised Appendix: Matrix

2015 Housing Element Update Submitted to HCD
On May 27, 2015, the Town Council adopted the 2015 Housing Element update for submission to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The following documents have been submitted to HCD: 

Draft 2015 Housing Element Update Submitted to HCD

On March 18, 2015, the Town Council updated and approved the draft 2015 Housing Element for submission to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The following documents have been submitted to HCD: 

Certified Housing Element

The Housing Element in the General Plan was amended and adopted on October 22, 2013, and subsequently certified by the State of California. On September 17, 2014, it was amended again. Click the following links to read the documents:

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October 15:
Age Friendly Meeting, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Community Center, 16 Park Road (map)

October 15:
Planning Commission Meeting, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Description: Regular Planning Commission meeting. Open to the public.
Watch it live! On Comcast Channel 27 or AT&T Channel 99
Or on your computer (click here)
Notice of Public Hearing
Agenda and Packet

October 19:
Volunteer Meeting, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Community Center, 16 Park Road (map)

October 20:
Climate Action Committee, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Fairfax Town Hall Conference Room, 142 Bolinas Road

October 22:
Planning Commission Special Meeting, 7pm – 8:30pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Description: Workshop re Wall Property. Open to the public. Corrected Meeting Notice

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in case of disaster

There are many resources available to assist you in preparing for a disaster.

  • ReadyMarin.org:  guidance, classes, CERT training, and resources on emergency preparedness for citizens.
  • Ross Valley Fire Department: comprehensive information on how to prepare for and handle certain events
  • Fairfax flood siren FAQ: what to do when you hear the siren.
  • Fairfax Creek Cam: 24/7 live feed of the creek under Town Hall.
  • Free sand and sand bags for residents: in the Pavilion parking lot prior to storms.

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Fairfax On-Line Civic Engagement Platform

Fairfax recently launched an on-line forum (run by Peak Democracy) where you can provide public input on particular topics, as well as read what others are saying. The first topic, which is now closed, was a Pilot Residential Parking Permit System. To see the topic and its outcome, please  click here.

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Fairfax Farmers Market Last Day-First Day

September 30 was the last day of the Wednesday Farmers Market in Bolinas Park until next May when it returns.  But good news: beginning October 11, there will be a new year-round Sunday Farmers Market from 10am to 2pm at the Fairfax Library parking lot, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 

Current Job Openings

The Town of Fairfax is recruiting for two positions. Are you interested in working as a part-time Zoning Technician? Or, are you interested in being a Maintenance Worker for the Town? Click here for details.

Storm drain blocked? Streetlight out?  Tree limb in road?  

No problem! Use our “iworks” program to report an issue directly to our Public Works Department and track your request. Send a Public Works Maintenance Request

Wood Smoke Pollution

For an excellent overview of the health and environmental hazards of wood smoke pollution, please watch this 3-minute video, which was shown at the March 4, 2015, Town Council Meeting.

Upcoming Bridge Repair/Maintenance Projects

The Town of Fairfax has begun a multi-year project to rehabilitate five bridges spanning the Fairfax and San Anselmo Creeks. We are committed to a public process, and have created a project website www.fairfaxbridges.com where you can get more information, see upcoming events, join the project email list, and submit your comments.

Fairfax is Age-Friendly!

Fairfax has been accepted as a member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. Please check out our profile page on Age-friendly World.

Commission/Committee Vacancies

Volunteer Board: 3 vacancies
Two unexpired terms to 4-30-16
One full 3-year term

Tree Committee: 2 vacancies
Term of office: 4 years

General Plan Implementation Committee: 1 vacancy
Term of Office: undefined

Fairfax Open Space Committee: 1 vacancy
Term of office: 4 years

Vacancies are effective immediately. Applicants are requested to attend one committee meeting prior to applying. Please click here for information and application materials.

Town Budget Available Online

Please visit the Town’s Finance department to see both current and past budgets.  The Town’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.  

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Financing Program

PACE is an affordable, long-term financing option for Fairfax homeowners and commercial property owners to make building improvements that save energy or water, such as new windows, insulation, solar panels, energy-efficient HVAC equipment, drip irrigation systems, and more. Property owners receive 100% financing of improvement costs that can be repaid on their property taxes. No up-front cash investment is required. This special assessment on your property tax bill stays with the property in the event of sale. To learn more, please visit Fairfax’s authorized provider at https://californiafirst.org or call (844) 589-7953. 

Smart Meter Update

Interested in information on the Town's actions regarding Smart Meters? For more information click here.

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