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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.

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Is Fairfax  the Coolest Town in California?
The CaliforniaCool Challenge Will Decide
The Town has entered a statewide competition for participating cities to receive a portion of a $150,000 prize based on the percentage of their points. Fairfax earns points when households register and track their carbon footprint. Click here for more info, including a video spot by Council Member Barbara Coler.

There is also a mini-challenge between 5 Marin County cities: Fairfax, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, and Sausalito. The three cities that earn the most points by February 16th win tickets to Sweetwater to see The Garcia Project on February 27th. If Fairfax is a winner, we will give the set of 2 tickets household that earned the most points for Fairfax. Just log on to your CoolCalifornia Challenge account and earn points by entering your monthly energy data and completing bonus actions.

Newly Adopted Ordinances

The Town Council adopted two ordinances at their regular meeting on February 3rd. Ordinance 799 modifies the on-site management provisions of emergency homeless shelters. Ordinance 800 regulates junior second units.

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

The certified Housing Element in the General Plan was updated and adopted by the Town Council on May 27, 2015, and conditionally accepted by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

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

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.  

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.

Smart Meter Update

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

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February 8:
Park & Rec Meeting (PARC), 7pm – 9pm
Where: Youth Center, 16 Park Road (map)
Agenda

February 9:
Climate Action Committee, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Community Center, 16 Park Road (map)
Agenda

February 10:
Special Meeting, Fairfax Open Space Committee, 6:45pm – 7:15pm
Where: Community Center, 16 Park Road (map)
Description: Special meeting

February 18:
Planning Commission Meeting, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Watch it live! On Comcast Channel 27 or AT&T Channel 99
Or on your computer (click here)
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February 27:
Supervisor Katie Rice Neighborhood office hours, 2-4 pm
Where: Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
For more information see Flyer

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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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What do you think about short term and vacation rentals in Fairfax?

You’re invited to participate in a survey on that topic, as well as read what other residents are saying, on our on-line Community Forum (run by Peak Democracy), where you can express your opinion for decision-makers to read.  To go to the topic, please click here. The survey closes February 29, 2016.

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Request for Proposals Issued
Azalea Avenue Bridge Replacement
The Town is inviting qualified consulting engineering firms or consulting teams to submit a proposal to provide engineering and environmental services for the replacement of Azalea Avenue Bridge over Fairfax Creek. Proposals are due by 11:00 AM March 9, 2016. Click here to view the RFP.

Come Join the Tea Party February 7!

Fairfax Recreation Department & Fairfax Theater Company invite you to the 2nd annual  Alice in Wonderland themed tea on Sunday, February 7th from 2-4 p.m. at the Women’s Club.  Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for children, ages 17 & below.   You may purchase your tickets from Maria Baird, 16 Park Rd., or at the door, although this event has been known to sell out.  Don’t hesitate, make a date with the characters of Alice in Wonderland for an enchanting afternoon of fun!

Fairfax Farmers Market Every Sunday at Library

The year-round Sunday Farmers Market runs Sundays from 10am to 2pm in the Fairfax Library parking lot, the sunniest spot in town. In addition to winter vegetables and fruits, you will find delicious freshly baked breads and pastries, soups and entrees, fresh local cheeses and meats, tea and coffee, and hand-crafted textiles and pottery.

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.

Commission/Committee Vacancies

Volunteer Board: 2 vacancies
Two unexpired terms to 4-30-16

Tree Committee: 1 vacancy
Term of office: 4 years

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

Fairfax Open Space Committee: 2 vacancies
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.

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.

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Financing Program

PACE is an affordable way to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water upgrades to residential and commercial buildings. Property owners can finance up to 100% of the project, for up to 30 years, as a tax assessment on their property bill. The assessment obligation may be assumed by the new owner upon property sale, and under most leases, can be shared with tenants. For information check out MCE’s PACE FAQs or visit the MCE Finance Finder Tool.



 
 
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