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.
There will be a consolidated general and special election held in the Town of Fairfax on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Please click here for more details. To review the arguments submitted for and against ballot measures, as well as the attorney’s impartial analysis, and rebuttals to arguments, please click these links:
Measure J | Rebuttal to argument against Measure J
Measure K | Rebuttal to argument against Measure K
PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Financing Program
The Town of Fairfax is pleased to announce an exciting financing option for homeowners and commercial property owners throughout the Town 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. PACE is an affordable, long-term financing option for energy, water, and renewable energy upgrades to buildings and homes that you can repay on your property taxes over a time period up to 20 years. This special assessment on your property tax bill remains with the property in the event of sale. Property owners receive 100% financing of improvement costs and projects can be cash-flow positive from day one. No up-front cash investment is required.
CaliforniaFIRST is authorized to provide PACE in the Town. To learn more, visit their website at https://californiafirst.org or call (844) 589-7953. Beckie Menten of Marin Clean Energy is also available to answer questions about the program: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.464.6034.
General Plan Forum
In case you missed the forum, or would like to review the information, click here for the presentation and here for the handouts. Click here for a link to the video.
Parks and Recreation Commission
Term of office: Unexpired term to 5-31-15
Vacancies are effective immediately unless otherwise noted above.
Applicants are expected to attend one committee meeting prior to applying. Applications are available at Town Hall, 142 Bolinas Road, or online.
Town Budget Available Online
Interested in the Town's budget? Click here for Fiscal Year 2013-2014, and here for the proposed 2014-15 budget. The Town’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.
Fire Safety in Marin
Want to learn more about fire safety in Marin? Go to FIRESafeMarin.org for safety tips and to watch “Marin on Fire” a video presentation on the potential for wildfires in Marin.
Streetlight out? Tree limb in road? Storm drain blocked?
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
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
Amended Housing Element (October 22, 2013)
The Housing Element in the General Plan was amended and adopted on October 22, 2013. The Amended Housing Element is certified by the State of California. Click the following links to read the documents: Amended Housing Element 2013, Appendices, and Certification.
Newly-Adopted Climate Action Plan and Committee
At its February 5, 2014 meeting, the Town Council adopted a Climate Action Plan, to compile existing and potential strategies to address climate change. In order to implement the Plan, the Town Council also established a Climate Action Committee. For more information, please click here.
Planning Commission Recordings Available
Wondering what was discussed at the latest meeting of the Planning Commission? Audio and video recordings are available on the commission's meeting archive page.
Town Council Special Meeting, 5:30pm – 6:00pm
Town Council Special Meeting, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
General Plan Forum II: School Street Plaza & 10 Olema
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Agendas and Packets
Ross Valley Fire Annual Pancake Breakfast, 7am - 11am
Where: Ross Valley Fire Station 19, 777 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo
Cost: $5.00 per person
Description: Annual pancake breakfast and fun activities for kids.
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Are you and your family ready in the event of a disaster? The Fairfax Citizens' Disaster Council wants you to be prepared! There are many resources available to assist you in preparing. Click here for more information, phone numbers and helpful web links. Please click here for the flood siren FAQs.
Ross Valley Fire Annual Pancake Breakfast September 28th
Ross Valley Fire Department will host their annual Firefighterss Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, September 28, from 7:00 to 11:00am at Ross Valley Fire Station 19, 777 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. Cost is $5.00 per person. Bring your whole family and enjoy a great breakfast cooked and served by our firefighters, as well as fun activities for kids.
RFP for Chipper – Proposals due October 1
The Town is seeking a licensed contractor with a chipper to chip brush to be dropped off by Fairfax residents on two separate chipper days in October. Interested contractors please click here for the RFP.
Two New Ordinances Adopted
At its September 3 meeting, the Town Council adopted Ordinance No. 782, to extend the interim urgency zoning ordinance prohibiting formula business and restaurant approvals in the Highway Commercial zone. It also adopted Ordinance No. 783, regarding collection, disposal, and recycling of waste from construction, demolition, and renovation. Please click the above links to read the full text of each ordinance.
Join us in reducing greenhouse gas emissions!
The Town of Fairfax is a proud participant in the Marin Climate and Energy Partnership (MCEP), working together with other communities in Marin County to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Wondering how you can help? The MCEP website has information, tips and status of each community’s efforts. See how you can help make a difference.
Fairfax Farmers Market Extended through October!
The farmers market will run every Wednesday through Oct 29th. This means four more weeks of food and fun and fall bounty, Wednesdays in Bolinas Park, from 4pm to 8pm.
For more details, including specific farms and vendors, please click here.
Town Council Meetings and Public Hearings
The Town Council meets regularly on the first Wednesday of each month. The meeting agenda is posted the preceding Friday and a copy of staff reports and attachments is available for review on the counter of Town Hall by 5 PM. All materials are available on this website by Saturday morning prior to the Wednesday meeting, by clicking on the agenda and packet link below under the Calendar Notes heading. Notices of Public Hearings scheduled for Town Council meeting are generally posted 10 days in advance of the hearing date, and can be accessed by clicking the link directly below the Town Council Meeting . For information about recent meetings of the Town Council, you can watch videos, listen to the audio recordings, and access all the documents for agenda items on our council archive page.
Upcoming Bridge Repair/Maintenance Projects
The Town of Fairfax is beginning a multi-year project to rehabilitate five bridges spanning the Fairfax and San Anselmo Creeks. We are committed to an open public process for this project, so we will be meeting with neighborhood groups to gather input as well as holding public workshops to share information, and hear your concerns and ideas. Please visit the project website at www.fairfaxbridges.com to get more information, find out about upcoming events, sign up for the project email list, and submit your comments.
Smart Meter Update
Interested in information on the Town's actions regarding Smart Meters? For more information click here.
FOCAS (Fairfax Open Circle Arts and Sports) offers classes for everyone this season - moms and babies, preschoolers, afterschool kids, teens and adults. Get to know your community and have some fun. Check out the FOCAS classes and calendar.