Victory Village is a 54-unit affordable senior housing project currently being considered by the Fairfax Planning Commission and Town Council. The Coalition for a LIvable Marin (CALM) strongly supports the Lutheran Church's proposal for the use of two acres of their 20-acre parcel for environmentally friendly affordable housing for seniors. There is strong and misguided opposition from a small but vocal group.
Every day, thousands of Marin residents take transit to and from work, shopping, school, and medical appointments. They are making Marin a better place. Transit benefits those who use it as well as those who don’t, and more use will help us all.
Traffic is an enigma, not just in Marin but in every metropolitan region in the country. Whether on 101 or a major corridor, at any time of day you may find yourself staring at the tail lights of the car in front as you make your way toward your destination.
To call the city a stressful place is to undersell the ceaseless assault waged on your sanity by the urban environment. That persistent strain can take the form of something as simple as traffic delays that chip away at your patience to something as complex as an increased risk for schizophrenia.
Traffic is a huge problem in Marin and in any metropolitan area in the country.
Some say it’s the fault of regional agencies, poor local leadership, and/or massive development. But the truth is that Marin has been growing at a snail’s pace for decades. So why are we stuck in traffic?
Review the Workshop on Preserving Housing Affordability PDF and review the results of the 2015 Rental Housing Survey in the same document, consider options for preventing displacement and preserving housing affordability, and provide direction to staff.
The only solutions to Marin's interrelated crises - a local and regional housing shortage, a seemingly inexorable rise in traffic, and questions about Marin’s character and future - are found in our heritage.
The new apartments proposed for downtown San Rafael are certainly welcome, but the high cost of the parking spaces are needlessly inflating the rent.
Our latest video shows what the bargain was that gave us the Marin we love today.
Marin County is a model to the nation of how to manage growth and save the natural environment from sprawl. We work to ensure Marin learns from the best places our forebears have left us to find out how we help them thrive.
No other suburb in the state does it as well as we do. More of us walk, bike, or take transit to our jobs than almost anywhere else. We are a transit-oriented county, and the old railroad still runs in our blood. Investing our resources wisely, to move us beyond the car, is the task we inherit.
While we haven't grown much in the past 20 years, Marin has certainly changed. While we were once a haven for the counter-culture and the displaced, now only the wealthiest can live here. We are as friendly and as welcoming a community as ever, and we can do more to help those who work here every day join us in Marin.