Thursday, February 15, 2018

Please Take a Moment and Make a Call

Ask for some legislation to reduce the amount of assault rifles in the public domain, perhaps coupled with a buy back program? Thoughts and prayers are nice, but it is time for some action.
 #dosomethingaboutit : Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121

New scripts up on Amplify - gun control, infrastructure, immigration.
When we last met w. Sen. Feinstein's staff, they told us that the number of calls has dropped significantly. THEY COUNT THEM. CALL. You can make a difference and it takes almost no effort.
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Monday, February 12, 2018

Fwd: Candidate Filing Opens for June Election

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County of Marin News Release

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Candidate Filing Opens for June Election
Nominations accepted through March 9
San Rafael, CA – The nomination period has opened for federal, state and local offices in the June 5, 2018, Statewide Direct Primary Election. The nomination period started February 12 and ends at 5 p.m. Friday, March 9, with an extension to Wednesday, March 14, if an incumbent officeholder does not file.
Seats open for nomination include:
  • United States Senator, U.S. Representative in Congress
  • California State Assembly Member, California State Senator;
  • State Constitutional Offices: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Controller, State Treasurer, State Board of Equalization, State Insurance Commissioner, State Attorney General, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Superior Court Judges – Offices 1, 2, and 3
  • County Board of Supervisors – Districts 1 and 5
  • County Offices: Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk, District Attorney, Sheriff/Coroner, County Superintendent of Schools
  • Almonte Sanitary District, Sanitary District No. 1
  • Belvedere City Council, Corte Madera Town Council, Mill Valley City Council, Ross Town Council (municipal candidates must file nomination documents with their respective city clerk).
Candidates may pick up and file nomination papers at the Marin County Elections Department, Suite 121, Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. The hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and until 5 p.m. Friday, March 9.
Candidates can submit an application form at Find it under "forms" on the page's Featured Links.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The deadline to register to vote in this election is Monday, May 21.
For more information about offices, terms and qualifications, call Dan Miller, Candidate Services, at 415-473-6437, or go to Follow the Elections Department on Facebook.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mill Valley City Council Votes for Local Control, Agrees to Draft Letter of Opposition to SB 827/828

Thank you to everyone who spoke up in opposition to SB 827/828, which would silence local voices and erode the character of our small town.

Discussion starts at around 1:19:00

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Fwd: January Newsletter

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Dear 4th District Resident and Friend: 

I hope this email finds you well. Attached to this email you will find my first newsletter of 2018. Please take a moment to read it. You can access the document by clicking on the link below:

Dennis Rodoni, 4th District 
Marin County Board of Supervisors 

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Fwd: Horizon Flyer

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fwd: Project at Old Seminary Site Being Brought to Board

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County of Marin News Release
Project at Old Seminary Site Being Brought to Board
Owner would like to make improvements to Strawberry campus
San Rafael, CA – The owner of a former theological seminary property in unincorporated Strawberry is appealing to the Marin County Board of Supervisors to extend an existing Master Plan and for the County to proceed with studying the environmental impacts from a new application seeking to redevelop the site. The Board is conducting a 1:30 p.m. hearing on the matter during its December 12 meeting.
A Master Plan extension would give the County sufficient time to process the new application and start preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) for the new application for the former Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary property. The new property owner, North Coast Land Holdings, proposes 304 housing units and a graduate school, replacing the seminary, of about 1,000 students. 
In October, the Marin County Planning Commission voted not to extend the property's 1984 Master Plan and to suspend further work on an EIR for the new application.
Some neighbors in Strawberry are opposed to the proposed property improvements. A local private high school, the Branson School in Ross, initially expressed interest in relocating to the old seminary site but rescinded its proposal earlier this year.
The property has 211 dwellings, built mostly in the 1950s. The new owner's plans call for a total of 304 housing units, including 93 new units and replacement of 198 of the existing units. The owner is seeking amendments to the Master Plan and the Strawberry Community Plan to not restrict use of the housing exclusively to students, staff, and faculty so that they may be rented to the public.  
The public may review the staff report on the County's website. The 1:30 p.m. hearing will take place in the Board chamber, Suite 330 of the Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. All sessions of the Board of Supervisors may be watched live on Comcast Channel 27 or on the County's webcast. Sign up to receive emailed County updates about the North Coast Land Holdings project (filed under Community Development and "Current Projects.")
All public meetings and events sponsored or conducted by the County of Marin are held at accessible sites. If you are a person with a disability and require information or materials in alternative formats – or if you require accommodation to participate in a county program, service or activity – please contact department staff at (415) 473-7331 or (415) 473-4381 (voice/TTY) or e-mail
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Fwd: REMINDER: You're Invited to the Muir Woods meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28th at 6:00 pm

Date: Nov 27, 2017 10:33 AM
Subject: REMINDER: You're Invited to the Muir Woods meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28th at 6:00 pm


Marin Public Meeting | November 28 
Muir Woods Parking & Shuttle Reservation System & MOU Update

Join the National Park Service and the County of Marin next week on Tuesday, November 28 for a public meeting to discuss the Muir Woods parking and shuttle reservation system. The reservation system, launching January 16, 2018, is designed to improve the visitor experience and enhance the protection of park resources. Updates on the NPS/County of Marin Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and other Redwood Creek Watershed projects will also be provided.

Meeting Details

Join online with Marin TV Livestream:
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
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Join in person:
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Tam Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Avenue, Mill Valley
RSVP requested but not required, please click here


6:00 - 6:30 pm         Open House Stations
6:30 - 6:45 pm         Opening Remarks / MOU Update 
6:45 - 7:15 pm         Reservation System Updates
7:15 - 7:30 pm         Question & Answer 
7:30 - 8:00 pm         Open House Stations

Open house stations will provide information on the parking and shuttle reservation system, vegetation management, Coho salmon, and more!

Maureen Parton
Aide to Supervisor Kathrin Sears
County of Marin, Third District
3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 329
San Rafael, CA 94903

Phone: 415.473.7331

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Tam Design Review Board Recap

Dear Neighbors:
The Tam Design Review Board met last night. Thankfully, it was held in the Homestead Valley community room, to make it easier for concerned Homestead citizens to attend.
However, the meeting was held on a Thursday, instead of the usual TDRB meeting night, which is a Wednesday.
There may be practical reasons for this, but I cannot help but notice that Thursday is 72 hours after the announcement of the meeting on Monday.
To have the meeting on Wednesday, while noticing us on Monday, would have been in violation of the Brown Act.
To give us any more advance notice would risk more community involvement.

My takeaways from the meeting:
1) the Tam Design Review Board is an architectural advisory committee
2) TDRB Board members stated that public comments made at the meeting (objections to scale, percentage of lot, 6000+ additional square feet, reduction in public access to playground, more) may not be noted in their minutes.
3) Board members stated that citizens who want their voices heard regarding this project, who want their statements on the public record, should write to the planner directly.
You may send the planner a message through the project link below.
4) members of the Board noted that the proposed design is "urban" and does not fit in with the neighborhood's semi rural character
5) a member of the Board then stated that the new proposed buildings fit with the newer building already on the site (2005 expansion) and then the rest agreed.

I strongly urge you contact the planner directly, as soon as possible. A community is a reflection of the people who choose to participate in its development (or preservation.)

Time constraints and personal responsibility prevent me from documenting this project as closely as I covered the Evergreen debacle. I learned many lessons during that time, the main one being that life isn't fair sometimes and that some people just do not know the meaning of the word "enough."

I hold no ill will toward anyone, but my heart feels sorrow for those who will never understand that time is the greatest gift we can give to the people we love.

Gates keep people out, but they also keep people in. Think about it.

To subscribe to the updates for this project,  visit this link and then choose the "subscribe to this page" link in the upper right hand corner of the page. 

Sincerely and Respectfully,
Mari Tamburo