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December 11:
PARC Meeting, 7pm
Where: Community Center, 16 Park Road (map)
Description: Special meeting

December 11:
Marijuana Panel Discussion, 6:30-8:15pm
Open to the public
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)
Description | Agenda for Joint Town Council/Planning Commission Special Meeting

December 12:
Climate Action Committee, 7pm
Where: Community Center, 16 Park Road (map)
Description: Regular monthly meeting

December 14:
Planning Commission Meeting, 7pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Description: Regular Planning Commission meeting. Open to the public. December meeting date due to holidays.
Public Hearing Notice | Agenda and Packet

December 18:
Tree Committee Meeting, 7pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Description: Regular Meeting

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Fairfax Town Council  Certifies Election Results and
Selects New Mayor and Vice Mayor for 2018

At its December 6, 2017 regular meeting, the Fairfax Town Council declared the results of the November 2017 election. Incumbents John Reed and Barbara Coler were re-elected, and former planning commissioner Bruce Ackerman was elected to his first term. The term of office for each is three years, to expire in December 2020. The Council bade a fond farewell to former Councilmember David Weinsoff, who did not seek a fourth term.

Each December, the Town Council selects a new mayor and vice mayor, rotating the positions every year among the Councilmembers. For 2018, the Council selected  Peter Lacques as Mayor, and Barbara Coler as Vice Mayor, each for a one-year term.

Marijuana Panel Discussion 

You are invited to a panel discussion on various topics related to legal cannabis, on Monday, December 11, at 6:30 pm. Click here for details.

Recently Adopted Ordinances

At their December 6th meeting, the Town Council adopted three new ordinances regarding a commercial cannabis moratorium, a new requirement to place food waste and yard waste in residential green carts,  and amendments to the smoking regulations. Click on the green links below to see a copy of each ordinance.

Ordinance No. 812, An Urgency Interim Zoning Ordinance Adopted Pursuant to Government Code Section 65858 Extending for a Period of Ten (10) Months and Fifteen (15) Days the Temporary Moratorium In All Zoning Districts on the Establishment, Creation or Expansion of Any and All Commercial Cannabis Uses, with Exceptions, Pending the Completion of Studies and the Preparation of an Update to the Town’s Municipal and Zoning Codes.

Ordinance No. 813, an Ordinance to Amend the Town Municipal Code, Chapter 8.08 (Garbage and Rubbish Disposal), Section 8.08.050 (Duties of Owners and Occupants) to Require Source Separation of Recyclable and Compostable Materials from Solid Waste.

Ordinance No. 814, an Ordinance Amending Chapter 8.44 of the Fairfax Municipal Code, Title 8, Entitled “Clean Indoor and Outdoor Air and Health Protection - Smoking Regulations” to Prohibit Smoking In Unenclosed Service Areas, Raise the Age to Purchase Tobacco Products and Require the Licensure of Tobacco Retailers to Ensure Compliance With Tobacco Control Laws.

2010-2030 General Plan

Interested in viewing the Town's General Plan and Housing Element Update? Click here.


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How do you think the Town should regulate recreational (non-medical) cannabis uses?

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.  The deadline to participate in the survey is January 2, 2018. To go to the forum, please click here.

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Town Newsletter

Interested in reading the Town Newsletter? Click here for the current issue or sign up below to receive it electronically!

New Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class   

Dec 14th (Thurs) from 8:30am – 5:30pm at the Strawberry Recreation Center in Mill Valley.  Contact Coordinator@marincountycert.org to sign up.  For more information on CERTS in Marin go to https://readymarin.org/cert/.

Fairfax Volunteers Annual Holiday Wreath-Making, Caroling and Potluck

holidayDon’t miss this festive family event!  Join us on Sunday, December 10th from 2-5 at the Women’s Club, 46 Park Road, for an afternoon of merriment!  Santa Claus will be present at 2:30 p.m. for the children.  Please bring clippers and trimmings to make a wreath.  Also, bring an appetizer, drink or dessert to share.  Main courses of lasagna and and salad will be provided, courtesy of Mauro’s Past & Pizza, Fradelizio’s, Sorella Café, Good Earth, and Ghiringhelli’s Pizza.  Thank you to our generous sponsors.  Hope to see you there! View flyer

Reduce food waste during the holidays

Zero Waste Marin works with cities and towns throughout Marin County to educate residents about reducing the amount of waste that goes into our local landfills. Check out their holiday food waste tips here, and visit ZeroWasteMarin.org for more tips to reduce waste.

Commission/Committee Vacancies

Fairfax residents are encouraged to serve on one of the many Town volunteer committees. For information on the committees, when they meet, terms of office, vacancies, and more, please visit the boards and commissions page.

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.

Save Money and the Environment

Click here to see opportunities for Fairfax Residents

  • FREE Green House Calls from Rising Sun Energy Center
  • Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing Program


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