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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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The Fairfax Farmers Market is Back! Wednesdays, from 4 to 8 pm, in Bolinas Park.

Everyone’s favorite market will once again be in the Park on Bolinas Road, with farmers, food vendors, a jumpy, and more. Come get farm fresh produce, enjoy a picnic dinner, linger with friends and neighbors under the redwoods, and enjoy our beautiful community.

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

Draft 2015 Housing Element Update Submitted to HCD

On March 18, 2015, the Town Council updated and approved the draft 2015 Housing Element for submission to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The following documents have been submitted to HCD: 

Please feel free to submit any comments regarding the draft by April 24th, to jmoore@townoffairfax.org.

Certified Housing Element

The Housing Element in the General Plan was amended and adopted on October 22, 2013, and subsequently certified by the State of California. On September 17, 2014, it was amended again. Click the following links to read the documents:

New Ordinances

The Town Council adopted two new ordinances at their March 4th meeting. Ordinance No. 785 amends the former sign ordinance to include two categories of non-commercial signs: those that require a permit and those that do not. Revisions were kept to a minimum to simply address political and noncommercial signs. Ordinance No. 787  is zoning ordinance to amend the Highway Commercial (“CH”) zone to create controls for formula based businesses.

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Financing Program

PACE is an affordable, long-term financing option for Fairfax homeowners and commercial property owners 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. Property owners receive 100% financing of improvement costs that can be repaid on their property taxes. No up-front cash investment is required. This special assessment on your property tax bill stays with the property in the event of sale. To learn more, please visit Fairfax’s authorized provider at https://californiafirst.org or call (844) 589-7953. 

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May 6:
Community Farmers Market, 4pm – 8pm
Where: Bolinas Park at corner of Elsie Lane and Bolinas Road
Description: Seasonal Farmers Market offering fruit, vegetables and organic products from local farms and food booths, music and children's entertainment. Tables for enjoying your meal!

May 6:
Town Council Meeting, 7pm – 10pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Description: Regular meeting. Open to the public.
Watch it live! On Comcast Channel 27 or AT&T Channel 99
Or on your computer (click here)
Agenda and Packet

May 7:
Ross Valley Seniors Meeting, 11:00am – 1:45pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Description: Regular meeting, lunch and High Tea celebrating Mother's Day! Bring your favorite tea cup and story about the cup. Wear your high tea hat!

May 7:
Film and Water Panel hosted by Sustainable Fairfax,
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)

May 11:
Special Planning Commission Meeting, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Description: Meet to consider and discuss the proposed 2015 update to the Housing Element of the Fairfax General Plan. The 2015 update plans for an eight-year period (2015-2023), and seeks to fulfill the Town's legal requirements, including accommodating the Town's regional housing needs allocation. DescriptionFilm night and panel discussion. Educating community about drought and actions to take.

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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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Fairfax On-Line Civic Engagement Platform

Fairfax recently launched an on-line forum (run by Peak Democracy) where you can provide public input on particular topics, as well as read what others are saying. The first topic, which is now closed, was a Pilot Residential Parking Permit System. To see the topic and its outcome, please  click here.

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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.

Take Back Day and Free Compost - Fairfax Residents only

Saturday, May 2 from 10 to 4, Pavilion parking lot. Fairfax Residents only- come drop off:

  • Electronics Waste
  • Paper  for Free Shredding
  • CFL bulbs and batteries
  • Expanded polystyrene
Free compost will be available to take home, for non-commercial use. For more details, please see the flyer.

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.

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.

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.  

Smart Meter Update

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

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

MERA Citizens Oversight Committee

The Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA) is accepting applications for a new volunteer Citizens Oversight Committee to review the expenditure of parcel tax revenues. For information about the committee and how to apply, please visit www.meraonline.org.

Commission/Committee Vacancies

Planning Commission
Terms of Office:
Full 4-year term to 12-31-18 (2 vacancies)
Remainder of term to 2-28-17 (1 vacancy)

Parks and Recreation Commission
Terms of Office:
Unexpired term to 3-31-18 (1 vacancy)
Full 4-year term (1 vacancy)

Fairfax Open Space Committee
Term of Office: 4 years

Volunteer Board
Term of Office: Unexpired term to 4-30-16

Tree Committee
At-large member (2 vacancies)

Vacancies are effective immediately unless otherwise noted above. Applicants are expected to attend one committee meeting prior to applying. Please click here for information.

Applications are available at Town Hall, 142 Bolinas Road, or online.

 

 
 
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