County News Releases

2020 News Releases

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Administrator's Office
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09/22/2020County Projects $16 Million Budget Shortfall
09/17/2020County Workforce Adjusts to COVID-19 World
08/05/2020Session on Drake Boulevard History Rescheduled for August 17
07/29/2020Presentation on Drake Boulevard History Aug. 5
07/09/2020Marin Picks New Chief of Probation
06/25/2020Board Approves County Budget with Amendments
06/10/2020Board Sets Budget Hearings for June 22-24
06/04/2020More County Departments to Open Offices
06/01/2020County Departments Preparing to Open Doors
05/05/2020Federal Funds Needed to Support Local COVID-19 Efforts
05/04/2020Find a Path Back to Normalcy on MarinRecovers.com
04/30/2020Supervisors Offer Guidance on Next County Budget
04/23/2020Supervisors to Receive Budget Update
04/17/2020COVID-19 Relief Fund Boosts Rental Assistance
04/16/2020County Employees Step Up to Pandemic Challenge
03/24/2020Board Approves COVID-19 Relief Fund, Eviction Ban
03/19/2020County to Provide Emergency Tenant Protections
03/19/2020County, MCF Partner for $1 Million in COVID-19 Relief
03/17/2020County Departments Adjust to Shelter Order
03/13/2020TRUTH Act Forum Postponed
02/19/2020Deadline Extended for Nonprofit Assistance Program
01/14/2020Katie Rice Voted Board of Supervisors President
01/14/2020County Explores Backup Power Options
Agriculture, Weights & Measures
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07/30/2020Agricultural Commissioner Warns of Mysterious Seed Deliveries from China
06/17/2020Value of Marin's Agriculture Industry Up 4%
03/11/2020County Shares Stats on Consumer Protection
02/18/2020Marin Organic Certified Agriculture Captures Award
Assessor - Recorder - County Clerk
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06/26/2020County Assessment Roll Rises 4.5%
06/08/2020Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk Prepares to Reopen
05/08/2020Deadline to File Business Property Statements Extended
Board of Supervisors
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06/30/2020Openings on County Assessment Appeals Boards
05/15/2020Call-In Option Available for Supervisors Meetings
04/09/2020How to Participate Remotely in Board Meetings
03/27/2020County Offers E-Commenting for Board Meetings
03/16/2020Board of Supervisors Agenda Items Postponed
03/13/2020Board Meetings Continue with Precautions in Mind
01/17/2020Open Seat on Tam Design Review Board
Community Development
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09/22/2020County Steadfast in Prioritizing Tenant Protections
09/17/2020Census Responses Directly Assist the Vulnerable
08/27/2020No-Cost Supplies Help Residents Cut Energy Usage
08/19/2020Share Feedback on Drawdown: Marin Strategic Plan
07/30/2020Feds Boost Marin’s Ability to Protect Lives, Property
07/29/2020Homeowners Ditch Fossil Fuels for Energy Rebates
07/28/2020Eviction Moratorium OK’d Through September 30
07/16/2020Master Home Energy Efficiency with Free Webinar
07/16/2020Searching for Marin’s Census Holdouts
07/10/2020New Low-Income Senior Housing to Open in Fairfax
07/09/2020County to Consider Making Public Notice Rules For Short-Term Rentals Permanent
07/07/2020Report: Marin’s Beach Water Mostly Excellent
07/07/2020Drawdown: Marin Releases Strategic Plan
05/22/2020Eviction Moratorium Proposed through June 30
05/13/2020Federal Funding Cleared to Reach Marin Recipients
05/08/2020Prepare for Power Shutoffs Through Webinar
04/30/2020Postcard Reminders are Next Phase of Census
04/28/2020County Helps Prevent Displacement of Renters
04/14/2020Board Chooses Developers for West Marin Housing
04/09/2020County Poised to Advance Affordable Housing Project
04/03/2020Sheltering Order Changes Permitting Process
03/04/20202020 Census Info Coming in Mail Soon
03/03/2020Online Resources Compiled for Renters, Landlords
02/27/2020Fairfax Affordable Housing Gets County Assistance
02/19/2020Tell Us Your Accessory Dwelling Unit Story
02/18/2020Medicinal Cannabis License Request Heads to Board
02/14/2020Low-Income Housing Complex for Seniors to Debut
02/14/2020Insuring Good Design of Multifamily Housing
02/13/2020County Seeks Balance on San Geronimo Valley Policy
02/12/2020Board Approves Analysis on Fair Housing
02/12/2020Supervisors Approve Fee Hike
02/04/2020Get Involved at Climate Action Plan Workshop
01/29/2020County Code Updated for Accessory Dwelling Units
01/14/2020More Enticements for Accessory Dwelling Units
01/13/2020West Marin Housing to Benefit from Tax Revenue
01/13/2020Workshop, Partnerships Roll Out for 2020 Census
01/07/2020Nonprofits Invited to Apply for Federal Grants
County Counsel
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09/10/2020Board to Reaffirm Support for Immigrant Community
08/18/2020County Takes Action to Protect its Coast
Cultural Services
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07/06/2020Drive-Thru Food Fair Comes to Fairgrounds
05/05/2020County Fair Competitions, Activities Go Virtual
04/15/20202020 Marin County Fair Canceled
03/02/2020Headliner Concerts Announced for Marin County Fair – The Soaring 2020s
02/04/2020Fair Staff ‘Over the Moon’ About Awards
01/09/2020County Fair Theme: The Soaring 2020s
Department of Finance
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09/25/2020Property Tax Bills on Their Way
05/21/2020Property Tax Penalty Relief Continues
04/21/2020Penalty Waivers Provide Relief for Taxpayers
04/02/2020More Answers about Property Taxes Now Online
03/25/2020Property Taxes Remain Due by April 10
District Attorney
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07/24/2020Charges to be Dropped Against San Quentin Inmate
07/15/2020Online Chat on High-Profile Human Trafficking Case
07/13/2020District Attorney Teams Up to Win $1M Settlement
06/01/2020District Attorney Offers Message of Unity
04/08/2020DA Warns Retailers about Price Gouging
02/27/2020Contractor Suspected of Fraud Served Arrest Warrant
01/31/2020On Super Bowl Sunday, Avoid a Yellow Flag and Designate a Sober Driver
01/10/2020How Can Residents Help Stop Human Trafficking?
Elections
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09/28/2020Checklist Helps Voters Prepare for Election
09/18/2020Spotlight Shining on Voter Registration Campaign
09/14/2020Seats Open on Several Special District Boards
09/03/2020Several Key Changes for General Election
08/07/2020November Ballot Includes Several Local Measures
07/06/2020Candidate Filing Opens for November Election
05/11/2020Marin Prepares for November Election Adjustments
04/03/2020March Primary Election Certified Despite Coronavirus
03/13/2020Elections Closes In on Finishing Ballot Counting
03/06/2020Registrar: 39,000 Votes Yet to be Tallied
02/27/2020On Election Night, Watch for Results Online
02/20/2020Elections Department to Open Saturday, February 29
02/10/2020Voting Underway for March 3 Election
01/24/2020Presidential Primary Election Coming March 3
Farm Advisor
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02/05/2020Apply for Wildlife Conservation, Education Grants
Health & Human Services
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09/25/2020Timely Alternatives for Safe & Fun Holidays
09/24/2020Prevent Misuse of Drugs During Challenging Times
09/17/2020World Got You Down? There is Hope. There is Help.
09/15/2020Marin Moves to Tier 2 of Economic Reopening
09/08/2020State Holds Marin At Tier 1 COVID-19 Risk Status
09/08/2020Marin Stands Together to Support Essential Workers
09/04/2020Marin Moves to Tier 2 COVID-19 Risk Status
09/04/2020Excessive Heat Prompts Public Health Caution
09/03/2020Bay Area Health Officials Offer Tips for Not Spreading COVID-19 During Labor Day Weekend
09/03/2020Medical Providers, Facilities Recruited to Help with COVID-19 Testing
09/03/202015 Marin Schools Cleared to Open September 8
09/01/2020New Ways to Report Business Violations of County Health Order
08/28/2020State’s Virus Plan Opens Doors for Marin County
08/27/2020Get to Know a COVID-19 Contact Tracing Volunteer
08/21/2020Marin Lodging Facilities Allowed to Reopen to Tourists
08/21/2020More Free Restaurant Meals on Way to Older Adults
08/20/2020Wildfire Smoke Prompts Local Health Advisory
08/15/2020Marin Opens Cooling Center During Heatwave
08/12/2020Marin Revises Restrictions on Childcare and Youth Programs
08/10/2020Some Personal Service Businesses Can Reopen Outdoors
08/04/2020State Outlines Criteria for Waivers Allowing Classroom Instruction & Guidance for Youth Sports
07/29/2020County Transitions its Information and Assistance Line
07/28/2020Public Health Finds Partner for COVID-19 Tracing
07/23/2020Health Technology Company Partners with County on COVID-19 Testing
07/22/2020State Outlines Path to Resume Classroom Learning
07/22/2020Public Health Ends Local Ban on Reusable Bags
07/20/2020Countywide Health Order Enforcement Up for Consideration
07/15/2020Delay Recommended for In-Classroom Learning
07/13/2020Some Indoor Businesses Close Due to COVID Spike
07/05/2020Indoor Restaurant Dining Halted Due to COVID-19
07/03/2020Marin County Placed on Governor’s Watch List
07/02/2020Health Officers: Stay Home, Stay Safe on Fourth of July
07/01/2020Virtual Options Expanded for Mental Health Services
06/26/2020Marin Adjusts June 29 Business Reopening Lineup
06/19/2020“Social Bubbles” Allow Safe Small Group Gatherings
06/19/2020Guidance Now Available for June 29 Phase of Reopenings
06/18/2020Guidelines Released for Schools to Resume in Fall
06/11/2020New Guidelines Allow Indoor Retail, Home Cleaning
06/05/2020New Guidelines Allow Outdoor Faith, Cultural Services to Proceed
06/01/2020Health Officers Pledge Ongoing Partnership During COVID-19
05/29/2020New Orders for Parks and Short-Term Lodging
05/29/2020Additional Businesses Greenlighted for June 1 Reopening
05/26/2020Public Health Urges COVID-19 Test for All Workers
05/22/2020Marin Calls for Responsible Recreation Over Holiday
05/22/2020Marin Issues Summer Camp Opening Guidelines
05/21/2020Vigilance Needed to Fend Off COVID-19 Scammers
05/20/2020Additional Food Relief Available During COVID-19
05/18/2020Progress on COVID-19 Indicators, and Next Steps for Reopening
05/15/2020Parking Restrictions to Loosen at Some Rec Areas
05/14/2020Guidance Coming Soon for Reopening Businesses
05/13/2020Memorial Day Ceremony Goes Virtual
05/11/2020Foster Youths Need Welcoming Homes in Marin
05/11/2020Hit ‘Pause,’ Assess Mental Health During COVID-19
05/07/2020Marin, Other Jurisdictions Eye Responsible Reopening Plans
05/07/2020New Program Provides Free Restaurant Meals to Older Adults
05/02/2020COVID-19 Data Shared on New Webpage
05/01/2020New COVID-19 Test Site for San Rafael’s Canal Area
05/01/2020Senior Care Sites a Prime Focus in COVID-19 Response
04/29/2020Regional Shelter-in-Place Orders Extended as Some Rules Ease
04/28/2020County Goal: Getting Help to the Most Vulnerable
04/27/2020Update on Extension and Revisions to Shelter-in-Place Orders
04/23/2020Child Abuse Tends to Spike in Times of Crisis
04/17/2020New Health Order Requires Face Coverings
04/14/2020Local Sewing Group has Marin Covered
04/09/2020Marin Issues Restrictions For Short-Term Rentals
04/07/2020County and Hospitals Prepare for Surge
04/07/2020School Campuses Closed for Remainder of Academic Year
04/03/2020Public Health Releases Guidance on Face Coverings
04/01/2020Emergency Childcare Now Offered to Essential Workers
04/01/2020Food Resources Available for Vulnerable Populations
03/31/2020Updated Stay-at-Home & Parks Closure Orders Issued
03/27/2020Marin Announces First COVID-19 Death
03/25/2020School Closures Extended Through May 1
03/24/2020Labs to Report More Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Data
03/23/2020Public Health Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19
03/22/2020All Marin Parks to be Closed Amid COVID-19 Spread
03/21/2020Visitors Pack Coastal Marin Despite Order
03/18/2020New Shopping Hours Recommended for Seniors
03/16/2020Marin, 6 Other Jurisdictions Order Residents to Stay Home
03/14/2020Marin Confirms Community Transmission of COVID-19
03/13/2020Classes Suspended to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19
03/11/2020Marin Confirms Additional COVID-19 Cases
03/09/2020New Recommendations for Indoor Events in Marin
03/09/2020Marin Confirms First In-County Case of COVID-19
03/07/2020COVID-19 Hotline Created for Community Questions
03/03/2020Marin Proclaims Health & Local Emergencies
02/27/2020Coronavirus Patient from Travis Isolated at Local Hospital
02/13/2020Marin Scores Well in Lung Health Report Card
02/07/2020County’s Suicide Prevention Plan Brought to Light
01/30/2020County Unveils its Age-Friendly Action Plan
01/29/2020Public Health Monitors Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
Human Resources
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03/02/2020Human Rights Commission Honors Humanitarians
01/16/2020Volunteers and Interns Thanked by Supervisors
Information Services And Technology
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05/21/2020Canal Neighborhood to Receive WiFi Boosts
01/29/2020State Association Honors County for Info Security
Marin County Fire Department
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09/25/2020Red Flag Warning in Effect for Marin County
08/23/2020Woodward Fire Basecamp Relocates to San Geronimo
08/22/2020Firefighters Rescued by Sonoma County Sheriff Helicopter
08/22/2020Red Flag Warning in Effect for Marin County
08/20/2020Woodward Fire Continues to Burn in West Marin
08/18/2020Wildfire Burns in Point Reyes National Seashore
08/15/2020Red Flag Warning in Effect for Marin County
07/01/2020Electronic Signage to Reinforce Holiday Warnings
06/28/2020Red Flag Warning in Effect for Marin County
06/26/2020County Encourages Fun, Non-Combustible Holiday
05/12/2020Amid COVID-19, Remember Wildfire Preparedness, Too
04/13/2020Extra Steps Taken on Cleanliness of Marin’s Emergency Vehicles
03/23/2020State Grants Assist with Wildfire Prevention
02/14/2020Life-Saving App Debuts in Marin County
Marin County Free Library
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04/23/2020Library Focuses on Equity During Pandemic
02/18/2020Speaker Series Commemorates Voting Rights
Marin County Parks
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02/25/2020County Completes Purchase of Bayside Property
01/16/2020Parks Eliminating Barriers for Local Visitors
Probation
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09/29/2020Probation Conducts DUI Compliance Check
08/08/2020‘Virtual Interns’ Learn about County Careers
05/08/2020Online Internships Available for Young People
04/03/2020Probation Staff Deploys Extra Safety Precautions
03/05/2020Young People Invited to Apply for Internships
01/31/2020Three Arrests in DUI Offender Compliance Check
Public Defender
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01/10/2020Public Panel on Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Public Works
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09/24/2020Sustainability Planning Update Coming for Muir Woods
09/01/2020Coastal Cleanup Day Upgraded to All Month Long
08/20/2020Popular West Marin Road to be Repaved
08/19/2020San Anselmo Flood Project Construction to Begin
08/06/2020Marin Center Exhibit Hall to Undergo Upgrades
06/24/2020County Installs Tech to Improve Crosswalk Safety
06/23/2020Novato Creeks Due for Sediment Removal
06/22/2020Online Workshops Set for Corte Madera Creek
06/04/2020County to Provide Update on Backup Power Efforts
05/28/20208.2 Miles of Pavement to Undergo Maintenance
05/27/2020Virtual Meeting June 3 for Drake Boulevard Project
05/07/2020Work Starts Soon on Drake Boulevard Rehabilitation
05/05/2020Tomales Fire Station Renovation Complete
04/27/2020Two Road Repair Projects Near Mt. Tam Set to Begin
01/28/2020Two Road Safety Projects Funded by Federal Grant
01/16/2020Point San Pedro Road Retaining Wall to be Repaired
01/06/2020High Tides Expected During January and February
Sheriff
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08/18/2020Potential For Rotating Power Outages In Marin This Week