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2018 News Releases

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Administrator's Office
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12/11/2018Participate in County’s Online Resident Survey
12/03/2018Forum on TRUTH Act Scheduled for December 6
11/01/2018County Prepares to Issue Resident Survey
09/11/2018County Communications Earn National Awards
06/20/2018Supervisors Approve County’s Annual Budget
06/14/2018Board Prepares to Vote on Annual Budget
06/01/2018Proposed Budget of $590 Million Heads to Board
05/02/2018County Hires New Information Services Director
04/18/2018County Captures State Awards for Communications
04/10/2018Whooping Cough Returns to Marin
04/03/2018Supervisors Approve Budget Reductions and Emphasize Key Priorities for 2018-19
03/19/2018County’s Budget Hearings Start March 26
02/22/2018Employees Raise More than $81,000 for Charities
01/31/2018New County Report Assesses Past Year, Looks Ahead
Agriculture, Weights & Measures
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11/28/2018Problematic Citrus Insect Detected in Novato
06/19/2018Marin’s Livestock and Crops Slip 10% in Value
03/13/2018County Shines Spotlight on Consumer Protection
Assessor - Recorder - County Clerk
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12/06/2018Possible Tax Relief for Domestic Partners
06/18/2018County Assessment Roll Climbs 5.4 Percent
Board of Supervisors
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12/10/2018Supervisors Seek Agricultural Representative for Committee
11/15/2018Deadline Approaches for Appeals on Assessments
11/01/2018Expert Sought on Environment, HazMat, Waste
10/29/2018Alto Sanitary District Board Has Open Seat
10/08/2018Board of Supervisors Takes Stances on Statewide Propositions
10/02/2018Seats Open on Two Utility District Boards
08/21/2018Open Seat for ‘Poor and Needy’ Representative
07/23/2018Vacancy on Disaster and Citizens Corps Council
07/10/2018Assessment Appeals Boards have Openings
07/05/2018Board Hosts Workshop on Workforce & Economy
06/06/2018Several Openings on Human Rights Commission
06/04/2018Openings on County Assessment Appeals Boards
04/27/2018County, Community Take Hard Look at Equity
04/06/2018Board to Devote Workshop to Sustainability
03/01/2018Apply for Seat on Strawberry Design Review Board
02/20/2018What Marin Can Learn from Wildfires, Mudslides
02/15/2018Openings on Tamalpais Design Review Board
01/10/2018Damon Connolly Takes Reins as Board President
Child Support Services
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08/01/2018Reduce the Stress of Child Support
Community Development
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11/27/2018Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance Heads to Board
10/24/2018Appeal to Nonprofits: Come Build Affordable Homes
10/02/2018Join the County’s Fair Housing Assessment
10/01/2018Application Period Opens for Federal Grants
09/27/2018Planning Commission to Review Local Coastal Plan
09/13/2018County to Further Explore Just Cause for Eviction
09/07/2018How New Short-Term Rental Rules Will Work
08/24/2018Chances to Learn About Just Cause for Eviction
08/22/2018Energy Watch Partnership Leads to Cash Savings
08/09/2018Landlord Incentives Programs Renewed with County’s Local Partners
08/07/2018Short-Term Rental Rules Adopted by Board
07/13/2018Board to Discuss Revised Short-Term Rental Rules
07/13/2018Next Steps Discussed for Coast Guard Property
06/15/2018Board Receives Update on Fair Housing in Marin
06/13/2018Discussion About Coast Guard Housing Continues
06/12/2018County Assists Senior Low-Income Housing Deal
06/08/2018Progress Report on Fair Housing Policy Set for June 12
06/07/2018Banner Year for Beach Water Quality in Marin
05/25/2018Applications Being Accepted for Medicinal Cannabis Retailers
05/23/2018Learn About Climate Change at a Farmers Market
05/22/2018County Contributes to Senior Low-Income Housing
04/05/2018Public Meeting April 30 About Former Coast Guard Site
04/02/2018County All In For Earth Day Stinson Beach
03/30/2018Upgrade Energy Efficiencies in Home, Get a Rebate
03/28/2018Sea-Level Rise Planners Capture National Award
03/22/2018County Fine-Tuning its Local Coastal Plan
03/13/2018County’s Green Building Requirements Enhanced
03/06/2018County Resets Options on Short-Term Rental Rules
02/09/2018Fees Proposed for Medicinal Cannabis Licensing
02/08/2018New Short-Term Rental Rules Go to Supervisors
01/31/2018Mediators Poised to Help with Rental Disputes
County Counsel
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10/31/2018County Joins Court Action on 5G Technology
08/09/2018County’s Key Planning Document to be Updated
05/18/2018Marin Opposes U.S. Immigration Policy in Court
05/09/2018County Sues Big Pharma for Overmarketing Opioids
04/30/2018Former SEC Official Debunks Fossil Fuel Industry Misinformation
Cultural Services
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08/30/2018County to Create Arts and Culture Master Plan
08/23/2018Connecting Frank Lloyd Wright to Marin Classrooms
07/05/2018County Fair Sets Fourth of July Attendance Record
06/28/2018Marin County Fair Prepares for Grand Opening
06/25/2018Shuttle Service Cheap and Easy for County Fair
06/12/2018Getting Ready for Fair’s Five-Day Run of Fun
03/15/2018Headliner Concerts Unveiled for County Fair
02/02/2018Marin County Fair Earns Distinguished Awards
Department of Finance
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12/04/2018First Installment of Property Taxes Due December 10
11/16/2018New Policy on Short-Term Rental Taxes
11/07/2018County Goes Online with Transient Occupancy Tax
10/01/2018Property Tax Bills Arriving in Mailboxes Soon
07/17/2018West Marin Occupancy Tax Hearing Set for July 31
03/26/2018Second Installment of Property Taxes Due
District Attorney
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10/29/2018District Attorney Issues Statement on Policies, Practices
06/07/2018Marin Joins Lawsuit Against Toddler Formula Firms
05/18/2018DA’s Office Assists in State Cybercrime Charges
04/17/2018DA Assists State in Filing Price Gouging Charges
02/01/2018DA’s Office Strengthens Stand Against Bullying
01/23/2018Marin on High Alert for Human Trafficking
Elections
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12/12/2018What We Learned About Local Election Results
11/30/2018With All Votes Recorded, Election is Certified
11/26/2018Elections Staff Waiting on Signature Verifications
11/16/201813,000 Votes Left to Count in November 6 Election
11/09/2018Registrar: About 47,000 Votes Still to Tally
10/29/2018Elections Office to Open Saturday, November 3
10/26/2018Check Online for Election Results on November 6
10/22/2018Ready to Vote? Lots of Election Info Available
10/16/2018Registrar Alerts Voters to Confusing Election Promos
10/11/2018Voting Underway for November 6 Election
10/05/2018Register 5 Marin Program Gains Momentum
09/26/2018Voter Registration Now Part of DMV Process
09/17/2018Preparing Voters for November 6 General Election
09/14/2018Take the Challenge to Help Voter Registration
08/13/2018November Ballot Includes Several Local Measures
07/12/2018Candidate Filing Opens for November Election
07/09/2018Spotlight on Disability Voter Registration
06/27/2018June 5 Election Results Official: Turnout 56%
06/22/2018Unofficial June 5 Primary Results Complete
06/20/2018Election Tally Expected to Wrap Up Friday
06/15/20188,500 Votes Left to Count in Primary Election
06/13/2018Vote-by-Mail Count Nears Completion
06/08/2018Registrar: About 49,000 Votes Yet to be Tallied
05/25/2018Check Online for Election Results on June 5
05/21/2018Audio Recordings of Ballot Measures Are Available
05/14/2018Voting Underway for June 5 Election
05/08/2018Manual Tally Set for May 8 Special Election
04/26/2018Watch Your Mailbox for June Election Materials
04/18/2018Registration Deadline April 23 on Dixie Schools Vote
04/16/2018Poll Workers Crucial to Democratic Process
03/28/2018Ballots Coming Soon for May 8 Special Election
03/12/2018Arguments Due for Local Measures on June Ballot
03/05/2018Manual Tally Set for March 6 Election
02/12/2018Dixie School District Election Called for May 8
02/12/2018Candidate Filing Opens for June Election
02/09/2018Register by February 19 to Vote March 6
01/25/2018Ballots Coming Soon for March 6 Special Election
Farm Advisor
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02/05/2018Wildlife Conservation, Education Grants Available
Health & Human Services
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12/07/2018Resource Families Needed for Most Vulnerable Kids
11/19/2018County, Homeward Bound Partner on Shelter Needs
11/09/2018Public Health Cautions Marin About Wildfire Smoke
11/06/2018Flavored Tobacco and Vaping Products Banned
10/25/2018County Considers Ban on Flavored Tobacco and Vaping Products
10/24/2018Collaboration Key to Reducing Marin Homelessness
10/23/2018Coast Guard Rear Admiral is Veterans Day Speaker
10/17/2018Help Fight the Opioid Crisis by Purging Unused Meds
10/12/2018Homelessness is Next Board Workshop Topic
10/10/2018Local Leaders Mobilizing Against Immigration Changes
10/09/2018Marin Celebrates State’s Safe Medication Disposal Bill
09/27/2018Food Assistance Programs at Risk
09/27/2018Free Flu Vaccines Available Starting October 2
09/21/2018Alarming New Data on Youth Vaping in Marin
09/19/2018Marin Launches New Mental Health Program
09/10/2018County Considers Ban on Flavored Tobacco and Vaping Products
09/05/2018County Officially Earns ‘Age Friendly’ Designation
08/31/2018Public Forum on Fentanyl, Heroin, Other Opioids
07/02/2018Benefits Desk Has New Hours, Phone Number
05/30/2018‘Don’t Miss a Beat’ When Someone Needs Help
05/29/2018County Eyes New Recruits at Community Job Fair
05/10/2018Helicopter Door Gunner to Speak at Memorial Day
05/07/2018Strong Need for Resource Families in Marin
05/03/2018Rare Insight into Those Living with Mental Illness
04/20/2018Purge that Medicine Cabinet for Safety’s Sake
04/04/2018Forum Focused on Treating Pain Without Opioids
03/21/2018Tuberculosis Not Yet a Thing of the Past
03/14/2018Marin Regains Ranking as Healthiest County in State
03/13/2018One Person Hospitalized with Shellfish Poisoning
03/07/2018Public Health Warning for Shellfish Toxins
02/26/2018Vaccinate Your Cat for Rabies
02/13/2018Valentine’s Reminder: Condoms Show You Care
01/12/2018Flu Surges in Marin County Emergency Departments
Human Resources
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06/30/2018Labor Deal Reached, Employee Strike Averted
06/29/2018County Reaches Terms with 3 Labor Groups
06/27/2018Services to be Interrupted by County Labor Strike
06/26/2018County Prepares for Labor Strike Starting July 1
05/09/2018Board Celebrates Outstanding Volunteer, Intern
Information Services And Technology
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11/29/2018Broadband Service Lighting Up Nicasio
07/13/2018New Data on Makeup of County Workforce Now Online
05/14/2018Hard Evidence on Sustainability Progress Now Online
05/10/2018Nicasio Gets Broadband; Funding Win for Bolinas
02/27/2018County Shares Trove of Online Crime Statistics
Marin County Fire Department
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10/08/2018North Bay Fires Anniversary a Stark Reminder
09/24/2018Red Flag Warning in Effect for Marin County
09/19/2018Red Flag Warning in Effect for Marin County
09/12/2018Irving Fire Closer to Containment
09/11/2018Evacuation Order Lifted for Irving Fire
09/11/2018Board Hears ‘Lessons Learned’ from 2017 Wildfires
08/28/2018Fire Agencies Douse Fairfax Townhome Fire, Wildfire
07/27/2018Three Marin Firefighters Being Treated for Burns
07/26/2018Personnel Ties Proposed for Two Fire Agencies
06/22/2018Remember the Embers: Fireworks Are Illegal Here
05/01/2018Open Burning On Hold in Marin
04/14/2018Marin County Fire Ambulance Involved in Collision
01/11/2018Marin Rescue Team Deployed to Montecito Mudslide
01/02/2018Ban on Open Burning to be Lifted in Marin
Marin County Free Library
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12/07/2018Pop-Up Library Opens at Northgate Mall
11/13/2018Novato Library Branch to Close for HVAC Project
07/03/2018Kids: Library has Summer Challenges for You
04/18/2018County’s Top Librarian Receives National Award
01/19/2018One Book One Marin Goal is Political Understanding
Marin County Parks
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11/18/2018Unhealthy Air Quality Leads to Park Closures
11/14/2018Parks Announces Settlement on Trail Project
11/07/2018Nest Sculpture Attracts Visitors to County Park
09/18/2018Ag Easement Secured at Tomales Bay Property
09/11/2018Volunteers Needed for Coastal Cleanup Day
08/30/2018Grant to Provide More Fire Safety for Pacheco Valle
08/16/2018Parks Pursues Addition to Mount Burdell Preserve
08/10/2018Open Space Road and Trails Public Workshop August 25
08/01/2018County to Showcase Human-Sized ‘Nest’
07/05/2018Parks Offers Chance to Learn & Test Ride an E-Bike
04/27/2018‘Broom Service’ Are Pest Management Champions
03/27/2018Have You Herd? Goats to Graze in Open Space
03/21/2018County to Consider Interim Golf Vendor for San Geronimo
03/16/2018Another Ranch Preserved Through Easement
03/08/2018Proposed Road and Trail Projects Up for Review
01/26/2018Parks Seeks Use Agreement for San Geronimo Land
01/23/2018Point Reyes Station Ranch Saved from Development
01/18/2018Parks’ Partnership Program Rolls into Fifth Year
01/11/2018Open Space to Count Trail Users with Digital Devices
Probation
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11/29/2018Emotional Tribute Set for Successful Probationers
10/31/2018Offenders Receive Unannounced Compliance Checks
09/19/20181 Arrest in County Probation DUI Sweep
08/10/2018Youth Employment Program Brightens Futures
08/03/2018Probation Enhances Supervision of DUI Offenders
04/30/20182 Probationers Face Drug Charges After Arrests
04/25/2018Apply Now for Innovative Internships with County
03/28/20183 Arrests Made in Gang Sweep
03/19/2018Probationer’s Facebook Post Leads to Drug Arrest
03/14/2018Probation Helps Create San Rafael Boxing Program
Public Defender
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03/19/2018Changing Times for Public Defenders
Public Works
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12/05/2018High Tides Expected this Holiday Season
11/28/2018County Parking Ordinance Expected to be Revised
11/26/2018Proposed Deer Island Restoration Receives Grant
11/06/2018Three Roadway Projects Wrapping Up in West Marin
10/24/2018Reduce Roadside Trash by Covering Truck Loads
10/22/2018Annual Winter Season Preparations Completed
10/17/2018Tomales Fire Station Construction to Begin
10/12/2018Corte Madera Creek Draft Report Released
09/18/2018Sir Francis Drake Traffic Signals to be Coordinated
09/17/2018Over 12 Miles of Pavement to be Repaired
09/05/2018Street Lighting Project Completed in San Rafael
09/04/2018Two Slides to be Repaired in West Marin
08/31/2018San Anselmo Flood Project Final Report Released
08/27/2018Southern Marin Paving Project Begins
08/09/2018County Prepares for Preemptive Power Shutoff
07/30/2018Paving Project Begins in Central Marin
07/24/2018Guardrail Upgrades for Panoramic Highway
07/23/2018County Adds 41 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
07/17/2018Ross Valley Flood Fee Increase Proposed
07/12/2018County Vehicle Auction Begins July 21
07/11/2018County Celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act
06/25/2018San Rafael Rock Quarry to Begin Reclamation
06/19/2018Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Study Now Available
06/18/2018County Completes Four Slide Repair Projects
06/11/2018Public Input Needed for Pollution Survey
06/01/2018Roof Work to Begin on Civic Center Library Dome
05/29/2018Grant Awarded to Address Sea Level Rise Options
05/15/2018Draft Report for San Anselmo Project Released
05/10/2018West Marin Service Center Renovation Wraps Up
05/03/2018Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Rehab Progresses
04/27/2018Tomales Fire Station Renovation Moves Forward
04/16/2018County Online Vehicle Auction Begins April 21
04/05/2018Transportation Projects Identified for State Funding
04/02/2018Federal Grant Awarded for Road Rehab in West Marin
03/20/2018State Funds Allocated to Ross Valley Flood Project
03/15/2018New Weather Gauges to Boost Flood Preparedness
02/23/2018Construction Phase of Civic Center Roof to Begin
02/20/2018Marin City Receives Series of Roadway Projects
02/16/2018FAA Verifies Gnoss Field Runway Extension
02/07/2018Muir Woods Road to Gain Temporary Stop Signs
02/07/2018Online Survey Seeks Input on Pollution
01/24/2018Public Works’ Online Auction Starts February 3
01/22/2018Federal Grants to Improve 3 Marin County Roads
01/17/2018Report on San Anselmo Project Nears Completion
Sheriff
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08/30/2018Reality Check: Disaster Preparedness Saves Lives
08/10/2018County Seeks Feedback on Hazard Mitigation Plan
02/12/2018Learn About Emergency Preparedness Grants