For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 12, 2022
County seeks volunteers to help recommend distributions for community needs
San Rafael, CA – It’s time to distribute federal, state, and local money set aside for nonprofits and public agencies for various community purposes in Marin County. The County of Marin is looking for volunteers to participate in decision-making committees about who gets what for the greater good. Applications close on Friday, October 7, 2022.
The PSC oversees the distribution of federal and state funds to support affordable housing, community facilities, and public services.
There are four openings on the PSC for community members representing the interests historically marginalized communities including people with disabilities. This year, the openings are for community members from the following regions, including neighboring unincorporated areas of:
Upon selection, committee member terms will go through Fall 2024. More information about this committee can be found in the recruitment announcement.
Working Group Members can live and/or work in the Measure W tax area. The purpose of the Working Group is to evaluate current priorities in connection with ongoing housing needs in West Marin. These priorities include:
The Working Group is comprised of up to 9 members. Upon selection, Working Group Member terms will go through Fall 2024.
Oversight Committee Members must live in the Measure W tax area.
The Oversight Committee reviews where Measure W tax dollars are going to make sure they are:
The Committee consists of 5 members. Members must live in the West Marin Tax Area and should possess working knowledge in subject areas beneficial to the work of the Committee.
More information about both Measure W committees can be found in the recruitment announcement
The Measure W geographic boundaries include all of coastal West Marin from Muir Beach to Dillon Beach and inland communities including Nicasio and the San Geronimo Valley. The taxes paid by vacationers amount to about $1.2 million each year, about half of which may be devoted to housing-related projects. West Marin has a severe shortage of affordable housing for its workforce.
Applications for the two Measure W committees are on CDA’s Measure W website, by emailing the CDA staff, or by calling (415) 473-6279. The application deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, October 7.
Molly KronSenior PlannerCommunity Development Agency
3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 304San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-7549Email: Molly KronCommunity Development Agency