County News Releases

2016 News Releases

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Administrator's Office
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12/22/2016Employees Raise More than $83,000 for Charities
12/21/2016Marin County Offices Closed for Holidays
12/14/2016County Bids Farewell to Supervisor Kinsey
12/01/2016New Leader for County’s Team of Attorneys
10/07/2016Board Takes Positions on Statewide Measures
07/14/2016Deeper Dive: Affordable Housing in Marin County
06/24/2016Deeper Dive: Road Maintenance in Marin County
06/22/2016Board Approves Budget Worth $540.7 Million
06/02/2016County’s Second Two-Year Budget Coming Soon
05/24/2016Supervisors Approve County Fee Increases
05/06/2016A Frank Lloyd Wright Doghouse? It’s Here
05/03/2016Office Space Available at County-Owned Building
04/28/2016County Appoints Acting Parks Director
03/17/2016Budget Planning Workshops Begin March 21
02/25/2016Marin History Museum to Elect New Board of Directors
02/04/2016Supervisors Provide Input on Next County Budget
01/26/2016County’s Annual Report Makes Debut
01/06/2016County Hires Human Resources Director
01/06/2016Kinsey Takes Helm on Board of Supervisors
Agriculture, Weights & Measures
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07/19/2016County’s Agriculture Yield Jumps 10 Percent
Assessor - Recorder - County Clerk
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07/22/2016Recorder’s Office Launches Electronic Recording
06/23/2016Assessment Roll Sets New Record at $70.4 Billion
Board of Supervisors
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12/21/2016Openings on Cultural Services Commission
12/19/2016Openings on Marin County Planning Commission
12/13/2016Board Adopts Resolution on Equity and Inclusion
11/29/2016Personnel Commission has Opening
11/22/2016Seat Open on Bridge District Board
11/16/2016Assessment Appeals Deadline is November 30
09/29/2016Openings on Child Care Commission
08/26/2016Join the Marin Peace Conversion Commission
08/23/2016Marin County Retirement Board has an Opening
08/17/2016Opening on Marin County Planning Commission
08/08/2016Vacancy on Marin County Personnel Commission
08/02/2016Openings Available on Marin County Assessment Appeals Boards
07/27/2016Openings on Marin County Library Commission
07/13/2016Vacancy on Marin County Personnel Commission
07/05/2016Marin County Youth Commission has Openings
06/27/2016Vacancy on Marin Commission on Aging
06/20/2016Openings on Assessment Appeals Boards
06/09/2016Vacancy on Tam Design Review Board
05/23/2016Volunteer for Parks and Open Space Commission
05/20/2016Strawberry Design Review Board has Opening
05/19/2016Opening on Marin’s Cultural Services Commission
05/18/2016Pair of Vacancies on Marin Women’s Commission
05/12/2016Flood Control Seat Open in Southern Marin
05/10/2016Almonte Sanitary District Board has Open Seat
03/24/2016Opening on County Service Area Advisory Board
03/18/2016Opening on Marin Law Library Board of Trustees
02/29/2016Vacancies on Marin Women’s Commission
02/18/2016Opening on Integrated Pest Management Commission
02/17/2016Marin County Mental Health Board has Openings
02/16/2016Vacancies on Health Council of Marin
02/08/2016Join the First 5 Marin Children & Families Commission
02/01/2016Openings on County Alcohol & Drug Board
01/26/2016Openings on Marin Law Library Board of Trustees
01/21/2016Vacancy on Tam Design Review Board
01/07/2016Oversight Committee Seeks Volunteers
Child Support Services
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08/02/2016Child Support Services Eager to Help Families
Community Development
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11/14/2016Recreational Cannabis Sales Not an Option Until 2018
11/09/2016Supervisors Pass Fair Housing Ordinance
09/29/2016New Program Rolls Out for Marin’s Landlords on October 5
09/02/2016Timetable Revised for Medical Cannabis Dispensaries
08/24/2016How a Virtual Bike Tour Could Save You Cash
07/19/2016County’s Sea-Level Rise Board Game Wins Award
06/10/2016Beach Water Quality Ratings Strong in Marin
05/04/2016Medical Cannabis Rules, Fees Approved
04/28/2016Supervisors to Review Medical Cannabis Rules, Fees
04/27/2016Planning Hearing May 9 for Big Rock Ranch
04/20/2016Key Milestone Coming for Wastewater Regulation
04/12/2016Marshall Celebrates New Wastewater System
03/04/2016Board Commits $3.15 Million to Energy Efficiency
03/04/2016Supervisors to Address Draft Community Plan
02/10/2016Board Enthusiastic About Housing Preservation
02/04/2016Board to Weigh In on Housing Preservation
County Counsel
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01/29/2016Amendments Proposed for Social Host Ordinance
Cultural Services
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12/19/2016Marin Bestows Top Honor on Local Artist
12/12/2016County Fair Theme for 2017: Let the Funshine In!
11/15/2016Historian Speaks on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Local Ties
10/27/2016Marin Center Unveils New Bartolini Gallery
06/28/2016New Shuttle Service Debuts for Fairgoers
06/06/2016Countdown Time for Marin County Fair
05/23/2016Marin County Fair Launches New Mobile App
04/11/2016Headliner Concerts Unveiled for Marin County Fair
03/22/2016Competitive Exhibits Open for 2016 County Fair
01/12/2016Marin County Fair Garners Distinguished Awards
Department of Finance
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12/01/2016First Installment of Property Taxes Due
09/30/2016Property Tax Bills Mailed; Tax Roll Nearly $973 Million
09/16/2016Finance Department Receives National Award
04/04/2016Second Installment of Property Taxes Due April 11
District Attorney
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11/04/2016District Attorney's Office Awarded Special DUI Prosecution Grant
09/13/2016DA's Gun Buyback Program Deemed a Success
09/09/2016New Webpage on Human Trafficking in Marin
09/09/2016DA Files Murder Charge in DUI-Related Fatality
09/01/2016District Attorney to Conduct Gun Buyback Event
03/31/2016Death Penalty Removed as Option in Murder Cases
03/30/2016District Attorney Secures Large Charitable Restitution Orders
Elections
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12/07/2016November 8 Election Results Are Official
11/22/2016Official Canvass of Election Continues
11/15/2016Marin Voter Turnout 56% Thus Far
11/07/2016Watch the Web for Local Election Results
10/31/2016Elections Department Makes Voting Convenient
10/20/2016Voting Underway for November 8 Election
10/13/2016November 8 Vote-by-Mail Ballots On Their Way
10/10/2016Online Voter Guide for November Election is Ready
10/03/2016Voter Pamphlets for November 8 Election in the Mail
09/23/2016Get Ready to Vote!
09/15/2016Statewide Erroneous Mailing Confuses Voters
09/09/2016Community Voter Registration Coming Soon
08/15/2016Eleven Local Measures on November Ballot
07/21/2016Candidate Filing Opens for November Election
07/06/2016Registrar Says June 7 Election Results Official
06/23/2016Registrar: Voter Turnout About 65 Percent
06/15/2016Official Canvass of Election Continues
06/09/2016Marin Voter Turnout 41 Percent So Far
06/01/2016Watch the Web for June 7 Election Results
05/27/2016Elections Department Makes Voting Convenient
05/26/2016Voting Underway for June 7 Election
05/17/2016Use Drop-off Box for Vote-by-Mail Ballots
05/16/2016Register by May 23 to Vote June 7
05/11/2016June 7 Vote-by-Mail Ballots Are On Their Way
05/09/2016Audio Recordings of Ballot Measures Available
05/06/2016Online Voter Dashboard Ready for June 7 Election
05/04/2016Routine Accuracy Check Follows School Tax Vote
05/02/2016Voter Pamphlets for June 7 Election in the Mail
05/02/2016Governor Approves Local Funding for June Primary
04/22/2016May 3 Election Reminder on School Issue
04/12/2016Registrar Corrects Info from Mailed Postcard
03/25/2016Key Dates for Special School District Election
03/14/2016Four Local Measures on June Ballot
02/16/2016Candidate Filing Opens for June Election
02/09/2016Special School District Election Called for May 3
Farm Advisor
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10/07/2016Marin’s Farmers, Ranchers Being Surveyed
04/19/2016Video Series Showcases Marin Farmers, Ranchers
02/22/2016Environmental Education Grants Available
Health & Human Services
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12/06/2016Supervisors Firm on Support for Affordable Care Act
11/28/2016New Goals Set to Cut Prescription Drug Overdoses
11/10/2016Marin has Urgent Need for Foster Parents
11/02/2016WWII Nurse to Speak at Veterans Day Event
11/01/2016County, Partners Prioritize Latino Health in Marin
10/20/2016Popular Publication for Seniors Receives Update
09/14/2016Financial Counseling Available to Older Adults
08/26/2016Youths Benefit from Innovative Jobs Program
08/23/2016County Expands Service to Military Veterans
06/03/2016Got a Worn-Out American Flag? Veterans Are Collecting
05/24/2016CPR Training Takes 5 Minutes, Could Save a Life
05/19/2016Novato Council Member is Memorial Day Speaker
05/17/2016Early Recognition Emphasized During Mental Health Month
05/10/2016Marin County Confirms Case of Zika Virus
04/21/2016Marin: A Place For Trailblazing Older Adults
04/11/2016Learn About Foster Parenting on April 19
03/16/2016Marin Holds Rank as Healthiest California County
03/03/2016Progress Made on Prescription Drug Misuse in Marin
02/24/2016Marin Invests in Workforce Development
02/02/2016Recommendation: Expand Existing Mental Health Programs
01/19/2016Continued Rise in Marin’s Childhood Vaccine Rates
01/07/2016Marin Launches New Mental Health TV Show
Human Resources
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11/17/2016Nominations Open for MLK Humanitarian Awards
08/16/2016Volunteers, Interns Saluted by Supervisors
04/21/2016Volunteers, Interns Celebrated by County
01/13/2016County Honors Volunteers and Interns
Information Services And Technology
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11/10/2016County Launches Convenient Online Payment Center
07/15/2016With Grant, Nicasio Closer to Broadband Service
06/22/2016Finance System Ready to ‘Go Live’
03/10/2016Training Kicks Off for New Software System
Marin County Fire Department
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10/18/2016Triple Fatality in West Marin Crash
10/14/2016Tasty Chance to Support Point Reyes Disaster Council
09/24/2016Strong Winds Prompt Marin County Fire to Increase Staffing
06/27/2016Please Don’t Have a Blast with Fireworks in Marin
06/22/2016Wildfire Burns in Cascade Canyon Preserve
05/04/2016Water Rescue Task Force Recognized by Supervisors
04/15/2016Wildland Fire in Dillon Beach Held to 5 Acres
03/29/2016Hikers OK After Cliff and Beach Rescue
03/19/2016Fire Destroys Home in West Marin
01/20/2016Search Resumes for Missing Surfer
Marin County Free Library
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12/16/2016Got a Library Card? Get into Our Parks Free
10/25/2016County Accepts its Largest Library Donation
09/27/2016Marin County Free Library Hosts Indie Author Day
08/03/2016Libraries to Unveil New Interactive Online Catalog
07/20/2016Marin City Kids Wired to Wi-Fi Through Library
06/22/2016Summer Learning Program is a Page-Turner
02/03/2016Marin’s Largest Book Club Hits 10th Anniversary
01/12/2016Veterans Resource Center Opens at South Novato Library
Marin County Parks
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11/03/2016Board to Consider Korten for Parks Director
10/26/2016First Year of Road/Trail Plan Work Completed
10/13/2016Marshland Restoration to Help Endangered Species
10/10/2016Vegetation/Biodiversity Plan in Final Review
09/12/2016Demystifying Invasive Weed Control in Marin’s Open Space
08/10/2016Parks’ Goal: Improve Access to Those of All Abilities
08/09/2016Third Workshop Coming for Road and Trails Plan
06/23/2016Open Space Road and Trails Plan Gets Put to Test
06/03/2016Lifeguards Needed at McNears Beach Park
05/12/2016Parks Receive High Marks in Visitor Survey
04/15/2016Stafford Lake Bike Park Now Open for Spring
03/30/2016Parks Addresses Speeding on Unpaved Roads, Trails
03/03/2016Parks’ Annual Report Covers Key Accomplishments
02/25/2016IPM Annual Report Details Successes, Challenges
01/19/2016Weather Prompts Stafford Lake Bike Park Closure
01/14/2016New Steps to Ensure Parks Available to All
01/11/2016Grant Program Opened to Nature Researchers
Probation
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12/05/2016Marin Poised to Honor Successful Probationers
10/29/2016Sex Offenders Get Surprise Visit Before Halloween
09/21/2016Event Promotes Efforts to End Family Violence
07/13/2016Sex Offender Compliance Check Nets 1 Arrest
04/14/2016Probation Operation a Preview for Drug Take-Back Day
Public Defender
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06/17/2016Criminal Record Expungement Clinic on June 24
03/18/2016Public Defender Staff Marks Important Anniversary
Public Works
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12/22/2016Tree Hazard Becomes Salmon Habitat Restoration
12/16/2016Marin to Address Safety of Roads Countywide
12/15/2016Storm Prompts Emergency Activation in Marin
12/12/2016Eco-friendly Road Resurfacing Finished in Marinwood
12/05/2016High Tides to Dampen Holiday Season
11/30/2016Substantial Upgrades Made to Novato’s Olive Avenue
11/30/2016New Civic Center Drive Roundabout to Open
11/28/2016Fish Passage Project Constructed in Woodacre
11/22/2016Marin Roads Rated Below Statewide Average
11/17/2016Historic Civic Center to Get New Roof
11/15/2016West Marin Road Rebuilt After Mudslides
11/07/2016Adjustments Made to Civic Center Drive Detour
10/26/2016County Extends Civic Center Drive Improvements
10/19/2016Road Rehab Plans Rolling on Mount Tam
10/18/2016Reduce Roadside Trash by Covering Truck Loads
10/13/2016Flood Preparedness Fair to Take County by Storm
10/12/2016County to Auction Surplus Vehicles Online
09/23/2016Annual Creek Cleanup Underway in Ross Valley
09/13/2016Key Dates Coming for Civic Center Drive Project
08/26/2016Slide Repair to Start on West Marin Road
08/24/2016Fish Passage Project Starts in Woodacre
08/15/2016New Roundabout Intersection Taking Shape
07/27/2016County Prepares to Auction Surplus Vehicles
07/21/2016Popular Southern Marin Pathway to Receive Facelift
07/15/2016Novato Creeks Due for Dredging
07/15/2016Ross Valley’s Flood Fee Put to Good Use
07/08/2016Civic Center Drive Redevelopment Moves Ahead
07/07/2016Pathway Upgrades Coming for Bike Riders, Walkers
06/20/2016Updated Signal to be Installed at Busy Intersection
05/20/2016Stop by June 1 Open House on Drake Blvd. Project
05/12/2016Online Surplus Vehicle Auction Starts May 14
05/02/2016Proposed Airport Runway Extension Reduced
04/20/2016Progress on Flood Project from Ross to Kentfield
03/24/2016Part of West Marin Road Reopens After Slides
03/17/2016Backyard Composting Classes Start in April
03/11/2016Upgrades Coming to Popular Creek Pathway
03/02/2016Lagunitas Bridge to Receive Federal Upgrade
03/01/2016Improvements Coming to Tam Junction Intersection
02/29/2016Provide Input on Potential Drake Blvd. Improvements
02/10/2016Learn to Protect Creeks at Hands-On Workshop
02/04/2016Online Surplus Vehicle Auction Runs February 6-13
01/28/2016Join Discussion about Ross Valley Flood Protection
01/26/2016County Receives Break on Flood Insurance Rates
01/25/2016Paint Recycling Pays Off for Marin Towns, Cities
Sheriff
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03/16/2016Marin Makes Strides on Tsunami Awareness