Fairfax Update
News From Around Town...
March 29,2021
Police Chief Selection Process

At its March 17th meeting, the Council decided to conduct an internal recruitment process for Police Chief. The process entails interviewing the interim Police Chief Rico Tabaranza. As part of the interview process, the Council requested staff to form a community panel with seven (7) members: one volunteer board member, one Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee (RESJ) member, one Police Practices and Public Safety Alternatives (PPPSA) subcommittee member, one chamber representative, one business representative, and two (2) at-large members. Applications for the two at-large members are available now and due April 13th. The Council also requested staff conduct a community survey to: a) ask for comments regarding qualities in a police chief, b) allow for the submittal of questions for the interim Police Chief, and c) allow for comments regarding rethinking and reimagining police services for the PPPSA to discuss and consider.

To apply to Serve as an At-Large Member on the Community Interview Panel for the Fairfax Chief of Police Click Here.

To take the survey Click Here.

Marin County Graduates to Orange Tier

On March 24, Marin County progressed from “red” to “orange” status in California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

To read more about what can open click here.

COVID-19 Video Update from Marin Health & Human Services
On March 23, Dr. Willis provided a COVID-19 response update to the Marin County Board of Supervisors. 
The update included a review of current COVID-19 data, vaccination progress, Marin’s achievement of Tier 3 (Orange) in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, steps for Marin to achieve Tier 4, and more.

Application Period Now Open for Rent Relief

Renters: The online application period is now open for Marin County renters who have experienced economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Local landlords: have a choice to accept 80% of unpaid rent owed between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, in exchange for forgiving the remaining 20%. If a landlord chooses not to accept the offer, tenants may still apply for relief valued at 25% of unpaid back rent owed for the covered period.
If you need assistance with the online application, you may call 415-473-2223 or email RentalAssistance@MarinCounty.org to learn more about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
Burn Pile Project Update
Marin County Parks has let us know that the latest projected timeline is as follows:
Week of 3/22begin Cascade Canyon (Cascade Dr)
Week of 3/29: Complete operations at Cascade Canyon (Cascade Dr.)
Week of 4/5: Pacheco Valley (Pacheco Dr.) and Baltimore Canyon (Kent Woodlands, Ridgecrest)
Curbside Pick up today and March 31 between 1-4pm 
This year the Fairfax Volunteers will be preparing the Easter baskets for distribution to children 8 years old and under (limit of 1 per household) in advance of Easter Day and items can be used with home egg hunts activities.

There are a few baskets left - Please contact Maria to reserve one mbaird@townoffairfax.org. Maria will bring the baskets which will consist of candy, activities and games out to your car, on Park Road, near Peri Park. 
Marin County CERT Hybrid Training Now Available!

The pandemic had stopped in-person CERT training for a year.  Marin CERT is happy to announce a new hybrid version.  Part 1 is an online training course, followed by Part 2, an in-person skills training and simulation on May 15th .  (All Marin County public health guidelines and safety protocols in place in May 2021 will be followed.)
For more information go to:  
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Racial Equity and Social Justice Meeting
April 1 - 7pm

Town Council Meeting
April 7 - 7pm

April 8 - 7pm

To view the agendas visit our Public Meetings page.
Resilient Neighborhoods Climate Action Workshop Series
Starts Wednesday, March 31st, 6:30pm

Help with the Climate Emergency by signing up for a free, online Resilient Neighborhoods 5-session workshop. The Fairfax Climate Action Committee and Sustainable Fairfax are working to build a Fairfax group to take the program together. This is a great opportunity to reduce your household emissions,
get prepared for emergencies and connect with our local climate groups! There are five meetings over ten weeks, starting on Wednesday, March 31st, 6:30-8:30pm.

Fairfax Recreation
Outdoor Yoga with Veronica will continue outside in Bolinas Park on Mondays when weather allows with masks and distance protocols. Click here for more info.

Summer Camps with Fairfax Recreation!  

We’re on our way to getting back to “normal” but we’re not quite there yet so our camp and class sizes are still reduced capacity and masks and social distancing are required from instructors and participants. For this reason, we do expect spaces to fill up quickly. We are following all state and county guidelines regarding youth activity programs and will consider expanding capacity if the guidelines are changed. That means it’s even more important to register for the waitlist for any programs that fill up too quickly! Any spaces that do open up will first be filled from the waitlist. 
Peri Park Update 

The renovations at Peri Park are moving right along! Starting April 5th the park will be closed for demolition while we prepare to install new structures from Bear Playgrounds. View the plans and images that are similar to the structures that will be installed.
If you would like to support this project, we still have many tee shirts and tote bags available at a discounted price! 
Fairfax Food Pantry
Saturday mornings from 8-10am
Fairfax Community Church 
2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax.

The Fairfax Food Pantry continues to be open. Drive through or walk up service is available. In addition to our regular bagged groceries, folks will be receiving 15lb produce boxes as part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). 
Join a Board or Commission!

Do you want to make a real difference in 2021? Consider joining a board or commission for the Town of Fairfax. There are openings on the Open Space Committee, Climate Action Committee, Volunteer Board and Planning Commission.

Town of Fairfax sitio web se puede traducir al español

El sitio web se puede traducir al español usando el ícono del globo que se encuentra en la barra verde de cada página.

Our website can now be translated into Spanish (and other languages) using the globe icon found on the green bar at the top of each page.