Supervisor Damon Connolly's
Open letter to the residents of
North San Rafael Coalition of Residents
I am honored to serve as your representative on the Marin County Board of Supervisors. While campaigning during the election, I had the opportunity to meet many of you at your doorsteps and at community forums where we were able to discuss issues of importance to this neighborhood.
I’ve also appreciated the opportunity to “gear up” for the job for the past seven months by meeting with community leaders, attending community gatherings and attending briefings on housing and environment, traffic, community planning, watershed issues and local schools.
I pledged in the campaign to bring a collaborative style to the Civic Center, and, above all, to listen closely to your concerns. I also promised to bring a fresh perspective and an improved relationship to bear on the many issues of mutual concern shared by the unincorporated neighborhoods and the City of San Rafael, where I previously served as Vice Mayor.
I will be holding frequent office hours in the community and also will be available at my office in the Civic Center. Please feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com or by phone at 415-473-7331.
My two aides are also at your service. Many of you know Susannah Clark from her years working at the Civic Center. Susannah’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org. And Christopher Callaway will bring new energy to our team. Chris’ email is email@example.com.
As we set priorities for 2015 and beyond, your input is vital. I’d like to know what concerns you most about the community, and as importantly, your satisfaction with the progress on the issues. I know you are well represented by your City Council, but my door is always open to hear your concerns on issues affecting our community as well.
The top issues that I heard during the campaign were: 1) Education/Quality of Schools; 2) Transportation; 3) Housing; 4) Climate change; 5) Local Infrastructure (Roads, drains, sidewalks); 6) Homelessness; and 7) Maintaining our open space.
I look forward to being of service to the community.
Marin County Supervisor