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The North San Rafael Coalition of Residents (NSRCR) serves as an umbrella and advocacy group for all neighborhoods in San Rafael and Marin County within the 94903 zip code, north of Puerto Suello Hill.
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North San Rafael
Coalition of Residents
P.O. Box 6642
San Rafael, CA 94903       
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SPECIAL EDITION Snapshot Newsletter

Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 17:58:46 -0500



From the desk of
Jim Schutz

My name is Jim Schutz and I am honored to be San Rafael’s new City Manager.  I have been the Assistant City Manager for more than eight years and I love working for the City of San Rafael and our community.

As background, I have 25 years of municipal experience, a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and a Bachelor's degree from UC Santa Barbara in Environmental Studies with a concentration in City Planning.

My family and I live in Terra Linda and love to explore all of San Rafael, whether it is hiking or biking in our open space, kayaking in the Canal and Bay, or shopping or dining Downtown.  We also love all the events and fun things to do around town.

It is an exciting time for San Rafael. Case in point, the City Council recently voted to approve a plan to replace or remodel our aging police and fire stations, which means these core facilities that our residents rely on everyday will be able to last for many decades to come. 

SMART will begin operations by the end of next year—providing a great opportunity to connect our region to our beautiful City and expand opportunities for our workforce and businesses. 

I share our City Council’s passion for sustainability and hope to continue the great strides we have made to lower our greenhouse gas emissions and implement our Climate Change Action Plan.  One example is our plan to go solar on several city facilities which will mean nearly 60 percent of the electricity used for San Rafael municipal buildings and facilities will come from renewable solar power and total municipal emissions will decrease by 18 percent.

Downtown San Rafael is a special place—it is the heart of Marin, and its success is a high priority for the City.  Our focus has been to find positive ways to impact homelessness, like through the Downtown Streets Team which has led to 50 people getting regular employment.  At the same time, we want to ensure public safety.  In the last week, we added a walking police beat focused on Fourth Street to engage with businesses and to ensure that disruptive or illegal behavior is addressed.  We also are working more closely than ever with Marin County to combine our resources to provide services that people need while minimizing unintended impacts.

Every day I am impressed and proud of our City employees who go above and beyond to serve this community. We will be looking at our organization to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our service delivery while improving our service to the community.

Local government is not nearly as effective working alone as we are when partnering with businesses, our residential community, nonprofits, and other organizations. I am truly grateful to those in our community who have dedicated the time and energy to help make our City what it is.

I also plan to build off the momentum that we have begun around increased community engagement and government transparency. San Rafael belongs to all of us and we all deserve to have our voices matter in the local decisions that impact our community.

It is through leveraging the shared knowledge, skills, creativity, expertise, and deep care for our city that we will make San Rafael an even better place. If you have ideas or concerns about our community, please do not hesitate to share them – you can reach me at 

And if you see my family and me at a Pacifics game or at the Terra Linda Pool, please stop by and say hi!

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217 Residential Unit planned for
Terra Linda


SUBJECT: 1005 and 1010 Northgate Dr.

("Gateway Gas" and "Four Points Sheraton")  - Conceptual Design Review for redevelopment and subdivision of two contiguous parcels, currently developed with an existing commercial building and gas station use and an existing multi­ room hotel building.

The project proposes to maintain the existing hotel and construct three (3) new 46'-tall buildings with 81 residential units, 85 units and 51 units, respectively. The project includes height and density bonuses.

Design Review Bord Meeting is scheduled for Wedneday September 9, 2015 at City Hall, City Council Chambers.

Project Planner: Steve Stafford

Phone: 415-485-5048

Link to the Project Plan.

2013 Citizen of the Year
Jody Morales
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Damon Connolly