Message from Supervisor Elect Damon Connolly
On January 6, I will be sworn in as the new Supervisor for District 1. I look forward to the challenge and will fulfill my campaign promises to bring a new, responsive style of leadership to the Board of Supervisors.
Monday marked my last meeting as your City Councilmember. It has been an honor serving in this position for the past seven years. Fourteen candidates have submitted an application to fill my position, evidence of our community’s strong level of engagement. I am confident that a solid leader will be selected from this group.
In one of my last acts as a San Rafael City Councilmember, I voted to approve a quiet zone for SMART trains passing through town. The Marin IJ praised the effort in an editorial this week, stating that the Council’s decision was prudent and the result of a diligent and thoughtful community process. As I move the county level, I look forward to continuing a partnership with the San Rafael City Council.
This Tuesday, the board will vote on the Marin County Housing Element. I have faith that the community can reach a consensus on this contentious issue. I urge you to attend and testify so that the final plan fits your desires for the future of your community. The pressures to plan for housing have never been greater, but that cannot and should not negate resident input.
P.S. We are planning a celebration on January 6th. Save-the-date. Details forthcoming.