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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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Carolyn Lenert

email:
carolynrealestate@msn.com

phone:
499-9234

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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

To: carolynlenert@msn.com

From: CityofSanRafael@public.govdelivery.com

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 city.manager@cityofsanrafael.org. 

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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Lucas Valley
Grady Ranch Development Plans

Skywalker Properties Ltd Pre-Application (15-0117)

Brian Crawford, Community Development Agency

Summary:

The main component of the project: Multi-family Residence - New

Location:

Lucas Valley Road
San Rafael, CA 94903
Parcel Number: 164-310-15

Status: Initial Review
Project Planner:

Jeremy Tejirian
415-473-3798
Jocelyn Drake
415-473-6245

Project Description:

The applicant is requesting a preliminary review of conceptual plans for the development of 224 residential units to serve as a combination of "workforce" and "senior" housing. The proposal calls for 120 two- and three-bedroom workforce residences in one four-story cluster and two two-story clusters on the site, and 104 one- and two- bedroom residences for seniors in a four-story cluster.

The proposal would also include a community center and a pool, terraced gardens, an orchard and "micro farm", a barn, interior roadways with two bridges, and a Golden Gate Transit District bus stop. The proposal limits development to a 52-acre tract of the 1,039-acre ranch, 800 acres of which have already been dedicated to open space.

Zoning: Residential Multiple Family Planned, 1 unit per 0.031 acres and 0.379 acres density
Countywide Plan Designation: Planned Residential, 1 unit per 1-10 acres density

Link to the most recent project plans:
Skywalker-Properties-Plans

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