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Marin eases ADU restrictions in make a choice wildfire menace spaces

Marin eases ADU restrictions in make a choice wildfire menace spaces

Politics
Marin supervisors have embraced a coverage for approving sure varieties of residences in high-risk hearth spaces this is extra permissive than beneficial through the county Making plans Fee. The coverage comes to “accent living devices,” sometimes called ADUs or in-law residences. The supervisors unanimously licensed the coverage on Jan. 26 together with various building code amendments, a lot of which have been essential to convey county rules into compliance with new state rules. Sharon Rushton, who leads the group workforce Sustainable TamAlmonte, mentioned its individuals are “very disillusioned within the county’s revised accent living unit rules.” “We are hoping the supervisors will rethink their choices once they obtain additional info,” she mentioned. In a bid to deal with the s...
Marin County weighs pandemic hire freeze in 2 census tracts

Marin County weighs pandemic hire freeze in 2 census tracts

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Marin County may observe within the footsteps of San Rafael and Novato by way of freezing rents in some census tracts. The freeze can be brief, expiring on Dec. 31. It will practice to census tract 1330 in West Marin and census tract 1290 in Marin Town. The West Marin census tract contains Dillon Seaside, Tomales, Marshall, Level Reyes Station and Nicasio. Marin County supervisors will vote on an urgency ordinance to put in force the freeze after they meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday. In step with the ordinance, the 2 tracts had been decided on as a result of they've a prime prevalence of coronavirus an infection and citizens there reside in somewhat crowded prerequisites. The ordinance says the pandemic “has disproportionately impacted traditionally marginalized and under-resourced communities.”...
Marin supervisors ward off towards large state housing mandate

Marin supervisors ward off towards large state housing mandate

Politics
Marin supervisors stated this week they're gravely serious about a looming state mandate to construct over 14,000 new housing devices during the county between 2022 and 2030. “Marin County acknowledges the desire for extra reasonably priced housing. We're pursuing a lot of methods to succeed in that purpose,” Manager Damon Connolly stated. “However citizens are justified in being alarmed by way of those numbers that we’re seeing out of the state. “Marin isn't by myself,” Connolly stated. “Jurisdictions each massive and small from across the area are pushing again. Maximum not too long ago even San Francisco.” Connolly made his feedback after county supervisors had been briefed Tuesday in regards to the standing of the mandates. Each 8 years, the California Division of Housing and Neighb...
Marin County proscribing COVID-19 vaccine to folks 75 or older

Marin County proscribing COVID-19 vaccine to folks 75 or older

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Marin County and its 3 native hospitals will prohibit COVID-19 vaccinations to citizens age 75 and older for now. Dr. Matt Willis, the Marin County public well being officer, estimates about 25,000 “very important employees” and 65,000 Marin citizens age 65 and older – just about a 3rd of the county’s inhabitants – are eligible below the state’s revised vaccination protocol. He stated this is way more that may be right away vaccinated given the quantity of provide Marin is receiving from the state. “We don’t have the doses to do this,” Willis stated. “So we need to have a extra subtle technique to concentrate on a smaller crew, and that is via a long way essentially the most logical way in keeping with mortality. Greater than 75% of our deaths are amongst citizens elderly 75 and bigger....