Marin officials pan environmental report on housing mandate

The Jeannette Prandi Children’s Center at 2 Jeannette Prandi Way in Lucas Valley on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. The county has identified a 33-acre parcel near the center to permit new housing to meet a state mandate. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal) The Buck Institute for Research on Aging on theContinue Reading

Marin housing mix shifts in environmental report for mandate

Parts of northern San Rafael and northern Novato could have additional housing assigned to them as part of the county’s effort to comply with an ambitious state housing mandate. The draft environmental impact report for the housing and safety elements updates to Marin’s 2007 countywide plan are now available forContinue Reading

Marin unveils first long-term plan for economic development

A plan for helping grow Marin’s economy and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic was approved by county supervisors Tuesday. “I’m excited to present the first ever, long-term economic plan for the county of Marin,” County Administrator Matthew Hymel said. The “Marin Economic Vitality Strategic Plan” was paid for with aContinue Reading

Marin water pipeline plan draws environmental lawsuit

A Marin environmental group is suing to block a proposed water pipeline on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, citing the potential harm to endangered fish. The plaintiffs also allege the Marin Municipal Water District project could open the door to tens of thousands of new homes being developed in the county.Continue Reading

Sweeping recycling, plastics bills await the green light from Gov. Newsom – Marin Independent Journal

A sweeping package of bills aimed at reducing plastic waste and improving recycling efforts, approved by the Legislature this month, are being celebrated by environmentalists and trash-reduction activists as they await final consideration by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The six bills include a measure that would expand plastic straw restrictions toContinue Reading