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The Fed Flyer
March 2021


Dear Friends and Members of the Fed,

Spring is on the horizon and as we look at every flowering and budding branch, we are encouraged by the movement towards normalcy in our town, schools and neighborhoods.  Amy is writing in from Tokyo during an extended visit with her daughter’s family where new grandson Petit Arthur is thriving.  She sends you this sakura (cherry blossom) branch, the Japanese symbol of renewal and optimism.  

Meanwhile VP Richard is steering the Fed ship and will oversee our goal-setting this week.  This Fed Flyer includes timely announcements. While there’s little time for your input remaining on 2021 goals, (sorry, something about the 17-hour time difference), we value hearing from you on a daily basis at  

  SAVE the date: Thursday, April 8 from 7 - 7:45 PM, the Fed's 1st "Neighborhood Listening Session" meeting.

  This is your opportunity to bring neighborhood issues to the table. We will then bring your issues to the City.

Our May/June date TBD general meeting will feature housing density in Marin with neighborhood leaders who advocate pro and con. 

Join the Fed or renew for 2021, and pay online! Click below to join the dozens of individual members ($10) and the 16 - YES sixteen! - participating neighborhoods ($25). The benefits of membership are many, including voting rights, proposing agenda items, and qualifying for our super neighborhood grants.

Online Fed Membership Now Available -JOIN NOW! 

We wish you, your neighbors and your loved ones health and a beautiful Spring,

Amy Likover and Richard Bernstein
Fed President and Vice President

2021 Goal-setting
The Fed would like your input.  Your steering committee meets March 11th to establish our yearly goals.  Remembering we do not advocate for issues, but bring neighborhoods’ concerns to City/County to further inform.  Please send an email with your suggested goals to
Neighborhood Engagement Survey
With three new City Councilmembers, a new Mayor, and a recent change to District Elections, we are taking the opportunity to re-imagine the ways in which we engage with our community and neighborhoods. To that end, the City has created a survey which we hope will provide us with initial feedback and input on how the City can better engage with our neighborhoods and residents.  We hope you will take the time to complete the survey and appreciate any and all feedback. Please find the survey below and respond by March 31st. If you have any questions, let us know.
San Rafael Bike Share Survey
The Golden Gate Bridge & Highway Transit District would like your opinion about bike-sharing options in San Rafael.  Please click on this link to participate in their survey ( )
Due date of March 19th. 
Housing Density in Our Town

 Interested in the housing density issue as it affects Marin County?  There are many advocates for more density/less density.  Please see these links for different views on the topic. 
Pro Density
The Federation plans to devote a future meeting to this topic.

Third Street Rehabilitation and Third Street Safety Projects
The design for the Third Street Rehabilitation and Third Street Safety projects are moving into the final stage. Construction is anticipated on both projects to begin in the Summer 2021. The City is hosting another virtual public meeting for the Third Street Corridor Rehabilitation & Safety Projects. This meeting will provide a brief overview of the project and goals. The main focus of the meeting will be to discuss the construction process and impacts to the community.
When: Wednesday March 24th from 6:00- 7:30pm
What: Construction Process and Q&A
Where: Zoom link will be sent to this group a couple days before the meeting.
Check this link for Zoom link available prior to the meeting:
April Miller, P.E.  City of San Rafael
Senior Civil Engineer

Fed Neighborhoods 2020-2021

Bret Harte Community Association
Culloden-Quarry-Twin Oaks Homeowners Association
Dominican Black Canyon Neighborhood Association
Gerstle Park Neighborhood Association
Glenwood Homeowners Association
Lincoln San Rafael Hill Neighborhood Association
Loch Lomond Homeowners Association
Mont Marin/San Rafael Park Neighborhood Association
Montecito Area Residents Association
Peacock Gap Homeowners Association
Point San Pedro Road Coalition
San Rafael Heights 
Spinnaker Point Homeowners Association
Terra Linda Neighborhood Association
Villa Real Homeowners Association
West End Neighborhood Association

Meet Your Steering Committee Members

Amy Likover, President (Gerstle Park)
Richard Bernstein, Vice President (California Park)
Kevin Hagerty, Treasurer (Glenwood)
Jim Draper, Web Editor (Bret Harte) 
Ron Freshman (Bret Harte) 
Daniel Alm (West End)
Kate Powers (Terra Linda)
Jay Hubert (Dominican)
Joy Phoenix (Loch Lomond)
Thanks for your volunteer work in support of San Rafael neighborhoods.

The purpose of the Federation of San Rafael Neighborhoods is to facilitate communication and interaction among the neighborhoods, as represented by their associations, groups, and individuals, and to promote effective and regular communication with local government entities and agencies.

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