The Town Council took the following actions at their regular meeting on November 5, 2008:
1. Recognized Key Women in Commerce in the Community. The Mayor independently gave out certificates to a number of successful business owners in appreciation for their contributions to the Town of Fairfax. The Economic Sustainability Plan recommended the Town recognize successful businesses, which was the basis for the awards.
Valerie Teijero Yeah Baby
Huda Al-Jamal Revolution 9
Patty Bruszewski Sherman’s General Store
Polly Knox Fairfax Variety
Stephanie Mohan Portraits
Karen Rossi Village Green Florists
Toni Jones Avatar Business Services
Shannon Staple Fat Angel Bakery
Lorie Kulberg Culture Shock
Alisha Peterson & Susan Delurgio Beach House Style
Congratulations to all these successful women owned businesses in Fairfax!
2. Acknowledged the long time service of outgoing Youth Commissioner Ginny Aballo.
3. Heard a presentation from Henry Gardner, Executive Director of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) regarding the services ABAG provides to its members and issues related to affordable housing.
4. Heard a presentation from Larry Kennings, a Planning Consultant for the Town, regarding the history and status of the proposed Mixed Use Overlay Ordinance and issues relating to affordable housing.
5. Approved a number of consent items including a resolution expressing appreciation for thirty years of public service to the Town of Fairfax by Michael O'Reilly, a Public Works department employee. The Council also awarded a contract to Alta Planning and Design for the San Rafael-Fairfax Bicycle Feasibility Study.
6. Hear a first reading of Ordinance 739 regarding the Marin Energy Authority Joint Powers Agreement and authorizing the implementation of a Community Choice Aggregation Program.
7. Requested the Ross Valley Sanitary District pave Cascade Drive (in certain sections) curb to curb based on the sewer line project damaging the street. The Sanitary District will provide the Town with the cost estimates to pave Cascade Dr. and other streets curb to curb.