Our Work
Regular updates on the committee’s work can be found in the chapter’s monthly newsletter, The Voter.

The respected and widely distributed paper "Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Affordable Housing" can be found here.

The League regularly send letters to various local decision-making agencies regarding housing/land use/transportation issues. The recent ones are included below.

2017 Letters

Fairfax Planning Comm - Victory Village 1/11/17

The League of Women Voters of Marin County strongly supports the Victory Village senior housing project and urges the Planning Commission to recommend its approval by the Fairfax Town Council. (Full Text)

San Rafael Planning Comm 3/8/2017

The League of Women Voters of Marin County strongly supports the San Rafael Zoning Administrator’s approval of transitional housing for two homeless women and their small children at Our Lady of Lourdes Convent on the Dominican University Campus. (Full Text)

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Land Use/Housing

Marin Board of Supervisors 11/7/16

Supporting the Fair Housing Ordinance you considered at its Merit Hearing on November 8. This ordinance makes it illegal for landlords to refuse renters solely because their source of income is a Section 8 voucher, (Full Text)

Marin Board of Supervisors 7/17/15

Supporting the Planning Commission's 6-1 vote on the Development Code Amendment to retain the 30 units/acre allowed density for the Affordable Housing Combining District properties on specific sites already included in the county's Housing Element. (Full Text)

Larkspur City Council 5/20/2015

Supporting the further clarifications made by the Planning Commission. (Full Text)

Larkspur Planning Commission 5/12/2015

Supporting the clarifications the commission made to the Draft Housing Element and to protect areas designated for medium- and high-density development. (Full Text)

Mill Valley City Council 4/16/15

Supporting the Planning Commission’s adoption of the Draft Housing Element, focusing on: identifying the best sites in mixed-use areas and around shopping and transit stops; and Second and Junior Second units. (Full Text)

Forwarded to Representative Jared Huffman 4/15/15      

Letter to CLAM (Community Land Trust Assn. of West Marin) supporting the preservation of 36 affordable community homes and amenities at the U.S. Coast guard residential facility at Pt. Reyes Station in West Marin. (Full Text)

Larkspur City Council 2/18/15

Supporting the Planning Commission's adoption of the Draft Housing Element, focusing on second units and on Larkspur's central location near transportation, shopping centers, schools and job centers.  We reminded opponents that Larkspur, not the state or ABAG, has control over the location, size and design of new developments. (Full Text)

San Rafael City Council 1/2/15

Supporting the revised Draft Housing Element as written after it went through an extensive review process, focusing on maintaining the zoning on infill sites.  (Full Text)   

Marin County Board of Supervisors 12/1/2014

Supporting the Planning Commission's decision to support the Draft Housing Element as amended, focusing on:  the number of housing sites/units; specific programs affecting density, height limits, onsite parking, permit-review process and traffic impacts; and the concept of Density Bonuses. (Full Text

Transportation

SMART Board of Directors - Multi-Use Pathway
10/15/15

Urging allocation of funding to complete the Multi-Use pathway. (Full Text)