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Latest Marin County Board of Supervisors Stories

2009-10-08 05:00:00

NOVATO, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Institute today announced that The Marin County Board of Supervisors has acknowledged the service that its STRAW (Students And Teachers Restoring a Watershed) program has imparted in educating students about environmental stewardship, providing teacher support and creating community partnerships in restoring Marin County watershed ecosystems. The Board of Supervisors' resolution specifically highlights STRAW's milestone 100,000 feet...

2008-08-05 21:00:13

By Joe Wolfcale, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Aug. 5--Wetlands, endangered species and aircraft safety will be among the topics when the county hosts a forum Aug. 14 on a proposal to lengthen the runway at Gnoss Field north of Novato. County officials say the 1,100-foot extension to the north end of the runway is necessary for safety reasons. In addition, the extension will enable heavier planes to land and take off in poor weather. "There's very much a logical reason...

2008-07-23 21:00:26

By Richard Halstead, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 23--A plan to put a quarter-cent sales tax on the November ballot to raise money for open space, fire prevention and farmland protection got the green light from three county supervisors Tuesday. In an effort to attract voters, the tax plan also is billed as boosting "clean water," although it does not finance water projects. The proposal received mixed support during a two-hour public hearing. Supporters of the...

2008-06-21 15:00:14

By Richard Halstead, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jun. 21--Opponents of a plan to extend the life and capacity of the Redwood Landfill in Novato are attempting to appeal certification of an environmental impact report to the Board of Supervisors, but they say they've been told they have no right to appeal. Under the plan evaluated in the environmental report, the landfill's owner, Houston-based Waste Management Inc., would shift its emphasis from waste disposal to...

2008-06-18 00:00:14

By Richard Halstead, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jun. 18--A plan unveiled Tuesday by Marin County officials calls for a quarter-cent sales tax and the formation of new assessment districts to help raise more than $226 million for open space land acquisition and parks maintenance. The plan, produced by the county's Parks and Open Space Department, envisions acquisition of 15,000 acres of open space containing 50 miles of new trails over the next 20 years. Half of the...