Springtime Message

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Dear District 4 Resident:


These past few weeks have been challenging for our community as the shelter-in-place order due to COVID-19 has abruptly upended our daily lives. Despite the ongoing challenge to address the needs of our community during this pandemic, I am proud of your resiliency, flexibility, and generosity. Marin’s shelter-in-place order is working, and health officials are reporting a flattening of the curve locally.  We still have a long road ahead, but I look forward to the day when our local businesses re-open their doors, schools go back to session, and we can freely enjoy our amazing community.


Your health and safety are of the upmost importance during this sheltering in place order. Being in this together, we are fortunate to have many positive initiatives to look forward to in the future.


2020 US Census 


There is no better time than right now to complete the 2020 census form online or by phone. Filling out the census ensures Marin will be fairly represented so that we have the necessary funding to meet the needs of our community.


Former Coast Guard Housing  


Soon the former Coast Guard property in Point Reyes will be rehabilitated, resulting in at least 36 affordable housing units in Marin. We are excited for this project and await the shelter-in-place order to be lifted to get this important housing development off the ground.


San Geronimo Valley Property


The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is continuing its planning process for the San Geronimo Property, the former San Geronimo Golf Course. In conjunction with TPL, I will continue to support the community’s participation in determining how to best utilize this property.   TPL remains committed to its mission while maximizing community input into the many important decisions that remain. 


Open Space 


In late 2018, we added 167 acres to Mt. Burdell Open Space with the purchase of part of Bowman Canyon Ranch. This summer we will add an additional 243 acres of the Bowman Canyon Ranch along with new trails and wonderful views.  This purchase was made possible by Parks Measure A passed by voters in 2012. 


Measure W


Measure W, the increase to the Transient Occupancy Tax approved by voters in 2018, has already provided funding for emergency services in Marin. The revenue collected has been used for the purchase of equipment, to provide rental assistance for volunteer firefighters, and for emergency preparedness coordination. Future funding will be used for housing, rental assistance related to the COVID -19, and other affordable housing initiatives.


Age-Friendly Marin


On January 28, we unveiled the countywide five-year, age-friendly action plan, called Age Forward Marin. This action plan is a set of guidelines that focus on the promotion of policies to address the needs of our aging community. From now on, the Board of Supervisors encourages all County departments to conduct their work using the Age-Friendly action plan to foster a thriving community for all generations across their lifespans.


Despite these unprecedented times, there is a lot of positive things to look forward to this year. Thank you for allowing me to work on your behalf. I look forward to keeping you all informed on District 4 matters. 


We all have a role in this emergency, together we can beat this virus.  Happy springtime to you all.  Please be safe and do all you can to remain healthy!




Dennis Rodoni, District 4

Marin County Board of Supervisors 


District 4 Office:


Lorenzo Cordova

Email: Lcordova@marincounty.org

Phone: (415) 473-3092


Rhonda Kutter

Email: Rkutter@marincounty.org

Phone: (415) 473-3246