June 23, 2020

Supervisor Katie Rice 

June 23, 2020 Update

Sending you updates for recent Marin Recovers reopenings, new guidelines for our personal interaction with others, and importantly the opportunity to participate in several upcoming meetings to weigh in on the potential renaming of Sir Francis Drake and the Corte Madera Creek Flood Risk Management Project. I hope that many of you will choose to participate.

Katie Rice Signature

Introduction of Social Bubble Concept

Marin has adopted the “Social Bubble” concept recognizing that -- after 100 days in the Shelter In Place environment -- individuals have a strong desire to socialize in-person with neighbors, extended family and friends. A social bubble is a stable group of 12 people or less who have collectively agreed to limit their in-person social activities to only each other for at least three weeks. Individuals belong to only one social bubble at a time, except for children who may belong to a second bubble related to a childcare or camp environment. The social bubble model provides guidelines to safely reconnect while COVID-19 continues to exist in our community. To learn more, view the flyer and the video “Why Social Bubbles?”

Additional Reopening Guidelines Beginning June 29

On June 19, Marin Recovers Industry Advisors provided new guidelines and the “green light” for businesses within additional sectors to begin plans to reopen, beginning June 29 – Indoor dining, hair salons/barber shops, nail salons, hotels/motels/short term rentals, gyms/fitness studios. Businesses in these areas must complete a site-specific protection plan that incorporates the new guidelines before reopening their business. The new business guidelines can be accessed at MarinRecovers.com and are located below the “Reopening Guidelines” header on each of the sector pages. Learn more by reading the recent press release.  

Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Listening Session this Friday

Supervisors Katie Rice (District 2) and Dennis Rodoni (District 4) will be convening a cross jurisdictional committee to hold a community listening session this Friday to hear from residents about the potential renaming of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The committee will be comprised of council representatives from each of the city/towns through which Sir Francis Drake Blvd runs, as well as Supervisors Rice and Rodoni who represent unincorporated areas along the SFD corridor. The virtual listening session will be held this Friday, June 26, from 3-5pm and will serve as an initial step in gauging community interest in renaming the Boulevard. No decisions will be made at the meeting, but input is welcome and appreciated as further action is considered.

Community members are welcome to participate in Friday’s zoom session or you can email your comments to krice@marincounty.org and drodoni@marincounty.org (please put SFD in subject of email and identify your city or town). Emails will be shared with other members of the cross jurisdictional committee. If you have already communicated with our offices on this issue, please know we have your email and will also share with the committee.

See below for Zoom link and information.

To join by computer or mobile device, visit www.zoom.us/join and enter the Meeting ID (924 8372 9278) and Password (798119). Use the “Raise Hand” button to inform the moderator that you would like to comment.

To join by telephone, call (669) 900-6833 and enter the Meeting ID (924 8372 9278#), Attendee ID (#), and Password (798119#). Press *9 to inform the moderator that you would like to comment.

Public Workshop/Meetings for the Corte Madera Creek Flood Risk Management Project, Phase 1

The Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District will hold two public workshops to allow individuals and agencies an opportunity to learn more about the current Corte Madera Creek Flood Risk Management Project and to comment on the Draft Project design and concepts. These meetings will be held remotely (web-based) via Zoom due to COVID-19.

Public Workshop/Meeting #1 – Overall Project Overview, June 25 from 6-8pm

Public Workshop/Meeting #2 – Focus on Town of Ross, June 30, from 6-8pm

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81042812599

Meeting ID: 810 4281 2599 Password: 432413

Phone Number: +1 669-900-9128

If you have any specific questions that you would like addressed at the upcoming public meetings, please email cortemaderacreek@marincounty.org. Questions can also be submitted during the meetings using the Zoom platform. Read the recent press release and visit the website for more information.


Contact Info:

Supervisor Katie Rice





District 2 Aides:

Nancy Vernon




Jen Gauna