Point San Pedro Road Coalition
The Point San Pedro Road Coalition was formed in 1999. The Coalition acts as a clearinghouse for issues and concerns in our community. That community consists of homeowner associations and residents that make up the Pt. San Pedro Road corridor in east San Rafael, California.
The Coalition conducts meetings and forums for discussion and the exchange of ideas, concerns and issues affecting our community. We coordinate and shared efforts among homeowner associations and residents and provide a liaison between our community and the administrations and agencies in the City of San Rafael, the County of Marin and the State of California.
Our Mission: To promote the interests of the residents of the Point San Pedro Road Corridor by collaborating with local homeowner's associations and residents to enhance and preserve the beauty and environment of the area, ensure the health safety of the residents, and to protect the peaceful enjoyment of our residents' home.
Loch Lomond Marina Status
The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board issued, in June 2013, an Invitation to Comment on Proposed Remedial Action Plan for Loch Lomond Marina Former Gas Station & Dry Cleaner Areas. The deadline for responses is July 10, 2013. The process proposed is for the purpose of remediation of possible contamination due to the former gas station and the still-operating dry cleaners.
Other than this remediation proposal, no statements have been issued by Woodridge Capital Partners as to their intent regarding the property. They have asked for a review of the wetlands mitigation plan that was part of the final permit approvals. The conditions of approval require a final "sign-off" on the mitigation plan by City staff, in consultation with the BCDC and Fish/Game. This is standard practice and does not involve a public hearing. The purpose of the review is to ensure that all of the details that were worked out (e.g., outlook, signage, fencing, mitigation areas) have been incorporated into the plan. No changes would result from this action, merely confirmation (and/or plan correction) on what actions were required.
City/Umbrella Groups Monthly Meeting
The Coalition's notes on the May 29, 2013 monthly meeting between the City and three umbrella groups (Pt. San Pedro Road Coalition, Federation of San Rafael Neighborhoods andthe Coalition of North San Rafael) is now available.
Community Meeting on Pt. San Pedro Road Projects, May 21, 2013
Over 150 people attended last night's meeting
The Coalition held a Community Meeting jointly with San Rafael and the County on current and planned projects for Pt. San Pedro Road. The agenda can be found on our Community Meeting Announcement. The Coalition has written a Community Meeting Summary documenting the presentations and Q&A discussions and is working on plans for the next steps regarding issues and concerns that were raised at the meeting. The Coalition will update this website and send occasional emails to keep our community informed as to future activities in this area. If you are not on our email list, please request to be put on the list via the Mail Signup form.
Plan Bay Area
The Coalition has regular monthly meetings with the City and two other umbrella groups. Our notes on this meeting can be found under More Topics/Issues > Umbrella Group Meeting Notes each month. At the last meeting on April 24, 2013, Paul Jensen of the S.R. Planning Dept. gave an overview of the Plan Bay Area and its potential impact on S.R. At that meeting he handed out a fact sheet. Today the Planning Department issued their Staff Report intended for the public hearing before the City Council on May 6, 2013. Links to those documents can be found in our notes on the April 24th Umbrella Group meeting.
Medians Beautification Project Status
As the project comes to the end of the construction phase, the City will then pick up the responsibility for ongoing maintenance. The first phase of that maintenance will include analyzing what has worked and what needs to be modified in the landscaping. There will very likely be one or more public meetings to discuss these issues during 2013. A February 12, 2013 letter from the S.R. Department of Public Works describes this process. Status on the project can be found on the City of San Rafael website.
Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS) Update
Several neighbors have contact us with a problem in registering for the cell phone alert capability recently added to the TENS system. Specifically, the online registration form fails to recognize the address entered. We contacted the TENS office and received the following reply:
In the event you are having difficulty registering on AlertMarin.org, here are a few things to try:
1.) Use Internet Explorer, this is the internet browser recommended by our software vendor. Firefox does not work well with TENS.
2.) You must have the latest version of the "Java" plug-in enabled in your browser to see your address on the map. See the link below for the latest "Java" plug-in.
3.) Clear your browser history, cache, close and re-open your browser.
4.) Re-enter your address.
5.) After you re-enter your address and click on the first cell phone data field, a red pin will show up on the map next to your address.
6.) If the pin is in the wrong place right click on it and drag it to the correct location.
7.) Your username is ALWAYS your email address. The username field is filled in automatically when you enter your email. The username field cannot be changed manually.
8.) Complete your registration.
Here is a link to the latest version of Internet Explorer and Java:
[NOTE: A neighbor has stated that you may also want to check the zip code field. It appears that if the extended zip code is used (94901 vs. 94901-xxxx), the user will get an error code about not being able to find the address. Other neighbors have been successful using the Chrome browser on Macs and PCs.]
We find this response unacceptable as it excludes all residents who own Mac computers instead of PC from registering unless they go to the library or Internet cafe to do so (see NOTE above). It also excludes several of the most popular browsers such as Firefox and Safari even if they are on a PC. We have responded to the TENS staff accordingly and you might do the same. Their email is email@example.com. You definitely should contact them if you are experiencing this problem.