Marin

[Marin County] Bike-share system coming to SMART stations by next spring

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

A bike-sharing system built around the North Bay’s commuter rail line could debut this fall, adding new options for people to get around town while reducing local reliance on cars.

[Marin County] Marin Grand Jury Suggests 5G Citizen Advisory Group

Better leadership could also help the California county’s municipalities create rules ahead of the anticipated rollout of the technology, the grand jury says. Many cities have missed opportunities to work together, it argues.


(TNS) — A new report by the Marin County Civil Grand Jury says Marin is lacking informed leadership when it comes to telecommunications, which has left some parts of the county in the digital dark, without in-home access to high-speed Internet.

“Marin has been short-changed,” says the report, released this week.

[Marin County] Marin grand jury calls for stronger telecommunications leadership

A new report by the Marin County Civil Grand Jury says Marin is lacking informed leadership when it comes to telecommunications, which has left some parts of the county in the digital dark, without in-home access to high-speed internet.

“Marin has been short-changed,” says the report, released this week.

The grand jury says Marin officials missed opportunities to apply for federal and state funds that could have helped provide internet access to underserved communities, including in West Marin and in San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood.

[Marin County] Opinion – Dick Spotswood: Supervisor’s idea for residents’ ownership at Golden Gate Village is inspiring

Blog note: this opinion piece references the grand jury.

It’s not every day that a member of Marin’s Board of Supervisors shows leadership, vision and political courage. Supervisor Damon Connolly has just accomplished that trifecta. The First District supervisor and former San Rafael council member made a bold proposal dealing with one of Marin’s long-term dilemmas, the fate of the deteriorating county housing complex at Marin City known as Golden Gate Village.

[Marin County] Letter to the editor: Grassroots organizations can help aging population

Blog note: this letter references a 2007 grand jury report.

Thank you for printing Matt Levin’s Marin Voice (Data on seniors online scope of state’s challenge, May 27). It’s vital to remind people of the demographic reality our communities face. Adults over 65 are the fastest growing segment of the population in California, with Marin County leading the pack. While the majority of seniors choose to age at home, they face the inordinate cost of home health care, limited access to public transportation, and growing isolation.

[Marin County] Marin grand jury calls for more school resource officers

A new report by the Marin County Civil Grand Jury recommends hiring more school resource officers to ensure safe learning environments for students.

The grand jury found that school safety resources vary in communities throughout the county. Some public school districts have full-time school resource officers, or SROs, who are sworn law enforcement officers assigned to schools. Other districts rely on a shared school officer employed by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.

[Marin County] Split San Rafael council approves flavored tobacco ban

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

Tobacco retailers in San Rafael have 18 months to comply with a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco approved this week by a divided City Council.

The 3-2 decision came on the fourth motion proposed Monday after council members heard more than three hours of public comment and debate and then voted down three variations of the ban. It came down to balancing the rights of adults with the public health crisis of youth tobacco use.

[Marin County] Marin civil grand jury urges vaping crackdown

With youth vaping on the rise, the Marin County Civil Grand Jury recommends in a new report that health officials and educators increase countywide initiatives to prevent the use of electronic cigarettes.

“Marin County is in the midst of a health crisis concerning its youth — vaping,” the grand jury says in the report, “Vaping: An Under-the-Radar Epidemic.”

[Marin County] Letter to the editor: Opposed to exemptions in tobacco ordinance

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

As a San Rafael resident, Marin County physician and parent of two teenage boys, I am concerned about the proposed San Rafael ordinance granting exemptions for the sale of flavored tobacco products in adult venue stores.

Marin County Civil Grand Jury: Youth Vaping Is An 'Epidemic'

In a new report, independent watchdog agency the Marin County Civil Grand Jury says that youth use of e-cigarettes is a health 'epidemic.'

 

MARIN COUNTY, CA -- Youth use of e-cigarettes, commonly known as 'vaping,' has become an epidemic in the area, according to a new report by the independent "watchdog" investigative agency known as the Marin County Civil Grand Jury.

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