Marin

[Marin County] Opinion: Dick Spotswood: Marin officials should make 2019 the ‘Year of Fire Safety’

Blog note: this opinion piece references a grand jury report on the wildfire danger.

New Year’s Day marks the time for Marin’s Board of Supervisors, its 11 city councils and the county’s plethora of special purpose districts to set their top priorities for 2019.

[Marin County] Letter to the Editor: Marin is facing up to its homelessness problem

The 2015 Marin County Civil Grand Jury report, “Homelessness in Marin — A Call for Leadership,” challenged the Board of Supervisors to lead in developing and implementing a systemic plan to end homelessness in Marin. The 2018 grand jury also endorsed the “Housing First” model and funding for more units.

Since the county endorsed the Housing First model, concentrated efforts have resulted in supportive housing for over 100 previously chronically homeless individuals.