Welcome to Grassroots Corte Madera

 

NEW TOWN WEBSITE MAKES IT EASY TO STAY INFORMED


Items you can register to receive include agenda updates, calendar updates, News Flash announcements, and more.  Send Town Clerk Rebecca Vaughn an email with the words, “Please register me”, and she will be happy to sign you up to receive Town Council agenda updates, as well as any other information you choose to receive.

Let her know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the agenda or any of the staff reports, or if you need help locating any information on the new website.

Rebecca’s e-mail address is Rebecca Vaughn <rvaughn@tcmmail.org>

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HUD Website Has Federal Rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing


Concerns about how Marin County will be impacted by HUD’s new rule on meeting long-standing fair housing obligations in the use of HUD funds has spurred comment and speculation in many local forums.  Get the facts on HUD’s website at:


http://www.huduser.gov/portal/affht_pt.html#final-rule


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Corte Madera’s 2015-2023 Housing Element is Approved by State


The State has approved Corte Madera’s updated Housing Element for 2015-2023, and the best part is that no new housing sites need to be identified in order to meet Corte Madera's Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) in the coming 8-year cycle.  Kudoes to Corte Madera Planning Director Adam Wolff, the Planning Commission, and the Town Council for all their hard work on this!

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Public Interest CEQA Challenge on SB375 Goes to CA Supreme Court

See http://legal-planet.org/2015/03/12/california-supreme-court-to-decide-major-ceqa-climate-change-case/ about this public interest lawsuit that will have an important impact, one way or another, on the coupling of regional transportation plans and local land use policies.

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HUD Continues Fight Against ‘Disparate Impact’ in Local Housing Decisions

The Supreme Court of the United States is reviewing a case brought by the federal department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) against the State of Texas to help enforce the federal Fair Housing Act.  The anticipated Supreme Court decision on the legal theory involving ‘disparate impact’ will have repercussions across the nation.  In Marin, the Fair Housing of Marin group has received a $450,000 HUD grant to fight discrimination in Marin.  These two links describe Fair Housing of Marin’s advocacy role in trying to eradicate disparate impact within Marin County:


http://www.marinij.com/Opinion/ci_26792913/Marin-Voice:-Eradicating-housing-discrimination-in-Marin


http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_26734528/hud-awards-450-000-marin-group-fight-housing?source=pkg

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                                                                 Created and maintained by Jana Haehl      GrassrootsCorteMadera@gmail.com

This is an archival website that is no longer being updated, but the information on it remains accessible for anyone who wants to review previous actions by the Town on issues of community interest.


As noted below, current information is accessible on the Town website at http://www.ci.corte-madera.ca.us/ and weekly updates are available by subscribing through the Town Clerk at rvaughn@tcmmail.org