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Shekou Lawsuits at Work Again Against an Entire City Council Mayor Tom Butt is being sued by a group of owners who say he had a conflict of interest when he promoted the rezoning of their shoreline property as parkland, frustrating their plans to develop a business center there. … Continue reading

Supervisor Hosts Meeting With Santa Venetia Residents Over Contentious MOU

On November 15, Marin Supervisor for District 1, Damon Connolly, hosted a meeting for residents and concerned citizens regarding a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the San Rafael Airport and the County. The MOU is in its draft state now … Continue reading

The Truth About CEQA

Recently, the California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA, has come under attack by forces backed by development dollars and a governor who’s promised to begin reforming this grand piece of legislation that was signed into law by Ronald Reagan. The NRDC … Continue reading

Now The Fight Begins

If it were up to the 3 yes-voting members of the San Rafael City Council, clapper rails at Gallinas Creek would end up like this one, in a museum at the California Academy of Sciences. Last night 3 members did … Continue reading

Recent Airplane Crashes Near Youth Sports Complexes

This presentation was made on December 3, 2012 by Gallinas Creek Activist, Robert Dobrin, at a meeting of the San Rafael City Council to decide the fate of a proposal to site a 4 acre indoor soccer complex on endangered … Continue reading

California Pilots Association Warns San Rafael Airport

The California Pilots Association sent a dire warning to the San Rafael City Council not to approve the San Rafael Airport Soccer Complex. Text of the full letter here. The final vote on the troubled proposal is scheduled for this … Continue reading

Latest Developments on the Airport Soccer Complex

More On Our Story-¬† here October 4, 2012: SMART ¬†contractors continue rail road demolition at Gallinas Creek train bridge. This may be a violation of their use permit. More   Protest at San Rafael City Hall- Over Threat to Clapper … Continue reading


This is the home to Friends of Gallinas Creek – a dedicated group of citizens, environmental groups and professionals, determined to save Gallinas Creek. FINAL Appeal Against San Rafael Airport Indoor Soccer Complex What: FINAL Appeal Against San Rafael Airport … Continue reading

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