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Increase housing supply to accommodate Marin County's job growth and aging demographics

ADUs and JADUs

Support building of Accessory Dwelling Units and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units

Source of Income Ordinance

Support SIOs making it unlawful for landlords to discriminate based on the source of their tenant's income, as is often done with Section 8 housing vouchers

Creating Housing


Cynthia Murray

Cynthia Murray is CEO, North Bay Leadership Council (NBLC), an employer-led public policy organization which represents the leading employers in the North Bay. NBLC’s goals are regional prosperity and sustainability. Previously, Murray served eight years on the Marin County Board of Supervisors and seven years on the Novato City Council.

Diana Conti

Diana Conti has been a Trustee of the College of Marin since 2009. She has directed a broad variety of nonprofits for more than three decades and is currently CEO of PARCA, which serves people with developmental disabilities. She was the founding board president of Brilliant Corners, which provides housing and services for special needs and low-income populations.

Linda Jackson

Linda M. Jackson is Program Director of the Aging Action Initiative and serves as a trustee on the San Rafael Board of Education. She is a certified transportation planner, and has over 25 years experience with the Transportation Authority of Marin and the City of San Rafael. Jackson holds an M.S. and M.A. from the University of Texas in Austin and a B.A. from Wellesley College. 

Larry Kennings

Larry Kennings is an environmental planning consultant with 52 years of experience, 45 of which have been in Marin County.  He received a Master’s Degree in City Planning from Harvard University’s Graduate School of design.  He is currently serving Marin County as a sworn member of the Parks and Open Space Commission.  He was a Founding Director of the International Association of Public Participation.  Larry also was a Founding Director and President of the Alumni Association for the University of California’s College of Environmental Design.  He served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Richmond Art Center.  He also was the co-founder of the Environmental Group Hawaii.

Lisel Blash

Lisel Blash is a research analyst at UCSF and lives in the Town of Fairfax. She has worked on community organizing and advocacy around environmental issues and affordable housing. She helped to organize local residents to advocate for Victory Village affordable senior housing in Fairfax.

Joanne Webster

Joanne was appointed President and CEO of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and took office on May 1, 2014. Prior to her appointment, Joanne was the Director of Marketing and Community Promotion. Joanne’s skills include strategic planning, marketing and public relations, budgeting, community outreach, volunteer leadership, team building, board development, membership, and program and event implementation. Her specialties include business advocacy, connecting leaders and influencers and building coalitions.

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