Adrian Rodriguez, Marin IJ

Adrian Rodriguez

Marin IJ

Oakland, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Marin IJ
Past:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by Adrian:

Larkspur officials assess potential costs of City Hall pullout

Council members favor an option to build new municipal offices adjacent to the library planned on Rose Lane. → Read More

San Rafael draft housing element heads to City Council

The Planning Commission approved a blueprint that meets and exceeds the state mandate for 3,220 more homes in the city. → Read More

San Anselmo expands gas ban on yard tools

The new ordinance, which applies to string trimmers, edgers, chainsaws, lawn mowers and other equipment, will be phased in starting in June. → Read More

San Rafael commission clears Aldersly retirement complex renovation

The proposed project on Mission Avenue heads to the City Council for a hearing on Dec. 5. → Read More

Ross draft housing element headed to council

The plan relies heavily on in-law apartments to meet a mandate to accommodate 111 new residences in town. → Read More

San Rafael cuts cannabis tax amid industry strains

Starting Jan. 1, the city’s tax on delivery services will be reduced from 4% to 2% through 2024. → Read More

Ross adds $200K to Bald Hill preservation deal

The 60-acre property will be added to the open space preserve and be overseen by the county. → Read More

San Rafael examines costs, impacts of I-580 connector

Updated estimates were presented to the San Rafael City Council this week as planners gear up for a three-year environmental analysis of the project. → Read More

Ross after-school program expected to return

The program had been discontinued because of the pandemic, but the town recreation department has secured enough commitments to revive it. → Read More

Hellman, Blash lead in 5-way race for Fairfax council

Fairfax Mayor Stephanie Hellman and challenger Lisel Blash took early leads in the tight five-way race for two seats on Town Council. With all precincts reporting Tuesday, Hellman, 51, darted to th… → Read More

San Anselmo sales tax leads in early return

The tax is expected to generate $2.4 million, doubling annual sales tax revenues to pay for roads, drought resilience, fire services, among other services. The existing tax expires in 2024. → Read More

San Anselmo library tax takes strong lead

Measure H is a parcel tax with a built-in 3% cost-of-living annual increase. The proposed parcel tax would start at $70 and raise about $320,000 annually. Approval requires a two-thirds majority vote. → Read More

Larkspur’s disaster tax headed to approval

The city has approximately 19 miles of storm drain infrastructure, including pipes, manholes, curb inlets, catch basins and more. A full rehab of the storm drain system is expected to cost $20 million to $30 million. → Read More

San Rafael incumbents Hill, Bushey appear headed for reelection

Incumbent Eli Hill is facing newcomer Gerrod Herndon for the seat representing District 2. In District 3, longtime Councilmember Maribeth Bushey is competing with activist and entrepreneur Jonathan Frieman for the seat. → Read More

Fairfax council passes rent control, eviction ordinances

While renters and housing advocates celebrated the historic moment, landlords, attempting to block the approval, were not happy. → Read More

Larkspur to spend pandemic aid on storm drain project

The city plans to use $740,000 in federal relief funds on the project, which could cost $20 million to $30 million. → Read More

Marin nonprofits call for rent control in San Rafael

Canal Alliance, Legal Aid of Marin and Community Action Marin warned city officials of a “potential mass displacement crisis” at the 99-apartment complex at 400 Canal St. → Read More

Larkspur movie theater closes, and housing might replace it

The defunct Century Larkspur Landing venue occupies a site that could accommodate dozens or perhaps hundreds of homes near transit, according to the city. → Read More

Fairfax commission recommends ban on new gas stations

Planning commissioners advanced the proposed ordinance, which would also prohibit gas station expansions, to the Town Council for consideration. → Read More

Fairfax board wants more specifics on lumber yard fence plan

The Planning Commission wants a detailed rendering of a proposed barrier between the Broadway business and its neighbors. → Read More