Lucas Valley Homeowners Association
Notice of Public Hearing Marin County Draft Housing Element
The Marin Planning Commission has scheduled three public hearings on July 28, August 25, November 17 to review the Draft Housing Element for 2015 - 2023 and make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors. The BoS will then review and consider adopting the Draft as one or more separate hearings expected to be scheduled in fall of 2014.
The hearings will be held in the Planning Commission Chambers (Rm 328), Marin County Civic Center.
The schedule is as follows:
July 28, 2014, 5 PM
August 25, 2014, 10 AM
November 17, 2014, 1 PM
Appeal & comment period ends September 2nd - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has finished developing new flood maps based on a recent San Francisco Bay Study. These maps delineate Special Flood Hazard Areas within San Rafael, and property owners who reside within these areas may be required to have flood insurance. The new maps go into effect in 2015. FEMA will hold three public meetings across the County to explain the map changes and how these changes may affect property owners within special flood hazard areas. The preliminary maps are ready for public review and comment, and will be on display at the three Marin meetings.
One meeting will take place June 18 at San Rafael City Hall at 6:30 p.m. The other two meetings are June 17 at Hill Education Center in Novato and June 19 at the Mill Valley Community Center, both at 6:30 p.m. The preliminary maps are now available on the FEMA website below and on the MarinMap website link below for public review and comment. The comment and appeal period begins June 4 and ends September 2. Click below to view a short presentation made recently by the Department of Public Works regarding the implementation of new Flood Maps.
Several residents of LVHA have received these phone calls. Please see the below warning.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Released By: Sergeant N Snyder Nsnyder@marinsheriff.org
JURY PHONE SCAM ALERT
Over the past few weeks, the Sheriff’s Office has received calls from residents who have reported having unsolicited telephone contact from a subject identifying himself as an employee of the Marin County Sheriff's Office telling them that they failed to report for Jury duty and a warrant was
issued for their arrest. The caller explained that they could pay a bail or fee to avoid arrest and in one case, that amount was two thousand dollars. No resident succumbed to this scam and no money was sent.
Residents should be advised that the Sheriff’s Office would never call persons to inform them they failed to report for Jury Duty and demand payment for bail. These kinds of unsolicited fraud attempts are becoming more and more common, often targeting older residents who might be less likely to question the authenticity of the claims being made.
Attached is a link to an FBI warning regarding these types of frauds, the link to the Marin County Court website with information regarding Jury Duty, and the County warrant search page:
Don’t fall for Jury Duty Scam-FBI
Marin County court website:
Marin County Warrant check:
Residents are reminded to NOT provide any sensitive personal or banking information in response to unsolicited phone calls, emails, or internet contacts unless they can first verify the authenticity of the request being made. When in doubt, refuse the request and contact your local law enforcement agency for assistance.
Persons wishing to give crime tips are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 415-473-7233.
CA Modern Blog Post
CA Modern says Lucas Valley Homeowners' website is one of the best. See post on the Eichler Network CA Modern blog site.
Should Lucas Valley Road be Designated a Scenic Highway?
On Monday, March 24 at 1:00 pm, the County Scenic Road designation of Lucas Valley Road will be determined! The request for Scheduling of the County Staff Time needed for the Scenic Designation will be reviewed and subject to final approval by the Board of Supervisors- with the Public Hearing on the final Schedule planned for Monday 1 pm at Marin Civic Center - Room 328.
Notice of Community Workshop
Marin County Housing Element
The Marin County Community Development Agency is initiating the next Housing Element to plan for future housing needs for the planning period of 2014-2023. Staff is offering a variety of opportunities for the community to contribute ideas and be engaged throughout the process. The Housing Element website has been updated to improve access to important information about housing. Community members are also invited to participate in the new 2014 Marin County Housing Survey, and to sign up for email updates to stay informed on the latest Housing Element news.
A community workshop has been scheduled in five different locations to solicit input on how to best satisfy our housing needs for the next Housing Element cycle (the workshops will occur prior to the completion of the Draft Housing Element and before the Planning Commission begins its review). Following the workshops, the community will also have the opportunity to attend the hearings for the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors review of the Draft Housing Element. The schedule.
Street Construction Projects in Lucas Valley
Several street construction projects are occurring in our community over the next two or three months.
The crosswalks on Idylberry are being modified to be ADA compliant, TV and Internet cable is being installed on all streets, and Idylberry Road is being repaved. New cable connection boxes and pedestals will be installed along the sidewalks. Some of these projects may result in temporary delays or inconvenience, but this should be for only a short time.
The existing natural gas, electric, communication, water, and sewer lines have been marked to help the contractors avoid damaging the existing utilities. However, some outages could occur because of the need to relocate some utilities and due to accidental damage. If you experience problems, please contact the appropriate service provider.
Lucas Valley Cable 415.259.5856
Marin Municipal Water District 415.945.1400
Here's an article on mountain lions and bob cats with good pictures. Mountain lions are more elusive than bob cats and far less prevalent. Article.
LVHA Community Online Forum: 300 Members and Growing
The LVHA Community Online Forum is a way for neighbors to connect through the Internet to read and discuss issues of interest affecting Upper Lucas Valley. In addition, the online group is used for announcements and classified ads for LVHA residents.
Read more here...