West Marin Access Coalition
About the West Marin Access Coalition
Everyone should have access to the beautiful parks, beaches, and forests of West Marin. The West Marin Access Coalition is a grass-roots organization of homeowners, long- and short-term rental hosts, visitors, local businesses, and concerned citizens interested in preserving West Marin's tourism-friendly community.
The Coalition was formed in late 2022 shortly after the County of Marin implemented a moratorium on new short-term/vacation rentals and announced their intention to overhaul West Marin's short-term rental regulations and approval processes. It is the goal of the coalition to hold the County and its Supervisors accountable to their own guiding principles, notably that West Marin has historically provided vacation opportunities in communities adjacent to our public parks and beaches.
The County of Marin is drafting and plans to release short-term rental regulations for public review and comments in the Spring of 2023. Once released, the community will have a short time in which to comment. To receive updates, please Join the Coalition
Access to West Marin
Access to the parks and beaches is paramount. A variety of overnight accommodations is essential to these coastal, recreational experiences since most visitors travel from afar.
Supporting the Community
Visitors support the community, its businesses, and create jobs. Short-term hosts pay Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOTs), which have provided over $2.5 million in Measure W funds for Community Housing since 2018, and another $2.5 million for emergency services.
Protecting Our Environment
West Marin is home to a number of biodiversity hotspots, and each promotes the health and well-being of the planet and its people. Staying overnight allows people to avoid making multiple day trips, reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse emissions.
PUBLIC HEARINGS ON DRAFT STR REGULATIONS
On January 11, 2024, the Marin County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing regarding the recently released draft regulations for Short Term Rentals in West Marin.
Whether you are a homeowner, a business owner, or someone who enjoys vacationing in West Marin, the Board of Supervisors needs to hear from you. The County plans to send the regulations immediately after to the California Coastal Commission to ensure the ordinance is in compliance with the Local Coastal Plan and the California Coastal Act. Your voice is needed now!
Send a Letter:
Your letters are needed. Please take a moment to send an email of any length to the Board of Supervisors regarding the impact the regulations will have on you, visitors, and the local economy.
The Board of Supervisors are seeking your insight as to how these regulations will impact you and visitors to the region. Please review the regulations and send a letter to:
Marin County Board of Supervisors
Kathleen Kilgariff, CDA
Supervisor Dennis Rodoni
Supervisor Katie Rice
Sign onto WMAC Letter:
Please join West Marin Access Coalition members in signing a joint letter to the Board of Supervisors by sending an email to Info@WestMarinAccessCoalition.com
Attend the Public Hearing:
The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearings on the evening of Thursday, January 11th, 2024. Please mark these dates in your calendar and consider attending. The hearing will be held at the Marin County Civic Center, Hearing Chambers, Room 330
SHORT TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE
During the next few months, the County will be making changes to vacation rental policy in West Marin that may include restrictions. To receive updates directly from the County regarding public notices and meetings, please subscribe directly with the County.