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.
The Inverness Association is conducting a brief survey regarding Short-Term Rentals (STRs). Anyone who lives, works, or plays in West Marin is encouraged to participate. The survey will take two-minutes to complete and is anonymous.
The results of the survey will be shared with the Board of Supervisors and therefore it's important that they hear from everyone about the value of providing housing for visitors to the Point Reyes National Seashore and other parks in the region.
Please share your insight into ways in which STRs benefit our community, benefit the local economy, provide jobs, provide much needed lodging for visitors to the parks, and preserve the character of our community.
This is an anonymous survey. Providing your name and contact information is optional.
Supervisor, Marin County
Community Development Agency
SHORT TERM RENTAL REGULATIONS
The County of Marin is drafting and plans to release short term rental regulations for public review and comments in the Spring (2023). Once released, the community will have a short time in which to comment.
Whether you are a homeowner, a business owner, or someone who enjoys vacationing in West Marin, the County Supervisor representing West Marin wants to hear from you while officials are drafting new regulations.
Why are vacation rentals and access to West Marin important to you? Please send your thoughts in an email to:
cc: the Coalition (email@example.com) so we can make sure these letters resurface when they will make the greatest impact.
JOIN THE COALITION
To receive updates, action alerts, and sample letters, please join the Coalition. We can also be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org