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Municipal Clerks Week: Final Thoughts

Posted on May 10, 2019

We’re done with trivia, but as we close out this special week, I thought I’d share some tidbits I’ve come across while researching in our Harry Potter-like minute books from the vault… For instance, back in the day, the Board of Trustees for the Town of San Rafael needed to a place to hold their meetings...
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Digital update: consolidation of support services, new analyst, and so much more

Posted on May 10, 2019

Consolidation of Technology Support Services I'm excited to announce a new effort to improve and streamline technology support services for the City. In the next few weeks, we will publish a Request for Proposals (RFP) to hire a single Managed Service Provider (MSP) to provide our day-to-day technology support functions. We currently contract with five...
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New EV Chargers at City Hall the week of May 13

Posted on May 9, 2019

Employees can charge for half of the regular price! Costs: $1 per hour for public; $.50 per hour for employees The 2-hour limit in the City Hall parking lot applies to EV charger parking spaces just like the other spaces in this lot - but that’s enough for 40-50 miles! And you can feel good...
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Municipal Clerks Week: The Legislative Historian

Posted on May 8, 2019

One of the City Clerk’s many roles is to keep a record of the legislative history of the City, and my goodness has that process changed over the years. From beautifully handwritten minutes, to verbatim minutes typed on a typewriter (if you don’t know what this is, swing by the City Clerk’s office for the...
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Municipal Clerks Week: Your Elections Official

Posted on May 7, 2019

Nowadays, we contract with the County of Marin Elections Office to provide election services such as coordinating precincts, printing and counting ballots, etc., but long ago, and in many cities today, that was the responsibility of the City Clerk’s Office. With over 31,000 registered voters, you can imagine what it would be like for our...
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Municipal Clerks Week: One of the Oldest Government Professions

Posted on May 6, 2019

The municipal clerk, along with the tax collector, is the oldest of public servants. The Office of Clerk can be traced back to the year 1272 A.D. in the history of the Corporation of Old London. Before writing came into use, Clerks were called remembrancers. Their memory served as the public record! Here is your...
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50th Anniversary of Municipal Clerks Week

Posted on May 3, 2019

May 5-11, 2019 is Municipal Clerks Week and it will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Initiated in 1969 by International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and endorsed by all its members throughout the United States, Canada and 15 other countries. This week is a time of celebration and reflection on the importance of the Clerk’s...

Message from Jim Schutz- Public Service Recognition Week

Posted on May 1, 2019

May 5-11   Dear Employees- I can’t say we planned it this way, but I can say it “feels right” that National Public Service Recognition Week comes on the heels of our very well attended Employee Recognition Luncheon last week. I don’t know about you, but I am still feeling the positivity of that luncheon...

May Health Topic- Mental Health & Wellness

Posted on May 1, 2019

Welcome to our health topic for May — mental health and wellness. This month’s focus is on the importance of taking care of the mind as well as the body — with simple things you can do to stay mentally and emotionally strong. The May challenge is “Spending time with your furry friends”.  This month we...
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Free Terra Linda Season Pool Pass

Posted on April 23, 2019

Did you know as a City of San Rafael Employee you get a FREE Season Pass to the Terra Linda Pool!? You can add on additional family members who live in the same household as you for only $40 per person. If you are interested, please fill out the 2019 Season Pass Form and e-mail it to...
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2019 1st Quarter Nominations

Posted on April 23, 2019

The Employee Recognition Program has recognized exemplary employee efforts since 1991. As we settle into 2019, the Recognition Committee is excited to announce some new changes to the program. Our goal is to recognize more employees, more often! In 2019 we will be recognizing an individual of the quarter, as well as a Team / Project...
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Digital Update: digital divide, security awareness, and catch basin innovation

Posted on April 23, 2019

Digital Divide Imagine a day without the Internet. Sounds like a day of mindfulness and meditation more than a day of paying bills, applying for jobs, planning your commute, doing your taxes, or conducting business. Could your kids do their homework without it? While mobile adoption rates have helped improve access, many low-income households do...

Free File Cabinets

Posted on April 11, 2019

Digital Services has three small file cabinets available for pickup by another department.  Al three are almond color, one with a wooden top, but we did lose the keys over the years.  See the pictures and measurements below.  Contact the Support Desk (x3462) for more info.
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Digital update: digital services act, community engagement, and more

Posted on April 5, 2019

Digital Service Act Mayor Philips and Vice Mayor McCullough recently signed a letter to voice our support for the proposed Digital Service Act, proposed by Senator Kamala Harris. The Act would create a pool of $15 million annually in grant funding for state and local governments to hire technology talent and other digital service projects....

April Health Topic- Stress Management

Posted on April 2, 2019

Welcome to our health topic for April — stress management. The April challenge is “Unplug to Recharge”.  This month we encourage you to sleep with your cell phone in another room!  Your bedroom is an excellent place for you to recharge, but it is not the best place for you to charge your phone!  If you...

Kaiser- New Member Experience

Posted on April 2, 2019

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March 2019 All Hands Recap

Posted on March 29, 2019

On March 29, the Department of Digital Service and Open Government held their monthly all-hands meeting. Highlights The Tech Support Team is working to evaluate how knowledge base articles relate to staff self-service. Please familiarize yourself with these and reference them when you respond to tickets. Thanks for helping to declutter Room 207 earlier this...

Dare to Lead: 2 Day Courage-Building Program

Posted on March 21, 2019

  Register today: http://daretolead-agc-sanrafael.eventbrite.ca/  

Furniture for Free

Posted on March 15, 2019

Digital Services has a really nice lateral filing cabinet and matching set of shelves available for the first department needing either of these items.  We also have a glass table top that might be handy in an office or meeting room.  Contact the Support Desk (x3462) for more info. - Wooden lateral filing cabinet (36"...
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Digital Update: communication team, Station 52, and happy women’s day

Posted on March 8, 2019

Communications Team Kick-off Meeting On February 26, we kicked off the first meeting of the Citywide Communications Team, a group of interdepartmental representatives charged with the strategic planning, coordination, and dissemination of Citywide communications and community engagement. The objective of the group is to build a more inclusive, participatory, and engaged community in San Rafael...
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