Please join San Rafael Heritage and help to PRESERVE THE DEPOT! San Rafael's historic 85 year old Mission Revival train depot is threatened with demolition, but there is still time to preserve this historic resource and gateway to our city! Please join us; purchase a PRESERVE THE DEPOT button for only $2. Wear your button and spread the word to preserve the Depot! To purchase a button or to join San Rafael Heritage, contact President Cynthia Landecker at email@example.com
Encourage your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues to join San Rafael Heritage. Ask them to visit our website at www.sanrafaelheritage.org to learn the facts about the depot threat, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.. Encourage them to take the steps below. Citizen involvement is key to saving the depot!
Speak at City Hearings
Whistlestop's project must go through a lengthy EIR process with the City of San Rafael. There will be hearings before various city bodies, like the Design Review Board, the Planning Commission, and eventually the City Council. San Rafael Heritage will be notified of the date and location of these meetings. Where appropriate, San Rafael Heritage will ask its supporters to speak out during the public comment portion of these meetings. Our comments will have to be relevant to the EIR issue being considered. We will try to provide guidance.
Email Kraig Tambornini, Senior Planner, at: email@example.com. All communications to the planning department about Whistlestop will be placed in packets for relevant boards and commissions, as well as the City Council.
Letters to the Editor: Send a letter to the editor of the Marin Independent Journal via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters must be 250 words or less. Include your name, address, and telephone number. The editorial department will contact you to verify your identity.
Letter & email Writing
Express your thoughts about the loss of our iconic 85-year-old Mission Revival train depot--what it means to you to lose the history, the human scale, and the uniqueness of the building to San Rafael's physical identity.Express your thoughts about the wall effect of this 5-story proposed building at this gateway site and its permanent effect on San Rafael's architectural identity.
Express your thoughts about housing seniors in this particular location, directly overlooking SMART trains, near the freeway, and next to Third Street's heavy traffic.