June 1, 2021
At their meeting on May 25, 2021, the County of Marin Board of Supervisors received a presentation on a Restrictive Covenants Program, which aims to inform and educate Marin County residents of historic and discriminatory housing policies that, while illegal today, continue to remain in property deeds throughout Marin. Through the collaboration of the Community Development Department, the County’s Office of Equity and the Assessor-Recorder’s Office, residents of Marin will be able to certify and affirm that illegal and racially restrictive covenants are unconstitutional and violate current laws and County values.
The Mill Valley City Council directed staff to reach out to the County and offer partnering in the outreach and education campaign. As reported in the May 17, 2021 report to Council, staff has reached out to Marin County staff and indicated Mill Valley’s interest in partnering and leveraging City outreach tools to promote the program. County staff responded positively and indicated that more is to come in upcoming months.