Thanks to the San Rafael City Council for this recognition given in November 2019.

Proclamation
Shop San Rafael Proclamation

City of San Rafael

Proclamation supporting

Shop San Rafael

WHEREAS, Local businesses are the City’s economic engines that make up an essential
part of the economic health of the City of San Rafael, and contributes to a
vibrant and active street life in San Rafael; and

WHEREAS, Local businesses help create a strong local economy, provide unique products
and services to residents and businesses, foster community connections and
gathering spaces, and provide employment and leadership opportunities; and

WHEREAS, the City of San Rafael supports the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, the
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Marin Small Business Development Center
(SBDC), and the San Rafael Business Improvement District, all of which are
highly successful resources, supporting and advocating for businesses
throughout San Rafael; and

WHEREAS, the City of San Rafael appreciates the community’s willingness to Go Local by
Shopping and Dining in San Rafael, especially during our busy holiday season
to help keep our tax dollars local; and

WHEREAS, the City of San Rafael, the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and the San
Rafael Business Improvement District want to recognize the contribution of
local businesses to the San Rafael community.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gary O. Phillips, Mayor of San Rafael, do hereby proclaim the City of
San Rafael’s support to

Shop San Rafael

and designate November-December to kick-off the Shop San Rafael Holiday Season, and express sincere appreciation for the contributions of the all local businesses within the City of San Rafael.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the City of San
Rafael to be affixed this 18 th day of November, in the year two thousand and nineteen.

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Gary O. Phillips
Mayor