"Towns across Marin are having trouble meeting housing requirements that have been mandated by the state government and determined by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). In Marin, only Belvedere met the June 30 deadline for submitting housing element plans.....
"The reason that it's difficult in Marin is there's a shortage of land available for development," said Peter Ramsey, a member of the Fairfax Planning Commission who also works for the Marin Housing Authority.
Much of Marin County has been set aside as permanent open space where no houses can be built, and in areas where development is encouraged there is often little space left for more housing units."
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