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Sausalito Currents - May 9, 2014
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Posted Date: 5/9/2014 4:00 PM

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Following its May 6th public hearing, the Sausalito City Council voted to move forward with critical upgrades to the City’s 75-year-old, deteriorated sewer system and updates to sewer rates. The City has identified an initial critical need for $5 million dollars in priority sewer system projects and emergency repairs over the next five years.These upgrades to sewer pipes and infrastructure will help to properly and safely transport sewage – protecting our environment and continuing to comply with clean water requirements. The City Council’s vote followed a lengthy public process from September 2013 to March 2014, with notices and informational materials sent to all rate payers. Updated rates will appear on rate payers’ property tax bills in November 2014. All funds raised by sewer fees are legally required to stay in Sausalito, are subject to annual independent audits, and must be spent to improve the City’s sewer system.


Caledonia Street Festival  -  MAY 25 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Caledonia Street Festival celebrates the character, history and importance of Caledonia Street, as well as our wonderful Sausalito community. This annual event draws thousands of people to DANCE, EAT, DRINK, MINGLE, SHOP and GROOVE!  Artistic highlights include artist booths, live music and street performers.  A festival created to appeal to the entire family. . . there is even a children's area filled with activities for kids of all ages.  For more information please visit

Our Main Stage Entertainment includes:
          11:00am - - Matt Jaffe and the Distractions
           1:00pm - - Firewheel
           3:00pm - - Dredgetown

Mark your calendars and join us for an incredibly festive day!



You are invited to attend a Planning Commission public hearing on the following project.

Special Needs Zoning Ordinance Amendments: Modifications to Sausalito Municipal Code Section 10.44.350 and Table 10.20-1 pursuant to State Law which would allow emergency homeless shelters as a principally permitted use in the Public Institutional Zoning District (which includes but is not limited to: Spencer Fire Station, City Hall, PG&E Substation on Woodard Avenue, Police Station on Caledonia Street, Fire Station on Johnson Street, City Corporation yard on Nevada Street, the Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model, the US Post Office on Harbor Drive, the School District site on Nevada Street and the MLK site on Coloma), and establish approval requirements and development standards for emergency homeless shelters. Modifications to Tables 10.22-1 and 10.24-1 in the Sausalito Municipal Code pursuant to State Law to allow transitional and supportive housing (e.g., for individuals affected by substance abuse, domestic violence) to be regulated as a residential use and single room occupancy units to be regulated as a commercial use within the City.

Density Bonus Ordinance Amendments:
Modifications to Sausalito Municipal Code Section 10.40.130 to comply with State Government Code Sections 65915-65918 to establish requirements, density bonus incentives/concessions in order to make the project financially feasible, approval requirements and other criteria for density bonus projects (which are projects of five or more units which provide some residential units as affordable that receive additional approval for additional units above the maximum allowed for a particular parcel).

Reasonable Accommodations Ordinance Amendments:
Amendment of Sausalito Municipal Code Title 10 (Zoning Ordinance) to comply with the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act to provide procedures for granting reasonable accommodations for disabled individuals with respect to zoning, permit processing and building regulations.

Marinship Specific Plan Amendment:
Amendment of the Marinship Specific Plan to allow emergency homeless shelters as a principally permitted use in the two Public Institutional Zoning District sites in the Marinship -- Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model (APNs 063-100-11 and 063-110-14) and US Post Office on Harbor Drive(APN 063-130-03).

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 21 at 6:30 pm in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito.

If you have any questions, contact Lilly Schinsing via e-mail, or call (415) 289-4134.


(subject to cancellation)


May 12
6:30 pm
Marinship Specific Plan Steering Committee Meeting  Council Chambers
May 13 9:40 & 10:40 am
StoryTime for Toddlers
 Council Chambers
May 13
4:00 pm Library Board of Trustees Meeting  Friends Room
May 13
6:30 pm
Housing Element Subcommittee Meeting  Council Chambers
May 14
8:30 am
Legislative Committee Meeting  Conference Room
May 14
6:30 pm
Historic Landmarks Board Meeting
 Conference Room
May 15
8:00 am
Business Advisory Committee Meeting
 Conference Room
May 15
3:30 pm
StoryTime with Phil
 Council Chambers
May 15
6:00 pm
Sustainability Committee Meeting
 Conference Room



Sausalito Village Monthly Meeting - Wednesday May 14 at 12 noon - Edgewater Room

Sausalito Village will feature a presentation by fitness and wellness educator, Jayah Faye, at Sausalito City Hall, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito, on Wednesday, May 14 at noon. Ms. Paley will discuss skills to improve balance, navigate obstacles, and strengthen muscles. Participants are advised to bring a brown bag lunch. This program is open to the community and free of charge.

Jayah Faye Paley is a fitness and wellness educator, and an AFAA and ACE certified Personal Trainer. She presents hiking, walking and fitness seminars for national and state park associations and health related organizations around the country. For over 15 years, she has trained people of all ages, abilities and physical conditions as well as hikers, athletes, trainers and physical therapists how to use POLES to achieve, regain and maintain mobility for hiking and walking. Her website,, helps people all over the world demystify the pole learning and selection process.