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Sausalito Currents - May 16, 2014
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Posted Date: 5/16/2014 3:30 PM

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Check out what's happening at the May 20th City Council Meeting

  • On the Consent Calendar you can find: 
    • the adoption of the ordinance setting sewer fees(4a)
    • acceptance of the resignation of Carolyn Kiernat from HLB (4b)
    • accept the Caledonia Street Light Rewiring Project as complete (4c)
  • Find out about the Housing Element Horizontal Mixed Use (HMU) and Vertical Mixed Use (VMU) Programs (6A) 

To find out more about any of the items being presented to the City Council, click here to review the agenda and associated staff reports. Remember, you can also post an opinion on a specific agenda item by clicking on this link and scrolling down to that agenda item. Then simply click on the "comment" and type away in the text box and hit "submit". This enables the Council to see your comments prior to the Council meeting.


POLICE DEPARTMENT Sausalito Police Department Thanks Community Members for Their Donations

At the May 6th City Council meeting, Chief Jennifer Tejada presented Community Policing Champion Awards to Peter and Elizabeth Sealey and Councilmember Herb Weiner.  The Sealeys and Councilmember Weiner made generous donations to the Sausalito Police Department to purchase, with no cost to the City, two dual-purpose motorcycles.

The motorcycles have greatly enhanced the Police Department’s ability to quickly respond to calls for service during peak traffic times. They have also helped to improve motorist, bicyclist and pedestrian safety through a combination of public education and directed enforcement.

As a show of appreciation, each motorcycle bears the name of either ‘Sealey” or “Herb” on the front fender.  If you missed this fun event at the City Council meeting, you can view the video any time by clicking on this link.



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

Time is fast approaching for the annual Caledonia Street Festival.  This annual event draws thousands of people down to Caledonia Street to DANCE, EAT, DRINK, MINGLE, SHOP and GROOVE!  Highlights of this wonderful day include several blocks of artist booths, live music and street performers.  This festival will appeal to the entire family. . . there is even a children's area, created for kids of all ages, filled with very special and fun activities just for them.  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!



 Notice of Planning Commission Public Hearing for Zoning Ordinance Amendments
regarding Emergency Homeless Shelters, Special Needs Housing,
Density Bonuses and Reasonable Accommodations and a
Marinship Specific Plan Amendment regarding Emergency Homeless Shelters

Notice is hereby given that the Sausalito Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 21 at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall to discuss this item.  To read the full details on what this project entails, click here.


(subject to cancellation)


May 19
 6:30 pm
 Marinship Specific Plan Steering Comm Mtg
 Council Chambers
May 20
9:40 & 10:40  StoryTime for Toddlers  Council Chambers
May 20
7:00 pm
 City Council Meeting
 Council Chambers
May 21
3:30 pm StoryTime with Phil
 Council Chambers
May 21
6:30 pm
 Special Planning Commission Mtg
 Council Chambers




Sausalito Lions Club/Southern Marin Fire Pancake Breakfast - May 25  - 7:00-11:00 am
For over 30 years, the Sausalito Fire Dept. and the Sausalito Lions co-hosted this community event. Since opening the new firehouse, this will be the 2nd year the Lions Club and Southern Marin Firefighters have worked together to create an even better event.

Our Pancake Breakfast is held in conjunction with the Caledonia Street Festival.  Join us on Sunday morning, May 25, anytime between 7:00 am and 11:00 am, as we serve up the best breakfast ever at the Fire Station on Johnson Street.  A donation of $9.00 for adults; $5.00 for kids from 5-12; and kids under 5 definitely eat for free (and a full family can get it for a $20 donation).

Please note that our proceeds are split 50/50 between Southern Marin Firefighters Association and the Sausalito Lions Club. Your generous support is greatly appreciated. Kindly make your donation payable to The Sausalito Lions Club, PO Box 1049 Sausalito, CA 94966-1039 - memo "PANCAKE".


The Rotary Club of Sausalito and the IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Hall  invite you to help pack meals for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Philippines) on Saturday May 31 at the IDESST Hall located at 511 Caledonia Street in Sausalito.

Participants will need to be on site at 10 am for a brief training video and then start packing. The goal is to pack 20,000 meals from 10 am to 1 pm. Yes, 20,000 meals!

A tax deductible donation of $35 is requested to pay for the supplies. After packing, participants will enjoy a complementary lunch donated by Sonoma’s LaSalette Restaurant, and its sister restaurant, Café Lucia from Healdsburg.

To sign up please contact Ron Albert at  This is a family friendly event.  For more information on the food program go to


The Sausalito Portuguese Hall's annual Holy Spirit Festival is coming up on Sunday, June 8.

Here comes another wonderful community event.  Mark your calendars and save your favorite spot along the parade route and watch another great tradition pass by.

For the last 126 years - dating back to 1886, Sausalito's Portuguese-American community has held an annual Festa do Espirito Santo, or Festival of the Holy Spirit, o Pentecost Sunday.  The Festival honors both the Holy Spirit and the memory of Portugal's Queen Isabel, who was known for her generosity and devotion ot the poor.

The day includes a parade, complete with Queens from the Sausalito Portuguese Hall and sister halls in the Bay Area, a special Mass, a traditional lunch of "Sopas e Carne".

The day begins at 10:00 a.m. where the parade forms on Caledonia Street and then heads up to the Star of the Sea Catholic Church.  Mass is held there and then the parade re-forms (getting a little bit bigger than when it started) and now heads downtown via Bulkley, Princess and then on to Bridgeway and back to Caledonia Street where lunch is being served for the family, friends and guests.

Check back in a couple of weeks for further details (you can also check out the Hall's website at for more information.



from your Age-Friendly Sausalito Task Force
Topics for the Age-Friendly Tip of the Month are generated from the responses to the Age-Friendly Sausalito questionnaires that were received last Winter. The Task Force is hard at work sorting and analyzing the incredible wealth of data created by the surveys, and through the process, are finding gaps in information about services. Hopefully, this column will help as we continue to shape an age friendly plan of action.

This Month’s Tip - Finding Information about Services for Older Adults in Marin County

Where do you start if you have a question about a program in Marin County for older adults? One option is to attend the Senior Sunday Coffee Hour this Sunday, May 18, from 11-12:30 at Campbell Hall (intersection of Santa Rosa and San Carlos Avenues). This event will be hosted by Christ Episcopal Church, along with Sausalito Presbyterian Church and Saint Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church and open to everyone. Representatives will be available to provide information about Sausalito and Marin Villages, Edgewater Senior Club, Marin Commission on Aging and a directory of senior services.

In addition, please consider these information sources, all free of charge:

INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE HOTLINE - Dial 415-457-INFO (4636) to reach a trained staff person to answer a question about services for older adults and their families in Marin County. This number operates Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. You can leave a message after hours and your call will be returned on the next business day.

WHISTLESTOP DIRECTORY AND HELP DESK - Dial 415-459-6700 to speak with a trained volunteer who can advise on a wide variety of senior related issues during business hours. They produce a comprehensive directory that is available in print at their center located at 930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael, or at their web site. Click here:

UNITED WAY INFORMATION LINE - Dial 211. Your call will be answered 24 hours a day. The operator services 5 counties and utilizes the United Way Databank of information to answer your question. IF you are looking for a service or program in Marin County during regular business hours, call one of the numbers above. IF you need the information after hours or on weekends, call 211.

AGING AND ADULT SERVICES - The website of the Marin County Aging and Adult Services provides links to the variety of services that they support from Health Insurance Counseling to Nutrition Sites and more. Click here:

SAUSALITO VILLAGE INFORMATION SHEET - Sausalito Village has developed a condensed directory of services more specific to seniors living in Sausalito. This directory can be found on the Sausalito Village web site:

Have an aging-related informational topic you would like to share or see listed? Write