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Sausalito Currents - May 30, 2014
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Posted Date: 5/30/2014 3:15 PM

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OPEN CITY HALL FORUM - newly added:

MARINSHIP WATERFRONT USES - What uses are appropriate on the waterfront in the Marinship area of Sausalito

The Marinship Specific Plan Steering Committee held a discussion on May 19 regarding uses that may be should be encouraged/are appropriate on the waterfront in the Marinship area of Sausalito. The Steering Committee wants to know what you think about their draft list of uses, and what uses they may have missed, prior to their next meeting on Monday, June 16. Go to our Open City Hall and complete the survey prior to the June 16 meeting.



The City of Sausalito Launches Budget Transparenty Platform
Sausalito is setting a new standard for public reporting and transparency by enabling elected and appointed officials along with residents and the general public to interact and explore the budget in ways that were never before possible. At the May 27, 2014 City Council meeting, Administrative Services Director Charlie Francis premiered the deployment of a powerful, web-based platform that presents and visualizes the City’s revenues and expenses—from multi-year trends to object-level details. City Council, citizens and staff can use the site to enhance access, understanding, and analysis of the City of Sausalito’s annual budget. The City initiated the partnership with OpenGov to make the city’s finances easily accessible and understandable, and to build trust in the community.

OpenGov is a firm that offers web-based software for state and local government finances that provides instant access to the budget and visualizes current and historic revenue and expenses

All of our residents are invited to explore the tool on the City’s web site, or directly at Please direct questions to Charlie Francis, Administrative Services Director/Treasurer at (415) 289-4105 or by email.



Sausalito Library Speaker Series
Overcoming Shyness - How to become comfortable around others almost anywhere!
Tuesday, June 10 -  7:00pm in the Edgewater Room

Presented by The Artist Hines
Are you shy around others, at parties? Do you fear public speaking? Are you frightened to approach that special someone? Come hear a fun and friendly presentation that will help you overcome your shyness. Overcoming Shyness is a sympathetic straight forward approach to teaching you how to become more comfortable in social settings, at work and with strangers. It will give you simple exercises you can practice anytime anywhere regardless of the situation. There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions and answers.

So come out and learn how to break out of your shell!

Sausalito Library Speaker Series
Citizen Jane : transformative citizenship in a globalized world
Thursday, June 12  -  7:00pm in the Council Chambers

Join us for a conversation with Jane Sloane, Vice President of Programs with Global Fund for Women and a Sausalito resident, as she talks about her recent book, Citizen Jane, a book that takes us on a journey to the heart of building movements for women's human rights.

In her book, Jane shares the advice that Nelson Mandela gave her when she spent a day with him, and the path that opened to her. She captures the rise of a global citizenship movement and writes about the people involved, the breakthrough ideas and the activists holding ground that have contributed to this momentum for social change. Jane includes stories of women’s human rights defenders and other individuals and organizations that have maintained the momentum for social change -- and the kinds of programs and successes that have been possible as a result. Just as important as her professional life is Jane’s spiritual journey and her connection to poetry, nature, literature and music, including her experience of living in Sausalito, as a community of artists and those attuned to the natural world.



Compost at MLK
It’s planting time and compost is available on a self-serve basis in the MLK parking lot, use the Coloma St. entrance. Please bring your own container and something to scoop the compost with. The compost comes from Sausalito’s own food scraps/green waste recycling program and will be available for the spring and summer at this location.



The Baker-Barry Tunnel and Bunker Road to McCullough Road will be closed to all vehicles and bicyclists starting on Monday June 2nd at 9:00 am. The tunnel is being closed for surveys and studies in support of the upcoming tunnel preservation project scheduled for construction in 2015. All motor vehicles and bicyclists must use Conzelman Road to enter and exit the Headlands during the closure. (See attached map for detour route)

The tunnel will be closed for the following times:
          • 9:00 am Monday, June 2nd through 3:30 pm Friday, June 6th
          • 9:00 am Monday, June 9th through 3:30 pm Friday, June 13th

The tunnel will remain open on the weekend from 3:30 pm Friday June 6th until 9:00 am Monday, June 9th.


You can visit the NPS website at for more information.



(subject to cancellation)


June 2
 6:30 pm
 Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee Mtg
 Conference Room
June 4
 9:40 & 10:40  StoryTime for Toddlers  Council Chambers
June 5
 3:30 pm  StoryTime with Phil
 Council Chambers




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, on Pentecost Sunday.  (This event is also known as the Chamarita Parade for those who have been around a few years.)

The day begins at 10:00 a.m. where the parade forms on Caledonia Street (in front of the IDESST Hall) and then heads up to the Star of the Sea Catholic Church via Pine Street, Glen Drive and up to the church.  Mass is held, 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 family, friends and guests.

Additional information can be found on the following website:  for more information.



from your Disaster Preparedness Committee

Extreme Heat
Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.

Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat.

Conditions that can induce heat-related illnesses include stagnant atmospheric conditions and poor air quality. Consequently, people living in urban areas may be at greater risk from the effects of a prolonged heat wave than those living in rural areas. Also, asphalt and concrete store heat longer and gradually release heat at night, which can produce higher nighttime temperatures known as the "urban heat island effect."

To read more about their topics on:

  • Extreme Heat:  Know the Terms
  • Before Extreme Heat
  • During a Heat Emergency
  • Additional Information
  • First Aid for Heat-Induced Illnesses

click here and download the flyer to learn more.


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?

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