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Sausalito Currents - July 3, 2014
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Posted Date: 7/3/2014 3:15 PM

Information from your City Offices Public Notices  Public Announcements  |  Meetings/Events this Week Things Happening Around our Community

 
Remember, the new bus regulations will go into effect on July 10.

INFORMATION FROM YOUR CITY OFFICES
 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

JULY 4:  City Offices are Closed  (Library will re-open on July 5)

JULY 4:  Bridgeway will be closed to traffic (bicycles and automobiles) from 10:00 am to 12 noon for the Parade

JULY 10:  Bus regulations go into effect

JULY 14:  Marinship Way temporarily close to through traffic (read more below)

 

CITY COUNCIL

Check out what's happening at the July 8th City Council Meeting

  • On the Consent Calendar you can find: 
    • the adoption of the two housing element ordinance re: Reasonable Accommodations and Density Bonus Projects (4A & 4B)
    • adoption of a resolution supporting and filing of an application for MTC funding for the Harbor Drive to Gate 6 Road Multi-Use Pathway Project (4C)
  • On a appeal for a project at 206 Third Street (5A)
  • Introduction of an ordinance regulating bicycle parking (5B)
  • Consideration on calling for and giving notice for a general purpose election seeking voter approval of a one-half of one percent (0.5%) Transaction and Use (sales) Tax (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.  Remember to "submit" to post your comment. This new feature allows the Council to see your comments at the any time prior to the meeting.

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

4th of July EXTRAVAGANZA!
That's tomorrow and yes, it's another one of the really great community traditions lasting all day long!

The annual parade through town begins at 10:00am at the intersection of Second and Main Street and ends at the north end of Caledonia Street so that everyone can filter over to Dunphy Park.  This year the judging station for the parade participants will be in front of Robin Sweeny Park. 

Then, starting at noon, Dunphy Park will begin hosting live music by The Ace’s and Eugene Huggins, food by the Sausalito Rotary Club and Galilee Harbor, tug of war, dancing and family games like the famous traditional City Wide Egg Toss with eggs donated by Molly Stones.


The day concludes at Gabrielson Park.  Between 6:30pm and 9:30pm, there will be music by Elena Keating and the R & B Allstars 70’s, filling the evening air in anticipation of the grand finale to a fun filled day.  Richardson’s Bay will then provide a beautiful view and front row seating to our very own fireworks display off Spinnaker Point.

We need your help and support to raise $26,000 for the cost of the fireworks spectacle.  Donations from local residents and merchants solely fund the fireworks show.  You can make a donation online at www.sausalito4thofjuly.com or send/drop off your tax-deductible donation to: Parks and Recreation C/O Fireworks, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito CA 94965

 

LIBRARY

The Summer Reading Program has started and there's a ton going on in the children’s department.  READ on:

Up, Up and Away! Summer Reading at the Sausalito Public Library
Take flight this summer at the Sausalito Public Library as we celebrate reading and imagination.
Between Saturday, June 14, and Saturday, August 9, kids 12 and under are invited to join our flight crew for a summer of great performances and programs, and our annual Reading Challenge.

READING CHALLENGE
June 14 through August 9
All kids 12 and under are eligible for the Reading Challenge—whether they’re reading to themselves or listening to stories read aloud. Reading Challenge participants sign up at the Sausalito Library and then visit the Library after every three hours of reading until they have read for 12 hours. Children get a prize after each visit. Children who read for 12 hours between June 14 and August 9 complete the challenge, get a free book, and are entered into a lottery for gift certificates, special prizes and more.

Tuesday, July 8  -  3:30 pm
The Three Little Pigs, a puppet show from the Magical Moonshine Theater

Adorable puppets and live music: last year they were an audience (and librarian) favorite. Come check out their new show, The Three Little Pigs. ALL AGES

Wednesday, July 9  -  9:40 & 10:40 am
Toddler Story Time

Join Molly for stories and songs! Perfect for children ages 3 and younger, and their caregivers.

Wednesday, July 9  -  3:30 pm
Jelly Jam Time, Story-dancing with Risa Lenore

Storytelling, physical theater, and dance combine for a fun, physical and imaginative afternoon. Recommended for kids 4-8, but all ages are welcome.

Thursday, July 10  -  4:30 pm
Young Writer’s Club: Shadow Puppet Workshop

Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash. *Note the special time & age limit. Ages 5 and up

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

PREVENTING MAIL THEFT

In the past few weeks, the Sausalito Police Department has received three reports of mail theft. Thieves target mail as a means of obtaining checks and personal information. This can lead to fraudulent credit card applications and purchases being made in the victim’s name. Anyone who has had their identity stolen can attest to the frustration and the time it takes to clear their name.

Here is what you can do to protect your mail from thieves:
      • Promptly remove mail from your mailbox after delivery, especially if you're expecting checks, credit cards, or other negotiable items. If you won't be home when the items are expected, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to pick up your mail.
      • Have your local post office hold your mail while you're on vacation, or absent from your home for a long period of time.
      • If you don't receive a check or other valuable mail you're expecting, contact the issuing agency immediately.
      • If you change your address, immediately notify your post office and anyone with whom you do business via the mail.
      • Always deposit your important mail (credit card applications, payments, etc.) in a mail slot at your local post office, or hand it directly to your letter carrier.
      • Consider on-line banking and bill payment.

If you believe that your mail has been stolen, please contact the Sausalito Police Department at 415-289-4170. In addition, you can file an on-line report with the USPS at: https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/investigations/MailFraud/fraudschemes/mailtheft/MailTheft.aspx

If you see anyone suspicious looking through mailboxes, day or night, please contact the Police Department without delay. Report anything suspicious, such as multiple mailboxes left open or abandoned mail found on the roadside.

 

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

MARINSHIP WAY TO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC BEGINNING JULY 14

As Council and the community were advised during a presentation to Council on June 10, 2014, the US Army Corps of Engineers plans to temporarily close Marinship Way between Testa Street and Liberty Ship Way to allow for road repair and the installation of new striping and signage to improve traffic circulation and improve safety conditions along Marinship Way.  The work is scheduled to begin Monday, July 14, 2014 and be completed before the Sausalito Art Festival Labor Day weekend. Temporary road closure signs will be posted at Harbor Drive, Testa Street, Liberty Ship Way and Bridgeway Avenue.

During construction, vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will still have access to the U.S. Corps of Engineers’ San Francisco Bay Model Visitor Center and Operations Facility. If on foot or bike, please use the existing pathway that runs along the waterfront and east side of the Visitor Center to avoid the construction zone. Bicycles and pedestrians can also connect to Testa and points north via that same route.

For more information call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ BMVC at 415 289-3007. The City's contact for this project is Jonathon Goldman, Director of Public Works, City Engineer and ADA Coordinator. Goldman can be reached at 415-289-4176 or via electronic message to jgoldman@ci.sausalito.ca.us.

 

 
MEETINGS / EVENTS THIS WEEK
(subject to cancellation)

 

July 4
 ALL DAY
 FOURTH OF JULY PARADE, PICNIC AND FIREWORKS
 (see above)
July 7
 6:30 pm
 Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee
 Conference Room
July 8
 3:30 pm
 Children's Library Event - The Three Little Pigs
 (see above)
July 8  7:00 pm
 City Council Meeting
 Council Chambers
July 9
9:40 & 10:40
 StoryTime for Toddlers  Council Chambers
July 9
3:30 pm
 Children's Library Event -Jelly Jam Time
 (see above)
July 9
6:30 pm
 Planning Commission Meeting
 Council Chambers
July 10
4:30 pm  Young Writer’s Club: Shadow Puppet Workshop  (See above)
July 10
6:00 pm Sustainability Commission Meeting
 Conference Room

 

THINGS HAPPENING AROUND OUR COMMUNITY


Commission on Aging Meeting to be held in Marin City
July’s Marin County Commission on Aging meeting to be held in Marin City.  Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 10 and attend the monthly COA meeting that will be held at the Marguerita Johnson Community Center at 640 Drake Avenue, Marin City.  Each month the COA meetings rotate around the County and have interesting speakers. Presentations always run from 10:00-11:00 and the business meeting, open to all, runs from 11:15 to approximately 12:15.

This months featured speaker, Donna Robbins’ topic will be: ‘On The Road of Life Drive Yourself’.  During her talk, she hopes that you will learn the facts about controlling your life as you age, making important decisions, communicating with important people in your life and choosing the best action as you move forward. Donna is CEO of Ultimate Moves and has written several books on the subject. More information about Marin’s Commission on Aging: https://www.marinhhs.org/boards/commissionaging