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Sausalito Currents - December 20, 2013
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Posted Date: 12/20/2013 2:00 PM

 Information from your City Offices  | Public Announcements

 

INFORMATION FROM YOUR CITY OFFICES

REMEMBER, CITY HALL OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED DECEMBER 26 THROUGH JANUARY 5.

THE LIBRARY WILL ONLY CLOSE ON DECEMBER 23-25 AND DECEMBER 30-31.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION

Free Sausalito Electronic Waste Collection Event - Help our City to dispose of e-waste the right way by recycling!

The Sausalito Sustainability Commission is sponsoring its annual e-waste disposal event on Saturday, January 11, 2014, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Sausalito City Hall rear parking lot on Bee Street. Residents and businesses are invited to drop off non-working and obsolete electronics at the event.

The following e-waste will be collected, free of charge: computers, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, servers, main frame units, networking equipment, systems, printed circuit boards, telephones and cellular phones, stereos, televisions and flat screens, DVD players and other consumer electronics. Please note that neither lamps nor batteries will be accepted.

E-waste collected will be shredded and mechanically separated into the primary commodities of steel, aluminum, copper and plastic for use in the manufacture of new products. No e-waste will be landfilled or exported as e-waste.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - HOUSING ELEMENT

The City will be starting work on implementing and updating the Housing Element in January 2014. The work involves two tracks.

--The first track involves adopting a variety of Zoning Ordinance Amendments, which were pledged in the existing Housing Element (which was adopted in 2012). In order to be eligible for certification from the State for the upcoming Housing Element cycle, the City must follow through with these Ordinance amendments. If the existing Housing Element programs are not implemented, our eight year (2015-2023) cycle reverts to a four year cycle and our next Housing Element will be due in 2018, instead of 2023.

--The second track involves a minor update to the Housing Element and gaining certification by the State by January 31, 2015. The second track is reliant on the first track amendments being adopted.

Please see the attached flyer for more information. You can also visit our Housing Element Updates webpage (which will be updated as we move along in the process). There will be many opportunities to participate in the process—for those of you who were on the notification list for the Housing Element that we completed last year,  you remain on this notification list and continue to receive updates with meeting dates and times. However, if you are no longer interested and would like to be removed from the notification, or wish to be added now, please e-mail Lilly Schinsing

The first Housing Element Subcommittee meeting will be held in January, 2014 (date and time TBD).

 

LIBRARY

Sausalito Library Seeking Volunteer Book Club Facilitator
We are seeking an enthusiastic volunteer with a little time on their hands to commit to a monthly book discussion group that will supplement our popular (and filled to capacity) "Lesser Known Novels." Theme, content and scheduling are flexible. Staff will arrange for space in City Hall during open hours, develop promotional materials and provide assistance to the right candidate. Prior book club experience not required but group facilitation, creativity and critical thinking skills are a plus. Ideal for active retirees.

If facilitating a fun and engaging program for our community is meant for you, please contact Assistant City Librarian Augie Webb at 415-289-4121 (or by email: awebb@ci.sausalito.ca.us) to discuss the possibilities.

 

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

**WE'LL DRIVE YOU HOME**
Once again, the City of Sausalito is providing Sausalito residents a free and safe ride to and from any location within the city limits of Sausalito on New Year's Eve.

We know that there will be many parties at local clubs, restaruants, bars and residences here in Sausalito.  In order to provide a safe ride to and from your New Year's Eve celebration, two vehicles will be on-call throughout the night to five any resident a ride.  Whe residents are ready to go to their party or night out on the town, simply call 415-521-0412 on New Years' Eve and one of the vehicles will responde and take you there.  When you are ready to leave the party and head for home, call 415-521-0412 again and one of the vehicles will respond to take you home safely.

These transportation services will rlun form 7:00 pm on December 31 to 2:30 am on January 1.

Don't risk endangering yourself or others, or take the chance of being arrested if you have celebrated a little too much.  The City of Sausalito encourages everyone to have a fun and safe New Year's celebration by not driving while intoxicated.  TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS FREE SERVICE TO OUR RESIDENTS!

 

CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING
Bay Cities Refuse customers in Sausalito can place trees at the curb or in green cart on your weekly green-waste pick up day.  A debris box will be set out at MLK property until mid-January for tree drop-off.  No metal stands or flocked trees and remember to remove all ornaments.