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Sausalito Currents - September 7, 2012
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Posted Date: 9/7/2012 4:00 PM

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Concert for Kids – Saturday, September 8 - Sponsored by the Sausalito Lions Club
The Sausalito Lion’s Club is sponsoring the Sausalito Parks & Recreation Department’s Concerts for Kids summer concert series. This annual children’s entertainment event takes place on Saturday mornings once a month from June- October at Robin Sweeny Park. These summer and fall performances feature music, fun and laughs for children of all ages. Bring your family, a blanket and enjoy these FREE concerts thanks to the Sausalito Lion’s Club. Entertainment begins at 10:00 am. Featured this week is Miss Kitty.


34th Annual Chili Cook-Off
We’re coming up on the annual Chili Cook-Off, scheduled for Sunday, September 30 in Dunphy Park.  But first, we need to recruit all you Chili Chefs.  Come share your favorite chili recipe.  Be ready, you must make at least 10 gallons of chili – but new this year, you will be able to do your PREP work at home. Applications are available at  It’s a great event, come and participate!



Building Division Rolls Out New Concurrent Plan Check Process
The Building Division has initiated a new Concurrent Plan Check Process for the review and approval of construction plans for building permits.  The new process will allow building, planning, engineering, sewer, and fire staff to review construction plans concurrently.  Previously, construction plans were frequently reviewed by one staff member at a time.  The Concurrent Plan Check Process is designed to provide a quicker turnaround and shorter time for permit issuance while still ensuring full compliance with City building, zoning, and public works requirements.

A flow chart has been provided to assist in explaining the new.  For additional information on the new Concurrent Plan Check Process or the building permit submittal requirements and procedures go to:  or contact Permit Technician Nichole Houstone at 289-4137 or



Accessory Dwelling Units

The Sausalito Planning Commission will hold a public hearing beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday September 19, 2012 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito on the Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance.

Details: The Planning Commission will consider an ordinance amending Title 10 of the Sausalito Municipal Code to permit new Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) which meet specific criteria in the R-1, R-2 and R-3 Zoning Districts and legalize existing unpermitted ADUs which meet specific criteria in the R-1, R-2 and R-3 Zoning Districts. ADUs are also known as second units, granny units or in-law units. By way of background, the City adopted regulations in 1984 prohibiting the development of ADUs or second/granny units in all residential zoning districts.  As part of the Housing Element Update, the City conducted a survey of residential property owners which indicated 15% of the 700+ survey respondents had an ADU on their property, and another 19% of respondents would be inclined to build an ADU if permitted by the City’s regulations. 

The community has come to recognize ADUs as a low impact approach to addressing a portion of the community’s very low and low income housing needs, and the Housing Element Update thus establishes programs to both allow new ADUs and legalize existing ADUs built without permits. The ADU ordinance would implement the program identified in the draft Housing Element.

The draft ordinance may be reviewed at the Community Development Department, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito, between 7:30 A.M. and 5 P.M., Monday through Thursday and between 7:30 A.M. and noon on Friday or at  Staff reports will be available at the City’s website ( on the Fridays preceding the Planning Commission meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Lilly Schinsing at 415-289-4134 or email   Interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and/or present written testimony at or before the hearings.



PG&E  Planned Service Interruption

On Wednesday, September 13, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 5:00  pm, PG&E will interrupt their services to repair necessary equipment.  This will affect areas in the vicinity of Bay Street, Bridgeway, and Spinnaker Drive.  Please contact PG&E if you have any questions.


(subject to cancellation) 

 Sept 8  10:00 am  Kids Concert - featuring Miss Kitty  Robin Sweeny Park 
 Sept 9  10:00 am  Farmers Market  Dunphy Park
 Sept 11  4:00 pm  Board of Library Trustees Mtg  Friends Bookstore
 Sept 11  7:00 pm  City Council Meeting  Council Chambers
 Sept 12  6:30 pm  Historic Landmarks Board Meeting  Conference Room
 Sept 13  3:30 pm  Storytime with Phil  Council Chambers
 Sept 13  6:00 pm  Sustainability Commission Mtg  Conference Room



Cass Marina Site Clean-up, Saturday, September 8, 9:00am – 12noon
Meet us at Cass Marina and help us weed, get rid of invasive plants, clean out the rat’s nests and other unwanted stuff from the old maintenance shed and clean-up the property.

Cass Gidley Marina - Sausalito Community Boating Center is teaming up with the City of Sausalito’s Parks & Recreation and Public Works Departments, as well as the Richardson's Bay Regional Agency and Bay Cities Refuse in order to make this happen.

Bring work gloves and a travel mug, we'll provide the coffee.

You’ll find us tucked in the corner behind Dunphy Park at Bridgeway and Napa.  For more information about the Cass Gidley Marina Sausalito Community Boating Center project or to donate go to


The Bay Area Discovery Museum is proud to announce its first annual Grandparents Day.  On Sunday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to ¬ 5 p.m., families will enjoy a day of fun with special programming in honor of National Grandparents Day. With special thanks to ScholarShare, one grandparent and one child will enjoy free admission.

Children’s book author Jackie Board will be reading her books, “Grandma Wants to Eat My Baby Sister”, and “Eat Your Breakfast or Else!” for a special story time at TBD.

The Radio Disney AM 1310 Road Crew will be on-site at TBD with prizes and interactive entertainment for the whole family. For more information about Radio Disney, log onto .

The Museum’s current Grandparent Circle members and those who join prior to or on Grandparents Day will receive a special gift.

This event is brought to you by ScholarShare College Saving Plan.

When:  Sunday, September 9, 2012  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Story Time: 11:30 a.m.
Radio Disney: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Sausalito Woman’s Club Preservation Society to host annual Sherry Hour

This year, Mark Wilson, a Bay Area architectural historian, will provide a lecture based on the work from his recent book, Bernard Maybeck Architect of Elegance. Maybeck was an influential mentor of Julia Morgan and he designed many buildings in this area. Wilson’s presentation includes a series of beautiful images including many private homes, which have never been publicly viewed. So if you are interested in history, architecture or interior design, you should not miss this fascinating event. The lecture is open, free to all members, friends and the local community. Come join us, have a glass of wine and slide back into the world of the early 20th century Bay Area.

When:  Thursday, September 20, 2012   7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Sausalito Woman’s Club, 120 Central Avenue