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News from the City of Sausalito
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Stories for the Week of June 21, 2019

Update on Short-Term Rental Enforcement

Sausalito Waterfront
Prioritized enforcement of the City of Sausalito ban on short-term rentals resulted in a more than 50% decline in the number of short-term rental listings between January and June 2019, according to a report presented to the City Council on June 18. One hundred and seven different Sausalito units were listed for short-term rental in January 2019. In June 2019, that number had fallen to 52. A short-term rental is defined as the rental of a dwelling unit, accessory unit, or room or rooms of a dwelling unit for a period of less than 30 days. 

At the direction of the City Council, short-term rental enforcement has been a City of Sausalito priority since January 8, 2019. Later that month, the City entered into a contract with Host Compliance to assist staff in identifying short-term rental properties and notifying their owners. Identification is an important part of the enforcement process because the specific addresses of short-term rentals are not advertised on sites like Airbnb and VRBO.

In late April and early May 2019, City staff sent a courtesy letter to 48 newly identified Sausalito property owners associated with short-term rentals. The letter informed property owners that short-term rental activity must stop in order to avoid increasingly steep fines. In response to the courtesy letters, listings were removed for 18 properties and 5 listings were modified to rent for more than 30 days.

In early June 2019, property owners who did not respond to the April/May courtesy letter were sent a compliance order advising them to comply with Sausalito regulations immediately or fines would be issued. Violations are fined at $1,000 for the first offense, $2,000 for the second offense, and $5,000 for the third and subsequent offenses, per Sausalito Municipal Code section 1.10.110.B. Fines are cumulative and citations may be issued each day the violation exists.

As part of its enforcement efforts, the City will also be collecting transient occupancy tax for all illegal short-term rental activity occurring on or after January 8, 2019. A conservative estimate from City staff is that a total of $18,000 is owed by operators of illegal short-term rentals.

City staff expects the number of short-term rental listings in Sausalito to continue to decrease as more properties are identified and noticed, and as more owners of existing and prospective short-term rental properties become aware of the City's enforcement efforts.

Host Compliance provides a mechanism for people to report suspected illegal short-term rental activity. Reports can be made by calling the Host Compliance hotline at (415) 942-8181 or by filling out an online form. Reports may also be made directly to the City of Sausalito by printing, signing, and submitting a Code Complaint Form.

Any questions about short-term rentals in Sausalito may be directed to Community Development Director Lilly Whalen at (415) 289-4133 or lwhalen@sausalito.gov. The Community Development Department will be submitting quarterly reports on short-term rental enforcement. The next report will be provided to the City Council in September 2019. 
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT SHORT-TERM RENTALS IN SAUSALITO
READ THE QUARTERLY REPORT ON SHORT-TERM RENTAL ENFORCEMENT
WATCH THE PRESENTATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON JUNE 18

Dunphy Park Opening Dates Delayed to August and October

Dunphy Park
Dunphy Park on Thursday, June 20
Delays related to underground utilities have pushed back opening dates for Dunphy Park, but the end is in sight for an improvement project that began in December 2018. The new bocce courts, shoreline paths, restrooms, and parking lot are now expected to open sometime in August 2019. The lawn area will need time for new grass to become established and is now expected to become available for use in October 2019.

Here are other improvements to watch for in the coming days and weeks:
  • The new prefabricated restroom building structure should be completed by June 25, with interior finishes added in early July.
  • Paving of the new parking lot is expected to take place on July 1. If possible, the lot will be made temporarily available for parking during the City of Sausalito's 4th of July Festivities. 
  • The installation of irrigation facilities and the planting of new trees and shrubs will be ongoing through the month of July. Approximately 50 trees and shrubs of varying sizes and species will be planted.
  • Grass hydroseeding will take place in August. The grass will take two to three months to establish itself, during which time the lawn area of the park will remain fenced off.
The fence around the lawn area will come down and a grand opening celebration for Dunphy Park will be held when the lawn is ready for heavy use, most likely in October 2019. Keep an eye on Sausalito Currents and the City website for the date of the celebration.

Any questions about construction at Dunphy Park may be directed to Public Works Maintenance Division Manager Loren Umbertis at (415) 289-4113 or lumbertis@sausalito.gov. Those interested in supporting additional improvements to the park, such as the purchase of memorial benches, should contact Parks and Recreation Director Mike Langford at (415) 289-4126 or mlangford@sausalito.gov.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DUNPHY PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Update on Ferry Landing Landside Improvements

Landside of Ferry Landing
The landside portion of the Sausalito ferry landing
On June 7, 2019, the City of Sausalito issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Planning and Design Services for the Sausalito Ferry Landside Improvements Project. The RFP invites qualified proposers to submit a response to the request for one or both scopes of work:
  • Package A: visioning and schematic design for the project
  • Package B: visioning and a full design for the project
The City will review the responses to the RFP and award an agreement to perform the work on the project under one of the two approaches.

When completed, the landside improvements will enhance pedestrian spaces for residents and visitors, including improved passenger staging and ticket vending areas. The project will also complement improvements to the adjacent waterside facilities by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.

A rough timetable for landside improvements to the ferry landing is as follows:
  • Award of contract for planning and design services: Fall 2019
  • Public workshops on landside designs: Winter 2019-20
  • Start of construction: Fall 2020
  • Completion of construction: Summer 2021
The latest schedule from the bridge district for waterside improvements is as follows:
  • Advertise for construction: December 2019
  • Award construction contract: March 2020
  • Completion of construction: December 2022
The previous schedule from the bridge district, from November 2018, called for construction to be completed by December 2021.

Funding for the landside project consists of $2 million in Federal Transit Administration funds, $400,000 from the bridge district, and $100,000 in matching funds from the City of Sausalito. The City issued the RFP on June 7 in response to direction from the bridge district that the City's original selection of a visioning and design team failed to comply with Federal Transit Administration requirements, and that funds expended by the City thus far would not be allowed to count towards the City's $100,000 match for the project.

Any questions or comments about ferry landing landside improvements may be directed to Brian Moura, Contract Economic Development Advisor for the City of Sausalito, at bmoura@sausalito.gov.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SAUSALITO FERRY LANDING
WATCH A PRESENTATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON LANDSIDE IMPROVEMENTS

City Council Approves 2019-20 Budget, Sewer Rate Increase

City Council
The City Council during the budget item on June 18
In separate public hearings at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 18, the Council voted to approve a new five-year rate schedule for sewer service and a fiscal year 2019-20 budget. Both items passed with a 4-1 vote.

The Council voted in favor of an increase to the City's sewer rates after receiving only five protests from residents and parcel owners. In compliance with state law, 1,751 protests (50% of property owners + 1) were required to remove the item from consideration by the Council. As approved, the City's sewer rates will rise by an aggregate of 4% per year over the next five years, with new rates going into effect on July 1, 2019. Funds generated by the higher rates will make it possible for the City to make capital improvements that are necessary to continue to maintain compliance with Clean Water Act requirements.

The final budget approved for fiscal year 2019-20 includes the following elements:
  • General fund operating revenues of $19,023,674
  • General fund operating expenditures of $18,035,486
  • Capital expenditures of $5,436,877
  • Undesignated general fund balance of $1,569,363
The capital expenditures budget includes 30 capital improvement projects planned for the upcoming year.

The fiscal year 2019-20 budget is the second year of a two-year budget cycle for the City of Sausalito. The next two-year budget cycle will begin on July 1, 2020 and cover fiscal years 2020-21 and 2021-22. 

Any questions about the sewer rate increase or the City budget may be directed to Administrative Services Director and Assistant City Manager Yulia Carter at ycarter@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4105.
 
WATCH THE JUNE 18 CITY COUNCIL ITEM ON THE NEW SEWER RATES
READ THE JUNE 18 STAFF REPORT ON THE SEWER RATE INCREASE
WATCH THE JUNE 18 CITY COUNCIL ITEM ON THE FY 2019-20 BUDGET
READ THE JUNE 18 STAFF REPORT ON THE FY 2019-20 BUDGET

Broken Water Main Disrupts Bridgeway Traffic on June 15

Water Main Break
The buckled roadway from the water main break on June 15
A break in a 12-inch, cast-iron water main belonging to the Marin Municipal Water District disrupted traffic and flooded businesses in the vicinity of 2658 Bridgeway on Saturday, June 15. The break took place at approximately 2:00 p.m. and caused the outside lane of northbound Bridgeway to buckle. Eight businesses on Bridgeway and Coloma Street were inundated with flooding and mud, with the water reaching the height of electrical outlets in some businesses. 

The Marin Municipal Water District was able to shut off water to the pipe within twenty minutes of the reported breakage. Staff from the Southern Marin Fire Protection District, the Sausalito Police Department, the Public Works Department, and PG&E were also onsite to evaluate the area for safety and direct traffic. Water district crews began repairs to the roadway on Saturday evening, and the damaged portion of Bridgeway reopened at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.
 
VIEW A GOOGLE MAP OF 2658 BRIDGEWAY
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MARIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT

Prepare Yourself for a Public Safety Power Shutoff

Fire Map
The California Public Utilities Commission map of high fire-threat areas in the Bay Area
Given the continued and growing threat of extreme weather and wildfires, and as an additional precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, PG&E has expanded its Community Wildfire Safety Program to further reduce wildfire risks. This includes expanding its Public Safety Power Shutoff program to include all electric lines that pass through high fire-threat areas.

The expanded program means that even if Sausalito is not directly threatened by a wildfire in Southern Marin, Sausalito residents may be without power for an extended period if our power comes from a line that passes through an area experiencing extreme fire danger conditions.

Because extreme weather can last for several days, PG&E suggests that customers prepare for outages that could last longer than 48 hours. Here are recommended ways to prepare for a multi-day outage:
  • Sign up for fire alerts at pge.com/mywildfirealerts 
  • Plan for any medical needs like medications that need to be refrigerated or devices that require power
  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit with flashlights, fresh batteries, first aid supplies, and cash
  • Identify backup charging methods for phones and keep hard copies of emergency numbers
  • Learn how to manually open your garage door
  • If you choose to get a backup generator, ensure it's ready to safely operate
When possible, PG&E will provide customers with advance notice prior to turning off the power. If power is turned off, PG&E will provide updates until power is restored.

Any questions about PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program may be directed to (866) 743-6589 or wildfiresafety@pge.com.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF PROGRAM
VIEW THE FIRE MAP FROM THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

Recap of City Council Meeting on June 18

A regular meeting of the Sausalito City Council was held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The following, in red italics, is a brief summary of actions taken at the meeting.

Please note: We experienced technical difficulties with the video recording of the June 18 meeting. The first 36 minutes and the final 14 minutes of the recording are without sound. 

Consent Calendar: Watch the recording of this portion of the meeting Approved the response to the grand jury. Adopted ordinance no. 1272. Adopted resolution no. 5811 continuing the declaration of a local emergency.

Business Items:
Public hearing items were heard before business items. Directed staff to bring this item at a future date and allow more time for the design teams to complete their plans. Watch the recording of this portion of the meeting Received and filed the report. Watch the recording of this portion of the meeting Approved the letter to the Sausalito Marin City School District. Watch the recording of this portion of the meeting

Public Hearing Items: Adopted ordinance no. 1273 establishing new sewer rates. Watch the recording of this portion of the meeting Adopted by resolution no. 5812 the adjustments to the FY 2019-20 operating and capital budget, and established by resolution no. 5813 the Gann Limit for FY 2019-20 Watch the recording of this portion of the meeting

Did you know you can watch City Council meetings live via webcast? You can also watch video recordings of past meetings on the City website.

Council meetings are also broadcast live on television via Comcast Cable Channel 27 or AT&T Channel 99. If you miss the live broadcast, check the rebroadcast schedule.

The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be held on July 16, 2019, with the open session due to commence at approximately 7:00 p.m.
 
VIEW CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDAS AND VIDEO ARCHIVES

Updates from Boards and Commissions

General Plan Advisory Committee. The mission of the General Plan Advisory Committee is to facilitate the update of the 1995 Sausalito General Plan in concert with City staff, consultants, and the public.

Previous meeting. On Tuesday, June 4, the members of the General Plan Advisory Committee met to receive presentations from the Sustainability Commission and the Planning Commission as part of the visioning phase of the General Plan Update. Watch the video recording of the meeting

Upcoming meeting. The General Plan Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. At the meeting, the committee will receive presentations from the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Community Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee as part of the visioning phase of the General Plan Update. For the full agenda packet, visit the General Plan Advisory Committee meetings and agendas page.

Questions about the General Plan Advisory Committee or the General Plan Update may be directed to Community Development Director Lilly Whalen at (415) 289-4133 or lwhalen@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GENERAL PLAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Planning Commission. The role of the Planning Commission is to review applications for design review and land use entitlements, as set forth in planning and zoning laws of the City and the state, and perform other such duties as specified in the Sausalito Municipal Code.

Previous meeting. A hearing of the Planning Commission was held on June 12. The following actions were taken at the hearing:
  • Approved a tentative minor subdivision map (tentative parcel map) to create two residential condominium units and one common area parcel at 60/62 Marion Avenue
Please note: Due to a technical problem, sound is not available on the video recording of the June 12 Planning Commission meeting.

Upcoming meeting. There will be a regular meeting of the Planning Commission in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26. The following items are on the agenda:
  • The consideration of a design review permit for the expansion of a second floor deck at 27 Central Avenue (continued from the May 29 meeting of the Planning Commission)
  • The consideration of an appeal of a Community Development Department decision to approve an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) permit at 416 Napa Street
  • A review of the draft community goals for the General Plan Update
All Planning Commission meetings are open to the public and are also live streamed and video recorded. If you have any questions about the Planning Commission or an item under consideration, please contact the Community Development Department at (415) 289-4128. The department's public counter in City Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PLANNING COMMISSION
Hospitality Business Development Committee. The role of the Hospitality Business Development Committee is to promote the hospitality and tourism industry in Sausalito and make recommendations to the City Council. Membership of the committee consists of two representatives from the hotel industry, two representatives from the restaurant industry, and two representatives from the Chamber of Commerce.

Previous meeting. The Hospitality Business Development Committee met on Thursday, June 6. At the meeting, the committee discussed the strategic marketing plan to be presented to the City Council on June 11.

Upcoming meeting: The next meeting of the Hospitality Business Development Committee will be held on Thursday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. At the meeting, the commission will revisit the strategic marketing plan in the wake of the City Council meeting on June 11. Please note: This meeting was originally scheduled for June 20.

Any questions about the Hospitality Business Development Committee may be directed to Parks and Recreation Director Mike Langford at (415) 289-4126 or mlangford@sausalito.gov. All meetings of the Hospitality Business Development Committee are open to the public, with time available for public comment.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HOSPITALITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Zoning Administrator. The City's Community Development Director acts as the Zoning Administrator and is assigned the authority and original jurisdiction for duties specified in the Sausalito Municipal Code.

Previous hearing. A hearing of the Zoning Administrator was held on May 30 in the City Hall Conference Room. The following actions were taken at the hearing:
  • Approved a request for a 180-day extension to September 17, 2019, to the construction time limit for the project at 60/62 Marion Avenue, which includes the construction of two detached, single-family dwellings
  • Approved a request for an extension to May 8, 2020, of an approved design review permit (DR 16-077) for the construction of new additions to an existing single-family residence at 71 Glen Drive
Next hearing. The next hearing of the Zoning Administrator will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28 in the City Hall Conference Room. The following item is on the agenda:
  • A request for an extension to July 5, 2020, of a previously approved design review permit (DR 16-400) for the demolition of an existing single family residence and construction a new 1,623 square-foot single-family residence at 152 Edwards Avenue
All Zoning Administrator hearings are open to the public. If you have any questions about the Zoning Administrator or an item under consideration, please contact the Community Development Department (CDD) at (415) 289-4128. The CDD public counter in City Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

News from City Departments

Police. The Sausalito Police Department has received a report that its primary phone number of (415) 289-4170 has been spoofed by an unknown entity and used in an attempted phone scam. The scammers identify themselves as law enforcement and IRS agents. They use aggressive tactics and threaten some form of judicial punishment if you do not comply with their request. These threats include telling you a warrant will be issued for your arrest or that an officer will come to your house to arrest you immediately.

The Sausalito Police Department will not ask for any form of payment over the phone. Do not give your personal information to any unverified caller. If you receive an unsolicited call and suspect that it is fraudulent, hang up and call the source yourself to ensure you are speaking to a legitimate employee.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Works. Caledonia Street will be closed to through traffic between Pine Street and Turney Street from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 24. Drivers will need to use Bonita Street or Bridgeway to get between Pine and Turney. The closure will allow McDevitt Construction to operate a crane as part of the remodel project at the Marin Theater at 101 Caledonia Street. Any questions about the closure may be directed to the Department of Public Works at (415) 289-4106.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Public Works. Atwood Avenue will be closed just east of the driveway at 26 Atwood on Monday, July 1 for construction work related to underground utilities. The closure will detour traffic around Atwood between North Street and Bulkley Avenue. Please expect delays if you live on Atwood. After the utility work has been approved, pavement restoration work will require a second road closure in the same location.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Administration. PG&E is seeking approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to increase customer rates by 6.4% for PG&E's typical residential electric and gas customer. To get feedback from PG&E customers on the proposed rate increase, the CPUC will hold a series of public forums across the state. The public forums closest to Marin County will be held in San Francisco on July 9 and Santa Rosa on July 31. Specific times and locations may be found in the media advisory released by the CPUC on May 28, 2019.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PUBLIC FORUMS ON THE PG&E RATE REQUEST
Administration. Please be advised that on Monday, July 1, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District will be raising all toll rates for the Golden Gate Bridge. This includes the FasTrak rate (from $7.00 to $7.35), the pay-as-you-go rate (from $8.00 to $8.20), the toll invoice rate (from $8.00 to $8.35), the carpool rate (from $5.00 to $5.30), and multi-axle vehicle rates. To open a FasTrak account, visit bayareafastrak.org or call 1-877-BAY-TOLL (1-877-229-8655).
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE TOLL INCREASE
Library. You might notice a new plant in the library this summer – and it's extremely drought tolerant! The "Adult Summer Reading Tree" is front and center on the octagon book display in the new book area of the library. Interested readers can fill out one of the hanging leaves with their name and the author and title of one of their favorite books, then add a sentence or two on the back about why they love it. In exchange, participants earn raffle tickets that go towards a grand raffle at the end of the summer. Anyone 14 years and older is welcome to participate.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO LIBRARY
Parks and Recreation. Everyone loves a parade! So why not grab some friends and join the party? Parade entries are still open for Sausalito's 4th of July Parade, and anyone can join. Do a float, or just march along for fun, or maybe drive your cool car. Parade lineup is at 9:00 a.m. on the 4th of July, and the parade starts at 10:00 a.m. All entries will be done by 12:30 p.m. at the latest. You can enter at sausalito4thofjuly.com. If you have any questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor Julie Myers at jmyers@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4198. There is a $25 donation to the fireworks show for each parade entry.
SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 4TH OF JULY PARADE
Parks and Recreation. Sausalito Parks and Recreation and Super Soccer Stars are pleased to offer summer soccer classes for ages 1 to 7 years. Two four-week sessions for five age groups between the ages of 1 and 7 will be held on Saturday mornings at Marinship Park from June 29 to July 20 and August 10 to 31. A free demonstration class will be held on Saturday, June 22. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (415) 289-4152.
LEARN MORE ABOUT PROGRAMS AND CLASSES FROM PARKS AND RECREATION

Things Happening in Our Community

Jazz & Blues by the Bay. The 2019 season of Jazz and Blues by the Bay concerts continues in Gabrielson Park on Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. with jazz from The Black Market Trust. The event is sponsored by the Volunteers in Public Safety (VIPS). Food and beverages will be on sale. The grass seating area fills up quickly, so come down early to save a spot!
LEARN MORE ABOUT JAZZ AND BLUES BY THE BAY
Sausalito Writers' Circle. Looking for a supportive group to share your writing with? Ready to tackle that story, novel, or poem? Interested in providing feedback to others? Whether you're an aspiring writer, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between, come join us on Sunday, June 23 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. Your host at this Sausalito Library program is Sausalito resident, published author, and experienced workshop facilitator Cindy Knoebel. If interested in attending, please join our Meetup group and RSVP. The Writers' Circle typically meets twice per month.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Shut Up & Write! Sausalito. Looking to spark your writing in the company of other writers? Whether you're writing – or wanting to write – a script, a book, a blog, a short story, a poem, or a song, Shut Up & Write!™ Sausalito is the place to be. Join us on Monday, June 24 in the Community Room on the ground floor of the Sausalito Fire Station at 333 Johnson Street. Writing prompts will be offered to get you started, and those who wish to may share their writing in the last 15 minutes. Sausalito writer A.T. Lynne is the host. There is no charge to participate.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SHUT UP AND WRITE! SAUSALITO
Edible Flowers: Beyond the Beauty. Have you ever wondered if you can eat your flowers? In some cases, you can! Many of these edible beauties are easy to grow over the course of a season. Join Jenine Stilson on Thursday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers to learn which flowers or parts of flowers are safe to eat — and some that you should avoid. We will cover ornamentals, herbs, flowers of fruits and vegetables, and even weeds, and give you creative ideas on how to use them. Jenine became a UC Marin Master Gardener in 2014 and has been a leader of the Edibles Guild for the past three years. This program is co-sponsored by the Sausalito Library and Sausalito Beautiful.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Jazz & Blues by the Bay. The 2019 season of Jazz and Blues by the Bay concerts continues in Gabrielson Park on Friday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. with blues from Ron Thompson and His Resistors. The event is sponsored by Friends of Sausalito Dog Parks. Food and beverages will be on sale. The grass seating area fills up quickly, so come down early to save a spot!
LEARN MORE ABOUT JAZZ AND BLUES BY THE BAY
4th of July in Sausalito. This three-part event on Thursday, July 4 begins with a parade of floats, bands, classic cars, local officials, and organizations. The parade starts at the intersection of Second Street and Main Street at 10:00 a.m. and ends at the corner of Caledonia and Litho streets. After the parade, the party gets going at Robin Sweeny Park with food and entertainment, a tug of war, an egg toss, and live music and dancing. The finale at Gabrielson Park at 6:30 p.m. features more live music, followed by Sausalito's legendary fireworks display. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 4TH OF JULY FESTIVITIES
Jazz & Blues by the Bay. The 2019 season of Jazz and Blues by the Bay concerts continues in Gabrielson Park on Friday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m. with jazz and swing from The Hot Baked Goods. The event is sponsored by the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce. Food and beverages will be on sale. The grass seating area fills up quickly, so come down early to save a spot!
LEARN MORE ABOUT JAZZ AND BLUES BY THE BAY
Author Reading: Houseboat Wars. It's 1977, and battles rage on Richardson's Bay over attempts to evict hundreds of houseboat dwellers, most of them young and rebellious, in the new novel Houseboat Wars by Charles Bush. Kirkus Reviews writes, "In this thriller, a houseboat community's legal case against developers culminates in murder.... The attorney protagonist getting caught up in more melodrama than lawyering makes for an unusual but convincing tale." Charles Bush is a former attorney whose clients ranged from residents of Sausalito houseboats to inmates on San Quentin Prison's Death Row. This special Sausalito Library program will take place on Tuesday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Jazz & Blues by the Bay. The 2019 season of Jazz and Blues by the Bay concerts continues in Gabrielson Park on Friday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by Blues Defenders. The event is sponsored by Sausalito-on-the-Waterfront Foundation. Food and beverages will be on sale. The grass seating area fills up quickly, so come down early to save a spot!
LEARN MORE ABOUT JAZZ AND BLUES BY THE BAY
Caregiver Support Group. Are you or someone you know caring for a loved one who is suffering from cognitive impairment? Consider joining the Sausalito-based Caregiver Support Group, led by facilitators affiliated with the Alzheimer's Association of Northern California. The next monthly meeting will be held on Saturday, July 13 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Rotary Village Community Room at 701 Coloma Street in Sausalito. The group offers caregivers the ability to exchange information, talk through challenges and ways of coping, and share feelings and frustrations. Participants and their situations are assured complete confidentiality. For additional information, please send email to caregivermarin@gmail.com.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin. The Sausalito Library invites you to a presentation on the first museum retrospective of renowned tattoo artist and California native Ed Hardy. This special program presented by museum docent Gretchen Turner will take place on Thursday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Deeper than Skin tracks Hardy’s goal of elevating the tattoo from its subculture status to an important visual art form. The exhibition surveys Hardy's life in art that has as its inspiration both traditional American tattooing and Japan’s ukiyo-e era culture.  The corresponding exhibit at the de Young runs from July 13 to October 6. 
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Jazz & Blues by the Bay. The 2019 season of Jazz and Blues by the Bay concerts continues in Gabrielson Park on Friday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. with jazz from Tin Cup Serenade. The event is sponsored by St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Food and beverages will be on sale. The grass seating area fills up quickly, so come down early to save a spot!
LEARN MORE ABOUT JAZZ AND BLUES BY THE BAY
Coloring and Doodling Party for Adults. Come relax and join the coloring party on Tuesday, July 23 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall. We provide a stress-free atmosphere, soothing music, and delicious refreshments so you can unleash your imagination. The Sausalito Library provides all coloring supplies, and we can help you make bookmarks and buttons from your artwork. Seating is limited for this free program. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Rebecca Burgan at rburgan@sausalito.gov.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Five Essential Skills for Mac. This Sausalito Library workshop at 10:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room on Thursday, July 25 will cover the most essentials skills you need to know for using your Mac computer. Topics covered include selecting multiple items, window management, rules of text, left click vs. right click, and copy and paste. Instructor Jon Hartman is a computer consultant specializing in Apple devices who also teaches classes at the libraries in Mill Valley and Tiburon. 
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Jazz & Blues by the Bay. The 2019 season of Jazz and Blues by the Bay concerts continues in Gabrielson Park on Friday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. with blues from The Dylan Black Project. The event is sponsored by Bay Cities Refuse. Food and beverages will be on sale. The grass seating area fills up quickly, so come down early to save a spot!
LEARN MORE ABOUT JAZZ AND BLUES BY THE BAY
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