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News from the City of Sausalito
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Stories for the Week of November 8, 2019

City Council to Consider Vision Statement for the Marinship

Marinship
The Marinship district at the north end of Sausalito
The future of Sausalito's Marinship district will be a topic of discussion at the Tuesday, November 12 meeting of the City Council. At the meeting, the Council will consider a draft vision statement that was created and refined by consultants from M-Group and the members of the City's General Plan Advisory Committee based on input from the public at a September 7 workshop.

Articulating a long-term vision for the Marinship is one component of a General Plan Update process now underway in Sausalito. The new General Plan will provide direction on a range of issues that will affect the City for the next 20 years and beyond. 

The following is the draft vision statement that will be considered by the City Council on November 12, as presented in a memo to the Council from M-Group:
  • The Marinship is a working waterfront maritime and industrial neighborhood that is planned and developed with innovative solutions to sea level rise combined with regional and global sea level rise reduction and management programs
  • The Marinship welcomes residents of houseboats and liveaboards while providing safe and convenient public access to transit, the shore, and to parks with a low-impact and functional vehicular and pedestrian circulation network
  • The neighborhood is supported by updated infrastructure, has unique local neighborhood-serving services and amenities, and is home to a thriving community of artists and innovators
  • The Marinship neighborhood respects and protects water-dependent uses as well as the neighborhood's historical maritime and industrial nature and character
In the memo, M-Group and the General Plan Advisory Committee also ask the City Council for recommendations on the following issues related to the future of the Marinship:
  • Should an economic sustainability statement be included in the vision statement for the Marinship?
  • For planning purposes, should the Marinship be considered as having subareas?
  • Should housing, such as senior and/or affordable housing, be included in any particular part of the Marinship?
  • Should the waterfront path that generally (but not entirely) follows the shoreline be improved or expanded, or is the existing condition appropriate?
  • Should remediating potential toxicity and/or similar environmental goals be included in the Marinship vision?
  • Should infrastructure improvements, specifically regarding stormwater and wastewater, be included in the Marinship vision?
The discussion of a vision for the Marinship is item 6A on the agenda for the City Council meeting on November 12. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers at 420 Litho Street. The Marinship item will have a public comment period, and residents and other interested parties are encouraged to participate.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
READ THE MEMO FROM M-GROUP FOR THE NOVEMBER 12 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
VIEW MAPS OF THE MARINSHIP DISTRICT [4 MB]

Update on the Dunphy Park Improvement Project

Dunphy Park
Dunphy Park on Friday, November 8
The improvement project at Dunphy Park continues to move towards completion. Here is the latest update on the various park elements:
  • Approximately 50% of the new parking lot is now available for public use; permanent pavement stripes and signage have not yet been installed
  • The pathways from the parking lot to the bocce courts and the Sausalito Cruising Club are now open
  • The bocce courts should be ready for use by the end of November
  • The restroom is completed but in need of final utility hookups
  • The shoreline pathways are currently under construction
  • The irrigation system is currently under construction
  • The lawn area is still expected to reopen in winter or spring 2020, depending on how long it takes new grass to become established
Over the past week or so, an acrid smell has been emanating from Dunphy Park, particularly on warm days and when the wind is blowing from the east. The smell is from compost that is being added by the contractor to improve the soil quality at the park. The compost is non-toxic and will help to encourage the healthy growth of trees and plants.

Any questions about improvements at Dunphy Park may be directed to Public Works Division Manager Loren Umbertis at (415) 289-4113 or email at lumbertis@sausalito.gov.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DUNPHY PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Mudflow Debris Removal Complete, Winterization Measures Underway

Gully
The gully between Sausalito Boulevard and Crescent Avenue
The City's contractor has completed the mudflow debris removal work that began on September 30 in Hurricane Gulch. In total, approximately 2,200 tons of debris were removed from an area that includes the Crescent Avenue right-of-way, the Marin Municipal Water District pump station, and private properties above and below Crescent.

Resource Environmental, Inc. began demobilizing from the site on Friday, November 1. The contractor has removed construction equipment and the temporary fencing around the perimeter. The staging area that was located at the intersection of Crescent Avenue and Main Street has also been cleared.

With debris removal accomplished, engineers have been able to assess the condition of the section of Crescent Avenue that was impacted by the slide. The surface of the roadway has been significantly damaged. As a result, it will need to remain closed to through traffic until it can be resurfaced in the spring after the rainy season.

Now that the debris field is clear, the City is working with project managers from Harris & Associates to implement winterization and long-term stormwater management measures in the gully. This is because the stormwater infrastructure that was used to manage runoff in the gully was significantly damaged by the mudflow.

The winterization measures, which should be finalized by the end of November, will help control stormwater runoff and protect the slopes during the coming winter season. Above the gully, stormwater runoff will be temporarily collected in a drainage inlet and diverted from Sausalito Boulevard to an alternate storm drain. In the gully, winterization measures will include stabilization of the slopes by hydroseeding and installing jute netting to promote grass growth and protect against erosion. A complete set of long-term measures will be implemented in the spring after the rainy season.

Any questions about mudflow debris removal, stormwater management, or slope stabilization may be directed to Public Works Director Kevin McGowan at kmcgowan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4176.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FEBRUARY 14 MUDFLOW

Openings on Boards and Commissions

City Hall
The Litho Street entrance to Sausalito City Hall
The City of Sausalito's boards and commissions are an essential part of our local government. The local resident volunteers who serve as commissioners provide critical advice to the City Council and make important front-line decisions in Sausalito, including those related to historic preservation, disaster preparedness, and new home construction. There are currently openings on five of the City's boards and commissions. If you have ever considered contributing to the effective governance of Sausalito, this is a great time to get involved.

Commissioners are appointed by the City Council after an interview process to assess the qualifications of applicants. New commissioners typically serve a three-year term. Two terms may be served before a commissioner "terms out." Alternates may participate in the absence of regular members and fill vacancies when a regular member is termed out or resigns. Most of Sausalito's boards and commissions meet once per month in the evening.

These are the City of Sausalito boards and commissions that currently have openings:
  • Community Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee. The seven members of the Community Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee advise the City Council on matters of policy related to disaster preparedness and help to build a strong connection between the police department and the community. There are two current vacancies on the committee. Please submit an application by November 22.
  • Historic Preservation Commission. Members of the Historic Preservation Commission review applications for exterior renovation of historic or noteworthy structures and sites located throughout Sausalito. In addition, the five-member commission advises the City Council on matters related to historic and cultural preservation. If interested, please submit an application by December 15.
  • Library Board of Trustees. The five members of the Sausalito Library Board of Trustees review the administration of library operations, establish library policies, and make recommendations to the city librarian. There is currently an opening for an alternate. If interested, please submit an application by November 22.
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee. The seven members of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee review the City's Bicycle Master Plan and provide recommendations to the City Council. There are two current vacancies. If interested, please submit an application by November 22.
  • Planning Commission. The five members of the Planning Commission review applications for design review and land use entitlements as set forth in planning and zoning laws of the City and state. If interested, please submit an application by November 22.
If you have any questions about joining a City of Sausalito board or commission, please contact Administrative Aide Serge Avila at (415) 289-4134 or savila@sausalito.gov. In addition to those listed above, there are a number of other boards and commissions and special committees in Sausalito that regularly seek new members.
 
APPLY TO JOIN A CITY OF SAUSALITO BOARD OR COMMISSION
LEARN MORE ABOUT CITY OF SAUSALITO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Business License Renewal Notices Are in the Mail

The City's business license service provider, HdL, has mailed out renewal notices to all businesses in Sausalito that have a current business license. These renewals are for the calendar year that starts on January 1, 2020.

The notices will provide information on the Business License Tax Equity Ordinance approved by voters in November 2018 and will include the new tax rate category for each business. The new ordinance updated business license tax rates, reduced the number of business license categories from 22 to 4, and eliminated the exemption from the ordinance for subcontractors and commercial property owners.

To provide additional time for outreach and information, the City Council delayed the start date of the Business License Tax Equity Ordinance until July 1, 2019, for previously unlicensed businesses and new businesses, and January 1, 2020, for previously licensed businesses. A total of 190 previously unlicensed and new businesses in Sausalito have become licensed since the start of the new ordinance on July 1, 2019.

For more information on business licenses in Sausalito, visit the Business License area of the City website. Resources include the license application for new businesses and a list of frequently asked questions about the new ordinance and the license process.

If you feel that the new category for your business is incorrect, or you have any questions about the new ordinance, please contact the HdL Support Center at support@hdlgov.com or (415) 762-0576.
 
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Prevent Coyotes from Being Attracted to Your Home

Coyote
Coyotes have become an increasingly familiar presence in Sausalito. Project Coyote, a Larkspur-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting coexistence with coyotes, offers the following tips to prevent coyotes from being attracted to your home.
  • Don't feed or attempt to tame coyotes. Most coyotes fear people. However, coyotes that associate people with food may become habituated to our presence, thereby increasing the likelihood of coyote/human conflict.
  • Clean community areas after outdoor events like barbecues.
  • Never leave or store pet food outside.
  • Tightly secure garbage, recycling, and green bins.
  • When composting, use well-secured bins. Don't add meat, dairy, or eggs.
  • Keep fallen fruit off the ground. Coyotes eat fruit.
  • Keep birdseed off the ground; seeds attract rodents, which then attract coyotes. Remove feeders if coyotes are seen in your yard.
  • Trim under bushes so that a coyote can't find easy shelter.
  • Close off crawl spaces under porches and sheds.
  • Remove water sources, especially in times of drought.
  • If you frequently see a coyote in your yard, make loud noises with pots, pans, or air horns. Consider installing motion-activated lights or sprinklers, a rolling PVC top to your fence, and/or a nighttime animal deterrent system.
LEARN MORE ABOUT COYOTE AWARENESS FROM PROJECT COYOTE

Upcoming City Council Meeting on November 12

There will be a regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, with the open session beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 420 Litho Street. The following agenda snapshot provides highlights only. For more information and additional items, please view the agenda and read the associated staff reports.

Special Presentations: Consent Calendar: Business Items: 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 November 19, 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

Outreach, MLK, IT, Transportation (OMIT) Committee. The OMIT Committee is a standing subcommittee of the Sausalito City Council tasked with reviewing City operations in the areas of outreach, information technology, transportation, and the MLK, Jr. Campus. The membership consists of two representatives from the Sausalito City Council.

Previous meeting. The OMIT Committee met on Tuesday, July 16. At the meeting, the committee reviewed a request for a parklet at Lappert's Fish & Chips during the summer months, a request from Gene Hiller Menswear for an option to extend the term of its lease of the former City Hall site, and a request from the Lycée Français for a lease reduction, return of suites, and a rent freeze at the MLK campus. After requests were heard, the OMIT Committee provided recommendations to the City Council and City staff.

Upcoming meeting. The next meeting of the OMIT Committee will be held on Wednesday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. Topics on the agenda include leases for the Sausalito Yacht Club and the Sausalito Cruising Club. OMIT will also receive updates on City property leases from Management Analyst Amy Turner.

Any questions about the OMIT Committee may be directed to Assistant City Manager/Administrative Services Director Yulia Carter at ycarter@sausalito.gov. All meetings of the OMIT Committee are open to the public, with time available for public comment.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OMIT COMMITTEE
Community Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee. The role of the Community Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee is to provide a forum for the community to share comments and concerns regarding public safety in Sausalito, including crime prevention, community outreach, and disaster preparedness education and training.

Previous Meeting. At its meeting on October 9, the committee members discussed neighborhood resource groups, the Disaster Preparedness: A Citizens Guide booklet, and upcoming community education events.

Upcoming Meeting. The next meeting of the Community Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee will be held on Wednesday, November 13 at 5:00 p.m. in the meeting room of Fire Station 1 at 333 Johnson Street. Topics on the agenda include Public Safety Power Shutoffs, neighborhood resource groups, and community education events. All meetings of the committee are open to the public, and community attendance and participation are encouraged.

Any questions about the Community Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee may be directed to Sausalito Police Captain Bill Fraass at (415) 289-4170 or bfraass@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY SAFETY/DISASTER PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE
General Plan Advisory Committee. The mission of the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) is to facilitate the update of the 1995 Sausalito General Plan in concert with City staff, consultants, and the public.

Previous meetings. The General Plan Advisory Committee held a regular meeting on October 15. At the meeting, committee members discussed further refinements to the vision for the Marinship and considered stakeholder recommendations for inclusion in the General Plan Update. Watch the video recording of the meeting

On November 4, the General Plan Advisory Committee held a special scoping meeting for the General Plan Update Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Watch the video recording of the meeting

Upcoming meeting. The General Plan Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. At this meeting, the committee will review the project schedule, discuss and receive input on the Environmental Quality Element framework, and discuss and receive input on the Health, Safety, and Community Resilience Element framework. 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 the Community Development Department at (415) 289-4128.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GENERAL PLAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Sustainability Commission. The Sustainability Commission advises the City Council on waste management, recycling, and sea level rise. The commission also plans and conducts public education programs related to sustainability.

Previous Meeting. The October 2019 regular meeting of the Sustainability Commission was canceled.

Upcoming meeting. The next Sustainability Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. Agenda items include EV chargers, the waste rate study, outreach on the ban on single-use plastics, and a presentation from County of Marin staff on green building reach codes.

The staff liaison to the Sustainability Commission is Senior Civil Engineer Andrew Davidson. The City Council liaison is Susan Cleveland-Knowles. Any questions about the Sustainability Commission may be directed to adavidson@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4180. All meetings of the Sustainability Commission are open to the public, with time available for public comment.
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Library Board of Trustees. The five-member Sausalito Library Board of Trustees reviews the administration of library operations, establishes library policies, and makes recommendations to the city librarian.

Previous meeting. The Library Board of Trustees met on Thursday, October 10. At the meeting, the trustees reviewed progress on the board's 2019-20 goals and objectives. 

Upcoming meeting. The Library Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Bookstore on the upper level of City Hall. Topics on the agenda include a report on the recent Public Safety Power Shutoff, the approval of an updated materials selection policy, and an update on the hiring process for a new children's librarian.

The staff liaison to the Library Board of Trustees is City Librarian Abbot Chambers. The City Council liaison is Mayor Joe Burns. Any questions about the Library Board of Trustees may be directed to achambers@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4123. All meetings of the Library Board of Trustees are open to the public, with time available for public comment.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

News from City Departments

Southern Marin Fire. PG&E is not currently expecting any Public Safety Power Shutoffs through Thursday, November 14, according to the company's seven-day forecast of shutoff potential in nine geographic zones. Marin County is in Zone 3.
VIEW THE PG&E FORECAST MAP FOR PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF POTENTIAL
Administration. The City of Sausalito is currently recruiting for two full-time positions on City staff. Job titles and application deadlines are as follows: For more information about job openings at the City of Sausalito, please visit the Job Openings page on the City website. Any questions may be directed to Human Resources Manager Susan Paterson at spaterson@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4130.
LEARN MORE ABOUT JOB OPENINGS WITH THE CITY OF SAUSALITO
Community Development. The City of Sausalito will prepare a Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed City of Sausalito General Plan Update. A Notice of Preparation (NOP) has been prepared and distributed as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The NOP public review period began on October 17, 2019. The close of the review period has been extended and will now end on December 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

The City of Sausalito's existing General Plan documents and materials for the General Plan Update and Program EIR are available at sausalitogeneralplan.org.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
Parks and Recreation. Santa's coming! He's making a special trip to the Sausalito Yacht Club on Saturday, December 7 to eat breakfast with you and your family. It will be a magical morning where kids make holiday crafts and visit with Santa while elves prepare a delicious breakfast of pancakes and sausage.

There are two seatings to choose from: the 8:30 a.m. seating sees Santa arrive, the 10:00 a.m. seating gets to see him return to the North Pole. The cost is $15 for Sausalito residents and $18 for non-residents (free for children 2 and under). To register, please visit the Breakfast with Santa web page. Any questions about Breakfast with Santa may be directed to Julie Myers at jmyers@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Public Works. A maintenance dredging project for the Sausalito Yacht Harbor will start on Friday, November 8 and continue through the month of November. The work has received the necessary permits from the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission and the City of Sausalito and will take place entirely in the water. Within 500 feet of residential areas, the work is restricted to Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. No work is permitted on Sundays or City holidays.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Library. The Sausalito Public Library is now accepting applications from local artists interested in displaying their work inside the library in 2020. Exhibits typically last for six weeks and feature the work of a single artist or a group of artists. To be eligible, artists must live, work, or maintain studio space in Sausalito.

If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork at the library, please review the library's Art Exhibition Policy and fill out an Art Exhibit Application (download the MS Word version here). Any questions may be directed to City Librarian Abbot Chambers at achambers@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ART EXHIBITS AT THE SAUSALITO LIBRARY

Things Happening in Our Community

Chasing Ships: An Inspector's Perspective. Captain Craig Thomas conducts ship inspections in the San Francisco Bay for vessels carrying the flags of Malta, the Marshall Islands, the Cayman Islands, and Liberia. Join Craig inside the Sausalito Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8 for an illustrated presentation based on his unique perspective of ship operations in the Bay. Craig is a Sausalito resident and the president of Agile Marine LLC. A graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College, his career in commercial shipping included positions ranging from third officer to captain.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
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, November 9 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
Procraftinators: Crafting for Adults. The Procraftinators crafting meet-up for adults is the perfect place to bring whatever unfinished object, craft project, or hobby you are working on. The Sausalito Library invites you to the Edgewater Room from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12 to complete that knitting, embroidery, or jewelry project while socializing with others for encouragement and inspiration. Bring your own supplies, trade with others, or come to learn a new craft. This event is free of charge and open to all experience levels. Drop in any time between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
An Evening with Mike Cerre. Please join the Sausalito Woman's Club from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12 for an evening with Emmy Award-winning network news correspondent, documentary producer, communications consultant, and Sausalito resident Mike Cerre. Mike is a passionate storyteller with an insatiable curiosity for how the rest of the world lives, works, learns, and plays. This special event is free and open to the public with a no-host bar. If planning to attend, please RSVP to Sue Currier at scurrier@gmail.com. The Sausalito Woman's Club is located at 120 Central Avenue.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO WOMAN'S CLUB
Homeless Outreach Event. On Thursday, November 14 from noon to 3:00 p.m., the Sausalito Police Department will host its annual Homeless Outreach Event in Marinship Park for Sausalito's anchor-out and homeless communities. Attendees at the event will receive free clothing, supplies, and medical and dental care. Flu shots and health exams will be provided by nursing students from UCSF. Marin Health and Human Services will offer clothing, toiletries, and emergency supplies. Sean Saylor of Saylor's Restaurant will be donating and catering lunch to those in attendance. Any questions about the Homeless Outreach Event may be directed to Sergeant Brandon Rodgers at (415) 289-4170 or brodgers@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO POLICE DEPARTMENT
James Tissot: Fashion & Faith. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Musée d'Orsay, Paris are the co-organizers of James Tissot: Fashion & Faith, the first major reassessment of the artist's career in over 20 years. Now on display at the Legion of Honor through February 9, this international retrospective examines approximately 60 paintings, works on paper, and cloisonné enamels by Tissot. Please join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent Maureen O'Brien on Thursday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers as she explores this historic collaboration. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library.
SEE A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Sealabrate Sausalito. The Sausalito Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Marine Mammal Center, invites you to an evening of fun, food, and dancing at the Spinnaker Restaurant from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on November 16. Proceeds support the programs of both organizations. The ticket price of $125 includes food, dancing, and entertainment. Mayor Joe Burns will be the MC for the evening, and there will be silent and live auctions. All are welcome to attend. Any questions may be directed to chamber@sausalito.org or (415) 331-7262.
PURCHASE TICKETS FOR SEALABRATE SAUSALITO
Julia Morgan Tour. The clubhouse of the Sausalito Woman's Club, the crowning jewel of architect Julia Morgan's work in Marin, sits atop a steep lot overlooking the San Francisco Bay at 120 Central Avenue. This historic landmark is now open to the public for tours by appointment. The next tour will be held on Sunday, November 17. To make an appointment, please send email to swcps94965@gmail.com.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO WOMAN'S CLUB
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, November 17 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
Coloring and Doodling Party for Adults. Come relax and join the coloring party on Tuesday, November 19 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
Community Forum on Child Care and Early Education. The Marin County Child Care Commission and its community partners will be hosting a Community Forum on Child Care and Early Education at Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19. This will be a dynamic and interactive event where participants will have the opportunity to discuss countywide goals, objectives, strategies, and indicators to improve child care and early education in Marin. Please register if you plan to attend. Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy is located at 200 Phillips Drive in Marin City.
VIEW THE INVITATION TO THE FORUM ON CHILD CARE AND EARLY EDUCATION
Met Opera Preview: Akhnaten. The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2019-20 continues at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19 with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Akhnaten by Philip Glass. Host Tom Wilhite will present background information about the opera and composer, followed by a plot synopsis that includes a selection of audio and video clips from past performances. Tom's preview takes place on the Tuesday before the Saturday morning Live in HD simulcast from the Met. All are welcome.
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Mac Tips & Tricks. This class in the Edgewater room at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 21 delves into shortcuts and workflows to make using your Mac even easier. Mac expert Jon Hartman will focus on key commands and shortcuts to increase efficiency and make your computer even more productive than you thought possible. Jon is a computer consultant specializing in Apple devices who also teaches classes at the libraries in Mill Valley and Tiburon.
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Tránsito Synagogue: A Monument to Peace and Interfaith Collaboration in 14th Century Spain. Adorned with both Hebrew and Arabic Scripture, Samuel Halevi's synagogue of El Tránsito in Toledo, Spain, is a Jewish monument to peace and interfaith collaboration from the 14th century. Robert Darr's illustrated talk at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 will explore the history leading up to a golden age of collaboration between Spanish Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the 13th and 14th centuries. Robert is a translator of classical Persian and Arabic. He has for two decades studied the calligraphy and ornamentation of the Alhambra Palaces in Granada, Spain, and the related calligraphy ornamenting Tránsito Synagogue in Toledo.
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Law vs. Reality at Waldo Point – A History. For more than a century, law and reality didn't correspond at Waldo Point: what the law said should be there wasn't in fact what was there. The past fifty years witnessed a seesawing and at times even violent struggle to bring law and reality into harmony. In this special program on Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Charles Bush, former attorney for the Gates Cooperative and author of the novel Houseboat Wars, will trace this unusual history. 
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ICB Winter Open Studios. This year's annual open studios at the ICB building will be held on December 6, 7, and 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The historic ICB is home to over 140 artists creating fine art in various mediums – including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and weaving. This year, more than 90 artists will participate, and we invite you into our studios to learn more about our art and our process. The ICB has free parking and disabled access on the Bay side. The building is located at 480 Gate 5 Road in Sausalito.
LEARN MORE ABOUT WINTER OPEN STUDIOS AT THE ICB
Breakfast with Santa. Santa's coming! He's making a special trip to the Sausalito Yacht Club on Saturday, December 7 to eat breakfast with you and your family. It will be a magical morning where kids make holiday crafts and visit with Santa while elves prepare a delicious breakfast of pancakes and sausage. There are two seatings to choose from: the 8:30 a.m. seating sees Santa arrive, the 10:00 a.m. seating gets to see him return to the North Pole. The cost is $15 for Sausalito residents and $18 for non-residents (free for children 2 and under). To register, please visit the Breakfast with Santa web page. Any questions about Breakfast with Santa may be directed to Julie Myers at jmyers@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Sausalito Woman's Club Holiday Open House. The Sausalito Woman's Club invites you to the annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 8 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Enjoy food, libations, caroling, and a visit from Santa! Young, young-at-heart, families, friends, neighbors, residents – everyone is encouraged to join in the festivities. The Sausalito Woman's Club is located at 120 Central Avenue.
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Holiday Book Sale. Join the Friends of the Sausalito Library for a special sale featuring books suitable for gifts on Sunday, December 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Friend Bookstore on the upper level of City Hall, 420 Litho Street. The Friends have been saving gift-worthy books all year for this special holiday sale! If you can't make it to the special sale, the regular hours at the Friends Bookstore are Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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Annual Christmas Choral Concert. The Sausalito Presbyterian Church's choral ensemble will present its 13th annual Christmas Vespers concert at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 8. The performance will include traditional and new carols, chants, and choruses by Lauridsen, Rutter, Chilcott, and others. Music director Ralph Hooper will be accompanied by trumpeter Mark Nemoyten and poetry reader Julie Carlson. There is no charge to attend, and a champagne reception will follow the event. The Sausalito Presbyterian Church is located at 112 Bulkley Avenue.
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