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News from the City of Sausalito

Stories for the Week of March 25, 2022

Second Ballot Initiative on Retail Cannabis to Gather Signatures

Cannabis
The City of Sausalito has been notified by Paul Austin of Marin City and Joseph Erich Pearson of Sonoma that they plan to collect signatures for a ballot measure to allow cannabis businesses to be located inside Sausalito on a limited basis.

Under the Austin/Pearson measure, the City would initially license one storefront retail cannabis business and one non-storefront retail cannabis business for every 6,000 residents. Additional cannabis businesses could be licensed after 24 months at a rate of one storefront and one non-storefront business for every 4,000 residents. At present, the population of Sausalito is approximately 7,300.

The Sausalito Municipal Code currently prohibits all medical, recreational, commercial, and delivery marijuana businesses from operating from locations inside Sausalito. Adults are allowed to receive delivery of marijuana from registered businesses located outside of the city.

Mr. Austin and Mr. Pearson have 180 days to collect the signatures of 583 registered voters in Sausalito, which corresponds to 10% of the electorate. For the measure to appear on the ballot at the next regular municipal election on November 8, 2022, signatures would need to be verified by the Marin County Registrar of Voters within 88 days of the election.

If the measure qualifies for the November ballot, it will join another cannabis measure that qualified on July 9, 2021. The earlier measure was sponsored by Sausalito resident Karen Cleary, a member of the leadership team at Otter Brands, LLC. The Cleary measure sets a limit of one storefront and one non-storefront cannabis business in Sausalito.

Under the California Elections Code, if two or more measures on the same ballot are approved by a majority of voters, the measure with the most votes takes precedence.

Similarities between the Austin/Pearson measure and the Cleary measure include:
  • Establishing an application and selection process that has qualifying criteria for applicants.
  • Limiting the number of commercial cannabis operations allowed in Sausalito.
  • Restricting cannabis businesses to certain commercial, industrial, waterfront, or mixed-use zones.
  • Prohibiting cannabis businesses from being located within 1,000 feet of any school.
Under the measure submitted by Ms. Cleary, applicants to operate an allowed cannabis business would have to meet minimum application standards that include:
  • An owner who resides in Sausalito and either owns 20% or more of the business or owns more than 1% and is directly involved in the business.
  • Participation in community meetings related to operating a cannabis business prior to April 20, 2021.
  • Meetings with at least three current or then-current members of the City Council between December 31, 2018, and April 20, 2021.
Under the measure submitted by Mr. Austin and Mr. Pearson, applicants to operate an allowed cannabis business would have to meet minimum application standards that include:
  • An owner with equity of 10% or more who was convicted or arrested for a cannabis crime prior to the legalization of marijuana in California, or who has a household income of less than 60% of the area median, or who lived for at least five years between 1980 and 2016 in an area disproportionately impacted by cannabis criminalization.
Both measures guarantee that a portion of profits from the storefront business will be donated to community organizations:
  • The Cleary measure calls for a commitment from the storefront retailer of $300,000 in total community benefits over the first five years, with allocation at the discretion of the City. The measure also stipulates that recipients of the storefront retailer and delivery-only licenses must pay the City 7.5% of net profits or $50,000 per year in which the business is operational, whichever is greater.
     
  • The Austin/Pearson measure specifies that 1% of the storefront retailer's annual profits, with a minimum of $300,000 over five years, be directed to programs in Marin County that support individuals who have been "disproportionately negatively affected by the policies and laws associated with the 'war on drugs.'"
Any questions about the ballot initiative process may be directed to the Office of the City Clerk at (415) 289-4165 or cityclerk@sausalito.gov.
 
READ THE AUSTIN/PEARSON MEASURE AND NOTICE TO CIRCULATE A PETITION
READ THE BALLOT TITLE AND SUMMARY FOR THE AUSTIN/PEARSON MEASURE
READ THE CLEARY NOTICE OF INTENT TO CIRCULATE A PETITION
READ THE CLEARY MEASURE
READ THE BALLOT TITLE AND SUMMARY FOR THE CLEARY MEASURE
LEARN MORE ABOUT MARIJUANA REGULATIONS IN SAUSALITO

Advisory Committee to Discuss Potential New Housing Sites

Housing Element Advisory Committee
The Housing Element Advisory Committee in session in February 2022
At a meeting on March 28, the members of the City's Housing Element Advisory Committee (HEAC) will discuss their assessment of sites in Sausalito that could be rezoned to accommodate new housing.

The nine-member advisory committee was appointed by the City Council in 2021 to assist in the development of a Draft Housing Element for review by the Council. As part of its Housing Element Update, Sausalito is required by the state to develop policies and identify sites that can generate 724 new housing units within city limits by 2031.

At the previous HEAC meeting in February 2022, committee members were given a spreadsheet and map of housing "opportunity sites" and assigned to teams to visit and evaluate the sites to determine if further consideration is warranted.

A summary of the site evaluations is included with the agenda for the March 28 meeting, along with a spreadsheet that groups the sites based on the feedback from committee members. Additional information about the process can be found in the staff report for the meeting.

The sites selected by the Housing Element Advisory Committee will be included in the Draft Housing Element for public review. Sausalito's 2023-2031 Housing Element must be adopted by the City Council and submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development no later than January 31, 2023.

The meeting on Monday, March 28 will be held via Zoom at 6:00 p.m. and broadcast live via webcast. Information on attending the Zoom meeting and providing public comment can be found on the meeting agenda, which also includes links to additional documents that will be discussed during the meeting.

Any questions about the Housing Element Update may be directed to Heidi Scoble at hscoble@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4134.
 
VIEW THE AGENDA AND DOCUMENTS FOR THE MARCH 28 MEETING
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HOUSING ELEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE
TAKE A COMMUNITY SURVEY ON HOUSING IN SAUSALITO

Band Lineup for Summer Jazz and Blues by the Bay Concert Series

Eugene Huggins and Friends
Eugene Huggins and Friends at Jazz and Blues by the Bay in August 2021 (photo by Bruce Forrester)
The schedule is set for the 2022 Jazz and Blues by the Bay concert series, presented by Sausalito Parks and Recreation. Jazz and Blues by the Bay is famous for great music, stunning views, and a perfect atmosphere for hanging out with family and friends.

Concerts will be held every Friday, June 3 to August 26, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Gabrielson Park in downtown Sausalito. Lawn seating is free. For information about reserved table seating and instructions for booking tables online, please visit jazzandbluesbythebay.com.

Here's the 2022 lineup for Jazz and Blues by the Bay: Sausalito Parks and Recreation is expected to make a June announcement about the addition of September dates to the 2022 schedule. Any questions about Jazz and Blues by the Bay may be directed to Recreation Supervisor Bryan Vitale at bvitale@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4140.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT JAZZ AND BLUES BY THE BAY
LEARN MORE ABOUT SAUSALITO PARKS AND RECREATION

Annual Easter Parade and Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16

Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny at Sausalito's Easter festivities in 2019
After a two-year hiatus, the City of Sausalito's annual Easter festivities will return to Caledonia Street and Dunphy Park on Saturday, April 16.

Lining up for the Easter parade will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the corner of Johnson and Caledonia streets. All are welcome to participate. At 10:00 a.m., the Easter Bunny will lead everyone down Caledonia Street to Dunphy Park for children's Easter egg hunts by age group, followed by live music.

After the music, there will be an Easter bonnet contest judged by members of the Sausalito Woman's Club.

The 40th Annual Easter Parade and Egg Hunt is presented by the Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department. Easter festivities will take place rain or shine. Any questions may be directed to Recreation Supervisor Bryan Vitale at (415) 289-4140 or bvitale@sausalito.gov.
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EASTER FESTIVITIES FOR 2022

Ironwood Tree Stolen from Dunphy Park

Site of Stolen Tree
A red arrow showing the former location of the tree
The Sausalito Police Department and the Department of Public Works are seeking assistance from anyone who may have observed the theft of a juvenile Catalina ironwood tree from Dunphy Park sometime between Friday, March 18 and Monday, March 21.

The thieves dug up the approximately 6-foot tree from a woodchipped area adjacent to the park entrance at the foot of Litho Street. A photo from Google Maps shows how the tree looked in May 2021. The stakes supporting the tree were thrown into a nearby tidal inlet.

According to Public Works staff, the removal of the tree would likely have required a pick or shovel to extricate the roots without damaging them. The theft could have occurred at night or during the day. If during the day, the thieves may have appeared to be City or contract employees.

If you observed work or suspicious activity in that area of Dunphy Park between March 18 and March 21, please contact the Sausalito Police Department at (415) 289-4170.
 
VIEW A MAP SHOWING WHERE THE THEFT TOOK PLACE
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO POLICE DEPARTMENT

News from the City, County, and State

North Street Steps. The North Street Steps have reopened to the public after an extended closure due to a 2019 mudslide that covered a portion of the steps and damaged the railing. The steps connect North Street and Bridgeway and are one of more than 30 public stairs and paths in Sausalito.
VIEW A MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE NORTH STREET STEPS
Seasonal Closure of Tracy Way. Beginning Thursday, April 7, Tracy Way in downtown Sausalito will close to vehicle traffic and remain closed through October 2022. During this time, the street will be used as a parking area for bicycles. The parking area helps keep bikes off Sausalito's crowded sidewalks. It also makes it easier for tourists to patronize Sausalito's downtown merchants while they wait for the ferry.

The bicycle parking area on Tracy Way will be managed by Sausalito Bike Return, the City's contractor for ambassador, bicycle parking, and bicycle return services. Any questions or comments about bicycle management in Sausalito may be directed to Lieutenant Stacie Gregory at (415) 289-4170 or sgregory@sausalito.gov.
VIEW A MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF TRACY WAY
COVID-19 Update. Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis provided a 16-minute COVID-19 update to the Marin County Board of Supervisors on March 22. Dr. Willis's presentation looked back at Marin County's experience with the pandemic over the past two years and offered insights into what we can expect going forward.
WATCH THE COVID-19 UPDATE TO THE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Sausalito in the News. Below is a sampling of news stories about Sausalito that appeared in local, regional, and national media over the past week. Links to articles requiring a paid subscription have been omitted, but some sites may require users to disable their ad blockers and/or provide an email address.
SEARCH GOOGLE NEWS FOR RECENT STORIES ABOUT SAUSALITO
Sell Your Stuff. The City of Sausalito's semiannual City Wide Yard Sale features more than eighty seller booths at the MLK parking lot at 610 Coloma Street. The Spring City Wide Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, April 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Seller booths are now on sale to residents of the 94965 ZIP code via the Parks and Recreation Department online registration system. Instructions on booking a seller booth can be found on the City Wide Yard Sale website. Sales to non-residents will begin on Monday, April 4.

The cost of a booth ranges from $15 to $25 for 94965 residents. Please consult the map of seller spaces to see what is available. Note that only garage sale items are to be sold. Craft, food, and retail vendors are not allowed.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CITY WIDE YARD SALE
Housing Surveys. You can help the City's Housing Element Advisory Committee in its efforts to develop a Draft Housing Element before July 2022 by taking one or both of two community surveys before Friday, April 8.
  • Housing Needs and Priorities Survey. This survey is for people who live and/or work in Sausalito. The information gathered will help the advisory committee and City staff draft goals and policies for the Housing Element that reflect the priorities, concerns, and needs of the community.
     
  • Property Owner Survey on Residential or Mixed-Use Development Interest. This survey is for homeowners and other property owners in Sausalito who may be interested in adding new housing units to their property, including new accessory dwelling units.
If you are unable to complete the online survey, volunteers from Sausalito Village are available to deliver printed surveys and stamped return envelopes. Please contact SausalitoVillageRSVP@gmail.com or (415) 332-3325 for assistance.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE FOR 2023-2031

Recap of the City Council Meeting on March 22

The Sausalito City Council held a regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. Pursuant to executive orders issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, the meeting was conducted remotely via Zoom. A complete video recording of the meeting is available on the City website.

Below, in red italics, is a brief summary of actions taken at the meeting. For more information and supporting documents, including public comment via email, please see the meeting agenda.

Special Presentations:
  • 1A. Presentation by Senator Mike McGuire, Member of the California State Senate from the 2nd District
Consent Calendar: Adopted Resolutions 6137 and 6138. Adopted Ordinance 1287. The Council directed staff to bring this item back for consideration at a future meeting date. Adopted Resolution 6139.
  • 3E. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Sausalito Approving and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Professional Services Agreement with CSW/Stuber-Stroeh Engineering Group for the Preparation of Plans, Specifications, and Estimates for the 2022 Street Improvement Project in an Amount Not to Exceed $127,902 (Staff Report, Attachment 1 - Resolution, Attachment 2 - Professional Services Agreement)
Adopted resolution 6140. Adopted resolution no. 6141.
  • 3G. Adopt a Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism and Committing to Continue to Discuss, Develop, and Implement an Action Plan to Address Race Discrimination and Encourage Education in Our Community (Staff Report, Attachment 1 - Draft Resolution)
Adopted resolution no. 6142. Received and filed. Continued to a special City Council meeting on a date to be determined. Adopted resolution no. 6143.
  • 3K. Adopt a Resolution to Continue to Conduct City Council Meetings and All Other City Board, Commission, and Committee Meetings Remotely Due to Health and Safety Concerns for the Public (Staff Report, Attachment 1 - Draft Resolution)
Adopted resolution no. 6144.

Business Items:
  • 4A. Provide Direction to Staff on Moving Forward with the Development of Construction-Level Plans, Specifications, and Estimates for Phase 1 of the Sausalito Ferry Landside Improvement Project (Staff Report, Presentation Slides)
Provided direction to staff to move forward with the development of construction-level plans, specifications, and estimates. Received report. Received report.

Additional Items: The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Tuesday, April 12, with the open session due to commence at approximately 7:00 p.m.
 
WATCH THE VIDEO RECORDING OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON MARCH 22
VIEW CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDAS AND VIDEO ARCHIVES

Updates from Boards and Commissions

Housing Element Advisory Committee. The mission of the Housing Element Advisory Committee is to provide guidance on the update to the City's Housing Element, a component of the General Plan that establishes policies to ensure a private market response in providing adequate housing, particularly for people in low- and moderate-income categories. The members of the committee are also tasked with developing a broad and inclusive community outreach and engagement process.

Previous Meeting. At a regular meeting on February 28, the Housing Element Advisory Committee discussed a revised schedule for the Housing Element Update process, the preliminary review of draft opportunity sites for housing development, and an upcoming community survey. Watch the video recording of the meeting

Upcoming meeting. The next meeting of the Housing Element Advisory Committee will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28. Items on the agenda include a review of opportunity sites for housing development and a status/schedule update. Links to meeting documents can be found on the meeting agenda, which includes details on accessing the meeting via Zoom and providing public comment. The meeting will also be broadcast live via webcast.

Any questions about the Housing Element Advisory Committee may be directed to the Community Development Department at cdd@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HOUSING ELEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Library Board of Trustees. The 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 via Zoom on February 24. Topics on the agenda included the expanded schedule of library hours beginning on February 28. City Librarian Abbot Chambers also provided updates on staffing and services.

Upcoming meeting. The Library Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. Topics on the agenda include an overview of library policies, an update on staffing and services, and a status update on library support groups. The agenda includes links to meeting documents, along with information on how to access the meeting via Zoom and provide public comment.

The staff liaison is City Librarian Abbot Chambers. The City Council liaison is Ian Sobieski. Any questions about the Library Board of Trustees may be directed to achambers@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Programs and Events for Our Community

End of an Odyssey. Tony Tom, the longtime proprietor of A Bicycle Odyssey at 1417 Bridgeway, passed away on October 27, 2021. To help Tony's family settle his estate, the store will open its doors for the last time for a discounted sale of the remaining inventory, including Tony's curated inventory of vintage bicycles. Remaining sale dates and hours are Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All sales will be final. What you see one day will likely be different and refreshed another day due to the limited space in the shop.
VISIT THE WEBSITE OF A BICYCLE ODYSSEY
Outdoor Storytime for Babies and Toddlers. The Sausalito Library's weekly outdoor storytime for babies and toddlers returns at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 26 with stories and songs from Mx Librarian Mishi, Sausalito's Children's and Young Adult Librarian. Carpet squares will be available — or bring your own blanket. Any questions about storytimes may be directed to Mishi at mramos@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x504. Storytimes are weather permitting and will be canceled if it is raining.
VIEW A CALENDAR OF YOUTH PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FROM THE LIBRARY
Women's Legendary Hall of Fame Ceremony. The Marin City Community Services District will host the First Annual Women's Legendary Hall of Fame Ceremony from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Marin City Senior Center, 640 Drake Avenue in Marin City. This special Women's History Month event to celebrate women who inspire will feature spoken word performances, praise dancing, and music. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to join in the celebration. Please RSVP to Florence Williams at fwilliams@marincitycsd.com or (415) 332-1441.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MARIN CITY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
SailGP Grand Final. The San Francisco Bay will be the site of high-speed sailing during the weekend of March 26 and 27 with the return of SailGP. Teams representing eight nations will race identical 50-foot foiling catamarans at speeds approaching 100 kph. The SailGP champion will be crowned after two days of racing, which includes a winner-takes-all Grand Final. Racing will take place from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. each day on a course bracketed by the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Fisherman's Wharf.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAILGP GRAND FINAL ON MARCH 26 AND 27
The Fentanyl Crisis in Marin. The Marin County Office of Education will host a student-led community forum on the Fentanyl crisis from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29. Mark Dale of RxSafe Marin and DEA Special Agent Wade Shannon will provide an overview of the crisis and regional perspectives. No advance registration is necessary, just click on the Zoom session link to attend the community forum. A live Spanish translation will also be available.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FORUM ON THE FENTANYL CRISIS
Music in the Park for Kids and Families. Join the Sausalito Library at Robin Sweeny Park from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 for a special performance by Soul 4Kidz for children ages 0 to 5 and their families. Soul 4Kidz is a trio consisting of vocalists Shamilah Ivory and Omega Brooks and guitar player Graal Swartz. Carpet squares will be provided for lawn seating — or you can bring your own blanket. More details are available on the flyer for the event.
VIEW A CALENDAR OF YOUTH PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FROM THE LIBRARY
Town Hall on Homeless Housing and Services. State Senator Mike McGuire will host a virtual town hall on housing and services for the homeless at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. The event will provide a progress report from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border on what's been accomplished working with local cities and counties and what can be expected in the months to come. Joining Senator McGuire will be Victor Duron of the State of California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council and Geoffrey Ross of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. The event can be watched live at sd02.senate.ca.gov/video. Questions for the panel may be submitted in advance.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HOMELESS HOUSING AND SERVICES TOWN HALL
Wednesday Night Live. Wednesday Night Live will return to Caledonia Street on Wednesday, April 6, with live music from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the corner of Pine Street. The April performers will be Sausalito residents Joe DeBellis and Pat Ronzone, whose upbeat and comedic songs will have you tapping your toes and singing along. Wednesday Night Live is produced by the City's Economic Development Advisory Committee, in partnership with the City of Sausalito and local restaurants and merchants.
VIEW A MAP SHOWING THE CORNER OF CALEDONIA AND PINE STREETS
Virtual Film Screening: A Tour of Sausalito's Marinship. A new documentary about Sausalito's working waterfront will be screened via Zoom by Sausalito Village at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 7. Produced by the Sausalito Working Waterfront Coalition, the 75-minute film takes us on a guided tour of the Marinship with the craftsman, fabricators, artists, maritime workers, and educators who are the heart and soul of our endangered waterfront and industrial zones. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link for the screening.
WATCH A PREVIEW OF THE WORKING WATERFRONT DOCUMENTARY
In Our Hands: Solutions for the Climate Crisis. What will the world look like in 2050 if we take action to get global warming under control? What will the world look like if we don't? Join climate change expert Wilford Welch in the City Hall Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 for a look at the individual and collective actions we must take this decade to avoid environmental and societal collapse. Former U.S. diplomat Wilford Welch is the author of In Our Hands, A Handbook for Intergenerational Actions to Solve the Climate Crisis, now in its second edition. Wilford is a Sausalito resident and an appointed member of the City's Sea Level Rise Task Force. Learn more at WilfordWelch.com.
VIEW THE SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Easter Parade and Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny will be hopping into Sausalito on Saturday, April 16. This year's parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of Johnson and Caledonia streets. We will then march to Dunphy Park for children's Easter egg hunts by age group, followed by live music. At 11:00 a.m., there will be an Easter bonnet contest judged by members of the Sausalito Woman's Club. The 40th Annual Easter Parade and Egg Hunt is presented by the Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2022 EASTER PARADE AND EGG HUNT
Read to a Dog. The Sausalito Library and Marin Humane invite parents of children in grades Kindergarten and above to sign up to participate in Read to a Dog. Reading to dogs is a fun way for children to practice and improve upon their literacy skills. The program will be held every third Wednesday of the month, beginning Wednesday, April 20. Please call (415) 289-4121 or email reference@sausalito.gov to sign up for a 15-minute slot between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.
VIEW A CALENDAR OF YOUTH PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FROM THE LIBRARY
An Evening of Poetry. The Sausalito Woman's Club and the Sausalito Library invite you to a special virtual gathering from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 to celebrate some of the best poetry of our time. Hear readings from entrepreneurs, teachers, clergy, parents, students, and award-winning poets as they share words that sear, soothe, jostle our minds, and mark our hearts. Please RSVP to reserve your spot at this Zoom event.
RSVP FOR AN EVENING OF POETRY ON APRIL 21
The Poets of Tin Pan Alley. Arts critic Peter Robinson of KALW Radio will be at the Sausalito Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22 for his 12th program with the library. His subject is Tin Pan Alley, the New York City epicenter of the music publishing business in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Peter will focus his multimedia presentation on the 1920s and 1930s, when the lyrics and rhythms of Tin Pan Alley captured the changing moods of the American public from the highs of the Roaring Twenties to the lows of the Great Depression. Songwriters and performers we'll hear include Billie Holiday, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong. No RSVP necessary.
VIEW THE SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SAUSALITO LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Scholarship Fundraiser. All are invited to the Black and White Cocktail Lounge at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 to raise funds for the Sausalito Woman's Club Scholarship Recognition Fund. Slip into your festive black and white party garb and join SWC in its efforts to support scholars from Sausalito and Marin City seeking higher education. The event will feature live jazz, appetizers, no-host white wine and vodka flights, a no-host full bar, and an exciting array of raffle prizes. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased in advance via check or credit card. The SWC Clubhouse is located at 120 Central Avenue in Sausalito.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BLACK AND WHITE COCKTAIL LOUNGE ON APRIL 23
Opening Day on the Bay. Boat enthusiasts will celebrate the official beginning of the San Francisco Bay sailing season on Sunday, April 24. From the blessing of the fleet to the parade of decorated boats, Opening Day on the Bay is one of the premier sailing events of the year. Dating back to 1917 and organized by the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association, the parade sails from the shadows of the Golden Gate Bridge to just past Pier 39. Boats of all sizes are invited to participate. You do not need to be a member of a yacht club or pay a fee to be in the parade.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OPENING DAY ON THE BAY
City Wide Yard Sale. The City of Sausalito's semiannual City Wide Yard Sale will feature more than 80 seller booths at the MLK Parking Lot at 610 Coloma Street. The spring sale will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Admission is free. Booth sales began on March 21 for residents and will begin on April 4 for non-residents. Any questions about the City Wide Yard Sale may be directed to the Parks and Rec Department at (415) 289-4152 or bvitale@sausalito.gov.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CITY WIDE YARD SALE
Marin Open Studios. Artist studios will be open again this year for the 2022 Marin Open Studios on the weekends of April 30 and May 7. In addition to the open studios around the county, the new Sausalito Center for the Arts at the Bank of America Building will host artists and artwork.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MARIN OPEN STUDIOS
Ice House Museum Fundraiser. The Sausalito Historical Society will host a celebration and fundraiser for the Ice House Museum from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. The event at The Pines will feature music, hors d'oeuvres, wines, and live and silent auctions. Attendees are invited to dress as their favorite Sausalito historical character or in cocktail attire. Tickets are $100 per person. Attendees will be required to bring I.D. and proof of vaccination.
PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE ICE HOUSE MUSEUM FUNDRAISER
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