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On Thursday, January 19, 2023, the Building Bridge 2/Creek Park Plaza working group, which consists of staff and elected officials from both the Town of San Anselmo and the County of Marin, met at the Civic Center for their third meeting. The group received an update from the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District staff on the San Anselmo Flood Risk Reduction (SAFRR) program and conducted a discussion related to a letter that was sent by the Town to the County requesting consideration of several pathways toward reopening the plaza for public use.
Flood District staff reported that they expect to perform the flood mitigation work this year and that they are moving forward on finalizing the plans and will seek approval to move forward. This work would include the removal of Building Bridge 2,
If this project moves forward in 2023, the Town would be in a position to follow the Flood District's work and implement the Reimagine Creek Park work plan, pending Council approval.
Regarding the letter sent by the Town, which identified three different options for restoring the plaza’s foundation to allow for public use, the Flood District’s attorney will be reviewing the requests and considering the liability considerations. The Board of Supervisors, in their role as the Flood District Board, would need to make the final decision on the liability piece. However, evaluating the requests would not be necessary in the case of the County moving forward with the flood work in 2023. A copy of the letter is available by clicking the provided link.
Once the Flood District finalizes their plans, they will come to Council to provide a project status report.
The Working Group is set to meet again in February.