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December 29, 2017

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Vehicle Burglaries

Due to the proliferation of electronic devices such as GPS units, iPods, laptop computers and smart phones, vehicle burglaries and thefts from vehicles are on the rise.  These crimes are becoming common because people make it far too easy and tempting for a thief to gain access to their vehicles by leaving valuables in plain view.
Thieves can quickly enter vehicles, often sight unseen.  Some common methods of entry into a vehicle are:

  • Smashing out a window commonly known as “smash and grab.”
  • Using a tool to open a door or unlock the door through an open window.
  • No force necessary, because doors are unlocked.
 Most likely targets for theft:
  • Any vehicle with a visible GPS unit, radar detector, visible power cord or mount.
  • Vehicles with a brief case, purse, gym bag or other valuables left in plain sight.
  • Vehicles where a mobile phone is visible.
However, most thefts from vehicles are preventable.  There are just a few things you need to do to prevent them:
  • Close your windows and lock your doors.
  • Remove all valuables or place them in your trunk.
  • Remove “pull-out” style or removable car stereo face plates.
  • Do not leave keys in vehicle.
  • Do not leave a car running.
  • If possible, move mounting hardware out of sight.  It could indicate to a thief that a device is inside the vehicle.
 More tips:
  • Mark your valuables with your Driver’s License or Identification Card number.
  • Use anti-theft devices such as an audible alarm.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Make sure your vehicle’s windows are rolled up and the doors locked before leaving your vehicle.
  • Don’t trust your vehicle remote to lock your doors – DOUBLE CHECK!
  • Don’t park where others cannot see your vehicle, such as behind buildings, shrubbery, landscaping berms, or larger vehicles/trucks.

Of course, the same advice goes for homes.  Keep doors and windows locked to safeguard your home.

Ross Valley Sanitary District


2018-2019 Sewer Work on Butterfield Road, Meadowcroft Drive and Broadmoor Avenue.

Thursday, Jan. 11th - Drake Student Center

The Ross Valley Sanitary District (RVSD) is planning a large gravity sewer improvement project that includes the construction of 1.4 miles of sewer for relief of wet-weather flows and rehabilitation of old pipe. These sewers are generally located on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. from Mountain View Ave. to Broadmoor Ave., on Broadmoor  from Sir Francis Drake to Meadowcroft Dr., on Meadowcroft from Broadmoor to Butterfield Rd., and Butterfield from Meadowcroft to Kenrick Ave.

This work will be performed in phases and the District is working closely with the Town, the Ross Valley School District, San Domenico School, the Sleepy Hollow Homeowners Association, the Ross Valley Fire Department and Marin Transit in an effort to complete the project with the least amount of disruption. The District is sending a mailing out next week to residents surrounding the affected areas with additional details, a draft schedule and other important information.

RVSD is holding an Open House-style public meeting about the project on Thursday, January 11th. The meeting begins at 6:30pm, with presentations at 7pm and 8pm. The Open House will take place at the Sir Francis Drake High School Student Center at 1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. (behind the gym, adjacent to the baseball field).

For additional information, please contact Project Manager Jill Barnes at (415) 259-2949 or at

Your Memorial Park

Elders' Garden Discussion

At the October 24, 2017 Town Council meeting, the Council approved the framework for a Memorial Park Master Plan (MPMP). Concerns were raised by members of the public related to the proposed changes to the Elder's garden area of the park. In response, the Town Council appointed a subcommittee to focus on working through these issues in an effort to finalize the master plan.

The Council would like to invite all interested individuals to an upcoming meeting of the subcommittee to discuss the design of the Elders' Garden in relation to the Memorial Park Master Plan.  This meeting will be held on Monday, January 8th at 6:00pm in the Mt. Tam Room at the Isabel Cook Community Center. The goal of the meeting is to discuss the changes to the Elder's Garden as proposed in the master plan, and complete the community’s vision for the park which will lead the process toward a final, preferred plan. Once this process has been completed, staff will bring a presentation to the Town Council.

To view the agenda for the January 8th meeting, click here.

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It is our goal at the Town of San Anselmo to invite and encourage town residents to become involved in, and offer input and opinions about projects and activities that are being considered for our community.

The Town is constantly seeking better and more efficient means of providing information to and receiving input from our residents. We are evaluating our current public communication and outreach methods with the goal of doing the best job possible of informing and engaging the community about important topics, town services, initiatives, and programs that may be of interest to the community.

Please take the survey, and give us your opinion about what is working, what could be improved, and what other type of communication method might be considered. The survey is located at

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Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, 01/8/18- MPMP Meeting (Elders' Garden) - Isabel Cook Center/Tam Rm. 6 p.m.
Monday, 01/8/18- Arts Commission - Historical Museum 7 p.m. 
Tuesday, 01/9/18- Economic Development Committee - Council Chambers 8:45 a.m.
Tuesday, 01/9/18- Town Council - Council Chambers 7 p.m.

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