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January 5, 2018

Downtown SA

Town Council News

At the upcoming January 9, 2018 Town Council meeting, Council will receive a report on the status of the selection of the Ross Valley Fire Chief and review the Town's Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.

In addition, the Council will consider the Annual Audited Basic Financial Statement and Single Audit Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 prepared by Marcello & Company, Certified Public Accountants.

Everyone who is interested is encouraged to attend. The meeting will begin at 7 PM in the Council Chambers on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The agenda and staff reports for the January 9, 2018 Town Council meeting are accessible here:


Winter Storms 

With winter rains upon us, it is important to be prepared.  The Town has storm resource information available on the website at:   Information includes links to the flood gauge that measures creek depth, flood gate design information, flood protection tips, weather information, winter preparedness tips and sand bag information.
The Town has access to a number of different communication methods to deliver storm and weather related information to the community.  It is important, in addition, for each of us to stay tuned to local radio and TV stations to keep abreast of the weather forecast and be prepared with sand bags, flood gates or other prevention measures that are required in your specific situation.
As is always the case, during heavy winter rains, sand and sand bags will be available for San Anselmo residents and merchants on Sunny Hills Drive in the parking lot adjacent to the tennis courts, which is across the street from Swirl, the yogurt shop in the Red Hill Shopping Center.
Your help is needed!  The Town has 50 miles of streets with many, many storm drains.  Volunteers who take responsibility for clearing their neighborhood storm drains really help keep localized flooding down.
Important Information:  When you hear the flood horn, it means that flooding may be imminent. You should immediately move your family and vehicles to higher ground.  Please don’t use the flood horn as an opportunity to go see the creek firsthand.  Rushing flood waters are fast moving and very dangerous.

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Resilient Neighborhoods: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Free workshop series on the following Tuesday evenings, 7:00 to 9:00p.m. in the Historical Museum at Town Hall:
January 30    February 13    February 27   
March 13       March 27

Resilient Neighborhoods provides practical actions to live more lightly on the earth. During this 5-session course, you will learn how to reduce your carbon footprint by taking simple actions like trimming energy and waste, conserving water, and marking smart transportation choices. Meet your neighbors, learn about cash incentives for home efficiency, prepare your family for emergencies, and take actions to build a stronger and safer community. Plan to attend all 5 meetings. If you have a conflict with the dates above, contact Resilient Neighborhoods.
Have questions about the program? Want to learn more before the workshop series starts? Join us for a special morning of Coffee with Resilient Neighborhoods on Saturday, January 20th at 11am in the Council Chambers. Tamra Peters, Executive Director of Resilient Neighborhoods, will share what you can do about climate change.

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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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Art Talk Tuesday

January 9
Noon, Council Chambers

The Silk Road: Globalization in the Ancient World
Before jet planes and smartphones, merchants and pilgrims spent months traveling thousands of miles to carry luxury goods and new ideas. View the art and artifacts that accompanied these travelers over perilous lands and dangerous oceans on their voyages of discovery and exchange. 

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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