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Friday, May 11, 2018                                                      David P. Donery, Town Manager

Open Space

Annual Benefit for Open Space in Ross Valley

The San Anselmo Open Space Committee will present its 29th Annual Benefit for Ross Valley Open Space on Saturday, May 12th, at 6:30 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 14 Lagunitas Road in the Town of Ross. Food and wine will be served and a raffle for prizes will follow the presentation. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Call 415-456-5476 for information or tickets. Additional information about the benefit and the raffle prizes may be found at

Featured Speakers


Dr. Lisette Arellano, One Tam Community Science Program Manager 

If you hike on Mt. Tam, you may have noticed motion-activated wildlife cameras and wondered how they got there and what they are telling us about wildlife on Mt. Tam. Lisette will share updates about One Tam’s work to study and support wildlife, insights from the wildlife camera project, and tips on living alongside a host of magnificent creatures and other wild neighbors. Learn how all of this information is helping us to better understand the health of the mountain. One Tam is a partnership of the four land agencies on Mt. Tam and the nonprofit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

U.S. Representative Jared Huffman 

Congressman Huffman will share his personal insights and concerns about the critical environmental issues facing us all. As a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Congressman Huffman has authored legislation and has been a tireless advocate for the protection of our spectacular public lands.

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The Open Space Committee has worked for over 35 years on many projects in and around San Anselmo to preserve and maintain open space for the residents and visitors of Ross Valley. The annual Spring Benefit helps raise funds that are critical to supporting the committee’s goals.
Media Contact: Danny Krebs (415-464-9958) or


$500 Budget Challenge

As part of the the Town's public outreach regarding the development of the Fiscal Year 2018/19 Budget, residents are encouraged take a few minutes to complete a budget survey titled 'Dollars and Sense'. Participants are asked to allocate $500 to budget line items that they feel are priorities in the community. It is not an easy task, as there many choices, all with a direct impact. Please visit the Virtual Town Hall site and participate by clicking here.

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Poll: When do you want to receive the Town Manager's Newsletter?

As you probably know (since you are reading this), the San Anselmo Town Manager sends out a newsletter each week containing news and information about Town business, community events and other related information. In an effort to encourage greater readership, the Town of San Anselmo is seeking feedback regarding when residents would like to receive the Town Manager's newsletter in their email box. Please provide your input by clicking here.

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Highlights of what happened at the last Town Council meeting?

At their May 8, 2018 meeting, the Town Council considered the following items:

Approved  “An Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of San Anselmo Rezoning Property Located At 600 Red Hill Avenue (APN 006-091-13) from R-2 Medium Density Residential District and C-3 Commercial District to R-2 Medium Density Residential District and PPD/SPD Preliminary/Specific Planned Development District and Approving the Specific Plan for the PPD/SPD” which would rezone the site and approve a Specific Planned Development that includes subdivision of the site into two lots and grading and design review approval for the construction of four new condominium units that would take access from Spaulding Street. 

Appointed Deputy Town Attorney Megan Acevedo to the position of Town Attorney. 

Received an update on County Homelessness Programs, Outreach Efforts, and Mobile Showers 
Received a report on the Economic Development Plan. 

Received an update regarding the 2018-19 Capital Improvement Plan budget. 

Awarded a construction contract for Low Impact Development Project. 

Introduced an Animal Code Ordinance:  An Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of San Anselmo Amending San Anselmo Municipal Code Title 5 Chapter 1 (Animals) Section 5-1.01 and 5-1.02 to Adopt by Reference Marin County Code Title 8 and setting a public hearing for May 22 and consider adoption of a Resolution of the Town Council of the Town of San Anselmo Establishing a Fee Schedule for Services Provided Under Sections 5-1.01 and 5-1.02 (Animals) 

Reviewed funding options for Memorial Park renovation project. 

The agenda and staff reports for the meeting are accessible here:


WANTED: Sustainability Youth Commissioners

The Town of San Anselmo is currently seeking applicants for Youth Commissioner seats on the Sustainability Commission (formerly known as the Quality of Life Commission) to join for a term of one year.
Applicants must live in San Anselmo and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school to be considered. Applications must be received by Thursday, May 24 at 5:00 p.m. For additional information about these opportunities, including how to apply, please go to


Rumba Taster Class
with Jasmine Worrell

Monday, May 21
4pm, Town Hall Plaza

The Rumba is a great dance to learn that can be used in a wide variety of social situations such as weddings, parties, etc. Teens and adults are welcome to join us. No experience or partner required.


Growing Strawberries and Blueberries with Marin Master Gardener Judy Orsini

Saturday, May 12
11am, Council Chambers
Are you interested in growing strawberries and/or blueberries, or have you tried to do so unsuccessfully? Come and learn which varieties are recommended, what their requirements are for light, soil, water and fertilizer, how to plant and care for your plants, how to propagate them, and what to do about diseases and pests.


A Stroll Through History Returns

Historical Commissioner Dick Miner’s popular Stroll Through History returns this year. Travel back in time with Dick and other members of the Historical Commission on a walking tour through downtown San Anselmo. The tour will highlight San Anselmo’s historic Hub, the role of the railroad in the development of town and the changing character of the businesses and architecture on San Anselmo Avenue over the years. The tour will end at the Historical Museum for refreshments.
This year the Historical Commission will also sponsor a Stroll Through History in one of San Anselmo’s oldest neighborhoods—the Seminary area. The tour will highlight the quiet beauty of San Francisco Theological Seminary, its history and fine architecture. Refreshments will be served along the way. This tour does involve stairs and uphill and downhill walking.
2018 tour dates are:
Stroll Through History Downtown— June 23, August 25 and October 27 at 9:00 a.m. at Creek Park.
Stroll Through History Seminary Area—May 26, July 28 and September 22 at 9:00 a.m. at Montgomery Chapel (Richmond Road & Bolinas Avenue).
RSVP at or email
Free Event. Space is limited.

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Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, 05/14/2018 - Arts Commission - Historical Museum 7 p.m.
Tuesday, 05/15/18 - Parks and Recreation Commission - Council Chambers 7 p.m.
Wednesday, 05/16/18 - Fire Board - Fire Station 19 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 05/16/18 - Open Space Committee - Council Chambers 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 05/16/18 - Historical Commission - Historical Museum 7:30 p.m.

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