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Friday, July 6, 2018                                                    David P. Donery, Town Manager


A Word from PG&E About Safety Outages in High Fire-Threat Areas 

As the 2018 fire season gets into full swing in California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reaching out to customers who live in or near high fire-threat areas to let them know that, if extreme fire danger conditions occur, it may be necessary for PG&E to temporarily turn off power to their neighborhood or community for safety.
Proactively turning off power for public safety is one part of PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program, which implements additional precautionary measures intended to reduce wildfire threats and strengthen communities for the future. PG&E would only turn off power in the interest of public safety and as a last resort during extreme weather conditions.
“PG&E has a plan to deal with the growing threat of extreme weather and wildfires that our state has been experiencing,” said Kevin Dasso, PG&E vice president of Electric Asset Management. “We want our customers to have plans, too. That is why we are reaching out now to help our customers and communities take steps to prepare for wildfire season and possible power outages in the name of public safety.”
  • Learn whether home or business is in or near a high fire-threat area on the CPUC High Fire-Threat District map. Customers also can visit to enter their address and find out if their home or business is served by an electric line that may be turned off for safety during high wildfire threats.
  • Update contact information at or by calling 1-866-743-6589 during normal business hours. PG&E will use this information to alert customers in advance of turning off their electric service for safety, when and where possible.
  • Prepare for and practice an emergency plan to keep themselves, their families and/or employees emergency-ready and safe during an outage. Information and tips including a safety plan checklist are available at
Parking Lot

Parking Lot Closures for Upcoming Projects

In May, 2018, the Town Council approved construction of three Low Impact Development (LID) projects that will help clean storm water flowing to our creeks and beautify our Town.  The projects are partially funded with a grant from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board.  

The first project is reconstruction of the Green Waste Pad at the Town’s Corporation Yard at the end of San Francisco Boulevard that is used to stage leaves, branches and other plant matter that is hauled away by Marin Sanitary Service to their compost facilities.  The repaving of the pad also includes a bio-retention area that will filter rain water that falls on the pad.

The second project is bio-retention and planting trees and landscaping in the Greenfield Ave Parklet near Lincoln Park.  Storm water runoff from the street will be directed into the planter area to be filtered by the bio-retention soil before flowing into the storm drainage system that ultimately flows to the creek.  In addition to the landscaping, bicycle racks and a drinking fountain will be installed.

The third project is repaving and re-configuring the Magnolia Avenue Parking Lot.  The number of electric vehicle charging stations will be doubled, and bio-retention landscaping, Magnolia trees and overhead lighting will be installed.  The parking meters will be replaced with a single pay station.  The lot and Kientz Lane will be closed from July 16 through September 7.  During this time, parking lot users will be directed to other Town lots at Pine Street and Creek Park, San Rafael Avenue as well as other nearby side-streets, Tamalpais Avenue, Magnolia Avenue and Tunstead Avenue.  Also keep in mind that the employee lot behind Town Hall is open to the public after 5 pm on weekdays, and all weekend.

For information about these projects, please contact Scott Schneider, Assistant Public Works Director, at or 415-258-4653.


Ross Valley Seniors

Age Friendly Fairfax would like to invite you to:

Ask an Expert
July 27th
12:30 to 1pm
Fairfax Library
Do you have any concerns or questions about resources for older adults that might be available to support you or a loved one? Come meet one-on-one with a member of our task force for more information.


Construction Traffic Impacts

This summer, the next couple of summers and throughout the year, the Town will be impacted by major construction projects to repair our aging utilities, roads and bridges.  Much of the Town’s infrastructure is outdated and in dire need of repair and replacement.  From 100-year-old water lines, to failing sewer pipes, roads that haven’t been paved in years, bridges that restrict flow, and old gas and electrical lines; there is a lot of work that is required to be completed. With modern conveniences come modern inconveniences.  

The Town is coordinating with all utilities to minimize impact, do as much work in the summertime as possible when school is out, and to communicate the impacts to our residents.  However, while this work is required, it is far from ideal, so your patience is appreciated.  To a large degree, it’s like remodeling your kitchen and the rest of your home while you try to live in it at the same time.  

On the Town website at Current Projects is a map of utility and Town projects along with a list below and who to contact with questions.  This information will be updated throughout the year.  Once again, the Town appreciates your patience while its infrastructure is updated for everyone to use.  If you have concerns or see something that needs to be addressed, please contact the utility in charge, the Town at 415-258-4616 or

Mark Your Calendar for Summer Events in San Anselmo!


REMINDER: 16th Annual Beatles Tribute

Creek Park Come Together as San Anselmo Salutes the Beatles. $20 Adults/$5 Kids 12 and under. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Tickets are available only on the day of the event at Creek Park. Gates will open for everyone at 4 p.m. (no dogs except for service or seeing-eye dogs). For more information, visit the San Anselmo Arts Commission website at

Music in the Park

Music In the Park

Sundays in August, 3 – 5 p.m., Creek Park

The Music in the Park series began in 2000, and is hosted by the San Anselmo Arts Commission. These events provide an opportunity for individuals and families to enjoy contemporary and classic music at Creek Park for free. (No dogs except for service or seeing-eye dogs).  For more information, visit the San Anselmo Arts Commission website at


Picnics on the Plaza

In its ninth year, the popular Picnics on the Plaza events are back!  Come enjoy some live local music on the Town Hall lawn! Bring a picnic blanket or chairs, your family and friends, and come enjoy a beautiful evening in downtown San Anselmo. The first Picnic is on Friday, August 3rd from 5-8pm.  Other Picnic dates are August 10, 17, 24, 31 and September 7.  This year the entire series is sponsored by Eric Gelman from Paragon Real Estate!

  • August 3 | Hella Fitzgerald - Jazz, Funk, R&B
  • August 10 | Josh McIntosh - Americana, Roots
  • August 17 | Myrtle Lane - Folk, Americana
  • August 24 | Treble Makers - Sing along songs from the 40's on up
  • August 31 | The Remedies - Classic Rock, Blues, and R&B
  • September 7 | El Cajon - California Soul & Garage Rock
Film Night
Movies in the Park

Movies in Creek Park Return!

The San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce is bringing back the popular Movies in Creek Park event series starting this Saturday. The movies will run in Creek Park on Saturday Nights from June 2nd until October 27th (with the exception extreme weather conditions and on July 21st for the Beatles Tribute Concert). Seating begins around 7pm, with a pre-movie slide show, announcements, trivia and nightly raffle.  Movies begin when it becomes dark enough and will generally run two hours. The films are generally acceptable for all audiences, but parental guidance and child supervision is always recommended. To view the list of films, CLICK HERE.
Film genres will include Action, Animation, SciFi, Classics, Comedies and Feel-good Favorites. The 2018 season movies were selected from an exhaustive list of requests from members of the community, merchants and business owners, then cross-referenced and licensed by the Motion Picture Association for public viewing. Many "favorites" are not available due to licensing restrictions and "black-out" periods by motion picture studios.

For complete information, visit
NNO 2018

National Night Out is Tuesday, August 7th

Please join Central Marin Police at one of their parties or organize an event in your neighborhood.

National Night Out (NNO) is Tuesday, August 7th and CMPA is looking forward to another evening of fun and conversation with members of our communities. Please join CMPA as they host two block parties or consider organizing an activity in your neighborhood.

NNO is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. NNO was created by the National Association of Town Watch to make an organized statement against crime throughout the country and is always held on the first Tuesday in August. Neighbors are encouraged to get out of their houses and meet other neighbors in the area and get to know them. The theory being that when neighbors meet and know each other, they are more apt to report suspicious activity in their neighborhood rather than “look the other way” when they see something noteworthy. When you know your neighbors and watch out for them, overall crime in the area is reduced. Neighborhood events can be casual and informal such as a potluck or ice cream social, or more elaborate activities like a street party.

If your neighborhood is not able to hold an event, then please come on over and join us! CMPA will host block parties at two locations: in Corte Madera at Menke Park, Redwood and Corte Madera Avenues; or at our San Anselmo station, 525 San Anselmo Avenue. Our parties will run from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and provide an opportunity to meet and chat with not only CMPA officers, but also our public safety partners from CHP, Marin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Central Marin and Ross Valley Fire Departments. There will games for kids, the opportunity to see police and fire vehicles up close, and free hot dogs for everyone.

If you are going to hold an event in your neighborhood, please complete the registration form, including a detailed description of your activities. The NNO registration form is available here  or on our website . If your event includes a street closure, you must contact your City or Town Public Works Department for a permit. Please send your completed registration to Margo Rohrbacher, NNO coordinator, no later than Friday, July 27, 2018. For questions, email We look forward to seeing you!

Town Books

Friends of the Library & Town Books News

Join the Friends of the Library for our second annual “Buck a Book” Library Lawn sale on Saturday, July 21, 10am-4pm! The volunteers have amassed hundreds of books and each book will cost only $1 (or less!). Choose from a huge selection of fiction, history, cooking, children’s books, coffee table books, and more! This is your once-a-year opportunity to enjoy bargain books at great prices, all while supporting your San Anselmo Public Library.

TOWN BOOKS is honored to host an exhibit of artwork by Bay Area mixed media artist, Cindy Miracle. Her artwork has been on exhibit throughout the country including the Renwick Gallery in the Smithsonian, Purdue University, Park Art Gallery in Los Angeles, and Cameraworks in San Francisco. She works and teaches classes in her studio in Woodacre.
Cindy’s art is loosely representational and she combines a variety of mediums in her work. Recently, she has been incorporating photographic imagery in her monoprints and monotypes and combining these elements with painting and collage.
ARTIST RECEPTION:  Friday, July 13,
from 5 to 7pm. Light refreshments will be served.
411 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo
HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 to 4:00
INFO: 415.526.3791 or

Cindy Miracle
Art Talk

Art Talk Tuesday

Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters
Tuesday, July 10
12pm, Council Chambers


In 1848—a year of political revolution across Europe—seven young Englishmen formed an artistic alliance aspiring to rebel against the contemporary Victorian art world. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood defied idealized figures popularized by Raphael and other High Renaissance artists to reflect the simplicity, spirituality, and beauty they found in late medieval and early Renaissance art. Alfred Escoffier, a docent from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will share examples by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and works that inspired its members in this presentation based on the special exhibit at the
Legion of Honor.

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Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, July 9, 2018 - Arts Commission - Historical Museum 7 PM
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - Economic Development Committee - Council Chambers 8:45 AM
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - Town Council - Cancelled

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