Friday, December 7, 2018
David P. Donery, Town Manager


Breakfast with Santa

The San Anselmo Recreation Department partners with the Ross Valley Fire Station to present the popular Breakfast with Santa event at Fire Station #19 (777 San Anselmo Avenue). Don’t forget your wish list and your camera as Santa will be in attendance. It would not be a Breakfast with Santa without him! There will also be a toy drive so be sure to bring a new, unwrapped toy!
8 AM seating & 10 AM seating
Pre-Purchase Tickets Online at
 $6/child (10 years & younger) & $8/adult
At the door: $8/child, $10/adult
Limited seating is available.

San Anselmo Suzuki Strings Play Holiday Music

Saturday, December 15
11am, Library Reading Room

Get into the holiday spirit with a special concert featuring students of the San Anselmo Suzuki Strings. These young violinists will perform classic holiday music for all to enjoy!

Happy Holidays

Holiday Parking

The Town of San Anselmo is providing FREE four-hour parking to holiday shoppers. The free four-hour holiday shopping period began on Friday, November 23 and will continue through Tuesday, January 1. During this period, the parking meters will not be operating. There will be enforcement for parking over the four hour limit.  And, as always, the disabled, red zone and other safety related parking violations will be enforced.

Work During the Holiday Season

No work will be allowed in the public right of way from December 24-January 1 2019, unless there is an emergency.

Downtown SA

Town Council News

Town Council will be considering the following items at their next meeting.
  • Approval of minutes of November 13, 2018 & November 27, 2018.
  • Acknowledging and filing warrant issued during the month of November 2018.
  • Adoption of “An Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of San Anselmo Amending Title 19 (Central Marin Police Authority Matters), Chapter 1 (Social Host Ordinance), Sections 19-1.01 through 19-1.04, of the San Anselmo Municipal Code.”
  • Adoption of “An Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town Of San Anselmo Adding New Chapter 13 To Title 10 (Planning and Zoning) To Prohibit Discrimination Based on Source of Income.
  • Approval of a resolution declaring the canvass of returns and results of the Uniform District Election held November 6, 2018.
  • Recognizing the service of 2018 Mayor John Wright.
  • Reorganization of Town Council: Elect Mayor and Vice-Mayor to one-year terms. 
  • Receive report from Marin Emergency Radio Authority representative.
  • Update regarding the Memorial Park Restoration project.
  • Consider and accept the Annual Audited Basic Financial Statement and Single Audit Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 prepared by Marcello&Company, Certified Public Accountants.
  • Adopt a resolution amending the Master Fee Schedule to reflect cost increases that are based on the results of the 2018 San Anselmo User Fee Study and authorize annual adjustments to fees with Council approval.
  • Award the construction contract for the Summit Retaining Wall Project and authorize the Town Manager to execute the contract.
  • Award the construction contract for the Alameda Retaining Wall Project and authorize the Town Manager to execute the contract.
  •  Consider authorizing Planning Department to apply for a SB 2 (Atkins) Building Jobs and Homes Act planning grant to facilitate Town Housing Element Program H3.E, development of objective design standards, and associated environmental review.
The agenda and staff reports for this meeting will be available at by the end of the day.

Digital Resources from the Library

Talk to us about Digital Resources! Whether you absolutely love the digital resources you have access to with your library card or you’ve encountered issues accessing what you want and need — we want to hear from you! Your San Anselmo Public Library strives to provide the best services to you. By taking a few minutes to fill out this short survey, you will be helping us do just that.

Electric vehicles (EVs) ???? can be affordable.

The Town of San Anselmo and your local electricity provider, MCE, are proud to announce you may be eligible to save $3,500 on the purchase or lease of an EV. MCE’s generous rebate for low-income qualifying customers gives you a great deal on a cutting-edge, new or used EV, especially when you combine it with up to $11,000 in other rebates. EVs are zero-emission vehicles that offer significant savings on fuel and maintenance costs and also reduce air pollution in your community. 
Learn more:

MCE EV Rebate

Boards and Commission Seats Available

Arts Commission – The Commission provides a structure to facilitate the creation of art in all disciplines in the community, promoting and exhibiting art and cultural works produced by Ross Valley artists, and promoting art education in the community and schools.  The Commission consists of eleven members, including one youth member, and meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  There are two seats available.  Persons from the Ross Valley are encouraged to apply.

Dog Park Steering Committee - The Committee provides input to the town regarding ongoing operation of the Red Hill Dog Park and to serve in an advisory capacity to the town regarding dog use issues at other town parks. The committee consists of seven community representatives, that serve a minimum of a two-year term. Members must have an interest in and commitment to the importance and value of Red Hill Dog Park and other authorized dog play areas in the Town of San Anselmo. There are two seats available.

Flood Committee – The charge of the Flood Committee is to serve as the Town’s expert representatives on flooding and storm water management issues, to become informed on the hydrologic conditions that affect flooding in San Anselmo, to evaluate possible solutions and to make recommendations to the Town Council.  Applicants are recruited from professionals in the fields of engineering, hydrology, flood control and other areas of expertise that relate to the control of storm water.  The committee consists of 5 members and meets on an as needed basis. There is one seat available.

Historical Commission – The Commission was created to preserve the history of San Anselmo by means of research and the collection and organization of information, photographs and artifacts concerning the Town’s development.  The Commission consists of eleven members, including one youth member and meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesdays of the month in the Historical Museum, located on the first floor of the Library.  There are two seats available.

Library Advisory Board – The Board is charged with considering, proposing and recommending guidelines with respect to programs and facilities to meet the library needs of the community, in conjunction with the Town Librarian.  The Board consists of seven members, including one youth member and meets on the fourth Thursday of every other month at 4:30 p.m. in the Library.  There is one seat available.

Open Space Committee – The Open Space Committee has the major responsibilities for the long-term planning of open space in and near San Anselmo, for the generation of community support and fund-raising to implement the plan.  The Committee consists of eleven members, including youth members, and meets on the third Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. There are two seats available.

To apply, please go here:

Imagination Park

Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, Dec 10 - Arts Commission - 7 pm, Historical Museum
Tuesday, Dec 11 - Economic Development Committee - 8:45 am, Council Chambers
Tuesday, Dec 11 - Town Council - 7 pm, Council Chambers
Wednesday, Dec 12 - Open Space Committee - 7:30 PM, Council Chambers

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