Friday, December 14, 2018
David P. Donery, Town Manager

Matt Brown

New Mayor and Vice Mayor

At the meeting of Tuesday, December 11, 2018 the Town Council elected Matt Brown to be the 2019 Mayor and Ford Greene was elected Vice Mayor.  Congratulations Matt and Ford!  The Councilmembers thanked outgoing Mayor John Wright, for his service to the Town as the Mayor for 2018.

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Participate in County’s Online Resident Survey

Is the County of Marin government providing the services you want and need? It’s time to ask a few questions, gather the answers, and put them to good use. The 2018 Resident Survey[External] is now featured on, and answers will be anonymous.

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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.


Town Hall and Recreation Office Holiday Hours

Town Hall and Recreation offices will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 21, 2018 through Monday, January 1, 2019. Employees will be taking vacation days and other paid time off in addition to the regular holidays. While Town offices are closed for the holiday week, the Police and Fire Departments are on duty and in touch with management staff to ensure a quick and thorough response to any issue that may arise, including storm and flooding problems.

Library Holiday Hours

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25.
The Library will be OPEN on Monday, December 31, 10am-2pm.


Woody Weingarten

Ex-Quality of Life chair named to county commission

Woody Weingarten, who served on San Anselmo’s Quality of Life Commission (now the Sustainability Commission) for 10 years, seven of them as chair, has been sworn in as the newest member of the Marin County Commission on Aging.

Simultaneously he was elected — along with his wife, Nancy Fox — co-president of the Fernwood Drive Homeowners Association in San Anselmo.

Weingarten, who served for a year on the Marin County Civil Grand Jury and as QOL chair handed out monthly awards to 70 unsung local heroes, has been an award-winning executive editor and writer for daily and weekly publications in California, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania for six decades. He’s been Marinscope’s arts and entertainment critic for 10 years.

The Colgate University graduate has also published two newspapers, written a national column and owned a public relations/ad agency.

The father of two and grandfather of three who’s lived in San Anselmo for three decades is the author of a book titled “Rollercoaster: How a man can survive his partner’s breast cancer.” He’s nearing completion of a second, “MysteryDates®.”

The 23-member Commission on Aging is a federally mandated advisory council to the Marin County Board of Supervisors working “to promote the dignity, independence and quality of life of older persons through advocacy, information, programs and services.” Weingarten represents District 2, home base of Supervisor Katie Rice, which includes Fairfax, Kentfield, Larkspur, Ross and San Anselmo.


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:

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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 17 - Planning Commission - 7 pm, Council Chambers
Wednesday, Dec 19 - Historical Commission - 7:30 PM, Historical Museum

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