Friday, December 28, 2018
David P. Donery, Town Manager

Panorama of San Anselmo

Thanks for our volunteers

The Town is thankful for all the volunteers who give their precious time to the Town, including:

• Town Hall volunteers
• Library volunteers
• Board, Commission and Committee members 
• Recreation coaches and assistant coaches
• Public safety volunteers in  Police and Fire 
• Public Works volunteers on the street
• Emergency workers during storms
• Youth volunteers from local schools
• Volunteers in our parks and gardens
• Special event volunteers

Your volunteer assistance is truly appreciated!  Thank you!
Zero Waste Marin

Help Reduce Holiday Waste in San Anselmo!

Zero Waste Marin and the Town of San Anselmo want to pass along a few tips to help residents and businesses reduce waste during the holiday season. We can work together to keep San Anselmo beautiful and thriving.

  • Give Your Holiday Leftovers New Life – Turn any holiday leftovers into breakfast or lunch the following day. Any remaining food scraps, like your turkey, chicken and fish bones, eggshells, coffee grounds, vegetable peels, tea bags and used paper napkins, can be tossed into your green compost cart. Check out Marin Sanitary’s website at
or more information about what goes into each cart or for more tips on food waste prevention.
  • Use Alternatives to Wrapping Paper – There are many ways to creatively wrap gifts without buying shiny, foil-based wrapping paper. Create a gift basket, wrap gifts in old newspaper comics or unused maps and tie off with a bright ribbon or twine. Package gifts in reusable gift bags to give two gifts in one!
  • Properly Dispose of Used Wrapping Paper – Recycle paper-based wrapping paper in the blue side of your recycling cart. Shiny, foil-based wrapping paper cannot be recycled and must be placed in the landfill cart. Never burn your wrapping paper – ink on the paper can release toxic fumes when burned.
  • Give an Experience – Reduce overall waste this season by giving an experience that doesn’t come in a package, like tickets to a show, a relaxing spa treatment, or a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
  • Give Gifts a Second Life – Shop for unique, high-quality gifts a local thrift or antique store and reduce waste created by producing new goods.
  • Send an e-Card – Save paper and postage this year by sending your season’s greetings electronically. If you do send a paper card, make sure that your card is recyclable.

Zero Waste Marin works with cities and towns throughout Marin County to educate residents about reducing the amount of waste that goes into our local landfills. For more information, visit

MSS Tree Recycle Information
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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.

Downtown SA
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.



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

Tuesday, Jan 8 - Town Council - 7 pm, Council Chambers
Tuesday, Jan 8 - Economic Development Committee - 8:45 am, Council Chambers

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