Friday, January 25, 2019
David P. Donery, Town Manager

Historic Council Chambers

Town Council News

At their meeting on January 22nd, the Council took the following actions:

  • Recognized Drake High School students Ray Holmberg and Jack Richardson for their efforts in rescuing distressed swimmers at Rodeo Beach on January 4th.
  • Approved, with changes, the minutes of January 8, 2019 Town Council meeting.
  • Approved Revenue and Expenditure Reports for the period ending December 2018.
  • Approved Recreation Revenue and Expenditure Reports for the period ending December 2018.
  • Approved Quarterly Treasurer's Investment Report for the period ending December 2018
  • Received an update on the Memorial Park Restoration Plan funding plan.
  • Approved funding to create a Defensible Space Inspection Program through the Ross Valley Fire Department.
  • Considered an Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of San Anselmo Amending San Anselmo Municipal Code Title 1 (General Provisions) to Add Chapter 6 (Administrative Citations) to the Code, and asked staff to bring back the ordinance with suggested changes.
  • Considered adoption of Town of San Anselmo Electric Vehicle Strategy and asked staff to bring the item back with suggested changes.
  • CONTINUED ITEM to February 12th: A public hearing and introduce “An Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of San Anselmo Amending Title 10 (Planning and Zoning) Chapter 3 (Zoning) Article 4 (Development Standards) Sections 10-3.411, 10-3.412, Table 4E, and Article 15 (Design Review) Sections 10-3.1504, 10-3.1505, and Adding New Section 10-3.1506, and Article 16 (Noticing: Public Hearings: Zoning Applications) Sections 10-3.1601 and 10-3.1603 To Clarify Design Review and Noticing Requirements and Require Design Review For All New Second and Third Story Additions” by title only and waive further reading.
Traffic Meeting

Town Hall Meeting - Tuesday, Jan. 29th 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Traffic Safety, Enforcement & Engineering

The Town of San Anselmo and the Central Marin Police Authority are hosting a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, January 29th to discuss traffic safety in San Anselmo. This meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers at 525 San Anselmo Avenue. The public is encouraged to attend and express concerns and help craft solutions to make our town a safer place to walk, bike and drive.

Hanging Baskets

Help Keep Flower Baskets in Downtown SA

It seems everyone enjoyed the beautiful hanging flower baskets in Town last year. A group of engaged residents have created the San Anselmo Beautification Committee who, along with the San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce, want to make sure that this project will happen again this coming spring/summer. 
Their goal is to raise $10,000. This will enable them to double the amount of baskets. In order to accomplish this they need the help of the community and merchants. Please make a donation now to: Or mail your check to: San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce PO Box 2844, San Anselmo, CA 94979. (Be sure to mark your check for Flower Baskets

Let’s keep on beautifying our Town!

Balkan Peninsula

The Balkan Mosaic

Saturday, January 26
11am, Council Chambers

The Balkan Peninsula is a region of stunning landscapes and great ethnic and cultural diversity. A mix of Roman, Greek, Venetian, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian rule has led to a rich culture, fascinating sights, and a turbulent history. Rea Franjetic of Cosmopolitan Adventure Tours will take you through Serbia, Croatia,
Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Kosovo and share the rich cultural heritage of this eclectic region in this visual presentation at your San Anselmo Public Library.

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Age-Friendly Survey

The County of Marin was recently awarded age-friendly status by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. 

They would like for anyone 60 years or older or representing an individual or group of adults age 60 or older to participate in a survey. The survey is located at:

The information collected through this survey process will inform the development of a strategic plan for achieving an Age-Friendly County of Marin.

Teen Painting

Teen Painting + Drawing Class

We are pleased to announce a new Teen Painting + Drawing class right here in San Anselmo (Mondays from 4:00-6:00pm)! It is taught by the wonderful Studio 4 Art team and will run monthly so you can sign up at anytime.

Register at

This class is designed with teens in mind. Students will be learning about painting techniques in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. Welcoming all styles we will explore realism, abstract, expressionism, and surrealism. Students will be working from their own inspiration and will choose what subject they would like to paint. An introduction each class period will have a new technique in brush application, composition, solvents, and how to tell a story through painting. Drawing techniques are taught simultaneously as we begin to “see like artists” and execute like professionals.

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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 six seats available.  Persons from the Ross Valley are encouraged to apply.

Capital Program Monitoring Committee – The purpose of the committee is to monitor the implementation of the Town’s capital improvement program, funded by the voter-approved Measure D one-half cent sales tax funds, as well as grant funding, Road Maintenance Fund monies, and General Fund monies. The committee’s charge is to issue an annual public report summarizing the progress of capital improvement projects funded by Measure D, as well as capital improvement projects funded by other sources of Town funding. The committee consists of seven members, representing a wide variety of the community, with a range of skills, knowledge and experience in the following areas:
•          Finance (preferably public finance)
•          Engineering and/or construction
•          Public relations and communication
•          Familiarity with various aspects of the San Anselmo Community
Two Councilmembers and two designated Town staff liaisons will serve in an advisory capacity only.  The Committee will meet as needed to review projects. There are three seats available

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 are three seats 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 five 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 are two 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 five seats available.

To apply, please go here:

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Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, Jan 28 - Sustainability Commission - 7pm, Chambers
Tuesday, Jan 29 - Town Hall Meeting - Traffic Safety - 6:30-8:00pm, Chambers

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