Friday, March 22, 2019
David P. Donery, Town Manager

San Anselmo

Next Tuesday's Town Council Meeting Agenda

Agenda to  Include:

  • Approve minutes of March 12, 2019 Town Council meeting.
  • Approve Revenue and Expenditure Reports for the period ending February 2019.
  • Approve Recreation Revenue and Expenditure Reports for the period ending February 2019.
  • Consider canceling regular Town Council meetings of scheduled for July 9 and August 13, 2019.
  • Appoint member to Open Space Committee.
  • Receive report and recommendations from the Financial Advisory Committee on Unfunded Pension and OPED Liabilities, and consider the following committee recommendations:
    • Adopt a resolution approving the establishment of a Public Agencies Post-Employment Benefit Section 115 Trust Administered by Public Agency Retirement Services (PARS) to Prefund Long-Term Pension Obligations and consider making an initial contribution of $500,000.
    • Adopt a resolution approving the agreement with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System to Join the California Employers’ Retiree Benefit Trust Program (CERBT) to Prefund Long-Term Other Post-Employment Benefits Obligations (OPEB) and consider making an initial contribution of $100,000.    
  • Receive update regarding Yellow Bus program and provide direction to staff.
  • Receive presentation on proposed FY 2019/20 Work Plan priorities and provide direction to staff.
  • Receive annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory report and Sustainability Commission report.
  • Hold a public hearing and introduce by title only and waive further reading of An Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of San Anselmo Amending Title 6 (Business, Professions, and Trades) to Add Chapter 7 (Tobacco Retailer License) Regulating Tobacco Product Sales and Requiring the Licensure of Tobacco Retailers.
  • Consider Adopting Resolutions Renewing the Declaration of Local Emergency and Designating Town Representatives to Seek Federal and State Assistance for Emergency Work.
Creek Park
Reimagine Creekside Commons


Calling all K-8 grade student “Imaginers”: San Anselmo needs your IDEAS to Reimagine Creekside Commons (Creek Park) by March 29
The YES Foundation, in collaboration with The Ross Valley School District (RVSD) and with support from the San Anselmo Arts Commission, is launching a design project in parallel with the Town’s professional design contest to reimagine the space as one that better connects to our downtown and responds to the needs of our communities.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to reimagine the space as a result of the Marin County Flood Mitigation Plan.
Student participants will be recognized and ideas will be shared with the professionals who the Town is inviting to participate in the professional contest (managed by the Town Staff with advisory assistance by the Creek Park Community Advisory Committee). Learn more about the rules and guidelines. (More about the professional contest here.)

Want to learn more about Reimagine Creekside Commons?

Find us on or follow us on @reimaginecreekpark or visit to learn more about the Reimagine Creekside Commons Project and sign up for email updates.

Open Space Invitation
Open Space Invitation
Night of the Poets

Save the Date!
Night of the Poets

Thursday, April 18
7pm, Library Reading Room

Summoning word wizards and masters of meter! All ages are welcome to participate as a performer or listener in the San Anselmo Public Library’s 16th annual Night of the Poets.
Registration begins March 1, 2019! Contact or 415-258-4656 to reserve a performance time slot.

San Anselmo Baseball and Softball Opening Day Parade - 

San Anselmo Baseball Association (SABA), San Anselmo Girls Softball and San Anselmo Recreation's Rookie Baseball League

Sunday, March 24th, 2019  - Beginning at 8:30 a.m. 

Come celebrate SABA's 65th Anniversary! Parade begins on Red Hill Avenue and proceeding to Memorial Park where the traditional opening day ceremony will take place beginning at 9:00am on Field One.

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News from the San Anselmo Sustainability Commission

Award-Winning County Sea Level Rise Game to Go on Sale

Further proving that climate change education can be fun, the County of Marin is coming up with a boxed version of its award-winning Game of Floods, which teaches players about adaptation choices to for inevitable sea level rise. Pre-orders of the board game are being taken now. The game, created by Community Development Agency (CDA) staff members and their water resources cohorts from the Department of Public Works, is designed to engage and educate the community about sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation. It allows players to design solutions that protect entire communities as well as individual properties to address the permanent flooding impacts of sea level rise. The challenge requires collective approaches to build solutions that protect access, airports, wastewater treatment facilities as well as smaller communities while dealing with uncertainty and balancing priorities among players. Players work around the board collaboratively and discuss adaptation strategies considering their effectiveness, impacts and relative costs.  “We face difficult and complex decisions in responding to increasing threats of sea level rise, and playing the game helps people become our partners in this process,” said Public Works Senior Engineer Roger Leventhal, who came up with the idea for the game. The County is taking online pre-orders through April 5. Each set will be about $36 to recover costs, plus around $10 for shipping. 

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

Board of Review - The Board of Review is responsible to hear and decide appeals from employee disciplinary actions, hear and decide employee’s grievances, and hear and advise on citizen complaints against employees. Members must be residents of the Town and have a reputation for impartiality. The Board consists of five members and meets only as needed. There is one seat available.

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.

Economic Development Committee – The Committee’s charge is to work with local businesses and the community at large toward a vibrant and successful local economy that meets the needs of the residents and visitors of San Anselmo.  The Committee has seven members and meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 8:45 a.m. in the Town Council Chambers.  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.

Library Parcel Tax Oversight Committee - The purpose of the oversight committee is to ensure transparency and accountability to the voters by reviewing the collection and expenditure of Library tax revenues.  The group meets twice a year to review the library budget. 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 is one seat available.

To apply, please go here:

Imagination Park

Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, March 25 - Sustainability Commission, 7 pm, Council Chambers
Monday, March 25 - Reimagine Creek Park Community Advisory Committee, 6pm, Isabel Cook Community Center, Vista Room
Tuesday, March 26 - Town Council, 7 pm, Council Chambers

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