Friday, April 19, 2019
David P. Donery, Town Manager

San Anselmo

Highlights of the upcoming Town Council Meeting 

  • Approve minutes of April 9, 2019 Town Council meeting.
  • Approve Revenue and Expenditure Reports for the period ending March 2019.
  • Approve Recreation Revenue and Expenditure Reports for the period ending March 2019.
  • Approve Quarterly Treasurer's Investment Report for the period ending March 2019.
  • Adopt Resolution Renewing the Declaration of Local Emergency.
  • Adopt Resolution Allowing for Use of Digital Signatures for Town Documents and Written Communication with the Town. 
  • Appoint applicant to Arts Commission. 
  • Authorize exchange of equal value pavement improvement projects between FY19/20 and FY20/21. 
  • Receive presentation on proposed FY 2019/20 Work Plan priorities and provide direction to staff.
The staff reports for these items will be available on the website by the end of the day at:
San Anselmo Bikes

Bay Area’s Bike to Work Day is May 9 - Celebrate it's 25th Anniversary! 

More than 100,000 new and seasoned bike commuters will celebrate the 25th annual Bay Area Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 9.

With some 400 energizer stations scattered throughout nine Bay Area counties, riders can make a pit stop on their way to work for free refreshments and encouragement from thousands of volunteers. Complete event information, including energizer station locations, is available at

“The Bay Area’s 25th Bike to Work Day celebration is a great time to appreciate how biking has become a bigger piece of the transportation puzzle,” said Scott Haggerty, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), a presenting sponsor of the event. “And while riding a bike is good for you and the environment, frankly it is just plain fun.”
Local bike groups and employers are planning a range of activities throughout the day and into the evening, including group rides and after-work happy hours. Local elected officials — including several commissioners from (MTC) and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) — will participate in the event.

Early event participants tuned into social media will be able to collect air miles from Alaska Airlines.
“Alaska Airlines is thrilled to be a presenting sponsor for the 2019 Bay Area Bike to Work Day, underscoring our company’s commitment to sustainability and the Bay Area community,” said Annabel Chang, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of the Bay Area. “To celebrate the 25th anniversary, we are giving away 5,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles – enough miles for a free roundtrip flight between select cities – to the first 500 riders who post a photo of themselves participating in Bay Area Bike to Work Day on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.” For official sweepstakes rules visit:

In addition to Bike to Work Day, the Bay Area Bike Challenge (BABC) will return after a successful launch in 2018. Last year, more than 3,250 riders used the easy-to-navigate platform called “Love to Ride” during May — National Bike Month — to track rides and compete for virtual prizes, while posting photos and commenting to keep each other motivated. Registration for BABC is open and continues until May 1 when the Challenge officially begins. Participants can compete as individuals or on teams. More information is available at

Leading up to National Bike Month (May), Bike to Work Week (May 6-10) and Bike to Work Day, many activities will take place throughout the region, including free bike repair workshops, bike safety classes and group rides. For more information visit

To stay in the loop on bike events, make sure to follow Bay Area Bike to Work Day on Facebook at @biketoworkday, Twitter @BikeToWorkSFBay, and Instagram @biketoworkday_bayarea. Energizer stations will be set up throughout Marin.  You can be a part of this – either by using your bike (or even your feet) or by volunteering to support your fellow riders. To learn more go to:

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Historical Museum Website & Social Media Account

Did you know that the San Anselmo Historical Museum has a website and Instagram account? The website includes a history of San Anselmo, numerous pictures, a historical walking tour, oral histories and much more.  The Historical Museum’s Instagram handle is sananselmohistory. Visiting the website and following the Historical Museum’s Instagram account are great ways to find out more about the history of San Anselmo. 
The San Anselmo Historical Museum houses an ever-expanding collection of photos and memorabilia highlighting our Town’s history. The Museum offers historical records of the Town’s notable people, neighborhoods, businesses, celebrations and events.
A Timeline traces the history of the area, from the days of the Coast Miwok to the founding of San Francisco Theological Seminary and the glory days of the railroad – the industry that put our town on the map. Special displays of local historical interest are on view on a rotating basis.
Photographs are regularly on display, with copies available for purchase. Videos and oral histories are also available for viewing at the Museum. The Museum offers a Children’s Corner with crayons and San Anselmo-themed coloring books.
The Museum is open Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

Central Marin Police Drug Take Back Day
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San Anselmo property owners with a financial hardship due to unemployment, a catastrophic emergency, or low income are invited to apply for a rebate of the Town’s Municipal Services (also called “General Purpose”), Pension Override and Library Parcel Taxes.

The rebate program defines low income as below $34,235 for a one-person household, $39,102 for a two-person household, $44,002 for a three-person household, and $48,869 for a four-person household.  Rental property is not eligible to be considered for the rebate program.
The Town of San Anselmo’s Tax Equity Board reviews the applications, which must be filed by Friday May 10, 2019. For more information and application forms, please stop by the Administration Office on the second floor of Town Hall or contact Helen Yu-Scott at 415-258-4678.

Egg Hunt

Egg Hunts

Children's Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20th at 11:00 AM
Ages 7 and younger

Get in the spring spirit by participating in our annual egg hunt! We will split the kids into age groups and let them run around the park looking for candy, eggs, and the coveted golden eggs, which are redeemable for a big prize. Bring your camera as well in case you happen to see that loveable bunny.

Come see what's in store for SUMMER 2019. In addition, there will be a Summer Camp Fair being held at the upper lawn at Memorial Park from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. For more information about any of these events, contact the Recreation Department at 258-4640.

Flashlight Egg Hunt

Friday, April 19th at 8:15 pm
Ages 8 and up

How's your night vision? Find out at our Flashlight Egg Hunt, where kids 8 and older get to use their flashlights to find the treats tucked away in the grass. Bring your running shoes, a basket, and of curse, your flashlight and get ready to run the length of Memorial Park!

For more information call 415.258.4680

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News from the San Anselmo Sustainability Commission

The Sustainability Commission is considering the draft 2030 Climate Action Plan on April 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Historical Room, located below the Library. The Town Council is tentatively scheduled to consider the 2030 Climate Action Plan on May 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. The draft plan may be viewed here: The draft plan proposes an interim target of 54% emissions reductions from a 2005 baseline emissions level by the year 2030 (45% below 1990 levels) and goal of carbon neutrality by 2045 and strategies to meet the targets. The Town welcomes comments on the plan. Email comments to

Dog Jam

Red Hill Dog Park 10th Anniversary Celebration: DOG JAM at the LOG CABIN - May 11, 2019

Music Event – Join us for an evening of music, food and fun at the American Legion Log Cabin (20 Veterans Place/adjacent to Memorial Park in San Anselmo) on Saturday, May 11, 2019 to benefit our 100% volunteer-maintained and donation-supported community dog park.
Food (sausage/hot dog bar) & drinks (beer, wine, soda, water)
will be available from 5 PM, with music from 6 to 10 PM by three
great local bands: & Friends Band (Jerry Draper, Martin O’Neill)
The Mutterers (Frank Bohan, Jimmy Hobson, Andius Jent) and
Lender (Jono Clay, Max Gustafson, Greg Moye, Mike Pannone).
All are welcome and encouraged to attend but please leave
your dogs home for this event. Tickets are available for a $20 tax
deductible donation, both at the door and in advance at

Wildfire Flyer

Marin Wildfire Forum

Join us May 4, 2019 for a FREE forum, presentation and panel discussion on wildfire preparedness, and an introduction to important new efforts that will help make Marin more wildfire resilient. We’ll have tables and booths representing a variety of stakeholders, contractors, and agency representatives of industries who play a role in Marin’s wildfire readiness.

What: Opening with a special guest presentation from a Camp Fire evacuation survivor, the Marin Wildfire Forum will look at prevention and preparedness through a countywide lens. Representatives from local government, fire agencies, land managers, emergency services, law enforcement, community leaders and wildfire experts will update residents on progress to date, work to come, and future needs. Residents will learn what they can do to protect their homes and what we can do together to make Marin as wildfire safe and emergency ready as possible.

Why: Wildfire prevention and emergency preparedness are countywide priorities. Great work is being done in communities across Marin, but there is much more to do. Fire knows no boundaries. We must work together as one community to make all of Marin as wildfire safe and emergency ready as possible.

When: Saturday, May 4 from 10 AM to noon.
Where: Embassy Suites, San Rafael
Event Hosts/Sponsors:   FIRESafe MARIN, County of Marin, Firewise USA, Marin County Fire Chiefs Association.

Registration: optional but encouraged at

Contact: Jennifer Gauna, 415.473.6159 or

Historic Stroll

Stroll Through San Anselmo’s History

Travel back in time with the Historical Commission on docent-led strolls through two areas of San Anselmo.

Tour 1: Downtown San Anselmo. The tour will highlight San Anselmo’s historic Hub, the role of the railroad in the development of town and the changing character of the businesses and architecture on San Anselmo Avenue. Meet at Creek Park and stroll along San Anselmo Avenue. The tour will end at the Historical Museum for light refreshments. 
Dates are April 27, June 22, August 24, October 26.  Meet at Creek Park at 9:00 a.m.

Tour 2: The Seminary Area. Visit one of San Anselmo's oldest neighborhoods. The tour will highlight the quiet beauty of San Francisco Theological Seminary, its history and architecture. Meet at Montgomery Chapel, Richmond Road & Bolinas Avenue. This tour does involve stairs and uphill walking and is not suitable for strollers or very young children. Refreshments will be served along the way. 

Dates are June 1, July 27, September 28.  Meet at Montgomery Chapel, Richmond Road and Bolinas Avenue at 9:00 a.m.

RSVP at or email 
Both tours are free.

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Coed Softball

Did you know that softball is the #1 team participation sport in the U.S.? This slow pitch adult league has been a success since its inception over 15 years ago. Our format offers the perfect combination of recreation and competition. You may join as a team (must have a minimum of 6 men and 4 women) or you may sign up as a free agent and we will assign you to a team if room is available. All games over seen by a certified ASA umpire.
Location: Memorial Park/Red Hill Field
(1st half of season will be at Red Hill and the 2nd at Memorial)
Saturdays 6/15 - 8/24
Team registration fee: $600
Free agent: $55

DEADLINE to register is Thursday, May 16th!
For more information call 415.258.4680 or email
For more information about Adult Softball, call 415.258.4680.


Talking Tomatoes with Marin Master Gardener Joe Jennings

Saturday, April 20
11 am, Council Chambers

Learn about the joys of growing your own juicy ripe tomatoes with Marin Master Gardener Joe Jennings! You'll discover the basics for planting, watering, and
maintaining your plants, which varieties grow well in our
area, and methods for scaffolding along with drought
management strategies. Joe Jennings grows vegetables
year-round in his home garden..

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Open Space Invitation
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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.

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 two seats 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.  

Sustainability Commission – The Sustainability Commission was established to promote sustainability by enhancing opportunities for sustainable practices in San Anselmo, to secure a high quality of life for San Anselmo residents and simultaneously meeting environmental, economic and community needs.  The Commission consists of nine members, plus one youth member and meets regularly on the fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.  There are three seats available.

To apply, please go here:

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Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, April 22 - Sustainability Commission, 7 pm, Historical Museum
Monday, April 22 - Yellow Bus JEPA, 7:30 pm, Council Chambers

Tuesday, April 23 - Town Council, 7 pm, Council Chambers

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