Friday, July 5, 2019
David P. Donery, Town Manager

Applicants for Appointment to Town Council

The following individuals have submitted applications for appointment to the Town Council following the vacancy created by Council member Coleman’s resignation.

Will Burke - Application
Frank Gomez - Application
Marie Henrio - Application
Steve Burdo - Application
Katie Rice Jones - Application
Alexis Fineman - Application
Nicolas Pommier - Application
Tom King - Application, Letter
Kim Pipkin - Application, Summary of Achievements

The Town is currently finalizing the dates that interviews will be conducted. As soon as dates have been secured and interviewees have been scheduled, an agenda will be forthcoming. 

Creekside Commons

Reimagine Creek Park Design Contest Update 

On June 25, 2019 the Reimagine Creek Park Community Advisory Committee (CAC) made their recommendation to the Town Council for the winning design. With a majority vote the Town Council chose RHAA as the winning concept/team for the Reimagine Creek Park Design Contest. Congratulations to the winning team!  

As background, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the four finalist landscape design firms (April Philips Design Works, Fletcher Studios, RHAA, SWA Group) presented their concepts at the San Anselmo Town Council meeting. These four firms delivered concepts were above and beyond expectations. They were all unique and winning concepts. The following is a link to the presentations:
More information about the Reimagine Creek Park project can be found on the website:

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Connect San Anselmo

New Web Portal for Plugging into Town Hall

The Town has launched a new communication effort to encourage you to explore the many ways you can connect with the information and services that the Town offers. Whether you are a looking to open a business, find an after-school activity for your kids, or attend a Town event, this portal will show you all the best ways to “Connect San Anselmo”.

It's as simple as!

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Plastic Free July

Sustainability Commission News

It’s July! Join the San Anselmo Sustainability Commission in making it a Plastic Free July! Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution.  San Anselmo is the first municipality in Marin County to have passed a single use plastic ordinance that took effect on June 1. With your help we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and a more beautiful community. Be a part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics. Learn more at: 

Where does it go

Where Does It Go, Joe?

It can be difficult to know what material goes into what container, but it’s very important that we avoid contaminating our recycling or compostable streams.
When in doubt, use the Marin Sanitary Service’s handy “Where Does It Go, Joe?” online tool to find out what material goes where.

Town Safety


For Drivers

  • Approach. Slow down on approach to the roundabout and yield to pedestrians that may be present at or in the crosswalk.
  • Enter. At the entry line, yield to any vehicles already in the roundabout then enter when there is a suitable gap in traffic.
  • Proceed. Continue around the center island in a counterclockwise direction and do not stop in the roundabout.
  • Exit. Upon coming to correct exit, signal and proceed out of the roundabout. Yield to any pedestrians at or in the crosswalk.
For Bicyclists
  • Bicyclists may ride in the roadway through the roundabout, obeying the same rules of the road as motor vehicles, or proceed along a side path and cross at the marked pedestrian crosswalks.
For Pedestrians
  • Use the sidewalks or side paths provided around the perimeter of the roundabout. After deciding to cross, approach the marked crossing, make eye contact with the driver and wait for vehicles to yield.
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Preparing for Extended Power Outages

Marin Health and Human Services is working closely with Marin Fire, Marin Sheriff, local jurisdictions, and community partners to prepare our most vulnerable residents for prolonged power outages due to PG&E's Public Safety Power Shut-offs.  

Wildfire season is here and Marin County residents need to be prepared for prolonged power outages related to PG&E’s efforts to reduce wildfire risks.  Having key items, such as a working flashlight and 3-day supply of water and food, is one important component of a preparedness plan and can make it easier to cope with power outages. But residents also need to prepare and plan to evacuate and to shelter-in-place. Visit for resources to prepare yourself, your family & friends, and your neighborhood for prolonged power outages. 

If you are Marin County resident with a disability or access and functional needs (AFN), review FEMA's Preparing Makes Sense For People With Disabilities, Others with Access and Functional Needs and the Whole Community. has also developed preparedness resources specific for individuals with access and functional needs.

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Ed Hardy

Art Talk Tuesday

Ed Hardy: Deeper Than Skin

Tuesday, July 9
12pm, Council Chambers
Dive deep into the life and work of renowned tattoo artist Ed Hardy with Kathryn Zupsic, a docent from the de Young Museum. Hardy's work has its inspiration in both traditional American tattooing of the first half of the twentieth century and Japan's ukiyo-e era culture. Track Hardy's goal of elevating the tattoo from its "outsider" status to a more important visual art form in paintings, drawings, and prints.

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Town Books News

TOWN BOOKS is proud to host an exhibit of art work from the Little Tree’s After-School Art Studio, owned by Nichole Farnum. The studio offers children ages 2-13 a place where they can come to explore different art materials and nourish their creativity in a fun and supportive work space. The work will be on display July and August. A reception with light refreshments will be held on Friday, July 12, from 5 pm - 7 pm.
TOWN BOOKS: 411 San Anselmo Avenue
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 to 4
Info:  415.526.3791 or  

Summer Reading 

Teen summer Reading:

Sign up at the San Anselmo Library and pick up a Bingo card anytime between June 10 and August 1.

Get a certificate from Swirl for completing your first bingo line (across, up-and-down, or diagonal), plus a raffle ticket to enter the grand prize drawing of a Kindle Fire HD, Makala Shark Soprano Ukulele, or Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera.

Keep going! Choose an outer space pin for your second bingo line, plus a raffle ticket. You’ll receive raffle tickets for completing your third and fourth bingos (the lines can overlap). Blackouts receive an additional chance to win!

Adult Summer Reading Flyer

Summer Dates to Calendar

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park  - Saturdays in June through October 2019, 6-10 p.m., Creek Park

The San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce is bringing back the popular Movies in Creek Park event series starting this Saturday. The movies will run in Creek Park on Saturday Nights (with the exception extreme weather conditions and on July 27th for the Beatles Tribute Concert). Seating begins around 7pm, with a pre-movie slide show, announcements, trivia and nightly raffle.  Movies begin when it becomes dark enough and will generally run two hours. The films are generally acceptable for all audiences, but parental guidance and child supervision is always recommended. To view the list of films, CLICK HERE.

Film genres will include Action, Animation, SciFi, Classics, Comedies and Feel-good Favorites. The 2018 season movies were selected from an exhaustive list of requests from members of the community, merchants and business owners, then cross-referenced and licensed by the Motion Picture Association for public viewing. Many "favorites" are not available due to licensing restrictions and "black-out" periods by motion picture studios.

For complete information, visit
Cedars Stand

The Cedars Stand

The Cedars folks are running a stand on the Town Hall lawn on Wednesdays, from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Stop by to meet our neighbors and see the beautiful textile arts and incredible produce and flowers available for sale at the stand.

The Cedars of Marin runs programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ross, San Anselmo and San Rafael.  Within the Cedars Textile Art Center, a participant-run co-op manages a large garden producing flowers, fruit and vegetables, which are sold to the public.  The center is also home to weaving and craft programs producing hand-woven textiles and crafts.

Music in the Park

Music in the Park – Various Sundays in June and July, 4 – 6 p.m., Creek Park

The Music in the Park series began in 2000, and is hosted by the San Anselmo Arts Commission. These events provide an opportunity for individuals and families to enjoy contemporary and classic music at Creek Park for free. (No dogs except for service or seeing-eye dogs).  For more information, visit the San Anselmo Arts Commission website at

July 14              Rowan Brothers - American country rock
July 21             Highway Poets - Soul infused rock 

17th Annual Beatles Tribute – Saturday, July 27, 6 – 10 p.m., Creek Park

Come Together as San Anselmo Salutes the Beatles. $20 Adults/$5 Kids 12 and under.  Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Gates will open for everyone at 4 p.m. (no dogs except for service or seeing-eye dogs).  For more information, visit the San Anselmo Arts Commission website at

Last year's concert sold out so please buy your tickets early    

Picnics on the Plaza

Picnics on the Plaza – Fridays, August 2 through September 6, 5 – 8 p.m., Town Hall Plaza

Back for its seventh year, the POP events feature music and family fun.  Bring your picnic basket or buy food at the event.  For more information, visit the Town’s website at and click on the Town Calendar link.

Historic Stroll

Take a Stroll Though 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 August 24 and 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 July 27 and 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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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 nine members and meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Historical Museum.  There is one seat 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 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 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 are two seats available.  

Planning Commission – The Commission hears and determines applications for individual zoning changes, planned use developments, design reviews and such. In addition, it evaluates the General Plan and advises the Council, recommending implementing ordinances and broad changes in zoning.  The Commission consists of seven members with a range in skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Construction
  • Law
  • Architecture
  • Public relations
  • Familiarity with various aspects of the San Anselmo community

The Commission meets on the first and third Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Chambers. There is one seat available.

Parks & Recreation Commission – The Commission advises the Council and the Parks & Recreation staff on the planning of the recreation activities, the development of Town parks and management of public lands. The Commission consists of seven members, including one youth member and meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers. There are two seats 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 five members, plus two youth members and meets regularly on the fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.  There is one available.

Tax Equity Board – The Board is charged with hearing applications for tax rebate from San Anselmo property owners claiming inability to pay the Town’s Municipal Services Tax and Pension Override Tax.  The Board consists of three members and meets once a year in the spring.  There is one seat available.

To apply, please go here:

San Anselmo Arts Commission Summer 2019 Internship

San Anselmo Arts Commission is a non-profit that promotes art and culture in the Ross Valley.  They are looking for a summer intern June-August to help with public awareness, outreach, and communication.  This non-paying internship will require a minimum of 3 hours per week dedication for a high school or college student.   For more information please visit our website at

Imagination Park

Upcoming Public Meetings

Tuesday, July 9  - Economic Development Committee, 8:45 am, Council Chambers
Thursday, July 11 - Library Advisory Board, 4:30, Library

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