Marinship General Plan Vision

On Nov 12 the Sausalito City Council recommended a Marinship vision to guide Marinship-related policies for the City’s General Plan Update. * This is but one step in a long process—the plan itself still needs to be approved. Here, FHA president Michael Labate speaks to the Marinship-specific aspects of The Plan and... Read more

Anchor-Out Perspective

We are reprinting the following guest editorial from the November 29 Marin IJ, to provide insight into the hopes and concerns of the anchor-out community: Marin Voice: Sausalito has a chance to do the right thing with anchor-outs By Chad Carvey The City Council members of Sausalito are at a... Read more

Supes Adopt Short-Term Rental Regs

On August 7, The Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to adopt an Ordinance regarding short-term rentals in the unincorporated areas of Marin, where most floating homes docks are located. The Ordinance requires those operating short-term rentals to apply for a business license, and to pay transit occupancy tax.... Read more

County Considers Regulating Short Term Rentals

The Marin County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a hearing next month to receive a first reading of a draft Ordinance regarding short term rentals in the unincorporated areas of Marin, and to consider next steps for creating a regulatory framework for short term rentals. All Floating Homes... Read more

Anchor-Outs in the News

The June issue of Marin Magazine  has a brief article about the “ongoing struggle to find a humane and environmentally successful balance on the bay” between habitat protection on one hand and the rights of anchor-outs on the other. Despite attempting to present a balanced view of the situation, the... Read more

Status Quo for RBRA

At their April meeting, the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) decided on the general direction in dealing with the anchor-out vessels in Richardson’s Bay. Previously, they had delineated four possible options to choose from: Option #1) Enforce existing time limits on all vessels Option #2)  Manage vessels arriving in Richardson’s Bay... Read more

Gate 6 | Bridgeway Intersection Construction Scheduled for 2019

The fix for the confluence of 101, Bridgeway, the bike path, and Gate 6 Road has been delayed again. Originally promised to begin in summer 2017, the construction to improve safety for everyone—people walking, biking, and driving—at the dangerous intersection of Bridgeway and Gate 6 Road is now scheduled to take place... Read more

New Patrol Boat for Richardson Bay

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District is acquiring a new state-of-the-art fireboat, which will be berthed at Pelican Yacht Harbor, across from the Sausalito Fire Station. It will be able to operate in as little as three feet of water and respond to emergencies in our community within 5-6 minutes.... Read more

RBRA Seeks Public Input Mar 8

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) will hold an important meeting at Tiburon City Hall, 1501 Tiburon Boulevard in Tiburon. This meeting is of special interest to the floating home community because the public will have direct input into the... Read more

Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness

Assemblymember Marc Levine and FIRESafe MARIN invite you to hear what state, county, and local governments are doing to prepare for wildfires and how we plan to improve fire safety in Marin. The event will take place at the College of Marin’s Fusselman Hall on Saturday, February 10 from 10:00... Read more