RBRA, BCDC to Discuss Anchor-Out Timeline

Back in April, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) directed the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) to “provide a concise policy proposal that will result in removing all illegal anchor-outs from the Bay within five years.” The RBRA has called that five-year timeline infeasible—even under the best of circumstances,... Read more

Galilee Dock Closed Over Complaints About Anchor-Outs

Earlier this month we reported that an attorney for Galilee Harbor had asked the Bay Conservation and Development Commission for approval to remove a launch float because of alleged misuse and damage by some anchor-outs. That request was approved, and the dock disappeared on April 22. According to an article... Read more

Latest Anchor-Out Developments

  The Marin IJ recently reported that the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency has filed its plan with the Bay Conservation and Development Commission to keep the anchorage clear of marine debris and derelict vessels. In December, the BCDC directed the agency and Sausalito to submit plans by March 31 on... Read more

RBRA Explores Anchor-Out Solutions

On Thursday, March 12, the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) had its monthly meeting at Tiburon Town Hall. The meeting was highly anticipated because of two recent requirements laid down from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). Those requirements were 1) the RBRA was to remove from Richardson’s Bay... Read more

BCDC Pushes RBRA To Remove Anchor-Outs from Richardson Bay

At its November 14, 2019 meeting, the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) presented the long-awaited mooring assessment study, conducted by Merkel & Associates of San Diego. The study examines the ecology of Richardson Bay and the feasibility of installing a mooring field to possibly accommodate anchor-out vessels. About a week... Read more

Richardson Bay in the News – Again

Gate 6 ½ resident Claudia Cowan, a reporter for Fox News, has posted an update to the anchor-out situation off our shores. And writer Sharon McDonnell, who attended our September 14 open homes tour, recorded some very favorable impressions of our community for Roadtrippers Magazine. Her piece includes some gorgeous... Read more

Richardson’s Bay in the News…Again

The national media’s fascination with our anchor-out neighbors continues. The May 17 Wall St. Journal carried an article titled: “Home Prices Lead Some To the Water,” which is available online under a longer headline. Writer Jim Carlton leads off by stating: “Homelessness has become such a big problem in the... Read more

Life on the Water: Both Sides Now

It’s gone viral around here, so perhaps you’ve seen the New York Times article titled Living on the Water—Houseboats can be a more affordable way to live near a city center. Published on April 26, the article starts by describing how Aislyn Greene and Jeannie Cruz decided to buy a... Read more

Anchor-Outs Past and Present

KQED News is airing a report entitled “From Arks to Anchor-Outs: The History of Waterfront Living on Richardson Bay.”  Written and narrated by reporter/producer Ryan Levi, the piece contains interviews with two long-term anchor-outs and local officials. You can read or listen to the report on the KQED website. You... 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