Dock Safety Tips from the Pros

The dock safety webinar recently presented by officials from the Southern Marin Fire Protection District offered many helpful insights into how to survive a fire in or around the floating homes community. Emergency Services Chair Flo Hoylman opened the webinar by reporting that 97% of respondents to the recent FHA...

Board Meeting Notes – Sept 2020

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE SEPTEMBER 8 BOARD MEETING: Floating Times editor Larry Clinton introduced Aditi Iyer, who is the new proofreader for this publication. Treasurer Teddie Hathaway reported that the FHA’s liability insurance, including directors’ and officers’ liability, will cover any...

Free Parking in Sausalito – Coming Soon

After four decades of lobbying, the Sausalito City Council has agreed to extend eligibility requirements of the Sausalito Resident Parking Program to Include unincorporated residents of ZIP Code 94965. That means that floating home residents will soon be able to take advantage of up to three hours of free parking...

Make a Family Emergency Plan

Recently we reported on a new Disaster Preparedness Guide which can be downloaded free from the FHA website. This week we’re presenting an excerpt from that guide with tips for preparing your own family emergency plan: Meet with household members  Explain the dangers—and your emergency plans—to children. Work with them...

When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

The smoke drifting over Sausalito from the wildfires to the north is an unpleasant reminder that fire season has begun. With hundreds of acres of undeveloped land in the Marin Headlands between Sausalito and the ocean, our community faces a significant risk from a rapidly spreading wildland fire. Our local...

Free Disaster Preparedness Guide

The City of Sausalito has released Disaster Preparedness: The 2020 Citizen’s Guide. The 27-page guide provides instructions for dealing with everything from fires, to earthquakes to tsunamis. Topics include: Making a family plan Preparing at work Weather terms Evacuations Planning for disastrous floods and landslides Emergency numbers phone numbers and...

County Offers Recovery Resources

Many Marin County parks and open spaces began reopening to motorized access on May 18, thanks to an updated public health order from Marin Health and Human Services. To help residents find out which parks and open spaces are currently open and in what capacity, Marin County Parks has created...

Gabrielson Park Goes Dark

For the first time in 34 years, there is no Jazz and Blues by the Bay this summer. As a regular attendee for virtually every season, I decided to look into how this ongoing music fest came to be. The series was started in 1996, under the direction of Park...