Big Day for FireMaster

This year, the FHA invited members of Sausalito Village to join us for fire extinguisher recharge day on September 26. The result was a record crowd in the Waldo Point Harbor parking lot, as folks lined up—all masked and socially distanced—with fire extinguishers to be examined and refilled. FireMaster, aka...

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...

Preventing Wildfires in Marin

Wildfires are bigger, burn longer, cause more damage, and kill more people than ever before. Marin is as susceptible as Sonoma County or other areas that have suffered large destructive fires. That’s the bad news. The good news is that a new Joint Powers Authority has been formed to undertake...

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...

Living With Fire in Marin

A series of free webinars offering tips and insights into dealing with local wildfires is now available on the Internet. The series, called Living With Fire, is produced by FIRESafe MARIN, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing wildland fire hazards and improving fire-safety awareness here in Marin. These wildfire preparedness...

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...

Board Meeting Notes – July 2020

IN A ZOOM MEETING, THE FLOATING HOMES ASSOCIATION BOARD MET on july 14 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE FEBRUARY. HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THAT  BOARD MEETING: Treasurer Teddie Hathaway introduced a revised 2020 budget with cuts previously approved by the Executive Committee. Without...