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

FHA Board Meeting Notes – July 2018

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE July 10 BOARD MEETING: Jenny Stein mentioned the need to find someone to oversee the ads for the Floating Times, since she will no... 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

New Floating Home Designs in Florida

Fane Lozman’s plans to develop his water community in Florida have been delayed. But for good reason. He just won his second Supreme Court case. He is the first person to argue and win two different cases in the Supreme Court. The 8-1 decision handed down by the Supreme Court... Read more

FHA Board Meeting Notes – March 2018

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE MARCH BOARD MEETING: The FHA website upgrade continues. High resolution photos will be posted, and the site will be more accessible on mobile devices.... Read more

A look Back on Government Posts 2017

The last of these posts looking back on 2017, the FHA Governmental committee stays abreast of issues which affect or will affect our lives, from water quality and developments in Richardson Bay to legislation that may not come into law for several years. Because our situation is so unique, we... Read more

FHA Posts 2017 – A Look Forward to 2018

In case it isn’t obvious by now, the FHA does a lot on behalf of the community. The dock reps and FHA board members volunteer their time, but they can only do so much. Consider offering to help out your dock rep, or join a committee or attend one of several... Read more

FHA Board Meeting Notes – FALL 2017

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT RECENT BOARD MEETINGS: The 2017 Open Homes Tour netted slightly over $20,000, after donations of $2,610 each to Friends of the Marin City Library and Sausalito... Read more

FHA Board Meeting Notes – August 2017

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE AUGUST 2017 BOARD MEETING: Linda Meyer (East Pier) wrote a site path to frame the rewriting of the website text. Jen Gennari (Issaquah) will use this as a guide for the rewrite.... Read more

Marin Considers Regulating Short Term Rentals

According to recent reports in local newspapers, the Board of Supervisors will consider whether regulation of short-term rentals in unincorporated Marin County is necessary—and if so, how it should be done. The county, which governs Marin’s unincorporated areas, currently has no laws regulating rentals fewer than 30 days. Short term... Read more