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

The FHA and the Supreme Court

Four years ago, a Florida man won a long-shot victory when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed that his floating home was a house, not a vessel subject to seizure by a Florida city. The Floating Homes Associations of Sausalito and Seattle provided documentation as friends of the court that helped... Read more

FHA Oral Histories

The Floating Homes Association has begun recording oral histories of long-term residents.  I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Ron Moreland—who first moved onto East Pier in 1975, along with his wife, Cathy. Together, they have been very active members of the community and especially the FHA.  They are planning... Read more

Your State Government in Action

There are currently two bills being considered by the state government that you need to know about. They take slightly different approaches to the same thing, but at this point neither contain language that would specifically include floating homes. What you need to consider is this: do you want the... Read more

Meeting Assemblyman Levine

A group of floating homes residents met with Marc Levine, our State Assemblyman, at the home of Carol Angermier and Wilford Welch on Sunday afternoon June 26. The event was co-hosted by Brad and Teddie Hathaway, also East Pier residents. When Mr. Levine was first elected to the Assembly in... Read more