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

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

Anchor-Out Artist Wins Best of Show

Well-known Sausalito artists Stephen Ehret and his painting partner Jennifer Fearon won Best of Show at the Marin County Fair for their collaborative painting “Blue Mind.” According to Sausalito Currents: Stephen Ehret has been a fixture around the docks of Sausalito for many years. The artist and musician lives on... Read more

Thur Oct 5 – Resilient by Design In North Bay

— Celebrate Climate Resilience — Eat, Drink, Play & Plan — A special reception on CLIMATE CHANGE organized in partnership with Shore Up Marin, Marin City Community Services District, County of Marin, and the Urban Works Agency. A light, buffet dinner will be served while you meet and mingle with the 10 teams selected... Read more

Richardson Bay Seaplane Has Neighbors Buzzing

A group of Strawberry residents have grown increasingly irritated by the planes operated by Seaplane Adventures, a Mill Valley business that for more than 70 years has offered air tours over the Bay Area. Complaints about noise and possible impacts on wildlife have prompted Marin County officials to recommend modifying... Read more

Seaplanes To Keep Flying

The hearing room in Marin County’s Civic Center had something on Monday, August 28, that Commissioner Peter Theran said he’d never seen before: a standing-room-only crowd of interested citizens for a hearing of the Planning Commission. The citizens were there to hear presentations and to express their views on the... Read more

Seaplane Hearing August 28

On Monday afternoon, August 28, the Marin County Planning Commission will hold a public meeting to discuss the future of Seaplane Adventures at Commodore Marina. Specifically, the Commission will consider making a recommendation to the Marin County Board of Supervisors regarding a revocation or modification to Seaplane Adventures’ Use Permit.... Read more

Will Melting Iceberg Affect Richardson Bay?

Last week a colossal iceberg broke away from a section of Antarctica. Although we didn’t hear it cracking from our berths, the repercussions of that Delaware-sized iceberg will likely impact us and everyone on the planet. As scientists monitor the situation carefully, many are predicting an escalating pace at which... 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

Anchor-Outs – Another Perspective

LIFE ON THE HOOK: Sausalito’s Floating ‘Homeless’—from Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore—first appeared June 30 on KQED’s The California Report. Just one of several recent pieces on homelessness (see all tagged stories here), this post is unique in that Mark Fiore gives both a face and a voice to... Read more