RBRA Back in Business

The November 9 meeting of the Richardson Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) took place in Mill Valley City Council Chambers. Prior to the City of Sausalito’s withdrawal from the agency most RBRA meetings took place at the Sausalito City Chambers. Meeting locations will now rotate among the remaining members: Tiburon, Belvedere, Mill... Read more

Signs of Life at RBRA

The Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency has finally held its first public meeting since Sausalito withdrew from the organization at the end of June. A July meeting was cancelled due to lack of a quorum. Another meeting scheduled for August 10 was also cancelled. The agency held a closed session on... Read more

A New Era for Richardson Bay?

The City of Sausalito’s recent withdrawal from the Richardson Bay Regional Agency (RBRA), after more than 30 years, has generated a lot of press coverage and speculation. What happens next will affect the floating homes community. Here at the Floating Times, we feel it’s important to shed light on the... Read more

FHA Weighs in on Richardson’s Bay Management

At the May meeting of the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency, Teddie Hathaway of East Pier read the following statement, which had been discussed at an FHA Board meeting and approved by The Executive Committee: The Floating Homes Association is a volunteer civic group which represents the interests of the residents of... Read more

Sausalito Beefs Up Richardson Bay Enforcement

As we previously reported, the City of Sausalito gave notice in December that they might withdraw from the Richardson Bay Regional Agency effective July 1. The City expressed concern about the agency’s effectiveness in removing marine debris, navigational hazards, and unsafe occupied vessels. As we expected, they have now followed... Read more

Choppy Waters for the RBRA

At a Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) meeting Thursday evening Sausalito’s representative confirmed the city’s plans to withdraw from the agency, effective at the end of the fiscal year, if there is not significant progress in the removal of illegally anchored boats in Richardson’s Bay. Our own Court Mast (West... Read more

RBRA Meeting Report – Dec 1 2016

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) held an open meeting at the Sausalito City Council Chambers. This meeting was highlighted by the RBRA’s “Enhanced Enforcement Program,” which is the first active step in using the Sausalito Police and Marin County Sheriff’s Department to remove some... Read more

Marine Debris Removal Underway on Richardson’s Bay

  This past Monday, you might have seen the Sausalito Police marine patrol boat Marine One on the water with the landing craft Allied Mariner, belonging to Parker Diving Service. The crews of both vessels were working together to remove unattended and unpermitted mooring balls from Richardson’s Bay. RICHARDSON’S BAY has... Read more

The RBRA Moving Forward

  Discussion at the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) meeting on Thursday Sept 15 centered around the report of Rod Gould, the consultant hired to make suggestions on how the RBRA should move forward. In a nutshell Gould said that the RBRA should not break up, and that jurisdictions accomplish more for less money... Read more

April Update: RBRA & the City of Sausalito

At the recent April 14 meeting of the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA), the discussion among the board members centered around the budget for 2016-2017. The RBRA staff asked for an additional $191,000 for this year to cover (1) increased legal and insurance costs, and (2) boat abatement. The removal of... Read more