Timmy Fleshman Passes – Boo Has a New Home

Tim Fleshman, of the Sausalito waterfront community, died May 3, 2018 at Marin General Hospital. He was 61. He was hoping to make it to see another July 4th celebration at Dunphy Park in Sausalito, where, for years, he raised a very large American flag. Of all the salty dogs... Read more

Status Quo for RBRA

At their April meeting, the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) decided on the general direction in dealing with the anchor-out vessels in Richardson’s Bay. Previously, they had delineated four possible options to choose from: Option #1) Enforce existing time limits on all vessels Option #2)  Manage vessels arriving in Richardson’s Bay... 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

RBRA Seeks Public Input Mar 8

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) will hold an important meeting at Tiburon City Hall, 1501 Tiburon Boulevard in Tiburon. This meeting is of special interest to the floating home community because the public will have direct input into the... Read more

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