AB252 Questions and Answers

In our recent report on the passage of rent stabilization (AB252) for floating home marinas in Sausalito and other Bay Area communities, we invited questions. Here are four questions we’ve received so far. The answers below are informational and must not be considered legal advice. If you intend to make...

Marinship Housing Debate Continues

In a recent Marin IJ op-ed piece, an ex-Sausalito mayor described the city’s working waterfront as “the financial golden goose.” To reinforce that description, she added: “This industrial and maritime area diversifies Sausalito’s economy away from tourism and continued to function at full capacity during the pandemic. It generates 75%...

Alameda Floating Homes Get Rent Control

Residents of the Barnhill Marina floating homes community reached out to the city of Alameda earlier this month after being told their rent could be hiked at least 30% by the harbor’s new owner. The marina had long been owned by the Barnhill family. Its patriarch, Audley Vernon “Barney” Barnhill,...

Planning for our Future Housing

The City of Sausalito hosted its first of four Housing Element Town Halls on Feb 10. City Consultant Beth Thompson of De Novo Planning explained the Housing Element process and asked for community input. Every local government jurisdiction in the Bay Area, including Sausalito and Marin County, is developing its...

Pot on Bridgeway?

The Sausalito City Council has been exploring the possibility of retail cannabis operations in Sausalito since 2019, and the subject will be discussed in an upcoming public city council meeting on February 9. According to a staff report, the council first approved delivery of medicinal cannabis into Sausalito in November...

New Safety Signage at Gate 6 Intersection

Pedestrians trying to cross Bridgeway coming from Marin City on Donohue St. are getting some much-needed assistance these days. A sign facing the right turn lane onto Bridgeway warns drivers to yield to pedestrians before turning. A similar sign is posted on the median, for drivers turning right from the...

RBRA, BCDC to Discuss Anchor-Out Timeline

Back in April, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) directed the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) to “provide a concise policy proposal that will result in removing all illegal anchor-outs from the Bay within five years.” The RBRA has called that five-year timeline infeasible—even under the best of circumstances,...

Marin Recovery Planning

The County of Marin, in collaboration with individuals from cities and towns across the County, is launching  the website MarinRecovers.com to connect local residents, business owners, community leaders and public health professionals to collaborate on reopening the economy and community in a safe manner. “The goal is to provide a mobile-optimized,...