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...

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....

Bridge District to Propose Smaller Ferry Terminal

According to Sausalito Currents, the City and the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to stay for six months the parties’ pending litigation arising from the District’s project to replace the existing Sausalito ferry terminal. Under the MOU, the Bridge District will submit newly...

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...

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...

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...

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...