RBRA Seeks Public Input Mar 8

Anchor-out issues are a major part of the RBRA’s agenda | photo by Jenny Stein | post by Court Mast

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 RBRA’s agenda, that in turn will affect the anchored-out vessels in Richardson’s Bay over the next few years.

Since Sausalito pulled out of the RBRA in July, 2017, the Agency has essentially lost its direction, and is now unsure just what to do with the approximately 190 vessels anchored-out in its jurisdiction: Richardson’s Bay. Options include letting them stay as-is, possibly supporting the anchor-outs with pump-outs and social services, continuing the removal of abandoned and unregistered vessels, or removing all the vessels entirely. There is currently no policy to deal with new vessels coming into the area.

The RBRA needs your input! The floating home community is recognized as a major stakeholder in the RBRA’s mission since the anchor-out vessels are literally on our doorsteps. In addition, the historical perspective of floating home residents is sorely needed.

The RBRA has created a first draft of possible options that will be used as the basis for public input at the March 8 meeting. Read them carefully, and please bring yourselves and your ideas about how the RBRA should deal with the anchor-outs to the upcoming meeting in Tiburon on March 8.

Your voices need to be heard on this important issue!