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...

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...

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...

World Premiere – Life is a Movie

  A wonderful retrospective journey for the 50th Anniversary of The Summer of Love The documentary film LIFE IS A MOVIE—the story of avant-garde filmmaker and photographer, Larry Moyer—had its world premiere May 19 at the Nice International Filmmaker Festival (Nice IFF) 2017. Held at the beginning of, and just up the Côtes d’Azur...

Anchor Out, a Love Story

Sausalito artist, retired clinical psychologist, and now author Barbara Sapienza has written a novel, Anchor Out. A book launch and reading will be held at Sausalito Book Passage by the Bay on April 22 at 4 p.m. Anchor Out, a novel When: 4 pm, April 22 Where: Sausalito Book Passage by...

Perfect Storm Sinks Two Boats

  A powerful storm with strong winds from an unusual direction spelled misfortune for two floating homes on Thursday, April 6. Overnight, at more than a five-foot tide, #62 Issaquah began taking on water and listing northward toward its neighbor. And Dianne Moyer awoke to three feet of water and the sinking of her...

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...

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...