LAC Goes for Win-Win

The FHA’s Legal Action Committee (LAC) continues to pursue amending the Floating Homes Residency Law to address vacancy control, passthrough fees, and long-term leases in a way that is fair to all: owners of newer and larger homes, owners of smaller and older homes, and the marina operators themselves. The...

Eelgrass Has its Enforcers

Last week Michael Konrad of South 40 Pier provided a primer on eel grass, a key component of the ecology of Richardson’s Bay. This week he examines threats to eel grass and what is being done about them. The damage that anchored boats can inflict on eelgrass is often mentioned...

Latest Developments in Rent Control Talks

The Legal Action Committee (LAC) of the Floating Homes Association continues to meet with County officials to iron out possible proposed changes to the Floating Home Residency Law, specifically the provisions that which went into effect in January 2023 limiting increases on berth rents upon sale of a floating home....

Marin City Stormwater Meeting Mar 9

The organizers of the Marin City Stormwater Plan are hosting a Community Meeting on Saturday March 9 to go over concepts being studied as part of developing a community led Stormwater Plan. Some of the concepts involve proposed drainage features near Gate 6 and Gate 6 ½. The meeting will...

FHA Looks at Changes to AB252

The Legal Action Committee (LAC) of the Floating Homes Association recently held a series of dock meetings to gather community input on possible changes to AB252, the floating home rent control law that was enacted at the beginning of 2023. At issue is the amount marina operators can raise berth...

Reach Out to Legislators CORRECTION

In advertently, the last paragraph in the suggested letter to legislators was changed from the original. Below is the correct version which should be emailed to each of our elected representatives: Thanks to Stan Barbarich of Liberty Dock for compiling email addresses for each of the local and state representatives...

Marin City Residents Protest Development Proposal

As reported recently in the Pacific Sun, Marin City residents were upset when the County Board of Supervisors ignored their protests against a multi-unit development proposed to be built on the old Village Baptist Church site in Marin City, just across Drake Ave. from the popular Rocky Graham Park. In...

The Great Drought of ’22

Water is something we all take pretty much for granted … until we don’t have it anymore. That lesson came home to Commodore Marina residents once again last month, when water to the community of 25 humans, five dogs and four cats went kaput for seven days from October 12...

Tunnel Art Project Comes to Fruition

After two years of planning, consultations and negotiations with the County of Marin and CalTrans and raising the necessary funds, the project to clean, beautify, and enhance the experience of moving through the tunnel that connects Marin City and Sausalito is underway. Major grants from the Marin Community Foundation, private...

New Street Smarts Campaign Begins This Month

The Transportation Authority of Marin will be introducing a new ‘street smarts’ campaign called “Eyes Up” starting in mid–September. The campaign will focus on dangerous behavior on Marin County roads, including speeding and distracted driving from phone use, and will also include bicycle and pedestrian safety messages. Signs and banners...