The First Anchor-Outs

The recent announcement of the resignation of the harbormaster for the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) got me thinking back to how the anchor–out phenomenon got its start. That story was told by the original anchor–out himself, Bob Kalloch, in an oral history recorded for the Historical Society. Bob, a...

News from the RBRA

The next meeting of the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) is October 14, and an advance peek at the board packet for the meeting disclosed a number of new developments to be discussed. First, RBRA Harbormaster Curtis Havel has announced his departure at the end of the month to pursue...

Anchor-Out Update

At the July meeting of the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency, RBRA Harbormaster Curtis Havel reported that 88 vessels are currently anchored in Richardson’s Bay. His report continued: There are currently 20 vessels that arrived after August 2019. Outreach case managers with the Downtown Streets Teams have made considerable progress performing...

Some Anchor-Outs Move Onshore

The tent encampment next to Dunphy Park has grown to an unlucky number: 13.  Sausalito Mayor Jill Hoffman told the Floating Times that 9 of these tents are occupied and 4 are used for storage. She added, “the number one priority for Sausalito is to find shelter for these people....

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,...

Historic Algae Bloom Blankets Richardson Bay

Last week the floating homes community experienced a massive algae bloom—the largest in my 40-year residency here. The surface of the Bay off many homes began looking like a lawn, and low tide left pilings, lines and other fixtures draped in eerie green cloaks. Oddly, the local media has ignored...

Latest Anchor-Out Developments

  The Marin IJ recently reported that the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency has filed its plan with the Bay Conservation and Development Commission to keep the anchorage clear of marine debris and derelict vessels. In December, the BCDC directed the agency and Sausalito to submit plans by March 31 on...

RBRA Explores Anchor-Out Solutions

On Thursday, March 12, the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) had its monthly meeting at Tiburon Town Hall. The meeting was highly anticipated because of two recent requirements laid down from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). Those requirements were 1) the RBRA was to remove from Richardson’s Bay...

Richardson’s Bay in the News…Again

The national media’s fascination with our anchor-out neighbors continues. The May 17 Wall St. Journal carried an article titled: “Home Prices Lead Some To the Water,” which is available online under a longer headline. Writer Jim Carlton leads off by stating: “Homelessness has become such a big problem in the...