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About Us
The City of Sausalito is located in Marin County, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area and was incorporated September 4, 1893.  The City of Sausalito is 2.257 square miles, nearly half a mile of which (0.486 square miles) is water and is located at the following coordinates: 37°51′33″N 122°29′07″W
The City of Sausalito is a member of the California League of Cities.

Mission Statement
The City of Sausalito serves its people and promotes creativity in its unique waterfront community.

Vision Statement

Sausalito will bring together its residents, commerce and visitors to create a thriving, safe, friendly community that cultivates its natural beauty, history, the arts and waterfront culture.

Core Values
(not in priority order)
• Innovation, creativity and informed risk taking
• Honest and open government
• Creating an environment where people excel to their full potential
• Professionalism
• A sense of community
• Quality public service
• Espirit d’corps

City Services
The City of Sausalito provides the following services:

Police  (If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1)
The Sausalito Police Department provides a full range of services to the community through two Divisions: Administration and Operations. These divisions work in concert to achieve the common mission with integrity, professionalism and dedication to work in partnership with our community, to enhance safety, quality of life and community trust. The dedicated men, women and volunteers of the Sausalito Police Department devote their time and services to help make the City of Sausalito a safe place to live, work and play.

Fire Department 
On June 26, 2012, the City of Sausalito Fire Department was annexed into the Southern Marin Fire Protection District which is an independent special district established by the Marin County Board of Supervisors in July of 1999. The Southern Marin Fire Protection District provides Fire and Paremedic services to Sausalito, from the Fire Station at 333 Johnson St. at the corner of Caledonia St, near Bridgeway.

Public Library The Sausalito Public Library is located at 420 Litho Street in the City Hall building off Caledonia Street. The Library is open seven days a week and provides comfortable seating, public internet stations, free Wi-Fi for laptop users, story times and special programs for children, evening lectures and discussion groups for adults, and large collections of books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and children's materials. Our website features our online library catalog, downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks, research databases, language instruction, museum passes, and our current adult and children's program schedules. The Library is a member of the MARINet consortium of libraries in Marin County.  

Community Development
The Planning Division processes applications for discretionary planning permits for development projects proposed by private individuals and undertakes the preparation of advanced planning projects such as plan and ordinance amendments. The Division provides staff support for the Planning Commission, Historical Landmarks Board, and the Trees and Views Committee as well as the City Council. Additionally, the Code Enforcement Officer enforces the City's development regulations and permit conditions.
The Building Division ensures private and public construction projects comply with the California Construction Codes. The Division staff advise the City Council on the periodic local amendments of the California Construction Codes. Building Division staff provide information to the public on compliance with the California Construction Codes on an over-the-counter basis on most Tuesdays.

Public Works 
The Department’s mission is to provide quality, professional, effective, respectful and timely services to residents, businesses, City staff and guests. DPW is responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the City's infrastructure, including streets, trees, sidewalks, stairs, steps, pathways, parking lots and other rights-of-way; parks; creeks(in public easements, or public right-of-way); shorelines; sewers and storm drains; buildings and structures; vehicles and equipment; street lights and traffic signals. In addition, we facilitate environmental compliance (including storm water pollution prevention), sustainability, protection of trees; and floodplain administration. The Department of Public Works is a key responding agency in emergencies involving our infrastructure as well as weather and other disasters with the potential for adverse impacts to public health or the environment.

Parks and Recreation The Sausalito Parks & Recreation Department’s mission is to provide quality programs to Sausalito and its community that enhance growth, expression and recreation through
people, parks and programs. Each quarter the Department publishes the “Sausalito and it’s Community” magazine which lists youth, adult, and senior classes for the next three months as well as events
that the Department is producing during the same time period. The Department averages 50-60 classes per quarter many with multiple sessions and produces over 25 special events per year.

Finance 
The Finance Department is responsible for administering the financial affairs of the City. Financial Administration consists of: accounting for the collection and disbursement of all moneys; investing idle funds; and budgetary management.

City Clerk
The City Clerk serves as the Clerk to the City Council, maintaining the official records of the City of Sausalito, and providing information and services to the public. As such, the Clerk is the historian for the City, keeping all minutes, ordinances and resolutions, and all official actions taken by the Council.

Human Resources 
Human Resources activities consist of conducting recruitments for job openings and other special HR projects as requested by the City Manager; establishing and interpreting human resources policies; and administering benefits workers' compensation claims.

Information Technology 
The Information Technology Division's mission is to provide and manage technological solutions for communications and data management as well as to provide accurate, timely and professional customer support to the City staff. The Information Technology Division is responsible for all network connectivity and security and for using emerging technologies to improve workforce efficiency and government transparency.

 

 

Last updated: 12/10/2015 3:25:20 PM