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Sausalito Currents - July 20, 2012
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Posted Date: 7/23/2012 10:45 AM

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Come One, Come All to The Amazing Library Circus!
Get ready to be astonished and enthralled by this year’s Summer Reading Program:

The Amazing Library Circus.

Between Tuesday June 26 and Friday August 3, the Big Top is coming to the Library with circus-themed performances, hands-on programs and a Reading Challenge. We’ll have a magician, a ventriloquist, jugglers, puppets, music and—of course—a clown.

All kids twelve and under are eligible for the Reading Challenge—whether you’re reading to yourself or being read to. Reading Challenge participants must visit the Sausalito Public Library at least five times, between 6/26 and 8/3 and read for a total of sixteen hours. Children get prizes after each library visit and children who complete the challenge get a free book and will be entered into The Amazing Library Circus lottery.

This Week’s Events:

Tuesday July 24, 3:30pm
Ventriloquist Steven Chaney

Corny Cow, the ‘dummy’ and ventriloquist Steve Chaney are hilarious.  As one little boy said, “I laughed so hard I thought my brains fell out.”  (Event held in the Council Chambers at City Hall)

Friday July 27, 3:30-4:30pm
Circus Arts Workshop

Have you ever wanted to be an acrobat?  Now’s your chance.  Join us for a very special circus arts workshop with AcroSports, a Circus Training School.  Limited to ages 7-10, registration required.  Space is limited, so please call 289-4121 to hold your spot.  (Event held in the Game Room at City Hall)


City Council Election
The General Municipal Election will be held on November 6, 2012 for three City Council seats.

Nomination papers may be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 420 Litho Street, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.  The nomination period closes at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 10, unless extended due to an incumbent not filing.

It is recommended that you schedule an appointment with City Clerk Debbie Pagliaro in order to obtain the Nomination Papers and to review all associated forms.  The City Clerk can be reached at 289-4165. 



Community Dinner hosted by Southern Marin Fire

Everyone is cordially invited to a Thank You Sausalito and Meet Southern Marin Fire Event on Saturday, August 25th at Fire Station 1, 333 Johnson Street, from 11:30am to 2:00pm. Please be our guest and celebrate the joining of Sausalito Fire and Southern Marin Fire. Family, friends & supporters are invited to tour Fire Station 1, meet the firefighters, SMFD Board & staff and have a snack at the fire station. RSVP by August 20th by calling 388-8182. Sponsored by the SMFD Public Outreach Committee


The City of Sausalito invites the neighbors of the City’s MLK facility to a Community Meeting to discuss current and future activities.

The Chief of Police, Public Works Director, Administrative Services Director and Francais Elycee Representative, Chris Gruwell, will be present to help answer questions regarding the transition of the MLK properties from the Marin School to Francais Elycee.

Community Meetings are scheduled for:

Monday evening, July 30, 2012 @ 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM; and
Thursday evening, August 2 @ 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

The Community Meetings will be held in The Marin School auditorium located at
100 Ebbtide, Avenue #50, Sausalito.

THE SAUSALITO CITY COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THE ADOPTION ORDINANCE NO. 1207  regulating of smoking in multi-unit housing residences including common areas, private balconies, porches, decks and patios. The amendments allow private individuals the right to enforce the smoking regulations.  In addition, the amendments establish smoke-free areas, including public streets and parks; outdoor dining areas for restaurants; marina facilities; and recreation and special events.  Adoption of this ordinance is proposed for Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at 420 Litho Street.  A copy of the Ordinance is available on the City’s website.

Effective immediately, any calls to schedule a building inspection MUST be received prior to 7:30 am in order to be scheduled for the same day.

To schedule a building inspection, please call 415-289-4100, Ext. 811 and leave the following information in the order below:


The Inspection Request line is a 24-hour / 7-day message line.  You will not receive a confirming phone call.  If your request is received after 7:30 a.m., your inspection will automatically be scheduled for the next inspection day (only Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays).  A responsible party is required to be on-site during inspection.

INSPECTION DAYS & HOURS: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Alexander Avenue/Danes Drive Intersection Improvement Project (Environmental Assessment/Initial Study

FONSI and Response to Comments Now Available on the National Park Service Website (

The purpose of the project is to correct existing deficiencies and substandard roadway conditions at the Alexander Avenue left-turn lane to Danes Drive.  The project identifies actions within the project area that address a number of deficient multi-modal transportation conditions including:  inadequate roadside shoulder width to handle shared bicycle, pedestrian, and automobile use; and skewed intersection geometry.

Selected Alternative

NPS and GGBHTD have selected Alternative D, the 8-Foot Rockfall Catchment Alternative, for implementation.

Alternative D will allow for two 12-foot wide vehicle lanes, a 12-foot wide left turn lane and a 5-foot wide combined shoulder and bicycle lane on both sides of Alexander Avenue.

The FONSI describes the rationale used in selecting the alternative for implementation, and provides an explanation of why it will have no significant effects on the human environment.  NPS has also created a document that responds to each comment that was received during the public review period.  Both of these documents are available on the park’s project website (noted above).


(subject to cancellation) 


 July 24  3:30 pm  Ventriloquist Steve Chaney (Children’s event)  Council Chambers
 July 24  5:30 pm  Historic Landmarks Board Meeting  Conference Room
 July 24  6:30 pm  Planning Commission Meeting  Council Chambers
 July 25  7:00 pm  Southern Marin Fire Protection Dist Brd Mtg  308 Reed Blvd, MV
 July 26  6:00 pm  Sustainability Commission  Conference Room
 July 27  3:30 pm  Circus Arts Workshop (Children's Event)  Game Room



Cass Gidley Marina -Sausalito Community Boating Center presents:
Boatrides & Barbecue - see what this is all about every 4th Thursday of the month

next: Thursday July 26th

Join us from 4:30 to 6:30pm at the beach in Dunphy Park.  Boat rides in locally handcrafted traditional wooden boats, food, beverages, live music good friends always welcome.  This is a free event - donations of any amount are welcome (

The Fritz (The Comic Wit of Phil Frank) Cracker exhibition will continue through February, 2013 in the Sausalito Historical Society’s newly renovated exhibition gallery. Exhibition open hours are Wednesday and Saturday from 10-1 pm.  The Art and Local Humor of Cartoonist Phil Frank. Phil Frank's comic strip Fritz Crackers was published weekly in the Marin Scope newspaper from 1977-1984 where it gently lampooned the local scene. This exhibit invites you to explore not only the hilarious Fritz Crackers comic strip, but also encourages you to discover the man behind the humor.



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