Friday, January 4, 2019
David P. Donery, Town Manager

Happy New Year!

On behalf of the entire staff at the Town of San Anselmo, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you an excellent 2019!

Street Scene

Town Safety Warnings

The Town continues to receive numerous complaints regarding speeding cars, particularly in neighborhoods around our schools.  The problem is particularly pronounced around school start and stop times, exactly when speeding is especially problematic as it is when our children are making their way to and from school on bikes and on foot. 
We continue to hear from residents about speeding issues, as well as poor driving habits, such as not stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks, rolling through stop signs and general inattention.  Residents report that these poor driving habits are widespread and very scary for pedestrians, bicyclists and other drivers. 
We all need to do our part to help solve this problem in our community.  Here are a few tips that may help:

  • Leave several minutes early for your destination so that you don’t feel the need to rush.
  • Stop completely at stop signs; don’t assume that someone isn’t going to be coming from another direction.
  • When driving through residential neighborhoods, respect the fact that speeding through these areas endangers pedestrians, children and pets.
  • Respect the neighborhoods around schools; drive carefully and park legally.
  • Don’t believe that this is somebody else’s problem – we all need to be part of the solution.

 Please help me pass this important message along to others in our community.

MSS Tree Recycle Information

Art Talk Tuesday

The World of Charles and Ray Eames
Tuesday, January 8
12pm, Council Chambers

Fueled by their belief in design as a way of life, the innovative husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames were two of the most influential designers of the twentieth century. The Eameses—who founded The Eames Office—valued knowledge and discovery, embraced the joy of trial and error, and saw no separation between life and work. Discover the story of the Eameses and explore their designs with Avril Angevine, a docent from the Oakland Museum of California.

Town Books

Town Books News

TOWN BOOKS will exhibit artwork by Fran Snyder and Michael Serecsko, featuring paintings and photography. Don’t miss this opportunity to see these fascinating pieces. 

Guided by the theory of “pure painting”,
Francis includes memories of landscapes, reflecting mystery and wonder to the viewer. Michael uses his camera to reveal the magic in the ordinary sights we see every day, providing new ways to see the world around us.

An ARTIST RECEPTION will be held Friday, January 11th from 5 to 7pm. Complimentary food, wine, and drinks.


Boards and Commission Seats Available

Arts Commission – The Commission provides a structure to facilitate the creation of art in all disciplines in the community, promoting and exhibiting art and cultural works produced by Ross Valley artists, and promoting art education in the community and schools.  The Commission consists of eleven members, including one youth member, and meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  There are two seats available.  Persons from the Ross Valley are encouraged to apply.

Dog Park Steering Committee - The Committee provides input to the town regarding ongoing operation of the Red Hill Dog Park and to serve in an advisory capacity to the town regarding dog use issues at other town parks. The committee consists of seven community representatives, that serve a minimum of a two-year term. Members must have an interest in and commitment to the importance and value of Red Hill Dog Park and other authorized dog play areas in the Town of San Anselmo. There are two seats available.

Flood Committee – The charge of the Flood Committee is to serve as the Town’s expert representatives on flooding and storm water management issues, to become informed on the hydrologic conditions that affect flooding in San Anselmo, to evaluate possible solutions and to make recommendations to the Town Council.  Applicants are recruited from professionals in the fields of engineering, hydrology, flood control and other areas of expertise that relate to the control of storm water.  The committee consists of 5 members and meets on an as needed basis. There is one seat available.

Historical Commission – The Commission was created to preserve the history of San Anselmo by means of research and the collection and organization of information, photographs and artifacts concerning the Town’s development.  The Commission consists of eleven members, including one youth member and meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesdays of the month in the Historical Museum, located on the first floor of the Library.  There are two seats available.

Library Advisory Board – The Board is charged with considering, proposing and recommending guidelines with respect to programs and facilities to meet the library needs of the community, in conjunction with the Town Librarian.  The Board consists of seven members, including one youth member and meets on the fourth Thursday of every other month at 4:30 p.m. in the Library.  There is one seat available.

Open Space Committee – The Open Space Committee has the major responsibilities for the long-term planning of open space in and near San Anselmo, for the generation of community support and fund-raising to implement the plan.  The Committee consists of eleven members, including youth members, and meets on the third Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. There are two seats available.

To apply, please go here:

Imagination Park

Upcoming Public Meetings

Tuesday, Jan 8 - Town Council - 7 pm, Council Chambers
Tuesday, Jan 8 - Economic Development Committee - 8:45 am, Council Chambers

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