Southern Marin Scoop - June 2022 Newsletter

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Dear Friends and Neighbors in the Southern Marin Community,

The District 3 office has been buzzing and we are excited to share this newsletter with you that includes information on the  Marin County Budget, the adoption by the Board of Supervisors of the Marin City -Sausalito Tunnel Art Project: “All Our Children United,” as well as a couple great events I plan to attend and hope you will join me. This past weekend, I was able to attend three different Juneteenth events, and it’s gratifying to see each of our communities embracing and commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. I hope you are enjoying these first days of summer, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

All my best,

In This Issue:

Join us for Creekside Friday

Evacuation Drills Set for Saturday

Marin City - Sausalito Tunnel Art Project

Marin Supervisors Approve
FY 2022-2024 Budget

Board of Supervisors Authorize Purchase Agreement of “Martha Property”

County of Marin Allots $500,000 to Sausalito’s Homelessness Efforts

Caltrans-Scheduled Northbound 101 Closure

Marin County Fair Returns

   Creekside Friday

Creekside Fridays Opening Night

Join me this Friday at the Tam Valley Community Center for opening night of Creekside Fridays as I sponsor the music for the evening featuring the Cole Tate Band.  Creekside Fridays is a series of music events for the whole family to enjoy featuring local musicians playing great music, food and more. Bring the family, pets, chairs, and blankets to this weekly free musical event. Opens at 5:30 pm and food available starting at 6 p.m. The series is presented by the Tamalpais Community Services District.

Tamalpais Community Center
203 Marin Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Concert Series Lineup: 
June 24: Cole Tate Band
July 8: Juke Joint
July 22: Void Where Prohibited
August 5: Marble Party

  Hawk Hill Evacuation Drill 

Spencer Evacuation Drill

Southern Marin Evacuation Events

The Southern Marin Fire District will host two Evacuation Drill events on Saturday, June 25.

June 25, 10:00 a.m. – Spencer/Cloudview @ Cloudview Park, Sausalito
June 25, 10:00 a.m. – Hawk Hill Central @Almonte/Mount Tamalpais School, Mill Valley

This is a great opportunity to learn directly from our Fire District about community safety and disaster preparedness in your neighborhood. To participate, please be sure to sign up for alerts at or visit for more information. 

These drills are proudly held in partnership with Mill Valley Fire and Southern Marin Fire Protection District, Mill Valley, Sausalito and Tiburon Police and the Marin County Sheriff departments.

Mural Group All Our Children United Mural

Marin City - Sausalito Tunnel Art Project:  All Our Children United Resolution

The Marin County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution in support of "The Marin City - Sausalito Tunnel Art Project:  All Our Children United," connecting the Marin City and Sausalito communities through art and delegating authority to the Director of Public Works to enter into agreements with the community group Performing Stars and CalTrans in connection with the mural. The intention of this project is to create an artwork which expresses unity between two neighboring communities, Marin City and Sausalito. The 144’ x 11’ interior of the Highway 101 underpass will be power-washed, primed and painted in color blocks simulating sunrise to sunset in the color spectrum. Stenciled hands created by Artist Raylene Gorum will grow in size as they are applied up the wall. I hope you enjoy this video from our June 14, 2022 Kickoff Party


Civic Center

Marin Supervisors Approve FY 2022-2024 Budget

This week the Board of Supervisors approved the 2022-24 County Budget. In addition to the usual revenue sources, the infusion of one-time federal American Rescue Plan Act (APRA) dollars will enable the county to make progress on a number of critical programs and projects. I’m excited about the work we will be doing in the next two years. I am particularly gratified for funding allocated to the priority areas for District 3 that I have identified and advocated for during the past year, and for Countywide issues as well. These priorities include:
          1. Wildfire Preparation and Evacuation Planning
          2. City-County Homeless Partnerships
          3. Marin City services and capital projects
          4. Climate Change and Sea Level Rise projects and staffing
For Marin City alone, the county has budgeted over $10M for capital improvements and services over next 2-4 years.  See below for a list of budget highlights. The complete budget overview is available on the County website

Preserving and Increasing Affordable Housing and Addressing Homelessness
• Project Homekey and Permanent Supportive Housing Support - $7,000,000 (ARPA)
• Contribution to the Affordable Housing Trust - $5,000,000 (General Fund)
• Capital Support for the Golden Gate Village - $5,000,000 (ARPA)
• City/County Homeless Partnerships - $1,500,000 (ARPA)
• Project Homekey and Permanent Supportive Housing - $1,500,000 (Ongoing)
• Pilot Program for Accessory Dwelling Unit Incentives - $150,000 (General Fund)

Building a Racially Equitable Community
• Southern Marin Service Center – $4,000,000 (ARPA)
• Marin City Community Engagement Plan - $100,000 – (ARPA Year 1)
• Workforce Development through the Fire Foundry Program - $500,000 (ARPA Year 1)
• Countywide Equity/Jobs Initiatives - $350,000 (ARPA Year 1)
• Addressing Barriers to Employment at Marin County Parks - $130,000 (ARPA Year 1)

Reducing Carbon Emissions and Adapting to Climate Change
• Climate Change/Sea Level Rise Projects - $3,000,000 (ARPA)
• Creation of a Countywide Sea Level Rise Unit - $810,000 (Ongoing)

Enhancing Disaster Preparedness
• County Facility Resiliency Improvements - $2,000,000 (General Fund)
• Reorganization and Enhancement of the Office of Emergency Services - $1,000,000 (ongoing)

Investing in County Infrastructure
• Civic Center Facilities Improvements – $5,000,000 (General Fund)
• Fire Facility Improvements – $4,250,000 (General Fund)
• Additional Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Funding - $2,000,000 (General Fund)
• Grant Matching for Road Improvement Projects – $2,000,000 (General Fund)
• County Technology Investments - $3,000,000 (General Fund)
• West Marin Tourist Infrastructure – $1,000,000 (ARPA)
• Broadband Investments – $1,000,000 (ARPA)

Other notable one-time investments include:
• Capital Support for Community Healthcare Infrastructure - $1,000,000 (ARPA)
• Investments in Non-Profit Partnerships - $500,000 (ARPA)

Other ongoing General Fund service enhancements for high priority needs include:
• Enhancements to Countywide Public Communications - $800,000
• Manager of the Southern Marin Service Hub - $200,000
• Immigration Legal Support for the District Attorney and Public Defender- $365,000
• Environmental Code Compliance Support - $140,000
• Implementation of AB 1185 - $150,000
• Outreach and Marketing for Local Foster Care - $35,000

Marin County Board of Supervisors Authorize Purchase Agreement of “Martha Property”

The Marin County Board of Supervisors authorized an agreement to purchase approximately 110 acres of land in Tiburon, known as the “Martha Property” or Easton Point, from the Trust for Public Land. The parcel shares a boundary with Old St. Hilary’s Preserve. The Martha Property has long been sought after for conservation of its natural resource, scenic and open space values. The terms of the purchase and sale agreement include a purchase price of $26.1 million as well as several conditions to closing stipulated by the agreement. Please refer to the Marin IJ for a complete story.






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County of Marin Allots $500,000 to Sausalito’s
Homelessness Efforts

As part of the County of Marin’s Fiscal Year 2022-2024 Budget, the County approved $500,000 in one-time funding to address homelessness in Sausalito and includes an immediate action of adding emergency housing vouchers back into the units managed by Marin Housing Authority for high utilizers who are experiencing homelessness. The County supports the security and camp management initiatives identified by the City of Sausalito, as they are consistent with the proven best practices in Marin County. County staff looks forward to working in collaboration with the city staff to coordinate on fulfillment of the funds. This is the first-of-its-kind funding from the County for Sausalito. In addition, the County has committed $20 million over the next 15 years to secure and develop new permanent supportive housing placements throughout Marin, in addition to the $28 million already spent annually on homelessness. The County continues to leverage funding opportunities; provide nearly 100 percent of all mental health and substance use disorder services countywide; provide permanent supportive housing services; and provide outreach, rapid rehousing, and case management services.


Traffic Advisory

Caltrans-Scheduled Northbound 101 Closure,
July 8-11

Caltrans has scheduled a full two-lane out of four-lane closure (57 hours) on northbound U.S. 101 in Marin County starting from Friday, July 8 at 10 p.m. until Monday, July 11 at 7 a.m. in Sausalito. The project aims to replace a damaged drainage system and repave the roadway located in the number one lane on northbound U.S. 101 just north of the Robin Williams Tunnel (also known as the Waldo Tunnel) to the Rodeo Avenue off-ramp. No on or off ramps will be closed. Two lanes will be closed during the construction work; one lane will be used as a safety buffer lane.
Please allow additional time for your travel plans, as expected delays may range from 30 to 60 minutes. We ask that you please drive with caution within the construction zone. Caltrans thanks motorists for their patience while we work to maintain our state’s highways, bridges, and tunnels.

Marin County Fair Returns, June 30-July 4,
with Fun for Everyone
This Year’s Theme is “So Happy Together”

Renowned for presenting world-class music, the Marin County Fair will have a stellar lineup of bands every night June 30 through July 4, all free with the price of general admission.

The 2022 fair will focus on outdoor entertainment including the headline concerts, performers roaming the grounds such as jugglers, unicyclists, and stilt walkers, and interactive art experiences for fans of all ages. Returning fair favorites will include traditional carnival rides, the Global Marketplace, the Barnyard, food and drinks, and fireworks every night over the Civic Center’s Lagoon Park. The always-popular competitive exhibits program will take place online as it did in 2021. Entry information is available at

Discounted fair tickets are still available for adults and teens through June 29. The fair is a one-price gate featuring 28 carnival rides, exciting exhibits, spectacular firework displays, first-rate concerts and exciting attractions are FREE with gate admission. Advance tickets are available online only at Reserved concert seating in a special section is $60 per person and includes fair admission.

Special Admission Day, June 30:
Tickets for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and over are admitted FREE.

Marin County Fair


Marin County Fair 2

Marin County Civic Center exterior

More Marin County News Releases:

Grants Available for Pandemic-Stressed Microbusinesses

Board Bars Evictions Related to COVID-19

Fourth of July Reminder: No Fireworks in Marin

Going to County Fair? Take Bus or Ride Your Bike

Apply for Seat on Marin County Youth Commission

Open Seat on Marin County Retirement Board

We hope you enjoyed our newsletter. Please feel free to reach out to our District 3 Office:

Stephanie Moulton-Peters
District 3, Marin County Board of Supervisors
3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 329, San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473.7331 │

Aide Doreen Gounard: (415) 473-3784,
Aide Jennifer Imbimbo: (415) 473-7862,

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