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  February 11, 2012
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Summer Concerts 2012 Planning
Planning Underway For 2012 Concerts

Plans for the summer Concerts-in-the-Park 2012 are underway. The Committee will present concerts in June, July, August and Labor Day Sunday. The committee welcomes recommendations for bands to consider! If anyone has an interest in volunteering to help at a Concert, please contact us by emailing  We look forward to hearing from you. Your committee is: Chris Decker, Cissy Kirrane, Maureen Johnson, Ginny and Jack Doyle,cNena Hart, Nancy Cappelloni, Anne Butler, Tina Dewey, Roger Felton, Petey and Jeffery Stein.


George Rodericks
City Manager

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marin-transit-logo.jpgTiburon Transit Begins Needs Assessment

Marin Transit has just kicked off the Tiburon Transit Needs Assessment that will look at existing transit conditions, identify travel patterns on the Peninsula, and develop and evaluate future mobility strategies to enhance the existing transit service within the communities of Tiburon, Belvedere, and Strawberry. A very important element of this study is the proactive engagement of local citizens as well as those who come to the Peninsula daily for work to understand current and future travel needs and challenges as they relate to mobility within the region.

The Marin Transit team will be reaching out to a diverse group of community members and visitors to conduct interviews, hold discussions, and conduct survey's to gather critical data that will aid in the development of feasible transit enhancements. A project webpage has been established on the Marin Transit website (and click the Tiburon Transit Assessment Survey link).

Following initial data gathering, a public meeting will be conducted in the spring to share some draft concepts for future transit that will be based on the information gathered and received through this survey and other discussions. Please watch for a meeting announcement and mark your calendars to share your thoughts on the draft concepts.

For project updates or to join the project mailing list, please visit the website or contact Marin Transit at 226-0855.

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Plan_Bay_Area_Report.jpgPublic Comment Invited on the Sustainable Communities Strategy

Plan Bay Area is the next step in a natural progression of decades of regional planning. As our population is expected to grow from about 7 million in 2011 to approximately 9 million in 2040, we need to make local and regional decisions that affect transportation, housing and land use in order to sustain Marin's and the Bay Area's quality of life for current and future generations.

Plan Bay Area grew out of California’s 2008 Senate Bill 375 (Steinberg), which requires each of the state’s 18 metropolitan areas to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cars and light trucks. This is important because the transportation sector represents about 40 percent of the GHG pollution that scientists say is causing climate change.

Under SB 375 each region must develop a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) that promotes compact, mixed-use commercial and residential development that is walkable and bikable and close to mass transit, jobs, schools, shopping, parks, recreation and other amenities. If successful, Plan Bay Area will give people more transportation choices, create more livable communities and reduce the pollution that causes climate change.

Plan Bay Area is providing an additional opportunity for the community to comment on the Sustainable Communities Strategy. The survey is similar in content to what was offered at the January 17 SCS Public Workshop (SCS). Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts by clicking the link to survey.

It takes about 20 minutes to complete the survey. Here is an outline of what you'll find on the survey site:

Step 1 – Introductory Video: Plan Bay Area: Priorities and Tradeoffs
Step 2 – Your Support for Plan Bay Area — Survey
Step 3 – Video: Transportation Priorities: How would YOU invest?
Step 4 – Transportation Tradeoffs — Survey
Step 5 – Quality of Complete Communities Slide Show
Step 6 – Quality of Complete Communities — Survey
Step 7 – Video: Scenarios Analysis: Opportunities for Transportation and Land Use
Step 8 – The S.F Bay Area – 2040 — Survey
Step 9 – Demographic Survey and Final Comments — Survey

Surveys should be completed by February 15.  Survey Link

You may direct general questions or comments to

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MarinMap.jpgMarinMap Provides Local Online Resource
Visit MarinMap Online For Details!

For over ten years, all the cities of Marin and the County of Marin, along with several special districts, have made mapping and database public records available via a countywide geographic information system (GIS) through a Joint Exercise of Powers Authority known as Marinmap. There are over 80 datasets, including parcel lines and owner information, addresses, roads and road names, electoral and district boundaries, building footprints, streams, watersheds and flood zones, storm drain information, planning and zoning data, aerial photographs and terrain data. Data is kept current on a predetermined schedule. The public has access to all of Marinmap's growing dataset, both downloadable or viewable on Marinmap's website- The agencies share data to work together on activities like coordinating road projects with traffic impacts, as well as map features that cross civic boundaries. New projects are being developed with regularity such as a community base map project that is a more accurate and more local version of Google Maps. For more information, go to the Marinmap website, or write to Wayne Bush, the Program director at

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CMCM.jpgCMCM.TV Provides Community Media Programming
Visit the Government Channel on Channel 27!

What is CMCM-Marin TV?

Marin TV provides southern Marin County with its own non-commercial community, educational and governmental cable channels. Available on Comcast 26, 27, 30, AT&T U-verse 99 and online on this site. The channels cablecast programming 24/7 to over 70,000 Marin households. We offer all residents of Marin low-cost training and the latest digital tools so they can create cable TV and online media. For schools, non-profits and government agencies, we provide special organizational services and fee-for-service production assistance. Marin is watching Marin TV – are you what’s on?

What's the Mission of CMCM?

The Community Media Center of Marin (CMCM) strives to educate and advance the way residents, schools and governments connect and strengthen our communities through media.  The Community Media Center of Marin empowers Marin residents, local schools and governments with the education and access to media production tools to communicate effectively with the Marin community through media.

Visit for more info!

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marin-village.jpgMarin Village This Month

Stay at Home Stay Active Stay Engaged - Community Village Events Open to All MV Members:

Homestead Village (HV)
A Program About Historic Druid Heights and a Delicious Chili Dinner
Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm - Location : Homestead Valley Community Center - 315 Montford Avenue, Mill Valley.  Due to the enthusiastic early response to this program, and space limitations, the program will include light refreshments rather than dinner.
Reservations are REQUIRED; attendance will be on a first come first served basis.
Please telephone RSVP to Christina Oldenberg (415-388-9315) no later than February 4th.

The Bohemian enclave of Druid Heights, in the wilderness just over the ridge from Homestead Valley, flourished in the 50's and 60's as a community frequented by Zen philosopher Alan Watts, Pulitzer winning poet Gary Snyder, and a host of the era's artists and Beatniks. Our speakers panel will include Homestead Valley's own Maverick, his brother Sam who lived in Druid Heights, and Bob Flasher, with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, who will show a clip or two from Alan Watt's son's documentary.

Sausalito Village (SV)
Monday, February 13, 2012
Games and Gab from 3:00pm - 5:00pm Location : Edgewater Room, Sausalito City Hall
Looking for someone to play scrabble with? Or someone to join you in whatever your favorite game is? Or perhaps you’d just like to chat with other Villagers.  Join the Games and Gab group on the second and fourth Monday of the month. Bring your favorite game, or just yourself and a snack to share if you wish.  Contact : Felicity at 888-3919 or

Ross Valley Village (RVV)
Wednesday, February 15
Monthly meeting: Bruce Wrisley will discuss “Stay or Move, the Senior’s Housing Dilemma”.
Bring a brown bag lunch. Water and dessert will be provided. From Noon – 1pm Location: Corte Madera Town Center’s Community Room, 770 Tamalpais Ave. Second floor

Events and Notices:
Dominican’s Healthy Seniors Program
Starts Tuesday, February 21 and runs every Tuesday through April 17
1pm – 3pm
Location:OT Department at Meadowlands Hall on the Dominican campus
Additional location: The Redwoods Retirement Community in Mill Valley

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Dominican University of California is once again accepting seniors age 60 & over into its FREE 2012 Healthy Seniors program.
The eight-week health and wellness program will be held every Tuesday afternoon through April 17. The program is designed to help seniors maintain their health, live better with chronic conditions and assist in recovery from recent injuries or illnesses.

Under the supervision of faculty members Alison Virzi, MS, OTR/L, and Kitsum Li, OTD, OTR/L, from Dominican’s OT Department, senior citizens will learn to improve their range of motion, flexibility and endurance, recover from cumulative trauma and cope with chronic physical conditions. Other issues and topics that will be individualized are learning fall prevention and home safety techniques, better nutrition, exercise wellness habits and safe driving and community mobility.

To enroll or for more information, contact Kitsum Li in Dominican’s OT Department by calling 415-458-3753 or emailing

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Sincerely ,

George Rodericks
City Manager
City of Belvedere

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