Appointment to Open Space Committee, Complete Streets, Volunteer Opportunities, Library News

Read about an appointment to the Open Space Committee, the "Complete Streets" concept, various volunteer opportunities within the Town of San Anselmo, and Library News.

Open Space Committee

At the meeting of Tuesday, January 22, the Town Council reappointed Danny Krebs to serve on the 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 and meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers. Congratulations, Danny, on your re-appointment and thank you for your service.

Complete Streets

The term “Complete Streets” describes a comprehensive, integrated transportation network with infrastructure and design that allows safe and convenient travel along and across streets for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, persons with disabilities, motorists, movers of commercial goods, users and operators of public transportation, seniors, children, youth and families.

The complete streets concept serves the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, the disabled and automobile users and provides for the safest travel conditions.  The Town has long endorsed the concept, ensuring that when work is done on any street, that sidewalk conditions, bicycle and pedestrian access and accessibility are taken into account and improved whenever possible.

At the meeting of Tuesday, January 22, 2013, the Town Council formally adopted a resolution formalizing our “Complete Streets” philosophy.

Volunteer Board/Committee/ Commission Openings

The Town Council is seeking volunteers for the following positions:

Historical Commission - The Historical 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 and meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month in the Historical Museum, located on the first floor of the Library.  There are two seats available.

Quality of Life Commission - The Quality of Life Commission was established to promote sustainability by defining and enhancing opportunities for sustainable practices in San Anselmo, to secure a high quality of life for San Anselmo residents within the means of nature by simultaneously meeting environmental, economic and community needs.  The Commission consists of seven members and meets regularly on the third Monday in Historical Museum on the first floor of the Library..  There are two seats available.

Library Parcel Tax Oversight Committee – The purpose of the the oversight committee is to ensure transparency and accountability to the voters by reviewing the collection and expenditure of Library tax revenues.  There are two seats available for terms of three years. The group meets twice a year to review the library budget.

For more information or an application, go to: http://www.townofsananselmo.org/index.aspx?nid=175 or contact Carla Kacmar at ckacmar@townofsananselmo.org or 258‐4691. Applications for these openings should be submitted by Friday, February 22, 2013.

Library News

The Library Book Discussion group is made up of passionate readers who enjoy lively discussions about the books they have chosen.  Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Library.  The Library is closed to the public at this time and opens only for the Book Discussion Group.  All are welcome to join the group.

The Tuesday, February 19, meeting is part of the One Book One Marin Event.  Local author Megan Prelinger will be in the library to discuss her book, Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957-1962. Prelinger's book is a trip back to the future through the visual imaginations of science fiction writers and advertising campaigns during the "Space Age." Her book is based on the hundreds of lushly illustrated recruitment advertisements that appeared in the rocketry and aeronautics magazines in the 1950's and 60's.

The Tuesday, March 19, meeting with feature Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss by Edmund de Waal.

San Anselmo News, published weekly on Fridays, is available at the San Anselmo Town Hall, Library, on the Public Notice Bulletin Board. It is also available on the Town’s website, www.townofsananselmo.org, and by email subscription.

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