Economic Development Committee, Police Update, Board of Review and Library News

Read about the Economic Development Committee recruitment for members, a Police update, Volunteers needed for the Board of Review and Library News.

Economic Development Committee Volunteers Needed

The Town Council is looking for applicants to the recently established Economic Development Committee, which will work with the Town’s business community to identify actions that can be taken to ensure that the business community is vibrant, successful and meets the needs of the Town residents.

The objectives of the Committee are to:

  • Devise and implement a plan for outreach and marketing of San Anselmo businesses.
  • Facilitate merchants in existing businesses to organize, develop and implement plans for improvement and business development.
  • Work with staff to streamline customer service in departments interfacing with current and potential San Anselmo businesses to ensure that the permitting process is straightforward and understandable.

The Committee will be made up of five members, representing a wide variety of the business community, including commercial realty, Chamber of Commerce, merchants, small business/financial experts, design/construction professionals, residents, etc.  The Committee will include two Councilmembers, with two designated Town staff liaisons (Planning Director and Community Services Director) in an advisory capacity only.   Candidates will be interviewed and appointed by the Town Council and serve staggered three-year terms.

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. The deadline for submitting applications as been extended to Friday, November 16, 2012. 


Police Consolidation Update

Several people have asked questions about the level of staffing at the San Anselmo police station with the new consolidation configuration.  Our San Anselmo station continues to be staffed at all times, with officers patrolling the Town 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Because we have been able to reduce our administrative staffing, we are actually able to put more officers on the street.

At the meeting of Tuesday, November 13, the Town Council will hear a report on the financial implications of the police consolidation efforts.  The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and all interested citizens are invited and encouraged to attend.

If you have any comments or questions regarding the consolidation efforts underway, please contact me at dstutsman@townofsananselmo.org or 258-4652.


Volunteers Needed

The Town Council is looking for volunteer applicants for the Board of Review.

The Board is responsible to hear and decide appeals from employee disciplinary actions, hear and decide employee grievances, and hear and advise on citizen complaints against employees.  Members must be residents of the Town and have a reputation for impartiality.  The Boards meets only as needed.  There are two vacancies.

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, November 16, 2012.


San Anselmo Library Programs 

Saturday Afternoon Lecture – On Saturday, November 10 at 3 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, local author, Jennifer Reese, demonstrates from her cookbook, Make the Bread, Buy the Butter, outlining what we should (and shouldn't!) cook from scratch. Come find out how to cook something truly delicious and still enjoy the holidays with friends and family.

Art Talk Tuesday – On Tuesday, November 13th at 12 noon in the Council Chambers, the talk will be on Rudolf Nureyev - A life in Dance.  Dedicated to the life and work of the legendary dancer and choreographer, Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993), this docent-led talk will reveal the  rising star in his native country before he defected to France in 1963.  It continues throughout his lifetime as he was soon recognized worldwide as the most magnificent and charismatic dancer of his time.  The exhibit, at the de Young Museum in San Francisco from now through February 17th, 2013,  will showcase more than 80 costumes and 50 photographs from the dancer’s personal collection, entrusted to the Centre National du Costume de Scène by the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation, and will incorporate key loans from active ballet companies. 

Be Wise: Prevent Fraud, Scams and Identity Theft - On Wednesday, November 7, at 1 p.m. in the Council Chambers, the Library will host a free workshop for elders on the prevention of elder abuse.  The workshop will be presented by Marin FAST (Financial Abuse Specialist Team), a program of the Elder Financial Protection Network.  The event is open to the public.  Handouts will be provided. Bring your friends and your questions! The speakers are Roberta Robertson, Retired Banker and Oak Dowling, Retired Estate Planning and Conservatorship Attorney.


Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library can really use your book donations right now. If you have hardcover or gently used paperback books of all kinds, please consider dropping them off at the Friends donation box in the elevator lobby on the first floor of the Library.  All funds generated by book sales go directly to library programs. We really appreciate your support.


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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