San Marin Improvement Association’s (www.San-Marin.org) 2021 Annual San Marin Neighborhood Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, September 18 between 9am and 1pm.
Please email your garage sale to me at Sylvia@SylviaBarryRE.com by Friday, September 17, 12PM to be listed on www.SanMarinGarageSale.com.
Please go to www.SanMarinGarageSale.comfor updates (The information sale list and map listed now is from 2019. As I get entries for this year's garage sale, I will create and update the list and map thru 12pm, Friday, 09/17/21).
Shoppers: Please bring your own hardcopy since they will not be provided.
We request that you follow the most current Covid-19 guidelines from Marin County Health Department while participating in the garage sale whether as sellers or shoppers.
Thank You! Sylvia Barry San Marin Improvement Association Sylvia@SylviaBarryRE.com call/text (415) 717-0293
Come join us to meet the Novato Police Chief and your neighbors this coming Wednesday at 7pm via Zoom at the comfort of your home!
Chief McCaffrey was appointed in November, 2019. We are inviting San Marin Neighbors to meet Chief McCaffrey and ask question you might have about the current state of Novato Police Department. The meeting will be held via Zoom.
*Topic – Meet the Chief, Q and A
* Presenter – Novato Police Chief, Matt McCaffrey
* When – 7:00pm, Wednesday, 08/12/2020
* Where – via Zoom
* Register – Please email Sylvia Barry (see below) to register and get the Zoom link.
Per Chief’s request, please send your questions for the Chief to Sylvia who will collect the questions and send to Chief in advance. This works well using Zoom. If there are time left, we will entertain questions on the floor.
Any questions about this or how to use Zoom for the meeting, please contact Sylvia Barry at Sylvia@SylviaBarryRE.com or c/t 415-717-0293
District 1 City Council Candidate Forum, 6:30pm-8pm, Wednesday, Sept 25th
at All Saints Church
Save the Date, San Marin! San Marin Improvement
Association will host the District 1 City Council Candidates Forum on
Wednesday, September 25th, at the All Saints Church. We'll
have a moderated Question and Answer meeting with the candidates from 7:00-8:00
pm, and a pre-meeting meet and greet from 6:30-7 pm.
This is a meeting by SMIA for our SAN MARIN neighbors and surrounding District 1 neighbors.
Novato Council has recently voted to start holding District Elections
instead of At Large Elections for the City Council Elections starting with the
upcoming election on November 5th. San Marin is within
District 1 Boundary.
for District 1 reside in San Marin and will be attending the Forum.
Please come, meet our candidates and bring your questions and concerns. District 1 Candidates are:
District 1 (pink area) includes SMIA Area (Area bounded by Novato Blvd on the west, Simmons
Lane on the east, including Partridge Knolls I, and up to Mt. Burdell), Novato
Chase (development behind San Marin High), a rectangular area around the Square
Shopping Center bounded by Novato Blvd (e), Center Road (w), Wilson Blvd (S),
and Sutro Ave (n), FFIC and the commercial areas north east of FFIC, Partridge
Knolls II behind FFIC, San Marin East, San
Marin Valley, Area south of San Marin but north of Downtown Novato, including
Marion Avenue to Vallejo Avenue to Redwood Blvd on the east, which includes
Hidden Valley and Atherton Place across from Trader Joes. For an interactive map of District 1, go to https://arcg.is/KS90b0 You can zoom in
and out of the map.
* Parking Note - All Saints has been very gracious in letting us use
their facility through the years. There will be a Choir Practice that
night and some choir members need parking close to church. Please save
spaces close to church entrance for Choir members and park on the street if you
San Marin Improvement Association’s (www.SanMarin.org) 2019 Annual San Marin Neighborhood Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, September 21 between 9am and 1pm.
Same as in previous years; please email your garage sale to me at Sylvia@SylviaBarryRE.com by Friday, September 20, 12PM to be listed on www.SanMarinGarageSale.com as well as be included on the Garage Sale Map/List I will link and print for bargain hunters.
Please go to www.SanMarinGarageSale.com frequently for updates (note the garage sale list (2018) and map (2-17 still) and will be updated periodically until receiving all entries by 12pm, Friday, 09/20).
Thank You! Sylvia Barry San Marin Improvement Association sylvia@SylviaBarryRE.com call/text (415) 717-0293
Just want to
inform you of upcoming meetings for three ‘POTENTIAL’ projects in the San Marin
Novato Blvd and
San Marin Drive Intersection, Comstock Commons (south/east corner of San
Andreas and San Marin Drive, the old Texaco Station Site) and San Andreas
School Site 2nd Neighborhood meeting.
1)Novato Blvd and San Marin Drive Intersection, 6pm, Tuesday,
02/12, City Council Meeting. Item J.2.
is to request City Council’s approval for the staff to start studying traffic
concerns at the intersection of Novato Blvd and San Marin Drive and come up
with recommendations to address the concerns.
From Project Initiation Report - “The pedestrian and
bicyclist safety concerns identified in this project were first brought to the
City Engineer by San Marin High School ninth grade student, Ashley Leonard and
her Girl Scout Project Advisor, Paul LaPerriere. In addition, the Draft Novato
General Plan 2035 Update Traffic Analysis identified the intersection of Novato
Boulevard and San Marin Drive/Sutro Avenue as requiring traffic mitigation. The
City of Novato Engineering Division proposes to initiate a new Capital
Improvement Project to improve the intersection of Novato Boulevard and San
Marin Drive/Sutro Avenue.”
Adopt a resolution amending the 2018/19 Budget to add Capital Improvement
Project #19-009, intersection improvements at Novato Blvd and San Marin
Dr/Sutro Avenue, to the Capital Improvement Program
Notice was just given to the neighbors
about this meeting. Projection Description:
“Proposed six (6) live-work units on a 25,700
square foot parcel. Each live-work unit contains 743-square feet of
non-residential studio space and 970-square feet of living area, with a
building height of 27-feet. The units will be clustered as 3 separate buildings,
each with 2 live-work units. The lower level of the buildings will be
non-residential and the upper level will be used as living units.
The live-work units will be located towards the
southern portion of the parcel, and required parking for the units located in
the northern area of the parcel. There will be 15 parking spaces provided
on-site, which includes 2 ADA accessible spaces.”
3)San Andreas School Site 2nd Neighborhood Meeting is
rescheduled for 7pm, Thursday, 02/28, at All Saints Church.
This is the 2nd Neighborhood
Meeting for NUSD to come and update San Marin Neighbors on
the results of the Feasibility Study conducted during the past few months by
City of Novato. The meeting was tentatively scheduled for March 7th
but is now rescheduled for 02/28due to staff availability.
NUSD/City of Novato will present the findings to NUSD Board of Trustees on
Tuesday, 02/26 (open to public) and will follow up with San Marin neighbors on
Please mark your calendar and attend the
A Favor – Please let your San Marin Neighbors know
about these meetings and also ask them to email me if they would like to be put
on the email list.
San Marin Improvement Association
learning that NUSD is looking at possible uses of the San Andreas School Site
located just south of the San Marin Drive, San Marin Improvement Association
held a meeting on September 19thwith NUSD, the
Stakeholder, presenting and City of Novato, assisting, for our neighbors to get
firsthand information from the source.
50 neighbors attended the meeting. The meeting was interactive, with
lively discussions and concerns for NUSD and the City to address.
We learned from the meeting that the site has sat vacant for quite some time
and it is time for NUSD to look at potential use of the site, especially with
the decliningschoolenrollment. NUSD
did a survey, first with NUSD employees and then included the City as well
District, to see if the employees would be interested in workforce
housing. The response was favorable. The sites being considered
include the San Andreas school site and the adjacent smaller city site, which
is currently used as a park (collectively called San Andreas Site).
The plan is
for NUSD to conduct a feasibility study of what can be done to the site.
An update of the feasibility study will be presented on November 13
at the joint meeting of the City of Novato and NUSD. These are very
preliminary discussions of possibilities, such as workforce housing +/-
market rate housing, possible sale of the lot and have workforce housing
elsewhere in the city, etc. Nothing is definite and no further action
will be taken until after the feasibility study is completed with favorable
results to go forward.
If any project should go forward, the City of Novato said that proper
development approval procedures will be followed, includingfull environmental
review through the requiredCEQA
(California Environment Quality Act) process to make sure the site is suitable
for housing. Workshops will be conducted to inform and receive feedback
residents as well as San Marin neighbors.
Marin Improvement Association feels strongly that San Marin neighbors should
learn facts from the source. As discussed in the meeting, we are waiting
for the results of the feasibility study to be presented to both the NUSD
Board of Trustees and the City Council. We will arrange a San Marin
Neighborhood meeting after that for NUSD and the City to come and present
the findings and what their next steps might be for the property.
Thank you for your patience and we will be in touch once we hear from NUSD
and/or City of Novato.
and/or concerns about the site, the meeting, and the process, please contact Leslie Benjamin, NUSD Communications and Community
Engagement Director, at LBenjamin@nusd.org