Outdoor dining on Caledonia Street and prospective ballot measures related to downtown parking lots and retail cannabis are among the items that will be considered by the City Council at its meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27. This will be the Council’s final regular meeting before a five-week summer break.
Below is a brief overview of each business item on the meeting agenda, followed by a link to a staff report with more detailed information.
- Outdoor Dining on Caledonia Street. The Council will consider whether to allow on-street dining to continue on the Caledonia Street block between Pine and Johnson streets. Options to be presented include continuing the full closure of the block on a seasonal or year-round basis, modifying the current closure to allow vehicles to travel northbound on Caledonia, discontinuing on-street dining but allowing the parking-space parklets to remain, and ending the program altogether. Staff report for item 7A
- Downtown Parking Lots. The Council will consider asking Sausalito voters to amend Ordinance 1128 such that park uses are allowed in downtown parking lots 1-4. A long-term vision of transforming Parking Lot 1 into an expanded plaza and green space connecting the ferry landing to downtown Sausalito is currently being studied by the Council. Staff report for item 7B
- Retail Cannabis. An initiative measure to modify the City’s marijuana regulations has gathered enough signatures to qualify for the Sausalito ballot. If approved by voters, the measure would modify the existing City ordinance to allow for the permitting of one cannabis retail storefront and one cannabis delivery-only business. For this item, the Council will consider whether to submit the proposed ordinance to the voters at the City’s next regular election in November 2022, hold a special election prior to November 2022, or approve the ordinance by vote of the Council instead of placing it on the ballot. Staff report for item 7C
As an item on the consent calendar, the Council will also consider approval of a letter to the General Services Administration indicating the City’s interest in continuing to explore the acquisition of the Machine Shop property at 25 Liberty Ship Way. Staff report for item 5G
For an item’s approximate start time and supporting documents, please consult the meeting agenda. Information about participating in the meeting via Zoom and options for providing public comment may also be found on the agenda. In addition to Zoom, the meeting will be broadcast live on the City website.