Corte Madera Chronicles: The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter
The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter for August 31, 2018
Todd Cusimano, Town Manager

Message from the Town Manager

Have you marked your calendars with reminders on attending one of our upcoming Public Workshops to discuss a Proposed Cannabis Ordinance for the Town of Corte Madera? If not, please note the workshops will be held on:  

  • Wednesday, September 12th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Saturday, September 15th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Please note that both workshops will take place at Corte Madera Town Hall located at 300 Tamalpais Drive in Corte Madera.

These workshops will provide information for anyone interested in finding out more about regulations regarding medicinal and recreational cannabis.
We will also seek your input and comments regarding appropriate medicinal and recreational cannabis policy for Corte Madera. For example:
  • Should residents be allowed to grow cannabis plants outdoors?
  • Should we allow businesses that sell cannabis products to locate in Corte Madera?
  • Should we allow businesses that process or test cannabis products to locate in Corte Madera?
  • Should we allow businesses to deliver cannabis products in Corte Madera and/or locate in Corte Madera? 

We hope you can join us for one of these workshops. If you have any questions regarding these workshops, please call the Town of Corte Madera Planning Department at 415-927-5067 or email Senior Planner Phil Boyle at To view the flyer, please click here


Todd Cusimano
Town Manager

What's Happening in Town

REMINDER: New Contact Information for our Town Council, Boards, Commissions and Committees

The Town recently began providing Town email addresses to the Town’s Councilmembers, as well as the members of the Town’s Commissions, Boards and Committees.  You can view a roster of Council, Commission, Board and Committee members here. Please update your contact list to include the new addresses if you regularly communicate with any of the members.
In addition, please note that the Town maintains an archive of all meetings that are video-recorded (currently: Town Council, Planning Commission, Flood Control Board and Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee.  Parks and Recreation will be available in the near future.)   The archive can be viewed here

You can also visit the Watch Live Video link to view any of these meetings live.  All recorded meetings will be available on the archive pages approximately three days after the meeting.

Supervisor Rodoni

Dennis Rodoni, Marin County Supervisor for District 4 Announces Corte Madera Office Hours

4th District Supervisor Dennis Rodoni invites you to attend his Corte Madera Office Hours on Friday, September 7th, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Corte Madera Community Center, located at 498 Tamalpais Drive.  

Please join Supervisor Rodoni for a causal one-on-one conversation about issues important to you. For more information, please contact Rhonda Kutter via email, or 415-473-3246.

Third Wednesday Speaker Series Flyer

The Third Wednesday Speaker Series: WHY DOES EVERYONE MUMBLE???

Age-Friendly Corte Madera, Twin Cities Village, Corte Madera Parks and Recreation and Age-Friendly Solutions, Sponsors of The Third Wednesday Speakers Series present... 
Why Does Everyone Mumble???

Having trouble understanding your grandchildren? Do you have difficulty following conversations in restaurants? Join us to learn how your hearing changes as you age and about some simple strategies that can improve the quality of your life. In addition, you will learn how to seek hearing help from a skilled clinician who will listen to your needs and explain the complex trade-offs involved in selecting and fine-tuning the best hearing aids for you. 

The presenter is Lee Weissman, Doctor of Audiology in Novato. This presentation will be held on Wednesday, September 19th from 1PM to 2:30PM at the Central Marin Police Authority Community Room, 250 Doherty Drive in Larkspur.

Rule of Capture

The Truth of Historical Fiction

The Corte Madera Library invites adults for a lecture and presentation from Ona Russell. In the era of “alternative facts,” good historical fiction remains a reliable source of truth. What can an imaginative account of the past reveal that a conventional one cannot? Bring your suspicions and join historical fiction author and speaker, Ona Russell, to explore this timely and entertaining subject.

Russell is the author of an award-winning series of historical mysteries, including O’Brien’s Desk, The Natural Selection, a 2009 California Commonwealth Club Book Award Finalist, and Rule of Capture.

The presentation will be held on Thursday, September 6th from 7PM to 8PM at the Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive, Corte Madera. This event is free. Copies of Russell’s books will be available to purchase.

What's Happening in Marin
E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

Movies in Piper Park: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial 

Join Larkspur Recreation for movie night in Piper Park featuring E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The movie will be screened on Friday, September 7th at Piper Park, 250 Doherty Drive in Larkspur beginning at 7:30PM. This event is FREE. Bring the whole family and watch an all-time classic. 

About the movie: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

To view the movie trailer, please click here. To view the event flyer, please click here


Belvedere - Tiburon Labor Day Parade 

Join the Belvedere - Tiburon community for the 2018 Annual Labor Day Parade. This old-fashioned, home town parade boasts live bands with a fantastic and fun variety of music, antique cars, and creative floats and entries from your favorite local organizations. Bring the family and enjoy the fun!
The parade route starts at the corner of Tiburon Boulevard and Lagoon and continues down Main St. and Beach Rd. ending at the pocket lawn between the San Francisco Yacht Club and the Belvedere Land Company.

Floats will be announced at Fountain Plaza as they turn on to Main Street. Awards for Best Float, Best Group, Best Individual and Best Bike (decorate your bike and ride in the parade!) will be given. 

The parade is scheduled for Sunday, September 2nd. The lineup will be at 1PM and the parade begins at 2PM. 
For more information, please click here

Sausalito Art Festival

66th Annual Sausalito Art Festival

The Sausalito Art Festival is the top-rated event of its kind and the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer over Labor Day Weekend. Meet over 250 artists representing 14 mediums, enjoy musical entertainment from Mainstage Headliners to mellow artist stage musicians, gourmet bites, fine wine, champagne, beer and premium beverages.

The festival is located along the beautiful Sausalito waterfront with a new, exciting, refreshed layout and footprint. 

Ticket prices vary. To see pricing and make a purchase, please click here. The festival will be held September 1-3, 2018 at Marinship Park, 2200 Marinship Way, Sausalito. 
Saturday and Sunday hours: 10AM to 7PM
Monday hours: 10AM to 5PM 

For more information and details, please click here

TAM and Lyft Partnerships

Project Update from the Transportation Authority of Marin 

TAM and Lyft partnership offers options to/from SMART Stations in Marin

TAM continues to promote new travel options with a $5 off discount for all “Lyft Line” rides to and from SMART stations in Marin County. Through the promo code “GETSMART17” passengers using Lyft’s ride sharing service, Lyft Line, will receive discounted rides to and from SMART stations.

The program is designed to support access to and from Marin’s new SMART stations, and encourage carpooling options in order to reduce congestion and pollution. Lyft Line is part of the rideshare company’s application that matches passengers taking a similar route. The technology provides an effective, real-time way to encourage and enable carpooling.

The program includes a partnership with local nonprofit Whistlestop to ensure this service is available to all users, including providing rides with wheelchair accessible vehicles, and is expected to continue until the end of the year. to learn more, please click here.
Age-Friendly Intergenerational Center

Intergenerational Center

The Intergenerational Center is a gathering place for seniors, children and young adults, featuring programs in art, games, yoga,  literature, technology and more. IGC offers events and activities for all ages -- preschool to 100+. 

For information or to view the August program schedule, please click on the following link: or call 415-991-4040

Upcoming Town Council, Board and Commission Meetings
Upcoming Town Meetings

Work Week of Monday, September 3rd to Friday, September 7th

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