Corte Madera Chronicles: The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter
The Town of Corte Madera's Newsletter for November 30, 2018

Town Council Public Meeting 12/4/18: Cannabis Ordinance

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:30pm, the Town Council will hold a public meeting to discuss the development of a cannabis ordinance for the Town of Corte Madera. The meeting will take place at Town Hall Council Chambers, 300 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera. The public meeting notice is attached for your review. Staff will present background information regarding California cannabis regulations, the status of Corte Madera’s moratorium on cannabis related businesses and existing and developing cannabis ordinances within Marin County. Staff will also provide a summary of the two public workshops that were held in September, the Planning Commission public meeting that was held in October, and responses to the Town’s public opinion survey.

Staff is seeking direction from the Town Council regarding topics to be addressed in the ordinance. The intent of the ordinance is to establish the Town’s policies for cannabis related activities, including but not limited to policies related to cannabis businesses, which are currently prohibited, indoor and outdoor cultivation, medicinal and non-medicinal deliveries.

If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please call the Town of Corte Madera Planning Department at 415-927-5064 or email Senior Planner Phil Boyle at

Additional information regarding the development of the Town’s cannabis ordinance, staff reports, and information about previous workshops and meetings can be found at the cannabis ordinance page on the Town’s website at

What's Happening in Town
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Corte Madera Parks and Recreation is inviting you and
your families to a pancake breakfast with Santa and all of
his friends.This is a great opportunity for the entire family
to enjoy a nice morning filled with delicious pancakes,
free entertainment and heartwarming smiles from all of
the children as they take pictures with Santa and his

Santa and Frosty will also be there to accept donations
for the Warm Coat & Toasty Toes Drives.
The breakfast will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018, 8:00 AM-10:00 AM at the
Corte Madera Community Center.

Tickets are $10. Sign up online by clicking here or call the Corte Madera Parks and
Recreation Center, 415-927-5072. Tickets sell quickly so get yours today. 

Santa in the Neighborhood

Santa in the Neighborhood

The Central Marin Firefighters Association, with the assistance of a generous grant from the Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce, will be welcoming Santa Claus to town on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Santa will be riding the fire engine through town and passing out candy canes to all the girls and boys.

Santa will begin on the east side of town at 3:00 p.m. The route will start with a visit to Harbor Drive and Yolo Street, then left onto Paradise Drive, left on Seawolf Passage, left on Golden Hind Passage, right on Pacific Queen Passage, left on Spindrift Passage, left on Diamond Head Passage, right on Golden Hind Passage, left on Paradise, right on Westward, right on Balclutha, left on Privateer, right on Prince Royal, right on Windward, left on Enterprise, left on Prince Royal, right on Endeavor, right on Granada, right on Estrada, left on El Camino, left on Paradise, left on Madera del Presidio, right on Meadow Creek, right on Parkview, left on Koch, left on Wildflower, right on Madera del Presidio (u-turn at end), right on Meadow Ridge (u-turn at end), right on Madera del Presidio.

Santa will make his way to the west side of town at approximately 5:00 p.m. The route will begin at the fire station on the corner of Tamalpais and Pixley, then left on Redwood, left on Willow, left on Oakdale, left on Chapman, right on Manzanita, left on Sausalito, right on Tamalpais, right on Meadowsweet, left on Conow, left on Casa Buena, right on Madera, into the Corte Madera Town Center (one loop around), right on Madera, left on Council Crest, left on Tamal Vista, left on Sandpiper, right on Tamal Vista, right on Monona, left on Seminole, right on Mohawk, right on Lakeside, right on Apache, right on Birch, right on Hickory, left on Walnut, left on Baltimore, left on Pepper, left on Palm, right on Redwood, left on Tamalpais, and then back to the fire station for the engine and up to the north pole for Santa.

Please stay on the sidewalk as the vehicles come by. Santa’s helpers will bring the candy canes to you.

This year, they will also be collecting gifts for kids in Marin Social Services such as foster care or protective custody. Please have toys or movie tickets or gift cards to any place that teens frequent ready for Santa’s helpers, who will collect them from you and get to the toy drive.
For additional information, you may contact Central Marin Fire at 415-927-5077.

Holiday Concert Party with the Corte Madera Town Band

Holiday Concert Party with the Corte Madera Town Band

SAVE THE DATE! You are invited to the Corte Madera Town Band's Annual Holiday Concert at the Corte Madera Community Center on Friday, December 14th at 7:30PM.

Featuring the Corte Madera Town Band and some additional surprise entertainment and music. They will include your favorite Holiday tunes! The entertainment will be around one hour, then they will provide some great food. All free as to say thank you to their friends, family, and community for your support year round.

To view the event flyer, please click here.
We hope to see you there!

Singers Marin

Singers Marin at the Corte Madera Library

The Corte Madera Library invites you to celebrate the holidays with a wonderful performance.

Celebrate the season with the Singers Marin Youth Chorus directed by Jan Pedersen Schiff. The singers will perform Christmas carols, Hanukah songs and songs of peace in this joy-filled family program.

This special Library event will preview the Singers Marin annual Holiday Concert with both Youth and Adult Choruses, December 16th at Marin Center. It will be held on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 4PM to 5PM at the Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive, Corte Madera. 

For more information, please visit the library or call 415-924-3515.

One Warm Coat and Toasty Toes

10th Annual One Warm Coat and Toasty Toes Drive

The Town of Corte Madera Parks and Recreation Department is having its 10th Annual “One Warm Coat and Toasty Toes Drive” happening now through Thursday, December 20th.
Donate new or gently used coats and/or new, warm socks at the Corte Madera Community Center located at 498 Tamalpais Drive.

The drop-off hours are from 7:30AM to 4:00PM from Monday to Thursday
Give the gift of warmth to those living out in the cold.

For more information, call 415-927-5072 or click here to view the flyer for the One Warm Coat or the flyer for the Toasty Toes Drive.

What's Happening in Marin
Mill Valley Winterfest

Mill Valley Winterfest

Mill Valley Winterfest returns this December with more merriment than ever before! Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with their annual Winterfest Celebration, a free, fun-filled day of food, holiday entertainment and kid and family-friendly activities. This year's event will be more exciting than ever, with a GIANT SLIDE, arts and crafts for the kids, expanded food, activities and an extensive program of live performances. Plus, a tree lighting ceremony and a visit for Santa Claus himself!

The Winterfest will be held on Sunday, December 2nd from 11AM to 5PM in Downtown Mill Valley. 

To view the entertainment schedule and get more information, please click here

Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade

Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade 

Watch dozens of brightly lit and beautifully decorated boats parade along the shoreline by the Spinnaker, Sausalito Yacht Club & Ferry Landing.

This is a free Event along the Sausalito Waterfront. Reserved Waterfront Seating & After Party tickets are available. The event will be held on Saturday, December 8th from 6PM to 9PM at 50 Humboldt Avenue, Sausalito. 

To enter the parade contact Lisa Scopazzi: or call: or call 415-332-3150
Donations for fireworks are being accepted:

Note: The boat parade is a public event and does not require a ticket. They recommend purchasing a reserved seat to ensure the best experience and view of the parade, but standing room is available throughout the Gabrielson Park area.
For details and tips, please click here.

CPUC Workshop

Public Safety Power Shutoffs Workshop

*** NOTE: This event will be held in Santa Rosa, CA.

The California Public Utilities Commission invites you to attend a workshop that will address concerns of vulnerable populations. Utility companies have authority to shut off power in order to protect public safety under high fire risk conditions. Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) can save lives and property and prevent wildfires.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has developed rules regarding the reasonableness, notification, mitigation, and reporting of PSPS, also known as de-energization. The CPUC is continuing to improve these rules with an emphasis on protecting vulnerable populations.

Please join them at this PSPS workshop to learn more and provide your input!
At the PSPS workshop they will address:

• CPUC requirements for PSPS
• Utility practices and how they have been working to address concerns of vulnerable populations
• Current challenges with PSPS and impacts on vulnerable populations

This event will be held on Friday, December 14th from 9AM to 12:30PM at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building located at 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.

To download the event flyer, please click here

Age-Friendly Intergenerational Center
IGC December Schedule

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. AFIC offers events and activities for all ages -- preschool to 100+. 

For information or to view the December program schedule, please visit the Intergenerational Center website: or call 415-991-4040

Intergenerational Center Members are FREE. Membership cost for Corte Madera residents is $15; for those outside of Corte Madera, $25. 
This is a tax-deductible donation to Age-Friendly Solutions, a 501(c))(3) tax-deductible organization. Membership entitles you to ALL Intergenerational Center activities at NO CHARGE for the rest of 2018. 
Please contact Pam at The Center at 415.991.4040 to reserve space for your child or email

The Intergenerational Center is located by the "pencil bench" at 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera CA 94925

Poker and Makerspace

Every Tuesday, 2:30-4:30PM  


Enjoy an afternoon of cards and camaraderie. The Intergenerational Center will provide the poker chips, cards and snacks. We invite YOU!

To view the description flyer, please click here.
Please call Pam (415-991-4040) at the Intergenerational Center or email to save yourself a place at the table. We want to make sure there are enough sign-ups for a good game.

Makerspace and KidsArt

KidsArt and MakerSpace 

KidsArt with Debra
Classes are scheduled every Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
For students, 2nd to 8th grade. 

MakerSpace with Charles

Every Thursday, 3:30-5:30PM

For ages 10 to 110. 
December activity: Make your own light show. Space is limited. Call in advance to reserve a spot.  

To view the description flyer, please click herePlease call Pam (415-991-4040) at the Intergenerational Center or email  with any questions or get more details about MakerSpace.

Upcoming Town Council, Board and Commission Meetings
Upcoming Town Meetings

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

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