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The Role of the Disaster Preparedness Committee

  • Review and recommend changes to the City's Disaster Plan
  • Provide recommendations to the City Council on disaster preparedness programs
  • Encourage citizen education in disaster preparedness
  • Encourage citizen participation in disaster preparedness activities


  • The five-member Disaster Preparedness Committee typically meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the EOC room at Fire Station 1, 333 Johnson Street in Sausalito.
  • All meetings of the Disaster Preparedness Committee are open to the public
  • Meeting times and agendas may be viewed on the meetings and agendas page for the Disaster Preparedness Committee

Member Requirements

  • There are five at-large members
  • Members must be Sausalito residents
  • Members must be appointed by the City Council
  • The City Council encourages residents to apply to serve on the Disaster Preparedness Committee; if interested, please fill out an application form
  • The term length is three years, with a maximum of two terms
  • A member may continue to serve after her or his term expires, until a new member is appointed
  • Chris Gallagher serves on the committee as the representative of the Bay Model and the Army Corps of Engineers
  • The City of Sausalito representatives are Fire Chief Chris Tubbs, Fire Captain Doug Paterson, and Police Sergeant Bill Fraass


  • There is currently a vacancy for a City Council liaison.
  • The Staff Liaison is Bill Fraass, Lieutenant, (415) 289-4170 or


  • To send a group email message to the commissioners, use this email address:
  • If you have any questions about the Disaster Preparedness Committee or an item under consideration, please contact the Police Department at (415) 289-4170
  • The desk hours at the Police Department are Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.