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City Council Receives Update on Mobile Showers Pilot Program

Post Date:03/29/2019 4:00 PM

At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 26, Lieutenant Bill Fraass of the Sausalito Police Department presented an update on a six-month pilot program that is currently underway to provide mobile shower service in Sausalito. The program began in December 2018 and currently offers showers on two mornings per week at Marinship Park. Services are provided by Downtown Streets Team, whose staff also provides shower users with information about housing and employment services and other forms of assistance.

Highlights from the update by Lieutenant Fraass:
  • 187 showers were provided between December 2018 and February 2019, including 98 during the month of February
  • The shower service does not appear to be attracting individuals from outside of the immediate area; shower users are from Sausalito, and are living outdoors, on boats, or in vehicles
  • To date, there have been no police calls for service related to the pilot program
  • Downtown Streets Team has hired a case manager to help shower users get additional services
At the conclusion of the presentation, the City Council unanimously approved a motion to continue the six-month pilot program, which will come to an end in June 2019. The Council plans to consider the issue again within the next three months. Options will include extending the pilot program, establishing the program on a more permanent basis, or terminating the program.

Any questions about mobile shower service in Sausalito may be directed to Lt. Bill Fraass at (415) 289-4170 or bfraass@sausalito.gov.

WATCH THE PRESENTATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL ABOUT THE PILOT PROGRAM

READ THE PRESENTATION SLIDES
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MOBILE SHOWER PILOT PROGRAM
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