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A Message from City Manager Adam Politzer

Post Date:03/27/2020 8:00 PM

 Adam and City Hall

Friday, March 27, 2020

It has been 11 days since the County of Marin and six other Bay Area jurisdictions issued a public health order to shelter at home until at least April 7. On a recent call with Marin Health and Human Services, I was told that we are in week two of the 12 weeks that will be needed to understand the full extent of the COVID-19 crisis in Marin. For Sausalito residents, workers, and businesses, this means that we should be prepared for a marathon, not a sprint.

I have been deeply impressed by the efforts of Sausalito residents to take care of each other, to stay safe by practicing social distancing, and to support local businesses that provide essential services — especially our grocery stores, markets, and the many restaurants that are offering take-out and delivery options.

As a City, we have taken significant steps to ensure the health and safety of our community and City staff. Our public safety personnel are taking special precautions as they continue to respond to all calls for service. Police officers are on foot patrol talking with our businesses and residents and educating the community by addressing compliance issues face-to-face. The City's custodial and maintenance teams are making constant rounds at all of our public facilities and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces multiple times per day. City Hall is closed to the public, and employees have spread out in the building to maintain social distance. Some have begun working remotely. 

City departments have been and continue to be innovative in finding ways to serve the community during the crisis. In Community Development, Building Inspector Kenneth Henry is conducting virtual inspections of existing projects via video. City Clerk Heidi Scoble has figured out a way to use Zoom to conduct virtual meetings of the City Council that also support public comment. The Sausalito Library is providing telephone and online support for local residents who are turning to e-books and e-audiobooks while sheltering at home. All departments have been reaching out to volunteers, service organizations, and businesses to extend services to those most in need.

I am proud of our team and their efforts to lean in during this crisis. If you have ideas of other ways that we can make a difference, please let us know by sending email to currents@sausalito.gov. All messages will be directed to the department best able to respond.

Stay safe and stay well,

  - Adam Politzer, Sausalito City Manager
 
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