The City Council has approved a 6-month pilot program to offer a mobile shower service to Sausalito's homeless and waterfront communities. The approval on November 13 was by unanimous vote of the Council's five members. In approving the pilot program, the Council directed City staff to do the following:
Work with the Downtown Streets Team to enter into an agreement with Marin Mobile Care to develop and operate a 6-month mobile shower pilot program at Marinship Park and the City Hall parking lot
Consider appropriate times for the mobile shower service, generally in the morning
Consider adding an evening time, if warranted
Conduct outreach to neighboring businesses, faith-based organizations, and potential customers to maximize the number of participants, while minimizing any negative impacts to neighbors
Return to the City Council in March 2019 with a status report on the program
The Sausalito Police Department plans to begin the mobile shower service during the week of December 3, 2018. At the start, showers will be available two weekday mornings per week at Marinship Park. At some later date, the Police Department and Marin Mobile Care may experiment with an evening shower service at the City Hall parking lot. Once the program is underway, Marin Mobile Care will track statistics like the number of shower users and referrals to other services.
The City Council directed City staff to seek the community's input on mobile showers