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Citizen's Guide

The Role of the Community Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee

  • Provide a forum to share comments, issues or concerns regarding public safety, including but not limited to crime prevention, community outreach, policing programs, and disaster preparedness education and training
  • Foster stronger police/community relationships as it relates to Community Policing
    • Community policing is the philosophy of the police and the community working in partnership to address issues and develop lasting solutions to crime, quality of life, and public disorder
  • Encourage public participation in crime reduction strategies, including but not limited to the following:
    • Neighborhood meetings
    • Web-based and other community networks
  • Review and recommend changes to the City's Disaster Plan and City-wide evacuation plan
  • Provide recommendations to the City Council on disaster preparedness programs
  • Encourage citizen education in disaster preparedness and resilience
  • Encourage citizen participation in disaster preparedness activities
  • The Community Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee shall suggest achievable, low cost, short-term and long-term actions that the City and its residents may take to facilitate its goals
  • The Committee will not hear, advise, or make recommendations on public safety procedure or personnel matters and shall limit its discussions to those areas listed above; its focus shall be on tangible, practical, cost-effective actions that can be implemented at the local level


  • The seven-member Community Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee typically meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. in the EOC room at Fire Station 1, 333 Johnson Street in Sausalito
  • All meetings of the Community Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee are open to the public
  • Meeting times and agendas may be viewed on the meetings and agendas page for the Community Safety/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  Community Safety/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 and Police Captain Bill Fraass


  • The Council Liaison is Councilmember Joe Burns,
  • The Council Liaison Alternate is Mayor Susan Cleveland-Knowles,    
  • The Staff Liaison is Police Captain Bill Fraass, (415) 289-4170 or

Information & Resources

  • Additional information and resources relating to disaster and emergency preparedness can be found by visiting the City of Sausalito's Disaster Preparedness page or the Southern Marin Fire District's Emergency Preparedness page


  • To send a group email message to the commissioners, email
  • If you have any questions about the  Community Safety/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.