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The City Manager Update is sent bi-weekly on Thursdays. The update is designed to inform the community of the status of projects, issues, initiatives, and events happening in Larkspur. 
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Dan Schwarz, City Manager                                                                    November 10, 2016

City Manager Update

High Tide Events

We are entering the time of year when high winter tides (sometimes referred to as “king tides”) are anticipated to cause street flooding in certain areas of Larkspur.

Specifically, we have some significant events coming in the next 3 months. Any high tides that exceed 6.5’ starts to cause some street flooding. Anything 6.9’ and above creates localized street flooding in a number of areas in Larkspur, and on the freeway near and on the Lucky Drive off-ramp. More information and the dates of high tide events can be found at www.cityoflarkspur.org.

Pavement Condition

Preliminary results are in from a recent survey of Larkspur streets. The City’s new Pavement Condition Index (PCI) is 42. This is an increase of 3 points from the 37 PCI rating in 2014 – our first increase in many years. Monies from our local Measure C sales tax are making a difference! 
 
This increase is a great accomplishment, but we much more to do. A score of 42 is an overall grade of “poor”.  We need to reach a PCI of 50 to be considered “good” and 70 to be “very good.” 

Visit www.cityoflarkspur.org/FixingOurRoads to learn more about our paving plans for 2017 and beyond.

Fire Department Promotions

Please congratulate the Fire Department’s most recent promotions. Matt Cobb has been promoted and assigned to be the next A-Shift Battalion Chief. Matt performed exceptionally well in all categories during the Battalion Chief assessment and has prepared himself for this role through significant educational accomplishments, 28 years of experience, and extensive out of county experience on numerous campaign fires. Matt’s promotion was effective November 7th.

The promotion of Chief Cobb will also allow an opportunity for a new Fire Captain. The Chief has selected Andrew Lappert as the next Captain. Andrew also performed very well during the captain assessment process and has demonstrated leadership ability and consistent organizational commitment.

Cart Set Out

Over the past few years, Marin Sanitary Service (MSS) has been updating their fleet of collection trucks with new hybrid diesel, fully automated trucks. Fully automated trucks are different because they use a hydraulic gripping claw to grab carts, meaning the driver never has to leave the truck. The new trucks increase the speed of routes and help prevent driver injuries as well. MSS asks that you keep carts at least 2 feet away from each other and also from cars, mailboxes, or anything else that may hinder the automated arm from accessing your cart. As always, place your carts so the wheels are against the curb and the handles are toward your home and away from the street. While MSS realizes it may not always be possible, we appreciate your effort.

Leaf Blower Ordinance Hearing Reschedule

A public hearing to consider adopting an ordinance was originally scheduled for November 16th, but now needs to be rescheduled for Wednesday, December 7th. The specific time of the hearing will be announced and posted as soon as possible.

Larkspur Receives EPA Recognition

Larkspur has received national recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency, ranking #10 in the United States on the 2016 EPA Green Power Community list, up from #16 in 2015. Larkspur is in good company, joining 13 fellow MCE communities in the top 15. MCE received recognition of its own as a recipient of a 2016 EPA Green Power Leadership Award, which recognizes commitment to renewable energy as an accelerator in the development of green power markets.  
Contact Information
Community Outreach.....................................................................................................496– 2401
City Council...................................................................................................................927– 5002
City Manager.................................................................................................................927– 5110
City Clerk.......................................................................................................................927– 5002
Fire.................................................................................................................................927– 5007
Library.............................................................................................................................927– 5005
Building/Planning.............................................................................................................927–5038
Police (CMPA).................................................................................................................927– 5150
Public Works...................................................................................................................927– 5017
Twin Cities Children's Center.........................................................................................927– 5786
City Meetings
City Council- 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 pm
Planning Commission- 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7:00 pm
Parks & Rec Commission- 3rd Thursday at 7:30 pm
Heritage Preservation Board- 2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm
Marin County Commission on Aging- 2nd Thursday at 9:30 am
 
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