Mission and Meetings
Change in meeting date/location: The July meeting of the RBRA Board of Directors has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 25, 5:30 to 7:30, at Belvedere City Hall, 450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere.
Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) is a local government agency serving Belvedere, Mill Valley, Tiburon, and unincorporated County of Marin. RBRA is dedicated to maintaining and improving the navigational waterways, open waters, and shoreline of Richardson’s Bay.
The Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) Board of Directors has adopted a Work Plan for 2018 to establish and implement direction for the future of the bay.
In February 2018, the Board adopted Guiding Principles for it to consider as it makes decisions about future direction.
The Board meeting of March 8, 2018, there was a public workshop to engage the community in conversation, about various options (PDF download), and their related opportunities and challenges, about potential changes in regulations and/or conditions. Participants attended two of the five topic areas of their choice related to the options, and facilitators summarized their comments in these notes (PDF download).
At its meeting of April 5, 2018, the Board determined its next direction includes placing requirements on vessels such valid registration with the State of California; registration with the Harbor Administrator; vessels to be securely moored rather than anchored in a process to be determined; vessels must be seaworthy, criteria to be determined/established; vessels are free of debris/excess materials on the exterior deck; no sewage, or other polluting substance, material or debris discharge into the bay; options for other regulation modifications now or in the future could include: maximum number of dinghies/skiffs per vessel; maximum number of vessels per owner; maximum number of vessels and/or modified length of stay in anchorage.
At its June 14 meeting, the Board invited discussion on ideas for seaworthiness and other vessel criteria; factors to consider in placement of moorings; and other requirements and opportunities. Draft outline and comments are here. Other comments are welcome (see link below).
RBRA continues its enforcement efforts to remove unoccupied marine debris, unattended moorings and floats, and vessel registration.