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San Anselmo Approves Ballot Initiative for Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase

The San Anselmo Town Council voted unanimously this week to include a proposal for a half-cent sales tax increase on the upcoming November 5th ballot.  The vote was 4-0, as councilman Ford Greene was absent from Monday night’s meeting and did not get to cast a vote.  The current sales tax in San Anselmo is 8.5 percent, and proponents for the half-cent increase claim it will bring in $5 million in revenue for the city during the 10 years it would be in place if passed.  Supporters also pointed out that other Marin communities have higher sales tax rates than San Anselmo, including San Rafael, which just approved a quarter-cent tax increase from its current rate of 9 percent.

The campaign to raise the sales tax in San Anselmo is being spearheaded by Hutchinson Capital Management adviser Gage Houser, who also serves on the city’s Financial Advisory Committee.  “San Anselmo has some of the worst roads in Marin County,” Houser told reporters following Monday’s vote, “We have a lot of potholes and streets in disrepair. This is an opportunity for the citizens of San Anselmo to take action. The longer we keep delaying fixing these roads the more expensive it is going to get.”

While opposition to the proposed sales tax increase has been mostly quiet, a handful of residents spoke out before Monday’s vote, taking issue with the fact that the additional revenue would go into the town’s general fund rather than being earmarked specifically for road maintenance.  The group complained that San Anselmo already spends way too much money on salaries and pensions for municipal employees, and said it fears the additional revenue might be used to increase that waste.


08 2013

San Anselmo, California Real Estate Overview

The average price per square foot for homes in San Anselmo, California is around $550, up more than 20% from a year ago. The median sales price for homes sold over the last two months was just over $975,000 based on 85 homes sold. Compared to the same time frame a year ago, the median price has gone up almost 35%. In the week ended June 12th, the average listing price for homes on the market in San Anselmo was just under $1.85 million, down nearly 5 percent from the week before.


06 2013

San Anselmo Neighborhoods

 San Anselmo is an appealing place to live for people for a numbers of reasons. The area has many charming tree-lined streets,  yet is just a short commute to Highway 101/SF.

Another draw for many is that the schools in the area are exellent- Brookside Elementary, Wade Thomas, White Hill Middle School and Drake High School.

The downtown area has a great mix of restaurants, boutiques, and specialty stores and hosts many festivals per year.

This property located on Indian Rock in San Anselmo just came on the market and is a bank owned property. Listed for $1,160,000, the property boasts level lawn areas and privacy. Located near the Memorial Park area, the neighborhood is near open space hiking and biking trails and is close to the Red Hill shopping center.


09 2011

San Anselmo, New Properties on the Market

As we approach the spring season, we will see the number of property listings go on the market.

One property just went on the market on Forrest Avenue in San Anselmo. This part of San Anselmo is marked by quaint tree-lined streets, and is just a short stroll to downtown Fairfax and San Anselmo. This particular property is located near the  Landsdale Station and close to the border of San Anselmo and Fairfax.

This property is priced just under $1million at $975,000. This is a good value given the area and that the property has been updated and remodeled throughout.

Another sought after part of San Anselmo is Sleepy Hollow. Many properties in this area back to open space. It is very quiet and peaceful, and located in an award-winning school district (Ross Valley Schools). There are many open space hiking and biking trails.

This craftsman style home Van Tassel Avenue is listed for $1,969,000 and is nearly 5000 sf. 4BR/4.5BA, located on a sunny and private lot. It is also located in close proximity to the San Domenico school, which is an established private elementary school. One of the other benefits to the area is homeowners for a small annual fee can participate in the Sleepy Hollow Homeowners Association, which allows access to the pool and recreational center (which is also located just down the street from this property).


02 2011

San Anselmo Marin County 7 Day Trends


08 2010