• Live Work & Play

  • There are a lot of good reasons to stay in Sausalito and support your local merchants, not the least of which is that they support you. Our local businesses—hotels, restaurants and retail shops as well as professional services generate more than 50% of the City’s operational budget. In other words, a strong, sustainable economy, ensures that the programs and services the city provide including: parks, public safety services, public library and infrastructure repairs such as street and sewer services are maintained regularly.

    If our goal is to not be a big box store community, and we want to maintain the unique character of Sausalito, we need to support our small local businesses, services and boutiques.


  • Strong Local Business Economy Benefits the Community

    Sausalito Stationery

     Did you know?

    • There are 30+ fine dining establishments with in walking distance from the center of town
    • There are 9 coffee shops and cafes to choose from—all loaded with character and characters (as well as espresso!)
    • There are over 50 small, independently-owned shops and galleries offering personalized service
    • There are 3 fine wine shops and tasting rooms, as well as 4 great gourmet deli’s
    • Every resident gets three FREE hours of parking every day in the downtown lots (you can pick up a parking card at the police station)
  • Shop Caledonia Street!

    In the past few years, this “local” shopping area has experienced a renaissance with new merchants who are redefining the area, mobilizing others and working together. They are drawing locals to the street and attracting a new, younger demographic of hip and affluent residents. Local’s including those who work in the Marinship area are drawn to Caledonia Street because of the fine services available.

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  • Check out our Downtown!

    Downtown has really flourished the last couple of years and continues to offer far more than just the standard tourist fare. Many of our residents have invested locally and opened up shop so there are plenty of fresh options for locals too.

    Check out these great spots:Klozet Boutique


  • Keeping Sausalito's Business Economy Strong


    Sausalito General Plan

    • The City of Sausalito is embarking on an update of its General Plan to refine policies within the plan that help guide and shape the community. The Sausalito General Plan Update will involve a review of existing conditions, development of a refined vision for the City, and establishment of goals and guiding principles towards reaching this vision of Sausalito. Community involvement is essential throughout the process, and the City welcomes the community to follow and contribute to the Sausalito General Plan Update.  


    Best Friends Pet SuppliesEconomic Development

    • To learn more about what your Chamber does to support economic development, access a copy of the “Economic & Community Development Report” prepared by the Marin Economic Forum report from the City or Chamber websites. You may also access the “Business Start-Up Guide” on either website


    Business Community Involvement

    • Stay involved and informed, meeting minutes from the City’s Business Advisory Committee (BAC) on which Chamber, business and community representatives serve. The BAC is tasked with ensuring a sustainable economic future in Sausalito; meetings are usually held the third Thursday of every month and are open to the public.