Sausalito police said they would impose parking restrictions and issue excerpts for non-essential travel and long-distance social violations this weekend to encourage people to follow state and local shelter orders and stay close to home during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The city, a popular destination because of its seaside views and proximity to the Golden Gate Bridge, last Sunday closed all city parking lots for weekends and holidays during the pandemic after what the Police Department described as “widespread neglect of unnecessary travel restrictions” on Saturday.
Electronic signs have been placed at both ends of Bridgeway, the city’s main thoroughfare, as well as the front road from US Highway 101 to Spencer Avenue to warn motorists about parking restrictions.
Any vehicles found parking in the parking lot over the weekend will be quoted. Residents, businesses and their employees can park on the street meter room and don’t have to pay the meter over the weekend if they have their parking permit displayed on their rear bumper or a card on the dashboard of the vehicle, police said.
Quotes for insignificant travel or violations of social distance carry a $ 500 fine, according to police.