Carl Shapiro and his wife Helen were celebrated even back in the 70s for their devotion to social justice and representing low-income clients who otherwise couldn't afford a lawyer, including more than 20 death row inmates. Even though he always thought he might fall in the water, he relished the fight for lawsuit settlement agreements, first for the Gates Co-op with the County, and later for Galilee Harbor with the City.
South Forty is the only dock built without a war. because Michael Rex, Phil Frank and the other young professionals moving into Waldo Point Harbor amidst the constant protests wanted water, sewers and electricity. Instead of fighting, some paid rent in advance to finance the improvements and Michael persuaded the developer to incorporate resident ideas into the design. Michael has been using his skill of forming win-win partnerships on the Sausalito waterfront ever since. He is Galilee’s architect and today his office overlooks the harbor.