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BAYWOOD BULLETIN END OF JUNE 2023 EDITION

SHARE YOUR BAYWOOD HOME MAINTENANCE AWARD NOMINEE BY THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 30!

BNA Board Member Lisa Diaz Nash with 2022 Baywood Home Maintenance Award Winners Virginia and Chris Yeh


It's that time of year again to nominate the Baywood homes that best exemplify our beautiful Baywood community. Neighbors have taken such great care of their homes all throughout the pandemic. Now is the time to spotlight all their hard work and say thank you!


We encourage all Baywood residents to send your Home Maintenance Award nominations to baywoodneighborhood@gmail.com. Nominations should include:

  • Resident name(s)

  • Resident contact information (if known)

  • Street address

  • A high resolution (at least 300dpi) color photo of the home; and

  • One sentence about why you think this home should win the Award

The deadline for nominations to be received is this Friday, June 30, so start nominating now!


Your Baywood Neighborhood Association Board of Directors will choose the winning home and submit it to San Mateo City staff. The winner will be recognized, along with the winners of the other San Mateo neighborhood association home maintenance awards, by the San Mateo City Council at an end of summer meeting. The winner also will receive a $100 gift certificate to the San Mateo local merchant of their choice.


So, please nominate your favorite(s) by this Friday, June 30, and let's celebrate what a beautiful and friendly place Baywood is!






BAYWOOD ANNUAL YARD SALE A BIG HIT WITH ALL!


Great photos...and treasures...from our June 17th Baywood Yard Sale. Thanks to our 20+ sellers and the countless neighbors and visitors who stopped by! Thanks to BNA Board Member Mark Grieco for organizing such a great event.


Reports are that sales were heavy and conversations and catch ups were fun. That's what a neighborhood is all about!


For those sellers who have additional items to sell or couldn't participate, there will be a San Mateo Citywide Yard Sale Friday-Sunday, July 21-23. For more information, please check out https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/3034/Citywide-Yard-Sale.


Mark your calendars for next year's Baywood Yard Sale and a great chance to "June-clean" your home!






THE 2023 MUSIC IN THE PARK SERIES HAS STARTED!

San Mateo's beloved Music in the Park series started this past Thursday night with Native Elements playing their reggae-inspired music to a big crowd of dancers, picnic'ers, families and overall music lovers.


This free series is open to all, runs every Thursday evening in Central Park through August 10th, and features a different band and style of music every week:

  • Thursday, June 22 - Native Elements (Reggae)

  • Thursday, June 29 - Pop Fiction (Top 40/Dance Party)

  • Thursday, July 6 - Flambeau (Cajun/Zydeco)

  • Thursday, July 13 - Stung (Police/Sting Tribute Band)

  • Thursday, July 20 - Electric Rodeo (Country)

  • Thursday, July 27 - Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor (Latin)

  • Thursday, August 3 - Department of Rock (Rock Party Band)

  • Thursday, August 10 - Bud E. Luv Orchestra (Swing/Big Band/Party Mix)

8 great San Mateo restaurants are selling delicious bits and the San Mateo Parks and Recreation Foundation is selling wine and beer. So grab a blanket, find your favorite spot and enjoy one of San Mateo's greatest events. We dare you to keep your toes from tapping and your face from smiling!






NEXT BAYWOOD COFFEE SOCIAL IS SATURDAY, JULY 1, 9AM-11AM, IN BAY TREE PARK

After a fantastically successful and fun June Baywood Coffee Social at St. John's Cemetery, we'll be back at Bay Tree Park, 150 Dartmouth Road, on Saturday, July 1st, 9am-11am, with 3 Bees Coffee, Draegers treats, games for the kids and music for all.


Mark your calendars and help us start the 4th of July weekend the Baywood way!






SAN MATEO CITY UPDATES

IMPORTANT: PREPARE AGAINST WINTER FLOODS BY ATTENDING JULY 19 MEETING ON COMMUNITY FLOOD AND STORM PROTECTION INITIATIVE


It has been less than 6 months since the serious flooding many of our residents experienced in January. In Baywood, residents near Arroyo Court and the San Mateo Creek suffered the most immediate damage (see photo above).


The City has performed extensive research on the causes of the flooding and what can be done to prevent or mitigate future floods. While the NY's storm was a "once in 300 year event," we can expect more intense storms in coming years due to climate change. These storms will increase the risk of flooding in ALL San Mateo neighborhoods, not just those near the Bay.


One of the main issues is the aging stormwater drain infrastructure across the City (50+ years old) and the lack of sufficient staff to maintain the drains, catchments etc. to ensure maximum readiness for future storms. The City, as a result, has prepared a comprehensive Community Flood & Storm Protection Initiative that aims to replace this out-dated infrastructure and strengthen our maintenance capabilities.


After 2 community surveys, San Mateo City Council approved a mail-in ballot this Fall supporting the introduction of an $8/month per household fee to protect our residents and businesses from flooding. While this will only cover half of the needed infrastructure investment, it is a strong Phase 1 step to give our community the flood protection we need. Funding also is being sought from State and Federal sources.


Public Works staff will present on the Initiative on July 19, at our Library Main Branch (Oak Room). They will cover the NY's storm analysis, the Community Flood & Storm Protection Initiative and what the proposed fee will enable the City to do to protect our residents and businesses. Please save the date and make every effort to attend. It is critical for the protection of our Citywide and Baywood communities to understand the issues and the proposed solutions.


Please share this information with your neighbors and San Mateo friends.


For more information on the Initiative, go to www.cityofsanmateo.org/stormwater or email publicworks@cityofsanmateo.org.







WELCOME SAN MATEO'S NEXT CITY MANAGER, ALEX KHOJIKIAN, AND THANK CURRENT CITY MANAGER DREW CORBETT AS HE RETIRES


After nearly 5 years of outstanding years of service, San Mateo City Manager Drew Corbett will be retiring on June 30th. The City Manager position is the leader of all City operations, overseeing the provision of all City services and ensuring that City Council policies are implemented. City Manager Corbett performed all his responsibilities with great ability. He also led the City through the COVID pandemic, re-inventing how City services are delivered and maintaining City service levels while keeping City staff intact and motivated. We owe City Manager Corbett a debt of gratitude and wish him well in his future endeavors. Thanks, Drew! After an extensive national search, the San Mateo City Council has approved the hiring of Alex Khojikian to be San Mateo's next City Manager as of August 21. Alex is an experienced local leader with a passion for public service, currently serving as Redwood City's Assistant City manager. He is familiar with all the issues and opportunities facing San Mateo and will be able to add value to our community from Day 1. One thing about Alex's experience that will please Baywood residents is his strong belief in the vital role of neighborhoods. While in Redwood City, Alex worked to revive the community's 17 neighborhood associations and currently partners with them on many City initiatives. The Baywood Neighborhood Association will hold a meeting this fall to introduce Alex Khojikian and to let him hear from you how he can best serve San Mateo. In the meantime, you can learn more about Alex' appointment and the role of the San Mateo City Manager at https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/DocumentCenter/View/91111/Experienced-Leader-Chosen-as-San-Mateos-Next-City-Manager-61423?bidId=. Thanks for welcoming Alex to San Mateo!

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