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Baywood Bulletin for January 2022!

FEBRUARY 16TH, 7PM - BAYWOOD 2022 ANNUAL MEETING














Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 16th, 7pm, for our Baywood 2022 Annual meeting! We'll be virtual again this year so as many people can join as possible. Please RSVP at baywoodneighborhood@gmail.comand encourage all your Baywood neighbors to attend.

Meeting Details:

Zoom Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83886923571

Phone:

+1 669 900 9128

Webinar ID: 838 8692 3571


We'll start off with fun presentations from students from Baywood, Borel and Aragon. Then, Rick Bonilla, our Mayor, will present his vision for San Mateo and the opportunities and challenges he sees. It's a great time to ask him all the questions you have and tell him what's on your mind. Finally, we'll have a presentation about the Baywood Historic Building Survey being conducted. This will help us understand whether Baywood qualifies as a Historic District and will be important input into the San Mateo General Plan. Everyone in Baywood should be interested in the survey findings.


We hope to see you on the 16th and promise you'll be glad you attended!




A NEW NAME AND LOOK FOR YOUR ASSOCIATION


Our New Year's resolution was to better reflect the beautiful and diverse community that is our Baywood neighborhood. So we decided to change our name from "Baywood Owners Improvement Association" to "Baywood Neighborhood Association" and freshen up our logo. Our original name was created in the late 1920's when our neighborhood was formed. The purpose of the association then was primarily to improve the community for the betterment of the homeowners. Today, our association's primary focus is to enrich the wonderful community we call Baywood for all of our neighbors. From the fun events we put on, to our beautification projects, to the advocacy we undertake on behalf of Baywood with the City, we do it all to create the most welcoming, engaged Baywood neighborhood we can. We think "Baywood Neighborhood Association" better reflects this feeling. In updating our logo, we wanted to retain the beautiful old Bay Tree that is the heart of Baywood (see our Nov. 2018 blog post for a history of this amazing tree) while freshening up our look and feel to better reflect the friendly feel of our Baywood neighborhood. Take a look at our old and new logo...we hope you'll like the changes! Our website URL now is www.baywoodneighborhood.org, our email is baywoodneighborhood@gmail.com and our Facebook page is www.facebook.com/baywoodneighborhoodassociation (if you use any of our old contacts, you will be forwarded to the new ones). Please let us know what you think about the changes and please join our Baywood Neighborhood Association if you haven't already...thanks!






JOIN US FOR BACKHAUS TREATS, STARBUCKS COFFEE THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, 9AM-11AM, AT BAY TREE PARK


Come join your neighbors as we gather this Saturday, February 5th, 9am-11am, for our 3rd Baywood Neighborhood Coffee Social at Bay Tree Park. Our first two Coffee Socials was so successful, we think we might have a tradition on our hands (visit our blog to see more photos)! We're serving delicious Backhaus breakfast pastries and Starbucks coffee free and without a Saturday morning line:-) For energetic folks, we'll have a guided 1 - 2 mile walk around our beautiful neighborhood. Thanks to Backhaus and Starbucks for their sponsorship...please visit their San Mateo stores. Thanks also to the generosity of our neighbors who have signed up as BNA members. Everyone is always welcome, but joining our association at https://www.baywoodneighborhood.org/become-a-member-now will make more future events like this possible. Bring the dogs, kids, bikes, scooters and sense of adventure! Hope to see you this Saturday, February 5th at 9am, at Bay Tree Park, 150 Dartmouth Road!






SAN MATEO CITY UPDATES


IMPORTANT: ATTEND UPCOMING SAN MATEO GENERAL PLAN MEETINGS


San Mateo’s General Plan 2040 anticipates that, in the next 20 years, we will undergo an almost unprecedented level of population, jobs and housing growth. Even the most modest of the three alternative scenarios our City is contemplating looks at a population increase of 30%, jobs increase of 20% and a housing increase of 27%. The most aggressive alternative calls for population and housing growth exceeding 50% of 2020 levels. The impacts of this growth will be felt Citywide.


That's why we encourage you to complete the survey below, attend the following General Plan meetings, and ensure your voice is heard about what San Mateo's future looks like!


San Mateo Survey On Alternative Growth Scenarios For Our City:

https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/be6915723f404562ba093221c81021fd


Watch a "Creating the Preferred Scenario Workshop" to understand more about the alternative growth scenarios (there is a lot to understand!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U67M-04Xjzs


San Mateo General Plan Subcommittee Meetings:

Visit https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/3971/Agendas-Minutes-Public-Meeting-Portal closer to the dates of the meetings to view the meeting materials and access the General Plan Subcommittee (GPS) meeting links. Please attend these meetings, bring other San Mateans with you, and share your opinions!


GPS Meeting #8, Thursday, February 17, 6pm: Find out about the result of the alternative growth scenarios analysis and initial community feedback on the preferred scenario.


GPS Meeting #9, Thursday, March 3, 6pm: Hear the General Plan Subcommittee feedback on the preferred scenario and give your opinions.





WATCH MAYOR RICK BONILLA'S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

If you didn't get a chance to tune into San Mateo Mayor Rick Bonilla's State of the City address last Wednesday night, you can watch a replay of "San Mateo: A Sustainable Healthy and Equitable Future" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfi1lZh7SOU&t=174s. Learn about the City's response to the pandemic, recent infrastructure improvements, and how you can stay engaged in your community over the coming year.





HELP SAN MATEO SMALL BUSINESSES! DOWNLOAD AND USE THE SAN MATEO COUNTY "CHOOSE LOCAL" APP TODAY


San Mateo is participating in the County’s Choose Local San Mateo County program, a points-based app that rewards shoppers for supporting local small businesses. The easy-to-use mobile app enables shoppers to earn and redeem rewards automatically at hundreds of participating local businesses. Download the app for free from Google Play or the Apple Store and help support our San Mateo local businesses. #ShopLocal and help our downtown businesses recover!

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