CHANGED DATE: THIS TUESDAY, JULY 18, 6-7:30 PM, CITY UPDATE ON FLOOD PREVENTION EFFORTS
Remember the terrible flooding we experienced in January at Arroyo Court, along San Mateo Creek and throughout San Mateo (see the photo above to jog your memory)?
Attend a meeting this Tuesday, July 18th (NOTE DATE CHANGE), 6 PM-7:30 PM, at the 3rd Ave. Library Main Branch, to get updated on the City's flood investigation, plans to protect San Mateo from future storms and flooding and what you can do to help. The City also will be looking for residents who experienced flooding to share their experiences and photos.
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 October/November supporting the introduction of an $8/month per household fee to protect our residents and businesses from flooding. Funding also is being sought from State and Federal sources.
Please join us this Tuesday, July 18, 6-7:30 PM, to learn more and voice your opinion. Share with your neighbors and San Mateo friends...all are welcome!
SAVE THE DATE: SAN MATEO GENERAL PLAN 2040, DISTRICT 1 MEETING, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6TH
After years of research and community outreach, the San Mateo General Plan 2040 will be published this week at https://strivesanmateo.org/. Please plan to attend a community meeting for all District 1* residents, Wednesday, Sept. 6th, in the evening at the Library Main Branch, to hear the recommendations for guiding San Mateo's growth.
The City will be asking the community if the draft plan reflects your ideas and to help prioritize what actions the City can take to address topics like:
- Climate change and sustainability
- Parks and public services
- Community design
- Public health and safety
- Housing and transportation
- And more!
This San Mateo General Plan 2040 will guide all initiatives in San Mateo for the next two decades, so it is important to be part of it. You can learn about the San Mateo General Plan 2040 effort: https://strivesanmateo.org/
Please mark Wednesday, Sept. 6th, and plan to attend!
*District 1 includes all areas of San Mateo west of El Camino Real from the Burlingame border to 23rd Ave. and Hayward Park and San Mateo Heights neighborhoods to the east of El Camino Real.
HOLD A NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BLOCK PARTY TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, TO HELP KEEP SAN MATEO SAFE!
Strengthen your community by knowing your neighbors, watching out for each other, and working together for a safe community. Sign up to host a National Night Out block party at (650) 522-7791 or email email@example.com.
For neighbors on or nearby Parrott Drive, please respond to this email for the address of the Parrott Drive block party!
National Night Out is an annual nationwide event designed to:
Raise crime prevention awareness;
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and unity;
Develop partnerships between the City and the community on the “block level.”
Be a part of strengthening your community by knowing your neighbors, watching out for each other, and working together for a safe community!
Is Your Neighborhood Watch block registered?
If your block is a Neighborhood Watch block and is registered to participate in this year's National Night Out, we will send a police representative to visit your event.
If your block is not currently part of Neighborhood Watch, this is a great opportunity to get your neighbors interested in joining this valuable crime prevention program.
Learn more about Neighborhood Watch
Need Ideas? Give us a call at 650.5222.7791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll help you organize your event and give you creative ideas for advertising it and getting your neighbors involved!
MUSIC IN THE PARK GOES COUNTRY THIS THURSDAY AT CENTRAL PARK!
Bring your dancing boots to San Mateo's beloved Music in the Park series this Thursday, 6pm-8pm, in Central Park!
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, 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, as well as Challenge Coins to help fund our Fallen Heroes Memorial.
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, AUGUST 5, 9AM-11AM, IN BAY TREE PARK
Celebrate summer weather (finally!) at the Baywood Coffee Social, Saturday, August 5, at Bay Tree Park, 150 Dartmouth Road. There will be 3 Bees Coffee, delectable treats, games for the kids and music for all.
Come hear about our planned Baywood Neighborhood Association special tour of the San Mateo Police Department and share your ideas about other special events and activities you'd like to see and help out with.