THIS WEDNESDAY SEPT. 6TH: GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK!
SAN MATEO'S GENERAL PLAN 2040
Join The City of San Mateothis Wednesday, Sept. 6th, 5:30pm-8pm, at the Main Library Branch on 3rd to share your opinions on our City's future: housing and development, traffic, open space, public safety, our downtowns, seniors, youth and families...and so much more! In addition to the Citywide presentation, this Wednesday's Town Hall will have a special focus on District 1 (our District) and the City's plans to strengthen our Downtown and protect us from floods and wildfires
Our community and City staff have been working together for 5 years on this General Plan. Many of you have come to meetings and sent in comments on issues like housing, traffic, climate change and flooding, parks and recreation, traffic and how we grow as a city. Thank you.
This Draft General Plan is the result of all that work. The City wants feedback. How well does it reflect your ideas? What policies and actions should be a top priority for the City? It is important you share your feedback on the Draft General Plan before it is finalized.
If you can't make it this Wednesday, please join one of the other Town Halls about the General Plan 2040 that include time for questions and a follow-up discussion where attendees can share feedback. Each in-person Town Hall will have a focus on a particular District (Baywood is in District 1), but you can attend any/all of them.
Town Hall Schedule
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 6, 5:30pm-8:30pm (District 1 Focus)
Location: San Mateo Main Library, 55 W. 3rd Avenue
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 13, 5:30pm-8:30pm (District 2 Focus)
Location: Martin Luther King Community Center, 725 Monte Diablo Avenue
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 20, 5:30pm-8:30pm (District 4 Focus)
Location: Bayside School Old Gym, 2025 Kehoe Avenue
Date/Time: Thursday, September 28, 5:30pm-8:30pm (District 3 Focus)
Location: The Nueva School, 131 E 28th Avenue
You can read the San Mateo General Plan 2040 (or the chapters that interest you), see other pop up events, and leave your comments online at www.strivesanmateo.org. These Town Halls won't be Zoomed, so please try to attend in person.
Thank you for sharing this information with your friends and neighbors and attending the General Plan District 1 Town Hall, this Wednesday, Sept. 6th, 5:30pm-8pm, at our Library Main Branch to ensure we build the future San Mateo we all want!
SUNDAY, SEPT. 10, 2PM-4PM: BAYWOOD SUMMER SOCIAL AT BAYWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Get ready for the Baywood Summer Social...Baywood's best party and a celebration of all that is good and fun in our neighborhood!
Come over to Baywood Elementary School, Sunday, September 10, 2pm-4pm to hear jazz from our local students; eat It's It ice cream sandwiches and pizza from Amici's; play games, do face painting, and visit with our San Mateo librarians and Police.
There will be a give away of a $50 Amici's gift card every 30 minutes, so don't forget to join us. No need to RSVP; just bring your appetites and energy.
This is a great time for families, new neighbors or anyone living in Baywood to meet old friends, make new ones and enjoy beautiful Baywood. The 49ers have an away game that morning, so we hope all you football fans will show up:-)
Many thanks to our wonderful host, Baywood Elementary School Principal Amanda Driscoll. Thanks also to Amici's for always keeping us happy and well-fed.
We look forward to seeing everyone at our Baywood Summer Social, Sunday, September 10, 2pm-4pm at Baywood Elementary School!
TAKING A BREAK ON BAYWOOD COFFEE SOCIALS
We've had a great time getting to know many Baywood neighbors at our monthly Baywood Coffee Socials. Given the success of the recent tour of St. John's Cemetery, though, we've decided to pause the Coffee Socials and focus on organizing unique gatherings for you in Baywood and around San Mateo. As a result, there won't be a Coffee Social September 2nd at Bay Tree Park or on future 1st Saturdays.
Instead, we are working on a tour for Baywood residents of the San Mateo Police Department and another St. John's Cemetery tour. We want Baywood residents to enjoy the many wonders of Baywood and San Mateo. Please send us any ideas for places for future gatherings to email@example.com.
SAN MATEO CITY UPDATES
STORMWATER AND FLOOD PROTECTION PLAN APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL; $3 MILLION DOWNPAYMENT APPROVED TO PREPARE FOR WINTER STORMS
At the August 21st City Council meeting, after a detailed presentation, the Council approved $3 million to fund repairs to the City's infrastructure and increased maintenance work to prepare San Mateo for this winter's storms. Full details about the Community Storm and Flood Protection Initiative, developed in collaboration with San Mateo residents, can be found at https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/2288/Community-Flood-Storm-Protection-Initiat.
The results of this investment will benefit all San Mateo neighborhoods, including Baywood, where we suffered damage in January when San Mateo Creek overflowed onto Arroyo Court.
While this is a major step forward, the funding will cover less than half of what is needed to make the necessary long-term capital improvements. A November mail-in ballot initiative will ask voters to approve a $8/month fee to cover ongoing stormwater insfrastructure maintenance ( https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/DocumentCenter/View/91687/San-Mateo-Stormwater-Notice---Final?bidId= ). Additional capital improvement project funding also will be sought from the State and Federal governments.
These are large sums, but they are directed at keeping San Mateo safe. This is the fundamental duty of the City Council and City Staff.
MOVIES IN THE PARK START FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8!
Enjoy a night under the stars and watch a movie outdoors! Movies start at dusk (between 7:30-7:45pm). Enjoy activities by Mobile Recreation starting at 6:00pm! Popcorn, hot dogs, candy, and drinks will be available for sale starting at 6:00pm.
Date Park Movie
Friday, September 8 Beresford Park TBD
Friday, September 15 Dr. MLK Jr. Community Park TBD
Friday, September 22 Shoreview Park TBD
Friday, September 29 Central Park TBD
SEPTEMBER NIGHTS ON B ARE BACK! SEPT. 7 & 14, 6PM-8PM
Join all San Mateans Thursday, Sept. 7 and Thursday, Sept. 14, 6pm-8pm, for the return of the City's popular September Nights on B Street event series with free music and entertainment for the whole family!
Grab take-out from a local restaurant and join outdoor pop-up dining in Downtown San Mateo on B Street on the pedestrian mall between First and Third Avenues. The street will be transformed into an outdoor dining pavilion featuring tables and chairs beneath the twinkle lights. A children's play area will be offered at all events featuring a jumpy house, games, and other activities for fun-loving attendees of all ages run by the City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation Department. Beer and wine will be available for purchase on site. No outside alcohol allowed. Can't wait to see you at September Nights on B!
The San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the second annual Fall Fest on Saturday, September 30, from 10am – 6pm, on B Street. You won't want to miss the best outdoor block party on the Peninsula where there is fun for all ages in the heart of downtown San Mateo.
Enjoy a wide variety of music, entertainment, local arts and street vendors, gastronomical delights, and family-friendly activities as you stroll down B Street. Craft beer and cider as well as a selection of local wines will be available for purchase to quench your thirst. The event is free and open to the public. It is expected to draw 5,000 + attendees from throughout the Bay Area.
Downtown San Mateo is the heart of our community. It is the place where people come together. Come and join the Chamber and all of San Mateo on September 30 for Fall Fest and experience the very best of what our downtown has to offer!