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BAYWOOD BULLETIN MARCH 2022!

BAYWOOD COFFEE SOCIAL THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND, 9AM-11AM, BAY TREE PARK



Come join your neighbors as we gather this Saturday, April 2nd, 9am-11am, for our monthly Baywood Neighborhood Coffee Social atBay Tree Park. We're serving delicious Draegers breakfast pastries and Starbucks coffee free and without having to walk downtown:-)


These Coffee Socials have turned into a regular neighborhood event since we started them late last year. It's such a great way to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Cornhole has become a favorite game of kids at the Socials and so many great dogs have dropped by as well. That's what neighborhoods should be all about!


April's Baywood Coffee Social is being generously sponsored by Mr. Luis Vasquez, a Baywood neighbor and Realtor with Corcoran Global Living. Luis will be available to answer your real estate questions and wants to be a resource to our neighborhood. Thank you, Luis, for supporting our Coffee Social!


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 future events like this possible.


Bring your dogs, kids, bikes, scooters and sense of adventure! See you this Saturday, April 2nd, 9am-11am, at Bay Tree Park, 150 Dartmouth Road!





CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK APRIL 3-9 AT THE SAN MATEO PUBLIC LIBRARY


All lovers of libraries, celebration time is near! April 3-9 is National Library Week 2022 and the San Mateo Public Library has a wealth of great events and exhibits for you to enjoy. From a Tech Petting Zoo for hands-on demos of the latest cool tech tools, to a Reading Grove where "trees" will grow as readers add book recommendation "leaves," to poetry readings and jazz concerts...there's something for everyone!


Special Main Branch spotlights:

  • 2nd Annual Youth Poetry Contest Awards Night, Wednesday, April 6, 6pm;

  • Jazz with Charged Particles, Saturday, April 9th, 10:30am

  • Classical Music with Quatuor Daniel, Saturday, April 9, 3pm

There also will be a National Library Week Daily Drawing to win gift certificates to Amici's East Coast Pizzeria. Feed your mind, feed your stomach...join the fun at the San Mateo Public Library during National Library Week April 3-9!




SAN MATEO CITY UPDATES

CITY COUNCIL WILL DECIDE ON GENERAL PLAN LAND USE ALTERNATIVE AT MONDAY, APRIL 18TH MEETING

City Council, at their Monday, April 18th, 7pm meeting, will decide which Land Use Alternative to approve for the San Mateo General Plan 2040. This will have very important consequences for how San Mateo grows over the next 20 years. If you have any opinions about how San Mateo should grow, and what will be needed to support that growth, then plan to attend the April 19th Council meeting and/or send an email to citycouncil@cityofsanmateo.org. The three Land Use Alternatives under consideration (A, B and C) project San Mateo 20-year growth rates from 30% to nearly 54%. Land Use Alternatives B and C also include increased building heights in certain areas that would require San Mateo voter approval since they exceed the limits set by voter-approved Measure Y (2020). San Mateo residents are divided on which Land Use Alternative Map, or combination of maps, should be approved. Public outreach meetings led by the City found support for Alternative A (30% growth) and Alternative C (~54% growth). The Planning Commission has recommended the Council approve a combination of Alternative B (41% growth) and Alternative C (~50% growth). There was common concern, however, about how the chosen alternative would impact all other aspects of City life, from housing, water access and traffic to open space, public safety and demand on public schools. Find out more about the Land Use Alternatives at www.strivesanmateo.org or watch the following YouTube video of a previous Housing Element public education session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U67M-04Xjzs. Whatever your position, it is important that you make it known to Council so that they make a decision on our City's future that is well informed by the input of current residents. We will share the April Council meeting details closer to April 18th. Thank you.

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