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BAYWOOD BULLETIN QUICK NOTES


A FEW SPOTS LEFT! SIGN UP TODAY FOR TUES., NOV. 14 SPECIAL BNA TOUR OF THE SAN MATEO POLICE HEADQUARTERS

Sign up today for a private tour of our San Mateo Police Department HQ on Tuesday, November 14, 6pm-7:30pm!


We all know our San Mateo Police Department is one of the best on the Peninsula. But have you ever wanted to get a "behind the scenes" look at how they keep our City safe, get up close with all their latest crime-fighting technology, or see how they work with their K-9 companions?


Well, your Baywood Neighborhood Association has organized a private visit to the San Mateo Police Department headquarters on Tuesday, November 14th, 6pm-7:30pm, for the first 40 Baywood neighbors who sign up. Thanks to our Area Lieutenant, Glen Teixeira, for putting this special opportunity for us!


Sign up TODAY, or email baywoodneighborhood@gmail.com, as there are limited places. Then get your San Mateo public safety questions ready for Tuesday, November 14, 6pm-7:30pm, at the San Mateo Police Department HQ, 200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo.


Whether you are a family with curious kids, long-time residents who know some of our officers, or new neighbors, this is a great chance to understand how our City is protected and how your tax dollars are being efficiently and transparently spent. It's also a fun experience!


This is another in the series of special events organized by your Baywood Neighborhood Association to share more of what makes San Mateo, and Baywood, such a special place. Please share any ideas you have for 2024 events and encourage your neighbors who haven't already joined BNA to join us at https://www.baywoodneighborhood.org/become-a-member-now!






RETURN YOUR COMMUNITY FLOOD AND STORMWATER PROTECTION FEE BALLOT TODAY!

You should have received a mail-in ballot this weekend asking whether or not you approve a proposed monthly fee for community flooding and storm protection in San Mateo. This is a Citywide ballot and responses must be received (by mail or City Hall drop off) by Friday, December 17.


As shared earlier, your Baywood Neighborhood Association (BNA) supports this initiative to enact a monthly parcel fee of ~$8 to establish a dedicated City revenue stream to pay for ongoing stormwater infrastructure maintenance and modernization. We believe this dedicated funding source is necessary so we can upgrade and replace aging infrastructure and make sufficient preparations for what looks to be increasing winter storm seasons.


City Council voted touse $3 million of our Reserve Fund to prepare for this winter's storms, and our Public Works staff is hard at work doing that right now. But the City doesn't have the funds to handle the ongoing need.


This parcel fee, if passed, would start to be charged on your 2024 San Mateo property tax bill. It will be a dedicated line on the City Budget and expenditures and impact will be reviewed publicly by City Council on a quarterly basis to ensure accountability and accuracy. This dedicated funding, if approved, also will enable San Mateo to apply for larger State and Federal grants to tackle some of the large unfunded projects, e.g. dredging the Lagoon, that are critical to Citywide protection.


More information is available at https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/stormwater.


Thank you for your attention to this important matter. Please email us at baywoodneighborhood@gmail.com with any additional questions.






IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMITS

Residents who live within a Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP) area may apply for a 2024-2025 parking permit as of November 1. Current permit holders who wish to renew their parking permit sticker(s) and visitor permit must reapply for the next permit cycle. The new permit will be valid for two years (January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2025).


Current purple parking permit stickers and visitor permits will expire on December 31, 2023. There will be a 30-day grace period at the beginning of the two-year permit cycle to allow residents to obtain a new permit sticker.


Residents with access to the Internet are encouraged to apply online. Applicants without an email address and/or Internet access, or who prefer assistance, can apply in-person at San Mateo City Hall where City staff can assist. Applicants must bring all required documents to apply in-person.


Residents can apply/renew their permits online at www.cityofsanmateo.org/RPPP. Have the following ready before starting the application:


1. An email address

2. A current DMV driver's license for each resident requesting a permit

3. A current DMV vehicle registration for each vehicle

4. Proof of residency in a parking permit area for resident requesting a permit (Required if the address on the driver's license and/or vehicle registration is not located in a parking permit area)


This is an important benefit for those members of Baywood and surrounding neighborhoods who live in Residential Parking Permit zones.


Thank you for your cooperation!

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