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Baywood Bulletin September 2022: A Busy Fall Ahead!


IT'S EARLY HALLOWEEN AT OUR OCT. 1 BAYWOOD COFFEE SOCIAL!

Baywood always gets "in the spirit" of holidays year round. We're already seeing many homes decorating for Halloween. So, we thought, why not celebrate Halloween a little early at our next Baywood Coffee Social, Saturday, Oct. 1, 9am-1am in Bay Tree Park, 150 Darthmouth Road?

We invite everyone in Baywood (and our neighbors) to drop by our October Baywood Coffee Social inspired by Halloween. Bring your kids in costume! Bring your dogs (in costume or not)! Wear orange yourself...or come in full Halloween regalia! We'll provide delicious Starbucks coffee and Draegers treats to get things going and try to have some pumpkin spice and maybe a few pumpkins thrown in along the way for Halloween:-) While it still feels like summer outside, Fall is fast approaching. So let's celebrate an early Halloween together at our October Baywood Coffee Social on Saturday, October 1, 9am-11am, at Bay Tree Park, 150 Dartmouth Road. Hope to see you all there!





2022 HOME MAINTENANCE AWARD WINNERS CELEBRATED AT CITY HALL


Baywood Home Maintenance Award winners Chris Yeh and Jennifer Jacoby-Yeh were recognized, along with other neighborhood winners, at the Sept. 6 San Mateo City Council meeting, for their contribution to making San Mateo a beautiful place to live. The Awards, conceived and run by the San Mateo United Homeowners Association (SMUHA), highlight a home in each neighborhood that demonstrates commitment to maintenance and beautification. San Mateo Deputy Mayor, Diane Papan, presented each of the winners with a citation from the City expressing its thanks for their efforts. Chris and Jennifer also will host a "Best of Baywood" sign in their front yard for a year. Congrats, Chris and Jennifer!




Guest Speaker: The Half-Life of Freedom – Race and Justice in America Today

Join the City of San Mateo Public Library's African American Library Advisory Committee in welcoming Peabody Award-winning journalist Jelani Cobb who will speak at a fundraiser on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at the College of San Mateo. Cobb is a sought-after author, educator, and staff writer for The New Yorker magazine and a frequent contributor on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and PBS Frontline. Dr. Cobb's lecture addresses the intersection of race, politics, history, and American culture. Proceeds of this fundraising event will benefit AALAC educational and cultural events. Purchase tickets online or call 650-522-7898. We hope to see you there!





HAPPY ROSH HASHANAH!


We wish all who celebrate a Happy Rosh Hashanah and a fruitful New Year. Rosh Hashanah is a time when friends and family gather to celebrate their blessings and talk about the world they want to live in going forward. Shana Tova!





SAN MATEO CITY GOVERNMENT UPDATES



WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UPCOMING SAN MATEO GENERAL ELECTION

There is a Statewide General Election on November 8th, with ballots being mailed to all registered voters beginning approximately October 10. You should have received your General Election Official Voter Information Guide in the mail by now to understand the Federal and State candidates and initiatives on the ballot. There will be separate information mailed to you about the candidates who are on the ballot locally.


There also is a ballot initiative asking for voter approval to increase the City's existing real property transfer tax for properties sold or transferred for $10 million or more (Measure CC).


San Mateo is holding district elections for the first time, where voters choose only one person to represent their District on City Council, vs. the prior practice of voting for all 5 City Council members. The goal is to give greater voice and opportunity to participate in local government to more members of our community.


The City has set up a special section on its website, https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/2326/Elections, with a wealth of information about what's on the ballot. We encourage everyone to research the candidates and issues. Make sure to vote to make our community stronger.



IMPORTANT: SAN MATEO CITY COUNCIL ALL-CANDIDATE FORUMS SEPT. 28 AND OCT. 13

There will be at least two City Council All-Candidate Forums leading up to the Nov. 8 Election to give the public the opportunity to hear why each candidate is running and what they hope to accomplish on Council. People are encouraged to ask questions.

1) City of San Mateo-sponsored All Candidate Forum, moderated by the League of Women Voters


Date: This Wednesday, September 28


Time: 5:30 PM PT


Location: Council Chambers, San Mateo City Hall, 330 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo. Also on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85839136052?pwd=bktWUXVudnJxMnFxbXFTQzNDVjg3Zz09

This forum will be recorded. It will be made available afterwards on the City's Election website.


2) San Mateo United Homeowners Association (SMUHA) All Candidate Forum

All are welcome and you do not need to be a member to attend.


Date: Thursday, October 13

Time: 7:00 PM PT


Location: On Zoom


Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/w/86575884783?tk=v8PP0Jy_se2HckoYAe3KX5iH9lu2GodAm_MT5TbRD1c.DQMAAAAUKFMp7xZJQkRjMTJvZFFMR2RuWnRzWlZNc0R3AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA&pwd=ODhvWVNYcEJaWGNrZDFyTWZIT2VlUT09&uuid=WN_ryb8bjSYT_iuf5e_XAdk_w Passcode: 2022Forum


One Tap Mobile: +16699009128,,86575884783# US (San Jose) +16694449171,,86575884783# US


Join by phone: +1 669 900 9128


The forum will be recorded and made available afterwards at www.sanmateounited.org. Please send questions ahead of time to smuhainfo@gmail.com.


If there are any other Candidate Forums including District One, we will send out a special notice. While much attention is on the national election stage, don’t forget to VOTE LOCAL! Your City Council members represent your interests on a variety of local issues from land use policies like housing development, to funding priorities such as how much to spend improving local parks.


Thanks for participating!






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