We are going to be hosting our next general meeting virtually and we encourage you all to attend. 👩💻👨💻
Meeting Date: May 28th Meeting Time: 7-8pm Location: Zoom – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71896011607 🍕 Update: Since we can’t deliver pizza to everyone, have something from a local San Mateo shop, as you are able.
Update from the Samaritan House team on the services they provide and ways you can help out.
Conversation on the San Mateo Safe Streets program and a city-wide COVID19 update from the city of San Mateo.
General neighborhood updates.
Reach out to the HANCSM board for any further information or questions.
Help our neighborhood’s flood improvement project move forward today! Please send the city council a message at firstname.lastname@example.org this afternoon urging them to approve this project on tonight’s consent calendar. Here is a template for you to use:
Dear Mayor Goethals and members of the City Council,
The North Shoreview Flood Improvement Project will protect our neighborhood from future flooding, and it is very important that you, the City Council, support the city staff’s recommendations on how to move forward with it today. Please support the city staff’s recommendation to negotiate a contract with more favorable terms with the lowest responsible bidder, Anderson Pacific Engineering Construction. Because the COVID-19 outbreak will likely lower some construction costs over the coming two-year implementation of the project, we should take the measures recommended by the City’s staff to safeguard our city finances whilel ensuring this project proceeds on its promised timeline.
A ‘yes’ decision today will allow the City to move forward with the project now, while saving the city money in what will likely be an uncertain economic time for the City.Taking this action will allow people in our neighborhood to save a lot of money, who are already taxing themselves and who will no longer have to pay high flood insurance premiums. This is a needed investment in our neighborhood’s sustainable and resilient infrastructure, and moving forward tonight will keep our promised timeline.
Sincerely, Your Name
Tonight the City Council will be making a very important decision affecting residents of our neighborhood. The North Shoreview Flood Improvement Project is up on tonight’s consent calendar for approval by the council. It is extremely important for our neighborhood that this project moves forward now, especially in light of the uncertainty of caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This engineering construction project will enhance the levees and flood control for the low lying areas of our neighborhood, removing parcels currently in the flood zone out of the flood zone. Please help us ensure this project moves forward by sending a comment to the city council by 4pm today!
S.A.S.H. – Shopping Assistance for Seniors who are Homebound This program is looking for both seniors to support and volunteers to help.
S.A.S.H. is a grocery shopping and delivery service for homebound seniors who are able to cook for themselves. A volunteer shopper will shop and deliver groceries to you on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Your volunteer will take your order and deliver your groceries the next day. You only pay for the groceries; there is no fee for the service. For more information on receiving service or volunteering your time, contact Amber Shong at (650) 522-7493 or email@example.com.
COVID-19 CALL CENTER Call 2-1-1 with all non-emergency and non-medical inquiries. The 2-1-1 information service also offers a text option. Text “coronavirus” to “211211” to receive useful information from the CDC. After receiving a return text message, residents can enter a ZIP code for county-specific health-related links.
Samaritan House Samaritan House, the Lead Core Agency in San Mateo County, will be open and providing essential services to low-income County residents as long as circumstances permit.
All Food & Nutrition, Free Clinic, Case Management (including rental and utility assistance, etc.), Coordinated Entry System for Homelessness Diversion & Placement, and the Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter are operating, although some access or availability may be restricted.
Please call 1 (650) 347-3648 first to see how to access these programs and for health screening before entering. Samaritan House will continue to provide “backbone” services to partner agencies throughout San Mateo County, including the disbursement of assistance funding through the Core Agency Network.
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County has money for rental assistance. Their coordinator for this program is Maria Chatterjee. Tenants can start the application process by calling her directly at 650-517-8939. They are all working remotely, so please leave a message at that number. Right now, they can only help tenants with March or April rent payments.
The City is updating the General Plan, which is a road map for the City’s future (through 2040). The General Plan contains policies that will be used by future decision makers regarding topics such as housing, transportation, safety, parks and open space, and how the city adapts to climate change. Community input is a vitally important part of the process to update the General Plan.
The General Plan project team are preparing draft alternatives which will be shared at community events in March. Come check out the draft alternatives at one of the Open House events and bring a friend!
Saturday, February 1: 11am – 1pm Saint James AME Zion Church 825 Monte Diablo Ave
The next census will be in April 2020 and we need to count all our residents. Participating in the census helps make sure everyone has equitable representation, funding, and resources. At the Kickoff, you’ll learn important information about how and why to participate in Census 2020. Join us to make sure everyone counts!
King Park will be open to the community starting Saturday, January 25th. Come and join us in celebration at 3pm and see all the improvements. This event is free and includes games and activities for everyone.
*Session may run over into the 7pm general city council meeting
City Hall Conference Room C 330 W. 20th Avenue San Mateo CA 94403
This study session will encompass three agenda items, the third item is on train horn noise.
City Council Appointments to External Agencies and Liaison Roles
Review the Draft 2020 Climate Action Plan
Train Horn Noise Progress Update
The City has been involved with formulating possible ways to mitigate the effects of loud train horns and establish a Quiet Zone. The third agenda item serves as a progress update on that front.
The session is open for public comment. It is important that if you would like to see action taken to reduce or eliminate train horn noise to show up for the discussion so that the city council is aware that it remains an item of high importance for the community and does not fizzle out.