Flooding in our neighborhood is a serious problem and some of us have seen manholes pop off the street and sewers overflow! The City is asking voters in the affected flood zone (in North Central and North Shoreview) to support an annual assessment fee of about $107 that will help fund upgrades to the levees and pump stations. These improvements should remove some houses in our neighborhood from the FEMA flood zone and lift the insurance mandates that entails. The proposed assessment fee is much less than the cost of flood insurance. This initiative could save home-owners a lot of money in the long-run and help fund critical infrastructure upgrades that protect our neighborhood from flooding.
You might also ask about the timeline for construction. Do we still need to buy flood insurance? What happens if this assessment doesn’t pass? Is there a precedent for this kind neighborhood-specific fee?
Join us at the HANCSM Winter General Meeting, Thursday February 22nd at 6:30pm @ King Center to learn more from Public Works and get your questions answered.
(Read the Official Ballot Information.)
Join the Women’s March Anniversary Event on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in San Francisco, Oakland, Pacifica and San Jose.
Each year the City of San Mateo prepares an Annual Action Plan that identifies activities that are important to the San Mateo community and can be funded with federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Planning is taking place for a new five year Consolidated Plan for 2018-23 as well as the Action plan for 2018-19. CDBG has several eligible funding categories including public service grants to non-profit agencies, affordable housing, and community development activities.
We are asking the community to identify the highest priority needs in our city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. You are part of that process and the Community Relations Commission would like to hear from you about what you think are the most important needs in the community. If you are unable to attend the Community Needs Workshop on November 18, please complete the online survey. The Commission will take feedback from the workshop on November 1 as well as the coming workshop on November 18 and all survey responses to identify priorities for funding in the coming years.
For more information, or if any issues arise with the survey, call the Neighborhood Improvement and Housing Division at 522-7229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The flyer is available for download: Needs Assessment Flyer.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
725 Monte Diablo Ave, San Mateo
or take the online survey!
Cast your ballot today to elect 3 city council members and 3 school board trustees:
City Council Member Candidates – 2017 Election
Recording of the city council candidate forums
School Board Member Candidates – 2017 Election
SMFC PTA Council-hosted candidate forum
Our polling station for Precinct #2629 & 2630 is open until 8pm at
Martin Luther King Center
725 Monte Diablo Ave, San Mateo
You can check your voting status online at ShapetheFuture.org/MyElectionMaterials
- Confirm your registration status
- Find your polling place
- View/print your voter pamphlet
- Track & confirm your ballot
- Request a Vote by Mail ballot
For more information visit: https://www.shapethefuture.org and download the Voter Guide 11-7-2017 to read about the candidates and ballot measures.
Find your polling place, check your voter registration status and download your voting materials here: https://www.shapethefuture.org/MyElectionMaterials/
A General Municipal Election was held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 for the purpose of electing 3 council members to fill the offices now held by David Lim, Rick Bonilla and Joe Goethals to serve 4-year terms, all commencing December 4, 2017. Candidates are listed below in the order of the randomized alphabet sort conducted by the Secretary of State.
October 3, 2017
7pm @ City Hall
330 West 20th Ave, San Mateo