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.)
By 2022, the City of San Mateo will be required to prevent all trash from entering the bay through our storm drains to meet mandates set by the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
- The new street sweeping routes are now being swept as of December 2017. Enforcement of No Parking signage will resume January 2, 2018.
- Starting December 20, you can view your new sweeping time on the new MyStreet web tool.
- Signs are still being installed in the area marked on the signage map below. For these streets, warning tickets will begin on January 2, and $41 citations will be issued starting February 1, 2018. Enforcement throughout the rest of the city will still begin on January 2.
Visit City of San Mateo website for more details:
SMC ALERT is an alert notification system used to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations. You can set alerts to send emergency and non-emergency text and voice messages to your:
- email accounts
- cell phones, smartphones, tablets
- voice messages to landline phones (home & work)
SMC ALERT is free. (Your carrier may charge you a fee to receive alerts on your wireless device). SMC ALERT is available in all cities and towns in San Mateo County. Please read the FAQ’s for more information.
City of San Mateo Private Sewer Lateral Cost Sharing Program – Begins again July 1st
Please visit the City of San Mateo website for information about the new private sewer lateral cost sharing program, for full lateral replacements only, in effect for the fiscal year (July 2017 – June 2018). Program information is available online.
Please note that funding is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Public remains critical of interchange project: Burlingame, San Mateo meetings invite community concerns over Peninsula Avenue plan
(San Mateo Daily Journal) Burlingame residents fearing a crush of neighborhood traffic invited through a reconfigured Peninsula Avenue/Highway 101 interchange expressed disdain for the project proposed to increase safety along the heavily-trafficked corridor.
Residents of the Lyon Hoag neighborhood and others adjacent to the proposed site for building a full interchange complete with southbound ramps claimed during a Tuesday, May 16 meeting, the Caltrans project would severely hamper their quality of life. Continue reading