Greetings North Central Neighbors,

The past few months the HANCSM board has been working together to adopt new technology and practices to benefit our community in the long-term. In 2017, we introduced our new website, a few new board members joined the team, and we undertook an effort to update the HANCSM bylaws.

At our upcoming meeting on July 27th at 6:30pm at the Martin Luther King Center, we are inviting members to approve the revised bylaws by vote. Please expect an update with the bylaw documents in the next few weeks. If you have any questions please feel free to reach us at hancsm@gmail.com.


Your HANCSM Board of Directors

Sewer Lateral Cost Sharing Program – Begins again July 1st

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.

Advisory: What You Need to Know This 4th of July

unnamed-1The San Mateo Police Department, in partnership with the San Mateo Fire Department and San Mateo Parks and Recreation, would like to wish all of you and your family a safe and fun 4th of July!  The 4th of July is an important day of remembrance, celebrating our freedom, and also a great time to say thank you to our armed forces and their families for the sacrifices they’ve made.

We would like to remind our community that fireworks are illegal in the City of San Mateo, including “Safe and Sane” fireworks, and there will be ZERO TOLERANCE.  We understand fireworks are colorful and fun when they go boom, but it is not worth the hefty $1,000 citation, injury, or fire hazard!  SMPD will issue citations to ALL parties found in possession of illegal fireworks.  As a legal alternative, Foster City and Redwood City both have wonderful firework shows.  For information please click the links below.

http://tinyurl.com/FosterCityFireworks  (Leo Ryan Park 9AM- 9:45PM)
http://tinyurl.com/RWCFireworks (2200 Broadway Street, Redwood City 7AM-10PM)

The Parks and Recreation Department want to inform everyone that Seal Point Park, Ryder Park, and Parkside Aquatic will be closed and barricaded at 6 PM.  These parks will be patrolled by Park Rangers, so keep in mind that the same firework laws apply to all city parks.  Your San Mateo Police Officers, Firefighters, and Park Rangers wish you a Happy 4th of July and hope your celebrations are safe and fun!

For full details, view this message on the web.

HANCSM Spring 2017 General Meeting Minutes

Thursday, April 27, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
725 Monte Diablo Avenue

6:30 – 6:45 PM    Greetings
6:45 – 7:30 PM     Rick Bonilla, Deputy Mayor of San Mateo
7:30 – 8:00 PM    Jennifer Martinez, Executive Director, Faith in Action
8:00 – 8:30 PM    Police Report: Todd Mefford, Area Lieutenant & Susan Manheimer, Chief of Police of San Mateo

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 by Tracey Kobayashi.  28 were in attendance.  Alex Greer, King Center, asked the attendees if they could complete a survey that King Center was conducting.  He left the forms and picked them up at the end of the meeting.  Amourence Lee spoke about the new website.

Rick Bonilla, Deputy Mayor of San Mateo, spoke about various issues that San Mateo is currently facing. These include the need for green space, the Peninsula/101 interchange and Poplar/101 exit, public transportation, including AC Transit bus across the San Mateo Bridge, Plan Bay Area 2040 and the disparity between new jobs and new housing (between 2011 and 2015, there were 53,000 new jobs but only 2,300 new housing units. Continue reading