City Council Weekly Digest

Apr. 14, 2017 - This week's stories

 • Peninsula Clean Energy enrolls 210,000 new customers and maintains 5 percent discount on electricity
 • Police employees engage in resilience immersion training
 • Construction of the Menlo Gateway hotel reaches a milestone
 • You’re invited to celebrate Earth Day at Bedwell Bayfront Park
 • Governor signs Executive Order to end the drought
 • Creating shade at Seminary Oaks Park
 • Pajama Night at the Belle Haven Library

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Peninsula Clean Energy

Peninsula Clean Energy enrolls 210,000 new customers and maintains 5 percent discount on electricity

Peninsula Clean Energy is San Mateo County’s official electricity provider, offering cleaner electricity at lower rates. Last year over 80,000 customers were switched to PCE-provided electricity, which is at least 50 percent sourced from renewable wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower generators. This is nearly twice...Click to continue

Police employees engage in resilience immersion training

Police employees engage in resilience immersion training

In June 2016, through the City Manager’s Office, Mayor Kirsten Keith (then Vice Mayor) and Chief Bob Jonsen met to discuss the value of Mindfulness training for law enforcement in light of recent national discussions in regards to the disconnect of the relationship between law enforcement and the public. Chief Jonsen followed up with the Mayor’s suggestions and met with law enforcement...Click to continue

Construction of the Menlo Gateway hotel reaches a milestone

Construction of the Menlo Gateway hotel reaches a milestone

The Menlo Gateway hotel, named Hotel Nia, has reached a milestone in the construction process. The last and highest steel beam has been put in place for the 196,000 square foot, 11 story, luxury hotel located on Independence Drive. The installation of the last steel beam and concrete roof concludes the construction of the major structural...Click to continue

You’re invited to celebrate Earth Day at Bedwell Bayfront Park

You’re invited to celebrate Earth Day at Bedwell Bayfront Park

Join us for this fun, family-friendly day at the park to raise awareness and build community through sustainable living. Bring the whole family to celebrate Earth Day Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bedwell Bayfront Park. Celebrate green living and learn more about water conservation, drought tolerant planting, alternative energy and much more! You can even get involved by participating in...Click to continue

Governor signs Executive Order to end the drought

Governor signs Executive Order to end the drought

On April 7, 2017, Governor Brown lifted the Jan. 17, 2014, drought declaration in most California counties (LINK). The Governor’s Executive Order B-40-17 (LINK) directs the State Water Board to maintain urban water use reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices such as watering during or after rainfall, hosing off sidewalks and irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians. While the drought is over...Click to continue

Creating shade at Seminary Oaks Park

Creating shade at Seminary Oaks Park

The Department of Public Works has taken steps to create more shade at Seminary Oaks Park. Multiple new trees were planted in strategic locations to provide long-term shade near pathways and benches. Commonly known as forest green oaks (Quercus frainetto), the new trees are drought resistant and will reach a mature height over 50’ tall. The recent installation of shade structures...Click to continue

Pajama Night at the Belle Haven Library

Pajama Night at the Belle Haven Library

The Belle Haven Library will host families from Belle Haven Child Development Center Friday, April 28 for a Pajama Night where the library will provide food, story time and a chance for families to explore and learn about the library. The staff at the library will provide information on library cards and events that will be happening at the Belle Haven Library. Families will also learn about Raising A Reader, an organization that gives out thousands of books to local preschool ...Click to continue

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