City Council Weekly Digest

August 25, 2017 - This week's stories

 • Housing resource in San Mateo County -HIP Housing
 • Free shuttles through Willow-101 construction
 • City seeks consultant for communications plan and legislative advocacy
 • Planning Division Scans and Posts Historical Photos
 • Police continue to participate in mindfulness as it becomes mainstream
 • County of San Mateo Community Meeting - Santa Cruz Avenue Corridor Study
 • Recycle your eclipse glasses at the library

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Aug 26 to Sept 2
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Housing resource in San Mateo County - HIP Housing

HIP Housing, a nonprofit organization with over 40 years of housing experience, is reaching out to the community to promote its Home Sharing program. The Home Sharing program matches persons who have a room to rent in their home with people who are seeking housing. Clients must live, work or go to school in San Mateo County in order to participate. HIP Housing helps to connect people in living arrangements whereby a home seeker pays rent or exchanges help with cooking, cleaning and other household duties for reduced rent. There is no fee to participate...Click to continue

Housing resource in San Mateo County

Free shuttles through Willow-101 construction

Pedestrians and bicyclists wanting to cross the Willow-101 Bridge can take advantage of a free shuttle service during the interchange construction. Caltrans is providing this free shuttle service 24 hours per day to help people get safety across the bridge. Call 415-263-4000 to reach Bauer shuttle dispatchers and wait at the stop at Durham near Willow or at Newbridge near Carlton. Sidewalks are closed on both sides of Willow Road. Pedestrians are prohibited from crossing the bridge and bicycles are encouraged to avoid the crossing...Click to continue

Free shuttles through Willow-101 construction

City seeks consultant for communications plan and legislative advocacy

As part of the City Council Work Plan, the City Manager’s Office has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to help develop citywide communications program and a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide federal legislative advocacy in support of the City’s federal agenda. The purpose in developing a communications plan is to assess current strategies and develop a proactive approach in communicating information and marketing programs to the public...Click to continue

City seeks consultant for communications plan and legislative advocacy

Planning Division Scans and Posts Historical Photos

As part of the recent City Hall Renovation Project, the Planning Division uncovered a number of older photos that were worthy of preservation. After having them professionally scanned, staff has done some basic sorting/labeling and posted them to a public Flickr account for all to enjoy! Photos of interest include:1968 Downtown Building Survey, Other Downtown/El Camino Real, 1980s Construction, High-resolution aerials from 1969, Civic Center and Recreation, Parks, and Schools...Click to continue
Planning Division Scans and Posts Historical Photos

Police continue to participate in mindfulness as it becomes mainstream

Last week, the second wave of police staff participated in Resilience Immersion Training often referred to as “mindfulness” training. Mindfulness practice is quickly becoming a new preventative approach to stress management in all industries to include team sports, technological companies, entertainment, and has been introduced to Menlo Park Police Department by Richard Goerling of Mindful Badge. With a focus on mindfulness skill building to enhance self- awareness...Click to continue

Police continue to participate in mindfulness as it becomes mainstream

County of San Mateo Community Meeting - Santa Cruz Avenue Corridor Study

The County of San Mateo is hosting a Santa Cruz Avenue – Alameda de las Pulgas corridor community meeting on the evening of Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Oak Knoll Elementary School to get feedback on potential improvements for the corridor area. Since earlier this year, the County has been conducting a comprehensive corridor study along Santa Cruz Avenue - Alameda de las Pulgas between...Click to continue

County of San Mateo Community Meeting - Santa Cruz Avenue Corridor Study

Tot Lot Play Zone Resumes at the Arrillaga Recreation Center on Thursdays

Bring your children to run, jump, play, and socialize with other youngsters at our popular Tot Lot open play zone starting this fall on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 7! Tot Lot is an exciting weekly drop in program held at the Arrillaga Recreation Center in Burgess Park for preschool aged children from 2 to 5 years old. The program is offered weekly Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., September through June. Children will...Click to continue

Tot Lot Play Zone Resumes at the Arrillaga Recreation Center on Thursdays

Recycle your eclipse glasses at the library

We hope you got a chance to see the solar eclipse Monday morning. More than 700 people came out to the library, and it was wonderful to see the community learning and sharing together. If you have eclipse glasses left over from Monday’s wonderful event, they can be used for good. Astronomers Without Border is a nonprofit dedicated to building bridges across countries through science. They are launching a program to redistribute used eclipse glasses to schools in...Click to continue

Recycle your eclipse glasses at the library

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