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The Belmont City Manager has proclaimed a Local State of Emergency to protect the public health and safety caused by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). More information...

 

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City Manager's Weekly Update July 10, 2020

Post Date:07/10/2020 4:32 PM

The City of Belmont to Host Online Public Safety Listening Forum on Wednesday, July 15, at 6 p.m.7.15 Forum flyer
The goal of the forum is to listen to the community about the existing perceptions and experiences with the Belmont Police Department and the department’s interactions with the community.  This input will help guide the City’s efforts to advance policies and procedures that ensure safety and equity for all in Belmont.

How to Participate
The City is providing a number of ways for the community to participate in the public safety listening forum, in order to increase participation and ensure residents have an opportunity to provide input in the way that best suits their needs.

  • Provide Public Comments during the Forum:  Speakers MUST  be registered in advance details and the form are on City’s website
  • Send Comments by Email: To provide comments by email, please send to PSSC@belmont.gov in advance of the forum to be included in the written record.
  • Submit a Personal Interview: The City is collecting personal interviews in an effort to gather as many perspectives as possible. The Subcommittee Members recognize that not all community members feel comfortable making comments or sharing their stories in a public setting. Please contact Belmont City Hall at 650-595-7408 to make an appointment for a personal interview with Councilmembers Hurt and Mates.

Updates Related to COVID-19
It is more important than ever that we continue to provide services to the most vulnerable in our community, including our local seniors by continuing to provide meals, health screenings and flu shots.  Once the pandemic is under control, the City’s community facilities will continue to provide space for care and enrichment for youth, seniors, and families and could be used as an emergency shelter.

Currently, Belmont is not receiving any help from the State or Federal governments to address the health and financial impacts of the current crisis.  Belmont must continue to be self-reliant to push the community forward towards recovery and be self-sufficient in the event of any future emergency. 

Thank you for your cooperation and doing your part to keep our community safe and healthy over the last few months.  We are looking forward to keeping you up to date on our efforts for our own local relief and recovery.

Beware of scams
Unfortunately, criminals know that people may be expecting to hear from contact tracers, and they use this information to try to get your personal and financial information. Here’s a link to information about a text messaging scam involving contact tracing. As with any other time you hear from someone you do not know, do not give out your personal information, such as social security numbers, and never give out credit card or bank account information.

General Municipal Election Candidate Packets Available, July 13th 
The City of Belmont will hold a General Municipal Election on November 3, 2020. Two seats on the five-member City Council will be up for election, and the ballot will also include any measures that the City Council places on the ballot. The deadline for such action is Friday, August 7, 2020. Incumbents whose terms will be expiring are Councilmember Davina Hurt and Councilmember Tom McCune. There are no term limits in Belmont so incumbents are eligible to run for re-election. Read more

California Budget Story
The “final budget” was passed June 29, 2020. The Governor and Legislature will likely revisit the budget in August once the economic impacts of COVID-19 become clearer. Governor Gavin Newsom previously proposed large cuts to health and human services based on the assumption that federal aid will not fill in budget shortfalls. For the full story read here

Parks and Recreation

  • Camp SOAR is continuing to have an awesome Summer Go to www.belmont.gov/register for more info.
  • Agents of Discovery Returns July is Parks and Recreation month, that means Agents of Discovery is back! Download the free app at Google Store or Apple Store.

Public Works 

Information and Updates from our Community Partners

PG&E's Regionalization Plan
PG&E announced its emergence from Chapter 11, and as proposed they are making significant changes to how they do business. They are creating a new regional structure to serve their customers in their local areas.  To learn more about PG&E's proposal for regionalizing the organization read here 

PG&E Outlines Actions It’s Taking to Keep Customers and Communities Safe During 2020 Wildfire Season
As part of its ongoing efforts to further reduce wildfire risks, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has implemented a number of new and enhanced wildfire... Read More 

Apply for San Mateo County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Are you passionate about walking and biking in your community? Would you like to become more involved in improving conditions to support bicycling and walking in unincorporated San Mateo County? The San Mateo County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is looking for two residents among Districts 1, 2, 4, and 5 to join the BPAC. The deadline to apply is July 24th at 5 PM.

Press release with further information

Find out which district you are in

Online application form

Highway 101 Express Lanes Project
Nighttime ramp closures: Short-term nighttime ramp closures are possible the week of July 12th (between Monday night and Friday morning) in/near the cities of Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame, and Millbrae at the following locations (listed from south to north). Check changeable messages near the ramp for exact closure times and locations.

 

 

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