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BAYWOOD BULLETIN JANUARY 2021

Please save the Date for BOIA's Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 24th, 6:30pm-7:30pm, via Zoom! Students from Baywood Elementary School, Borel Middle School and Aragon High School will entertain us and show us how they continue to learn and grow in the midst of the pandemic. San Mateo Mayor Eric Rodriguez will share the highlights of his 2021 State of the City address and how he plans to help San Mateo rebound stronger. San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Cheryl Angeles will share what is being done to help our Downtown San Mateo small businesses and how you can help. Your BOIA Board will update you on our 2021 plans and how you can get involved. Given the many COVID-19 restrictions, it is more important than ever to come together as a community. Please join us, bring your family members, share this announcement with your neighbors and encourage them to attend. Thank you so much and see you on Wednesday, February 24th, 6:30pm-7:30pm! We will provide the Zoom details in an email closer to the day. For now, please save February 24th, 6:30pm-7:30pm. and ready your questions for our guests. And plese email baywoodhomeowners@gmail.com with any questions. Thanks!

2020 Baywood Holiday Lights Winner


AND THE WINNER OF THE 2020 BAYWOOD HOLIDAY LIGHTS AWARD IS...


Holiday Lights shines on Baywood Knolls this year! We are so pleased to award the 2020 Baywood Holiday Lights Award to Matt and Sarah Klimek of Nevada Avenue in Baywood Knolls. Matt and Sarah, and their two young children, really got into the holiday spirit as they decorated their house. This was their first Christmas in Baywood and they made the most of it. Their neighbors were so glad they were part of the neighborhood. We second that emotion! As part of their award, the Klimeks chose a $100 gift certificate to Joy Sushi on South B Street and are looking forward to some delicious sushi. Your Baywood Owners Improvement Association (BOIA) holds the annual Baywood Holiday Lights Award to celebrate all that our Baywood neighbors do during the holidays to make Baywood a place for everyone to celebrate. Thanks to everyone who put up lights this year and gave us something to smile about in this challenging year!


A BAYWOOD HIDDEN GEM: ARROYO COURT PARK



Did you know we have a California Historical Landmark in our Baywood neighborhood? Landmark #47, known as the ANZA EXPEDITION CAMP, is located in Arroyo Court Park just a block away from our beautiful San Mateo Public Library on 3rd Avenue & Dartmouth. Dedicated in October 1949, this landmark memorializes when Captain J.B. de Anza camped in the park in 1776 after exploring the Peninsula and selecting the sites for the Mission and Presidio of San Francisco. The monument is just one of the enticing elements of Arroyo Court Park. The San Mateo Creek flows through the entirety of the park and provides a welcome home for ducts, butterflies and other little creatures. The natural habitat and vast array of native California trees bring shade and a welcome bit of solitude steps from Downtown. Swing on by and enjoy the park. BOIA will be working with our San Mateo Parks and Rec Department to give the park a bit of "spring cleaning." Please let us know if you want to help!


SPECIAL NOTE: We hope you are enjoying our monthly Baywood Bulletin. From all of us at BOIA, we wish you, your family and friends a healthy and happy holiday season. Thank you for observing all County and City COVID-19 recommendations so we all can stay safe and look forward to a hopeful 2021! Please share your Baywood Bulletin with neighbors and encourage them to sign up for the Baywood Bulletin to learn the latest neighborhood and City news.

Thank you to everyone who has paid their annual BOIA dues to help pay for the news and activities you read about in the Baywood Bulletin. There are three levels of dues: Gold: $130, Silver: $80 and Basic: $30. If you haven't had a chance to pay your dues yet, we would be grateful if you could send a check to: Baywood Owners Improvement Association PO Box 349 San Mateo, California 94401-0349 Thank you so much and Happy Holidays!


SAN MATEO CITY GOVERNMENT UPDATES

ATTEND CITY COUNCIL MEETING, TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 7PM, TO VOICE YOUR OPINION ON THE SHAPE OF SAN MATEO'S FUTURE GROWTH


San Mateo is restarting its General Plan 2040 process with the completion of the 2020 election, the announcement of new State targets for regional housing levels and the passage of Measure Y which maintains current height and density limits in San Mateo and requires a minimum 10% inclusionary affordable housing requirement in new projects. There are a number of challenges this combination presents our City, as well as an important opportunity for San Mateo residents to become involved in the General Plan process and influence the future direction of our City. Please attend Tuesday night's City Council meeting via Zoom to educate yourself on this critical topic and learn about additional chances to voice your opinion. To join via Zoom – click here: Tuesday, January 19, 2020 Zoom Meeting To join via telephone: (408) 638-0968 Conference ID: 886 2229 6836 Passcode: 879281


San Mateo City Newsletter The City of San Mateo has a City-wide eNewsletter where you can find information about upcoming activities, events, projects, initiatives and more. Brought to you from the City Manager's Office, this newsletter includes information from the Community Development, Fire, Library, Parks and Recreation, Police and Public Works departments. Please visit the email notification page to sign up for future newsletters. Check out the latest City news and e-newsletter here.


ABOUT BAYWOOD OWNERS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION (BOIA)


Love your Baywood neighborhood? Want to get to know your neighbors and make Baywood an even better place to live? Please consider joining the BOIA Board. We are a small group with big plans for Baywood! Whether you’re interested in some of our Beautification projects (e.g. Best of Baywood), would like to organize neighborhood get-togethers like our Baywood Social, or would like to help represent Baywood to other neighborhoods and City government departments, we would love to have you join us. Our BOIA Board meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7:30pm-9:00pm. We welcome any interested Baywood resident to come to one of our meetings to see what we're up to and share your ideas for how to make Baywood the best neighborhood. Please contact Michael Nash at baywoodhomeowners@gmail.com or 650.400.6274.

To subscribe to the Baywood Bulletin, please email your name, email address and physical address to baywoodhomeowners@gmail.com.

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