PARTICIPATE IN THE BAYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE, SATURDAY, JULY 17TH!
We are so happy to announce the return of a neighborhood favorite: the annual Baywood Yard Sale on Saturday, July 17th, 9am-2pm! What better way to celebrate the start of summer and a return to "normal" than by giving your home a "late spring cleaning" and being a seller or buyer at the best yard sale around? We will update everyone if County health guidelines change, and we will strictly follow COVID-19 protocols. So start planning what you want to sell and what treasures you may be looking for! You've wanted to get rid of that set of chairs that don't fit in your family room, or you have slightly used toys that your kids don't play with any more. Make a list and plan to participate in the Baywood Annual Yard Sale. You can sell items from your front yard or go in with Baywood neighbors at one of their homes. This event always is a win-win. Baywood neighbors get to "spring clean" their homes while finding that "special something" that another neighbor is selling, and also helping our community. You can keep what you earn, or donate the proceeds to a charity of your choice, or to our program partners, the San Mateo Police Activities League and Samaritan House. Add your name to the list of families participating by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your name, address, telephone number, email, the summary list of items you want to sell and what you want to do with your proceeds. Your Baywood Owners Improvement Association (BOIA) Board will create a map of all participating sellers in Baywood, promote it on social media and have it available on July 17th. We have created banners and will place them around Baywood to get people excited about our great Baywood Yard Sale. It's super easy and fun to participate. Just let us know you want to participate and check back at our website for details and "tips for success." We are happy to answer any questions. Please share this email with your friends and neighbors and encourage them to sign up as well. Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and Baywood neighbors on Saturday, July 17th for a fun, safe and successful Baywood Yard Sale to celebrate our wonderful neighborhood!
4TH OF JULY CENTRAL PARK MUSIC CONCERT
What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with a concert in Central Park and the return of the San Mateo Summer Music Series? Pack up a picnic lunch and head on over to Central Park next Sunday, July 4th!
The concert will start at 11:45 with our National Anthem and a salute to San Mateo's essential workers. Then, from noon to 2pm, Club 90 will put on a great choreographed dance party show, featuring hits from the 70's on up to today. Listen and dance to hits from Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Usher, Rihanna and more!
Since there will not be any fireworks this year, let's make our own fun in Central Park...see you there on July 4th at 11:45am!
For a full line up of dates are artists performing in the 2021 San Mateo Central Park Music Series, check out https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/1367/Central-Park-Music-Series.
SIGN UP TODAY TO BE PART OF A SAN MATEO PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYWALK (C)!
Our San Mateo Public Library would like to partner with Baywood this August to host a STORYWALK (c) for families, children and all readers. STORYWALK (c) is a fun and simple program that has been run by libraries across the country. Residents along a street(s) in a neighborhood put up signs in their front yard with a page from a well-loved children's story. As you walk from house to house, you get to read the entire story. A map is provided so you know where all the STORYWALK(c) signs are. This is of particular fun to young children, but any lover of books can join in and STORYWALK (c) is guaranteed to put a smile on your face! We've all done a lot more neighborhood walking during COVID...let's keep that habit going in a new and enjoyable way! We will need a minimum of 15 homes, and a maximum of 34 homes, to conduct a STORYWALK (c). All you have to do is put a sign in your front yard. The Library and BOIA take care of the rest. Please email us at email@example.com if you would like to take part in a Baywood STORYWALK (c) this August. This is another great way to bring our community together, so we really hope you will raise your hand for STORYWALK(c) today!
SPECIAL BOIA OFFER: 15% OFF YOUR CURB ADDRESS PAINTING!
Hello BOIA members! We are pleased to announce a special opportunity to save on house numbers. We have negotiated a deal with Curb Appeal Addressing to give a 15% discount on painting your house number on the curb in front of your home. There is nothing as convenient for people looking in a new area for a specific house than having consistent numbering that is easy to see. Many Baywood owners have taken the opportunity to have their number painted on the curb, and now we can offer a special lower rate. This applies to either a new or refreshed numbers and will be available through the month of July. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to take advantage of this offer. Not a member? Join BOIA now at https://www.baywoodhomeowners.org/become-a-member-now!
SAN MATEO CITY GOVERNMENT UPDATES
IMPORTANT! CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO MOVE FORWARD WITH TRANSITION TO ELECTIONS BY DISTRICT: SHORT TIMEFRAME FOR PUBLIC INPUT
The San Mateo City Council voted at its June 21st meeting to approve a "Resolution of Intent" to transition San Mateo city elections from their current "at-large" large election model to a district format. If enacted into law, this means that, beginning with the November 2022 elections, San Mateo registered voters would select one City Council Member for their "district" (boundaries to be determined) rather than Council Members who represent all of San Mateo, i.e. "at-large," as we do today. This decision was brought on by a May 24th complaint letter received from attorney Scott Rafferty recommending the switch due to a lack of minority candidates in elections, which could violate the California Voting Rights Act, or CVRA. Due to the strict CVRA timelines, the change could be enacted as soon as this September 7th, although there is an opportunity for a 90-day extension, which the City is seeking in order to be able to include the results from the 2020 Census in the drawing of new election districts. This would be one of the most important changes in San Mateo elections in decades and it is very important that San Mateo residents provide their input on communities and criteria considered while drawing district maps. Mark your calendars to attend the San Mateo City Council meetings on July 6 and July 19 meetings to provide your input. Draft district maps and proposed election sequencing would be discussed at City Council hearings on Aug. 2 and Aug. 16. The Council would adopt the preferred map in an ordinance by Sept. 7 unless the 90-extension was granted. For a summary of the issue and actions taken, please read the June 25th San Mateo Daily Journal article by Curtis Driscoll. To review the City Council discussion on this issue, please watch the City Council June 21 Regular Meeting, starting at 2:25:39.
NEXT REAL TALK SAN MATEO ZOOM TUESDAY, JUNE 29TH, 6PM: DOWNTOWN AND HOMELESS OUTREACH UNIT
The San Mateo Police Department invites you to join them for their next episode of Real Talk San Mateo on Tuesday, June 29th at 6pm. They will be talking with members of the Police Downtown Unit (DTU) and Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) about the issues they see and are dealing with. There also will be guests from LifeMoves on the panel talking about how San Mateo Police and LifeMoves work collaboratively to provide services to our most vulnerable. San Mateo's Chief of Police, Ed Barberini, will provide a brief update on the status of the Police's upcoming Mental Health Clinician partnership and talk about a new Mindfulness program the department is taking part in. This should be a very informative session. Please watch either live on Zoom or streaming on Facebook Live. Panelists Chief Ed Barberini Lt. Matt Earnshaw Sgt. Anthony Riccardi Off. Carlos Garcia Ret. Officer David Johnson Steven Carey – LifeMoves Victoria Asfour – LifeMoves You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jun 29, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Topic: Real Talk San Mateo - DTU/HOT Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88012500563?pwd=ejE1MWk5M3p2dHg1QUNISUZGWW9wZz09 Passcode: 627154 Or One tap mobile : US: +16699006833,,88012500563# or +14086380968,,88012500563# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 Webinar ID: 880 1250 0563 International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcnJCbXHCZ
FILL OUT THE ANNUAL SAN MATEO PARKS & RECREATION SURVEY TODAY!
We love our San Mateo parks and all the great recreational opportunities and classes the City offers, but there always are new ideas to make them even better. Our Parks & Recreation team would like to hear your feedback on what you like about San Mateo's parks and the Parks & Recreation programs, as well as what could be done better and new programming you'd like to see. Please take this short survey by Tuesday, July 6th at www.bit.ly/parksurvey2021. Thanks and enjoy San Mateo parks!