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  February 16, 2012
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TFPD.gifTiburon Fire Protection District Joins Nextdoor

The Tiburon Fire Protection District announced today that it will be using Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the first private social network for neighborhoods, to foster neighbor-to-neighbor and citywide communication. Starting February 14, 2012, Tiburon and Belvedere residents can use Nextdoor to create private websites for their neighborhoods where they can get to know their neighbors, ask questions, and exchange local advice and recommendations. Topics of discussion on Nextdoor are as varied as local events, school activities, plumber and babysitter recommendations, disaster preparedness, recent crime activity, upcoming garage sales or even lost pets.

“We are excited to be a part of a social network that will create a healthier, more engaged and stronger community. Having an avenue for safety messages that will target specific neighborhoods or the whole community is very advantageous”, states Jessica Power, Fire Prevention Specialist and Public Information Officer. “Nextdoor will allow the TFPD to communicate information such as Monthly Safety messages, upcoming CPR and First Aid classes, and emergency messages.”

Nextdoor was specifically designed to make neighbors feel comfortable sharing information with one another to help build stronger communities. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood. Information shared on Nextdoor is password- protected and cannot be accessed by those outside the neighborhood or found on Google or other search engines. In addition, Nextdoor never shares personal information with any third parties. Unlike an email listserv or other online group, neighbor posts are organized and archived for future reference.

“Nextdoor is a great communications channel for the DelMar neighborhood. Over 70 household have joined in the last month. The easy to use, secure platform has been used to share updates on the undergrounding project, photographs of the areas, favorite pets and historical information on the neighborhood. Residents have bought and sold items, offered babysitting services recommended local merchants and it even rallied the community to help out a family with a medical emergency. The participation through Nextdoor has been overwhelmingly positive”, says Director of Communications for DelMar Association Colin Crawford. “Nextdoor members who provide their mobile phone numbers can receive immediate emergency alerts via SMS messaging enabling the town , fire and police departments to quickly and effectively communicate with Tiburon residents.”

Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address. If Nextdoor is available in their area, they can immediately sign up. If a Nextdoor website has not yet been established for their area, active and engaged neighbors are invited to apply to bring Nextdoor to their neighborhood

CART Puts Focus on Buses...

The Community Action to Reduce Traffic (CART) Committee continues its work and analysis of the traffic on Tiburon Boulevard.  After conducting a survey of parents at the schools, the group puts some focus on bus use - a review of bus economics, reasons for using or not using the bus, bus availability, routing issues, cost, incentives, and impediments to change.

This is the first of several issues the CART Committee will focus upon as they evaluate the challenging issues.

Did You Miss Monday's Council Meeting?

Audio of Monday night's Council Meeting is available via the City's website - Meeting Audio.

Sincerely,

George Rodericks
City Manager


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Flood Zone Resources Web Page

Have you visited the Flood Zone Resources Web Page?  In addition to general information about the City's Flood  Zone, the site provides links to various online resources and documents that might be useful when considering property development in the Flood Zone.  The site is routinely updated with new links and data. 

For example, the most recent addition is the PowerPoint presentation by Stetson Engineer's on the ongoing local hydrology study. 

Visit the Flood Zone Resources Page

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marin-transit-logo.jpgTiburon Transit Begins Needs Assessment

Marin Transit has just kicked off the Tiburon Transit Needs Assessment that will look at existing transit conditions, identify travel patterns on the Peninsula, and develop and evaluate future mobility strategies to enhance the existing transit service within the communities of Tiburon, Belvedere, and Strawberry. A very important element of this study is the proactive engagement of local citizens as well as those who come to the Peninsula daily for work to understand current and future travel needs and challenges as they relate to mobility within the region.

The Marin Transit team will be reaching out to a diverse group of community members and visitors to conduct interviews, hold discussions, and conduct survey's to gather critical data that will aid in the development of feasible transit enhancements. A project webpage has been established on the Marin Transit website (and click the Tiburon Transit Assessment Survey link).

Following initial data gathering, a public meeting will be conducted in the spring to share some draft concepts for future transit that will be based on the information gathered and received through this survey and other discussions. Please watch for a meeting announcement and mark your calendars to share your thoughts on the draft concepts.

For project updates or to join the project mailing list, please visit the website or contact Marin Transit at 226-0855.

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MarinMap.jpgMarinMap Provides Local Online Resource
Visit MarinMap Online For Details!

For over ten years, all the cities of Marin and the County of Marin, along with several special districts, have made mapping and database public records available via a countywide geographic information system (GIS) through a Joint Exercise of Powers Authority known as Marinmap. There are over 80 datasets, including parcel lines and owner information, addresses, roads and road names, electoral and district boundaries, building footprints, streams, watersheds and flood zones, storm drain information, planning and zoning data, aerial photographs and terrain data. Data is kept current on a predetermined schedule. The public has access to all of Marinmap's growing dataset, both downloadable or viewable on Marinmap's website- www.marinmap.org. The agencies share data to work together on activities like coordinating road projects with traffic impacts, as well as map features that cross civic boundaries. New projects are being developed with regularity such as a community base map project that is a more accurate and more local version of Google Maps. For more information, go to the Marinmap website, or write to Wayne Bush, the Program director at wtbush01@gmail.com.

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CMCM.jpgCMCM.TV Provides Community Media Programming
Visit the Government Channel on Channel 27!

What is CMCM-Marin TV?

Marin TV provides southern Marin County with its own non-commercial community, educational and governmental cable channels. Available on Comcast 26, 27, 30, AT&T U-verse 99 and online on this site. The channels cablecast programming 24/7 to over 70,000 Marin households. We offer all residents of Marin low-cost training and the latest digital tools so they can create cable TV and online media. For schools, non-profits and government agencies, we provide special organizational services and fee-for-service production assistance. Marin is watching Marin TV – are you what’s on?

What's the Mission of CMCM?

The Community Media Center of Marin (CMCM) strives to educate and advance the way residents, schools and governments connect and strengthen our communities through media.  The Community Media Center of Marin empowers Marin residents, local schools and governments with the education and access to media production tools to communicate effectively with the Marin community through media.

Visit CMCM.tv for more info!

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Sincerely ,

George Rodericks
City Manager
City of Belvedere

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