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Belvedere E-Newsletter
March 4, 2015
In this Issue
From the City Manager
Mary Neilan

Yellow Bus Challenge 2.0 - We're on our way!
Last  week, the City of Belvedere and Town of Tiburon both agreed to support a program to expand local school bus service and subsidize bus passes for the 1,500 students in the Reed Union School District. The purpose of the program is to encourage families to use the bus service rather than cars to get their children to and from school, reducing peak hour traffic congestion on Tiburon Blvd.

Many more bus routes will be available for students that shorten the distance from home to bus stop and reduce the total time students spend on the bus. This, along with a price cut of nearly 50% is expected to result in a significant increase in the number of passes sold. And selling more passes is the first step in achieving the program goal.

But beyond the initial purchase, families must commit to actually using the bus! And why wouldn’t they? Imagine the time saved by not having to drive to one or more schools twice a day when traffic is at its worst. The program has been designed to alleviate parents’ concerns about convenience, safety and cost. Both City and Town are hopeful that in return, parents and students will give the bus a try, for the betterment of the entire peninsula.

RUSD will begin selling bus passes in late April. Additional information about pricing, maps of the new routes and a list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found at

utilityUtility Work Ongoing

Yes, they’re still at it! The gas pipeline replacement project continues on San Rafael Ave and there are a number of other PG&E projects happening in the City, addressing minor gas leaks detected during a citywide survey conducted last month. MMWD’s water line replacement project also continues to impact traffic, (Beach Rd. closure scheduled for Thursday March 5) as they work to replace aging infrastructure in various locations around town.

Safe, reliable and efficient utility service is the ultimate goal. Thank you for your patience as these projects finish up over the next few weeks and drive carefully!

Road Closures

Belvedere Cove Foundation Auction

RBRA Anchorage Workshop

Commission on Aging Lecture

Standup Paddle Board Race

The Ranch
Bunny Hop and
Egg Scramble

Quick Links

City's Website

Website Calendar

Get Ready 94920

Bel-Tib Library

The Ranch (Recreation)

Reed Union School District

Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

County of Marin, 3rd District

Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society

Belvedere Community Foundation

Marin Transit Rte 219 Shuttle

Upcoming Meetings
  City Council
March 9, 6:30 PM

Parks & Open Space Committee
March 12, 4:00 PM

Planning Commission
March 17
, 6:30 PM

Stay up to date on meeting times and cancellations and view agenda packets on the City's Website.

Upcoming Road Closures at Beach Road

To complete the Marin Municipal Water District Pipeline Improvement Project in Belvedere, it will be necessary for the contractor to close the road at #172 - #201 Beach Road on the following days and time:

March 5, 11, 12, 13 & 16
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions regarding the road closures, please contact City Hall at 1-415-435-3838.

The Belvedere Cove Foundation's 4th Annual Auction & Dinner
Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The San Francisco Yacht Club

We hope you will join us for a very special night! The Belvedere Cove Foundation remains committed to young sailors and the future of the sport - whether it be helping an experienced high school skipper travel to an international event or aiding a low income youngster get out on the water for the first time. We strive to help all who seek to reach their dreams.

Our 4th annual Auction and Dinner on Tuesday, March 10th at The San Francisco Yacht Club is dedicated solely to youth sailing. Browse the silent auction during cocktail hour and bid on items such as sporting event tickets, sailing gear, vacation getaways and fabulous wine. The live auction takes place during the sit-down dinner in the dining room with even more items to bid can expect spirited and lively bidding wars to win fabulous items!

This event sells out every year, so be sure to RSVP soon. Tickets are $100 per person. You may call The San Francisco Yacht Club directly to make your reservation at (415) 435-9133 ext. 10 or email the banquet staff: For more information, please visit

Richardson's Bay Regional Agency Presents
Anchorage in Jeopardy - Issues of Concern
Saturday, March 14, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The Bay Model, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito

The Board of the Richardson's Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) invites all members of the community to participate in a workshop to explore the many issues confronting the Richardson's Bay Anchorage. The workshop will be held the morning of Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Bay Model in Sausalito, from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM.

Richardson Bay, home to boats, boaters, and marine wildlife, remains a scenic part of our maritime heritage and has provided safe anchorage for boats for over a century. Today, it is one of the last remaining anchorages in San Francisco Bay. Redwood City cleared its sloughs of anchored vessels in 1997. The closure of the Alviso Slough followed, then Clipper Cove at Treasure Island, the delta shore of Contra Costa County and most recently, the Oakland Estuary in 2013.

Richardson’s Bay has seen an increasing number of vessels arrive as other anchorages around the bay have closed, and the impacts of the economic downturn have contributed to a dramatic increase in the number of abandoned and derelict vessels.

This facilitated workshop will gather diverse members of the Richardson Bay community to explore the many issues affecting the Bay and the people who live and work on and around the anchorage.  The Board seeks community input from all stakeholders to prioritize the issues and work together to seek solutions.

Marin County Commission on Aging Lecture
"Best Practices in Long-Term Care"
Thursday, March 12, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Margaret Todd-Hill Community Room, 1560 Hill Road, Novato

Learn about ways to reduce social isolation and loneliness of residents in long-term care facilities by promoting friendships through volunteer visits and experiencing the power of connections. Examine the value, principles, and practices of the Cultural Change movement, including projects to improve dementia care in skilled nursing facilities in California. Understand the goals, approach, services and support provided by Project Independence and the implication of care transitions for individuals being discharged from skilled-nursing facilities to home.

Our speakers are Richard Jensen, MBA, Executive Director LITA (Love is the Answer), Jennifer Mongosong-Shankle, MS, Program Director, California Cultural Change Coalitions, Donna West, MPH, PHN, Senior Public Health Nurse, Marin County Aging and Adult Services.

Tiburon Waterfront Standup Paddle Board Race
March 28, 2015


Tiburon's first ever standup paddle board race! Come out to test yourself, while enjoying incredible views and a great day on the bay! Sign up for the 2.5 or 5 mile course, three groups of skill levels, all beginning and ending at Tiburon's iconic Sam's Anchor Cafe.

Athletes must bring their own equipment, including a life jacket and board leash. The registration fee is $30 and includes complimentary parking for athletes during the race.

The registration time for athletes is 8:00 AM, with race times staggered at:
  • Advanced (5 mile course) - 9:10 AM
  • Intermediate (5 mile course) - 9:20 AM
  • Beginner (2.5 mile course) - 9:30 AM

This event is hosted by Desolation Outdoors, Sam's Anchor Cafe and the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. To register click here, or visit the chamber of commerce for more information.

The Ranch Presents: Bunny Hop and Easter Egg Scramble
Saturday, April 4, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Belvedere Community Center Park

Easter Egg Hunt - $5/child
4 hunts during the event grouped by age:
10:30 AM - 2 and Under w/ parent (on the grass)
10:30 AM - 4 and 5 (on the playground)
11:15 AM - 2 and 3 (on the grass)
11:15 AM - 6 and up (on the playground)

Carnival - $1/ticket
Attractions include life sized Candyland, Easter Bunny, Magician, Carnival Games, Jump House & Face Painter.

Prize Booth
Eggs are filled with small toys and candy. Each empty egg can be turned in for a prize ticket to be used at the prize booth. Win prize tickets at the carnival games to be used at the prize table.

Pre-Sale Packages
Buy your event package before the event and pick up your package at Dairy Knoll or at will call!
  • Bunny Hop Package: $10/child. Includes wristband for age appropriate egg hunt and 10 carnival tickets.
  • Eggstravaganza Package: $15/child. Includes wristband for age appropriate hunt and 20 carnival tickets.

Extra tickets will be available to purchase at the event. Tickets are non-refundable. For more information, please contact The Ranch.

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