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Belvedere California Notifications
Belvedere E-Newsletter
APRIL 28, 2016
In this Issue
From the Mayor
Claire McAuliffe
Mayor Claire McAuliffe
Dear Belvedere Neighbors

Noticed more and more bicyclists in Belvedere lately?  I sure have.  Must be this fabulous weather, our gorgeous views, the sweet smell of the jasmine in bloom now - no surprise that the riders are here.  But here’s what else I’ve noticed lately, and maybe you have too.  There have been some really close calls between bikes and cars, and bikes and pedestrians lately. Really close calls. Our police are on patrol, but they can’t be everywhere at once.   Fortunately, we’ve had no accidents or injuries yet, but one could happen any day.   I know I need to slow down and I hope you will too.   

Let’s all slow down anyway. Here’s what I heard the other day.  How would you like to hear this about Belvedere? Make you feel good about Belvedere? One of my neighbors will no longer walk down Beach Road with his 3 year old daughter in her stroller. No more walks to the park, the nursery school, the Boardwalk, the Library.  No more pausing to enjoy the view, see the boats or the sun going down over Angel Island. No more spontaneous chats with other walkers and neighbors. Why? Here’s what he said: Too many fast drivers. Way too fast. Too dangerous. Just not doing it.

We’re better than this!  Walking Belvedere is a joy and something we all cherish.  It’s a huge part of why I live here, and maybe you too.  Our lanes are getting more and more walkers, and with summer coming, there will be even more visitors, and cyclists, to our precious hamlet.  Please.  Leave a little earlier.  Drive more slowly. Pretend it was your kid in the stroller.  

Let’s keep Belvedere the place we all love by keeping it safe for us all.

Happy Spring to all.

Claire McAuliffe

Claire McAuliffe

Committee Volunteer Opportunities!


The Belvedere City Council will soon be considering
appointments to the following committees:

Planning Commission (three seats)
Parks and Open Space Committee (two seats)
Finance Committee (three seats)
Belvedere-Tiburon Joint Recreation Committee (two seats)
Marin County Commission on Aging (one seat)

If you are interested in serving, please submit a letter of interest and a brief statement of qualifications to the Mayor at City of Belvedere, 450 San Rafael Ave., Belvedere, CA 94920-2336, or c/o
For more information, please call (415) 435-3838.

Committee Volunteer Positions Open!

Slurry Seal
Project 2016

April is
National Safe Digging Month

ZeroWasteMarin Composting Classes

Tiburon Romberg Institute Events

The Ranch's Family Fun Day

The Ranch's Angel Island Adventure Race

Tiburon Wine Festival

Music at
Old St. Hilary's

SUP Tiburon! Standup Paddleboard Race

Upcoming Meetings

City Council
May 9
6:30 PM

Parks and Open Space Committee Meeting
  May 12
4:00 PM

Planning Commission
May 17,
6:30 PM

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

Quick Links


  City's Website

Website Calendar

Get Ready 94920

Bel-Tib Library

The Ranch (Recreation)

Reed Union
School Dist

Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

County of Marin, 3rd District

Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society

Belvedere Community Foundation

Marin Transit Rte 219 Shuttle

Slurry Seal Project 2016
map of the slurry seal projects for 2016
Pavement Coatings Co. is under contract with the City of Belvedere to provide slurry sealing for certain streets for this year's project (click on the map to the right for the streets involved). The schedule is as follow:

  • Maybridge Rd - All
  • San Rafael Ave - Windward to Edgewater
  • Leeward Rd
    Community to End
  • Toyon Ave -
    Bayview to Bella Vista
  • Golden Gate Ave -
    Eucalyptus to Crest
  • Pine Ave - All

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
  • Fern Ave - Bella Vista to Madrona
  • Laurel Ave - San Rafael to Bayview
  • San Rafael Ave - Marin to Leeward
  • Leeward Rd - San Rafael to Community
  • Golden Gate Ave - Oak to Eucalyptus

Streets to be sealed will be posted “No Parking” 2-3 days in advance.

Road Closures may start as early as 7:00 AM. With reasonable drying conditions, we hope to be able to reopen sealed streets by 5:00 PM. Please make note of times on posted road closure signs.

Pedestrian access will be eliminated on streets without sidewalks. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please do not allow water to run onto the pavement during slurry sealing work.

Weather conditions may cause schedule changes.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at (415) 435-3838.

April is National Safe Digging Month
Call 811 before you dig safe digging logo
April is National Safe Digging Month and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges all Californians to help stop dig-ins by making the free call to 811 at least two working days ahead of digging projects big and small. Dig-ins cause damage to underground gas, electric, telecommunications and other infrastructure, which is one of the most serious threats to public safety. In 2015 alone, there were more than 1,600 dig-ins throughout PG&E’s service area. The 811 one-call service is free, and it’s a requirement of California digging laws.

PG&E Safe Digging Tips:
  • Mark project area in white: Identify the digging location by drawing a box around the area using white paint, white stakes, white flags, white chalk or even white baking flour.
  • Call 811 or go online for a USA ticket two working days before digging: Be prepared to provide the address and general location of the project, project start date and type of digging activity. PG&E and other utilities will identify underground facilities in the area for free.
  • Dig safely: Use hand tools when digging within 24 inches of the outside edge of underground lines. Leave utility flags, stakes or paint marks in place until the project is finished. Backfill and compact the soil.
  • Be aware of signs of a natural gas leak: Smell for a “rotten egg” odor, listen for hissing, whistling or roaring sounds and look for dirt spraying into the air, bubbling in a pond or creek and dead/dying vegetation in an otherwise moist area.

PG&E urges customers to call 911 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5000 if there’s a suspected gas leak. If an accidental dent, scrape or other damage is made to a gas pipeline, those nearby must leave immediately and alert others to avoid the area. Only when a safe distance away, should anything that might create a spark such as cell phones, matches, garage door openers, vehicles, or yard equipment be used.

ZeroWasteMarin Hands-On
Composting Classes

May 7 and June 4; 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Green Gage Farm, 489 Gage Lane, Novato

Zero Waste Marin Logo
Be part of the zero waste initiative! Learn how to sheet mulch, build a hot pile, and transform food scraps with worms. Classes include an opportunity to purchase a compost bin at a discounted price.

Please register at or call (415) 473-6170

Upcoming Events at Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies
Romberg Tiburon Center Logo
The Barbara & Richard Rosenberg Institute presents “Adapting to Surprise in Our Coastal Ocean: Lessons from Ecology, Archaeology and Indigenous Knowledge,” by Dr. Anne Salomon, Simon Fraser University, the Spring 2016 Public Forum at Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies on Wednesday, April 27. 6:30 pm reception, 7:00 presentation. Admission is free, but seating is limited and reservations are REQUIRED. Please visit for a description of the talk and instructions for reserving seats.

The Barbara & Richard Rosenberg Institute presents the 26th Annual Discovery Day Open House at Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies on Sunday, May 1, from 1-5pm. Discover your inner marine scientist as you explore San Francisco State University’s marine lab on the Bay, collect data with the help of our scientists, make and view marine-themed art, and pique your curiosity with bite-sized science talks. Admission & parking are free. For more information, please visit

The Ranch’s Family Fun Day Event!
Saturday, April 30, 2016
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Belvedere Community Center & Park

The Ranch logo
Let’s have a Family Fun Day and play new field games for kids and grownups alike.

Featuring two or three new games per hour, game designers from the Bay Area and beyond will create an inclusive experience of play that offers a new and unique wave of fun, giving participants the opportunity to experience play through a new lens. All games last 10 – 15 minutes, with little to no set up and can be easily played over and over again.

Play games, listen to live music, eat and drink, win prizes, and have the best Saturday ever! Bring the whole family to this unforgettable event! This is a FREE community event.  

Please RSVP on The Ranch’s Facebook page.

Angel Island Adventure Race
May 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Angel Island State Park

Angel Island Adventure Race Map
If adventure and surprises get your adrenaline pumping, then it is time to test your skills and see if you and a partner can complete our 8K Junior Team Race, 10k Family Team Race, or 15K Adult Team Race on Angel Island.

Featuring 5 – 10 fun and challenging obstacles throughout the course, teams of two will bike and run on trails, fire roads, and Angel Island’s Perimeter Rd. Teams will not know the course or challenges until the day of the race. Tactics can be planned on the Ferry ride over.  One bike is allotted per team and used throughout the race. Choose wisely as to who rides where and does what. The total combined team milage should be around 8K (kids), 10k (Adult & Youth), or 15K (adults).  The goal of the race is to complete all challenges and obstacles, then race back to the Start / Finish line and complete one final challenge!

                                   Tickets are on sale now!
              Adult Racer (ages 13+)                     $90 per person
              Junior Racer (ages 8-12)                  $70 per person
              Adult & Youth Racers (ages 10+)     $140 per team
                       Includes ferry ride, bib and finisher shirt

                                       Click here to register

                               Click here for more information

Tiburon Wine Festival
Saturday, May 14, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tiburon Wine Festival logo
One of the Bay Area’s premier wine events, the Tiburon Wine Festival pairs 60 of the finest wineries with 20 of the area’s most popular local restaurants to create a unique wine tasting experience that sells out every year. Located in downtown Tiburon, the festival boasts beautiful views of San Francisco and the Bay, live music and a spectacular silent auction with one of kind experiences and special wines from participating wineries.

Tickets are $75 for unlimited wine & food tasting. Must be 21. Advance tickets only!
All ticket sales are final.
Purchase Tickets Here!

Have questions about Tiburon Wine Festival 2016?

Tiburon Grand Cruise
A VIP Wine Tasting Sunset Cruise

Tiburon Wine Grand Cruise Flyer
Enjoy the golden hour of sunset over Tiburon, the Golden Gate
Bridge, and Angel Island on a ferry cruise around the San Francisco Bay, while lingering over ultra premium wines from some of the world's most accomplished wineries. Servino Ristorante will offer
up some of its tasty hors d'oeuvres, and Sam's Anchor Cafe will introduce offerings from its new Chef Robert Taylor, who will be
there in person to share his culinary vision. Entertainment provided
by acclaimed guitarist, Eric Schoenberg.

Friday, May 13, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
(Departure is promptly at 6:30 PM)

Click here to purchase tickets

Music at Old St Hilarys Musae

Sunday, April 17, 4:00 PM
Old St. Hilary’s Landmark, 201 Esperanza

Tickets are $15 & $20.
Advance purchase available at the Landmarks Office,
Tiburon Town Hall, and Brown Paper Tickets.

Tickets available at the door if not sold out in advance, starting at 3:30 p.m. There is no parking at Old St. Hilary’s.  Please park at the Boardwalk Shopping Center, 1550 Tiburon Blvd. and take a shuttle to the concert.  Shuttle service begins at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, please call 1-415-435-1853
or visit

SUP Tiburon! Tiburon Waterfront
Standup Paddle Board Race

Saturday, May 21, 2016
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

     Stand Up Paddle Boarders on the Bay
A fun race with courses suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced standup paddle boarders. The races will start and end at Sam's Anchor Café in downtown Tiburon and will proceed along the Tiburon waterfront with incredible views of San Francisco, Angel Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. Come on out to enjoy incredible people, amazing views, support local business and win some great prizes!

Don't miss this great day on the bay. Register now!
Save the Date!
Main Street  |  Downtown Tiburon

Friday Nights on Main returns with a spectacular season of entertainment. Join us from 6 - 9 PM on these Friday Nights:

May 27 - Welcome Aboard
Mustache Harbor delights you with classic
renditions of hits from the 1970's and 80's.

June 24 - A Whale of a Time
We'll be jamming to calypso music and
hunting for buried treasure!

July 29 - La Dolce Vita
Johnathan Poretz with a swingin' tribute to
Frank Sinatra and the fabulous music of
the Rat Pack era.

August 26 - Neon Velvet on Main
Neon Velvet, the ultimate modern
rock dance band.

September 30 - Firefighter's Diamond Jubilee
The Fundamentals return to provide their
trademark brand of red hot rockin' soul.

For more information, please call (415) 435-5633
or visit

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