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Belvedere California Notifications
Belvedere E-Newsletter
OCTOBER 28, 2016
In this Issue
From the City Manager
Mary Neilan

Nominations for Belvedere's 2016 Citizen of the Year
Submissions due by Monday, November 21st
2016 Citizen of the Year Nomination Form
The Belvedere City Council is soliciting nominations for the 2016 Citizen of the Year.

The Citizen of the Year award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the well-being of the City and its citizens over a number of years. These contributions may be in any area of community service, including social service, the arts, local government, the environment, education, etc. Normally, a contribution in a single year, even if significant, will not be sufficient to qualify a person for nomination. Additional criteria include:

  • The nominee must be a current resident and must have lived in Belvedere for 5 years. Specific circumstances may dictate that the nominee is no longer a resident.

  • While community service to Belvedere is the chief criterion, significant contributions elsewhere in Marin County and the Bay Area will be given consideration.

  • Normally a person will not be eligible for nomination if he or she is a current member of the City Council or Planning Commission.

  • If two individuals have worked together on a number of community service activities, or are related, and both have outstanding records of community service, they may be nominated as a team for Citizen of the Year.

If you would like to nominate someone worthy of this honor, please send a letter detailing your nominee’s past accomplishments and contributions, or complete and submit the nomination form, available here, to CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS, CITY HALL, 450 SAN RAFAEL AVE, BELVEDERE CA 94920-2336, or email to

All nominations must be received in City Hall no later than 4:30 PM on Monday, November 21, 2016 (postmarks not accepted).

A committee comprised of former Citizen of the Year honorees reviews the nominations and makes a recommendation to the City Council. The award will be presented at the Annual Town Meeting, scheduled for Monday, January 23, 2017.

Community Forum on Deer in Belvedere Follow-Up
Deer lying in grass
On Wednesday, October 26th, the City hosted a community forum on deer issues in Belvedere where various experts in deer management fields were invited to make presentations to our residents. The meeting was recorded by the Community Media Center of Marin and will be available to view online early next week. A link to the video will be posted on the City Council’s Current Issues webpage once it is available.

Community Forum on Deer Follow Up

Belvedere Flags for Sale

Richardson Bay Closure

Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year

Belvedere Community Foundation Photography Contest

Upcoming Community Events

Upcoming Meetings

Parks and Open Space Committee
  November 9
4:00 PM

City Council
November 14
6:30 PM

Planning Commission
November 15,
6:30 PM

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

Quick Links


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Website Calendar

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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


City of Belvedere Flags for Sale

City of Belvedere flag with logo
Show your Belvedere pride by flying the City’s new flag! The flags are 3-foot by 5-foot heavy nylon dyed with a single-reverse image of the City of Belvedere logo. A sample flag is available to view at Belvedere City Hall. Flags are $42 each and are available for purchase City Hall.

Richardson Bay Audobon Center & Sanctuary Water Closure from
October 1st - March 31st

Map of Richardson Bay closure area
Staff at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary are reminding the community that the Sanctuary waters are closed to all boat traffic and in-water activities (including kayaks & paddleboards) from October 1st through March 31st. The annual closure protects tens of thousands of migratory ducks, grebes, and shorebirds that use the Bay for re-fueling on their southward travels, or while they over-winter right here on Richardson Bay.

The annual closure is mandated by an ordinance of the Marin County’s Richardson Bay Regional Agency. More information is available at

Tiburon Chamber of Commerce Honors 2016 Business Citizen of the Year
Wednesday, November 9, 11:30 AM
San Francisco Yacht Club, 98 Beach Road

Tom O'Neill Citizen of the Year photograph
The Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Tiburon-Belvedere will salute Citizen of the Year Tom O’Neill, founder of the Tiburon Classic Car Show and the Francis O’Neill Irish Music Festival, at a lunch in his honor at 11:30 a.m., Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, at the San Francisco Yacht Club, 98 Beach Rd., Belvedere.

Tickets are $34 and include a choice of entrée, dessert, tea or coffee, tax and tip. To make a reservation and select an entrée, go to Eventbrite call 415-435-5633 or send an email to

Choices of entrée are Chicken, Caesar Salad with Salmon and Chef’s Choice Vegetarian.

For more information, visit the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber online.

Belvedere Community Foundation's 15th Annual Online Digital Photography Contest
Entries Accepted Until October 31, 2016
Belvedere Community Foundation online photography contest flyer
Professional and amateur photographers alike have enjoyed capturing the stunning nature of the Belvedere and Tiburon Peninsula in this annual event.

This year’s photography contest, the 15th Annual, will accept entries until October 31, 2016. The contest is open online, 24 hours a day! You can register, upload your photographs, and vote your favorites whenever you like.

Winning entries will be announced at the annual meeting of the Belvedere Community Foundation on November 10, 2016, and displayed at a one-time public reception to honor the entrants at Belvedere City Hall, 450 San Rafael Avenue.

All photos must be taken on the Tiburon Peninsula and must reflect the beauty and spirit of Belvedere and Tiburon. This year there are two categories:
  • Age 18 and above
  • Age 5-18

There will be a first, second, and third place award plus an honorable mention for ages 18 and above, and a first place award for ages 5-18. Any registered person can vote for what is in their opinion the best photo in each category. Each winner will be acknowledged at the final awards to be held at Belvedere City Hall on November 10th.

Upcoming Community Events

College of Marin Indian Valley Campus
Visioning Community Forum
Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
COM Indian Valley Campus, Building 10, Room 140
1800 Ignacio Blvd., Novato

Please join us for a community forum at the Indian Valley Campus (IVC). The meeting is intended to bring the community up to date on what’s happening at IVC and to engage in a discussion about a renewed vision for IVC. The forum is open to the public.

Holiday Gift Faire
Sunday, November 20, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
St. Stephen’s Church, 3 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere

Get in the mood for the season and shop for special holiday gifts perfect for teachers, hostesses, friends and family – everyone on your list! Available gifts include succulents, orchids, books, jewelry, ceramics, baked goods, photography, and more. Holiday music, plates of sweets and canapes and a cooling treat will be available to tempt you as you shop. There is no cover charge; please plan to pay by cash or check (credit cards accepted by only some artists). Part of the proceeds from the Faire benefit 2017 Camp Create, St. Stephen’s summer art camp for 60 at-risk children.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 10, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Belvedere Community Center

Join us for a pancake buffet, complete with all the fixings! Story Time with Mrs. Claus, Holiday Caroling & Ornament Craft Station. Santa will arrive by firetruck and then be available for family photos. Make sure to bring your own camera for photos with Santa.

Call The Ranch offices at (415) 435-4355 to purchase your tickets, starting October 25, 2016. Tickets are $20 per person. Children under the age of 2 are free. All ticket sales are final.
Letters to Santa through the Ranch
Send your letters to Santa with the North Pole Express mailbox! The mail box will be open from Dec. 1-18th, 2016 and is located inside The Ranch offices at 600 Neds Way Tiburon, CA 94920. Include a self addressed and stamped envelope so Santa can write back!
Address letters to: Santa Claus, 25 Candy Cane Lane, North Pole, Arctic Circle

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