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May 11, 2018  |  Spring Edition
In this Issue
From the City Manager
Craig Middleton
Craig Middleton
It’s May, and a wonderful time for being out and about in Belvedere. We’re excited to have a great lineup of talent for Concerts-in-the-Park (see announcement below) this year. And we’re hoping that, as you walk about town, you’ll take in Belvedere’s unique network of Lanes. It is the Council’s hope to encourage investment in Lanes through an initiative that is proposed for funding in the budget that will be considered at next week’s Council meeting.

The Lane Initiative signals an intention to provide city funds over the next five years, and to encourage community participation in augmenting those funds, in order to invest in new Lanes and refurbish existing Lanes. The Parks and Open Space Committee has identified Eucalyptus Lane as a top priority for new lane development. It is a gorgeous spot, with sweeping views of the bay and headlands. We certainly welcome your thoughts and participation, as we roll out the Lane Initiative in coming months.

Also, as you get out to enjoy the spring weather, please keep an eye out for dry brush and dead trees that might pose fire hazards during the dry months. The City and homeowners have removed a number of dead trees in the past several weeks, and the City will be focusing on removal of dry brush on public lands in preparation for summer. Please take care to make your own property as fire safe as possible, as that will also help keep the community safe.

Artist's Rendering of Eucalyptus Lane
Artist's rendering of Eucalyptus Lane

City Website Update

June 5, 2018, Election Information

2018 Belvedere Concerts-in-the-Park Schedule

Tiburon Peninsula Safety Day

Friday Nights on Main 2018

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Meetings

City Council

May 14
6:30 PM

Planning Commission
May 15,

6:30 PM

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

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City staff are currently working on an update to the City’s website and would like your feedback. Are there additional features or information you wish were included on the City’s site? Please submit your comments using the Website Suggestion Form and staff will take your ideas under consideration.

June 5, 2018, Primary Election Information
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The upcoming June 5, 2018, statewide primary election will include two Belvedere City Council Member seats which are up for reelection, as well as other County, Regional, and State offices and measures. The following are important dates to remember before the June 5th election:

  • May 7th: Vote by Mail ballots mailed and voting at the County Elections Office begins.
  • May 21st: Last day to mail your voter registration form. 
  • May 22nd – June 5th: Late voter registration available at the Elections Office (you must also vote at the Elections Office)
  • June 5th – Election Day!
    Polls open 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.
    Your vote-by-mail ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day.

After you vote, track your ballot on Voter Information Portal (Marin VIP)

Poll Workers Needed for Countywide Election
The Marin County Registrar of Voters is seeking poll workers for the upcoming June 5, 2018, election. Working at the polls is a great way to support the community! People who can speak English and Spanish or Vietnamese are especially needed.

Positions available include chiefs, deputies, and clerk. No previous experience is required. You must be a registered voter. Lawful permanent residents may serve in the clerk position.

  • Chief: Makes sure the polling place is ready to open by 7 a.m., and coordinates the overall running of the polling place. Election Day stipend: $175 to $250.
  • Deputy: Manages the official voting precinct table; trains and supervises the Clerks. Election Day stipend: $150.
  • Clerk: Greets voters at the precinct table, has them sign the roster, gives them a ballot, and sends them to the voting booth. Clerks assist the Chief and Deputy to set up and break down the polls. Election Day stipend: $125

    Every poll worker is responsible for treating all voters with courtesy and helpfulness.

Chiefs, Deputies, and new Clerks must attend a poll worker training class prior to Election Day. Training class stipend: $15 to $30, depending on position.  Election Day hours: 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Those interested in Chief or Deputy positions must apply by May 30th.
Please call 415-473-6439 for more information.

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Save the Dates! 2018 Belvedere Concerts-in-the-Park Schedule is Final!

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Our Belvedere neighbors have been enjoying the Summer Concerts Series in Belvedere Park for over 20 years. This is going to be another exciting summer, with four terrific headliners and four creative and eclectic opening acts. Mark your calendars and join us to picnic, listen, dance and celebrate summer in Belvedere’s Community Park.

Here it is! All Sunday concerts begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. Don’t miss a beat.

  • Sunday, June 17 -Father’s Day!
    Opening: No Wifi, Chris Tye – teen band
    Headliner: Top Shelf - Dazzling, Diversified Musical Melange
  • Sunday, July 15 – Midsummer Music Fun!
    Opening: The Mystics, Jeremy Lyon – youth group
    Headliner: LaVay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Classic American Jazz, Swing, and R&B
  • Sunday, August 12 – Dog Days of Summer!
    Opener: Judith Ward Jazz Quartet
    Headliner: Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands – Bay Area Bluegrass Favorite
  • Sunday, September 2 Happy Labor Day!
    Opener: Dr. C, aka Danny Cavero – Beatbox Sound.
    Headliner: Neon Velvet – Rock and Roll Dance Party

The volunteers of the Concerts Committee truly appreciate your community donations to support the production of our concert series. We hire great bands, offer top notch sound and staging and support local artists. To contribute, visit or mail a check to Belvedere Concerts, c/o City Hall, 450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere, CA, 94920.

We look forward to seeing you in the Park!

2018 Volunteer Concerts Committee:
Jerry Butler, Nancy Cappelloni, Mimi Cornelius, Christina Decker, Ginny Doyle, Adam Gavzer, Roger Felton, Nena Hart, Maureen Johnson, Cissy Kirrane, Petey and Jeffery Stein

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Tiburon Peninsula Safety Day
Saturday, May 12, 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Del Mar Middle School, 105 Avenida Miraflores

Join First Responders and Disaster Preparedness agencies and get prepared!
  • Hands on fire extinguisher training with a live fire will allow residents to practice using a fire extinguisher.
  • PG&E will be on hand to teach you how to use a wrench to turn off a gas meter.
  • Come learn and practice CPR with the Marin Medical Reserve Corps.
  • The Earthquake Supply Center will have disaster supplies on display and available for purchase
  • Children can learn how to properly respond to a fire in the Marin County Fire Safety Trailer
  • Several agencies, including the Belvedere and Tiburon Police Departments and the Tiburon Fire Department will have vehicles on display for public viewing and personnel will be there to answer questions.

We hope to see you there!
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Friday Nights on Main 2018
Main Street  |  Downtown Tiburon

Friday Nights on Main are a much loved community tradition in Tiburon... the block party to end all block parties! Main Street is closed to traffic for the evening and local restaurants set up table outside, creating a warm, inviting venue in which to enjoy live music and wine & dine al fresco. These fun filled evenings are a great opportunity to mingle with friends and family while enjoying the beauty of Tiburon.

6:00 to 9:00 PM

May 25th - Let’s Get This Party Started!
It’s officially summer now that Friday Nights on Main are back! To start the party, we bring you Neon Velvet, the ultimate modern rock dance band. Blending new wave and modern rock hits, this world class band packs the dance floor and delivers an unforgettable time!

June 29th - A Whale of a Time
We’ll have a whale of a time in downtown Tiburon! We’ll be jamming to the Spirit of the Caribbean’s authentic calypso music and hunting for treasure! Every day should feel this good!

July 27th - La Dolce Vita
We celebrate the good life with Ol’ Blue Eyes, Jonathan Poretz that is, with a swingin' tribute to Frank Sinatra and the fabulous music of the Rat Pack era.

August 31st - Let’s Dance!

Not your typical party band! The Flaming O’s play dance hits from the 2000’s as well as classics spanning 5 decades...We guarantee you’ll be dancin' in the street.

September 28th - Firefighters’ Dance
Everybody's favorite dance party! By popular demand, The Fundamentals The blcok party to end all blcok parties! return to provide their trademark brand of red hot rockin’ soul.

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

Upcoming Events

Electric Vehicle Test Drive Event
Saturday, May 12th, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Downtown San Rafael @ May Madness

Test the Hot Rods of Today at the Electric Vehicle Test Drive Event at the May Madness Car Show and Parade in downtown San Rafael! Transportation Authority of Marin will be hosting an Electric Vehicle Test Drive Event during San Rafael’s May Madness Car Show and Parade: Drive Clean sponsored by TAM. Choose from many EV models from a variety of brands including Honda, Chevrolet, and Toyota and more to test drive on a 1-mile course. Learn more about driving electric, and help grow EV adoption here in Marin. The booth will include information about TAM’s Electric Vehicle program and general information about TAM’s projects and programs.

Art Show – Abstracts and Nightlife
Friday May 11th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tiburon Peninsula Club, 1600 Mar West Street

A show of photographic works by local artist Julien Landau. A reception is scheduled for May 11th, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, and is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs from May 1st to July 11th.

Music at Old St. Hilary’s – Divisa Ensemble
Sunday, May 27th, 4:00 p.m.
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

17th Annual Tiburon Classic Car Show
Saturday, June 16, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shoreline Park, Downtown Tiburon

The Tiburon Classic Car Show (TCCS) is a wonderful community event, held annually in Tiburon near the ferry boat landing, against the beautiful backdrop of the Tiburon Waterfront Park. The show celebrates the beauty of classic automobiles (produced prior to 1975).  Food, ice cream, soft drinks and adult drinks are available. Or, bring a picnic, relax on the lawn by the bay and enjoy the spectacular cars.

Cars are not formally judged, although there may be informal “People’s Choice” awards. If you are the proud owner of a classic car, please mail in your application today! The show is open to the public, and admission is free.

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