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May 17, 2019 | Spring Edition
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From the City Manager
The year has been moving fast! Memorial Day is almost here and another Belvedere summer is on the horizon. There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming months, including everyone’s favorite - the Belvedere Concerts in the Park series. This year’s lineup (see the announcement in the articles below) looks to be one of the best ever!
At City Hall, the City has been considering options for strengthening and raising its levees. These levees are integral to the City, serving as the sole access routes for most Belvedere residents as well as for emergency vehicles; as conduits for all key utility systems; and as the supply routes for the fire suppression system that protects Belvedere Island.
On May 13, 2019, the Belvedere City Council appointed 9 members and 2 council representatives to the new Committee to Protect Belvedere’s Seawalls, Levees, and Utilities and tasked them with evaluating the options developed by Stetson Engineers (the City’s seawalls and levees engineering contractor) and presenting their recommendation to the City Council.
The Committee to Protect Belvedere’s Seawalls, Levees, and Utilities will be meeting in the Council Chambers at Belvedere City Hall on the following dates. The public is invited to attend and participate:
- Tuesday, May 21, at 1:00 PM
- Tuesday, May 28, at 12:00 PM
- Monday, June 3, at 5:00 PM
- Thursday, June 6, at 1:00 PM
- Wednesday, June 12, at 1:00 PM
For more information, please review the following past agenda packet materials:
- May 13, 2019, City Council Meeting
- April 8, 2019, City Council Meeting
- October 9, 2018, City Council Retreat
- September 12, 2018, Citizens' Flood Zone Committee Meeting
- February 27, 2018, Citizens' Flood Zone Committee Meeting
- October 11, 2017, Citizens' Flood Zone Committee Meeting
- July 10, 2017, City Council Meeting
- June 12, 2017, City Council Meeting
- November 14, 2016, City Council Meeting
- March 14, 2016, City Council Meeting
- March 9, 2016, Citizens' Flood Zone Committee Meeting
New Staff at City Hall
Concerts in the Park 2019
Calling all Filmmakers!
Identity Theft Awareness
Friday Nights on Main 2019
Committee to Protect Belvedere's Seawalls, Levees and Utilities
Stay up to date on meeting times and cancellations and view agenda packets on the City's Website.
Get Ready 94920
The Ranch (Recreation)
Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
County of Marin, 3rd District
Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society
Belvedere Community Foundation
Marin Transit Rte 219 Shuttle
We are thrilled to introduce two new members of the City of Belvedere’s staff – Police Chief Jason Wu and Office Coordinator Christina Cook. Please join us in welcoming our new employees as they settle into their new jobs!
Chief of Police
Jason Wu comes to the City of Belvedere from San Francisco State University (SFSU) where he served as Chief of Police and Assistant Vice President, Division of Campus Safety, since 2016. Prior to that, Chief Wu had a long career in law enforcement, including service with the United States Park Police for over 25 years. Chief Wu is proud to maintain a policing philosophy of “No Call is Too Small,” and is looking forward to getting to know Belvedere’s residents and becoming part of this unique community. Chief Jason Wu was sworn in at the May 13, 2019, City Council meeting.
Born and raised in Mt. Vernon, Washington, Christina moved to northern California around six years ago where she started a career in local government with the city of St. Helena as their Public Works Administrative Assistant. When the Office Coordinator positions became available with the City of Belvedere, Christina felt it would be the perfect opportunity to take the next step in her career and expand her knowledge base by working with other government departments as well. In her spare time, Christina enjoys gardening, cooking, and walking around her current hometown of Sonoma with her mom and rescue dog LuLu. Christina is excited to be working in the City of Belvedere. She enjoys working in a small town where she can really get to know the residents and develop personal connections.
Sunday, June 16 – Happy Father’s Day!
2019 marks the 22nd season of Belvedere Concerts-in-the-Park. We have a blockbuster summer of outstanding free musical performances planned for your enjoyment! We look forward to seeing you in Belvedere Community Park to continue this wonderful tradition.
Local musicians will get the show started at 4:00 PM sharp. Be sure to come early to see the whole show!
The magic of Neil Diamond, back by popular demand.
Sunday, July 14 – Bastille Day!
Vintage Jukebox Orchestra
Classic American Jazz, Swing, Blues and R&B
Sunday, August 11 – Dog Days of Summer
Spanning the decades of popular dance treasures
Sunday, September 1 – Happy Labor Day!
The Sun Kings
The "Fab Four" lands in Belvedere Park!
The success of the Concert series would not be possible without the support of our community. We thank you in advance for your tax-deductible contribution supporting Concerts-in-the-Park once again, or for the very first time! We hope you’ll join our distinguished list of donors, all of whom will be acknowledged in our concert program. To contribute, visit belvedereconcerts.org/donate or mail a check to Belvedere Concerts, c/o City Hall, 450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere, CA, 94920.
With thanks & musical greetings from your 2019 Concerts in the Park Committee:
Sally Burr, Jerry Butler, Nancy Cappelloni, Mimi Cornelius, Christina Decker, Ginny Doyle, Adam Gavzer, Roger Felton, Nena Hart, Maureen Johnson, Cissy Kirrane, and Petey Stein.
|Calling all Filmmakers!
The Belvedere Block Captains have been hard at work developing the program and improving disaster preparedness related resources available for the City of Belvedere. The Block Captains would like to film a few short tutorial videos on various disaster related activities that might occur in our community. If you or someone you know has an interest and skills in filming and editing and would like to assist the Block Captains with this project, please email City Clerk Alison Foulis or call (415) 435-3838.
Identity Theft Awareness
Is someone else using your identity? Are you mysteriously missing funds from your bank accounts? Does your credit report show accounts that you never opened or obtained?
Identity theft involves acquiring key pieces of someone’s identifying information, such as name, address, date of birth, social security number, or mother's maiden name, in order to impersonate them. This information enables the identity thief to commit numerous forms of fraud which include, but are not limited to, taking over the victim's financial accounts, opening new bank accounts, purchasing automobiles, applying for loans, credit cards, social security benefits, renting apartments and establishing services with utility and phone companies.
What to do if you become a victim of identity theft?
Please contact the Belvedere Police Department if you have any questions or concerns.
- Set up a folder to keep a detailed history of this crime.
- Contact all creditors by phone and in writing to inform them of the problem.
- Notify the US Postal Inspector if your mail has been stolen or tampered with.
- Contact the Federal Trade Commission to report the problem.
- Call each of the three credit bureaus' fraud units to report identity theft and ask to have a "Fraud Alert/Victim Impact" statement placed in your credit file, asking that creditors call you before opening new accounts.
- Request a copy of your credit report.
- Alert your banks to flag your accounts and contact you to confirm any unusual activity. Request a change of PIN and a new password.
Friday Nights on Main 2019
Get Ready for an Amazing Summer Line Up!
Join us downtown on Main Street for Friday Nights on Main, 6-9pm. On select Fridays in the summer and fall, the Tiburon and Belvedere community meet downtown on Main Street to dine, dance and socialize. With Main Street closed to traffic, children can safely enjoy a host of fun activities while their parents relax at the outdoor dining tables. The most talented local bands play a wide range of music appealing to all generations. The party doesn’t stop until the candy store closes.
- May 31st – Neon Velvet
- June 28th – Dee Coco and Mixx Company
- July 26th – Jonathan Poretz
- August 30th – The Flaming O’s
- September 27th – The Firefighter’s FNOM
Music at Old St. Hilary’s – Folias Duo
Sunday, June 23, 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 online. Tickets available at the door if not sold out in advance. 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 landmarkssociety.com.
18th Annual Tiburon Classic Car Show
Saturday, June 15, 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.
The show is open to the public, and admission is free. View the Tiburon Classic Car Show website.
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