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Belvedere E-News
March 17, 2011

In This Issue
CalEMA Update on Public Health Concerns from Radiation
Concerts @ Old St. Hilary's
Clean & Green Day - April 3
Lyford Drive Parking Lot Project Initial Study
Spotlight: Senior Access Sparked by Grant from Belvedere Community Foundation
Walk Your History 2011 - Year of the China
Year of the China Cabin
Calling All Bands!
2011 Wine Festival Tickets
Easton Point Draft EIR Comments Requested
Building Permits Issued
Upcoming Roadway Encroachments
Upcoming Road Closures
Meeting Dates
City Council
April 11, 2011
7:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation
None Scheduled

Parks & Open Space
None Scheduled

Planning Commission
 April 19, 2011
6:30 p.m.

Citizens' Flood Zone Committee
April 13, 2011
6:30 p.m.

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2011 City Hall
Holiday Closures
Martin Luther King Day
January 17

President's Day
February 21

Memorial Day
May 30

4th of July
July 4

Labor Day
September 5

Veteran's Day
November 11

November 24 & 25

December 23 & 26
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2011 Mark
Your Calendars
April 7-15 -
Tiburon International
Film Festival

May 1 -
Opening Day
on the Bay

May 7 -
2011 Walk Your
History Event

May 14 -
Tiburon Wine Festival

August 27-28 -
Tiburon Art Festival

September (TBD) -
Belvedere-Tiburon Open
Golf Tournament
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Daytime Club
Wednesdays, 12:15 pm San Francisco Yacht Club 98 Beach Road

Sunset Club Thursdays, 6:30 pm San Francisco Yacht Club 98 Beach Road

California Emergency Management Agency


03-15-2011 21:26:28 PM


Today the interim director of the California Department of Public Health, Dr. Howard Backer, and acting secretary of the California Emergency Management Agency, Mike Dayton, issued the following statement emphasizing Californians' safety from radiation exposure and the risks of taking potassium iodide as a precautionary measure.


"The safety of all Californians is our highest priority, and we are in constant contact with the federal agencies responsible for monitoring radiation levels across the West Coast.


We want to emphasize that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have all stated that there is no risk expected to California or its residents as a result of the situation in Japan.


We are actively monitoring the situation in Japan and are ready to take all steps necessary to protect Californians should risks develop.  We urge Californians to not take potassium iodide as a precautionary measure. It is not necessary given the current circumstances in Japan, it can present a danger to people with allergies to iodine, shellfish or who have thyroid problems, and taken inappropriately it can have serious side effects including abnormal heart rhythms, nausea, vomiting, electrolyte abnormalities and bleeding.  Our thoughts are with the people of Japan at this tragic time."


Californians with questions about radiation exposure can contact the California Department of Public Health's Emergency Operations information line at 916 341-3947.

For updated information on monitoring, response and relief efforts in California and Japan, please visit the California Emergency Management Agency website at


Concerts OSH 

Anna Maria Mendieta


March 25 

@ 8 pm

Old St. Hlary's Landmark
201 Esperanza, Tiburon

Harpist Anna Maria Mendieta and Tango del Cielo present the passionate and sensuous music of the Argentine Tango, featuring strings, percussion, tango and flamenco dancers.  


Clean & Green Front
In honor of Belvedere Community Foundation's 20th Anniversary, please join us for "Clean and Green Day"!

Be a part of litter brigades and beautification projects at parks, lanes and designated locations around Belvedere.  All your hard work will be followed by a picnic in the park hosted by Belvedere Community Foundation.

For more information, contact James Campbell at 309.0619 or

Lyford Drive Parking Lot Project
IS Lyford Drive Town Planning Division Requests Public Comment on Project

The Town of Tiburon Planning Division requests public comment on a new multi-modal parking lot in the location of an unpaved, informal parking area adjacent to the bicycle path along Tiburon Boulevard, at the intersection with Lyford Drive.  The potential impacts of the project on area traffic, parking, aesthetics and other environmental resources has been described in a draft report entitled, "Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Lyford Drive Multi-Modal Parking Lot."  

A copy of the report is available at Belvedere City Hall and Tiburon Town Hall.  The deadline for comments is April 13, 2011 and comments received after that time may not be considered.  For more information, please contact Pierce Macdonald, Planning Manager at 415.435.3838.

Lyford Drive Lot
Spotlight:  Senior Access Marin
Senior Access LogoSt. Stephen's Program Underway... 

The Belvedere Community Foundation recently awarded two $10,000 gifts to Senior Access to launch a new program in Southern Marin. The first gift of $10,000 supports the initial launch of the program. The second gift of $10,000 is a matching challenge grant to drive expansion and community support.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 6000 Marin County residents live with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia; most of them live at home and are cared for by family members. "We have an aging population on the Belvedere/Tiburon Peninsula," said Claire McAuliffe, Vice President of the Belvedere Community Foundation, "and we want to be sure that our friends and neighbors are not isolated. Caring for a family member with dementia is a full-time job. Our mission at the Belvedere Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of our neighbors. That's why we are supporting the Club at Senior Access in Belvedere with this gift."


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Making Tracks for 2011 Walk Your History
Mark Your Calendar
May 7, 2011
Walk Your History Day

Watch the E-News for updates for this event and be sure to mark your calendar and update your passport to this wonderful community event!

WYH Title Bar


During the 2011 Walk Your History event, Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks will host the Year of the China - if you haven't had an opportunity to visit one of Belvedere's significant landmarks - here's you chance!


China Cabin
China Cabin
Year of the China Cabin - Landmarks Making History
China CabinHonoring 1st Japanese Colony to Arrive in America - Special Display - throughout April at the China Cabin

The Belvedere Tiburon Landmarks Society will be displaying an exhibit that tells the story of the first Japanese colony that sailed to America on the paddle steamer China in 1869.  Gold had been discovered only 20 years earlier, and California was now the frontier of opportunity.  The original colony of eight farmers, craftsmen and Samurai came from Japan's Aizu-Wakamatsu colony.

2011 Concerts Series Coming!
Concerts StageCall for Bands

If you know of a band or performer that you'd like the Concerts Committee to consider for the 2011 Concerts-in-the-Park series, please submit their contact information to:

Include your name, the name and website address of your talent, and any additional information about the act.  The Committee will consider all submissions.

2011 Wine Festival
2011 Wine FestivalTiburon Wine Festival
Saturday, May 14 - 1 pm to 4 pm

Going to the 2011 Wine Festival?  Get your tickets now at the Chamber of Commerce Office!  Located in one of the most picturesque waterfront communities in the world, the Tiburon Wine Festival is considered one of the Bay Area's premiere wine events! Breathtaking views, world-class wines (vintages from over 60 premium wineries), with many of the wines being tasted by the public for the first time. Complementary cuisine from over 20 restaurants and chefs, a fabulous silent auction, and live entertainment.
Remember, last year the event sold out nearly 3 weeks in advance - so, get your tickets now - $65 per person.

For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 435-5633 or visit the Wine Festival website - 

Tiburon Wine Festival

Easton Point EIR Comments
Easton EIR County of Marin Requests Public Comments on EIR

The County of Marin Community Development Agency is requesting public comment on the development of 32 to 43 homes on land known as Easton Point in unincorporated Tiburon. 

A review of the potential impacts to existing traffic congestion, plants, animals, normal noise levels and other environmental resources have been described int eh draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project.  The draft EIR is available at Belvedere City Hall and on the web at

The deadline for comments is April 29, 2011 and comments received after that time may not be considered.
Easton Point


Building Permits
Permits Issued Building Permits Issued  
  • 334 San Rafael Avenue, Permit 2011-028, Issued 3/9 for Fence Work 
Building Permits Submitted
  • 445 Belvedere Avenue, Submitted 3/15 for interior remodel
Upcoming Roadway Encroachments

  • 3/16 - 3/17 at Various Locations for SD5 Clean-up Activities
  • 3/14 - 3/18 at 136 Bella Vista for Debris Off-Haul
  • 3/16 - 3/22 at 63 West Shore for Hauling, Deliveries, and Debris
  • 3/17 - 3/23 at 6 Edgewater for Debris Box
  • 3/16 - 3/23 at 7 Edgewater for Debris Box & Deliveries 
  • 4/1 - 4/7 at 13 Leeward for Trenchless Sewer Repair
  • 3/7 - 7/31 at Laurel & Leeward & San Rafael for Utility Underground Work   
Upcoming Road Closures

  • Road Closed3/17 from 9 am to 12 pm at 350 Bella Vista for Paving Work; Emergency Contact: Rita Miller 707.720.4701
  • 3/24 from 9 am to 4 pm on Bayview Avenue between Laurel & Beach) for Utility Undergrounding Work; Emergency Contact: Kevin Roberts 707.778.3202  


UTILITY POLE REMOVAL:  Beginning the week of March 24, PG&E is expected to begin wrecking out the utility poles on Bayview Avenue.  Road closure details are still being worked out in an attempt to lessen the immediate neighborhood impacts.  It is likely that while work progresses, PG&E will have "moving" road closures.


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George Rodericks
City Manager
City of Belvedere