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Belvedere E-News
March 3, 2011

In This Issue
One Bay Area Plan - Getting Involved
Concerts @ Old St. Hilary's
Mid-San Rafael Underground District Begins
Temporary Deer Fencing
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
Building Permits Issued
Upcoming Roadway Encroachments
Upcoming Road Closures
Meeting Dates
City Council
March 14, 2011
7:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation
None Scheduled

Parks & Open Space
March 10, 2011
4 p.m.

Planning Commission
 March 15, 2011
6:30 p.m.

Citizens' Flood Zone Committee
March 9, 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
Bella Belvedere
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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

One Bay Area Plan
One Bay Area  
This region has often risen to big challenges. From economic downturns to natural disasters, the region is resilient and knows how to bounce back.  There are more challenges on the horizon that the region must address and One Bay Area is an acknowledgment that we can do this - all 101 cities, nine counties and 7 million of us!

From climate change, to sustainable growth and development, to transportation, to environmental protection - One Bay Area hopes to harness the creativity, resources and force of will to build a better Bay Area today, and for future generations.

The first challenge for the region is to develop a Sustainable Communities Strategy called for in 2008 state legislation (SB 375). This law calls upon the region and other areas throughout California to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. The Bay Area's regional agencies, together with their local government partners, nonprofit organizations, business and community groups, and interested Bay Area residents, are working together through this effort to tackle pressing issues such as accommodating population growth while keeping the region affordable for all our residents, preserving open spaces, protecting our environment, and getting residents where they need to go, when they need to get there.

For more information or to join the conversation, visit  

One Bay Area
One Bay Area

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.  

Mid-San Rafael Undergrounding Project
Mid-SR District Project Underway...

The construction contract has been awarded to Smith-Denison, Inc. and work has begun on the project.  The contractor is not new to Belvedere and completed work on the Lower Belvedere Avenue Undergrounding Project several years ago.  

Smith-Denison will have 146 calendar days to complete their work on the project; although weather delays are to be expected which will extend their completion date.  

Work will start at City Hall and progress north on San Rafael Avenue.  Trenching will be accomplished in two 1,200 foot segments.  All work within a segment must be completed before additional trenching can start.  

At least one lane of traffic will be open at all times, but will be subject to brief delays as flagmen direct the flow of traffic.  It would be advisable to plan an alternate route whenever possible.  For project related questions, feel free to contact the City Engineer at 435-4744.  

The City Engineer is available to address issues related to the on-going projects as well as potential future projects.  You can also view an informational video related to the Mid-San Rafael District held during the formation of the District.

Mid-SR Undergrounding Meeting
Mid-SR Undergrounding Meeting


Temporary Deer Fencing
Black-Tailed DeerInstallation of Temporary Deer Fencing - Exemption from Design Review

The City has developed a brochure to assist residents in the development of temporary deer fencing.  Temporary deer fences that conform to the guidelines within the brochure (see below) are exempt from design review.  

The exemption applies to new temporary fences that are installed specifically to preserve landscaping from deer.  To be considered a "temporary deer fence," the site plan and project description must state that the fence will be removed within 2 years of the exemption date.  

For history on Dealing with Deer in Belvedere, feel free to visit the City's website page on the topic. You can also watch the Deer Management Workshop Video.
Deer Management Workshop
Deer Management Workshop

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

Building Permits
Permits Issued Building Permits Issued  
  • 136 Bella Vista, Permit 2011-019, Issued 3/1 for Parking Deck Repairs
  • 7 Edgewater, Permit 2011-020, Issued 2/28 for Addition/Remodel
  • 94 Lagoon, Permit 2011-021, Issued 3/1 for Replacement of Dock Decking
  • 26 Peninsula, Permit 2011-022, Issued 3/2 for Window Replacement 
Building Permits Submitted
  • 32 Cove, Submitted 2/24 for Bath Remodel
  • 10 Crest, Submitted 2/28 for Swimming Pool 
Upcoming Roadway Encroachments

  • 3/3 at 3 Britton for Deliveries
  • 3/2 - 3/7 at #3 to #5 Edgewater for Truck Parking
  • 3/4 at 274 Beach (for 189 Beach Project) for Deliveries
  • 3/3 - 3/10 at 40 San Rafael for Clean-up & Deliveries 
Upcoming Road Closures

  • Road Closed3/3 from 8 am to 5 pm at #242 to #290 Bayview for Utility Work - Emergency Contact: Steve Mack 415.720.9379
  • 3/4 from 11 am to 3 pm at #274 Bayview for Concrete Pour - Emergency Contact: Eric Hughes 415.717.0670
  • 3/8 from 9 am to 5 pm at #135 to #242 Bayview for Utility Work - Emergency Contact: Steve Mack 415.720.9379
  • 3/9 from 9 am to 5 pm from #242 to #290 Bayview for Utility Work - Emergency Contact: Steve Mack 415.720.9379 
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George Rodericks
City Manager
City of Belvedere