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June 30, 2011
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  City Council Reorganization

Council ChambersThe July City Council Meeting marks the time where the City Council considers rotation of its leadership - Mayor and Vice Mayor.  The Council elects from its membership, a Mayor and Vice Mayor to lead the Council through the next fiscal year. 

Come and join the meeting to congratulate those who have served the past year and welcome those serving the next!  The July meeting is scheduled for July 11 at 7:30 pm.

Serving as a Council Member for the City of Belvedere, one has the opportunity to help shape broad policy issues as they affect the community.  Council Members deal with everything from refuse rates, affordable housing, and climate change to emergency preparedness, budgets, and local land use.  It's an eclectic range of policy issues that affect everything from the day to day of today to the day to day of 20 years from now - all the while balancing State mandates, community vision, and resident priorities.

This community has a balanced budget, an engaged citizenry, a good sense of vision, and a clear path to get there.  Come let them know they are doing well. 


George Rodericks
City Manager

What's Below
In This Week's

  • Coyote Sightings in Belvedere

  • Information on the July Concerts in the Park Event

  • MMWD Pipeline Replacement Project

  • Blackie & Me TPF Photo Contest

  • Details on the 2011 Art Festival

  • Sign-up for the 2011 Golf Tournament

  • Mark Your Calendar for A Night in Venice

  Coyote Sightings in Belvedere

CoyoteRecently, coyotes have been sighted along the Lagoon and up on Belvedere Island.  Last week, a coyote was spotted near the 270 block of Belvedere Avenue.  As you walk throughout the community with pets off leash, please be aware that they may encounter a coyote.  

The Humane Society is helping track coyote sightings in the community and provides more information about living with wildlife on their website.   If you spot sick, injured, dead or rabies-suspect wildlife, please call (415) 883-4621 to report wildlife in distress.

In an area where coyotes are known to persist, here are a few tips:

1)  Do not feed the coyotes.

2)  Walk pets on leash.  During the spring and early summer, pups are in dens and coyote parents may try to deter you and your pet.
3)  Always supervise small pets and small children; cats should be kept inside.
4)  Secure garbage, compost, and pet foods.
5)  Just like deer, "haze" coyotes near homes and community spaces.  Act BIG and LOUD - reinforce the fear of humans.  
6)  Talk to your neighbors about using similar tactics.  

Visit the
Marin Humane Society Website and its resources for "Living with Coyotes" from Project Coyote. 

Concerts in the Park
July Concert - July 17 - 4 pm - 6 pm
Belvedere Community Park, Belvedere

Santana Tribute Band PosterThis is the 14th Year of Concerts!  This year's season features tributes to Johnny Cash, Santana, Michael Jackson, and the Big Band Swing!  The Concerts-in-the-Park Committee is proud to present four fabulous and FREE Sunday afternoon concerts for your enjoyment this coming summer.  Please join us for every concert in Belvedere Community Park from 4 pm to 6 pm. 

All of the concerts are FREE to the public, and sponsored by individual and community tax deductible donations.  The Committee thanks the City of Belvedere and the Belvedere Community Foundation for their support for the last 13 years.  The Concerts Committee consists of Belvedere volunteers:  Anne Butler, Nancy Cappelloni, Christina Decker, Tina Dewey, Jack Doyle, Ginny Doyle, Roger Felton, Nena Hart, Maureen Johnson, Cissy Kirrane, Jeffery Stein, and Petey Stein.

Bring a blanket, a picnic, your family and friends, and have a great time! 
This second concert is set for Sunday, July 17 at 4 pm:

Santana Tribute Band

MMWD Project To Replace Aging Sections of Pipeline in Belvedere & Tiburon

MMWD BannerThe Marin Municipal Water District has begun replacing 2,880 feet, or just over a half mile of pipe total, in Belvedere and Tiburon to eliminate old pipes prone to leaking.  In Belvedere, MMWD will replace 4-inch cast iron pipe installed in 1936 with 6-inch welded steel pipe on Toyon Avenue. MMWD also will replace 2-inch galvanized threaded pipe dating back to 1906 on Belvedere Avenue due to a history of leaks.  In Tiburon, MMWD will replace 8-inch cast iron pipe placed in 1939 with 12-inch welded steel pipe on Trestle Glen Boulevard in coordination with the town's street overlay plans.

The MMWD Board of Directors awarded a contract to W. R. Forde Associates of Richmond.  Construction is expected to be completed by early August. Both the contractor and MMWD will make every effort to minimize traffic disruptions during construction.  For more information about this project, please contact Dick Paulson at (415) 945-1569 or

Contact:  Elisa Ignatius
Phone: (415) 945-1592

Blackie & Me - A Photo Contest
Entries Due August 15

Blackie and Me Photo ContestYoung photographers from kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to share their best photo of Blackie!  Although he is "the horse that stood still," there's a lot of action that happens around him.  

Submit your framed photo of Blackie by Monday, August 15 to Holscher Architecture, 1550 Tiburon Boulevard (on the Boardwalk).  Images will be displayed at the 2011 TIburon Art Festival set for August 27 & 28 on Main Street.  Please download the Blackie Form and attach it to the back of your photography.

2011 Tiburon Art Festival
2011 Art Festival
August 27 & 28
Ark Row, Main Street

Get ready for the 5th Annual Tiburon Art Festival on Historic Ark Row!

  • 64 Juried Artists
  • Live Music!
  • Family Entertainment & Activities!
  • Wine! Beer! & Champagne!

All steps away from the waterfront of the San Francisco
Bay!  Entry fee is a $5 suggested donation per adult and children 12 and under are FREE!

Visit the Festival Website for more details!

Tiburon Library PhotoBelvedere-Tiburon Open
Golf Tournament
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Do you golf?  Do you enjoy a good day on the links?  Do you enjoy the company of friends? Competitors?  A good cause?

How about playing in the 2011 Belvedere-Tiburon Open Golf Tournament?  This year the beneficiary is the Belvedere-Tiburon Library - nothing like a good book!  Or an E-book! 

Play!  Sponsor!  Volunteer!
  We'd love to have you! 

For more information, contact City Hall at (415) 435-3838 or the Library at (415) 789-2665.  You can also download a
Sponsorship Form or a Player Registration Form here!

A Night in Venice PosterA Night In Venice
October 8, 2011
China Cabin, Beach Road, Belvedere

This year's annual Landmarks event reaches back into the history of Belvedere and Tiburon to return Venice to the Beach Road Canal!  This magical celebration of song and lights first appeared in Belvedere in 1894 - that's right - 1894!  The breathtaking event spread across several days and involved nearly everyone in the community.  

Set to return in October 2011 for one night only, Landmarks invites you to visit Venice along Beach Road with music, food, celebration, lights, strolls along the canal, and yes, even gondola rides!  Mark your calendar now, October 8, 2011 - don't miss out!

For more details, visit the Landmarks website or call the Landmarks Offices at (415) 435-1853.

Thanks for being a part of the City's E-Notifications!  E-Notifications are a resource of public information produced and distributed by the City of Belvedere. 


George Rodericks

City Manager
City of Belvedere



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