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  October 15, 2011
Belvedere E-Notifications
Solar_Potential.jpgClimate Action Plan
A Guide to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Assembly Bill 32 focused California's attention on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions.  Local governmental agencies were mandated to address GHGs by adopting strategies for their reduction. 

The City recognizes that climate change has the potential to significantly affect our residents and businesses, as well as California's rich and diverse natural resources.  California rose to the challenge by mandating that all California's GHG emissions be reduced to 1990 levels by the year 2020.  In order to do our part, Belvedere's residents, businesses and local government will need to work together to reduce emissions from transportation, buildings, and waste. 

In 2011, the City Council approved its "Climate Action Plan."  This plan provides a roadmap for our community and local government to cut emissions to the 1990 target (about 15% below current levels).  Achieving the goal will require a reduction of approximately 2,800 metric tons of GHG.  Specific local measures to reduce community emissions include, but are not limited to: improving energy efficiency in buildings, the use of electric vehicles, solar systems, food waste diversion, and more! 

To learn more...visit the City's Sustainability Site...and watch for updates in the coming weeks!

Citizen of the Year Nominations
Nominations Due in November

Nominations for the 2011 Citizen of the Year and Citizen Emeritus will be due in mid-November.  We are working on the City newsletter now and will have it out by the beginning of the month, but the forms will be available online, via Facebook, and at City Hall in the coming week. 

Annual Town Meeting
Meeting Set for January 23, 2012

The Annual Town Meeting is set for January 23, 2012 at 7 pm.  Mark you calendars!  In addition to the Citizen of the Year and Citizen Emeritus Awards, there will be a State of the City presentation by the Mayor and City Manager.  Of keen interest by then will be the Land Use Recommendations from the Planning Commission to the City Council on changes to development standards applicable to properties in the FEMA Flood Zone.

George Rodericks
City Manager

Table of Contents
Marin Village Kick-Off on the Peninsula
Doyle Drive Closure
RTC Discovery Days
Terror at the Toy Store
BCF Photo Contest Closes Soon
Angel Island Lights
TFPD Community Blood Drive
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Weekly Roadway Encroachments
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marin-village.jpgMarin Village - Kick-Off Event
Kick-Off Party, Belvedere Community Center
Sunday, October 30 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Serving Belvedere, Tiburon & Strawberry

Marin Village - Neighbors helping Neighbors
Stay Home | Stay Active | Stay Connected

Working with a parent organization, Marin Village, the Tiburon Peninsula Village (TPV) is dedicated to providing Tiburon Peninsula residents with the varied resources they require to remain, safely and confidently, in their own homes as they age. All Tiburon Peninsula residents (Belvedere, Tiburon and Strawberry) who join Marin Village automatically become members of TPV (Tiburon Peninsula Village) at no extra charge. Tiburon Peninsula Village, has been recruiting members and a growing team of volunteers, some of whom are also members. These volunteers are available to help members with occasional transportation needs, provide assistance with daily activities, and run errands.  To request assistance from a TPV volunteer, call the Marin Village central number (415) 457-4633. The office will match your request to a volunteer in your neighborhood. TPV is developing a program of classes, events, and social activities and will keep members informed via email updates, or mail.

The goal is to help seniors stay in their own home or apartment, stay active and stay connected.  TPV is neighbors helping neighbors - a very low cost alternative to for-profit groups.  The " virtual village concept" has spread across the country but TPV is not part of any national organization. TPV is run completely by local volunteers with administrative functions handled by two paid employees who cover all of Marin County from the Marin Village office. In the Bay area, San Francisco, Sausalito, Berkeley, Ross Valley, Homestead Valley have already established "villages" with more to come.  The basic idea is to have vetted volunteers help with shopping, rides to appointments, dog walking, computer help or whatever small errand is needed. TPV also offers members a list of screened professionals, many of whom offer discounts. Members hire the professionals on their own as needed. Member to member recommendations are another benefit.

TPV is having their "Kick-off Party" at the Belvedere Community Center on Sunday, October 30 from 4-6pm with appetizers, beverages, acoustic guitar music and a tango demonstration. Of course, there will be information on the benefits of becoming a member along with an opportunity to join. Annual household membership is $200 per year with scholarships available.

For more information, visit the website or email -

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Presidio Parkway.jpgUpcoming Doyle Drive Closure
Weekend Closure of Doyle Drive will impact Golden Gate Bridge Traffic

As part of the construction phasing for the Presidio Parking Project, Caltrans will close Doyle Drive for a weekend this fall, which will result in severe impacts to traffic traveling across the Golden Gate Bridge.  As a result, Golden Gate Transit will offer modified bus schedules during the closure to best meet the needs of the communities.  However, major delays are anticipated.  The weekend closure is expected to occur in fall 2011.  Caltrans has not yet announced the dates or times of the closure. 

The weekend closure will allow traffic to shift onto the newly completed southbound structures and temporary bypass.  During the closure there will be no access to Highway 101 from Marina Boulevard/Richardson Avenue and the public is encouraged to choose buses, ferries, alternate routes, or car-free activity. 

For more details about the Doyle Drive Project, visit

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RTC Open House.jpgDiscovery Day Open House @ San Francisco State University's

Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies
3150 Paradise Drive, Tiburon

The RTC invites you and your family to the 22nd Annual Discovery Day Open House!  On Sunday, October 30 from 11 am to 4pm come share science with family and friends!

• Meet scientists, students and staff at our marine research laboratory!
• Enjoy interactive science displays and talks,
• Touch tanks, art activities, food and more!
• Free admission and parking

For more information visit or call (415) 338-3757.

Part of the 2011 Bay Area Science Festival

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terror-toy-store-2011.jpgKids' Fright Night: Terror at the Toy Store
Saturday, October 22 - Belvedere Community Center

The 2011 Halloween Haunt returns to the Belvedere Community Center on October 22. Bel-Tib Recreation presents "Terror at the Toy Store!" The "no scare" version (for smaller children) will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The "scary version" follows from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Bring the kids for for music, food, a jump house, face painting, and more!

Visit the Recreation website for more details at

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snapshot.jpgBelvedere Community Foundation Photography Contest
Closes October 30

There is still time to enter your pictures!  This is a fun contest celebrating our local beauty you need not be a professional photographer to enter or to win.

The categories of for the photographs are:

• Celebrating the Beauty and Spirit of Belvedere and Tiburon
• Smartphone Photos of the Tiburon Peninsula
• Life on the Tiburon Peninsula for Ages 5-18

The Tenth Annual Photography Contest is online this year. Our contest is open to all, but photographs must reflect life in Belvedere and on the Tiburon Peninsula.

• Register at the Belvedere Community Foundation Website
• Upload your photo entries
• Take a few moments stroll through the online photography gallery
• Be sure to vote for your favorite photographs for the people’s choice award.

For more information, please visit or send an email to

Be sure to join us on November 16th at 7PM for our awards presentation and party at Belvedere City Hall.

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Angel Island Lights
Countdown Benefit 2011
Leave an indelible mark on the community and history

Become an Angel Lights Countdown Benefit Sponsor!

Angel Island is an integral part of the Bay Area landscape, a special place for anyone to go to enjoy the great outdoors, be inspired by nature and the history and legacy of people who came before.

By sponsoring Angel Island Association’s (AIA) 6th Annual Angel Lights Countdown Benefit you are supporting efforts to develop an Interpretive Master Plan which will serve as the guide to restoration and interpretation of the vast treasures of Angel Island State Park.

For sponsorship inquires please contact Lisa Eltinge: (415) 341-3018 or email

For information or to purchase benefit tickets or adopt an Angel Light
please call (415) 435-3972 or email.

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TFPD.gifTiburon Fire Department Annual Blood Drive
The Tiburon Fire Department sponsors the Annual Community Blood Drive. This year, the event is Wednesday, November 2 from 3 pm to 7 pm in the Engine Room at 1679 Tiburon Boulevard. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. All donors should be in good health, weigh at least 110 lbs, eat, drink lots of water/juice, and bring a picture ID.

Call (415) 435-7200 to schedule your life-saving appointment!

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Sincerely ,

George Rodericks
City Manager
City of Belvedere

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