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  August 3, 2012
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June 22 through Sept. 14

It's Friday Nights on Main (FNOM) time!  This great community event will continue every Friday throughout the summer until September 14 (except August 24). Come join the celebration of Friday Nights on Main with food and fun for all ages.  
For more information, contact the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at 435-5633 or visit their website  Friday Nights on Main

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Counci_Chambers.JPGRESCHEDULED - Citizens' Flood Committee Meeting

The August meeting of the Citizens' Flood Zone Committee is cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm.

On the Agenda will be an update on the FEMA Cooperative Technical Partner Project and a discussion of land use and FEMA issues surrounding properties on West Shore Road. West Shore Road properties face a unique challenge under FEMA regulations that require new development to be moved landward to eliminate impact due to "high-velocity wave action" in the area. The Committee will discuss ways to educate and assist property owners on West Shore Road in handling this challenging development issue.

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2012 Golf.jpgSign Up for the 2012 Belvedere-Tiburon Open Golf Tournament!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ San Geronimo Golf Course

Save the Date! Tuesday, September 11 is this year's date for the Belvedere-Tiburon Open. We would like to invite you to join us for the 17th Annual event.

This year's event will take place at the beautiful San Geronimo Golf Course in San Geronimo. Thanks to the City of Belvedere and the Town of Tiburon, Belvedere Tiburon Community Recreation is designated as this year's beneficiary with the tournament helping to ensure continued high quality recreation services.

This year's player fee is $160 and includes green fee for 18 holes, lunch before the shotgun start, a sit-down dinner and drinks post play and lots of prizes! We would like to extend an invitation to join us either as part of a foursome that you form on your own or if you would like to sign up as a single player - we will add you to an open slot.

There are also sponsorship opportunities available, some include a twosome or a foursome in the tournament! We certainly hope that you can be a part of it. If you have questions, please contact Belvedere City Hall at 415-435-3838 or email

If you would like to sign up now, click the player registration link below.

2012 Player Registration Form

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2012 Art Festival.jpgTiburon Art Festival
August 25-26 - 11 am to 6 pm

The sixth annual Tiburon Art Festival returns to Historic Ark
Row on Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26, with juried
artists, live music, family entertainment, and other activities.


Local artists have been selected to paint "in the open air" at Fountain Plaza on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Jurors will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for cash prizes. The artwork will be displayed from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. The artwork will be available for purchase in a silent auction on Ark Row. The Tiburon Peninsula has many talented artists, so be sure to take advantage of this show.


Italian Street Painting (like they used to do in San Rafael) is coming to the Tiburon Peninsula! In addition to the Art Festival on Ark Row and the Plein Aire contest at Fountain Plaza, artists and spectators can enjoy street painting on Beach Road. Starting Saturday morning, August 25, artists will use pastel chalk to draw in their assigned square on Beach Road in Belvedere.

Children as well as adult artists are welcome to reserve a square. Call the Belvedere-Tiburon Joint Recreation office at 435-4355 to reserve your square. Spectators should plan to visit the street a few times to watch the progress, and it's free!

Come see the fantastic variety of art and enjoy food, music and family entertainment at the Tiburon Art Festival.  For more information, contact Cathleen Andreucci - (415) 435-4355 or visit the Art Festival website.

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Less Waste to California Landfills! logo

Californians continued reducing waste in 2011, throwing away a record low 4.4 pounds of garbage per day.

This figure, called the per capita disposal rate, is calculated each year by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). In short, it is the total amount of trash disposed of at home and in workplaces, divided by the state population. Residential, commercial, industrial, and construction and demolition waste is included in the figure.

The rate is a modest improvement over 2010 and is the lowest since disposal reporting began in 1989. It is also down 1.9 pounds from the peak of 6.3 pounds per resident per day in 2005. The overall state “diversion rate equivalent” stands at 65 percent, meaning nearly two-thirds of the 86 million tons of waste generated in the state last year was kept out of landfills.

“These rates are proof that we have strong and effective resource management efforts in the state,” CalRecycle Director Caroll Mortensen said. “Now we have a new goal: 75 percent recycling statewide. We’re excited to work with local communities and support emerging markets to recycle and divert even more solid waste in the years to come.”

AB 341, signed into law last fall, sets a goal that California source reduce, recycle or compost 75 percent of its waste by the year 2020. CalRecycle is responsible for developing a plan to achieve that goal, and has crafted a working document to foster discussion among interested parties on how it might be accomplished.

In all, the state’s 37.4 million residents disposed of 29.9 tons of waste last calendar year. Of that, 99 percent went to California landfills, while the remaining 1 percent was exported out of the state. The employee disposal rate, a calculation used to determine waste disposal rates for businesses, was 11.3 pounds per employee per day with an overall diversion rate equivalent of 64 percent, compared to 63 percent in 2010.

According to the California Department of Finance, labor markets, real estate markets, and construction activity all showed some improvement in 2011. So far, this has not translated into increases in disposal. However, as the recovery picks up steam and the California economy improves, solid waste generation will increase as people find work, build more, produce more, and buy more. Having effective diversion and recycling plans in place will stimulate the economy that much more by providing material for the state’s recycling market.

To learn more about the 75 percent recycling goal and California’s waste disposal rates, see CalRecycle’s website at

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Felicia Wheaton
Community Development Director/Assistant City Manager

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