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Run for City Council – Nomination Period Starts July 15

On November 5, 2024, Belvedere will hold a general municipal election to fill three seats on the City Council. To become a candidate, you must be over 18 years of age and a registered voter in Belvedere. The nomination period begins July 15, 2024, and ends on August 9, 2024. If one of the incumbents … Continued

Second Annual BBQ in the Park was a Hit

On June 15, the second annual Belvedere BBQ in the Park, organized by Adam Gavzer (shown in the center photo above with fellow Block Captain Paige Peterson), was held in Community Park. Belvedere residents grilled up burgers and hot dogs, while attendees had the opportunity to learn about volunteer opportunities, emergency preparedness and local support organizations. … Continued

City Council Meeting Update

At their July 8 meeting, the City Council appointed two new members to the Parks, Open Space and Lanes Committee: Marika Bergsund and John Schirm. They will join members Nicholas Markman, Charlie Harrington and Wayne Stacy. Also at the meeting, Public Works Director Tony Boyd reported that a recent assessment of our city streets found … Continued

Council Members Juggle Multiple Roles

Ever wonder what City Council members do? For starters, councilmembers make decisions about a wide range of topics, including approving the city’s budget, hearing appeals to Planning Commission decisions, setting policy, approving revocable licenses, and responding to resident concerns. The five councilmembers also split responsibility for sitting on 23 different committees. Some are local, such … Continued

Coyote Hazing Strategies: Simple Yet Effective

Simple, home-made deterrents can help keep coyotes fearful of humans, while also protecting you and your dog when out for a walk. An easy-to-carry scare stick, made by tying mylar ribbon to a stick, confuses a coyote when you wave it vigorously out in front of you. A plastic trash bag easily fits in your … Continued

City Council report for June 10, 2024

On June 10, the City Council adopted a $11.8 million budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year. Despite generally healthy finances, the staff report and the Council discussion highlight concerns related to the growing fire funding deficit, rising pension costs, and essential capital improvements. This budget prioritizes repairing three sections of Beach Road via the $2.2 … Continued

Welcome new Belvedere volunteers!

At the June 10, 2024 meeting, the City Council appointed several new members to the Planning Commission and three city committees. New planning commissioners are Justin Botros, Don Schinske and Jena Watson. Jeff Aguero will join reappointed member Chelsea Schlunt on the Belvedere-Tiburon Joint Recreation Committee, and Wayne Stacy will join the Parks, Open Space … Continued

Meet Belvedere’s summer interns

The city received numerous applications from many qualified college students for the City Management Internship Program, and we are delighted to introduce the two Belvedere locals selected for this summer program. Sydney Moseley just finished her first year at UCLA studying mathematics and applied science with a minor in Spanish. Sydney is a volunteer with … Continued

City Council nomination period for November 5, 2024 election

On November 5, 2024, the city will hold a general municipal election to fill three seats on the City Council. To become a candidate, you must be over 18 years of age and a registered voter in Belvedere. The nomination period begins July 15, 2024, and ends on August 9, 2024. If one of the … Continued

Why do we still have coyotes?

Many aspects of Belvedere that make it an ideal place for us to live also make it an attractive environment for coyotes. A pair of coyotes came here and stayed because they found plenty of food resources and shelter opportunities. They are particularly attracted to our construction sites, vacant properties, dense vegetation, quiet streets, abundant … Continued

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