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Marty Medina March 30, 2014 at 09:58 PM
Robert, Great idea! I'll see what I can do this week if someone doesn't beat me to it. WE doRead Morehave until May 13, 2014, to protest the increase. Interesting that this year they included the actual rate payers (renters) the opportunity to protest the increase. Last time they did not. Marty Medina
Heidi Beck March 30, 2014 at 11:40 PM
I'm not sure they will count email -- I believe the protest needs a signature to be counted asRead Morevalid . You don't need to write a fancy letter. A postcard saying "I protest the garbage increase" will do, but it needs to include the name of the property owner or the Recology customer submitting the protest, the signature of that person, and the street address or assessor's parcel number of the service location for which the protest is submitted. Mail or drop it off at San Bruno City Hall, Office of the City Clerk, 567 El Camino Real. No reason you couldn't pass out postcards to your neighbors and gather them up to drop off at city hall. Or send an email to all your San Bruno contacts with information on how to protest.
dragon April 09, 2014 at 01:18 PM
WHAT A SHOCKER! Here we go again, another year another proposed increase. I will definitely be atRead Moreth e Mid-May meeting. these comments and others will not make a difference because the state is putting pressure on the local cities to not have any land fill usage for garbage. You will see an increase forever whether you vote against it or not. They want you to reduce garbage by another 25% in 2 years and another and another..You really need to have competition and other bids from a different company. Also, every time the employees ask for more money and benefits the city goes ahead and allows the increases. Poor managing on behalf of the garbage company.
Michael A. March 18, 2014 at 06:33 PM
San Bruno Beautification Task Force, thoughts?
Jeffrey March 24, 2014 at 05:24 PM
Native plants ONLY please! (They support native wildlife) Red: Manzanita (Archtostapylos spp)Read More Whit e: Coyote Brush (Baccharus pilularis) Blue: Hummingbird Sage (Salvia Spathecea) Trees: Silk Tassel Tree (Garrya eliptica) Coffee Berry (Rhamnus californica)
B.E.O March 20, 2014 at 06:59 PM
Upstanding citizens should not fear the government and or their police departments. I am perfectlyRead Moreh appy with the San Bruno's Police department. I just wish they would keep better logs of their arrests online so I can keep a better eye on what is going on around me. I'm sure I'll never be in cuffs ever! In my life time.
T March 20, 2014 at 08:16 PM
It is not the publics business to pry into the private doings of individuals. Lead your life with a Read Moreblind eye and and all will be dandy.
Jeffrey March 28, 2014 at 12:45 AM
@T Let me say this! If you keep a blind eye, the scums of the Earth shall descend upon yourRead Moreneighb orhood.... and they'll get IN YOUR FACE. The more you back away, the more they'll encroach. Get to know your neighbors, and together you can overcome any intruder. Most problem households are no greater than 2% of the neighbors. Some are outsiders, but you wouldn't know unless you got to know your neighbors. Be proactive, and don't wait until something blows up in your face before you respond.
San Bruno Native March 31, 2014 at 06:35 PM
Oh and the property was last sold in 2007 . . . so when they closed the restaurant - they bought aRead Moren ice house. . . . AND since this is PUBLIC INFORMATION; 175 Mesa Verde Way San Carlos, CA 94070 Find on map >> Show street view Owner: PATRICK SIU HANG LEE & ELEANOR WAI KAM LEE Land value: $625,000 Building value: $625,000 Total value for property: $1,250,000 Assessments for tax year: 2009 Last sale: $1,615,000 Date of last sale: 12/03/2007 Read more: http://www.city-data.com/san-mateo-county/M/Mesa-Verde-Way-3.html#ixzz2xaB0SWAk
Karin Cunningham April 03, 2014 at 03:47 PM
I agree! Let's get something going to get the attention of Lee's Buffet to do something! I'm tiredRead Moreo f people using San Bruno as a dumping ground for illegal businesses and unused crappy property property!
Marty Medina April 04, 2014 at 01:16 PM
Ok. i sent the following email to the city council. Let's what happens next. "DearRead MoreCouncil Members, A number or residents have been posting on San Bruno Patch regarding a few eye sores in our city. In particular the property formerly know as "Lee's Buffet." Here is the link....http://sanbruno.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/lees-buffet-on-el-camino-real I have recently advised the community development department of homeless in the old El Camino Theatre building too. The fence on Mastick is encroaching into the sidewalk. There is a major sidewalk trip hazard caused by the tree too. Clearly something can be done to improve the appearance of abandoned businesses. We look forward to your attention and action. Thank you. Marty Medina"
dragon March 20, 2014 at 06:37 PM
Dear Ann..Call the city clerk and find out the corporation that owns the whole corner and then call Read Morethe planning department and or the city engineer. Also, you can call the city managers office and the city attorney because they are suppose to know who is in town to do an environmental clean up.
Ann Higgins March 20, 2014 at 06:41 PM
Ann Higgins March 20, 2014 at 06:41 PM
Bite Koch February 21, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Wow-how topical! Do try to keep up.
Carl Petersen III February 26, 2014 at 03:35 PM
A response to a comment that is misquoted. One of the quotes that I focus on in this week's blog:Read Moreht tp://goo.gl/L5mPCw
bob b February 09, 2014 at 09:32 AM
You might hear something from certain members but doing something about it is the issue..sendRead Moreinform ation to the mayor he just gives it to someone else and no followup. This has gone on for years and will continue. Because you do not have control from the city manager then your departments, council, and others will continue to do business as usual.
bob b February 09, 2014 at 09:37 AM
Next door and other sites are great but you need more than that to be effectve. You need toRead Moreorganiz e your areas and start patrolling. The city doesn't have enough officers to handle the work that is needed. Please look at cityofsanbruno.info and join.
dragon February 09, 2014 at 08:11 PM
The only answer is that were working on it and then you be told the things you need to look for and Read Morecall the police. That's it. This is what you get from the Chief of San Mateo Police dept. and the city of San Mateo: Neighborhood Watch Program Overview Neighborhood Watch sign The City of San Mateo is proud to have one of the most active Neighborhood Watch programs in the County. A Board of Directors made up of concerned residents oversees the program with support from the Neighborhood Policing Unit. Neighborhood Watch Block Captains are kept constantly updated on crime trends and safety information through Community Alerts, and are responsible for insuring their neighbors are receiving the information as well. Block captains also organize neighborhood meetings or discussions to talk about neighborhood safety issues. SMPD's Patrol Lieutenants are assigned Policing Areas within the City, and are points-of-contact for neighborhood issues. SMPD Policing Areas Map Area 1 - West of US101, from about 5th Avenue North to Burlingame - Lt. Pat Molloy - 650-522-7627 (Includes Downtown, and Central Park) Area 2 - West of US101, from Central Park South to Belmont - Lt. Dave Peruzzaro - 650-522-7684 (Includes Baywood and The Village) Area 3 - East of US101 from Coyote Point to Foster City - Lt. Rick Passanisi - 650-522-7685 Start a Neighborhood Watch on Your Block Get familiar with your neighbors and help keep your block safe as a team! More information about SMPD's Neighborhood Watch Program can be found here: Neighborhood Watch - SMPD Block Captain Introduction Letter If you have any questions about Neighborhood Watch in San Mateo, contact our Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Officer John Rink Sr. at rinkj@cityofsanmateo.org or 650-522-7744 . Neighborhood Watch Fact Sheet •English or Spanish •"Take A Stand Against Crime" Neighborhood Watch Brochure Neighborhood Watch Website Links •National Crime Prevention Council •National Association of Town Watch •Youth Crime Watch of America NEED I SAY ANYMORE...JOIN OTHERS AND GO TO: CITYOFSANBRUNO.INFO
Susan Wing February 09, 2014 at 10:04 PM
I received a reply on my comment through email from someone named Dragon. They talked about theRead MoreNeig hborhood Watch and that there's leaders who are to inform the neighborhood, I didn't know there was anyone in charge of The Neighborhood Watch. No one has ever left a flyer or contacted me. Thanks, Susan
Viviana Marrone February 06, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Agreed! Positively scary driving south on Huntington, the stop sign is too far back.
Heidi Beck February 07, 2014 at 01:30 AM
I agree about traveling southbound on Huntington -- visibility was awful last night in the rain. IRead Moref illed out the traffic complaint form on SBPD website some time ago and got a call the next day from an officer. He said they would be paying extra attention at that intersection. I would urge you to call or email SBPD and contact the city's traffic safety committee. The more they hear from people, the more likely they will do something.
phdog February 19, 2014 at 10:07 AM
FYI: yesterday they put in new stop signs at the Angus underpass, making it a 4-way stop on bothRead Moresid es. If you travel on that street, make sure you make the new stops.
Karin Cunningham February 04, 2014 at 02:40 PM
Oh boy... I wish something could be done to keep it going!
Robert Riechel February 04, 2014 at 02:52 PM
Currently it is still UP & RUNNING. I can post. I have a new editor but not sure how wide anRead Morea rea she covers. I have no further info on what Patch's short term or long term plans are for San Bruno Patch. Keep reading San Bruno Patch. Keep posting to San Bruno Patch. I assume the more reader hits and reader posts San Bruno Patch receives will have a positive effect on keeping it running. Thanks
Cat S February 08, 2014 at 10:41 AM
Bring back Laura Rudnick!
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