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Things To Know: SBPSD's Skip Henderson to Retire May 1st

Home stretch for April 27th - 28th Relay For Life San Bruno.

Last minute push for San Bruno’s Relay For Life April 27th – 28th

A big shout out to Ms. Kathy Peckham, John Muir School's Office Manager (and more)  for being awarded the San Mateo County Employee of the Year for Support Services!

Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m.
John Muir Garage/Rummage Sale ~ proceeds go to next years Fifth Grade Outdoor Ed Students Contact Jeanne McCann atjeannelondon@yahoo.com to help on Friday and Saturday. FOURTH GRADE PARENTS -this is for your children so you are running this event this event. These type of fundraisers help reduce the cost for outdoor ed. Thank you!

Monday thru Wednesday April 15 - 18 - Pasta Pomodero will be making a donation for your food purchase, if you present the attached flier, to the American Cancer Society - Relay For Life San Bruno.  Remember to thank the restaurant for their support.

Tuesday, April 16 - 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Planning Commission Meeting, Senior Center 1555 Crystal Springs Road.

Wednesday, April 17 - Jennifer Vargas reports: Lorry Greenberg will be receiving the 2013 San Bruno Community Recognition award for her dedication and contributions to the community on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00 pm at the San Bruno Senior Center. The award ceremony will take place right at 7 pm and should be over by 7:30.  Without Lorry's countless hours of dedication, the Junior Giants program in San Bruno would not be as successful and make such a difference in the lives of so many youth.

Please come show your support and help her celebrate receiving this well deserved award.

Jennifer Vargas

Thursday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Growing Your Own Organic & Sustainable Garden Workshop – FREE – Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave.  RSVP 650-259-2339.  Learn how to grow a bountiful vegetable garden. From planting bed preparation to starting seedlings, you will discover the steps to starting a summer vegetable garden in a chemical free and more sustainable manner. The workshop will include a planting project to take home to help you start your garden!

Friday, April 19 - ENTENDED DEADLINE Grand Jury Applications Accepted Until April 19.  The Honorable Lisa A. Novak of the San Mateo County Superior Court has announced that the application period for service on the 2013-2014 Grand Jury has been extended to April 19, 2013.  Judge Novak made the announcement as the appointed Grand Jury Advisor for the next grand jury term, which commences July 1, 2013 and ends June 30, 2014.  Any resident of San Mateo County for more than one year who is a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment and good character, with sufficient knowledge of the English language is eligible for selection by Judge Novak.  Elected public officials are not eligible.  The Court encourages all interested individuals to apply. The Court strives to obtain a cross section of the county population. After the completion of an interview process by Judge Novak, jurors will be selected through a random draw.  Application forms can be obtained by writing Grand Jury Clerk, Court Executive Office, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 or telephoning (650) 599-1210 or on-line.

Saturday, April 20 – Prudential California Realty FREE 7th Annual Shredding Party – back parking lot of 180 El Camino Real – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Shred to protect your identity, protect your privacy, & to protect information you consider to be extremely confidential. Shred truck will be accepting documents for shredding from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 589-1000

Sunday, April 22 - Earth Day - The San Bruno ban on single use plastic bags takes effect today.  The ordinance that is being adopted by most cities — which is based on one that was passed by the county and enacted in unincorporated areas last year — will require grocery stores to use paper bags made of at least 40 percent post-consumer recycled materials. Stores must charge at least 10 cents per paper bag.

Friday, April 26 - 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Teen Dance, San Bruno Recreation Center.  Meet up with all your friends and dance to your favorite songs. Tickets go on sale one week before the dance at Parkside and at the Recreation Center. Student ID cards will be checked at the door. Dances are open to 7th and 8th graders only.

Saturday, April 27 – San Bruno Bike & Pedestrian committee will be holding a workshop from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at 850 Cherry Avenue Conference Room C, San Bruno.  RSVP appreciated. Call 650-588-8170 or E=Mail Karen@commute.org What to Expect:  Workshop conducted by a certified bicycle instructor from the League of American Bicyclists; interactive bicycle safety presentation; information on traffic laws for bicyclists and drivers; tips on riding in traffic safely; bicycle maintenance information; workshop is recommended for ages 16 and up; drawing for prizes up to a $40 gift certificates to a local bike shop.

Saturday, April 27  - San Bruno Park School District’s John Muir Elementary School Principal Dr. Frances M. Dunleavy, Ed.D. was very happy to report recently “Woohoo to Mrs. Marconi and her students!  Their garden has earned the Silver Award from the San Mateo County Food System Alliance and Sunset Magazione.  This award is for exemplary gardening.  Join us at the awards ceremony Sat, April 27th, 10:00 at Redwood High School in Redwood City.  See their amazing garden is outside room 1.”

Saturday, May 4 - SAVE THE DATE - Operation Clean Sweep in San Bruno.

Saturday & Sunday May 4th & 5th – SAVE THE DATES – Streets Alive! Parks Alive!  More info and questions: http://www.streetsalivesmc.org

Tuesday, August 6 – SAVE THE DATE – National Night Out

CONTINUING EVENT NEEDING YOUR SUPPORT: Relay For Life San Bruno - Councilman Ken Ibarra kenibarra@yahoo.com and American Cancer Society’s Julie Pierce Julie.Pierce@cancer.org are building the Relay For Life of San Bruno event for Saturday April 27th & Sunday April 28th 2013 to be held at the Capuchino High School in San Bruno.  GO TO www.relayforlife.org/sanbrunoca and there you can sign up to form your own team or join an existing team or just make a donation to an individual team member or to a team. Your friends and relatives from all over the WORLD can go to the San Bruno Relay For Life team web page www.relayforlife.org/sanbrunoca and at least make a small donation.  Join and FIGHT FOR THE CURE! If you cannot start a team or do not know of a team to join, “Crusaders For A Cure” welcomes you to join their
team.  Luminaria Order Form can be obtained at www.RelayForLife.org.org/sanbrunoca  Anticipated Opening Ceremonies speakers:  U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Marc Hershman representing California Senator Jerry Hill, Ben Cohn  representing California Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane.  Special “Hero Of Hope” and Cancer survivor Dorothy Lake will speak on her successful fight to beat cancer and have More Birthdays.

CONTINUING EVENT NEEDING YOUR SUPPORT: The City of San Bruno is seeking volunteers: The City has numerous commissions and committees that through volunteers provide a vital service to the City. Currently there are two (2) openings on the Citizens Crime Prevention Committee and one (1) opening on the Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee , additional vacancies on other committees and committees MAY be open.  To obtain the necessary volunteer interest form for ALL City committees and commissions email City Clerk Carol Bonner at cbonner@sanbruno.ca.gov.

Sacramento Legislative Update:  SCA 11 (Introduced by Senator Hancock) Senate Constitutional Amendment - A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by amending Section 4 of Article XIII A thereof, and by amending Section 2 of Article XIII C thereof, and by amending Section 3 of Article XIII D thereof, relating to taxation.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST - SCA 11, as introduced, Hancock. Local government: special taxes: voter approval.

The California Constitution conditions the imposition of a special tax by a local government upon the approval of 2/3 of the voters of the local government voting on that tax, and prohibits a local government from imposing an ad valorem tax on real property or a transactions tax or sales tax on the sale of real property.

This measure would instead condition the imposition, extension, or increase of a special tax by a local government upon the approval of 55% of the voters voting on the proposition. The measure would also make conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes.

Sacramento Legislative Update: ACA 8 (Introduced by Assemblymember Blumenfield) Assembly Constitutional Amendment . 

A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by amending Section 1 of Article XIII A thereof, and by amending Section 18 of Article XVI thereof, relating to local government finance.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST - ACA 8, as introduced, Blumenfield. Local government financing: voter approval.

(1) The California Constitution prohibits the ad valorem tax rate on real property from exceeding 1% of the full cash value of the property, subject to certain exceptions.  This measure would create an additional exception to the 1% limit for a rate imposed by a city, county, city and county, or special district, as defined, to service  bonded indebtedness incurred to fund specified public improvements and facilities, or buildings used primarily to provide sheriff, police, or fire protection services, that is approved by 55% of the voters of the city, county, city and county, or special district, as applicable.

(2) The California Constitution prohibits specified local government agencies from incurring any indebtedness exceeding in any year the income and revenue provided in that year, without the assent of 2/3 of the voters and subject to other conditions. In the case of a school district, community college district, or county office of education, the California Constitution permits a proposition for the incurrence of indebtedness in the form of general obligation bonds for the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities, to be adopted upon the approval of 55% of the voters of the district or county, as appropriate, voting on the proposition at an election.

This measure would similarly lower to 55% the voter-approval threshold for a city, county, or city and county to incur bonded indebtedness, exceeding in any year the income and revenue provided in that year, that is in the form of general obligation bonds to fund specified public improvements and facilities, or buildings used primarily to provide sheriff, police, or fire protection services.

In Case You Missed This:  Current San Bruno Park School Board Trustee Skip Henderson announced recently in an open meeting that he will be retiring from the School Board on May 1st 2013.

In Case You Missed This: Caltrain Seeks Community Volunteers for Advisory Committee.  Caltrain Seeks Community Volunteers for Advisory Committee.  The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board is seeking applicants for its Citizens Advisory Committee to represent San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.  The CAC is comprised of nine volunteer members, who serve in an advisory capacity to the board of directors, providing input on the needs of current and potential rail customers.   Applicants should reflect the demographics of the riders.  Applications are due by Friday, May 3. The CAC meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5:40 p.m. in San Carlos, just one block from the San Carlos Caltrain Station.  All meetings are open to the public.

The JPB is a tri-county board, comprised of representatives from the City and County San Francisco, San Mateo County Transit District and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.  Interested persons can obtain an application at www.caltrain.com/cac or by calling 650.508.6223.

In Case You Missed This:  At the April 9th San Bruno City Council meeting, the City adopted a resolution authorizing acceptance of the donation from U.S. Soccer Foundation Footprints Field Grant in the amount of $50,000.00 for Lions Filed Synthetic Turf Renovation Project.  City staff applied for the Footprints Field Grant and has received confirmation of the award.  U.S. Soccer provides these grants to agencies that install synthetic turf fields and allow local soccer organizations playing on the new field.

In Case You Missed This:  At the April 9th Council meeting, the Mayor presented to the San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District with a proclamation recognizing the week of April 21st and April 27th as West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week.  District technician Ben Rusmisel, who oversees mosquito control in San Bruno, accepted the proclamation and thanked the City and its residents for assisting in working towards an almost mosquito free San Bruno.  Info and questions:  District Manager Robert Gay 650-344-8592.

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