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About this blog: In January 2002 I started writing my own online "newspaper" titled "The San Ramon Observer." I reported on City Council meetings and other happenings in San Ramon. I tried to be objective in my coverage of meetings and events, and...  (More)

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July 14 Council Meeting Preview

Uploaded: Jul 10, 2009
There will be no hanky panky at local hotels and motels if the Council passes a new ordinance requiring them to maintain a register with the true names and addresses of people staying there. A public hearing will be held to consider this. It was postponed from an earlier date.

Proclamations will be handed out to Pauline Chiew Nolte for her service on the Library Commission, Leslie Lea for her service as Contra Costa Grade Jury Foreperson, Mrs. Michael Masuda-Nash for her Outstanding First-Year Teacher Award, and ENGEO Inc. as one of the 25 best places to work.

A contract with ENGEO for Geotechnical Engineering consulting is in the Consent Calendar. Also in the Consent Calendar is a request to the Board of Directors of the Dublin San Ramon Services District to appoint a San Ramon Resident to fill the vacancy left by Tom Ford's death.

An appointment will be made to the Arts Advisory Committee, and the Teen Council will present its annual report.

Comments

Posted by Joe Queirolo, a resident of San Ramon,
on Aug 28, 2009 at 8:46 am

Any information about more recent Council meetings?


Posted by Roz Rogoff, a resident of San Ramon,
on Aug 28, 2009 at 11:15 am

Joe,

Nothing happened at the last Council Meeting. Perkins and Livingstone were absent, and the Council needed 4/5 majority to vote on the Emergency Massage Ordinance they were considering. That's the one to postpone issuing massage permits to evaluate the State's new licensing law.

I don't write a single article on the Council Meetings any more. Instead I write separate articles on individual issues and presentations. I'm past due on writing up Tuesday's meeting. The San Ramon and Danville Libraries are once again sponsoring City Read: "Two Cities, One Book." The book this year is Sarah Vowell's "Assassination Vacation," which will be handed out at the three library branches and several local businesses. Ms. Vowell will be at the Dougherty Valley Center on October 17 at 7 pm.

Steven Lao from the San Ramon Presbyterian Church announced the Church's annual Building Bridges day on also on October 17. That's when hundreds of volunteers gather at the Church near the Post Office, and spread out around San Ramon, and now Dublin, to clear brush from yards and do other safety and cleanup jobs for the elderly, disabled, single parents, and now soldiers at Camp Parks.

One speaker in Public Comment introduced a new program you might be interested in (or already know about), the Contra Costa County Climate Leaders Program. This organization is trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in each of the cities in Contra Costa County. Vice Mayor Dave Hudson said that San Ramon is already doing everything they want. I'll await your reply on that one.

Roz


Posted by Joe Queirolo, a resident of San Ramon,
on Aug 29, 2009 at 6:59 am

I caught the video on Channel 29. I have no idea what Dave was talking about. He seemed a little defensive. Interesting that Mayor Wilson had nothing to say. And was that an embarrassing or an amused silence when the woman from CCCo Climate Leaders suggested the City submit their organic garden for an award?


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