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Weekly Update: July 21, 2022
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City of San Ramon News & Information Update

 Thursday, July 21, 2022

Municipal Election 2022: Council Candidate Filing Period Now Open
Closes Friday, August 12 at 5 p.m.

San Ramon Elections

A Municipal Election will be held in the City of San Ramon on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for the following City of San Ramon officers:

  • Mayor
  • Councilmember, District 2
  • Councilmember, District 4

The nomination filing period is now open, and closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022.

The nomination period will be extended to Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 5 p.m. if an incumbent does not file for re-election by Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Candidates are required to make an appointment with the City Clerk's Office to obtain and file nomination papers.

To be eligible to run for office, a candidate must be a U.S. Citizen, be a registered voter, and must be registered in the political subdivision for which you are running. The office is nonpartisan.

To make an appointment to obtain and file nomination papers, or for questions, contact the City Clerk's Office at [email protected] or (925) 973-2539.

For more details, please visit the link below.

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"Picture This" Public Art Project Now Live

Picture This

The "Picture This" Temporary Public Art exhibit is now in the Tri-Valley! Local artists have painted 33 large frames that have been placed throughout Tri-Valley cities, including eight frames in the City of San Ramon in notable locations for you to visit.

Visit the frames and take a picture, and share your picture on social media using #PictureThisTriValley and #PictureThisSanRamon. Don't forget to tag your location so others can locate your favorites.

"Picture This" is a temporary public art project by the City of San Ramon, Town of Danville, City of Dublin, City of Pleasant, and City of Livermore with cooperation from Visit Tri-Valley.

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San Ramon's Next Chief of Police: Denton Carlson

Denton Carlson

Following a nationwide search, Denton Carlson has been selected as San Ramon’s next Chief of Police. Carlson currently serves as Captain with the San Ramon Police Department, and has more than 24 years of experience as a peace officer—including 20 within the San Ramon community.

Carlson will be San Ramon’s fifth Chief of Police, and will replace former Chief Craig Stevens, who retired March 25, 2022 and has been serving as interim Chief during the hiring period.

Carlson will take the Oath of Office as part of the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 26 at San Ramon City Hall (7000 Bollinger Canyon Road). The meeting begins at 7 p.m. At this meeting, Chief Stevens will also be honored for his service. Members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Summer Concert Series: David Martin's House Party
Sunday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Central Park Amphitheater
Free Admission

Summer Concert - David Martin's House Party

Join friends and family for a perfect summer evening in the San Ramon Central Park Amphitheater (12501 Alcosta Blvd) with the next show of our Summer Concert Series this Sunday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m., featuring ultimate party band David Martin's House Party (pictured). Bring a blanket or a low-backed lawn chair and be ready to rock the night away! 

A selection of savory and and sweet food truck options from The Food Truck Mafia will be available each week. This Sunday, check out food trucks from Crazy Empanadas and Rosie's Mexican TruckWine, beer, soda and water will also be available for purchase.

Three-stream recycling stations will now be provided at each summer concert. If you have disposable cans, bottles (Recycle) or compostable paper plates and napkins (Organics) stop by the (Recycle Organics Trash) carts, and sort your waste to keep these events more sustainable. Together we can create a Trash-Free San Ramon.

The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by the City of San Ramon, Chevron, and the San Ramon Arts Foundation. Concerts run weekly on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. until August 7 at Central Park Amphitheater (12501 Alcosta Blvd).

Shade structures, tents and umbrellas will only be permitted at the top of the ridge/hill to ensure lines of sight remain open.

Upcoming Concerts:

Sunday, July 31
The Incident!
Bollywood Music

Sun, August 7
Maroon Vibes
Maroon 5 Tribute Band 

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Free Ice Cream Gift Card with 511 Contra Costa's Summer Bike Challenge
Tuesday, July 26, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at San Ramon Library

Summer Bike Challenge

Warmer weather is here, making it a great time to grab your helmet, pump up the tires, and join the Summer Bike Challenge. It's free, fun, and open to people of all ages.

How to Play: Each Contra Costa city has a unique gameboard with bikeable destination squares. Bike to listed locations anytime this summer to clear the board. You can also sign up to receive Weekly Bonus Challenges by e-mail, which earn you entries in weekly drawings for Amazon gift cards.

Collect Free Stuff: As part of the Summer Bike Challenge, 511 Contra Costa is hosting more than 50 in-person events. Arrive by bike to collect prizes including gift cards from Jamba Juice, Starbucks, Safeway, Target, and Baskin-Robbins.

Free Stuff Events in San Ramon: Visit the Summer Bike Challenge and select the San Ramon gameboard to download a list of upcoming prize events near you! The next San Ramon event is:

Tuesday, July 26 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
San Ramon Library (100 Montgomery Street)
Free: Ice Cream gift card

Register: Register now – it's free to participate! You'll be entered in the iPad Grand Prize Drawing for your city just for signing up.

Sign Up Today: Middle School Pool Party
Wednesday, July 27 at 7 p.m.

Middle School Pool Party

Are you entering the 6th, 7th or 8th grade? Then end your summer with a pool party! Play games, listen to music, win prizes, race on the Splash 'n' Dash, take a dip in the play pool, float on an inner tube, play games and more. Relish this great opportunity to meet your fellow middle schoolers and make new friends--sign up today at the link below!

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Citizen Planning Academy Fall 2022: Application Now Available
Apply by Friday, August 5

Planning Academy 2022

San Ramon’s  Citizen Planning Academy  returns this fall!

This  free 5-week class  will be held at City Hall  (7000 Bollinger Canyon Road) on  Monday evenings at  6:30 p.m.  beginning  September 12, offering an overview of why cities plan, how planning shapes the community, and the land use planning process.

The course concludes with a Mock Planning Commission Meeting, where the participants serve as the Planning Commission, developers, and residents.

Following the course, class participants will be formally recognized at a City Council meeting.

Learn more and apply by  Friday, August 5  at the links below.

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July-September Encore! Senior Newsletter


From a summer barbecue to concerts in the park to fitness and enrichment classes, find out all that is offered for seniors in the July-September  Encore! Senior Newsletter!

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Pass2Class Student Transit Tickets: Applications Now Open for 2022/23 School Year


Interested in receiving up to two months of free transit for your student, grades 1-12? Pass2Class offers free bus passes to Contra Costa students at the beginning of the school year to encourage the use of bus transportation to and from school. Pass2Class reduces traffic congestion and air pollution by reducing the number of cars being driven to school. Visit to apply for the program today.

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County Connection Summer Youth Pass: Unlimited Rides Now through August 31 for just $30!

Youth Summer Transit Pass Logo

The County Connection Summer Youth Pass is now available to purchase at a discounted rate thanks to 511 Contra Costa.

To order passes, please visit the County Connection website.

Current Job Opportunities with the City of San Ramon

San Ramon Jobs

The City of San Ramon is hiring! Current job opportunities include:

  • Lifeguard I / II 

  • Associate Engineer

  • Police Officer - Lateral 

  • Police Officer - Academy Participant or Recent Graduate

  • Assistant Activity Manager / Activity Manager - Teen Center

  • Building Attendant I / II

  • Nutrition Program Assistant

  • Recreation Leader I / II for After School Teen Center

  • Seasonal Maintenance Worker

  • Recreation Leader I / II for Youth Sports

More Information

Call City Hall at (925) 973-2500 or email [email protected]