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Weekly Update: November 12, 2021
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City of San Ramon News & Information Update

Friday, November 12, 2021


San Ramon Redistricting Process 2022: Public Input Invited

San Ramon Redistricting Process

The City of San Ramon has begun the process of re-drawing the district lines for future City Council elections, based on new data from the 2020 Census.

On November 9, 2021, the City Council held the first Public Hearing on the redistricting process. Demographer Michael Wagaman presented an overview of the redistricting process, including the timeline, an explanation of redistricting, opportunities for public input, and more.

Click here to watch the presentation from the first Public Hearing


Public input is key to the redistricting process. Now through February 3, 2022, residents are invited to share their thoughts through one or more of the following:

1. Draw a draft map with one or more new district boundaries

 

2. Identify one or more Communities of Interest

> Click here to view Mapping Tools and Resources



3. Participate in upcoming public hearings:

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Public Hearing 2: Consideration of Public Input and Preliminary Discussion

Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Public Hearing 3: Consideration of Draft Maps and Direction on Refinement

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Public Hearing 4: Consideration of Final Maps

4. Email your thoughts to [email protected]

 

To learn more about the redistricting process, view more details on public hearings, access mapping tools and supporting data, and more, visit sanramon.ca.gov/redistrict_2022


Sandbag Stations at Central Park, Athan Downs and San Ramon Sports Park

Sandbag Stations

Winter weather in and around the San Ramon Valley brings rain, sleet and ice. In preparation for any incoming storms, free sand and sandbags are now available for San Ramon residents and businesses at the following locations, marked with blue signs:

  • Central Park (12501 Alcosta Blvd) - sandbag station on Alcosta Blvd adjacent to the San Ramon Community Center
  • Athan Downs (2795 Montevideo Drive) - sandbag station on Montevideo Drive near San Ramon Valley Blvd
  • San Ramon Sports Park (5261 Sherwood Way) - sandbag station on Sherwood Way

Stations are self-monitored; please bring your own shovel to fill the bags.

> More Information


Weekly Street Sweeping: Now through January 14, 2022

Street Sweeping

San Ramon public streets will be swept weekly from October 18, 2021 to January 14, 2022 to remove fall leaves. Please avoid parking on the street on your scheduled street sweeping day if possible. For more information, please visit the link below.

> More Information


Upcycle Your HeART Out Art Exhibit Continues
Nov 5–19 at Dougherty Station Community Center

Upcycle Your HeART Out 2

The Upcycle Your HeART Out Art Exhibit continues at the Dougherty Station Community Center (17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd) November 5–19.

Don't miss this unique exhibit of artwork from local artists upcycling old election signs and creating "Signs of Hope" for the community.

More Information on Upcycle Your HeART Out


Winter Recreation Registration Now Open to Residents

Winter Rec Guide 2021

Registration for Winter recreation programs is now open to residents.

Registration opens to non-residents on November 15.

Click here to Register Online

Register In Person:

San Ramon Community Center (12501 Alcosta Blvd)
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Alcosta Senior & Community Center (9300 Alcosta Blvd)
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Questions?
Call (925) 973-3200 or email [email protected].


Bah Humbug! 5k Run, Walk & Kids' Dash
Saturday, December 4 at the San Ramon Community Center

Bah Humbug 2021

Bah Humbug! 5k Run/Walk - begins at 9 a.m.

Start the holiday season off with a healthy, chip-timed fun run or walk through San Ramon. All participants will receive a holiday long-sleeved t-shirt and the famous Bah Humbug! Ornament. This event is great for families and children!

Kids’ Dash - begins at 8:20 a.m.

The kids’ dash is for children ages 4-9 years old. The 1K course will run through portions of Central Park and conclude at the main finish line in front of the San Ramon Community Center. Along the route, we will have designated volunteers located throughout the course keeping participants safe and cheering them on. Children will be grouped by ages 4-6 and  7-9 years old.  All participants will receive a holiday long-sleeved t-shirt and the famous Bah Humbug! Ornament.

Start & Finish: Both races begin and end at the San Ramon Community Center (12501 Alcosta Blvd).

> More Information & Registration


E-Bike Incentives from 511 Contra Costa: Buy a new e-bike and apply for a cash rebate of $150-300!

E-Bike Rebates

Over the past 12 months, 511 Contra Costa has issued close to 500 e-bike rebates. They followed up with the new e-bike owners to hear how it has changed the way they travel.

Most say they use their e-bikes for recreation and shopping, but many also e-bike to work and school. These new e-bike owners ride an average of two to four times a week, much more often than they did on their traditional bikes.

The owners 511 Contra Costa staff spoke with said that e-biking makes them feel happy, energized, and empowered. The biggest benefits of having an e-bike were exercise and recreation, the ability to go longer distances, and riding with less effort – a perfect combination for replacing car trips with e-bike rides.

Thinking of getting an e-bike? 511 Contra Costa still has rebates available. Visit the link below to learn more.

> More Information on E-Bike Rebates


California’s Eviction Protections Changed October 1: Renters and Landlords Impacted by COVID-19 Should Still Apply for Rent Relief

COVID Rent Relief

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program covers 100% of unpaid rent and utilities for eligible renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19. The program will continue accepting applications until all funds are exhausted.

As of October 1, 2021, eligible renters who receive an eviction notice have 15 business days to apply for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program and notify their landlord that they have applied (or intend to). Applying for assistance may reduce their risk of eviction.

As of October 1, 2021, landlords seeking an eviction based on non-payment of COVID-related debt or of rental debt incurred between October 1, 2021 and March 30, 2022, must prove that that they have applied to the COVID-19 Rent Relief program, and that the application has been denied or the renter has failed to complete their section, before a legal eviction can take place. Eligible renters who are at risk of eviction are urged to apply, even if their landlord has not applied.

Interested landlords and renters can check eligibility and apply at HousingIsKey.com or by calling 833-430-2122For assistance in another language, or to verify eligibility, get help with an application or upload paperwork, applicants are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a local organization by calling 833-687-0967.

Assistance from the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program does NOT count as earned income for renters and will NOT affect eligibility for any other California state benefit assistance programs, such as CalFresh and CalWORKS. Applying to the program will not impact your residency status or your path to citizenship.

If you need further assistance, please dial 2-1-1 or text “HOPE” to 20121.

Learn More and Apply for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program


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