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Weekly Update: November 5, 2021
Posted on 11/05/2021

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City of San Ramon News & Information Update

Friday, November 5, 2021

San Ramon Redistricting Process 2022: Public Hearings Begin Tues, Nov 9 

San Ramon Redistricting Process

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

In 2019, the City of San Ramon undertook the process of moving from at-large elections to district-based elections for the Mayor and all City Council seats.

San Ramon’s first District Election took place in November 2020, with the Mayor elected at-large, and City Councilmembers from Districts 1 & 3 elected by district. In November 2022, the Mayoral seat will again be elected at-large, and Councilmembers from Districts 2 & 4 will be elected by district.

The 2022 redistricting process was initiated by the release of 2020 Census block-level redistricting data.

Public input is key to the redistricting process, and the process will include four (4) public hearings. These hearings will take place at City Council meetings, and the redistricting process is expected to be complete in the spring of 2022.

The first public hearing will take place at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 9 at 7 p.m.

To learn more about the redistricting process and view the public hearing schedule, visit the link below. 

> San Ramon Redistricting Process

COVID Vaccines Now Available for Children Ages 5-11

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) has announced that community healthcare providers, local pharmacies, and CCHS will all begin vaccinating county residents ages 5 to 11 this week. The FDA, CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Work Group have all found that Pfizer’s vaccine is safe and highly effective for children ages 5 to 11. About 92,000 children in Contra Costa are newly eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The pediatric dose is one-third the dosage given to teens and adults, and smaller needles will be used. As with adults, children ages 5 to 11 must still get two shots at least three weeks apart to get the maximum protection of the vaccine.

Appointments for children ages 5 to 11 will become available anywhere in the county that provides the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming days. Check with your child's pediatrician or primary care provider and ask if they have the vaccine.

CCHS will begin providing the Pfizer vaccine to 5- to 11-year-olds at their no-cost public health vaccination clinics in Antioch, Concord, and Richmond beginning on Friday. Contra Costa Regional Medical Center & Health Centers will begin vaccinating its patients on Monday. Appointments at their clinics in Antioch, Concord, and Richmond are now available online or by calling 1-833-829-2626.

More Information from Contra Costa Health Services

View Contra Costa Vaccine Locations Flyer

FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use in Children 5 through 11 Years of Age

CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years

Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Finds Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is Safe and Effective for 5- to 11-Year-Olds

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.

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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.

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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

Holiday Boutique: Sat, Nov 6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
San Ramon Community Center

Holiday Boutique 2021

Get an early start on your holiday shopping at the Holiday Boutique at the San Ramon Community Center (12501 Alcosta Blvd) on Saturday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 60 vendors will be present with a variety of merchandise including food, jewelry, clothing, and hand-crafted items.

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Free Open Space Hike: Alamo Creek to Redhawk to Village Center Trail Loop
Saturday, November 13 at 9 a.m.

Open Space Hike Oct 16

Join the San Ramon Open Space Committee on a hike through Dougherty Valley on Saturday, November 13 at 9 a.m. Starting at the Dougherty Station Community Center (17011 Bollinger Canyon Road), participants will begin the hike on the Alamo Creek Trail. The hike will continue on the Bollinger Canyon Road Trail, Redhawk Trail, West Alamo Creek Trail, and then the Village Center Trail leading hikers back to the Dougherty Station Community Center.

The hike will be roughly 3.6 miles and is expected to take about 2 hours to complete. The trail is almost entirely paved, so please wear appropriate footwear. The walk is free, however, pre-registration is required at the link below.

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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.

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).

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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 or by calling 833-430-2122. For 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

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