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Weekly Update: September 10, 2021
Posted on 09/10/2021

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City of San Ramon News & Information Update

Friday, September 10, 2021


CA COVID Rent Relief Program

CA Rent Relief

If someone you know is unable to pay rent or utilities due to COVID-19 and are at-risk of eviction, encourage them to apply for 100% assistance through the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program.

Landlords – If you have income-eligible renters who are behind on their rent, you can submit a joint application for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program to help support this income loss. Receive compensation for unpaid rent dating back to April 1, 2020 as well as future payments. Visit HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122 to learn more and apply.


Register Today: Youth Basketball for Grades K-2

Youth Basketball 2021

The clock is winding down—be sure to register for the K-2 Youth Hoops League before the registration ends on September 10! This family-friendly instructional league is sure to be a fun team experience for all young hoopsters. All skill levels are welcome.

 Register for Youth Hoops League


Construction Alert: Alcosta Boulevard Pavement Rehabilitation Project  Street Closure: Now–Tue, Sep 14

Alcosta Blvd Pavement Rehabilitation Project Street Closure

As part of the ongoing Alcosta Boulevard Pavement Rehabilitation Project, northbound Alcosta Boulevard between Veracruz Drive to approximately 400 ft north of Pine Valley Court will be closed through Tuesday, September 14 to complete the proposed roadway improvements. Please follow detour signs during the closure and use caution while driving in the area.

> Learn more about the  Alcosta Boulevard Pavement Rehabilitation Project

> View  Detour Plan for Aug 31–Sep 14

> View  Construction Updates


Fare-Free Transit throughout the Month of September

Free Fares in September

County Connection Tri Delta Transit WestCAT, and  Wheels are going  fare-free on all routes for the entire month of September! This includes  Tri MyRide,  Paratransit routes, and even WestCAT’s express Lynx service between Contra Costa and San Francisco.

>Learn More about Fare-Free Rides in September


Voting Information for California Gubernatorial (Governor) Recall Election Election Day: Tuesday, September 14

Secure Ballot Drop Boxes

  • Ballots for the 2021 California Gubernatorial (Governor) Recall Election have been mailed by Contra Costa County.
  • The deadline to register online to vote was August 30, 2021. After that deadline and through Election Day (September 14, 2021), you can still register and vote in person using Conditional Voter Registration. It is a one-stop opportunity to register and cast your ballot, and is available at Contra Costa County Elections office, Regional Early Voting sites, and all polling places on Election Day.
  • You have several secure options for returning your ballot: mail, drop box, or in person at your voting location, polling place, or county elections office.
  • There are four (4) secure ballot drop box locations in San Ramon (2 indoor, 2 outdoor):
    • San Ramon City Hall (7000 Bollinger Canyon Road) – indoor (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
    • Alcosta Senior and Community Center (9300 Alcosta Boulevard) – indoor (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
    • Dougherty Station Community Center (17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd) – outdoor (24 hours a day, closes September 14, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.)
    • San Ramon Community Center (12501 Alcosta Blvd) – outdoor (24 hours a day, closes September 14, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
  • In-person voting takes place on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 7 a.m.– 8 p.m. To vote in person, find your local polling place, view a complete list of regional early voting locations in Contra Costa County, or view information on voting at the Contra Costa County Elections Office, click here.

>  California Gubernatorial Recall Election - Frequently Asked Questions

>  Contra Costa County Election Information


Pre-Register Today: Free Open Space Hike
Saturday, September 11 at 8 a.m.

Open Space Hike Sep 11

Join the Open Space Advisory Committee for a free hike on Saturday, September 11 at 8:00 a.m. Discover a beautiful area of the Dougherty Valley on this moderate, 2.35-mile hike.

Starting at Red Willow Park (190 Red Willow Road), the hike will take participants on the Red Willow Loop Trail and loop around on several other trails before returning to Red Willow Park. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about San Ramon’s trails, open space, and the Open Space Advisory Committee throughout the hike.

The path is partially paved and partially in open space. The walk is free; however, pre-registration is required. Learn more and sign up at the link below.

>  More Info & Pre-Register


Free Compost Giveaway for San Ramon Residents Saturday, September 18, 8 a.m. – noon

Compost Giveaway

Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow.

Mixing compost into your soil:

  • Adds valuable nutrients to your soil, acting as a natural slow release fertilizer for plants and microbes
  • Reduces the need for pesticides and synthetic fertilizers
  • Enriches soil and promotes healthy plant growth (more fruit and vegetables – tastier, too!)
  • Helps to regulate and neutralize the acid and alkaline levels in your soil
  • Saves water: nutrient rich soil requires less irrigation
  • Healthy root growth in your garden means less erosion
  • Plants grown in compost-amended soil tend to be more resilient to diseases, pests, and fungi

Stop by Forest Home Farms (19553 San Ramon Valley Blvd) on Saturday, September 18 between 8 a.m. and noon for a compost giveaway! Limit 1 cubic foot bag per car, available while supplies last. Proof of San Ramon residency is required.

>  Composting and sustainable gardening information for Contra Costa County

>  More Information on Food Scrap Collection from ACI of San Ramon


Questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? Ask an expert.

Get Answers Contra Costa

Understanding that many people have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines,  John Muir Health  and  Kaiser Permanente  recently launched  GetAnswersContraCosta.org. The website includes answers to common vaccine questions and issues as well as an online portal where questions can be submitted and answered.

> Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at  GetAnswersContraCosta.org


Free Student Bus Passes Still Available

Pass2Class

Could your K-12 student use  County Connection WestCAT,  AC Transit, or Tri Delta Transit to get to or from school? Apply now for up to two months of free student bus rides! Passes are available while supplies last; limit two (2) students per household.

> Learn More and Apply for Pass2Class

College students can ride free too! Apply for Try Transit and get a $25 Clipper card to take the bus or BART to campus.

> Learn More and Apply for Try Transit


San Ramon Performing Arts: Tickets for 2021-22 Season Now Available

San Ramon Performing Arts 2021-22

San Ramon Performing Arts is proud to present the upcoming 2021–22 Season!

This season will feature  Jake Shimabukuro (November 6, 2021), The Purple Xperience (February 27, 2022), and  The Underwater Bubble Show (March 27, 2022) at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center (10550 Albion Road).

Tickets are on sale now at the link below, or by calling (925) 973-3343.

> More Information & Tickets


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