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Weekly Update: September 14, 2023
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City of San Ramon News & Information Update

 Thursday, September 14, 2023

General Plan 2040 Update: Draft Environmental Impact Report Available for Public Review
Planning Commission Public Hearing: Tuesday, September 19 at 6 p.m.

Plan San Ramon

The City of San Ramon has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the San Ramon 2040 General Plan, which is available for public review and comment until noon on October 16, 2023.

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning Commission Meeting on Tuesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. at San Ramon City Hall (7000 Bollinger Canyon Road), with an additional opportunity for public comment.

> Learn More, View the Draft EIR & Submit Public Comment

Coming Soon: Nine (9) Units at City Village through San Ramon Below Market Rate (BMR) Home Ownership Program
Opportunity Drawing Deadline: Friday, October 27 at 5 p.m.

BMR Homes - City Village

Nine (9) Below Market Rate (BMR) units at The Towns at City Village by Summerhill Homes will soon be released for purchase via lottery. The deadline to enter the opportunity drawing lottery for these units is Friday, October 27, 2023 at 5 p.m.

City Village, a collection of 404 homes, will include a two-acre public park and open spaces, walking and biking trails, gathering nodes, seating areas, and a community barbecue area.

The three distinct neighborhoods include The Towns, The Rows, and The Courts. The Towns is a collection of 136 three-level attached townhomes with three or four bedrooms, ranging from 1,720 to 2,250 sq. ft. Within the nine (9) upcoming units, opportunities will be available for Very Low, Low, and Moderate Income households (click here to view income categories and household sizes).

HouseKeys will be administering the lottery on behalf of the City of San Ramon. Applicants must enter the appropriate opportunity drawing by visiting the HouseKeys website. Additionally, the deadline to submit all supporting files for the opportunity drawing is November 10, 2023.

The City of San Ramon is NOT offering any Down Payment Assistance.

For more information about applying for BMR opportunities or registering with the City, please visit the City's dedicated HouseKeys website, call 1-877-460-KEYS (5397), or email

> View PDF Flyer

> More Information and Applications from HouseKeys

Volunteer Opportunity: City Hall Docents

City Hall Docents

The San Ramon City Clerk’s office is seeking docents to lead third grade school tours of City Hall during the 2023/24 school year. The program includes a tour of City Hall, and a scripted mock City Council meeting.

The tours are scheduled on weekdays from 9:30–11 a.m. Docents do not need to be present for every tour and may select dates when available.

All volunteers must pass a background and fingerprint check. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk.

> Download the Application

If you are interested in scheduling school tours, or would like additional information on the program, please call the City Clerk's office at (925) 973-2539 or email

Final 2023 Rec Swim Days: Saturday, September 16 & 23
New Location for Lap Swim Beginning October 2

There are two Saturday Recreation Swims left this season at the San Ramon Olympic Pool (9900 Broadmoor) on September 16 and 23 from 12–4 p.m. Pool entry is $7 per person

Beginning October 2 the San Ramon Olympic Pool facilities will be under construction. All lap swim will be moved to Doughtery Valley Aquatic Center (10550 Albion Road). See below for a schedule. Locker rooms and family changing rooms will be modernized during the renovation.

Lap Swim

San Ramon Library Foundation Mega Book Sale
September 21–23 at the San Ramon Library

Library Foundation Mega Book Sale 2023

Calling all book lovers! Come to the San Ramon Library Foundation Mega Book Sale upstairs in the San Ramon Library (100 Montgomery Street) from September 21–23.

You will find thousands of items in all genres: fiction and non-fiction, children's and preteen, young adult and adult, and even DVDs and CDs. Come and enjoy the thrill of finding treasures to add to your home library!

Thursday, September 21 from 2–7 p.m. - San Ramon Library Foundation members only, materials half price
Friday, September 22 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. - Public Sale
Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. - Public Sale (2–4 p.m. - $10 a bag!)

Introducing: San Ramon Youth String Orchestra (Ages 10–18)
Mondays, September 25–December 4 from 5:30–7 p.m. 
Front Row Theater at Doughtery Station Community Arts Center

Youth String Orchestra

We are thrilled to introduce the San Ramon Youth String Orchestra (SRYSO), an exceptional opportunity for young string musicians in our community to excel and ignite their passion for music!

Led by esteemed instructors Isaac Levine and James Daly of San Ramon Academy of Music, SRYSO offers an amazing musical experience.

SRYSO performances extend beyond the classroom, offering your child the chance to showcase their talent at exciting City events. This unique experience enriches their performance skills and contributes to the orchestra's growing reputation.

Classes take place in the Front Row Theater at Dougherty Station Community Arts Center (17011 Bollinger Canyon Road).

> Learn More and Register for the Youth String Orchestra

Questions? Please email 

MTC Express Carpool Check Pilot Program 
Smartphone App Pilot

MTC Carpool Pilot

Do you carpool along the I-680 Contra Costa Corridor between Dublin and Martinez? If so, you could earn up to $300* by participating in the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Express Carpool Check Pilot.

MTC has partnered with RideFlag Technologies to see how well a new smartphone app works to verify carpools in an MTC Express Lane. If successful, the technology could one day be used to make sure that only verified carpools receive toll discounts in express lanes.

Better compliance with rules would result in faster, more reliable trips for buses, carpools and those willing to pay to use the lanes.

MTC is seeking volunteers to participate in this pilot program. 

> Learn More

*You can participate in up to three 30-day testing periods. Each 30-day testing period you will earn a $100 Amazon e-gift card.

Oktoberfest presented by the San Ramon Historic Foundation
Saturday, October 7 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Forest Home Farms (19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd)

Oktoberfest 2023

San Ramon's own Olympia Fields Brass Band will provide familiar songs, and the Golden Gate Bavarian Dancers will teach you how to polka!

Taste beers from local breweries—or, if you don’t like beer, have a glass of wine or some cider. Enjoy tasty food for lunch and snack on some fresh kettle corn. Take home one of the new Forest Home Farms cups.

For more information, and to purchase food tickets by Friday, September 29, please visit the link below.

> More Information & Tickets

Save the Date: Culture in the Community Returns October 15!
San Ramon Central Park & Community Center
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Culture in the Community 2023

Culture in the Community returns to San Ramon's Central Park (12501 Alcosta Blvd) on Sunday, October 15 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

This unique community event celebrates San Ramon's diverse cultures and nationalities through dance, music, food, and games. Enjoy a wide range of cultural performances, meet liaisons to learn about their different cultures, and enjoy crafts and games from around the world.

> More Information

40th Event

Save the Date!
40th Anniversary Light Parade
Saturday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Along Camino Ramon

Light Parade

Participant Applications Due by October 22

San Ramon’s 40th Anniversary Light Parade is an event for all families, neighborhood groups and businesses to come together and celebrate San Ramon. Light up the night with this evening birthday-themed LIGHT parade, stretching along Camino Ramon to Bishop Drive. Dancers, illuminated floats, bands, auto clubs, and entertainment will make this a luminescent birthday celebration for the whole San Ramon community.

We invite everyone to join us in celebrating 40 years of San Ramon by participating or watching this year’s parade.

Youth groups, cultural performers, marching bands, local businesses, non-profits, auto clubs, veterans and other community groups are highly encouraged to be part of the action and participate in the parade. Groups may creatively enter in any size as marching groups, performing groups, vehicles, illuminated floats and more.

For parade information, and to register to participate, please visit the link below.

> More Information & Registration

Questions or comments? Please email

Job Opportunities with the City of San Ramon

San Ramon Jobs

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

  • Activity Manager / Assistant  Activity Manager - Teen Centers

  • Assistant Activity Manager - Adult Sports

  • Assistant Pool Manager - New!

  • Building Attendant I / II

  • Lifeguard I / II

  • Senior Lifeguard

  • Nutrition Program Assistant

  • Police Officer

  • Recreation Therapy Intern

  • Seasonal Maintenance Worker

More Information

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