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Weekly Update: September 3, 2021
Posted on 09/03/2021

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City of San Ramon News & Information Update

Friday, September 3, 2021

General Plan Update: Virtual Community Workshop
Thursday, September 9 at 7 p.m.

Plan San Ramon

The City of San Ramon invites you to attend a virtual Community Engagement Workshop on the update to the General Plan, Housing Element, and Climate Action Plan scheduled for Thursday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. These three guiding documents serve as the City’s long-term plan for land use, housing, and climate policies, and your input is needed on how you envision San Ramon evolving over the next two decades.

In Summer 2021, the City kicked off updates to the General Plan, Housing Element, and Climate Action Plan, which are scheduled to take two years to complete. The Planning Services Division will be hosting the workshop, where an introduction to the Project will be provided and community members can provide feedback on the future of San Ramon.

The full meeting agenda with instructions to view or participate in the TELECONFERENCE MEETING is available here.

If you are unable to attend, you can also submit your comments or questions in writing via email at [email protected] or via mail to:

City of San Ramon

Attn: Planning Services
7000 Bollinger Canyon Road
San Ramon, CA 94583

If you have any questions regarding this project or the public workshop, please contact Cindy Yee, Senior Planner at (925) 973-2560.

> Official Meetings & Notices

Last Chance: Performer Applications for 2021 Culture in the Community Celebration Close at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 3

Culture in the Community

The 4th annual Culture in the Community Celebration will take place on Sunday, October 17 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the San Ramon Community Center (12501 Alcosta Blvd).

The Culture in the Community Celebration is a community event to celebrate San Ramon's rich diversity of cultures with food, crafts, booths, music, dance, and more. Culture in the Community is fun, family-friendly, and free!

Applications are currently being accepted to participate in the event as a performer, host a booth to share your culture, and more.

Learn more and apply by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 3 at the link below.

> 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

COVID-19: Updated Mass Quarantine Order for Contra Costa Residents

Contra Costa Health Services has updated the county’s Mass Quarantine Order, and Contra Costa residents exposed to someone with COVID-19 can now narrow down the number of days they must spend in quarantine by testing for the virus at the right time.

Close contacts of persons diagnosed with COVID-19 are required to quarantine themselves, with exceptions for certain persons fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine, certain essential workers in critical infrastructure sectors, and students in K-12 school settings under specified circumstances.

This updated Health Order provides an additional exception, allowing persons who are required to quarantine to end the quarantine period after day 7 instead of after day 10 if they are asymptomatic and test negative for the COVID-19 virus on or after the sixth day after the last date of exposure, consistent with guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

> CCHS Health Order: Mass Quarantine Order

> Home Quarantine Instructions for Close Contacts

> CDPH Quarantine Guidance

> CDC Quarantine Guidance

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 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

Free Student Bus Passes Still Available


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

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