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Government Watch
May 03, 2013, 05:00 AM

Federal government

• U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, will hold a town hall meeting in Half Moon Bay Saturday, May 11 to give new constituents of the 14th Congressional District the opportunity to ask questions about any topic on their minds, including the economy, health care and veterans issues. Residents from El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach and San Gregorio in particular are invited.

The meeting will be 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Half Moon Bay Library, 620 Correas St.

State government

• Assembly Bill 470 passed out of the Assembly Education Committee with nearly unanimous bipartisan support. The vote was 6-0.

AB 470, authored by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, is intended to protect “categorical” funding for the development of school safety plans.

These plans are developed by education experts in conjunction with law enforcement officers and make sure that school staff and administrators are adequately prepared to address violence and disasters at public schools, according to Mullin’s office. 

Regional government

• The San Mateo County Harbor District Board of Harbor Commissioners adopted its Preliminary Integrated Operating and Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14 at its May 1 meeting and shall hold a public hearing for the purpose of fixing the final budget 7 p.m. June 19 at the Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco. Written comments are welcome, please address them to: 400 Oyster Point Blvd., Suite 300, South San Francisco, CA 94080.

Copies of the proposed San Mateo County Harbor District Budget are on file and available for inspection by the public at the Administration office at 400 Oyster Point Blvd., Suite 300, South San Francisco, CA; the office of the Harbormaster at Oyster Point Marina/Park, 95 Harbormaster Road, South San Francisco, CA; and the office of the Harbormaster at Pillar Point Harbor, One Johnson Pier, El Granada, CA, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

City government

• The city of Burlingame is moving forward on a promotional video of its downtowns that will be played at local hotels. At a December 2011 study session, the council expressed an interest in such a video. In February, a request for proposals was set to 10 local video firms and Burlingame residents identified as having the skills necessary to create such a video. Five complete proposals with budgets were received. After being vetted by a subcommittee, Electrify Media Productions was selected, according to an update that will be approved by the council Monday.

The $11,500 production may need to be re-edited to include focus after the Burlingame Avenue upgrades are in place. Prior to getting started, the boards of both the Downtown Business Improvement District and the Broadway Business Improvement District as well as the managers of city hotels will meet with Burlingame’s Economic Development Specialist Leslie Parks and Michael Higashi, principal of Electrify Media, to answer questions and discuss ideas.

The council meets 7 p.m. Monday, May 6 at City Hall, 501 Primrose Road.


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