Agendas and Look Ahead

The City Council meets next Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. to discuss the Civic Center Concept Design and Cost Estimates - Agenda

For a look at potential future City Council Agenda Items visit the Agenda Look Ahead Page


A Different Way to Buy Power

Did you know there’s an alternative to buying electricity from Pacific Gas & Electric? Cities throughout San Mateo County are exploring a concept called Community Choice Energy (CCE) that already saves money for residents in Napa and Sonoma Counties and offers them more energy options, including higher renewable energy content.
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will be holding a study session on Community Choice Energy (CCE) and the results of the Draft Peninsula Clean Energy Technical Study (Technical Study) on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 10am in the Board Chambers at:

Hall of Justice and Records
400 County Center 
Redwood City, CA 94063 

Additionally, there are two community workshops where there will be a presentation by County staff on Community Choice Energy, to learn how it works.  The workshops are as follows:

  • 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. @ City of Redwood City Council Chambers, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. @ Burlingame Library Lane Room, 480 Primrose Rd., Burlingame, CA 94010 (co-hosted with the Citizen's Environmental Council Burlingame)

Details about the community meetings will be posted on the Office of Sustainability website.
County staff will explain why the County is exploring CCE and the formation of a program that would allow customers to choose between buying electricity from a CCE program called Peninsula Clean Energy or PG&E. Peninsula Clean Energy customers would receive multiple electricity options with different mixes of energy content (such as solar, wind or hydro), at prices competitive with PG&E. Although prices may fluctuate, other counties that have created CCE programs have offered electricity at lower rates than PG&E and have invested in local renewable energy sources.

Additionally, County staff will make a presentation on CCE at an Atherton City Council Study Session to be held on Wednesday, November 4 at 4pm in the City Council Chambers.
For more information about the proposal to offer CCE in San Mateo County, visit the county’s website here:

Mental Health Line

Safety Tips

Safety Tips During a Mental Health Emergency
To help friends and family members be as prepared as possible before calling 9-1-1 for a mental health emergency, San Mateo County Health System’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services has developed guidelines to help ensure everyone’s safety. These guidelines include how to plan ahead for a potential crisis, what to do before calling 9-1-1, how to best communicate during the call and what to do when police arrive. Tips include telling police you are calling about a mental health emergency, asking for a Crisis Intervention Trained (CIT) officer to be dispatched, and requesting police arrive without sirens if possible. These guidelines can be found at and are available in English and Spanish.

coats for kids

Coats for Kids Program

Recology San Mateo County is launching its annual Coats for Kids Program to collect new and gently used coats to donate to those in need of a warm coat during the cold weather season. From Monday, October 12th through Friday, October 16th, drivers from Recology will collect coats from homes on their normal collection day. 

Atherton residents are asked to place coats in a clear plastic bag marked “Coats for Kids” and to then place the bag next to or on the top of their blue Recycle Cart on their regular collection day, during the week of October 12th through October 16th.
Collection containers labeled “Coats for Kids” will also be placed in the lobby at Town Hall.  That location will be accepting coats from Monday, October 19th through Friday, October 30th. Please look for the Recology wheeled collection cart that is labeled “Coats for Kids.”

At the end of the drive, Recology will deliver all of the donated coats to local non-profit agencies for distribution to those in need. The Coats for Kids program is held annually by Recology San Mateo County.  Last year, Recology collected approximately 1000 gently used coats that were donated to families in need through St. Anthony’s and Samaritan House. 


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Have a great weekend.

Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk

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