Agenda and Look Ahead

The CCAC meets this Monday, July 11 at 3:30 PM in the City Council Chambers - Agenda
View the updated floor plans and elevations through the agenda link.

The Environmental Programs Committee meetings for July 11 has been cancelled.

City Council Agenda Look Ahead


Info. from the Mosquito & Vector Control District

Two dead American crows, one collected from Atherton and another collected from Redwood City, tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) on July 6th. This is the first indication of the presence of WNV in San Mateo County in 2016.

While the risk of human West Nile virus infection in San Mateo County remains low, reports of dead birds are an early indication that the virus is circulating in the environment. Residents are encouraged to report fresh carcasses of birds or tree squirrels to the California West Nile Virus Hotline at or by phone at 877-WNV-BIRD (877-968-2473).

West Nile virus is primarily a disease of birds. However, humans, horses, and other animals can become infected with WNV if bitten by an infected mosquito. West Nile virus cannot be spread person to person. To prevent mosquito breeding on your property, avoid mosquito bites, and reduce the risk of West Nile virus infection, follow the "Three D’s":

• DRAIN – Mosquitoes lay their eggs on standing water. Eliminate all sources of standing water on your property, including flower pots, old car tires, clogged rain gutters, and pet bowls.

• DAWN and DUSK – The mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus bite in the early morning and evening so it is important to wear proper clothing and repellent if outside during these times. Make sure that your doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep mosquitoes out.

• DEET– Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaradin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535 according to label instructions. Insect repellents keep mosquitoes from biting you.
In response to the discovery of West Nile virus in San Mateo County, San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMCMVCD) will collect adult mosquitos for WNV testing by deploying mosquito traps in the neighborhoods where the dead birds were found. The results of this mosquito testing will be available early next week.

In addition to ongoing surveillance for West Nile virus, the District continues to control mosquitoes in their immature stages through an integrated pest management (IPM) program. The District’s vector control technicians routinely inspect standing water where mosquitoes develop, and treat mosquito breeding sources throughout the county.
For assistance with a mosquito problem in San Mateo County, contact the District at (650) 344-8592. For more information on West Nile Virus and other District services, visit us on the web at:


Election, 2016

Election Day: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Town of Atherton will be holding a General
Municipal Election on November 8, 2016, to fill two
City Council seats for a four-year term expiring in
November 2020. The Nomination Period opens
Monday, July 18, 2016 and closes Friday, August 12,
2016, at 5 p.m. However, if one or more incumbent
Council Members do not file for re-election by the
August 8th deadline, the filing period is extended to
5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

Interested registered voters of the Town should contact Theresa DellaSanta in the City Clerk Office at 752-0529 or for information on becoming a candidate.

More details about the election, important election dates and the candidate process will be sent late next week.


Newest APD Member

Earlier in June, the Town welcomed its newest member to the Atherton Police Department – Bryan Robbins.

Bryan grew up in Ripon, California, where he attended Ripon High School.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from California State University, Stanislaus.  

During college Bryan competed in Track & Field and was placed on the school’s “All-Time Top Ten Decathletes” list.   In 2013, Bryan moved to the Bay Area to pursue a career in Law Enforcement.   In August of 2014, he received his POST Certification through South Bay Regional Police Academy. He was awarded with both the Outstanding Overall Achievement Award and the Dr. Susan Oliveira Leadership Award.  Bryan is married and has a son.

Officer Robbins will be officially sworn in at the July 20, 2016 Council meeting.


Thank You!

Thank you for being a part of Atherton Online.

Have a great weekend.

Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk

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