Local Politics-What you need to know

Homeowner’s Face Mandatory Upgrades

By |July 13th, 2016|

Homeowner’s face mandatory upgrades as the state legislature has determined that it’s time for us all to remodel our bathrooms. Well, not just bathrooms, actually any part of your home that contains older plumbing fixtures. Now there’s no excuse to put off that bathroom upgrade you so desperately needed. Of course, everybody knows that changing […]

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Belmont Ignores a View Ordinance

By |March 10th, 2016|

Belmont, or beautiful mountain (beau mont)–for which this blog is also named– is one of the most unique and charming cities on the peninsula. It’s heavily forested hillsides and undulating hills make for a delightful backdrop against the busy peninsula transportation arteries.

Belmont offers impressive views of San Francisco and the open space around Sugarloaf Mountain, […]

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Belmont’s Proposed Sewer Lateral Requirement Might Just Stink

By |March 23rd, 2013|

We initiated this post on the Belmont Patch and wanted to make sure the residents of Belmont know what their City Council is working on as the newest proposal in keeping Belmont’s residence safe.

I tend to stay away from expressing our opinions about the machinations of Belmont’s City Council but I thought their recent proposal which burdens […]

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Belmont Just Became a More Safe Place to Live-Limiting Real Estate Signs

By |June 30th, 2011|

We can thank our great leaders of Belmont for taking on one more urgent problem in the midst of our city’s financial crises—rampant real estate signs.

Belmont Just Became a More Safe Place to Live-Limiting Real Estate Signs

By |June 30th, 2011|

We can thank our great leaders of Belmont for taking on one more urgent problem in the midst of our city’s financial crises—rampant real estate signs.

Public announcement regarding health care for children

By |February 10th, 2011|

From the Department of Insurance:
Act Before March 1st to get Lower Premiums for the Health Care Your Children May Need!!
Important Enrollment Window Closing Soon
If your children are uninsured, there are new options to get them covered, but it's important to act now!Visit finder.healthcare.gov to search for coverage options. 
Individual Insurance
With many employers cutting back on health insurance, more Californians […]

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December 10th–Property Tax Deadline

By |December 10th, 2007|

Today, December 10th is the last day to pay your property taxes in California. Many people wait until the December 10th deadline to pay their property taxes though they are due November 10th, becasue there’s no penalty until after the December deadline.

The fiscal year for California property taxes runs from July 1st through […]

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Tree-mendous Power Struggle

By |October 15th, 2007|

I have brought the idea of a proposed tree ordinance to the attention of several of the influential people I know in Belmont, some who hold sitting positions. They do not appear inclined to take-up the idea since I believe they tend to shy away from anything which is a political hot potato (unless […]

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Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire–Belmont’s Smoking Ban

By |October 15th, 2007|

The smoking ordinance in Belmont was a classic example of what Belmont’s city council is all about. Sure second hand smoke is bad but the issue brought before them was second hand smoke in attached adjacent living spaces–the genesis of the original complaint. However our council (coached by their cronies in other departments with […]

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Meet Jason Born

By |September 19th, 2007|

There are several new faces emerging as candidates for Belmont’s city council. One I had the pleasure to meet was Jason Born. An articulate no nonsense sort, Jason Born could be a real asset to Belmont’s leadership. You can read all about him on his web page at: http://www.bornforbelmont.com/

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