Kings Mountain Art Fair

August 27, 2015

Labor Day weekend is time once again for our own Kings Mountain Art Fair. Ranked one of the top art fairs in California, it is a very special Woodside event.

This year the fair will be held Saturday, Sunday & Monday, September 5, 6 & 7, 2015 between 10 am – 5 pm at 13889 Skyline Boulevard. Admission and parking are free. It is a kid friendly event but please no pets. The fair benefits the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade and other community activities, including the Kings Mountain Elementary School. It is staffed completely by dedicated volunteers from …

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A Serious Beef

August 14, 2015

Based on some COWcerns from several citizens regarding the timeliness of staff reports for COWncil, ASRB and Planning COWmission we looked into the towns requirements. We found that in 2006, the Town COWncil adopted RESOLUTION NO. 2006 – 6577 establishing a policy governing the availability of Town Council, Planning Commission and Architectural and Site Review Board ( ASRB) meeting packets.

This Policy affirms that “any and all parties having an interest in an item of business that may be before its own body, the Planning Commission, or the Architectural and Site Review Board have a right to be informed about …

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Go Green with Graywater!

August 6, 2015

Woodside should be a water conservation leader rather than a water hog. We should all be embarrassed by headlines like this ”Wealthy Woodside Is Among State’s Top Water Wasters”. See our prior story here.

The Town should facilitate the use of gray water systems and other water conservation features. Encouraging systems that put water back into the ground on site or into cisterns for reuse on properties instead of into storm water systems that flush usable water out into the bay. Our Town should offer incentives, such as fast tracked permitting, low or no fees, “how to” information …

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All-MAIL IN BALLOTS IN NOVEMBER

July 31, 2015

On August 15, 2014 Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2028 (Mullin) authorizing San Mateo COWnty to conduct an all-mail ballot pilot program for up to three elections wholly by mail. Our COWncil approved participation in this program on May 26th. Therefore, COWs who are registered voters will receive a ballot for the November 3, municipal election in the mail along with a return envelope and prepaid postage.

Woodside has 3744 registered voters, so your vote really counts. We hope the ease of this pilot project will encourage more people to vote in local elections. .. Democracy relies …

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