NOTICE: Truck Traffic to Increase Through September 20 Along Redwood Shores Parkway

Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) has provided notice that truck traffic will increase through September 20th along Redwood Shores Parkway.

Truck traffic along Redwood Shores Parkway will be greater than anticipated for approximately a four-week period starting the week of August 21, 2017. The increased traffic is being used to reduce the duration and overall impact of heavy truck traffic, for site preparation improvements at Silicon Valley Clean Water, on residents and businesses along Redwood Shores Parkway and Radio Road.

The project originally envisioned 50 truck trips per day. The contractor anticipates they will be using 150 truck trips per day to bring soil to the site. It is anticipated that delivery of the soil can be completed as early as September 20th. The trucks are required to drive in the right-hand lane and to obey the posted 25 mph speed limit.

For additional information, please see Silicon Valley Clean Water’s full notice.

RIP Raymond Robinson

The Redwood Shores Community Association joins students and residents of Redwood Shores in mourning the passing of our smiling crossing guard, Raymond Robinson. We will always keep with us memories of your cheerful wave!

A wall of remembrances has been posted at the corner of Bowsprit and Bridge, where Robinson served. Those who have had their days brightened by Robinson’s joyful time here in the Shores have been invited to share their thoughts, memories, and prayers.

Services will be held on August 1st at True Hope Church of God in Christ, 950 Gilman Avenue, San Francisco, CA. A viewing will be available from 9-10AM, and services will be held at 11AM. The Robinson family (through his daughter Dianita) can be reached for further information about the service; information can be found through a sign at the wall of remembrances (with respect to the family, contact information is not posted here online.)

Belmont Redwood Shores School District Board Vacancy

This message for Redwood Shores Community Members comes from the Belmont Redwood Shores School District (BRSSD):

At its most recent meeting, the Board of Trustees decided to fill the upcoming board vacancy with a provisional appointment. By statute, the Board has until April 15, 2017, to make this appointment, and we are now seeking applicants for this position. We encourage you to consider applying! Applicants must be registered voters residing in the District’s attendance area, and may not be an employee of the District.

The Board will have a vacancy due to Trustee Charles Velschow’s resignation effective March 22, 2017. The newly appointed Trustee will serve for the remainder of his term, through November 2018.

Application information can be found here. The application deadline is March 23, 2017, at 12pm. Interviews will be held on the evening of April 3, 2017.

You are welcome to forward this email to anyone who you think may be interested in serving on the Board. Please reach out to me directly with questions at or 650-620-2703.


Michael Milliken
BRSSD Superintendent

A Message from the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District About Sandpiper Elementary School Expansion Plans

Dear Redwood Shores Community,

The Belmont-Redwood Shores School District is planning to expand Sandpiper Elementary School to provide 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and a total of 220 additional students in grades K-8. This project is intended to offer the families in Redwood Shores a local public school option for grades 6-8 and to help reduce the overall traffic into and out of the Shores. In compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, the City of Redwood City has commissioned an environmental study, known as an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration. The document outlines what the impacts might be and how the District proposes to mitigate the potential impacts to a less than significant level. An analysis of potential traffic impacts is included. The study was published on November 4, and public comments will be accepted until December 6, 2016.

You can find the study on the District’s homepage, at, and you can provide comments to Lisa Costa Sanders, Contract Principal Planner with the City of Redwood City, at 650-780-7363 or . Thank you!

Michael Milliken


Belmont-Redwood Shores School District

Redwood Shores 2016 Annual Meeting

February 10, 2016, 7:00 pm
at the Redwood Shores Library
399 Marine Pky at Bridge Pky (click for a map)

Please RSCA for its Annual Meeting and get the latest update on “The State of the Shores”.

Join RSCA for its Annual Meeting and get the latest update on “The State of the Shores”.

Our guests will include:

  • Warren Slocum, San Mateo County District 4 Supervisor
  • Redwood City Mayor John Seybert and City Manager Melissa Stevenson Diaz with a preview of the State of the City
  • Dr. Michael Milliken, Superintendent of Belmont-Redwood Shores School District
  • Dr. James Lianides, Superintendent of Sequoia High School District
  • Dan Child, General Manager of Silicon Valley Clean Water, updating us on construction of major sewage pipelines beneath Redwood Shores.

We try to end our Annual Meeting around 8:00 pm so that you have time to ask questions or talk with our guests about issues of particular interest to you.

(RSCA will also elect its new Board of Directors.)

“HARAMBEE” Interactive Art Project in Redwood Shores

Something unusual is coming to Redwood Shores, and you have an opportunity to be a part of it!

Three Redwood City parks (including our own Mariner Park) will host artist Michael Koliner as he works with community members to build “Cob-Adobe Benches” — functional pieces of art that are visually distinctive and also convenient for park-goers.

Concept Image of Mariner Park Functional Art Installation

Concept Image of Mariner Park Functional Art Installation

Everybody in the community is invited to participate in a “Harambee” (which means “all pull together” in Swahili) event. Food, refreshments, and music are included. What you will need to bring to participate is your grubbiest clothes, because in order to build these pieces, as many people as possible will need to join a mud dance (stomping in mud) in order to ready the cob-adobe needed to finish these functional art pieces. Children and adults of all ages are encouraged to volunteer and be a part of the art installation!

Saturday, October 17
10:00am – 2:00pm
Mariner Park
(We encourage you to bike or walk)

A number of additional events are being held for opportunities to gain more information about the Harambee and meet the artist and backer behind the project. More information is available in the flier, additional event schedule, and press release posted below:



Art Talks

“Making on the Road” with Artist Michael Koliner (a TechShop Pittsburgh employee)
Thursday, October 1 from 6:00pm-7:30pm located at 2415 Bay Road, Redwood City, CA 94063

Redwood City Parks and Art Foundation and TechShop Mid-Peninsula sponsor an event to meet Pittsburgh-based artist, Michael Koliner, as he shares his great journey and learning experience in creating the functional art for Redwood City.

Meet Curator Lance Fung and Artist Michael Koliner

Tuesday, October 6 from 7:00pm-8:30pm located at 1044 Middlefield Rd. Redwood City, CA 94063 in the Community Room

Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Redwood City Parks and Art Foundation will also be sponsoring an event to “Meet Curator Lance Fung and Artist Michael Koliner” as they both share the interactive, functional, and great art they have planned for Redwood City.

Redwood City “Harambee” Events:

  • Andrew Spinas Park (2nd Ave. and Bay Road) – Friday, October 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Mariners Park (Tiller Lane and Bridge Parkway)- Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Mezes Park (Warren St. and Standish St.) – Sunday, October 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Public Art Installation Unveiling

Come enjoy three events on October 25 to celebrate the unveiling of the new public art. The City encourages families to attend all three progressive events, which offer food and entertainment at each park location.

October 25 Unveiling Event Details

  • Andrew Spinas Park unveiling: 9:00 a.m.
  • Mezes Park unveiling: 12 p.m.
  • Mariner’s Park unveiling: 3:00 p.m. (parking limited, walk or bike to the event)


The City of Redwood City announced on September 8th, 2015, the launch of a unique public art partnership with Fung Collaboratives to debut three works of functional art in October sponsored by Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation. The City of Redwood City commissioned emerging artist Michael Koliner to produce and debut functional works of art for the community to sit on, use and enjoy at three local parks. The partners are currently planning opportunities for the community to participate and engage in the artistic process, which will be announced by mid-September.

“The City of Redwood City is thrilled to be partnering with Fung Collaboratives, the Parks and Arts Foundation, and Michael Koliner to bring new functional public art for the community to use and enjoy,” said Aaron Aknin, interim city manager. “Based on our recent city satisfaction survey, over 87.8% of our residents use local parks, and the public art debuting in October will provide a new, creative park benefit within three local parks for residents to enjoy and experience.”

Michael-Koliner artist-at-workThe Redwood City public art installation will be Pittsburgh-based artist Michael Koliner’s first public project on the west coast. Koliner will be based in the Bay Area while creating Redwood City’s three new public art pieces. The unveiling of the functional art collection in late October for the community to use and enjoy.

“We spend a lot of time in Redwood City, taking advantage of all the public programs the city produces. The community is extremely dynamic and a wonderful environment to create this art collection,” said Lance Fung, Fung Collaboratives chief curator. “Commissioning Michael Koliner is truly amazing and his artist energy and creativity will shine through in the art collection he is developing.”

“A big thank you to Fung Collaboratives and the City of Redwood City for their leadership and innovation to help steward this process through,” said Pamela Estes, Parks and Arts Foundation board president. “The art collection will be a tremendous community asset and enjoyed by all parks goers for years to come.”

Silicon Valley Clean Water Project Construction in June


A project to rehabilitate the existing biosolids drying beds at Silicon Valley Clean Water’s treatment plant at 1400 Radio Road is nearing completion and will require cement trucks traversing Redwood Shores Parkway for three days in June, all concentrated between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. for their roundtrips. The current schedule, which may change as construction conditions change, is:

  • 6/11 – Thirty-five (35) trucks
  • 6/17 – Fifty-five (55) trucks
  • 6/22 – Fifty-five (55) trucks

The project has significant environmental benefits by lining the beds and by making the drying process much more efficient. The work includes lime stabilization of the existing soil base, a new concrete floor and access ramps, internal roadway improvements, and a new decant system and pump station. The overall drying bed area is not increasing.

In the long term, the improvements will reduce the number of trucks leaving the SVCW site annually from about 600 to about 300 and significantly reduce biosolids disposal costs.

Questions: 650-585-2181,
or email or

Silicon Valley Clean Water
1400 Radio Road
Redwood City, CA 94065
Phone: 650-591-7121

Silicon Valley Clean Water
1400 Radio Road
Redwood City, CA 94065
Phone: 650-591-7121

SVCW provides wastewater services to residents and businesses in

Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, and West Bay Sanitary District


Redwood City Accepting Applications for Seven Open Positions on Its Boards, Commissions and Committees

The following message from The City of Redwood City is shared for the interests of residents of Redwood Shores:

Want to help make a difference in your city? The City of Redwood City is currently seeking applications for upcoming available seats on the Planning Commission, Board of Building Review and Complete Streets Committee (pilot program). Deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5pm. Interested applicants can go online to access an application.

“We’re looking for committed people who are willing to work hard, represent our City, and who want to make a difference in the City of Redwood City,” said Mayor Jeffrey Gee, City of Redwood City. “We’re dedicated to innovation and improving the quality of life for those who live and work here. The best way to do that is give people an active voice in the process.”

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