Your Man Around Town! 09/23/15
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Your Man Around Town! 09/23/15

"The wheels on the bus go round and round…all through the town!"


California Dreamin'. As the official months of summer come to an end, we in the Bay Area start to enjoy our Indian summer, with an abundance of warm days and mild evenings ushering us closer to Halloween and the beginning of the holiday season! Can you believe it? I tell people all the time, that having grown up in Burlingame, I only knew what season it was by looking at the calendar. We may not get the more traditional four seasons that other parts of the country do, but I am more than happy to take what we have.

Cast Your Vote. The election season is heating up here in Foster City. Many kick-off events have taken place and signs from the candidates are popping up all over town. Remember that this year we ALL will be voting by mail. Keep an eye on your mailbox during the first week of October and do your part – VOTE!! Mark your calendar for September 28th at 6:30pm for the League of Women Voters' candidate forum. The event will be held at the Council Chambers.

All the World's a Stage. I am sure many of you have at one time or another seen a play or musical at our very own Hillbarn Theatre. Their 75th season kicked off in August with the musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." My wife, Chris, and I, along with two other couples, saw the show a week ago and laughed the entire time. It was hilariously funny, entertaining and well performed. If you missed this one, be sure to check out one of the other shows at Hillbarn this season.

Local Heroes. Many years ago, our City Council, and those in San Mateo and Belmont, came together with an idea to share fire services. This has been a great success story. A week ago, for the first time in Foster City, San Mateo and Belmont, a FIRE OPS 101 program was offered for civic leaders and staff of those cities. The plan was to show non-fire personnel what life is like for our first responders - up-close and personal. My day began by picking up my colleague, Council Member Steve Okamoto. Four events, held at the fire tower/water storage area, were planned and all were manned by fire personnel. Keep in mind, I was dressed in full fire gear - from boots to helmet – and it even had my name on the shield. Not to worry, I will leave the fire fighting and rescue to the true professionals. We got to experience first hand: fire fighting, fire rescue, extraction from a car and CPR. I survived the long day with a renewed appreciation and gratitude for what these men and women do every day. When I got home, smelling like smoke, I was excited for what I had experienced with our partners in fire! Thank you to all.

Opening Day. AYSO held their opening day on September 12th at Sea Cloud Park. From the parade of teams, to the voices from the Notre Dame High School choir singing our National Anthem, Sea Cloud Park was buzzing with activity and excitement. As one of your representatives, I am so glad we have the parks we do for our youth to participate in healthy activities such as soccer.

Happy Anniversary. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Sea Cloud Park. It offers more than 23 acres of baseball diamonds, soccer fields and lawn areas, as well as play equipment, a snack shack, batting cages, and restrooms. Sea Cloud Park is also the site for the Foster City Sports Wall of Fame, (I was honored to be among those inducted to the Sports Wall of Fame in 2012) dedicated to recognizing outstanding contributions and commitment to Foster City youth in the spirit of sportsmanship, athletics, and teamwork.

When you are reading this, I will be on vacation with a group of my clients - celebrating my company's, Ambassador Tours' 60th year in business. Bon Voyage!

If you wish to comment or share your thoughts, please contact me at or 650-286-3505.

Fire Ops 101 Photo

Council Corner

September 23, 2015
Your Man Around Town!

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200