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Government Watch
July 10, 2013, 05:00 AM

Federal government

• U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, will be holding a town hall meeting in Belmont 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, July 13.

The meeting will give constituents an opportunity to speak with Speier in person about issues affecting their community, according to Speier’s office.

The town hall meeting is at Belmont City Hall, 1 Twin Pines Lane, in Belmont.

For more information visit, or

County government

• The Board of Supervisors tentatively approved nearly $1 million in Measure A revenue to add two sheriff’s deputies at schools as school resource officers. The Board of Supervisors also heard a $6.5 million request to implement the North Fair Oaks Community Plan and more than $9 million for prevention and early intervention of children at risk of abuse, trauma or mental illness.

City government

• An environmental impact report scoping meeting for a proposed renovation of the north block of the Hillsdale Shopping Center has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 24 from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the San Mateo Senior Center, assembly room, 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas in San Mateo. The proposed project includes the reconfiguration of the north block structures to include replacing Sears with Target and several smaller retail outlets fronting on 31st Avenue, relocating the food court to the retail bridge above 31st Avenue and creating an outdoor seating terrace, replacing Cost Plus with a new luxury cinema, pedestrian-friendly streetscape improvements to 31st Avenue and reconfiguration of and landscape improvements to the parking areas. No changes are proposed to the Outback Restaurant and the Bohannon Development Company offices buildings.

If you wish to comment on the EIR, contact project planner Tricia Schimpp at 522-7244 or by email



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