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Government Watch
October 23, 2013, 05:00 AM

City government

• Redwood City will begin taking applications for the positions of firefighter and firefighter/paramedic beginning 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Recruitment is limited to the first 800 applicants and those qualified will be invited to a written test Nov. 23. Applications are accepted online at and more information is available at

• The Burlingame City Council voted Monday to adopt a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute an agreement on the joint use, maintenance and operation of recreation programs, crossing guards and other services with the Burlingame Elementary School District as part of the council’s consent calendar.

The city will continue to give the district half of all city and district youth sports field fees after the first $50,000 has been collected, as well as 10 percent of revenue from enrichment classes and elementary and middle school sports held on district sites. The Parks Division will continue to maintain the fields at Roosevelt and McKinley elementary schools. The city will continue to provide crossing guards, but the agreement has been amended to clarify that the city will supply one crossing guard per district public school for the safety of students and other pedestrians crossing major intersections along highly traveled school routes during arrival and departure hours. Should the district request additional crossing guards, the costs of those guards will be split 50-50. Additionally, the city will continue to pay the district’s portion of the Storm Drain Annual Assessment fee.

The district will continue to provide the Parks and Recreation Department with space at its schools to program after-school enrichment, sports and summer programs for the benefit of the community. The district will continue to allow youth sports leagues access to district athletic fields for games and practice.

The approximate impacts to the Parks and Recreation Department’s budget for the 2013-14 year includes field fees, $47,000, $33,000 to youth sports and classes on district site and $6,300 for maintenance of Roosevelt and McKinley fields.

The impact on the police department’s budget for the 2013-14 year includes $65,151 for crossing guards in seven locations. The impact on the city’s 2013-14 budget will be $41,500 for the storm drain fee.

• The South San Francisco City Council will vote tonight on an amendment to approve a contract between the city and Meyers Nave to make City Attorney Steve Mattas interim city manager and successor agency executive director services. Part of the amendment includes having Jason Rosenberg provide interim city attorney services, while Robin Donoghue would provide interim successor agency general counsel services. These would take effect Nov. 2 if approved tonight. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Council Chambers, 33 Arroyo Drive.

• The city of Burlingame has extended its deadline for the one vacant seat on the Traffic Safety and Parking commission to Nov. 15. The council is likely to appoint the commissioner to the full three-year term. Applications are available at If you have any questions, contact Ana Silva in the City Manager’s office at 558-7204.



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