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Government Watch
November 14, 2013, 05:00 AM

Federal government

• U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, and U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Springfield, introduced The Article 32 Reform Act, bipartisan legislation to reform how the military conducts sexual assault preliminary proceedings by aligning them with civilian preliminary hearings, according to Speier’s office.

The bill will bring Article 32 proceedings more in line with civilian courts and limit the scope of the proceedings to the question of probable cause to help prevent abusive and unwarranted questioning of sexual assault victims, according to Speier’s office.

City government

• Classic Communities, Inc. has invited the public to meet and discuss its proposed residential development of 106-120 Tilton Ave. in San Mateo. The developer plans on turning the current .77 acres of vacant apartment building into approximately 27 to 35 units consisting of three story buildings and an underground garage, according to a letter from Classic Communities, Inc.

Residents and local property owners are encouraged to come learn about the proposal, ask questions and raise any issues they may have. Staff from the city planning department will also attend the meeting at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the San Mateo Central Park Recreation Center in Activity Room A.

• The California Department of Transportation will hold a public scoping meeting to present a proposed safety improvement project on El Camino Real at Floribunda Avenue, in the Burlingame and Hillsborough 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Burlingame Main Library in the Lane Community Room, 480 Primrose Road. The purpose of the project is to improve safety by reducing the potential for collisions and improve traffic operations.

Caltrans, as owner and operator of El Camino Real, has filed a Notice of Preparation with the California State Clearinghouse to prepare an Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Assessment.

The scoping meeting will be held to provide the public an opportunity to view the scope of the project and provide comments on potential environmental issues that should be considered during the preparation of the reports.

Written comments on the Notice of Preparation will be accepted until Dec. 21. Please send comments to: Yolanda Rivas, District Branch Chief, Office of Environmental Analysis, California Department of Transportation, 111 Grand Avenue, Mail Station 8B, Oakland, CA 94623-0660; by fax: (510) 286-5600; or by email:

For more information about the meeting, please contact Gidget Navarro, public information officer, at (510) 286-5574. Individuals who require documents in alternative formats are requested to contact the District 4 Public Affairs Office at (510) 286-6445.



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