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Government Watch
November 16, 2013, 05:00 AM

Federal government

• U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, and a coalition of public health, law enforcement and social service organizations are introducing “Operation LIPSTICK,” a new initiative to disrupt illegal pipelines that deliver guns to criminals.

LIPSTICK stands for Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killing. Through educational workshops, leadership development and community organizing, LIPSTICK builds support networks for women at risk of being caught up in illegal gun trafficking. Men with criminal records who cannot pass background checks often exploit women with clean records to buy guns for them. Those are the guns that end up being used in street crime, according to law enforcement officials.

The coalition will conduct a public forum, “Empowering Women to Stop Illegal Gun Trafficking: A New Public Health Approach,” 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22 at the San Mateo City Council Chambers, 330 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo.

City government

• The San Mateo City Council will have a study session on its downtown parking management plan and an update on the State Route 92/El Camino Real Interchange Improvements Project 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18.

During the council’s regular meeting at 7 p.m., it will hold a public hearing on the property transfer of the Vendome Hotel in downtown San Mateo to InnVision Shelter Network and will present a commendatory resolution to outgoing Deputy Police Chief Mike Callagy, who is leaving to become deputy county manager.

The council meets at City Hall, 330 W. 20th Ave.

• The Burlingame City Council will vote on reviewing and approving an unfunded infrastructure needs list, which includes $35 million to $40 million for the Burlingame Recreation Center, $25 million for the downtown streetscape, $10 million to $20 million for the downtown parking garage, $11.5 million for City Hall safety improvements, $5 million for downtown parking lots resurfacing, $4 million for the new Bayside Park on state lands parcel, $3.5 million for main library upgrades, $3.4 million for a new parks yard, $2.4 million for fire station improvements, $2 million for a general plan update, $1.6 million for police station improvements, $250,000 for aquatics center improvements and $150,000 for carriage house improvements.

The council will also recognize outgoing Councilwoman Cathy Baylock at the meeting.

The City Council meets 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 in Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Road.

• The San Carlos Planning Commission will consider adopting a mitigated negative declaration and approving a sign permit for Clear Channel Outdoor for a new double-sided digital billboard at 800 Bransten Ave. adjacent to Highway 101.

At the same meeting, the commission will also consider recommending the City Council authorize a Mills Act contract for 40 Pine Ave. A Mills Act contract declares a property historic in return for tax incentives mean to offset the costs of maintenance. The property has a single-family home built in the 1870s and a carriage house.

The Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 at City Hall, 600 Elm St.



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