As BHNA moved into 2017 the organization needed to streamline to operate effectively, with the understanding that we all lead very busy lives. To do so, we opted for at least 4 general meetings per year (instead of 10), as we acknowledged the importance of keeping our association strong in the face of the many challenges our community will be facing. BUT YOUR HELP IS ESSENTIAL, TOO!
BHNA serves a critical role in working with the San Mateo United Homeowners Association to represent YOU, and additionally to work toward transparency in our local government.
Our city (and region) is currently faced with a wide array of challenges, including more higher density development, reduced parking, reduced impact assessments, un-checked eminent domain, raising of building heights (this expires soon!), re-routing of commuting traffic through traditionally quite residential streets, etc.
YOU CAN SEE WHY OUR NEED FOR A STRONG ASSOCIATION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER. Our governmental representatives base their decisions on what they hear – BHNA is seen as a primary leader and a voice of reason who takes the representation of our neighbors seriously. Without it, many decisions will be passed without community representation.
Please let us know if you would like to be a part of this organization! Every person counts – and you can play an important role in your community.
Poplar Creek has become the focus of new city discussions involving its future. Last month, the San Mateo United Homeowners Association sent a letter to City Hall asking that it “…be preserved as recreational green space for all future generations to enjoy.” Mayor Goethals responded that there is significant debt attached to that space, but he appreciates the concern. In regard to the future, he noted, “Each of us must participate in this process to make Poplar Creek the best possible space for the community and our kids.”
Poplar Creek is showing its community value with the recently opened 18-hole, American FootGolf course, located on the front nine holes. Fun for groups or families, FootGolf is a game combining the skills of soccer & golf, using a No. 5 soccer ball with 21-inch holes. FootGolf is open at Poplar daily after 4pm. for groups of up to 6 people at $16 per person on weekdays, and $19 on weekends. Kids 17 & under play every day for just $10. No cleats allowed. Golf carts may be rented for $20. Bring your own ball or rent one for $3 on a first come basis. For more info, check out www.poplarcreekgolf.com or call 650-522-4653.
SMPD will be speaking to BHNA at Feb General Meeting
In our February General Meeting we will welcome a representative of the San Mateo Police Department who will update us on recent developments and answer your questions. With the recent rash of bold home burglaries where people were at home we wanted to have SMPD discuss their efforts and provide guidance on how to keep same and what to watch out for. We look forward to learning more in our informative section of our meeting
Neighborhood Watch Block Captains are kept constantly updated on crime trends and safety information through Community Alerts, and are responsible for insuring their neighbors are receiving the information as well.
Block captains also organize neighborhood meetings or discussions to talk about neighborhood safety issues.
Get familiar with your neighbors and help keep your block safe as a team!
Lt. Art Sanchez – Neighborhood Watch Contact
The Neighborhood Watch program is total resident participation and involvement in a police community cooperative battle against burglaries or other neighborhood crimes. Its primary purpose is personal and property protection for you and your neighbors.
As an extension of the eyes and ears for your police department, your involvement will directly affect the crime rate in your neighborhood.
A Board of Directors made up of concerned residents oversees the program with support from the Neighborhood Policing Unit.
SMPD’s Patrol Lieutenants are assigned Policing Areas within the City, and are points-of-contact for neighborhood issues.
SMPD Block Captain Introduction Letter
If you have any questions about Neighborhood Watch in San Mateo please contact our Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Officer John Rink Sr. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-522-7744.
SMPD’s Patrol Lieutenants are assigned Policing Areas within the City, and are points-of-contact for neighborhood issues. View Policing Areas Map
Interactive Crime Map