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Councilmember Ned Fluet
Dear Neighbor, 

I hope you are well and had a restful holiday.

COVID-19 Update

This week, on our call with the county manager, we learned that with each holiday over the past two months, SMC Health has seen a significant leap in COVID-19 transmission rates and the death toll has risen dramatically. Our county's ICU bed availability is very low but the county has additional surge beds and so it is ready for increased hospitalizations. For additional information, the county's COVID-19 health data dashboard can be found here.  As a result of this information, we do not expect to see the stay-at-home order lifted any time soon. 
 
On the positive side, vaccinations have begun. As for the vaccine's distribution, the county is currently in Phase 1a, vaccinating front line health care workers, first responders, and long-term care facility residents. The subsequent phases will be rolled out in the next few months and the county anticipates that Phase 3 - vaccines for the general public - will occur in late Spring [April - June]. It is possible, however, that the timing of these phases will overlap or change. The criteria for each phase are determined by the Federal and State governments, not by the County.  More information on the vaccine roll out can be found here and here.
 
If you are on Medi-Cal, have no insurance or are part of a vulnerable population, you will get your vaccination through San Mateo County Health. For everyone else, you will likely get your vaccination through your healthcare provider—Kaiser, PAMF, Dignity, etc.  

If you want additional information regarding the vaccines, SMC Health will be hosting a live FAQs regarding the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, January 13 at 11:30 a.m. available on Youtube, Twitter, or Facebook.

Please continue to practice social distancing, wear a face covering, and stay informed.

Town News

Town Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet virtually this Tuesday (1/12/21) at 7:00 p.m. The full agenda can be found here

Among the topics for discussion is the introduction of an ordinance to amend Woodside zoning rules pertaining to building and plate height, including building and plate height for accessory dwelling units. As always, the public is welcome to attend and comment. Information regarding calling in via phone or Zoom can be found in the link above.

ASRB and Planning Commission Applications

The Town is currently accepting applications for positions on the Planning Commission and the Architectural and Site Review Board (ASRB).  The Planning Commission works on the administration of the planning laws and policies of the Town. The ASRB reviews residential applications for community character, planning, design, and landscape elements, among other duties. The application deadline is January 29, 2021 at 5 p.m.  More information can be found here

If you are interested in serving the Town on either the Commission or the ASRB, residents are encouraged to check residency requirements, request information, and submit applications to the Town Clerk, Jennifer Li, by emailing jli@woodsidetown.org.

Be well.

 
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As always, I am here to answer your questions and address your concerns. I post regularly on my Facebook page regarding Town and County news if you want more information.  

Take care of your families and neighbors.

Ned Fluet
Councilmember, Town of Woodside


For questions, comments, or concerns you may reach me at n.fluet@woodsidetown.org  
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