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Councilmember Ned Fluet
Dear Neighbor, 

I hope you are doing well. Here are a few updates from the county and town. 

COVID-19 Update

This week, the Governor terminated the executive orders that put into place the Stay Home Order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. He also phased out the vast majority of executive actions put in place since March 2020 as part of the pandemic response.

The new public health order effective June 15 supersedes all prior health orders. The order has limited restrictions, only related to masking and mega-events, as well as settings serving children and youth pending an expected update to the K-12 schools guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As of this week, masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals, except in the following settings where masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status:
  • On public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) and in transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation)
  • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare, and other youth settings.
  • Healthcare settings (including long term care facilities) 
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers.
Additionally, masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public). 

Businesses, public agencies and other organizations may still require face coverings, for both employees and members of the public.

“What’s important to remember is that not everyone can receive a vaccine due to health considerations, and children under 12 years of age are not eligible. We still need to protect these individuals so, if you are asked, please wear your face mask,” said County Manager Mike Callagy.

More information on the state's reopening and mask requirements can be found here and here.


Special Municipal Election on September 7, 2021

A Special Municipal Election will be held in Woodside on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. The election will consider changing certain zoning regulations within and adjacent to the Town Center. More information about the election can be found here. Arguments for, and against, the ballot measure are due before June 22. Instructions for filing arguments and rebuttals may be found online here.

Calfire Update on 2021 Fire Season

Please see this video from Chief Jonathan Cox for the CalFire 2021 Fire Season update. 


ASRB Vacancy

The town currently has a vacancy for an Architectural and Site Review Board member. The ASRB reviews and makes recommendations to the Planning Director regarding community character, site planning, building design and landscape elements on residential and commercial applications. Interested Woodside residents are encouraged to apply.

During COVID-19, the ASRB meets virtually on the first and third Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

Interested residents may request information and applications from the Town Clerk, Jennifer Li, at jli@woodsidetown.org. More information can be found here.

Applications are due Friday, July 2, 2021, by 5:00 p.m.


Town Council Meeting

The Town Council will meet virtually on Tuesday (6/22/21). The full agenda can be found here.  Among other topics, the Town Council will consider:
  • proposed Woodside Fire Protection District draft amendments to Ordinance No. 12; and
  • the 2021-23 Proposed Budget.
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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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