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News ImageIntroducing "Shape San Carlos" Open Town Hall
Operating as an online open town hall, Shape San Carlos is a new, cloud-based civic engagement tool designed to expand and improve community involvement in city government. Learn more and register here.
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News ImageWater Conservation in Times of Drought
The pending drought is of concern to all, and while no mandatory water restrictions are currently in place in San Carlos, all California citizens have been asked to voluntarily reduce water use by 20%.

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News ImagePG&E Pipeline 147 - Latest Updates
You can catch the latest updates and News Releases on PG&E's Pipeline 147.
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News ImageFiscal Year 2013-2014 Cost of Services Schedule

Please keep in mind that the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Cost of Services Fee Schedule goes into effect on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Click here to view the Master Fee Schedule.


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News ImageReusable Bag Ordinance - Now in Effect
The City Council adopted the Reusable Bag Ordinance on March 11, 2013 with an effective date of July 1, 2013. Retailers need to comply with the provisions of the Reusable Bag Ordinance by that date.
( Reusable Bag Ordinance in San Carlos - Effective July 1, 2013 (PDF, 768 kb) )
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News ImageHow Are Speed Limits Set?

For major streets, speed limits are set through an engineering and traffic survey. For streets that carry local traffic only, the speed limit is set at 25 mph and is not posted.

Engineering and traffic surveys measure the actual speeds that drivers travel on a given street. Certified radar guns are used to ensure that the measurements are accurate. To the extent possible, the speed measurements are taken on days with fair weather, dry pavement, and clear visibility and are taken at a location not affected by stop signs, parks, schools, curves or other features that would affect speed.

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News ImageFree Compost Practices & Techniques Course
Join the County of San Mateo RecycleWorks Volunteer Academy from September 23 - November 18 to learn about backyard and worm compost! Classes will be Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-9:30pm in Foster City.
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News Image2013 Green Business Award Winners
The San Carlos Chamber of Commerce and the City of San Carlos announced that three local businesses – AU Energy, Dennco Heating and Plumbing and McDonald’s – are this year’s recipients of the San Carlos Green Business Awards. The Green Business Awards were created by the City of San Carlos, the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce Green Business Committee and San Carlos Green.



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News ImageBeacon Award Recognition for Sustainability
The Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative honored the City of San Carlos' sustainability accomplishments as a part of its participation in a statewide sustainability and climate change recognition program, the Beacon Award: Local Leadership toward Solving Climate Change.
( Announcement - San Carlos Recognition for Sustainability (PDF) )
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News ImageSmart Parking Comes to Laurel Street !
The City of San Carlos, Cisco Systems and Streetline are proud to announce a 1 year pilot project that brings Smart Parking to Laurel Street in Downtown San Carlos. Smart Parking allows smartphone users to see in real-time available parking spaces in front of your favorite restaurants and shops.
( Smart Parking in San Carlos - Brochure (Acrobat, 208 kb) )
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News ImageFree Bulky Item Pick Ups for Residents
Twice a year, Recology provides a scheduled pick up service to single family residents in San Carlos. Recology's Bulky Item Pick Up service is a safe and responsible way to dispose of items you no longer want or need and is offered at no additional charge.
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News ImageDaily Free Compost Giveaway!
Residents in the City of San Carlos and the 12 agency RethinkWaste service area can now get free compost, daily, year-round at the Shoreway Environmental Center at 333 Shoreway Road in San Carlos, courtesy of South Bay Recycling, the operators of the Shoreway Transfer Station & Recycling Center.
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