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News ImageCity Council Special Meeting of Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The City Council/Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Special Meeting will begin at 6:00pm at City Hall - 600 Elm Street in the Council Chambers.


News ImageResults of Community Survey
The City of San Carlos conducted a Community Satisfaction Survey in January 2014 and the results are now available to the community. A formal presentation before Council is scheduled for Tuesday, May 27, 2014.


News ImageJoin the National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation Now !
Join Mayor Mark Olbert April 1st-30th, in reducing San Carlos' water consumption and energy usage, and help San Carlos win the title of the "Most Water Wise" in the nation!

News ImageSign Up Today for Spring / Summer Registrations!
Register Now Online!
Resident Registration:

Begins Tue, March 11 at 9:00 am.
Non-Resident Registration:
Begins Tue, March 18 at 9:00 am.
www.RecConnect.Net or Call the Parks & Rec at (650) 802-4382


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%.


News ImageCity Permitting Services - Temporary Relocation Announcement
Beginning January 2, 2014 the Planning & Building Division offices and service counter will be relocated to San Carlos Library
2nd Floor, Room 206, San Carlos, CA.

News ImageCity Hotline Established for PG&E Line 147 Status Updates
For updated information on the status of PG&E's Natural Gas Line 147, which runs through San Carlos, please call (650) 802-4455.

News ImagePG&E Pipeline 147 - Latest Updates
You can catch the latest updates and News Releases on PG&E's Pipeline 147.

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.


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) )

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.


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.


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) )

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) )

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.

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.