Annual Greenbrae Property Owners Association BBQ (September 7, 2014)

Dear Greenbrae Residents:

The Annual Greenbrae Property Owners Association BBQ is coming up soon.

Please mark your calendars: Sunday, September 7, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Come and meet your new neighbors, or visit with neighbors you haven’t seen in awhile.

There will be games, music, food, and fun!

Greenbrae School Park on Parkview Circle (off Eliseo)

More details to follow as we get closer!

We are looking forward to seeing you all there!

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

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Dear Greenbrae Residents:

The City of Larkspur is encouraging the public to review the proposed development plan for the Larkspur Landing area, which is known as the Smart Area Plan, and to submit comments by the deadline of Monday, June 2, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Comments may be emailed to: lk_planning@cityoflarkspur.org or may be mailed to Neil Toft, Director of Planning and Building, City of Larkspur, 400 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939.

In addition to the City of Larkspur’s website, http://www.ci.larkspur.ca.us/, Greenbrae residents can find additional information on the Smart Area Plan at the following website: http://www.larkspurfightsback.com

The Larkspur City Council and Planning Commission are holding one joint public meeting before the June 2, 2014 comment deadline. The joint meeting is on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hall Middle School Gymnasium, which is located at 200 Doherty Drive in Larkspur.

The GPOA encourages all residents to attend the May 22, 2014 meeting and to express their comments on the Smart Area Plan by the June 2, 2014 deadline.

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

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Community Meeting Announcement and Newsletter

Hello GPOA Neighbors,

Please see the attached Kentfield/Greenbrae community meeting announcement for next Saturday, 4-26 from 10-11:30am at the Bacich Community Meeting. The focus of the meeting will be discussion of development and planning issues in Ross Valley. The email includes a link to Supervisor Rice’s Spring newsletter that addresses issues of concern in the community.

Thank You,

Ron Peluso
GPOA Board Member

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March 3, 2014 Community Meeting

Dear Greenbrae Residents:

On March 3, 2014, the Greenbrae Property Owners Association hosted a Community Meeting at the Central Marin Police Authority’s station house. Approximately fifteen members of law enforcement, including CMPA Chief Todd Cusimano, Marin County Sheriff Robert Doyle, California Highway Patrol Captain Shon Harris, along with Marin County Supervisor Katie Rice and Larkspur City Councilmembers Catherine May and Kevin Harloff attended this meeting. Approximately 80 residents also attended. The GPOA thanks everyone who organized, presented at, and attended this meeting, which lasted for over two hours. The following summary captures some of the issues that were discussed:

  • Crime levels in Greenbrae in 2013 were below the average of the last ten years.
  • Many of the robberies in the area result in arrests. The CMPA is going to work to communicate the results of investigations so people better understand the whole issue.
  • The recent armed robbery in Greenbrae is under investigation. There is a good lead on the case and the criminals may already be in custody for another crime. The crime was not random; it appears that the criminals did not rob their intended victims.
  • Solutions such as private security patrols, dedicated Sheriff’s deputies, security cameras, and license plate readers were discussed.

Please send an email to info@greenbrae.org if you are interested in devoting your time to working on improving neighborhood security by joining the working group of concerned homeowners the GPOA has organized.

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

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March 3, 2014 Community Meeting with the Central Marin Police Authority and the Marin County Sheriff’s Office

Dear Greenbrae Residents:

The Greenbrae Property Owners Association invites you to a community meeting that is being hosted by the Central Marin Police Authority and the Marin County Sheriff’s Department to discuss crime in Greenbrae. The meeting will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. at the Central Marin Police Authority Community Conference Room.

The GPOA also is interested in your opinions and has developed an anonymous survey. Please take the survey included in this email so the GPOA can assess the views of our residents relating to security issues. Please click on the link below and take the brief survey.

The GPOA looks forward to seeing you on March 3, 2014.

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

Notice: Community Meeting
Re: Crime in Greenbrae
Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: Central Marin Police Authority Community Conference Room
Address: 250 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939
No RSVP needed, please arrive promptly.

To take the survey, click here:

http://kwiksurveys.com/s.asp?sid=0mplpewkdzrgex4301159

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Letter from Supervisor Rice Regarding License Plate Readers

Dear Greenbrae Homeowners:

Attached for your information is a copy of a letter the GPOA received from Supervisor Katie Rice following up on the topic of license plate readers that was discussed at the September 2013 meeting Supervisor Rice conducted for our community.

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

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September 11, 2013 Kentfield/Greenbrae Community Meeting

Dear Greenbrae Residents:

Marin County Supervisor has scheduled a community meeting for September 11, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Bacich School Library.

Supervisor Rice will be joined by representatives of the Marin County Sheriff’s Department and the Central Marin Police Authority and will provide an update on crime and crime prevention in our area as well as provide an update on the Highway 101 / Greenbrae Interchange Improvement Project and other relevant projects.

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

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Marin Catholic High School Hotline for Noise Complaints/Concerns

Dear Greenbrae Residents:

Marin Catholic High School has established a hotline to register noise complaints/concerns. The phone number is (415) 295-2180. If you do register a complaint/concern, please also send an email to “info@greebrae.org” and copy the school’s President Tim Navone at “tnavone@marincatholic.org.” Doing so will help the school and the GPOA keep track of the complaints/concerns.

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

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June 10, 2013 Kentfield/Greenbrae Safety Meeting Summary

Attached for your information is a letter from Marin County Supervisor Katie Rice regarding the June 10, 2013 Kentfield/Greenbrae safety meeting.

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

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Marin County Sheriff’s Office Crime Reporting System

Dear Greenbrae Residents:

Following the June 2013 meeting Marin County Supervisor Katie Rice had with residents of Greenbrae and Kentfield, Supervisor Rice explored establishing an on-line system for providing local crime data to better inform concerned residents about incidents in our neighborhoods. Recently, the Marin County Sheriff’s office established such a tool. Here is a link to the Sheriff’s Press Release: http://www.marinsheriff.org/uploads/780.pdf

This new tool is only as good as the data provided. It is crucial to report any suspicious activity. As noted in the Press Release, anonymity is honored.

The Sheriff’s phone number for non-emergency communication is (415) 479-2311. For emergencies, always call 911.

Attached are the crime prevention tips that were reviewed at the June 2013 meeting.

Very truly yours,

Jack Valinoti
GPOA President

Kentfield/Greenbrae Community Meeting Crime Prevention Tips (6/10)

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