Saturday, July 13, 2013

Notes from the July Meeting

Notes from the July 11 Meeting

First off, shout out to Papa's Pizza on Moraga Ave for providing us pizza for the meeting!

Our County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister provided a very good presentation on the reforms his office has done to make the tax office more user (and taxpayer) friendly. Mr. McAllister even commented on the turnout, which -- mind you -- was phenomenal, considering it wasn't held on our usual meeting day. He said were one the most active and well-attended community councils in the city, which is a testament to the hard work of our Board, and all of our community members' interests in the well-being of Clairemont.

In my last President's letter I laid out a few items of interest that the Town Council is looking for, and we went into further discussion at our meeting. We're encouraging our CTC members to be active in any of our committees. Our list of committees can be found here:

We are encouraging anyone in the community with expertise in event planning (or knows someone with those qualities) to help the Board organize some exciting events for next year. We are looking to get started on organizing for our 2014 Garden Tour, our 60th Anniversary Dinner, and any other events we feel would help benefit the mission of our Council and our community. If you're interested, please e-mail

Our Historian, Simone Henriques, is continuing to compile information about our community legacy, and can always use some volunteer help. If you're interested, please contact Simone at

CTC elections are coming up in November, and we need a capable Nominating and Elections Committee to help our Secretary, C.J. Shedlock, conduct an awesome election. If you're interested in serving on this committee, please e-mail

For our Public Safety Committee, we sought feedback on some particular issues that we can help address and we can always hear more concerns that can be brought to the committee's attention. If you have any non-emergency concerns for the Public Safety Committee, please e-mail

Finally, we have a comprehensive set of Bylaw Amendments that the Board is soliciting input on, so that we may have the Council formally adopt at our next meeting. We've compiled all of the possible changes of the Bylaw amendments here. For comparison, our current set of Bylaws can be found on our website here.

We're just working to help build a bigger, stronger Town Council. We always appreciate your thoughts and ideas.

Working for you, Clairemont!
Ryan Trabuco
CTC President


  1. Thanks to the CTC for all your hard work! My family appreciates it.

  2. You're very welcome! Just doing what we can :-)