Webinar: Empowering Civic Discourse Message Platform

This webinar is part of the Empowering Civic Discourse Message Platform. The purpose of the webinar is to aid participants in engaging in civic discourse with residents and the business community within their jurisdictions and to understand how to best use the Message Platform materials. The Message Platform materials include: Master Narrative, PowerPoint template, One-Page Information Sheet, and Frequently Asked Questions.

Post-Redevelopment Financing Workshop

This video shows the presentation slides and audio from the Post-Redevelopment Financing Workshop held on October 22nd, 2012. The event was hosted by the Grand Boulevard Initiative as part of the Economic & Housing Opportunities Assessment Phase II. The goal of the workshop was to explore alternative funding mechanisms to redevelopment and case studies. Speakers include Sujata Srivastava, Sarah Graham, and Alison Nemirow of Strategic Economics.

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El Camino Real 100th Anniversary Event Slideshow

El Camino Real celebrated its 100th year as the first paved highway in California. A celebration was held on the Centennial, August 7, 2012, with dignitaries commemorating the history and future of El Camino Real. Keynote speakers included Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Assemblyman Jerry Hill, Caltrans District 4 Director Bijan Sartipi, San Mateo County Supervisor Adrienne Tissier, and San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane. The speeches were followed by a historic re-enactment of the 1912 shovel turning and a historic car procession of over 70 cars from 1906 to 2012.

Check out this video slideshow!

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An Evening with Gil Peñalosa

On June 4th, 2012, the Grand Boulevard Initiative held an event with renowned city advisory and active public spaces advocate, Gil Peñalosa. Mr. Peñalosa led the effort to create one of the most successful and celebrated parks and recreation systems in the world when he served as the former Commissioner of Parks, Sports, and Recreation for the City of Bogotá, Colombia.

This video is of the entire event. Sit back, relax, and be inspired.

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The official Grand Boulevard video

Made possible by a grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Produced by San Mateo County Transit District, Greenbelt Alliance, and the San Mateo County Health System.Special thanks to Kevin Mullin, Ken Ibarra, Barbara Pierce, Jamie Matthews, Russell Hancock, Jean Fraser, and members of the Peninsula community.

The Grand Boulevard Initiative video is provided in multiple formats and is available for download at the following links:

VTA Bus Rapid Transit Video

A new video from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) lays out the vision for transforming El Camino Real into a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in Santa Clara County (connecting the Palo Alto Transit Center and Downtown San Jose) and the project's relationship with the Grand Boulevard Initiative.

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