On my Mind
opening day for our national pastime and I am definitely looking forward to
another season of Giants baseball.
Having grown up a Giants fan, I certainly have a lot of fond memories. Not sure which one tops the list, but my
first game at Candlestick, watching the 1989 World Series when the earthquake
hit, an 18 inning game at AT&T, kayaking in McCovey Cove, and 2 recent
championships are in the top 5.
With baseball on my mind, I am
reminded of a quote from Franklin Roosevelt, "I have no expectation of making a hit every
time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average, not
only for myself, but for my team.
I think that quote is highly applicable in life and as a
councilmember. Every decision made is
like an at bat and as a decision maker, there are times when I strike out, make
a sac fly, hit a single, or maybe a rare homerun. I am sure some of my decisions or positions
are considered a ground out by some and a single by others. That is the nature of the position. Just as in baseball, no one ever gets to a
place where they hit a homerun at every at bat.
However, what one should learn is to hit for average and not just swing
for the fences. Even when you strike
out, remember, that is just one at bat.
Each game still has 9 innings and beyond that, there are 162 games a
year. My hope is to continually improve
my swing over the years through practice and adaptation. And let’s not forget, Go Giants!
Marin County Council
of Mayors & Councilmembers – Once a month the city councils throughout
Marin connect with each other. This past
week, Belvedere hosted and our speaker was Kristina Hill, Ph.D., Berkeley
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental
Planning. Her talk was titled “Adapting
Urban Shoreline: Lessons Learned from Europe & Asia” and focused on how to
handle coastal adaptation and sea level rise.
Cutting – Attended the ribbon cutting this past Thursday (Mar 27) for
located at the 51-50 Foundation in Bel Marin Keys. Eyes4Detail’s EcoGreen Streamjet Service can
wash a car with just 1.5 gallons of water!
The Week Ahead
Monday (Mar 30):
Closed Session – 6:30PM (City Offices)
Tuesday (Apr 1):
NO REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday (Apr 2):
Autism Awareness Day & Tree Lighting Ceremony - 5:00-7:30PM (Vintage Oaks)
Design Review Commission Meeting – 7:30PM (City Hall)