Farmers markets implement no-smoking regulations

Farmers markets up and down the Peninsula have joined together in banning smoking in order to protect patrons’ health.

Seven farmers markets in San Mateo, South San Francisco, Belmont, Redwood City and San Carlos now prohibit smoking within a 30-foot perimeter of the markets during hours of operation.

The latest regulation is part of a new policy adopted by the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association, the largest operator of farmers markets in California.

Redwood City

Federal funds will be used to boost port security

The Port of Redwood City received $181,527 in grant money from the federal Department of Homeland Security.

The funds will be used to purchase a new portable generator, waterside lighting, closed-circuit television monitors and a vessel to patrol the port, according to Director Mike Giari.

The Port of Redwood City is the only deep-water port in the South Bay, and was one of 183 ports nationwide to receive a combined $202 million in federal grants this year.

Millbrae

School district to seek community input on cuts

After voters last week shot down a parcel tax for the Millbrae School District, officials are considering cuts to the already lean budget in the upcoming school year. District officials are waiting until June 5, when the election results will be official, before determining where the ax will fall.

But they are sending out information to parents this week regarding a special study session on June 14 to gather community input on the issue, a discussion that will include further budget cuts or possibly trying again in November to pass a parcel tax.

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