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February 2023

I hope you enjoy this new edition of the Backyard Brief! In this month's newsletter, you'll find information about a new Special Needs Registry; the annual Military Banner program; the upcoming Wave Job Fair; a preview of the annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration; how to apply for the Dublin Police Citizens Academy; and more!

City of Dublin Creates a Special Needs Registry

In an effort to provide a channel for parents or guardians of community members with special needs, the City of Dublin as established a Special Needs Registry. Parents or guardians can enroll a person of any age with any medical condition, mental health condition, or disability in the Registry. The Registry will provide Dublin Police with information regarding any special assistance that a person may require during a disaster, evacuation, emergency or other interaction with first responders.

The Registry serves as a channel for parents or guardians of community members with special needs to provide first responders with information regarding any assistance those persons may require during an interaction with Dublin Police or Alameda County Fire. Registration can be made by the individuals themselves or by parents or legal guardians of anyone of any age with any type of medical condition or disability. Examples include, but are not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alzheimers, Dementia, Bipolar Disorder, and Down Syndrome. If the registered individual is an adult who does not provide consent themselves or is unable to provide consent due to their disability, their parent/caregiver must provide legal documentation (conservatorship/court order) to show they have the legal authority to make decisions for the individual.

This is a voluntary program and the Registry will be a private list maintained on the Dublin Police Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. The information will be accessible only to first responders and will be immediately disseminated to the first responders in the field without having to ask the parents/guardians unnecessary questions during a highly stressful situation. Register a loved one or yourself at

City of Dublin Special Needs Registry - Graphic of red, blue, and green bodies reaching out.
Military Banner along Dougherty Road featuring Corporal Teddy Carter, U.S. Army Veteran.

Military Banner Program Honors Local Veterans and Active-Duty Military

The City of Dublin’s Military Banner Program was created in 2018 to honor local veterans and active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The City of Dublin is pleased to continue the program for 2023.

The application period for the 2023 Military Banner Sponsorship program will be held from Monday, February 13, through Monday, March 20, 2023. The banners will be displayed along Dougherty Road between Scarlett Drive and Amador Valley Boulevard from Memorial Day in May through Veterans Day in November.

Each custom banner features a photo of the honoree; and the honoree's name, rank, branch of the military, and status (active duty, veteran, retired).

At the end of the exhibition period, banners will be presented to the honorees or sponsors at a City Council meeting in December 2023. For more information, visit


The honoree must be an active-duty member or military veteran (Honorably Discharged) of the United States Armed Forces. The honoree must also be:

*a current resident of Dublin, California, or

*have an immediate family member living in the City of Dublin (spouse, parent, sibling, child, or grandchild), or

*be a former Dublin resident with a demonstrated long-term, positive impact on the Dublin community (subject to approval by the City of Dublin).

The deadline to submit an application and all necessary documentation is Monday, March 20, 2023.

Join the City of Dublin for the Next "Live! with Dublin City Council"

Join Mayor Melissa Hernandez and Councilmember Kashef Qaadri on Monday, February 6, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., for "LIVE! with Dublin City Council." Joining the Mayor and Councilmember will be Hazel Wetherford, the City's Economic Development Director, who will share information about new programs to support Dublin's business community.

"Live! with Dublin City Council" is a quarterly event which takes place on the first Monday in February, May, August, and November.

Please register for the presentation:

Webinar I.D.: 831 1818 6758

Passcode: 97400170

More information can be found at

Dublin Civic Center lit up in green with
Stamping of concrete for crosswalk on Dublin Boulevard.
Workers doing concrete work at the corner of Dublin Boulevard and Hacienda Drive.
New street pavement on Dublin Boulevard looking west.

Dublin Boulevard Pavement Rehabilitation Project Nearing Completion

Completing a major pavement rehabilitation project on a busy thoroughfare is never easy. Now that most of the paving is complete and the weather has cleared, the final activities to complete the pavement rehabilitation project on Dublin Boulevard are in progress. The utility covers are being raised to meet the road surface, decorative stamping is being applied to the crosswalks, and pavement markings will follow. Additionally, traffic signal camera installation will take place along that corridor through the end of February. Commuters will continue to experience some disruptions and delays related to lane closures and construction activity during these activities. The City of Dublin thanks you for your patience while we improve our roadways.

Woman holding a radar gun during the Police Citizens Academy.
Woman getting firearms training at the Police Citizens Academy.
Police officers demonstrating K-9 training at the Police Citizens Academy.

Interested in Police Work? Register for the Dublin Police Services Citizens Academy

If you have you ever wondered what it's like to be in law enforcement, apply to be part of the Dublin Police Services Citizens Academy. The application period will be open from Monday, February 6, to Friday, March 10. If you are interested, apply early, as only the first 25 applicants will be accepted.

The 2023 program will run for 10 weeks, every Wednesday, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., beginning March 29. Participants will learn about Crime Scene/Evidence Collection; Gangs and Drugs; Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services; Traffic and Radio Operations; Auto and Residential Burglaries; Technology; the Police K9 Unit; and more. Other activities include a tour of Santa Rita Jail, and a taste of officer training at the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC). The program will conclude with a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 31.

Visit to apply, beginning February 6.

Looking for a Fun Summer Job? Come to The Wave Hiring Fair on Saturday, February 4

Looking for a high paying, part-time summer job? Attend The Wave Job Fair on Saturday, February 4, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at The Wave (4201 Central Parkway) in Dublin. Hiring for most positions begins at 15 years old.

Interviews and swim tests will be conducted onsite at the job fair, and successful candidates will receive job offers that day. Applicants who receive a job offer will be required to complete an American Red Cross Certification course (paid for by the City of Dublin).

Pay rates start at $16.50/hour for Recreation Aides and Slide Attendants; and $17.50/hour for Lifeguards and Swim Instructors.

Information for Sports, Facilities, and Camp Counselor positions will also be available.

Pictures of lifeguards and swim instructors publicizing The Wave Job Fair on Saturday, Feburary 4, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at The Wave
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The Spring Activity Guide Now Available!

Your guide to spring fun in The New American Backyard is live on our website! Online registration for classes, aquatic programs, and events is now available for residents and non-residents.

The Guide has also been mailed to all Dublin residences. You can register for classes and programs online at

For more information about programs and classes, please contact the City of Dublin Parks and Community Services Department at [email protected] or by calling 925-556-4500.

Save the Date! Dublin St. Patrick's Day Celebration Returns March 18-19

Mark your calendars for the 39th St. Patrick's Day Celebration! The weekend will kick off with the Shamrock Gala (see story below) on Friday, March 17, co-hosted by the Dublin Historical Society and the City of Dublin, at the Senior Center (7600 Amador Valley Blvd.). Tickets are now available for purchase.

On Saturday morning, March 18, the Alameda County Firefighters Local 55 will be cooking up the annual Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station 16, followed by the Dublin Lions Club Parade in Downtown Dublin. The two-day festival will take place March 18 - 19 at the Dublin Civic Center (100 Civic Plaza) from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration is also available for the annual Shamrock 5K Fun Run and Walk, taking place on Sunday, March 19, at 8:30 a.m. The event will begin on Dublin Boulevard across from the Civic Center.

More information about the weekend's festivities can be found at

Woman in white blouse wearing a green derby, green wig, and necklaces; man in white shirt, green plaid hat, Gaelic
An invitation to the Shamrock Gala on March 17 at 6:00 p.m.   The invitation features a shower of gold glitter on top.

Tickets Now Available for the Annual Shamrock Gala!

The St. Patrick's Day Celebration will kick off with the Dublin Historical Society's Annual Shamrock Gala, taking place on Friday, March 17, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., at the Dublin Senior Center (7600 Amador Valley Blvd.) The Dublin City Council and representatives from Bray, Ireland, will also be in attendance.

This semi-formal event, for adults aged 21 and older, will feature hors d'oeuvres, music, dancing, plus a raffle and door prizes. Tickets are $50.00 each and can be purchased here. Visit for more information.

Additional information about the St. Patrick's Day weekend of events can be found at or in the March issue of the Backyard Brief.

The City of Dublin and Cheza Nami Present: "Moving Together"

The City of Dublin invites you to attend African and African Diaspora master dance and drumming workshops on Friday and Saturday, February 3 - 4, followed by the Cheza Nami Ensemble and the Arenas Dance Company, in the spring installation of the "Essence Show."

The workshops and show will be held at the Dublin High School Center for Performing Arts and Education (8151 Village Parkway).

The production explores the rich musical legacy and cultures across the African Diaspora including Cuba, Brazil, Kenya, Congo and several West African Cultures - Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, and others.

For a list of dance workshops and registration information, visit:

Flyer: Alameda County Healthy Homes Offers Minor Home Repair Grants

Minor Home Repair Grants Available

Alameda County Healthy Homes Department is a national leader in childhood lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes programs, combining health, environmental, and residential hazard reduction services under one umbrella. The Department believes everyone deserves to live in a home that is free of health and safety hazards. Their Minor Home Repair Program has grants for Dublin residents to make home repairs to help maintain your property. The grants can be used for minor plumbing, carpentry, electrical repairs, railings, grab bars, toilets, doors, locks, water heaters, and more.

Contact them at 510 567-8280 or check their website,, for more information.

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