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Posted 5/27/2011

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Yoga Classes
Mon. & Wed. @ Noon and Sun @ 8:30 am
Inforrmation:  508-2143

SFO Community Roundtable
Brisbane Aircraft
Noise Workshop

A Taste of Government

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This past Monday, the 2nd grade and 2nd/3rd grade combo classes from Brisbane Elementary School (BES) took a walk down to City Hall for a guided tour of the all departments, winding up and down hallways and meeting the staff behind the services provided to them and their families.  This was to supplement their Government curriculum they had been studying.  Both classes convened in-between tours to get an overview of the kinds of services the City provides, and how decisions in their community are made.  Fittingly, Councilwoman Richardson was present to talk about the election process, the different committees and commissions that report to the City Council, and even took questions from students.  Becca Waldo, completing her student teaching requirement with second grade teacher Ms. Jacobson, had the index cards on-hand where students had pre-written their questions on.  Good thing a step-stool was not too far away.  We thank Ms. Jacobson and Ms. Shereda for bringing their classes down; this was a great experience for us at City Hall, as well!

Community Forum

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On Tuesday, May 31st at 7:00pm, a special meeting of the 2 x 2 City of Brisbane and the Brisbane School District Subcommittees will be convening together in the Community Meeting Room, located in Brisbane City Hall - 50 Park Place, Brisbane.  All community members in South San Francisco, Daly City, and Brisbane within the Brisbane School District are invited to attend.  The meeting will cover the status of the District, discussions of budget issues, Q&A, and publicize on-going fundraising efforts.

If you are unable to attend in-person, the Community Forum will be telecast live on Ch. 27, and streamed live on the City's website, here.  The video will be available for playback on the City's website, as well as the Brisbane School District's website, in the days following Tuesday night's meeting.  Stay tuned for updates.

For more information on the Community Forum, please call the Brisbane School District at (415) 467-0550 or City Hall at (415) 508-2114.

SFO Community Roundtable

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Update 5/26/2011: The SFO Roundtable has decided to postpone the 6/1 workshop due to two airlines being unable to attend.  The new meeting date will be published when it becomes known.

On Wednesday, June 1st, the San Francisco International Airport/Community Roundtable will be meeting in Brisbane and facilitating a commuinty workshop to share information on aircraft flights over Brisbane.  The workshop will take place in the Community Meeting Room, located within Brisbane City Hall - 50 Park Place, at 7:00pm

Representatives from the SFO Noise Abatement Office, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Northern California Terminal Radar Control (TRACON), and various airlines will present information related to aircraft overlights affecting Brisbane and recent changes that may be contributing to community concerns.  There will be an opportunity for public comment, so come and listen, and then make your thoughts heard.

If you are unable to attend in-person, the workshop will be telecast live on Ch. 27, here.  The workshop will also be available for playback on the City's website in the days following Wednesday evening's workshop.  Stay tuned for details. 

For questions or concerns about Wednesday's SFO Community Roundtable workshop, please call City Hall at (415) 508-2110.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 5/23/2011

City of Brisbane & Brisbane School District
Community Forum
Budget Issues, District Status, Answer Questions
Tues., May 31st, 7 pm, City Hall

Brisbane STAR May 2011

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Click here to read the May STAR, 2011

Lipman Slide Repair

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The Lipman Slide Repair Project is breaking ground...literally.  On Monday, contractors arrived on-site and the equipment (made up of 1 bulldozer excavator, 1 padfoot compactor, 1 forklift, and 1 skip loader) made its way up Visitacion Wednesday afternoon. From now until right before school is back in session, contractors will be working to cut back the hillside, which moved outwards towards the Lipman tennis courts as a result of the mudslide that occured there during the 2006 winter storms.  Below is a "before" picture of the construction site, and the aforementioned equipment:

To prevent future mudslides from ocurring in this area, a retaining wall will be installed on the hillside.  The project is anticipated to be largely paid for through a FEMA reimburseable grant, as well as some State dollars.  Work will continue throughout the summer months and conclude by the beginning of the school year in mid-August.  During this time, the tennis courts will be closed, and the area of the playing field will be limited, indicated by the orange construction fencing.  We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time of construction and rehabilitation.

Annual Weed Abatement

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The City of Brisbane Public Works Department’s annual weed abatement program is set to start on Tuesday, May 24 2011. To prepare for fire season, the weeds, shrubs and trees along our city streets and public trails will receive their annual maintenance in your neighborhood on the following dates. 


Kings Road, Trinity Road, Humboldt Road, San Mateo Lane
Week of 5/23/11 

Glen Park Way, Lake Street, Annis Road, Thomas Avenue, 1000 block of Tulare Avenue, back side of San Bruno Avenue
Week of 5/30/11

Santa Clara Street, San Benito Street, Placer Way, Sierra Point Road, 500 Block of Visitacion
Week of 6/6/11


San Bruno Avenue (up to the 700 block) Alvarado Street, Mono Street, Klamath Street, Mendocino Street, Monterey Street, Mariposa Street, Inyo Street, Solano Street
Week of  6/13/11


Quarry Road Trail
Week of 5/30/11

Crocker Park Recreation Trail
Week of 6/6/11

Old Railroad Spurs
Week of 6/13/11

This program is being performed in compliance with North County Fire Authority regulations. Schedule is subject to change.

If you have any questions please contact Diane Cannon at (415) 508-2130 or

Maker Faire 5/21 & 5/22

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The Maker Faire celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and is an amazing showcase of creativity and cool technology.  It's stimulating, inspiring, and fun for all ages. 

This year, San Mateo County Environmental Health will be hosting a booth at the Faire, and at it, staff from the Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program will be handing out a "recipe" ring they've developed for homemade cleaning products.  There will also be giveaways of alternative non-toxic cleaning products.  This is great for folks with kids and pets, and anyone who want to use less toxic chemicals in and around the home. 

The Maker Faire will be held rain or shine at the San Mateo County Event Center (1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo), Saturday May 21st from 10:00am - 8:00pm and Sunday May 22nd from 10:00am - 6:00pm.  Tickets can be purchased on-site or in advance.  Click here to purchase tickets or for more information.

No Better Time to Plan

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When it comes to emergency preparedness, other tasks may seem to take precedence - meeting a deadline for work, hitting the gym, getting dinner on the table, etc.  Today, however, staff from City Hall carried out an exercise they knew was necessary to perform.  This morning, they gathered in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, and proceeded to get "briefed" on the situation: at 6:00am, City had suffered a 6.2 earthquake, which caused a fire at Brisbane Elementary School and a mudslide on the 200 block of Alvarado St.  Staff then broke out into their various sections - Logistics, Administration, Finance, Planning, Communications, and Operations.  The room became abuzz with energy as staff worked quickly to activate their sections.  Pretty soon, the phones started ringing, with mock callers inquiring about where they should evacuate to.  Each section carried out their duties fairly smoothly, working with one another to pass information.

After the exercise was over, staff debriefed about areas they felt could be improved, with Office of Emergency Services (OES) Director, Randy Breault, taking down notes, along with OES Coordinator Shelley Romriell.  This proved to be an invaluable exercise, and one in which staff left feeling they were now in better positions to be able to serve the Brisbane residents in the case of an emergency situation ever descending upon this community.