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Free Car Seat Checks

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On Friday, April 15th between 9:00am - 1:00pm, the Brisbane Police Department, in coalition with Safe Kids Santa Clara and the San Mateo Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, will be offering free car seat checks at the Sierra Point Yacht Club (500 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane).  To get your child seat checked by a certified technician, please call Community Service Officer Morgan Roller at (415) 508-2188 ext, 554 to schedule an appointmentWe hope you can find a time that works for you to take advantage of this very important event!

Special Energy Savings Forum

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What:   Energy Savings Forum
When:  Wednesday, March 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Where: Community Meeting Room, City Hall - 50 Park Place, Brisbane

The Open Space and Ecology Committee will be hosting a special Energy Savings Forum on March 9th at Brisbane City Hall. This will be a unique opportunity for Brisbane residents and businesses to share their experience at improving energy efficiency and installing solar panels. You will also hear from experts about the latest ways to audit energy use, save on energy costs, receive available subsidies and reduce impacts on the environment.  Click here to view the night's agenda.

The evening will be enriched by your presence - hope you can make it! 

Volunteer at Firth Park

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Eagle Scout Jonathan Williamson is looking for volunteers both Saturday March 12th and Sunday March 13th to help pull invasive plants in Firth Park and replace them with native species.  He will also be cleaning up the stone steps and drinking fountain.  If you are looking for a way to make a marked difference in the beauty of your community, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to do so.  Arrive at 9am and stay as long as you can. Lunch will be served.  And if you're not available to volunteer in this capacity the weekend of March 12-13, there will be another opportunity to pull invasives and restore Firth's Park's natural beauty when Habitat Restoration Day takes place at the end of April, on April 30th.  Details TBA.  In the meantime, come to Firth Park and help an Eagle Scout out!  For any questions, please contact Jonathan directly at (415) 722-1324.

March 2011 Citynews

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Click here for Brisbane City News March 2011

Signboard Posting

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Posted 3/1/2011

Brisbane Chamber of Commerce
High School Scholarships
Applications at
Information (415) 467-7283
Due March 14th


Brisbane STAR February 2011

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Click here to view the February 2011 STAR

Weekend Weather Update

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A recent update from the National Weather Service indicates that snow is expected at sea level on the Bayside Friday afternoon and evening, and there is a concern regarding the potential for "black ice" on roadways on Saturday night. 

Now would be a good time to ensure you have at least half a tank of gas in your vehicle, that your car has an emergency preparedness kit (including a warm jacket), and that you have a cell phone charger. 

Tomorrow's evening commute will be a mess - drive safe and slow.  To the extent possible, avoid driving Friday and Saturday evening.

Sandbags continue to be made available at the Brisbane Public Works Corporation Yard, located at the junction of Lagoon & Tunnel Rd.  To learn how to lay sandbags in an area you want to protect, click here.

Be safe out there this weekend!

A Disaster-Resistant Brisbane

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The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is the regional planning and services agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.  While earthquake related or induced hazards (faulting, shaking, landsides, liquefaction and tsunamis) are the first to come to mind for people living in this geologically active part of the world, there are also weather hazards (flooding, landslides, wildfires, and drought) whose effects can be mitigating by advance efforts.

Reducing, or mitigating, a hazard is most effective when a long-term plan is developed before the hazard occurs.  Brisbane’s first Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) was approved by the City Council and then ABAG in 2005, and was the joint effort of the Community Development Department, Office of Emergency Services, Police Department, Public Works Department, and North County Fire Authority working together to ascertain Brisbane’s greatest natural disaster threats and what resources are available to respond in the wake of one becoming a reality here in Brisbane. 

With the ABAG Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, “Taming Natural Disasters” approved by FEMA in November of 2010, ABAG is currently assisting local governments in updating their LHMP’s to meet the November 2011 deadline.  In doing so, special districts, counties, and cities are then eligible to receive hazard mitigation grants and have the 6.25% local match waived for Public Assistance money after a disaster.

Brisbane’s updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan as accepted by City Council at the November 9, 2010 Council meeting will be available for public review and comment through the month of March.  You can find it at City Hall (on the lobby counter) or on the City’s website by clicking here (14.8MB).  If you have any comments, please do not hesitate to send them to the City Clerk at  Your feedback will help ensure a more complete plan, and a disaster-resistant Brisbane!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 2/25/11

Brisbane Library Filmmakers Series
Miracle in a Box
A Film by John Korty
Fri., Feb. 25, 7:30 pm, Miss. Blue. Ctr.
No Admission Fee

In Loving Memory of
Tanya Lialin
School Secretary for 26 years
Memorial Information 467-7204

Posted 2/22/11

In Loving Memory Of
Clifton Bates
Memorial: Fri., Feb. 25th, 3-7 pm
Sierra Pt. Yacht Club, 500 Sierra Pt. Pkwy

Brisbane School District
School Board Meeting
re:  School Budget Decisions
Wed., Feb. 23, 6 pm, Lipman Gym

New Homebound Program

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On March 15th, the Brisbane Library will start its new Homebound Program. The program provides free delivery of library materials such as books, magazines, movies and audio books to Brisbane residents who are unable to visit the library due to short- or long-term illness, non-driver status (Senior) or physical challenges. Specific authors and titles may be requested or library staff can select materials based on interests and preferences of the homebound patron. The lending period is longer and there are no overdue fines.

If you or someone you know is interested in this service, please contact the Brisbane Library at (415) 467-2060.

Opportunities to volunteer in the program are also available.  If you're interested in volunteering, please pick up an application at the library.

Brisbane Library
250 Visitacion Avenue, Brisbane