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It's like dialing 4-1-1, but specific to the needs of San Mateo County residents. Do you know who to call with questions about Medicare, MediCal or Medicaid? Rent Assistance? Home-delivered meals or if a loved one, friend or neighbor needs help? As of right now, just dial 2-1-1 from any phone - including cell phones - and a live person will help you with information and referrals to local community services, such as food, shelter, counseling, employment assistance, quality child care, volunteer opportunities and more. The service, provided through a partnership between San Mateo County and United Way of the Bay Area, is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day in 150 languages. There is a also a website specific to San Mateo County - all 9 Bay Area counties now have access to 2-1-1. Nationally, 2-1-1 is available to more than 245 million people in 47 states, plus Washington D.C and Puerto Rico.
It's going to be wet, wet, wet for the next few days. Sand bags have been made available for Brisbane residents. You can pick them up outside the City of Brisbane Public Works Corp. Yard, located at the intersection of Tunnel & Lagoon. They will be outside the gate on palettes, covered by a black tarp to keep them dry (as shown below). If you know your property is prone to flooding during heavy rains, come on down and pick up some sand bags- they're free!
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity and big on reducing commute corridor congestion, making regional transportation connections, enhancing safety, and meeting local mobility needs? Then applying for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority's Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) may be just up your alley. The 15-member, volunteer CAC acts as a liaison between the public and the board of directors, providing valuable input to the board on the projects and programs in the Transportation Expenditure Plan. If you'd like more information about the SMCTA or are interested in applying, then please visit their website at www.smcta.org, call 650-508-6223 or e-mail email@example.com.
It's often said that the tattered sweatshirt you keep in the back of your closet is "well-loved" and that there's no way you could part from it. Well, the same can be said for Lipman Field. It is well-loved in the sense that it is used for youth baseball practices and games, AYSO, CYSA, and CYO have their soccer games and tournaments there, adults can be seen playing pick-up games during some lunch hours, and in the evenings and on the weekends, dogs love it for getting a good run-around.
But all that activity has taken a toll on Lipman Field and it is now in need of some major restorative work. Therefore, if you have the time, energy, and desire to see Lipman Field restored to what it should be - free of weeds and excess grasses (that above photo should be displaying an all-dirt infield!), then please come out on Saturday morning, March 26th at 9am to help renovate the field and baseball diamond. There will be light refreshments served in the morning.
If you have any questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your willingness to help!
The City was informed by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) that they will be pile driving metal sheets in preparation for tunneling work at the intersection of Sunnydale Ave. This work is being conducted to prepare a shaft for the tunneling equipment to enter the ground and to help eliminate flooding. See below for the construction location:
Though not within Brisbane's city limits, residents coming into and leaving town may be affected with minor delays or inconveniences, including but not limited to: single-lane blockages, traffic re-routing, and pedestrian re-routing. A flagger will be provided for traffic control, but no streets will be closed during construction hours -- Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 4:00pm, weather permitting. Work will end on March 31, 2011.
Residents and businesses can also expect noise from the use of heavy construction equipment and maybe even some dust. The SFPUC apologizes for any inconvenieces caused by this work and thanks you in advance for your patience during the construction.
If you have any questions, please contact Samuel A. Murray at (415) 554-3275 or e-mail email@example.com.
All residents are invited to come to the Community Park and meet the members of the Brisbane Police Department on Saturday, May 21st, from 11:00am - 3:00pm. This is a great opportunity for you to see the tools used by police officers and ask questions about police work. There will be displays and information available for traffic and child safety.
The officers will be showing their equipment, police cars, and motorcycle. They will have members from the SWAT team, K9 Unit, and Traffic Unit. There will also be a special section for kids to have their photo and fingerprints taken as part of a take-home child safety kit.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet and learn about the police department!
The San Mateo County History Museum, formerly the old San Mateo County Courthouse
Would you make a good Grand Juror? Can you say yes to the following questions?
· Are you a good listener?
· Are you interested in trying to increase the efficiency of local governments and save taxpayer’s dollars?
· Are you willing to serve without personal gains or hidden agendas?
· Have you the stamina to commit yourself to a full year of productive work?
· Can you keep a secret?
· Can you cooperate with 18 other diverse personalities?
· Can you ask thoughtful questions, review documents and help write lucid reports?
· Can you chair a committee?
· Can you devote a minimum of 20 hours of service per week?
· Can you attend a minimum of six daytime meetings or field trips and two general meetings per month?
If you can say yes to all of the above questions, the San Mateo County Superior Court invites you to submit an application for consideration for service on the 2011-2012 Grand Jury. Applications are now available and will be accepted until April 8, 2011.The next Grand Jury term commences July 1, 2011 and ends June 30, 2012.
Any resident of San Mateo County for more than one year, who is a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, of sound judgment and good character, with sufficient knowledge of the English language, is eligible for selection by the Appointed Grand Jury Advisor, the Honorable Gerald J. Buchwald of the San Mateo County Superior Court. Elected public officials are not eligible.
The Court encourages all interested individuals to apply. The Court strives to obtain a cross section of the county population. After the completion of an interview process by Judge Buchwald, jurors will be selected through a random draw.
Application forms can be obtained by writing the Grand Jury Clerk, Court Executive Office, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 or by telephoning 650-599-1200. You may also obtain applications from Barbara Arietta, President of the San Mateo County Grand Jurors Association by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 415-246-0775.
When the plea for help went out, it certainly did not return back void. Thank you to everyone who came out to help Eagle Scout Jonathan Williamson clean up the steps at Firth Park as well as pull invasives and re-plant native plant species. There was a lot accomplished last weekend, and you should be very proud of your efforts.
Firth Park got a mini makeover last weekend, and will be restored even more come April 30th when residents gather for Habitat Restoration Day, sponsored each year by the City. Watch the signboard and blog for more details...
Our hearts go out to the people in Japan who suffered mass destruction and devastation last night when an 8.9 earthquake hit off the coast of Japan - the largest to ever be recorded on the island nation. Dozens of aftershocks have followed since, along with a tsunami, which isn't uncommon after such a great mass movement of the earth. The underwater earthquake went on for over 3 minutes...triggering tsunami alerts to faraway coastal regions, even here - the San Francisco Bay Area.
The San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services earlier this morning issued a voluntary alert for Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Pescadero and other coast side communities. There is NO THREAT to Bay side communities, which includes Brisbane. However, emergency crews are asking the public NOT TO gather or drive towards the coastal area/beaches at this time as this can interfere with their evacuation efforts.
Thank you for your assistance to our neighboring communities.
This past Wednesday night's Energy Savings Forum brought out many Brisbane residents with a desire to be energy-efficient, as well as knowledgeable presenters who shared about the latest ways to audit energy use, save on energy costs, receive available subsidies, and reduce impacts on the environment. In addition, several Brisbane residents shared about their experiences with installing solar panels on their rooftops, their thoughts on the company which did so for them, and how they've seen their energy bills deflate - even dropping to zero some months! A big thanks to the Open Space & Ecology Committee for hosting this most successful event, the OS&EC Energy Efficiency subcommittee for their work in putting a fabulous agenda together, Chair of the Open Space & Ecology Committee, Ray Miller, for facilitating, and staffperson Lisa Pontecorvo for all she did behind the scenes to ensure that this night would flow as smoothly as it did! For the links to the organizations and resources that were mentioned that night, please see below or the Open Space & Ecology Committee's webpage by clicking here.
The Energy Ambassador Program, A Project of Sustainable San Mateo County
Ennovationz | http://www.ennovationz.com/
SolarCity | http://www.solarcity.com/
Recurve | http://www.recurve.com/