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Introducing New Staff

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Many of you have probably already seen these faces around town and at City Hall, but earlier today a Swearing In Ceremony was held for the City's newest appointments and recent promotions.

Kessel Crockett – Maintenance Worker I

Angel Ibarra - Office Specialist

Joe Friars - Public Works Team Leader

Tricia Vaccaro - Administrative Assistant

We are happy to see these new additions to the City and know they will be putting their best foot forward in providing quality services to the community!

Repaving of Street Sections

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We will improve the condition of a number of streets in Brisbane by repaving them starting in September.  This does mean that traffic on specific roads will be impacted while work is occurring.  Each resident or business within the project limits will receive written notifice approximately one week in advance and again 24 hours before the start of the project.  Notification for parking restrictions will be provided 72 hours in advance.  Traffic will be accommodated during this time.  The street sections that will be repaired include the following:

Humboldt Rd from Placer Way to Kings Rd

Mendocino St from San Bruno Ave to Visitacion Ave

Mendocino St from Visitacion Ave to Solano St

Plumas St from San Francisco Ave to Mariposa St

Ross Way from Glen Parkway to Sierra Point Rd

Solano St from Mendocino St to End of Cul-de-sac

Tunnel Ave: small section at north end of bridge

Tulare St from San Bruno Ave to End of Cul-de-sac

More information regarding the location and corresponding dates for work on each street section will be provided closer to the start date of the project.  We apologize in advance for the inconvenience and we appreciate your patience while this work is being done.  If you have any concerns or questions, please call the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 7/24/2014

City of Brisbane – Now Hiring
Aquatic Recreation Program Coordinator
Apply by August 7, 2014


Severe Drought Conditions

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In response to the last three dry years in California, the State Water Resources Control Board this past Tuesday approved a statewide emergency regulation to ensure water agencies and their customers increase water conservation or face possible fines or other enforcement.  The new conservation regulation is intended to reduce outdoor water use, and if approved by the Office of Administrative Law, could go into effect as early as August 1, 2014

With this regulation, all Californians will be expected to stop: washing down driveways and sidewalks; watering of outdoor landscapes that cause excess runoff; using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, unless the hose is outfitted with a shut-off nozzle, and using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated.  Additionally, landscape irrigation will be restricted to no more than 2 days per week.  Click here to read the Water Control Board's press release on this issue.

Should the Board adopt this regulation, the City will be sure to communicate the implications to its residents using all available communication channels.  In the meantime, please prevent water waste - visit to find out how everyone can do their part in conserving this precious resource.

Fire Station Lighting Upgrades

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Say goodbye to T-12 lamps and incandescents at Station 81 and hello to T-8's and compact fluorescent lighting (CFLs)!  Thanks to the City Council for approving this energy efficiency upgrade at the Fire Station in their 2014-15 Budget, and San Mateo County Energy Watch, we are upgrading all the T-12 lamps to T-8 lamps as well as all incandescents to CFLs in the Fire Station.

San Mateo County Energy Watch is a partnership between PG&E and the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG).  Serving San Mateo County and unincorporated areas, the organization provides audits for facilities, work proposals, and contractor oversight of retrofits for energy projects.

While the previous lamps only had a 28,000 hour service life, the installed, new T-8 lamps will have a 36,000 hour service life, reducing the replacement frequency.  This project is not only expected to save 18,500 lbs of CO2 annually but also $2,225 on utility costs!

Because this is an On-Bill Financing project, PG&E is providing us with a 0% loan with the requirement that it is paid back within 5 years.  On-Bill Financing (OBF) is where a utility company provides convenient financing options to help implement energy efficiency investments.

These lighting upgrades will be completed at the Fire Station today. 

See if you can spot the difference!

For more information: 

San Mateo County Energy Watch

PG&E On-Bill Financing



Crocker Park is 91+% Filled

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Taking a drive down Valley Dr., or the “spine” of Crocker Industrial Park, it may appear from the scattered For Lease signs that there are a lot of buildings sitting empty.  But in speaking with folks who have a good pulse on the commercial realty market, like Jason Cranston, Senior VP of Commercial Real Estate Services for Cassidy Turley and Mitch Bull, President of the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce, Crocker Park is actually doing quite well with more businesses moving in than leaving in the past couple years.  Here are a few examples of movement in the Park that has helped the occupancy rate increase to what it is: Del Monte Meat Co. has moved in at 145 South Hill Drive as well as circuit board manufacturers, LeeMah Electronics, right next door.  The 60,000 sq. ft. warehouse 100 Cypress which the Brisbane School District used a few years back as the site for their biggest fundraiser of the year, Spring Thing, will soon be leased to Bay Area LinensArrowhead/Nestlé Waters moved in to the space at 246 Valley and Monster Cable, located at 455 Valley, has renewed their lease.  If you’ve noticed more of those white, AT&T vans driving around town, that’s because AT&T moved a service center into 355 Valley las year after signing a five-year lease. 

As for the locations with large For Sale or For Lease signs, the old Gilmore Envelope building at 325 Valley recently went up for sale, as engineering firm F.W. Spencer & Son, Inc. (located at 99 S. Hill), last summer completed prefabricating the plumbing lines for the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara in that space (see photo at left).  A huge Colliers sign is advertising 165 as being for sale, but in the interim it is being occupied by its owners.  Nearly across the street at 200 Valley, which are where 56 business condos are located, two are being listed for sale.  Lastly 280 Valley, 460 Valley and 480 are vacant, but they total less than 54,000 sq. ft.  So for the nearly 3.7M sq. ft. in Crocker Industrial Park, where 91+% is currently being occupied, the Park’s doing pretty darn well!


Election Officers Needed

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The County Registration & Eletions Division needs your help!  They're looking for capable citizens to fill some important Election Day jobs.  This is a unique opportunity to be part of democracy in action while making a difference in your community.  Click here for the flyer.  Sign up at or call the Registration & Elections Division at (650) 286-2810.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 7/18/2014

Did you know that the occupancy rate
in Crocker Industrial Park
is 91+%?

Posted 7/14/2014

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Youth Art Classes
Begin Sept. 3rd at Mission Blue Center
For More Info: 508-2143



Traffic Impacts on the Ridge

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Toll Brothers and their contractor, Mountain Cascade, are continuing their work on the improvements to the Northeast Ridge Neighborhood Water System.  The first phase of work on Monarch Dr. is complete and the contractor has moved on to the second phase of work on Silverspot Dr.  Silverspot Dr. will now be closed to southerly traffic between Mission Blue Dr. and West Hill Dr. during 7/14 - 8/5 from 9am - 4:30pm.  Click here for more information.  If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.  Thank you for your patience.

Community Pool Closures

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There will be a swim meet today at the Community Pool starting at 4:30pm, so the Pool will be closing at 4:00pm.  The schedule for today, Friday, July 11, is as follows:

Adult Lap Swim: 6:30am - 1:00pm
All Ages Rec Swim: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Swim Meet: 4:30pm - 7:00pm

(The next swim meet will be Friday, August 8th, with the same daytime schedule as noted above.)

The Pool will also be closed next Wednesday, July 16, as a film crew will be on-site from 7:00am - 4:00pm.  In case you're wondering, the film crew will be compensating the city for their use of the Pool, which includes an hourly rate along with the cost to cover the head lifeguards' time.