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Posted 5/23/2015

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Zumba Classes
Daytime and Evening Classes


New Water Mandates in Effect

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Not only is over watering landscapes a turn off, it is now prohibited.  New water mandates went into effect on May 18, 2015 and the City will begin enforcing the new requirements on June 22, 2015.  Prior to June 22nd, the City will be sending out notifications by mail to all commercial and landscape accounts and publicizing the new watering schedule and upcoming enforcement on all of the City's communication channels, such as the City signboards, Ch. 27, and our social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor and Instagram.  Essentially, the new regulations are:

  • You cannot water or use outdoor irrigation during or within 48 hours of measurable precipitation
  • Watering or outdoor irrigation must take place per the following 2 day/week schedule:
  1. ODD NUMBER ADDRESSES may only water on Mondays & Thursdays
  2. EVEN NUMBER ADDRESSES may only water on Tuesdays & Fridays
  • Landscapes can only be watered between 6pm - 9am
  • You cannot wash sidewalks, driveways, and hardscape with potable (drinking) water
  • Watering your outdoor landscape cannot result in runoff outside the landscape
  • When washing vehicles, you need to use a hose with an automatic shutoff  nozzle
  • All decorative fountains/features using potable water need to have a recirculating system

What requires a large amount of water of course are green lawns.  You may have noticed that many businesses in Crocker Industrial Park have lush green lawns, as this "garden-style, park-like" landscaping was part and parcel of the industrial park's design when it was built in the 1970s.  Watering of this type of ornamental landscaping, or turf, will need to be reduced by the businesses due to the new requirements.

Due to the fact that the City maintains the athletic fields and Community Park, we are ourselves one of the highest water users.  Therefore, the City has taken the following water conservation measures:

  • Outside irrigation has been turned off to all public medians and to the City Hall grounds, and reduced for the turf at the Crocker Park entry and that around the community signboard
  • All parks and ball fields are currently being irrigated on a 2 day/week schedule (the Community Park's irrigation system is also equipped with a controller which receives daily weather updates and adjusts the watering schedule accordingly)
  • Staff has been working directly with the HOAs and targeting high commercial water users, tracking their actual usage and identifying water savings potential through the Large Landscape Audit Program
  • Administering various rebate programs, including those for high efficiency toilets and rain barrels

If you have any questions about the new regulations, or see evidence of them being violated, please contact the Public Works Department immediately at (415) 508-2130.

New Boot Camp Class Offering

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Brisbane resident Dawn David has put together a "goal themed" boot camp class, mixed of various training drills from basketball, boxing, ballet, and much more to create a total body workout.  Experience leadership combined with tough-love!  Dawn's philosophy is, you start where you start.  Her boot camp brings women from all walks of life and age groups.  Here's what some of her class participants had to say:

"As someone who didn't do daily exercise that broke a sweat as an adult, this is amazing."  - Diane Schreiber

"Dawn David puts together a fantastic workout that incorporates elements of boxing, ballet, and yoga. It is a fast paced, intense class that keeps your heart rate elevated for the entire 30+ minutes. I have been a runner for several years and am continually motivated and challenged by Dawn's routine and guidance. She has brought my running to a whole new level. Dawn's boot camp is a great way to start out the's short and gets the job done and leaves me feeling strong and exhilarated."  - Holly Rios

Fee: $195 for Residents
        $230 Non-Residents

Days/Dates: M-F, May 18 - June 12

Time: 6-6:30am, increasing to 6:45am in the last few weeks

Location: Brisbane Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane)

Ages: 18 years old and up

To register, sign up online or call Tricia Vaccaro at (415) 508-2140.  Hurry, only a few more spots remain!

May 2015 Citynews

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Click here to read the May 2015 Citynews.

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Posted 5/16/2015

Brisbane Community Pool
Swim Lessons
Enrollment is Now Open

City of Brisbane
Fire Hydrant
Art Exhibit
Reception:  Wed., May 20, 6 pm, City Hall
Refreshments Served

Posted 5/13/2015

Mission Blue Nursery
Native Plant Sale
Sat., May 16, 9 am - 2 pm,
Near 3401 Bayshore, Follow signs

Posted 5/11/2015

Marie Allen
Long Time Resident of 73 Years
Loving Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother
Service Info:  (650) 756-4500


Shuttle Service Disruption

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We were notified this afternoon by that one of the Brisbane/Crocker BART shuttles (Bus-C) will not be operating next week and until further notice.  The trips affected are AM-C1, AM-C2, AM-C3 PM-C1, PM-C2 and PM-C3. is working diligently with their current provider to get the situation resolved and are hopeful that all trips will resume shortly.  If you have any questions, please contact at 650-588-1600 or

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Meet the Economic Development Director

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At last night's City Council meeting, the Council unanimously approved a contract with MB Consulting for Economic Development services.  The "MB" in MB Consulting stands for none other than Mitch Bull, who you may know as the CEO & President of the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce.  Mitch will continue in his current role with the Chamber as he embarks on his newest endeavor as Economic Development Director for the City of Brisbane.  In this capacity, Mitch will be downstairs (vs. upstairs where the Chamber of Commerce office is located at City Hall), and spending approximately 12 hours/week as Ombudsman for new businesses that are looking to come into town where he'll be able to assist them when it comes time for permits and regulatory requirements, as well as strengthening the bridge between the City and the current businesses that have chosen to be here.  The Council is excited for this new partnership with Mitch and looks forward with anticipation to hearing the progress he makes in Brisbane!

Creating a Zero Energy Home

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California building codes will begin requiring Zero Net Energy (ZNE) standards as soon as 2020!  How will ZNE affect you?  San Mateo County Energy Watch will be hosting a Zero Energy Workshop and Webinar Series this month to address the feasibility, practices and benefits of ZNE.  Sessions are customized to make information relevant to you, including separate segments for local governments, building professionals, homeowners, and real estate professionals.  The series includes 2 preview webinars and 2 workshops at the Portola Valley Town Center.  For more information, please click here for the program flyer.  You may also visit San Mateo County Energy Watch's website.

National Public Works Week

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National Public Works Week (NPWW) is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as Public Works.  The theme for this year's NPWW (May 17 - 23) is "Community Begins Here" which is so apt as it speaks to the essential nature of Public Works services in support of everyday quality of life.  A mix of maintenance, engineering and the administrative staff from the Public Works Dept. were present at last night's City Council meeting to receive the Council's Proclamation recognizing their efforts to improve the City's infrastructure and provide quality public service to the Brisbane Community.  Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 5/8/2015

Brisbane Dance Workshop
Annual Spring Performance
May 16 & 17, Mission Blue Center
Tickets: (415) 467-8751

Let's Roll Brisbane
Bike To Work Day
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Posted 5/7/2015

Brisbane Library
Kids Book Club
Fri., May 8, 4 pm, 250 Visitacion
Join in on the discussion and fun activities

Posted 5/4/2015

Go Solar at a Discount!
Peninsula SunShares Workshop
Sat., May 9, 1-3 pm, Comm. Ctr.
More Info: