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P-T Office Specialist Position

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UPDATE - Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1:35PM: As of this morning, the maximum application limit was reached so we'll no longer be accepting applications for this position.  Thank you for all your interest!

A Part-time Office Specialist position in the Finance Department will be opening on CalOpps this coming Monday, March 23rd.  We will only be accepting the first 100 applications and we expect to reach this number very quickly.  If you're interested in applying, be sure to do so online at www.calopps.org starting on Monday.

Solar. Simple. Together.

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Thinking about installing solar on your home but don’t know where to start or think it’s just too expensive?  Peninsula SunShares is here to help!

This spring the City of Brisbane is partnering with local nonprofit Vote Solar and neighboring communities throughout San Mateo County to launch a solar group discount program for homeowners.

The Peninsula SunShares program uses a tiered-pricing structure, City-supported education and outreach and a competitively selected installer to dramatically reduce the cost of solar.  Here’s how it works:

1. Community-sponsored program.  The City of Brisbane wants to make it easy for residents to see if their home is right for solar.  Sign up to schedule a no-obligation site visit. 

2. Below-market pricing.  Get your discounted solar installation price quote from the programs pre-selected solar installer.

3. Limited time.  Sign a contract by July 31st to have your new solar panels installed and save on your monthly electric bill for years to come.  Registration opens April 1st.

4. Help spread the word!  More participants means a better deal for you and more solar power for the Bay Area.

On Saturday, April 11th, BEST/PTO will be hosting, in partnership with the City of Brisbane, a community workshop on Peninsula SunShares.  It is open to the public.  Come to the Community Center (250 Visitacion Ave., Brisbane) from 12:30-2:00pm to learn more about the program!  (There will even be time to do remote site evaluations with attendees and schedule appointments).  Click here for the event flyer.

For more information or to register please visit: www.mygroupenergy.com/peninsula

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/19/2015


Richard W. Kabash
August 1943 - March 2015
Beloved Scoutmaster, Troop # 134
Beloved Husband, Father, Friend
Svcs:  Fri., Mar. 20, Cypress Lawn, Tiffany Chapel


Master Gardener Presentation:
Vegetable Gardening
In Small Spaces
Sat., Mar 21, 1 pm, Comm. Ctr., Free!


Posted 3/16/2015


Brisbane Community Pool
Water Aerobics Classes
Mon., Wed., & Fri., 11:15am - 12:15pm, 2 Solano
Come and join in on the fun!


S.F. Shakespeare Festival Presents
As You Like It
Sun., Mar. 22, 2 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Free Admission!

 

The City is Hiring P-T Workers

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Are you or someone you know looking for part-time work?  Then check out the two positions that the City is currently hiring for - Recreation Leader and Pool Cashier.  A Recreation Leader implements and facilitates well-rounded programs in youth after-school programs, the pre-school program, day camps, sports leagues, and special events at designated recreation facilities.  This position involves face-to-face leadership and considerable contact with youth ages 1.5 to 18 years.  The Pool Cashier greets customers and answers customers’ questions, collects money, and does minor clerical and janitorial duties at the City of Brisbane's Community Swimming Pool. 

Apply online today on www.calopps.org!

 

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/11/2015


City of Brisbane
Safe Pedestrian Routes
California Vehicle Code 22500[f]
Do Not Block Sidewalk with your Parked Car
Help Keep Our Kids Safe!

 

Spring Thing 2015: "Party Gras"

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The huge, not-to-be-missed, 2015 Spring Thing fundraising gala to support the Brisbane School District is in full production!  Don't miss an incredible night of fantastic food, casino games, entertainment, and exciting silent and LIVE auctions including a couple of rare and exciting items!  You'll be transported to Bourbon Street for an evening of casually elegant, sophisticated fun!

Date: Saturday, April 25th.

Location: Centennial Towers, One Tower Place, South San Francisco.

Centennial Towers and Myers Peninsula Venture have generously agreed to allow use of their beautiful space for this year’s bash!

Tickets: $48 per person for a wonderful night to remember...gourmet food, excellent music, amazing auction items, and a VIP experience all for the great cause of helping our kids' schools!

For more information and to purchase tickets or donate: www.thebestpto.org

Please note: Because alcohol will be served, this is an adults-only, 21-and over event.  Also note that BEST/PTO will be unable to offer childcare.

Altamar Water Shut Off

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The Altamar at the Ridge Homeowner's Association has requested the City shut off the water for Elfin Ct. on Thursday, March 12th and for Swallowtail and Crescent Courts on March 13, 2015 between 9am - 4pm, due to emergency plumbing/valve work repairs.  If you have any questions or concerns please, contact The Manor Association at (650) 637-1616.  Click here for the notice that was sent to all of the affected residents. 

March 2015 Marina News

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 Click here to read the March 2015 Marina Newsletter

Pedestrian Safety

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Recently, the Complete Streets Safety Committee rolled out the “Safe Pedestrian Routes to Schools” plan(click image to enlarge).  This was the result of a year-long project by the Complete Streets Safety Committee to study and identify routes and improvements that would provide for the safest and most direct conduits to and from the schools and central Brisbane.  The Committee's Plan was approved by the City Council on December 18, 2014.

A primary component to the success in establishing these routes is to ensure the unobstructed use of the sidewalks.  The committee noticed that due to Brisbane’s narrow streets, residents often parallel park their vehicles on a portion of the sidewalk.  In addition, many driveways in Brisbane are too small for vehicles, and as a result, large portions of the vehicle block the sidewalk.  These conditions are unsafe as they cause pedestrians to have to walk around the vehicles and into the street.

Blocking any portion of the sidewalk is a violation of California Vehicle Code 22500(f).  The Brisbane Police Department is committed to traffic safety and will be taking enforcement action for vehicles blocking the sidewalk starting in April.  Please assist us in our efforts by keeping the sidewalks clear.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance!

New Capital Projects Charge

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The City has been studying the capital improvement plan for the water and sewer infrastructure and a method to pay for these needs.  The estimated cost of the overall plan is $20,000,000.  The City Council has looked at how to phase this in over a period of time to have the least impact on residents and rate payers.  Thus, the City will phase the the repairs over a 20 year period.  The Council-approved budget amount for the 2013/14 budget was $5,000,000.  This allows the City to have the least increase in rates while tackling the most pressing concerns - to ensure safe and reliable drinking water and an environmentally safe method for disposing waste water.

On November 20, 2014, the City Council adopted a Capital Projects Charge that will be effective with the March 2015 bill being mailed out next week (click here for the staff report that was presented as part of that Public Hearing).  This year's rate increase will pay for the following short- and long-term projects: improved water pressure for fire protection in the Annis Rd. area, upgrades to the Glen Park pump station, undergrounding the sewer line on Bayshore Blvd., and replacement of our Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA).  The cost of these projects is $5,000,000 and the new charge will pay the annual debt service of a 20-yr. bond.  The rates are graduated based on springtime usage (mid-February - mid-June), which ensures lower water users will pay less than higher users.  The adopted rates per unit(s) of water used during a 2-month billing cycle follow:

Units of Water Used (Bimonthly Billing Cycle) Adopted Rate (in Dollars)
0 $10.00
1 $12.50
2 $15.00
3 $17.50
4 $20.00
5 $22.50
6 $25.00
7 $27.50
8 $30.00
9 $32.50
10 $35.00
11 to 19 $38.00
20 to 40 $50.00
>40 units $65.00


If you have any questions about this Capital Projects Charge, please contact Finance Director Stuart Schillinger at schillinger@ci.brisbane.ca.us or (415) 508-2151.