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'After the Fire'

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The below film is a 'sequel' to Keith's other short film, 'Fire on San Bruno Mountain' and depicts the aftermath of the great San Bruno Mountain fire of June 2008.  It premiered at San Bruno Mountain Watch's 'Fire Fest', which was held on June 22, 2014 at Mission Blue Center in Brisbane, California, commemorating the 6th anniversary of the fire.

Skatepark Community Workshop

Signboard Postings

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Posted 7/5/2014

City of Brisbane
Skate Park Design Workshop
Wed., July 23, 5-7 pm, 50 Park Lane
Help Shape the Design of the New Skate Park


The Brisbane Library
Ready, Set, Kindergarten
Fridays, July 11 - Aug 15, 10 am, 250 Visitacion
Information (415) 467-2060

Posted 7/2/2014

Brisbane Police Department
All fireworks are
Illegal In Brisbane

Posted 6/30/2014

Brisbane Eagles
Diabetes Fund Benefit B.B.Q.
Fri., July 4, 1 - 4 pm, 185 Visitacion
Tri-Tip & Baked Potato; $10.00/person

Farmers’ Market in the Park
Thursdays 3pm – 7pm
Sundays 9am – 1pm

Keep Brisbane Safe on the 4th

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With the early dry fire season, it's even more important that everyone in town refrains from setting off fireworks.  ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN BRISBANE, even "safe and sane" fireworks.  If you hear any fireworks being set off, contact Brisbane Police immediately by calling 508-1212.  Thank you for your assistance, and we wish you the safest and happiest of holidays.

Recap of Quarry Rd. Clean-Up

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Thank you to all the volunteers who joined the Open Space and Ecology Committee, the Parks and Recreation Commission, and San Bruno Mountain Watch in sprucing up Quarry Rd. last Saturday, June 21st.  This area is an ecological preserve that serves as important habitat to endangered species.  With two Clean-Up Days in 2014, one in Costaños Canyon on April 26th and the second being this one at Quarry Rd., it's apparent that the city and its residents care strongly about the natural environment and proactively work together to ensure it is free of debris and litter.  Thank you also to Recology for donating the shirts that were distributed to volunteers at these two clean-up days.  Check out all the photos from last week's clean-up by clicking here.

Community Signboard

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For the past 23 years, since the late Gary Apothekar helped build the Community Signboard located at the bend in Old County Rd., it has been utilized to advertise upcoming community events, programs, and classes.  It has also been used by residents to announce service information for a loved one that has recently passed.  Now, there is the option to announce the births of Brisbane's newest, and littlest, residents.  Birth notifications will be posted on an as available basis and will be done so at no charge.  For more information or to request a sign, please contact Recreation Russ Carmick at 508-2143 or .

City's Purchase of Open Space

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Continuing our overview of City Council Accomplishments in 2013-2014, we will now focus on the City's purchase of land for Open Space in the Brisbane Acres.

At its February 4, 2013 meeting, the City Council met in closed session to discuss the possible acquisition of Brisbane Acres Lot 98.  The owner had contacted the City the year prior to see if the City was interested in purchasing the property, an unimproved parcel approximately one acre in size.  As shown in the below map (click to enlarge), Lot 98 is within the Priority Preservation Area identified in the Open Space Plan, and indicated by the yellow border lines.

During the closed session, staff was authorized to begin negotiations with the property owner on price and terms of a purchase.  The owner agreed to sell the property for $78,750, which is comparable to prices paid by the City for similar parcels in that area and was within the price parameters authorized by the Council. 

The City Attorney then prepared a purchase agreement, which was signed by the City Manager and sent to the seller.  The purchase offer was signed and accepted by the owner and returned to the City in late February.  At their meeting of March 18, 2013, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2013-06, which ratified the purchase agreement.  With escrow closing in November 2013, the City had just purchased its latest Open Space parcel, preserving an additional acre of open space and endangered species habitat in the Brisbane Acres!  Actions such as these truly affirm the City Council's desire and willingness to preserve critial open space lands in the hopes that future generations can one day enjoy them as well.

Pool Re-Opening 6/27 at 1pm

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UPDATE: Friday, June 27, 9:38am -

The Community Pool will be re-opening at 1:00pm today following replacement of its pump and interior impeller.  The below shot is of Rich from Carrier installing the new pump late yesterday afternoon, which needed to be carefully lowered into place.

Some of you may have noticed the new canvas pool shade that was recently installed…now both picnic table areas have shade once again!  So enjoy the Pool this afternoon and this weekend…it’s going to be a sunny one in Brisbane.

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When pool staff arrived this morning, they found that the pump wasn't working.  The pump is needed to warm the pool and keep chemicals mixed by pushing water into the filtration system and back out again.  Therefore, the Community Pool will be closed until the pump has been repaired.  This is estimated to take place either later today or early tomorrow.  The Pool will re-open once the water has been tested and the temperature brought back up to a comfortable operating level.  Thank you for your patience; an update will be sent out when the Pool is back open.

July Citynews & Star

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Click here to read the July Citynews & Star.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 6/25/2014

Brisbane Eagles
Breast Cancer Fundraiser
Sat., June 28, 1-4 pm, 1985 Visitacion
Tacos, Rice and Beans, 50/50 Raffle, Prizes
$10.00/adult  & $5.00/kid 12 and under

Posted 6/24/2014

Brisbane Community Pool
Summer Water Aerobics
Move, Dance, Laugh
M, W, F - 9:15 am & Sat. - 9:30 am