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Lifeguard Training

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Interested in becoming a lifeguard at the Brisbane Community Pool?  Now is the time to be trained by the best! 

Participants must have the ability to swim 300 yds. continuously, be able to retrieve a 10 lb. object from 8 ft. deep, swim 20 yds. with the the object, and tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.

Location: Brisbane Community Pool (2 Solano St., Brisbane)
Age: 15 yrs. and older
Fee: $185.00
Training Dates: Mondays, April 7 & 14, 5-9pm | Wednesdays, April 9 & 16, 5-9pm | Saturday, April 12, 9am-4pm and Saturday, April 19, 9am - 2pm
Registration: Parks and Recreation Office (City Hall, 2nd fl, 50 Park Place, Brisbane) or online.  Click here to view the training flyer.

For more information, contact Recreation Supervisor Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 or sbeaty@ci.brisbane.ca.us .

Housing Element Update

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The City of Brisbane is currently updating its Housing Element for 2015-2022.  The Housing Element is one of the seven State-mandated elements of the City's General Plan.  The Housing Element, as the City's framework for developing and preserving housing, addresses various issues, including affordability, supply, accessibility, maintenance and rehabilitation.  The process for updating the Housing Element also provides a vehicle for establishing and updating housing and land-use strategies reflective of changing needs, resources, and conditions.  The Planning Commission is currently holding study sessions on updating the Housing Element chapter by chapter, and the public is encouraged to attend.  Below is the tentative workshop schedule, culminating in a Public Hearing in mid-June:

4/10:  Chapter I “Preparation of the 2015-2022 Housing Element” & Appendices A, B & C
4/24:  Chapter III “Land Inventory and Identification of Adequate Sites for Regional Housing Needs” & Appendices E & F
5/8:    Chapter VI “Housing Goals, Quantifiable Objectives, Policies and Programs” & Appendices D & G
5/22:  Continuation of Chapter VI “Housing Goals, Quantifiable Objectives, Policies and Programs” & Appendices D & G
6/12:  Public Hearing
 
For more information, please go to the 2015-2022 Housing Element page on the City's website as it will be regularly updated with agendas and meeting videos.  Also, if you would like to be added to the City's e-mail distribution list to receive news and information related to the 2015-2022 Housing Element, please send an e-mail to Angel Ibarra in the Planning Department at aibarra@ci.brisbane.ca.us .

Help Sponsor the Summer Concerts!

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Get your name on the 2014 Concerts in the Park Banner by being a 2014 Sponsor!  This is the banner that will be displayed at the Gazebo in the weeks leading up to the Concerts, which will be running every Friday night in August this year.  Steve Beaty, Recreation Supervisor, is taking donations through 12:00pm Friday, May 2, 2014.  Contact him by calling (415) 508-2144 or e-mailing sbeaty@ci.brisbane.ca.us .  Don't delay!

Catch a RIDE!

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It's not too late to pledge to take a commute alternative (carpool, vanpool, transit, ferry, bicycle or walk) to, from or through San Mateo County to work a minimum of 8 times during March and April for a chance to win great prizes at the end of the campaign period (April 30, 2014).  There are also weekly raffles, so the sooner you pledge, the more chances you'll have to win one of the weekly prizes, including Kindle e-readers and gift cards.  For complete rules of eligibility and information about the campaign, visit www.commute.org or call (650) 588-8170.  You can also click here for a pledge form.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/21/2014

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Instructors Wanted
To Teach Weekend Children's Classes
Information: (415) 508-2143
 
Brisbane Library
Family Game Day
Sat., Mar 29, 1 pm, 250 Visitacion Ave
Old Fashioned Family Fun For All Ages
Information (415)467-2060

 

Posted 3/18/2014

Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Men's & Co-ed Softball
Teams Still Needed!
Information:  (415) 508-2143

Live at Mission Blue Presents
Jarring Sounds
Sat., Mar 22nd, 7:30 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Info/Tix: www.LiveAtMissionBlue.com 

 

Skatepark Design RFP

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On Monday, March 17th, the City Council approved the Skatepark Design Request for Proposals (click here for the staff report).

Design Firms - please see the Bids & RFPs page for all submitted questions and responses from the City.

Once all the proposals have been received, the joint subcommittee of the Parks & Recreation Commission (Teen Services) and the City Council (City Facilities) will meet with staff to review the proposals and determine which one is best suited for our community.  A contract with the recommended design firm will be brought to Council at a future meeting for approval.  We are well on our way to providing the Brisbane Community with a concrete skatepark geared towards beginner and intermediate skaters!

New Chapter Ahead

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Starting Thursday, March 20, 2014, Administrative Services Director/ Deputy City Manager Stuart Schillinger will get to experience what it’s like to be a City Manager, as he becomes the Interim City Manager for the City of Half Moon Bay.  Stuart’s new assignment is expected to last for approximately the next four months as Half Moon Bay conducts a comprehensive search for a permanent replacement.  Their former City Manager needed to step down from her position due to family reasons, but not before recommending her colleague, Stuart, for the role.  And Stuart was no stranger to the Half Moon Bay City Council.  Back in 2010-11, Stuart helped the city with their budget, which they were able to adopt by fiscal year-end.  There is no doubt to the high level of professionalism, experience, and leadership Stuart possesses and will bring to Half Moon Bay.

However, it will not be as if Stuart won’t be seen in and around Brisbane City Hall.  He will continue to assist the City during his interim assignment by delivering the proposed 2014/15 proposed budget, working on a couple of special Finance assignments, and overseeing the Open Space & Ecology program.  As far as logistics goes, Stuart will be in Half Moon Bay four days out of the week, and in Brisbane City Hall on Wednesdays for regular business hours, 8:00am – 8:00pm.  So, this isn’t goodbye, but best of luck in your new assignment, and we’ll see you soon!

PG&E Maintaining Power Lines

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Each year, PG&E assesses which trees have grown enough in the past year to impact their high-voltage transmission lines.  Once determined, they apply for a permit with the City's Public Works Department since the trees are in the public right-of-way.  The City granted PG&E's permit, and therefore PG&E will be trimming and removing trees no greater than 10" in diameter in various locations along Bayshore and one along Crocker Park Recreational Trail this week.  Two of the trees are 10" diamater Coast Live Oaks on Bayshore near San Bruno Ave.  Part of the City's mitigation efforts requires contractors to replant a tree per City standards should they remove any tree 30 inches in circumference (9.5 ft. in diameter), or greater.  For any questions, please contact the City's Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.

Request for Proposals

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The City is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, and its related installation, conversion and implementation services, with the intent to enter into a contract with a vendor by March 2015.

Click here to view the RFP and here to view the Functional Requirements of the software (both are Word documents that need to be saved to your computer).  

Questions regarding the RFP may be submitted to Betsy Cooper at: bcooper@ci.brisbane.ca.us and will be posted below.

Responses to this RFP are due by 5:00pm Monday, April 14, 2014.

Q: Is the project funded in the current budget and what budget amount has been granted?

A: We have not completed the budget for 2014/15.  However, the software budget will probably be in the $200-300K range.

Habitat Restoration Day 2014

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Come join The City of Brisbane, Open Space & Ecology Committee, Parks & Recreation Commission and San Bruno Mountain Watch to celebrate Earth Day!  On this 11th Anniversary, restoration efforts will be for Costaños Canyon.

All ages and abilities are welcome.  Invasive plant species will be removed, with tools, training and a commemorative t-shirt to be provided.  Afterwards, enjoy a free lunch and beautiful spring day hike on San Bruno Mountain.

Wear appropriate clothing and shoes meant for the outdoors, and bring gloves if you have a pair.

The event will take place April 26th from 9am – 1:00pm.  Meet at the intersection of Humboldt Road and Placer Way.  To RSVP or for questions, call Natalie at (415) 508-2118 or e-mail her at nmunoz@ci.brisbane.ca.us .

Photos from Habitat Restoration Day 2013