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Farmers' Market

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Given the upcoming holidays, extremely cold weather and inability to see their produce once the sun goes down, the vendors have requested that the market take a break until January 9th.  On that day, the market will switch to their "winter hours", or 2pm - 6pm.  When Daylight Savings Time starts in March, they will resume their regular, "summer hours" of 3pm - 7pm (3/13).  At that time, Crepe and Brioche will be returning (for all that have missed their artisan breads, cakes, and croissants the past couple of weeks!), as well as Tantalizing Toffee (since all of her holiday orders will have been filled).  Thank you for your continued support of the market - it's what allows the market to be year-round.  That, and the vendors still love coming to Brisbane and the loyal customers they serve.  Happy Holidays!

Energy Upgrade California™

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Get a home that’s cozy in winter, cool in summer, and comfortable all year-round when you make energy efficient upgrades.  Now – for a limited time – you can get $1,000-$4,500 in rebates and incentives for making your home more energy efficient through Energy Upgrade California™.  Go to www.BayAreaEnergyUpgrade.org to find a Participating Contractor or speak to a free Home Upgrade Advisor at 866-878-6008 to get started today!

Toys Needed!

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The deadline to drop off new, unwrapped toys has been extended to Friday, December 20thPlease bring them to City Hall (50 Park Place, Brisbane) by 1:00pm where the collection bin is set just inside the front entrance.  All donations will be used locally to help needy families in Brisbane.  Monetary donations are also welcome.  To do so or for any questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor Russ Carmick at 415-508-2143.  Thank you and Happy Holidays!!

Zipcars Are Here

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At their November 18th meeting, the City Council approved a recommendation by the Open Space & Ecology Committee for a two-year pilot program with Zipcar, Inc. for car-sharing services.  “Movie”, a silver Toyota Prius, will be stationed at the Police parking lot on Valley Dr. and “Ireland”, a red Honda Insight Hybrid, will be stationed at the Park & Ride Lot on Bayshore Blvd. at Tunnel Ave.  This program removes an obstacle faced by commuters who want to take public transit by providing fuel-efficient vehicles they can use for short trips during the day. The program also provides residents the opportunity to use alternative modes of transit, leave their cars at home, and/or even reduce the number of vehicles owned by providing a low-cost vehicle to use on an as-needed basis. 

Zipcar members sign up online, and receive access to the Zipcars using a keyless entry. Zipcars can be reserved by the hour or for up to several days, starting from $8.25/hour and $109/day for the pay-as-you-go plans or $7.43/hour or $98.10/day for the prepaid extra value plan. The reservation price includes gas, insurance, and up to 180 free miles per day. Members can reserve Zipcars online (www.zipcar.com), over the phone, or by using Zipcar’s mobile applications for both iPhone and Android, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As an environmentally friendly transportation option, Zipcar will help to reduce Brisbane’s carbon footprint. National studies have shown that average vehicle miles traveled per driver is reduced by 40 percent when car owners switch to car sharing. Take advantage of this new service by signing up at www.zipcar.com and become a Zipster today!

Calling All Brisbane Birders

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If you love birding, you won't want to miss the Golden Gate Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count, taking place on San Bruno Mtn. Friday, December 27th.  The group will meet at 8:00am in the San Bruno Mtn. State Park parking lot and bird the mountain in the morning.  After lunch, they will go down to the Brisbane Lagoon area and the Bay.  The plan is to finish up by 4:30pm, and then head to the Presidio for a dinner catered by Hayes & Kebab.  More information about this fun day can be found by clicking here.  Be sure to register online for this free event (indicate you want to be in the San Bruno Group - Area 12) by Friday, December 6th (you can also come on count day and be signed up on the spot).  Lastly, please bring your own lunch and liquids and dress in layers.  For any questions, please contact Helen McKenna Ridley at helenmck@pacbell.net or 415-516-5513.

Sediment Control Work

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On Thursday, December 5, a contractor will be placing plastic, held in place with sandbags, on the slope along San Bruno Avenue (west of Gladys Avenue) as a temporary sediment and erosion control measure before this season's rains (a photo of a similar repair can be seen to the right).  The area has recently shown signs of erosion, and the measure is meant to prevent a slope failure.  On Thursday, the uphill lane of traffic will be closed during the work, but the contractor will be on-site with flagman to allow traffic through the work area one direction at a time.  Minor delays can be expected, and we appreciate your cooperation as this necessary work is performed.  If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.

December 2013 Citynews

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Click here to read the December 2013 CITYNEWS.

Photo Contest for History Book

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We’re looking for local photographers interested in being a part of the 50th anniversary history book.  Brisbane residents are asked to submit their best photo that shows the City of Brisbane with the famous stars shown throughout our city on homes and businesses.  Photos for the cover of the book will be accepted at City Hall now until the deadline of January 8, 2014 (8:00pm).  Contest winner will receive a $500 reward.

Contest Rules:  You must be a Brisbane resident to enter.  Each contestant may enter 3 - 5 photos.  Special permission to use a photo for City of Brisbane publication and marketing will be asked for once the photo is chosen.  All photos remain the property of the artist.  All photos submitted must be a 300 dpi (high resolution) at 8.75" x 11.25" digital photo file.  JPEGs are preferred and should not be heavily compressed.  TIFF format is also acceptable.  Photos sent by e-mail must be a 72 dpi less than .5 MB image (but available at the larger size stated above) and sent to: msaguisag@ci.brisbane.ca.us or drop off or send in your entry with your name, address, phone and e-mail address to:

Brisbane City Hall
Attn. History Book Photo Contest
50 Park Place
Brisbane, CA 94005

We look forward to seeing all your great shots of the stars in Brisbane!

City Council Reorganization

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The City Council Meeting and Reorganization will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Brisbane Community Room, 50 Park Place.

All are invited to say thank you to outgoing Mayor Miller, Congratulate newly re-elected Councilmembers Clarke Conway & Cliff Lentz, and to Welcome Newly Elected Councilmember Lori Liu.  The New Council will also choose their next Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.

Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremonies.

Baylands Draft EIR

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The Brisbane City Council has extended the deadline to provide written comments on the Brisbane Baylands Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) from November 22, 2013 to January 24, 2014.  Comments must be received no later than Friday at 1:00 p.m. when City Hall closes.

Please submit written comments on the Draft EIR to:

    John Swiecki, AICP, Community Development Director
    City of Brisbane
    50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005
    Fax: 415.467.5547
    or via email to: eir@ci.brisbane.ca.us

Written responses shall be provided to all comments on the Draft EIR received by the deadline of 1:00 p.m., January 24, 2014. Please remember that comments should be focused on the draft EIR and the information contained therein. 

Please check “New Information” on the City’s website for further updates:

http://www.ci.brisbane.ca.us/baylands-information