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With the Bay Area's anomalously warm, dry winter, the work that North County Fire Authority (NCFA) is doing in Brisbane becomes ever more important. Earlier this week, NCFA in coordination with CAL FIRE, had fire hand crews reducing weeds and brush along an approximately 100-ft. deep strip behind homes from the end of Trinity Rd. to just beyond the intersection of Kings and San Mateo Ln. This vegetation reduction fuel break was established several years ago and constructed with the intent to reduce the potential for the rapid spread of fire. The June 22, 2008 brush fire in Owl and Buckeye Canyons of San Bruno Mountain that resulted in a total of 30 fire companies from all over the Peninsula arriving to fight the blaze and 102 residences being evacuated, is still often recounted by the city and its residents.
On that note, please remember to get signed up for SMC Alerts if you haven't already done so. This is the platform the city's Office of Emergency Services will use in the event of a disaster or an emergency.
The city has also joined the County of San Mateo in becoming a Weather-Ready Ambassador, partnering with the National Weather Service and National Atmospheric Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) personnel on potential collaboration opportunities. Such may be the case when NCFA conducts their annual Wildland Fire Awareness event in early June. Details to come. In the meantime, you can get up-to-the-minute weather updates by following the Bay Area's National Weather Service on Twitter (@NWSBAYAREA).
The view of Library Park just after entering through the gate on Mendocino St.
Thanks to the hard work of many dedicated volunteers, and Councilmember Cliff Lentz championing the renovation efforts of the area located behind the Library and Community Center since Rebuilding Together Peninsula's National Rebuilding Day in 2012, Library Park is now ready to be formally dedicated to the Brisbane Community.
Native plants donated from Mission Blue Nursery
Please join us for the Library Park Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, May 3rd at 9:00am behind the Library/Mendocino entrance. All are welcome!
A petition was recently created by a core working group of Brisbane residents requesting signatures of all those concerned with the increasing aircraft noise over Brisbane. You may view more information about the petition here. For any questions, please contact Brisbane resident Peter Grace at 415-508-6331.
Note: The workshops held by the FAA to take public comment on their Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Northern California (NorCal) Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (OAPM) project have passed, but the FAA issued a public notice on April 24 that the deadline to comment on the NorCal OAPM has been extended by 10 days to Sunday, May 4, 2014. Also, the FAA Data page on the City's website is updated regularly and shows monthly infraction information provided by the FAA.
Benefit Pancake Breakfast
Sun., May 4th, 8:30 11:30 am, 185 Visitacion
Come Sign-Up for Fall Soccer
Benefit Diabetes Fund Dinner
Sat., May 3, 4-6 pm, 185 Visitacion
Ham and Scalloped Potatoes, $10.00
Bike to Work Day
Thur., May 8th, 6:30-9:30
City Of Brisbane
Library Park Ribbon Cutting
Sat., May 3rd, 9 am, Behind Library/Off Mendocino
In partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) asks you to support Air Quality Awareness Week (Monday, April 28th through Friday, May 2nd).
Learn how air quality affects your health with resources to look further into each day of the week and try out some of the suggestions during Air Quality Awareness week!
In celebration of Earth Day, Habitat Restoration Day will be taking place at Costaños Canyon this Saturday, April 26th from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Click here for the event flyer. Bring family, friends and neighbors to remove invasive plants and restore the canyon’s native habitat. All ages and abilities welcome!
As the weather warms and more people are hiking on San Bruno Mountain, we wanted to provide you with information on Lyme disease so you can learn how to prevent it and if needed, recognize the symptoms to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment. Lyme disease is transmitted by the western black-legged tick and the brochure Lyme Disease in California, published by the State's Department of Public Health Vector-Borne Disease Section, provides a good overview of the disease and should be referenced by all those who enjoy hiking the outdoors. Some great tips worth highlighting from it are:
- Wear light-colored clothing so that ticks can be seen more easily.
- Wear a long-sleeved shirt and tuck shirt into pants; tuck pants into boots or socks.
- Stay on trails and avoid contact with bushes or grasses alongside trails where ticks are common. The same should be applied to your dog if you take them hiking with you.
- Check your entire body for ticks for several days after you are out of tick habitat. Parents should carefully examine their children.
For for information, please visit the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District's website.
As required by law to establish speed limits on certain streets, City staff recently oversaw completion of an Engineering and Traffic Study for speed limits. Included were all city streets that do not fall under the “Prima Facie” section of the California Vehicle Code for speed limits. Prima facie speeds are 25 miles per hour (mph) for streets in residential and business districts, as defined by the vehicle code.
With the study completed earlier this year, speed limits will change at the following locations: