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Ted Warburton Retires

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Ted Warburton, who served as Brisbane's Harbormaster for the past 10 years, is retiring. His last day in office was October 15th. Ted leaves big shoes to fill; in addition to managing the Marina, Ted took over the responsibility of the City’s community centers and the Pool when Jim Skeels, the former Park and Recreation Director, retired.  Randy Breault, Brisbane City Engineer and Director of Public Works, will take on the responsibility of facility maintenance for both the Marina and the community centers. Steve Beaty, Parks and Recreation Supervisor, will manage the Pool and Susie Hamblen is serving as the Interim Harbor Master.

Ted will be inducted into the State of California’s Department of Boating and Waterways Hall of Fame early next year. Congratulations Ted. You’ve served the Brisbane Community and the State of California well.


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Make sure you exercise your right to vote and cast your ballot by 8:00pm, November 6th, for the 2012 Election. 

The San Mateo Board of Elections has a great website where you can look up everything from your registration status to details on the various ballot issues.

 Our local polling location (Brisbane Community Center) will be open from 7:00am - 8:00pm

 Brisbane Community Center
Lower Level
250 Visitacion Avenue

Follow Live Election coverage from 8pm - midnight tonight on PenTv, Comcast Ch. 26.


Winter 2012 STAR Newsletter

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Click here to read the Winter 2012 STAR Newletter.

Artist Reception at City Hall

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Long known for his artistic skills and prowess as the founder and artistic director for the Live At Mission Blue Series, Kevin Fryer has another feather for his cap, photography.  He turns his usual eye for detail and possibility to the lens of a camera and finds beauty, creativity and downright awe-striking images in the simplest of forms.  

“For my first photographic show I’ve chosen to shoot at the junkyard just behind the old icehouse in Brisbane.  I began by looking for form, color, & texture, in the hopes of finding images that would push at the edges of abstract and surreal, and ultimately find beauty in the decay of old industrial machinery.  But as we often discover, the work begins to develop a mind of its own.” - Kevin Fryer

Kevin’s show, "Icehouse Junkyard", opens November 1st, and his opening reception will take place on Wednesday, November 7 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  The public is invited to attend.

Notice of Preparation (NOP)

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A new revised NOP (October 2012) has been prepared and distributed to reflect the addition of a proposed water transfer agreement to the Project. Specifically, the City proposes to acquire a supplemental water supply of 2,400 acre-feet per year (AFY) via a water transfer agreement with the Oakdale Irrigation District (OID) in order to serve the proposed development of the Brisbane Baylands.  The revised NOP provides additional detail regarding the water transfer agreement.  The revised NOP and is also on file at the City of Brisbane Community Development Department at the address below or at the Brisbane Library at 250 Visitacion Ave.  State law specifies a 30 day comment period on the revised NOP.  Written comments are due by 5 p.m. on November 21, 2012.

Please send written comments on the revised NOP to:

John Swiecki, AICP
Community Development Director
City of Brisbane
50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005
Fax: (415) 467-5547
E-mail to:

A Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Baylands Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was previously distributed in 2006, and a revised NOP was distributed in December 2010.  The 2010 revised NOP provides a detailed description of the proposed development of the Brisbane Baylands to be evaluated in the forthcoming DEIR.   The previous 2006 and 2010 NOPs and responses can be found at and are on file at the Community Development Department.  All previous NOP responses are part of the EIR record.

2012 State of the City Address

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On the evening of October 17, 2012, Mayor Cliff Lentz presented the Brisbane State of the City Address before a room of approximately 60 attendees who had gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Brisbane. Project areas covered included: the new Community Park Playground, the Brisbane Farmers' Market, the Community Center Garden, Rebuilding Together Day, Sierra Point, the Baylands, Sustainability Goals for the Baylands, and the Day in the Park Community Festival. City Manager Clay Holstine preceded Mayor Lentz's presentation, providing a financial overview of the City.  Clay's PowerPoint presentation can be found by clicking here, and Cliff's presentation can be accessed by clicking here.

Special thanks to Freddy Beaman of Bank of America for emcee'ing the event, Seton Medical Center for being the Event Sponsors, the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce for hosting this annual function, and all those from the Brisbane Community who attended that night.  The above video will also be replayed on Ch. 27 at the following scheduled times:

  1. Monday, Oct. 22nd: 7pm
  2. Tuesday, Oct. 23rd: 12pm, 2:30pm
  3. Wednesday, Oct. 24th: 7:30am, 2:30pm
  4. Thursday, Oct. 25th: 7:30am, 2:30pm, 7:00pm
  5. Friday, Oct. 26th: 2:30pm, 7:30pm
  6. Saturday, Oct. 27th: 8am, 3pm
  7. Sunday, Oct. 28th: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm



Happy Halloween!

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With Fall also comes the start of the Holiday Season. Halloween is a fun time of year, so let’s make sure it’s a safe holiday for all who participate. Make this Halloween fun, as demonstrated by Parks and Recreation Commissioner Renee Marmion (as Big Bird) and her dog (as Oscar the Grouch!), and enjoyable for your kids and neighbors by obtaining a safe costume for your child, ensuring your child is extra cautious while trick-or-treating in the neighborhood, providing a light for your child and reporting any suspicious activity or person to the police.

Brisbane Police Department - Dispatch: 415-467-1212

Don't forget about the BEST/PTO Fundraiser happening later today -

Halloween Night Portraits
402 Visitacion Ave. (Madhouse Coffee)
Under 5 years: 4:30pm - 5:00pm
All Others: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Face Painting and Costume Contest

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!

SamTrans Bus Shelter

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Earlier this week, SamTrans was in Brisbane installing their newest bus shelter, completing one of the final steps of this project.

The "punch list" work left for the contractor to do includes some minor clean up, painting a red curb in front of the bus stop, and putting breaks in the bike lane to indicate that the bus can cross the bike lane to pull up to the stop.  SamTrans will be responsible for maintaining the red curb as well as emptying the trash can next to the bus shelter. 

We posted earlier about the workshops SamTrans has been holding for their proposed new bus service plan.  Their next workshop is taking place next Tuesday in Daly City at the War Memorial Community Center (6655 Mission St., Daly City) from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. The public is encouraged to attend.  If you can't make the meeting, please fill out their online form by clicking here.

7th & 8th Grade Basketball

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Lipman 7th and 8th Grade Basketball will be commencing shortly.  The deadline to register in-person, via mail, or online is Friday, November 2nd at 12:00pm.  Practices start the following Monday, November 5th.  Register online by clicking here.  If you prefer to fill out the Registration Form and send it in with your payment, that is available as well - please click here for the Registration Form.  For more information about the program, please click here to view the flyer.  For any additional questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor Steve Beaty at or (415) 508-2144.

SamTrans Route 24

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Attention all Brisbane parents with children attending Westmoor High School in Daly City: starting January 13, 2013, SamTrans Route 24 will be extended to serve students needing to get to Westmoor HS.  Route 24 will depart Brisbane at 7:15am, arriving Westmoor at 7:53am.  In the afternoon, Route 24 will depart Westmoor at 3:02pm, arriving Brisbane 3:35pm.  Click here for to view the fare chart.  Additional details regarding Route 24 may be found on the SamTrans website at the beginning of January.