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The Summer Learning @ the Brisbane Library program ends on Saturday, August 30th.
If you have finished the Summer Learning Program, don't forget to stop by the Brisbane Library and turn in your completed log! Finishers will receive a book and will be entered into a raffle to win a $1,000 college scholarship! All logs must be received by Saturday, August 30 at 5pm in order to be entered into the scholarship raffle. We hope you have enjoyed your summer and look forward to seeing you at the Brisbane Library.
250 Visitacion Ave.
Coming Soon - Job Opening
Public Works Maint. Worker I/II
Applications accepted starting Aug. 20
First 100 Applications Only
Brisbane Dance Workshop
Registration Now Open
Class Size Limited
www.brisbanedance.com or 467-6698
Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Beg./Inter. Guitar Lessons
Sat., 8/23-10/4, Noon-2 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Information: (415) 508-2143
Brisbane Swim Team
San Mateo Summer League Champs
2nd Consecutive Year!
The City's Planning Department along with the Planning Commission have been working on updating the City's Housing Element since late February of this year when they held their first study session on an overview of the 2015-2022 Housing Element's requirements. Five months later, at their July 10th meeting, they wrapped up their last study session. The 2015-2022 Housing Element is now available to view in draft form online.
The Planning Commission’s public hearing on the draft 2015-2022 Housing Element is scheduled for Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:30pm. The agenda report for that meeting will be provided with the rest of the agenda packet on the City’s website under City Government > All Meetings by the Friday prior, August 22nd.
It's the last week of summer for Brisbane elementary and middle school youth and the last day of summer for the high schoolers, with school starting tomorrow, August 14 for the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD). Thanks to the Brisbane City Council again approving $85,000 for the 2014-15 budget year, Brisbane youth attending Oceana and Terra Nova high schools in Pacifica are able to be picked up from and brought back to Brisbane after the school day. There is even an After School/Activities Bus to accommodate the schedules of those involved with afterschool sports or extracurricular activities. However, with it being a minimum day for the first day back, there will be a modified bus schedule for tomorrow, August 14th:
7:00 am – Depart Brisbane
7:25 am – Arrive at Oceana
7:45 am – Arrive at Terra Nova
12:58 pm – Depart Terra Nova
1:11 pm – Depart Oceana|
1:36 pm - Arrive in Brisbane
Click here to view the regular bus schedule for Oceana/Terra Nova students.
Note: the After School/Activities bus will not be running tomorrow; it starts its regular route on Friday, August 15th.
Early this morning, Brisbane lost its last surviving Founding Father. Jess C. Salmon was one of Brisbane's five original City Council Members elected on September 12, 1961 to serve the community. The City became a General Law City soon after on November 27, 1961. Brisbane would not be the community it is today with its small-town feel had it not been for people like Jess who fought hard to protect the City's natural resources, while also ensuring its fiscal health. This is evident in the documentary, "No Deposit, No Return" (1965), that was produced by KRON-TV when Jess served as the City's Mayor. In February 2013, when the Open Space & Ecology Committee aired the short film for the community, Jess was right there seated in the front row. In the film, Jess' love for Brisbane and San Bruno Mountain which encircles it, are clearly seen. Similar sentiments were expressed by current Council Member and former Mayor Ray Miller and his wife Anya, former Council Member and Mayor.
"I was greatly saddened by the news that Jess Salmon, the last surviving member of Brisbane's first City Council, had died. My wife and I have known Jess since the 1960s. He was truly a founding father. Because of his intelligence, diligence, organizational smarts and incredible dedication, he was probably the most influential architect of the basic structure, laws, and community orientation of Brisbane's city government. He fought strenuously to generate the revenue that Brisbane needed to survive, to protect it from the encroachments of the County and avaricious developers, and to preserve our special community and the natural mountain environment with which Brisbane is blessed. Everyone who has enjoyed living in Brisbane owes Jess Salmon a big debt of gratitude."
Jess C. Salmon
1925 - 2014
Beloved Founding Father
A Memorial service is planned for Saturday, August 16th at 10:30am at Mission Blue Center (475 Mission Blue Drive, Brisbane).
On May 21, 2014, information was provided on the City's website about the Massage Ordinance that the City Council would be considering at their June 19, 2014 meeting. At that meeting, the City Council unanimously adopted Ordinance No. 585, adding Chapter 8.10 to Title 8 of the Municipal Code concerning “Massage Regulations.” In essence, this ordinance mandates that all persons offering massage services within the City, whether in a massage establishment, or in a home-based business, hold a Certificate of Registration. The Ordinance applies to both Certified Massage Therapists (CMTs) and Certified Massage Practitioners (CMPs). The Certificate of Registration can either be obtained from the State via the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC), or from the City via the Brisbane Police Department. In the event of the expiration of a Certificate of Registration - whether due to the Certificate Holder's not renewing or failing to timely renew the Certificate - the Certificate holder must immediately cease all massage-related functions. For any questions, feel free to contact Sgt. Mario Garcia at (415) 508-2178 or Officer Abraham Sevilla at 508-2181 ext. 549.
Beginning Tuesday, August 12th, and concluding on the 15th, an inspector will be performing a pavement condition inspection of all streets in Brisbane. The inspection will be used in the StreetSaver pavement management software program that helps our Public Works Department determine streets for pavement maintenance projects. The inspector may be seen on city streets driving at slow speeds or stopping to measure and record quantities of cracks and imperfections on the roads' surface. Therefore, please exercise caution when traveling around them. We appreciate your patience while this work is being completed. For any questions about this pavement condition inspection work, please call the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.
You may notice that starting tomorrow at approximately 8:00am, some water will be discharged from the various water tanks around town. This work is necessary to ensure that our customers continue to have the best quality water delivered to their home or business.
The Public Works staff is constantly working to balance the highest quality of our drinking water with the storage requirements for our peak customer demands, while still making sure there is also enough supply on-hand for emergency situations. In addition, the impacts from the lower overall use from our customers during the current drought and the warmer weather have placed additional demands on our system. These additional demands require us to manually circulate and flush our storage tanks, both of which would typically occur on their own under normal operating conditions and customer demands.
The Public Works Department will continue to monitor and maintain the City's water distribution system and update its customers as necessary. If you have any questions about the work being performed, please contact the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130. Thank you for your patience and understanding as this necessary work is being performed.
Have you ever been walking around town and noticed a sidewalk tripping hazard, or a street tree that needs to be cut back? Well, did you know you can report it right then and there to the City so it can be taken care of? Since late 2011, the City has been using GORequest to keep track of service requests that have been submitted by the community. You can download the app, GORequest (short for Government Outreach), on your iPhone or Android device. If you don't have a smartphone, you can submit the service request online.
Last year, the City received 252 service requests via GORequest. It's obvious that your fellow residents are seeing the benefit of using it. So next time you see something around town on city property that needs fixing, don't hesitate to let us know about it!
Uservoice is another online platform that you can use to communicate with the City. It's also been around a few years, with the most heightened amount of activity taking place on it when the Community Park playground was in its redesign phase. You can access Uservoice by clicking on the red tab entitled "Public Forum & Feedback" located on every page of the website. Clicking on it brings you to a pop-up window that looks a lot like this:
Different from GORequest, which is used for submitting a service request to the City, Uservoice can be used if you have an idea that you'd like the City Council and staff to consider. If you see an idea you like, you can vote on it, and all the ideas with the most votes will rise to the top of the page. So it's an easy way to see what your fellow community members are interested in. The Council will be sent a weekly summary of all the activity that takes place on Uservoice, as they're posted, so you know your ideas will be heard.
We hope this gives you a better idea of the tools that are available for you to use, and in what situations, and above all, that you do take advantage of them!