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Survey on Short-Term Rentals

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UPDATE - Thursday, March 26, 2015: The online survey will close on Friday, March 27th.  If you haven't already weighed in, please do so before midnight tomorrow.  Thank you!

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UPDATE - Friday, March 13, 2015: There was a great turnout at yesterday's March 12th Planning Commission workshop on short-term rentals.  The Commission engaged in a thoughtful discussion with community members about the potential positive and negative impacts of short-term rentals, and how both could be balanced through targeted regulation.  After the discussion, the Planning Commission agreed to hold a follow-up workshop at their regular meeting on Thursday, April 9, 2015 where staff will review policies from other California cities and provide suggestions on how to address specific concerns raised by community and Commission members. 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey and/or the workshop, and please join us on April 9th.  If you haven’t yet filled out the survey, responses will continue to be collected through March 26th.  If you want to be updated as this effort moves forward,  e-mail Associate Planner Julia Capasso at jcapasso@ci.brisbane.ca.us to be added to the e-mail notification list.

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UPDATE - Monday, March 2, 2015: We have a received a large number of comments on this issue and each will be sent to the City Council and Planning Commission.  Thank you again for your feedback!

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Short-term vacation room or home rentals in privately owned homes have grown in popularity in the Bay Area thanks to online advertising websites like Airbnb.com.  The City’s regulations predate Internet-based homesharing, and short-term vacation rentals are currently prohibited in residentially-zoned neighborhoods in Brisbane.  The  Brisbane City Council has asked the Planning Commission to further study this issue, evaluate the City’s regulations, and make recommendations.

As a Brisbane resident, what do you think?  Your input is critical in this effort.  Join the dialogue by filling out a community survey online and/or attending the Planning Commission workshop on March 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.  Hard copies of the survey are also available at the Library, the Planning and Building Department at City Hall, and on page 2 of the March STAR (landing in mailboxes next week).  To ensure that everyone's voice is heard, we ask that only one response be submitted per resident.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Associate Planner Julia Capasso at (415) 508-2120 or jcapasso@ci.brisbane.ca.us

Thank you in advance for your feedback!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/26/2015


City of Brisbane
Planning Commissioner Needed
Apply by April 15
To apply call City Clerk at 508-2114


Posted 3/25/2015


City of Brisbane
Human Resources Technician
Full Time-accepting first 50 application
Information: www.calopps.org


Posted 3/23/2015


City of Brisbane
P/T Office Specialist (Finance Dept.)
Accepting first 100 applications
Information:  www.calopps.org


Brisbane Community Pool
Certified Lifeguard
Training
Enroll at www.brisbaneca.org/community-pool

Scheduled Water Shutdown

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The Public Works Dept. will be turning off the water to the addresses shown in red on the Service Disruption Map above (click to enlarge) on the evenings of Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31, between 10pm - 4am in order to replace a broken water main valve located at the intersection of Klamath St. & Visitacion Ave. 

The affected addresses, which will also be provided hand-delivered notices prior to the temporary water shutdown, will be without water for the duration of the work.  We apologize ahead for any inconvenience this may cause you.  If you have any questions or concerns concerning this temporary water shutdown, please call Jerry Flanagan in the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.  For after-hours assistance, please contact (415) 467-1212.

F-T Human Resources Technician

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UPDATE - Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1:40PM: As of this afternoon, the maximum application limit was reached so we'll no longer be accepting applications for this position.  Thank you for all your interest!

The City of Brisbane currently has an opening for a Human Resources Technician. This is a full-time 40 hours per week position working Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 AM -5:00 PM, Wednesdays 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Fridays 8:00 AM -1:00 PM.  Apply online via calopps.org.  ONLY THE FIRST 50 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Applications must be received by Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM or until the maximum number of applications are received.  Postmarks and faxes will not be accepted.

P-T Office Specialist Position

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UPDATE - Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1:35PM: As of this morning, the maximum application limit was reached so we'll no longer be accepting applications for this position.  Thank you for all your interest!

A Part-time Office Specialist position in the Finance Department will be opening on CalOpps this coming Monday, March 23rd.  We will only be accepting the first 100 applications and we expect to reach this number very quickly.  If you're interested in applying, be sure to do so online at www.calopps.org starting on Monday.

Solar. Simple. Together.

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Thinking about installing solar on your home but don’t know where to start or think it’s just too expensive?  Peninsula SunShares is here to help!

This spring the City of Brisbane is partnering with local nonprofit Vote Solar and neighboring communities throughout San Mateo County to launch a solar group discount program for homeowners.

The Peninsula SunShares program uses a tiered-pricing structure, City-supported education and outreach and a competitively selected installer to dramatically reduce the cost of solar.  Here’s how it works:

1. Community-sponsored program.  The City of Brisbane wants to make it easy for residents to see if their home is right for solar.  Sign up to schedule a no-obligation site visit. 

2. Below-market pricing.  Get your discounted solar installation price quote from the programs pre-selected solar installer.

3. Limited time.  Sign a contract by July 31st to have your new solar panels installed and save on your monthly electric bill for years to come.  Registration opens April 1st.

4. Help spread the word!  More participants means a better deal for you and more solar power for the Bay Area.

On Saturday, April 11th, BEST/PTO will be hosting, in partnership with the City of Brisbane, a community workshop on Peninsula SunShares.  It is open to the public.  Come to the Community Center (250 Visitacion Ave., Brisbane) from 12:30-2:00pm to learn more about the program!  (There will even be time to do remote site evaluations with attendees and schedule appointments).  Click here for the event flyer.

For more information or to register please visit: www.mygroupenergy.com/peninsula

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/19/2015


Richard W. Kabash
August 1943 - March 2015
Beloved Scoutmaster, Troop # 134
Beloved Husband, Father, Friend
Svcs:  Fri., Mar. 20, Cypress Lawn, Tiffany Chapel


Master Gardener Presentation:
Vegetable Gardening
In Small Spaces
Sat., Mar 21, 1 pm, Comm. Ctr., Free!


Posted 3/16/2015


Brisbane Community Pool
Water Aerobics Classes
Mon., Wed., & Fri., 11:15am - 12:15pm, 2 Solano
Come and join in on the fun!


S.F. Shakespeare Festival Presents
As You Like It
Sun., Mar. 22, 2 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Free Admission!

 

The City is Hiring P-T Workers

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Are you or someone you know looking for part-time work?  Then check out the two positions that the City is currently hiring for - Recreation Leader and Pool Cashier.  A Recreation Leader implements and facilitates well-rounded programs in youth after-school programs, the pre-school program, day camps, sports leagues, and special events at designated recreation facilities.  This position involves face-to-face leadership and considerable contact with youth ages 1.5 to 18 years.  The Pool Cashier greets customers and answers customers’ questions, collects money, and does minor clerical and janitorial duties at the City of Brisbane's Community Swimming Pool. 

Apply online today on www.calopps.org!

 

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/11/2015


City of Brisbane
Safe Pedestrian Routes
California Vehicle Code 22500[f]
Do Not Block Sidewalk with your Parked Car
Help Keep Our Kids Safe!

 

Spring Thing 2015: "Party Gras"

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The huge, not-to-be-missed, 2015 Spring Thing fundraising gala to support the Brisbane School District is in full production!  Don't miss an incredible night of fantastic food, casino games, entertainment, and exciting silent and LIVE auctions including a couple of rare and exciting items!  You'll be transported to Bourbon Street for an evening of casually elegant, sophisticated fun!

Date: Saturday, April 25th.

Location: Centennial Towers, One Tower Place, South San Francisco.

Centennial Towers and Myers Peninsula Venture have generously agreed to allow use of their beautiful space for this year’s bash!

Tickets: $48 per person for a wonderful night to remember...gourmet food, excellent music, amazing auction items, and a VIP experience all for the great cause of helping our kids' schools!

For more information and to purchase tickets or donate: www.thebestpto.org

Please note: Because alcohol will be served, this is an adults-only, 21-and over event.  Also note that BEST/PTO will be unable to offer childcare.