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April 2014 Marina News

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Click here to read the April 2014 Marina Newsletter

Brisbane Welcomes New Officer

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Yesterday morning, city staff and Ludivico's family gathered in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall to witness the swearing in of the Police Department's newest police officer, Ludivico Viray.  

So if you see Ludivico (who goes by JR) patrolling in town, make sure to give him a warm welcome to Brisbane!

April 2014 Citynews

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Click here to read the April 2014 Citynews.

Public Works Director Breault

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At last week’s Public Works Officers Institute Conference held in Sacramento, Brisbane Public Works Director/City Engineer, Randy Breault, was presented with the 2014 James L. Martin award from the League of California Cities Public Works Officers Department.  The award was created to honor an outstanding member of the Public Works profession and is one of the highest accolades bestowed by the League of California Cities.  Nominated by his professional peers, Randy was selected as the State’s top Public Works professional.  In the left-hand photo, he is shown second from the left with Larry Patterson, City Manager of the City of San Mateo; Keith Cooke, President of the Public Works Department of the League of California Cities; and Scott McGolpin, President of the County Engineers Association of California (CEAC).  Congratulations, Randy, we are fortunate to have your leadership, expertise, and commitment to public service in Brisbane!

To learn more about this award of The League of California Cities, please visit:

Lifeguard Training

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Interested in becoming a lifeguard at the Brisbane Community Pool?  Now is the time to be trained by the best! 

Participants must have the ability to swim 300 yds. continuously, be able to retrieve a 10 lb. object from 8 ft. deep, swim 20 yds. with the the object, and tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.

Location: Brisbane Community Pool (2 Solano St., Brisbane)
Age: 15 yrs. and older
Fee: $185.00
Training Dates: Mondays, April 7 & 14, 5-9pm | Wednesdays, April 9 & 16, 5-9pm | Saturday, April 12, 9am-4pm and Saturday, April 19, 9am - 2pm
Registration: Parks and Recreation Office (City Hall, 2nd fl, 50 Park Place, Brisbane) or online.  Click here to view the training flyer.

For more information, contact Recreation Supervisor Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 or .

Housing Element Update

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The City of Brisbane is currently updating its Housing Element for 2015-2022.  The Housing Element is one of the seven State-mandated elements of the City's General Plan.  The Housing Element, as the City's framework for developing and preserving housing, addresses various issues, including affordability, supply, accessibility, maintenance and rehabilitation.  The process for updating the Housing Element also provides a vehicle for establishing and updating housing and land-use strategies reflective of changing needs, resources, and conditions.  The Planning Commission is currently holding study sessions on updating the Housing Element chapter by chapter, and the public is encouraged to attend.  Below is the tentative workshop schedule, culminating in a Public Hearing in mid-June:

4/10:  Chapter I “Preparation of the 2015-2022 Housing Element” & Appendices A, B & C
4/24:  Chapter III “Land Inventory and Identification of Adequate Sites for Regional Housing Needs” & Appendices E & F
5/8:    Chapter VI “Housing Goals, Quantifiable Objectives, Policies and Programs” & Appendices D & G
5/22:  Continuation of Chapter VI “Housing Goals, Quantifiable Objectives, Policies and Programs” & Appendices D & G
6/12:  Public Hearing
For more information, please go to the 2015-2022 Housing Element page on the City's website as it will be regularly updated with agendas and meeting videos.  Also, if you would like to be added to the City's e-mail distribution list to receive news and information related to the 2015-2022 Housing Element, please send an e-mail to Angel Ibarra in the Planning Department at .

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/25/2014

In Loving Memory Of
Glenn Allenson
Long-time Brisbane Resident
Memorial: Sat., Mar. 29, 12:30 - 4:30 pm, Comm. Ctr.

City of Brisbane
Now Accepting Applications for
Summer College Internships
Open Until Filled


Help Sponsor the Summer Concerts!

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Get your name on the 2014 Concerts in the Park Banner by being a 2014 Sponsor!  This is the banner that will be displayed at the Gazebo in the weeks leading up to the Concerts, which will be running every Friday night in August this year.  Steve Beaty, Recreation Supervisor, is taking donations through 12:00pm Friday, May 2, 2014.  Contact him by calling (415) 508-2144 or e-mailing .  Don't delay!

Catch a RIDE!

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It's not too late to pledge to take a commute alternative (carpool, vanpool, transit, ferry, bicycle or walk) to, from or through San Mateo County to work a minimum of 8 times during March and April for a chance to win great prizes at the end of the campaign period (April 30, 2014).  There are also weekly raffles, so the sooner you pledge, the more chances you'll have to win one of the weekly prizes, including Kindle e-readers and gift cards.  For complete rules of eligibility and information about the campaign, visit or call (650) 588-8170.  You can also click here for a pledge form.

Skatepark Design RFP

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On Monday, March 17th, the City Council approved the Skatepark Design Request for Proposals (click here for the staff report).

Design Firms - please see the Bids & RFPs page for all submitted questions and responses from the City.

Once all the proposals have been received, the joint subcommittee of the Parks & Recreation Commission (Teen Services) and the City Council (City Facilities) will meet with staff to review the proposals and determine which one is best suited for our community.  A contract with the recommended design firm will be brought to Council at a future meeting for approval.  We are well on our way to providing the Brisbane Community with a concrete skatepark geared towards beginner and intermediate skaters!