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101 SB Ramp Metering

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Back in November, we informed you about Caltrans' US 101 San Mateo County Ramp Metering Project between Hwy 92 and the San Mateo County/San Francisco County line to improve safety and travel times during peak periods of heavy traffic.  Starting tomorrow, Tuesday May 5, ramp meters will start cycling (or metering) during Southbound PM peak time from 2:30pm to 8:00pm.  The following Tuesday, May 12, ramp meters will start cycling during Southbound AM peak time from 6:00am to 10:00am.

Most ramps, like the ones at Beatty Ave., Lagoon Rd. and Airport/Bayshore Blvd. will operate at “1 car per green” except for one connector ramp which will operate at “2 cars per green”.  This connect ramp is the Hwy 92 to Southbound US 101 Connector.

For more information, including fact sheets and FAQs, please view Caltrans’ webpage on the San Mateo County Ramp Metering Project.  They’ve also set up a hotline to receive any feedback from the public.  That number is (510) 286-4531.

May 2015 Marina News

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 Click here to read the May 2015 Marina Newsletter

Go Solar at a Discount!

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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 opened 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, May 9th, the City will be hosting a community workshop Peninsula SunShares program administrator Vote Solar.  It is open to the public.  Come to the Community Center (250 Visitacion Ave., Brisbane) from 1:00-3:00pm 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:

If you're interested in building your own solar car, stick around after the workshop as the Brisbane Library will be hosting a workshop to do just that with Zetta Tech!  The fun starts at 4pm upstairs in the Library.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/30/2015

Brisbane Library
Creative Writing Club For Kids
Sat., May 2, 2 pm, 250 Visitacion Ave
Perfect for Grades 2 - 4

Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Brisbane Senior Club
Wednesdays., 11 am - 3 pm, Comm. Ctr.
Open to all Brisbane Seniors, Info:  508-2143

Posted 4/27/2015

Friends of the Brisbane Library
City Wide Yard Sale
Save the date!!!
Sat., July 25, 9 am - 3 pm

Now Hiring
Recreation Manager
Apply by May 25, 2015 or

Recology Scoping Meeting

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The City of Brisbane will hold a Scoping Meeting to accept public comments on what topics should be studied in the forthcoming Recology EIRThe meeting will take place at City Hall (50 Park Place, Brisbane) in the Community Meeting Room on Thursday, April 30 starting at 7:00 pm and concluding no later than 10:00 pm.  It will also be televised live on Ch. 27 and via live streaming here on the City's websiteThe public is invited to attend and provide input either verbally or in writing regarding what environmental issues should be addressed in the forthcoming EIR.  Please review the Scoping Meeting FAQs and we look forward to receiving your comments!

If you cannot attend the meeting, you are invited to review the NOP and comment on what environmental topics should be addressed in the forthcoming EIR.  Comments can be provided either electronically to, or by mail to:

John Swiecki, AICP
Community Development Director
City of Brisbane
50 Park Place
Brisbane, CA 94005 

The time period to respond to this NOP is from April 14 through May 13, 2015.

For more information about the Recology Modernization and Expansion Project, please click here.

Habitat Restoration Day 2015

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This year's Habitat Restoration Day will be on Saturday, April 25th from 9am - 1pm at the cross-section of San Mateo Ln. and Kings Rd.

Celebrate Earth Day by helping keep Brisbane's native habitat pristine.  Join the City of Brisbane’s Open Space and Ecology Committee and the Parks and Recreation Commission, in partnership with San Bruno Mountain Watch, as they celebrate Earth Day by helping remove invasive, non-native plants from habitat.  Parking is limited, carpooling is encouraged. Free lunch and t-shirt!  Click here to view the event flyer.

To RSVP and/or if you have any questions concerning the event, contact Natalie: or (415) 508-2118.


SamTrans Improvement Survey

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The deadline for citizens to offer feedback on the SamTrans Service Plan has been extended to April 26.  An online survey regarding the systemwide changes implemented by the SSP was originally set to close on April 12.  The survey can be found at and should take about 10 minutes complete.  The questions are available in both English and Spanish.

Citizens are encouraged to fill out this important survey.  This is a quick and short survey in which SamTrans is seeking input from their riders - they need to know how the recent service changes affect their travel needs.  Input is sought from riders on all Routes including Route 292, shown above.

Your assistance will be very much appreciated.  Deadline for this survey is this Sunday, April 26, 2015.

"Silver Dragon" Exercise

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Brisbane Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), assisted by Pacifica and Daly City CERT personnel, will participate in the San Mateo County Health Department’s “Silver Dragon” exercise on April 23, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon, to simulate the mass delivery of medicine and medical supplies to homes in Brisbane following a mass public health-related emergency.  Participation in the countywide exercise will assess readiness to provide timely medical assistance in the event of a major health emergency such as pandemic influenza, a food or water-borne illness, or the intentional release of a bio-agent.

This is the 9th year the exercise has been conducted in San Mateo County to test the Health System's ability to partner with local cities, law enforcement, fire departments, the American Red Cross and CERT teams for a simulated mass delivery of medicine from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Strategic National Stockpile,.  Validation of door-to-door distribution capabilities of medication during an actual health emergency will be accomplished by CERT teams distributing re-usable, eco-friendly shopping bags packed with educational information to approximately 1/3 of Brisbane residences.

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Posted 4/20/2015

Brisbane A.Y.S.O. Soccer
Registration Day &
Pancake Breakfast
Sun., April 26, 9:30 -11:30 am, 185 Visitacion

Brisbane Baylands Comm. Advisory Group
Monthly Meeting
Tues., April 21, 7 pm, Comm. Ctr.
Guest: Ian Wren, Staff Scientist, Baykeeper


Community Choice Aggregation

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At last night's City Council meeting, Seth Baruch, Program Consultant for the County of San Mateo, presented on the value of the County having a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program to potentially pool (or aggregate) the electricity demand within the County in order to purchase and potentially develop power on behalf of the local residents, businesses, and municipal facilities.  Click here or the image above to view his full Powerpoint presentation.  You can also watch his presentation on the City's website, which begins at approximately 6:35

On February 24, 2015 the Board of Supervisors approved funding to conduct a County-wide technical study to assess the feasibility of CCA for San Mateo County.  The technical study will:

  • determine the size of a potential CCA
  • forecast future energy demands
  • assess availability of renewable energy resources
  • assess the ability of a potential CCA to be competitive in short term and long term market conditions
  • develop different scenarios and predict their impact on greenhouse emission reduction, job creation, etc.
  • analyze potential risk in CCA formation 

The technical study is tentatively set to be completed by August 2015.  The results from the study will be used to determine if the County and any interested municipalities should form a CCA.  Also at last night's meeting, the Council appointed Councilmembers Liu and Conway to serve as the City's Representative and Alternate, respectively, on the newly formed Countywide Advisory Committee to provide input on matters relating to the formation, structure and governance of the Community Choice Aggregation Program.

If you'd like to read more about the CCA program, please visit .