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Cyril G. "Cy" Bologoff being read a Proclamation by Councilmember Conway outlining his many accomplishments achieved during his 16 years of service on the Brisbane City Council.

Steven W. Waldo, being recognized by San Mateo County Supervisor Adrienne Tissier for over 18 years of service before a packed Council Chambers.


See pictures taken that night by Alison Wilson on the City's Flickr page, where graduates of the 2011 Citizens Academy were also recognized for their dedication and involvement with their local government.


December 2011 CityNews

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Click here to read the December 2011 CityNews.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 12/7/2011

City of Brisbane
Food, Coat &
Toy Drive
Leave donations at City Hall, 50 Park Lane

Posted 12/5/2011

Planning Commission Meeting
Parking Requirements
for New Homes
Thu., Dec. 8th, 7:30 pm, City Hall

Posted 12/4/2011


Brisbane Dance Workshop
2nd Annual Holiday
Arts & Crafts Fair
Sun., Dec 11, 11 am - 5 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.

Posted 12/1/2011

City of Brisbane
Water Bills Are
Due December 5th

Posted 11/28/2011

Road Closure Announcement
Humboldt Rd. from Trinity Rd. to Placer Way
Thu., Dec. 1 & Fri., Dec. 2, 9 am - 4 pm
Road Closed and No Parking Please


SamTrans Workshop

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Back in November, SamTrans hosted a handful of Service Plan Workshops throughout the County.  On Thursday, December 8th, an additional public workshop will be taking place in neighboring South San Francisco from 11:30am - 1:30pm.  Attend the workshop and find out about three possible service scenarios they're thinking about.  They are looking for your feedback, as this is the public comment period.  Please see the flyer for more details.

Parking Requirements

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How much parking should be required for new homes and existing homes proposed to be enlarged? The Planning Commission will be trying to answer this question at its December 8th meeting at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. 

Currently, the parking requirements for single-family homes are based upon lot frontage, or the width of the lot abutting the street.  The Planning Commission will be considering a recommendation to City Council to change the parking requirements for construction of new homes and for major remodels (a home addition of more than 400 sq. ft.), to be based on the number bedrooms and floor area of homes.  Click here to read more, as well as view the evening's agenda report, Draft Ordinance, and redline version of the Draft Ordinance.

If you have comments on these draft proposals or suggestions for other approaches regarding required parking, you are invited to attend the public hearing on December 8th, or to submit your thoughts in writing to the Community Development Department, 50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005 or at

New Service Request System

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Have you ever been out walking around town and see something on City-owned property that needed fixing?  And then forget to phone or e-mail in the request when you got home?  Well with the new GORequest Service Request System, forgetting to do so will be a thing of the past.

An app entitled GORequest is available now for iPhone and Android mobile device users (Blackberry users can access the system here) due to the Public Works Department beta testing Government Outreach's service request system.  Just download the free GORequest app, type "Brisbane,CA" into the "City" field, enable GPS, and you'll be all set to start reporting away.

Choose from a list of the 10 most commonly reported items, such as Abandoned Vehicle, Code Enforcement, Street Tree Maintenance, Street Light/Traffic Signal Maintenance, and Water/Sewer Leak.  You even have the option to upload a picture taken on your phone.  But don't worry, if you don't have a cameraphone, you can still log on to the Government Outreach page created for Brisbane and submit a service request with photo attachments.

Since the Public Works Department is beta testing the service request system for 1 year, only the "lite" version was purchased for $1,000.  But seeing staff time already having been reduced, with service requests no longer needing to be written and logged by hand, the realized cost savings plus convenience afforded to the community may very well result in GORequest being here to stay.

Police Reports

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Many of us know CARFAX as being the go-to website if in the market for a used car.  It's ownership history, whether it's had any title problems, and most importantly, whether it's been involved in any accidents could make or break a deal.  Well now you can think of CARFAX as the place to go if you were involved in a car accident that took place within Brisbane and need a copy of the police report.  Before, a written request would need to be submitted to the Police Department, which would then need to be manually processed by the Records Clerk.  It could take 1-3 days before the report could be in the mail, or picked up at the Poilce Department.  But thanks to the Brisbane Police Department recently teaming up with CARFAX, involved parties along with insurance companies can instantly obtain a copy of the report online, once it's been submitted by the Police Department.  This service is being offered by CARFAX to the City free of charge.  However, CARFAX does require a $5 convenience fee for using their service.  Note: involved individuals may still request and obtain their reports free of charge through the existing procedure.  It is anticipated that teaming up with CARFAX will allow for cost savings to be generated by way of less staff time being needed for processing and copying the reports, and less paper and postage costs needed to ensure report delivery.

Give this Holiday Season

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Spread some good cheer and give this holiday season.  There's no doubting the great need for your generosity.  Plus, when you give canned and packaged foods, you'll get to do so in pure artistic fashion.

From soup to nuts, please bring canned and packaged foods to the Brisbane City Hall lobby during the month of December.  Add your artistic flavor by arranging your food contributions into a daily evolving sculpture. Please add your food donations to the existing sculpture or go ahead and release your inner "MICHAELCANGELO" and rearrange the whole collection.

Our donations will be given to the Brisbane Police Annual Holiday Food Drive and distributed to Brisbane residents in need.

(No glass, perishables, expired foods or bulk grains please.)

Brisbane City Hall:
50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wednesday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please bring your donations and join resident artist, Beth Grossman (pictured right with her son, Avi), on Wednesday, December 7th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM for a kick-off “Canstruction” event. Food donations will be accepted throughout December.

The City is also collecting winter coats, and new, unwrapped toys.  Please place them in the collection bins located in the lobby of City Hall, Police Department lobby, or Sunrise Room.  All toys need to be dropped off by Tuesday, Dec. 20th at 5pm to ensure they'll be in the proper hands by Christmas morning.  All three collection bins will also be available at the Festival of Lights for you to donate this hoilday season.  For more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office (415) 508-2114.

Collection bins in the lobby of City Hall are awaiting your generous donations!  Thank you for giving this holiday season.

Humboldt (Trinity to Placer)

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Another segment of roadway which was due to be re-paved next is going to get its chance this year!  Humboldt Rd. (from Trinity to Placer Way) will be closed to vehicular traffice starting at 9:00am this Thursday, Dec. 1st.  Please remove your car(s) from the roadway, as both pavement grinding and paving are scheduled to take place that day, barring any inclement weather.  If weather does pose to be a problem, the contractor will complete the paving on Friday.  Nonetheless, you'll be able to move your car(s) back onto Humboldt at 4:00pm on Thursday.  Thank you for your assistance and patience as the roadways get a makeover!

UPDATE 12/2/2011
Paving is being wrapped up today.  Cars may be moved back onto Humboldt starting at 4:00pm.  In the next couple weeks, new berm will be placed, and the manholes and water valves will be raised to the new grade.  Once that's done, marking and then final white striping will occur.  The marking is to ensure that the white lines are restored to their pre-paving location.  If not, then there is time for adjustments to be made.  Final striping is scheduled to occur in approximately 2 weeks.If you have any questions, please call Public Works at (415) 508-2130.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 11/23/2011


Posted 11/22/2011

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Computer Workspace
Mon & Thu, 9:30 - 12:30, Comm. Ctr.
Information (415) 508-2143

Posted 11/20/2011

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
25th Annual Festival of Lights
Sun., Dec. 4th, 6 pm, Community Park
Carolers meet at the top of Visitacion at 5:30 pm

Posted 11/19/2011

City of Brisbane
Paving on Kings Rd.
will be completed Mon., Nov. 21
Weather Permitting

Posted 11/17/2011

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Afternoon Yoga
Mon & Wed, Noon - 1 pm, Mission Blue Ctr.
Information (415) 508-2143

Posted 11/16/2011

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department
Bootcamp Fitness Classes
Starts Mon., Nov. 21st
Mon. & Wed., 6:15 am, Comm. Park
Information (415) 508-2143