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Posted 3/21/2014

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Instructors Wanted
To Teach Weekend Children's Classes
Information: (415) 508-2143
 
Brisbane Library
Family Game Day
Sat., Mar 29, 1 pm, 250 Visitacion Ave
Old Fashioned Family Fun For All Ages
Information (415)467-2060

 

Posted 3/18/2014

Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Men's & Co-ed Softball
Teams Still Needed!
Information:  (415) 508-2143

Live at Mission Blue Presents
Jarring Sounds
Sat., Mar 22nd, 7:30 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Info/Tix: www.LiveAtMissionBlue.com 

 

New Chapter Ahead

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Starting Thursday, March 20, 2014, Administrative Services Director/ Deputy City Manager Stuart Schillinger will get to experience what it’s like to be a City Manager, as he becomes the Interim City Manager for the City of Half Moon Bay.  Stuart’s new assignment is expected to last for approximately the next four months as Half Moon Bay conducts a comprehensive search for a permanent replacement.  Their former City Manager needed to step down from her position due to family reasons, but not before recommending her colleague, Stuart, for the role.  And Stuart was no stranger to the Half Moon Bay City Council.  Back in 2010-11, Stuart helped the city with their budget, which they were able to adopt by fiscal year-end.  There is no doubt to the high level of professionalism, experience, and leadership Stuart possesses and will bring to Half Moon Bay.

However, it will not be as if Stuart won’t be seen in and around Brisbane City Hall.  He will continue to assist the City during his interim assignment by delivering the proposed 2014/15 proposed budget, working on a couple of special Finance assignments, and overseeing the Open Space & Ecology program.  As far as logistics goes, Stuart will be in Half Moon Bay four days out of the week, and in Brisbane City Hall on Wednesdays for regular business hours, 8:00am – 8:00pm.  So, this isn’t goodbye, but best of luck in your new assignment, and we’ll see you soon!

PG&E Maintaining Power Lines

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Each year, PG&E assesses which trees have grown enough in the past year to impact their high-voltage transmission lines.  Once determined, they apply for a permit with the City's Public Works Department since the trees are in the public right-of-way.  The City granted PG&E's permit, and therefore PG&E will be trimming and removing trees no greater than 10" in diameter in various locations along Bayshore and one along Crocker Park Recreational Trail this week.  Two of the trees are 10" diamater Coast Live Oaks on Bayshore near San Bruno Ave.  Part of the City's mitigation efforts requires contractors to replant a tree per City standards should they remove any tree 30 inches in circumference (9.5 ft. in diameter), or greater.  For any questions, please contact the City's Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.

Request for Proposals

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The City is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, and its related installation, conversion and implementation services, with the intent to enter into a contract with a vendor by March 2015.

Click here to view the RFP and here to view the Functional Requirements of the software (both are Word documents that need to be saved to your computer).  

Questions regarding the RFP may be submitted to Betsy Cooper at: bcooper@ci.brisbane.ca.us and will be posted below.

Responses to this RFP are due by 5:00pm Monday, April 14, 2014.

Q: Is the project funded in the current budget and what budget amount has been granted?

A: We have not completed the budget for 2014/15.  However, the software budget will probably be in the $200-300K range.

Habitat Restoration Day 2014

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Come join The City of Brisbane, Open Space & Ecology Committee, Parks & Recreation Commission and San Bruno Mountain Watch to celebrate Earth Day!  On this 11th Anniversary, restoration efforts will be for Costaños Canyon.

All ages and abilities are welcome.  Invasive plant species will be removed, with tools, training and a commemorative t-shirt to be provided.  Afterwards, enjoy a free lunch and beautiful spring day hike on San Bruno Mountain.

Wear appropriate clothing and shoes meant for the outdoors, and bring gloves if you have a pair.

The event will take place April 26th from 9am – 1:00pm.  Meet at the intersection of Humboldt Road and Placer Way.  To RSVP or for questions, call Natalie at (415) 508-2118 or e-mail her at nmunoz@ci.brisbane.ca.us .

Photos from Habitat Restoration Day 2013

Post-Winter Street Sweeping

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Voluntary NO PARKING is requested for a one-time sweeping of the following streets on Thursday, March 20, between the hours of 8:00am - 4:00pm:

Kings Rd. | Humboldt Rd. | Sierra Point Rd.

The less cars on the street, the better of a job the sweeper can do.

For any questions, please call the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

"The Law of Seeds"

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You are cordially invited to a Proclamation Signing and Reception 

The Law of Seeds

Art by Beth Grossman

March 19th, 2014


6:00pm – 8:00pm 
at Brisbane City Hall
50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005


BRISBANE, CALIFORNIA ADOPTS A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR SEEDS AND DEBUTS ART EXHIBIT, THE LAW OF SEEDS, TO COMMEMORATE.

 

Activist artist Beth Grossman is calling attention to the genetically engineered seeds that are having a huge impact on food sources worldwide. Brisbane has decided to act locally and think globally by adopting a Bill of Seed Rights Proclamation and to commemorate it with an art exhibit.

Grossman is using this art project to call attention to the necessity of national and international “seed law” to protect plant bio-diversity and the rights of individuals to save seed, keeping them in the public domain. She has compiled a Bill of Rights for Seeds and is sharing it as a visual art exhibit that will debut at Brisbane City Hall March 4th - April 30th, 2014. 

She enlisted Brisbane city government to become the first U.S. city to adopt her Bill of Rights for Seeds. This Proclamation will be presented by Mayor Clarke Conway at a public reception on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 from 6 - 8pm at Brisbane City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane, 94005.

Grossman was inspired by the constitutions of Bolivia and Ecuador, each of which includes Articles on the Rights of Nature. She compiled a Bill of Rights specifically for seeds and then scribed them with a quill pen on ten vintage seed bags that are also painted with images of the stages of germinating corn from seed to mature plant. 

The Law of Seeds is a traveling art exhibit that debuts here in Brisbane and will be featured at botanical gardens, city halls, libraries and natural history museums. The Law of Seeds is about our accountability to future generations and ensuring that nature’s seed cycle will carry on.

You are invited to appreciate the wonders of seeds and engage in a discussion on the importance of protecting this precious source of our food chain.

 

Beth Grossman uses art and participatory performance as a creative force to stimulate conversation and focus attention on the environment, interpretation of history and civic engagement – all aimed at raising awareness, building community and encouraging public participation. Based in Brisbane, California, she has artistically collaborated internationally with individuals, communities, corporations, non-profits and museums. www.bethgrossman.com

 

Lions Club Scholarship

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The application for the Brisbane Lions Club's Scholastic Achievement Awards is now available! 

The Brisbane Lions Club serves our community in many ways.  One of the most important is the support of education.  Through the efforts of their members and the support of our community, they offer awards to those who are pursuing higher education.  Last year the Lions were able to direct $25,000 total to 23 deserving students.

Click here for the application, due Friday April 11, 2014. 

Applicants must be current Brisbane residents for one year or longer - exceptions:  living away at school with parent(s) or guardian living in Brisbane, or serving as a member of the U.S. military.  Please confirm your eligibility status by contacting the committee prior to submitting your application by e-mailing Brisbanelionscholars@gmail.com.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/14/2014

Bernice E. Jimenez
nee Allard
1922- 2014
Longtime Brisbane Resident
 

Posted 3/10/2014

Brisbane Eagles Club
St. Patrick's Day Dinner
Sat., Mar. 15th, 4 - 6 pm, Eagle Hall
Corned Beef Dinner, Raffle, $10 Donation

 

Community Volunteers Needed

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The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is soliciting applications for its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).

A 15-member volunteer group, the CAC acts in an advisory capacity to the Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors, providing valuable input on the projects and programs in the Transportation Expenditure Plan. That plan includes Caltrain improvements, highway and street projects, allocations to cities and the county for local undertakings, paratransit service for people with disabilities, and pedestrian and bike upgrades.

The committee meets the Tuesday before the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in San Carlos. Members of the CAC must be residents of San Mateo County.

Interested persons can download an application or apply online at www.smcta.com/cac, or call 650-508-6223 for more information.

The deadline for submitting the application is April 4.