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SamTrans Service Changes

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Following adoption of the Samtrans Service Plan in May 2013, staff at Samtrans began working on implementing the service changes.  The following changes to the routes that service Brisbane go into effect on Sunday, January 26th:

Route 24 (high school route) – Trip times will be adjusted to improve on-time performance.  Departure from Old County/San Francisco is scheduled 2 minutes earlier

Route 29 (Lipman route) – Trip times will be adjusted to improve on-time performance.  Timing slightly adjusted a minute earlier at certain points

Route 292 (Downtown SF to San Mateo) – Only change is that it will no longer service B street in San Mateo.  Will continue straight down Delaware instead.  Trip times will be adjusted appropriately.

Route 397 (night owl service) - Trip times will be adjusted to improve on-time performance.  Timing slightly adjusted a minute earlier at certain points.

Also, Samtrans will changing out their old bus stop signs with ones that look like this, which incorporates a unique bus stop identification number for each stop, allowing riders to get real-time bus departure information from 511 and 511.org.

Swearing In Ceremony

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 On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, city employees and loved ones gathered to witness the swearing in of the above four gentlemen to their new positions:

Chris Redfield – Public Works Maintenance Worker II

Dolan Shoblo – Public Works Lead Maintenance Worker

Giovanni Perez-Recoder – Police Officer

Todd Curtis – Marina Maintenance Worker II

If you should see them in and around town, please join us in congratulatiing them and welcoming Chris and Giovanni to Brisbane!

Brisbane Farmers' Market

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The Brisbane Certified Farmers' Market is alive and needing your participation.  There are still many loyal and wonderful vendors.

Come out and see:

Coming Soon:

Any questions, please call Jerry Lami, Executive Director, West Coast Farmers' Markets: (650) 290-3549

Thank you and happy market shopping!

Commission/Committee Openings

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A GREAT WAY TO GET INVOLVED AND SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY!!

APPLY TO SERVE ON A CITY COMMISSION OR COMMITTEE

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council on re-zonings and amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and the City's General Plan.  The Commission typically reviews and acts upon applications for Use Permits, Design Permits, Variances and Sign Permits.

The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month @ 7:00 p.m.

2 -  Four-year terms ending in 2018 are available to apply for.

Parks and Recreation Commission

The Parks, Beaches, and Recreation Commission provides advice to the City Council regarding the Parks & Recreation Department, gather community opinions, needs and perceptions regarding recreational opportunities, and tackle such special projects as the Star Awards Program, Community Festival and the Festival of Lights.

This Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month @ 6:30 p.m.

Up to 4  -  Four-year terms ending in 2018 are available to apply for.

Open Space and Ecology Committee

The primary responsibility of the Open Space/Ecology Committee is to make recommendations to the City Council on the implementation of relevant programs and policies of the Open Space and Conservation Elements as well as the sustainability parts of the Local Economic Development chapter of the General Plan.  That responsibility includes preparing drafts of the relevant, regular reports called for in the General Plan, such as the annual report on the status of open space.

The Open Space and Ecology Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 6:30 p.m.

Up to 5- Four-year terms ending in 2018 and 1-Two-year term ending in 2016 are available to apply for.

Complete Streets Safety Committee

The Complete Streets Safety Committee considers issues affecting pedestrians (including the different needs of children, seniors, youth, and families), bicyclists, persons with disabilities motorists, movers of commercial goods, and users and operators of public transportation.

The Complete Streets Safety Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month @ 6:30 p.m.

2 terms are available to apply for.

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit an application for the commission or committee you're interested in by clicking below:

Planning Commission Application | Parks & Recreation Application

Open Space & Ecology Committee Application | Complete Streets Safety Committee Application

Or call/e-mail Sheri Spediacci, City Clerk, at 415-508-2113 or cityhall@ci.brisbane.ca.us

The deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2014.

Firefighters Return to Station 81

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On Monday night, the Brisbane Firefighters moved back home to Station 81!  It's been just over three years that the firefighters have been in an interim mobile trailer facility located outside of Station 81.  On September 14, 2010, the City received a report that Brisbane Fire Station 81 had a severe case of mold within the facility - specifically the apparatus bay and living quarters.  Because Brisbane is a part of the North County Fire Authority, our firefighters were able to be immediately relocated to Station 93 in Daly City for evenings, though still spending the daytime hours in Brisbane responding to calls, conducting fire inspections, and all other required and necessary workload and assignments.  To meet the community's desire for the firefighters to be in town 24/7, three mobile trailers were brought in as a temporary solution.  We are happy to report that those trailers are no longer needed, and will be removed once the firefighters are able to get fully moved back in to the station.

A grand "re-opening" celebration will be planned in the near future so that the community is able to formally welcome the firefighters back home, as well as to see and hear about all the renovations that took place at the facility, including a roof repair and inspection and new carpet and paint in the living quarters.  The re-opening event will also be discussed by the City Council at their meeting next Monday, January 13th at 7:30pm.  Tune in on Ch. 27 or watch via live streaming on your computer or mobile device.

Tree Planting Event, Sat. 2/15

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We are pleased to be able to partner with Invest From the Ground Up, a regional tree planting and education program, in bringing 7 new trees to the Community Park.  Brisbane was one of 21 unique sites selected for the 2014 Invest From the Ground Up – Community Tree Planting Program!

The program's goals are two-fold:

- Increase awareness & community involvement in caring for community trees, including proper care and maintenance

  • - Increase tree canopy, shade and related tree benefits to communities, including reducing heat island effect, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy, cleaning water and air, providing aesthetic and habitat value, and improving public health

We need 30 volunteers from 9:00am - 12:30pm on Saturday, February 15th to make this a successful event. Click here to view the event flyer.

Contact Natalie Muñoz at (415) 508-2118 or nmunoz@ci.brisbane.ca.us to sign up today!

January 2014 Marina News

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Click here to read the January 2014 Marina Newsletter.

Crepe & Brioche

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If you regularly frequent the Thursday Farmers' Market, you've noticed that "the bread man" of Crepe & Brioche hasn't been there.  That's because sales were down in December...and "the bread man", or Daryl, wasn't allowed to return.  But all you lovers of Crepe & Brioche's rum almond croissants, lightly salted pretzels, nutella twists, garlic and cheese loaves, and other fabulously fresh offerings...don't despair, because Crepe & Brioche will be back on Thursday the 16th!  And they need to know that Brisbane cares about whether they're at the market or not - it will determine if they're back the following week!  So make sure you show your support by purchasing a treat or two, or three...or four.  Thanks and happy market shopping!

Found Dog - Reunited!

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A dog was taken in earlier today by a Brisbane resident on Klamath.  The dog will remain there until Friday, after which, if still unclaimed, will be taken to the SF SPCA.  Please call (415) 385-2315 if you are the owner of this dog or could provide its current sitter with any information.  Thank you!

Interview with Councilmember Liu

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Sworn in on December 3rd, newest Councilmember Lori Liu talks about her background, the perspective she brings to the City Council, and her excitement to serve her community as a Councilwoman.