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Peninsula Clean Energy Workshop

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The Peninsula Clean Energy workshop on August 29th was a success. Several community members came to ask questions and learn more about the new default electricity provider. Concerns were addressed ranging from owning solar panels to the mix of energy supplied to one’s home. The video contains the presentation given by Carolyn Raider, county staff, and the question and answer period. Watch the video and some of your questions may be answered or you may learn more. If you still have questions visit the Peninsula Clean Energy website or call their call center: or 1(866) 966-0110


Planning Comm. Wraps Up Baylands Meetings

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At last night's final public meeting regarding the Brisbane Baylands, where the Planning Commission has for the past year been deliberating over the applicant's (UPC's) Brisbane Baylands Specific Plan, amendments to the 1994 Brisbane General Plan, and of course the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Baylands, they arrived at the following recommendation to the City Council:

  • That the Brisbane General Plan be amended as it relates to the Baylands to allow for a 1- 2 million square foot net increase in building area and a utility-scale renewable energy generation facility;
  • That the Baylands Final EIR be certified as it pertains to the General Plan recommendation;
  • That permitted land uses include Light Industrial, Research and Development, Office, Retail, Commercial Recreation and Open Space; and
  • That no housing be developed.

The Baylands Planning Process now moves to the City Council, with the Council's first scheduled meeting to take place on Thursday, September 29th at 7:30pm at City Hall.  Click here for a Draft City Council Baylands Review Schedule, which the City Council will be reviewing at their September 1st meeting under City Manager's Reports.  Deliberations and public hearings are expected to continue through early-mid 2017.

Don't miss an update about the Brisbane Baylands Planning Process by signing up for project updates here.

10th Annual Derby- Sign up now!

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There’s still time to register and build your Derby car, and we want to help!  One of the goals of the annual Brisbane Derby is to have families work together on building and racing their own derby cars. We recognize that the task of building a derby car may be daunting to some and we don’t want that to restrict participation. Therefore, we will be hosting two workshops to aid you in the construction process. Local handyman extraordinaire Dan “Can Do” Sorrentino to the rescue! Dan will not be building your derby car for you, but rather he will have power saws, hammers, and other necessary tools available for parents and kids to use. He will provide advice, support, and direction while you build your own derby car. Come on out and make this a family event! Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact Steve Beaty at 415-508-2144 or

Fee: $25 for derby car kit & workshop | Location: Teen Center Shed, 22 San Bruno Avenue, Brisbane

Dates: Saturdays, August 27 & September 10 | Times: 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/26/2016

Peninsula Clean Energy Workshop
Mon., Aug. 29, 5:30pm @ City Hall
Info or Questions
Contact Kirsten: 

City Council will review
Parkside Plan Alternatives
Sept 1st, 7:30pm @ City Hall

Michael Rodman Art
Showcase & Reception
Wed., Aug. 31st, 6-8:30pm
at City Hall, 50 Park Pl.

Posted 8/23/2016

New Brisbane Library Concept Plans Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 25, 6-8pm
With City Staff & Architects
We hope to see you there!

Brisbane Eagles Club
Breast Cancer Taco Feed
Sat., Aug. 27, 1-4pm @ Eagles
$10/person, 50/50 & Awesome Raffle

Dive-in Movie at the Pool!
Showing “Inside Out”
Sat., Sept. 10th @ 7:30pm
$5 per person – Fun for All!

Brisbane Community Pool
Fall Swim Lessons
Registration Now Open!


Climate Fact #33

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Tthe Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Appliances still use power when turned off (article)

55th Anniversary Celebration

Peninsula Clean Energy Workshop

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You may have received a notice in the mail that you will be enrolled in Peninsula Clean Energy, which is the San Mateo County’s new electricity provider. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please attend this workshop on Monday, August 29th at City Hall. 

Pie Eating Contest

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Saturday, September 24th @ 12:30pm

Join us for the City of Brisbane’s 30th Annual Day in the Park Event! As part of this year’s festivities, the Parks & Recreation department will be hosting a Pie Eating Contest immediately following the announcement of the Derby race winners. Come to the gazebo in the Community Park by 12:30pm to participate. (And be sure to bring your appetite.) We’ll group participants by age (youth & adults) as appropriate and prizes will be awarded for the best effort. (Although in this case, we all know bragging rights are even better.) We invite you to challenge a Councilmember, neighbor, spouse, sibling or friend and make it a true contest for all to witness. This could be one for the history books.

Modified Pool Hrs on Labor Day

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Below is the modified Brisbane Community Pool hours for this Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016:

9:30am-1:00pm Lap Swim

9:30am-10:30am Water Aerobics

1:00pm-6:00pm Recreation Swim

Happy Swimming!

Bay Area SunShares workshop

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If you are interested in installing solar panels on your property or investing in an electric vehicle, join us at the Bay Area SunShares workshop on August 31st.




Bay Area SunShares website

August 31st workshop sign-up

Caltrain Construction Work

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Since April of 2015, Caltrain has been performing work within the railroad right-of-way in Brisbane as part of the Advanced Signal System Project to upgrade the safety, performance, and operating efficiency of the Peninsula’s commuter rail system. 

On August 27 – 28 and August 30 – September 2, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project.  To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.  Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results.  Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Advanced Signal System, also called Communications Based Overlay Signal System (CBOSS) Positive Train Control (PTC) will equip the corridor with federally-mandated safety technology and increase system capacity to help accommodate future ridership demand. The Project will monitor and, if necessary, control train movement in the event of human error. This will increase safety by:

  • Eliminating the risk of train-to-train collisions
  • Reducing risk of potential derailments by enforcing speed limits
  • Providing additional safety for railroad workers on the tracks
  • Improving grade crossing performance to reduce gate downtime and improve local traffic circulation

The CBOSS PTC system is scheduled to be operational by 2015 and is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program, which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor by 2019.  An electrified Caltrain will be cleaner and quieter and will upgrade the system to provide faster and/or more frequent service to more stations and riders.

To implement the CBOSS PTC system, there are several installation phases (boring, conduit, fiber pulling, testing) that will occur within Caltrain's right-of-way, usually at night (8pm to 6am) in order to maintain regular train service.  Testing of the fiber cable and the overall system is scheduled for spring 2015.  Residents may experience some minor installation noise during this time.  For more information, please view the Caltrain's CBOSS PTC Project page or contact Caltrain at (650) 508-6499; e-mail: .

PG&E Notice to Residents

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On Saturday, August 20 PG&E crews will be installing the inline inspection launcher on the new pipeline within PG&E's  Geneva Substation. As part of this work PG&E will be venting natural gas to clear the line for welding to occur. Depending on work progress the small natural gas release will occur between 4:00 am and 6:00 am at the corner of Geneva Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard. The release is only about 600 feet of pipe, so it should go quickly.


Depending on work progress later Saturday afternoon (between 3 pm and 6 pm) PG&E's  project team will purge the line to 100% natural gas in putting it into service. PG&E's  team has made contact with the businesses in proximity to the work.


Scheduled Dates: Saturday, August 20, 2016

Work to be completed:  Release of Natural Gas to Atmosphere

Approximate Time: between 4 am and 6 am; between 3 pm and 6 pm (depending on work progress)

Duration: 20 minutes and then 12 to 16 hours with air movers; 15 minutes for the purging

Location: Venting at Geneva Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard; Air Movers at Geneva and Bayshore Boulevard


PG&E want to ensure residents are provided with the most up-to-date information, but please note these times are subject to change. 


Depending on the location of gas venting and weather patterns, there may be a smell of natural gas. The pipeline is cleared of gas utilizing a safe and common technique.  As part of PG&E's normal protocol, PG&E's  will continue to notify the appropriate public safety agencies, businesses and residents of this work.  PG&E is taking steps to mitigate noise and odor and have scheduled the work to create the least impact possible, however it is likely that the work will result in some noise and odor. 


PG&E's  customer care team will be notifying customers in proximity to the release by automated calls this evening.


Safety is PG&E's  top priority and PG&E encourages any resident who has questions or concerns about the smell of gas to call PG&E 24 hours a day at 1-800-743-5000 or call 9-1-1 immediately. 



Signboard Postings

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Galeria DeGuzman Presents...
A Dedication to Shelly Titchener
Art by Leslie Lowinger
Thurs., Aug. 18, 6:30-9:30pm, 245 Visitacion
Please Drive Carefully
Watch for Children!!
School Back in Session, Thurs., 8/18


Concerts in the Park

Andre Thierry

Plays Zydeco Music
Friday, Aug. 19th, 6:00-8:30pm

6th & 7th-8th Grade Volleyball
2nd-5th & 6th-8th Grade Flag Football
Registration Deadline Aug. 29
Information:  415-508-2143
Zumba Toning & Zumba Fitness
SU / M / T / T, 6-7pm
at Mission Blue Center
New Class Starting Sept. 8th!
Cuban Salsa
Thursdays, 7:30-9pm
At Mission Blue Center


Underwater Pumpkin Patch

Brisbane Community Pool
Saturday, Oct 8th, 1:00-3:00pm  







Interim Safe Pedestrian Routes to Schools Map

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The Complete Streets Safety Committee has developed a Safe Pedestrian Routes to Schools plan, which was approved by City Council on December 18th, 2014. This map is an interim version, which displays all the routes and infrastructure improvements to be completed in the next year.

Dog Costume Contest

First Time Homebuyer Workshops

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First Time Homebuyer Workshops in September 2016- Register Now

HEART and Meriwest Mortgage can help you buy your first home in San Mateo County up to $781,875 with only 5% down and no PMI. If you are an employee or resident in San Mateo County with good credit and income up to $150,000 you may qualify for this program.

HEART and Meriwest Mortgage are hosting three free workshops in  September 2016 , find out more and register now.

  • Thursday, Sept 8,  6:00-7:00 pm,  Skyline College, San Bruno
  • Thursday, Sept 15, 6:00-7:00 pm, College of San Mateo, San Mateo
  •  Wednesday, Sept 28, 6:00-7:00 pm, Canada College, Redwood City

For additional information on first time homebuyer loans, click here.





Peninsula Clean Energy Workshop

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Please join us for an informational workshop on Monday, August 29th at 6:00pm at City Hall and learn more about San Mateo County's default electricity service provider, offering cleaner energy at lower rates.


County of San Mateo Recruiting for Annual Civics 101 Academy

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Ever wonder what exactly a county does? Curious to tour a hospital, learn about sustainability efforts or meet a K-9? Want the chance to ask the Department of Public Works long-burning questions about infrastructure and sewer maintenance?

If so, then the County of San Mateo has the place for you. In September, Civics 101 kicks off its free nine-week series of courses centered around County government and is currently recruiting for the 2016 session. Participants learn about local government, meet local officials and tour County facilities. Many former graduates have used Civics 101 as a springboard to leadership roles in their own communities and to serve in important roles on County and regional boards and commissions.

Civics 101 is open to individuals 18 and older who live or work in San Mateo County.

Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. between Sept. 14 and Nov. 9 in locations throughout San Mateo County. One or two Saturday morning sessions from 10 a.m. to noon will also be held on dates to be determined.

The 2016 schedule is subject to change but topics include: a County overview, the justice system, community services, the Health System and San Mateo Medical Center tour, a K-9 demonstration, the Human Services Agency and tour of the Shoreway Environmental Center, budget overview, countywide initiatives and behind-the-scenes with supervisorial staff. The academy concludes with a sit-down dinner and graduation ceremony.

Applications will be accepted through Aug. 23, 2016. Seating is limited and early submission is encouraged. The application form and more information, including exact class locations, are available at or by contacting Eric Forgaard, civic engagement and public outreach specialist, at or 650-363-4657. Applicants will be notified of their enrollment status by Aug. 25, 2016.


Rock Slope Improvement Project

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This is a notice that there will be a lane closure in conjunction with the Rock Slope Improvement Project on the west slope of “Ice House Hill” beginning September 2016 through December 2016. The project involves removing rock slope debris at the base of the slope, scaling loose blocks from the slope, and installing a soldier pile retaining wall and wire mesh slope netting with anchors on the rock face east of Bayshore Blvd, south of the intersection between Bayshore Blvd and Guadalupe Canyon Parkway.

Please expect general construction noise during the hours of work from 8am to 5pm. One northbound lane on Bayshore Blvd adjacent to the work limits will remain closed for the duration of project with one through lane to remain open at all times. See attached site map for your reference. Should you have any further question please don’t hesitate to contact us or the City.

Click here for detailed description.

Climate Fact #32

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Tthe Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Water, Use it Wisely

Water efficiency saves energy article by the NRDC







Fall Pool Schedule

City Council to Review Parkside Alternatives at 9/1 Meeting

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Join the City Council on Thursday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall as they continue their discussion of the three preliminary Parkside Concept Alternatives! City consultants MIG presented the three Alternatives at the June 2, 2016 City Council meeting, which illustrate different land use scenarios for the Parkside Plan Area. The Alternatives are available on the Parkside Plan Documents page. After the Council received public comments on the Alternatives, the Council continued their discussion to a future meeting to provide additional time for review. Click here to see video of the Council’s June 2 Parkside discussion on YouTube.


At the 9/1 Council meeting, MIG will present several photosimulations and renderings to help better envision the pedestrian environment and visual impacts of the different land use Alternatives. Building massing renderings are attached to the agenda report for the September 1 meeting. Photosimulations providing a more detailed look at potential structures from a pedestrian level will be presented at the 9/1 meeting.

For Parkside Plan updates and events, visit the Parkside Plan webpage. You can also sign up for email notifications so you don’t miss any Parkside Plan milestones!



Climate Fact #31

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Tthe Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

As Fresh As It Gets campaign

Is Local Food Better? 







Michael Rodman Art Reception

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Thanks to the efforts of Clara Johnson, former Brisbane Mayor, and Carole Nelson, former Community Development Director, the Large Conference Room at City Hall now serves not only as the main meeting location for city business, but also as an art gallery.  Right now, a collection of beautifully painted pieces by Michael Rodman and his students are on display. We invite you all to join us at the reception on Wednesday, August 31st from 6-8pm to admire this wonderful work. View our Art Shows at City Hall Page

Community Call for Photos

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“Community Call for Photos!”

Did you know?  This year marks the 30th Annual Day in the Park and the 10th Annual Derby. Given the commemorative nature of this year’s event, City Staff is hoping to incorporate a “Walk Down Memory Lane” photo showcase chronicling the history of the event over the past 30 years. But… we need your help! If you have images capturing the spirit of the Day in the Park (originally dubbed the Family Festival) over the past 30 years, we want to share them! We encourage you to either email past photos of the event to or to bring them by the Parks & Recreation office at City Hall before September 9th. The more information you can provide us about your photos (names of those pictured, year photo was taken, etc.) the better! We want to celebrate Brisbane’s traditions by incorporating a nod to the history of the event over the past three decades and we hope you’ll assist us in doing so! 

PCE Volunteer Training Workshops

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Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is holding volunteer training workshops to teach you to be a Peninsula Clean Energy advocate! When you attend one of their interactive workshops, you will learn about Peninsula Clean Energy and build skills for community outreach. No prior knowledge is required; all are welcome!  There are two upcoming workshop dates.  

Workshop #1

Saturday, August 13


City of San Mateo Main Library, Oak Room, 55 W 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94404

Workshop #2

Tuesday, August 23


City of Burlingame Library, Lane Room, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010

Light refreshments and lunch/dinner will be served. Interested participants can email Kirsten Pringle at for more information or to sign up. By volunteering for Peninsula Clean Energy, you are helping to make San Mateo County a more sustainable place to live and work, as well ensuring a brighter future for all!



Change in Line-Up for Concerts in the Park

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There has been a slight change in the line-up for the upcoming Summer Concerts in the Park. Unfortunately, Rebel Yell will no longer be playing on August 19. Instead, Grammy-nominated zydeco musician, Andre Thierry will be pushed back from August 12 and taking its place. We will also have a food truck available to event-goers on August 19th.  Meanwhile on August 12, we are excited to welcome Country and Western band, Urban Outlaws to Brisbane!

We look forward to watching these talented musicians perform for us under the gazebo @6pm at the Community Park! We hope to see you there!

View on our calendar:

August 12: Urban Outlaws

August 19: Andrew Thierry


Accepting Applications for Recreation Leader

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The City of Brisbane is currently accepting applications for the position of Recreation Leader. Interested candidates must submit a completed online or paper employment application. Information about the job qualifications, salary and hours, application process, and selection process can be found here.

Accepting Applications for Public Service Aide

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The City of Brisbane is currently accepting applications for the position of Public Service Aide. City employment applications and supplemental questionnaires are available at Brisbane City Hall or online at and Interested candidates should apply immediately as only the first 50 applications will be accepted. Information about the job qualifications, salary and hours, application process, and selection process can be found here.

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Summer Concert Schedule Update
Aug. 5th, Soul Society
Aug. 12th, Urban Outlaws
Aug. 19th, Andre Thierry
The Collective Camp - Roar
M-F / 6AM / 30 MIN+ / 18YRS+ WOMEN
Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
10th Annual Brisbane Derby
Saturday, September 24th
Kids Ages 6-14, Sign up today!
Calling All Arts & Crafts Vendors!
Now Accepting Applications for
Day in the Park on 9/24, 10am-3pm
Contact Parks & Recreation to Apply
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