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 As this year’s June 7 Presidential Primary Election gets closer, the San Mateo County Elections Office is calling on you to serve as an Election Officer, also known as poll workers, at polling places on Election Day. It is not too late to sign up!

For a countywide election, the Elections Office recruits and trains up to 2,000 Election Officers. 

To become an Election Officer, the signup process is very easy. You can call the Elections Office at 650-286-2810. Their staff will be happy to take down your information and sign you up. You can also visit www.shapethefuture.org to sign up online. The process only takes a few minutes. After signing up, you will be required to take a three-hour training, and you will receive an Appointment Letter. You will be paid a stipend of up to $148.

Election Officers are responsible for the smooth operation of all polling places on Election Day. They are there to ensure that every single voter can cast his or her ballot successfully. Election Officers are at the frontline of an election, and they are truly the faces of our democracy. 

Serving as an Election Officer will not only give you an opportunity to make a direct contribution to our democracy and local community, it will also help you to gain a deeper understanding of our election process. If you want to volunteer your time and service, if you want to make a difference, serving as an Elections Officer on Election Day is a great way to do so. We look forward to seeing you at the polls in the coming election.

 

Modified Pool Hours for Memorial Day

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The Brisbane Pool will have modified hours on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.  The pool will operate with the following schedule for that day only:

9:30am-1:00pm Lap Swim
9:30am-10:30am Water Aerobics
1:00pm-6:00pm Recreation Swim

On another note, please be advised that our Summer pool schedule will be in effect starting June 18th.  The schedule can be found in our Summer Activity Guide and online here.

Skatepark now OPEN!

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The wait is over...the newly remodeled Brisbane Skatepark is now open! Spohn Ranch completed construction earlier than anticipated and as of Friday, May 20th, the Skatepark is officially open for public use. The City will host a formal Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, June 11th. Further details to come regarding the event but in the meantime, it is our pleasure to invite you out to view the donor bricks and explore the new Skatepark!

 

Signboard Postings

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Posted 5/20/2016


Relay for Life
Benefit Rummage Sale
Sat., May 21, 8 am, Comm. Park
Fundraiser to Support Donna’s Stars


Measure B Passed with 71% Support!
The School Board Thanks You for
Bringing Art and Music to Our Kids!


Congrats Ryan Patterson
2016 Olympic Gymnast
For South Africa


Oil Painting Workshop
May 21st, 9am-4pm, Miss. Blue Center
First Time Painters Welcome!
For Info Call: 415.286.3707

 

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 May 20-22 and May 24-27, 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: caltrainptc@samtrans.com .

City Hall is the new Polling Place

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Check your registration & access your election materials, and then make sure you get out there and exercise your right to vote!

National Public Works Week

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Since 1960, the American Public Works Association (APWA) has sponsored National Public Works Week.  Across North America, more than 29,000 members in the U.S. and Canada use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life.

At the Thursday, May 19 City Council meeting, the Public Works Department will be present to receive a Proclamation from the Council declaring May 15-21, 2016 as Public Works Week.

The 2016 National Public Works Week Poster theme is "Public Works Always There." This theme showcases the pervasiveness of the men and women of the profession who are always there and always ready to serve their communities.

Thank you, Department of Public Works, for truly living this year's theme out!










Our Public Works Dept. receiving a Proclamation for National Public Works Week (May 15-21, 2016) from Mayor Lentz at the 5/19 City Council meeting. Thank you for being "Always There" as this year's theme declares, and always being ready to serve your community.
 

Climate Fact #20

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee 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 of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:
https://www.llnl.gov/news/atmospheric-warming-altering-ocean-salinity-and-water-cycle

Eyesight Conservation Program

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Did you know that the Brisbane Lions Club provides eye exams and glasses for anyone who's not able to afford them, so long as they live or work in town?  This is what is known as their Eyesight Conservation Program, where the Lions are truly Knights for the Blind.  To fund this program, the Lions Club takes donations on White Cane Day, which is a national observance in the United States, celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964.  The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.  Come early October, you'll see Brisbane Lions Club members taking donations on Visitacion beginning in the wee hours of the morning.

Also, if you have an old pair of glasses, the Lions Club will gladly take them off your hands.  You can turn them in to the Lions Club via the drop box at Melissa's Taqueria.  For any questions about the Lions' Eyesight Conservation Program, please contact them at brisbanelionsclub@gmail.com.

Bike to Shop Day

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Like Bike to Work Day, Bike to Shop Day is an annual program that encourages people to ride bicycles for everyday transportation as part of National Bike Month celebrations.  This day is a one-day promotion to encourage people to shop by bike at local businesses.  Bike to Shop Day for Silicon Valley is May 21, 2016.

Shopping by bike is a great way for people to have fun and get a little exercise while taking care of daily or weekly errands.  Unlike most work commutes, most errands are local trips of under 2 miles.  That’s less than 15 minutes of bicycling for most people and only about 5 minutes more than a trip by car.  Other benefits include:

  • Shopping by bike is an easy way to get the 30 minutes a day of exercise that health professionals recommend.  Plus you’re “double dipping” by using errand time for exercise.
  • Bike parking is usually closer to the shop door.  It’s great to roll up to premium parking.
  • Since you buy only what you can carry, there’s less temptation to buy more than you need.
  • Many bike shoppers come home feeling energized instead of feeling drained, especially after a long chain of errands.

Melissa’s Taqueria, Julie’s Deli and Subway are participating in Bike to Shop Day 2016, with each offering a 10% discount to bikers that visit their shops on May 21st during their normal operating hours.  Have fun double-dipping!

Climate Fact #19

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee 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 of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/23/california-public-school-textbooks-mislead-students-climate-study-says

Climate Fact #18

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee 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 of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:

http://appvoices.org/end-mountaintop-removal/

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Existing_U.S._Coal_Plants

 

Signboard Postings

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Posted 5/5/2016


Virginia (Esther) Fassett
1921 – 2016
Forever in Our Hearts
Memorial Saturday 5/7, 415.597.6910


Posted 5/3/2016


Brisbane Hosts 22nd Annual
Bike to Work Day Thursday, May 12, 2016
Info: www.commute.org


San Bruno Mountain Watch
Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 14th, 9am – 2pm
Miss. Blue Nursery, 3401 Bayshore Blvd.

Bike to Work Day

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The 22nd Annual Bike to Work Day takes place on Thursday, May 12th.  Brisbane will again be hosting two Energizer Stations - one at Bayshore Blvd. & Old County Rd., and the other at Tunnel Ave & Lagoon Way, between 6:15am - 9:30am.  For more information about Bike to Work Day 2016, please visit www.commute.org.  If you'd like to volunteer at one of Brisbane's two Energizer Stations that morning, please send an e-mail to bike2work@commute.org.

May 2016 Marina News

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 Click here to read the May 2016 Marina Newsletter

May STAR Newsletter

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Click here to view the May STAR Newsletter.

4/30 is National PrepareAthon Day

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On Saturday, April 30, National PrepareAthon! Day will inspire individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for emergencies.  It’s an entire day dedicated to action and doing preparedness activities.

America’s PrepareAthon! is promoting ten ways to participate in preparedness and is asking everyone to take action, be counted, and spread the word.  Examples include:

Pets are family members too.  As you prepare your family for emergencies, don’t forget about your pets.  Click here to read about what items you should include in your pet emergency supply kit, as well as how to care for your pets during and after a disaster.

Thank you for practicing preparedness with your family and loved ones this Saturday!  For any questions, please contact the City's Office of Emergency Services at (415) 508-2130.

2016 Summer Concerts

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This summer tradition is made possible due to the generous tax deductible donations made by Brisbane businesses as well as local families who have come to eagerly anticipate the concerts each year because of the value they add to the community.

Would you consider being a sponsor for the 2016 Concert Series?  Please contact Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 for more information.  Here is the 2016 Sponsorship Form.

Calling all Teens

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The Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department is actively seeking dedicated, enthusiastic, and motivated teens to join the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC).  Committee members have the important duty of advising the Parks & Recreation Commission and  Recreation staff on the programs and issues that concern the youth and teens in the Brisbane community.  This is a great way to get involved in your community and make a difference.  YAC members will also participate in the annual YAC Attack event through the California Parks & Recreation Society.  YAC Attack is a one day educational leadership conference for YAC members from all over Northern California.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received by YAC Advisor, Ricardo Monroy, and Recreation Supervisor, Steve Beaty.  Once a committee is established, meetings will be scheduled on Wednesday evenings once per month.  (Be advised that the Committee generally does not meet in the Summer and YAC meetings are conducted only August-May.)  For additional information, please contact Ricardo directly at rmonroy@ci.brisbane.ca.us or 415-508-2143 – Application available online here.  Apply today! 

Climate Fact #17

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee 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 of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/03/21/3761903/co2-levels-soar-emissions-flat/

Brisbane Marina Caps for Sale

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Brisbane Marina mascot, Zuri, shown modeling their new caps for sale!  Caps are available for $11.00 in the Marina office during business hours at 400 Sierra Point Pkwy - colors include khaki, navy, olive, and red.

Zuri, however, is not for sale!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/22/2016


In Loving Memory OF
Roy Peters
1917 – 2016
40yr. Resident
Memorial Service 4/24, 6pm, 348 Visitacion


Posted 4/18/2016


Midtown Water Payment Box
Closed for Routine Service
April 21st to April 29th


Posted 4/15/2016


Parkside Plan Study Session
Rescheduled to June 2nd
7:30pm at City Hall


City of Brisbane
13th Annual Earth Day
Sat., April 23, 9am-1pm, Monarch Dr.
Between Mission Blue Dr. and North Hill Dr.
Info: nescoffier@ci.brisbane.ca.us or 415.508.2118


Posted 4/13/2016


Silverspot Cooperative Nursery School
Annual Luau Fundraiser
Sun., Apr. 17, 1-5pm, Mission Blue Ctr.
Island Buffet, Aloha Dancers, Silent Auction


City of Brisbane – Now Hiring
P/T Sr. Recreation Leader
Application Deadline:  Apr. 25th
www.calopps.org or City Hall

Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day!  We thought we'd take this opportunity to remind the community about the plastic bag recycling receptacle located at the Brisbane Post Office.  Take your clean, dry plastic bags there and drop them in the receptacle located near the P.O. Boxes. Thank you, South San Francisco Scavengers!

Also, the 13th Annual Habitat Restoration Day is tomorrow on Monarch Dr. b/t Mission Blue Dr. & North Hill -- come out from 9am - 1pm and help remove invasive, non-native plants from habitat.  Free lunch and t-shirt provided!

Parkside Study Session on 6/2

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MIG’s presentation of preliminary Parkside Plan concept alternatives has been rescheduled to the June 2, 2016 City Council meeting.  The preliminary alternatives will illustrate different land use and design options for the Parkside Area reflecting the community’s cumulative feedback to date and informed by technical studies pertaining transportation and economic feasibility.  These technical studies and summaries of community feedback received to date are available on the City’s Parkside Documents webpage.

Brisbane residents, please plan on attending the June 2, 2016 City Council study session and give your feedback on the alternative scenarios!  Materials will be posted on the City's All Meetings page the Friday before the meeting.

Climate Fact #16

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee 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 of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=87691

2016 Lifeguard Training Course

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This course, based on the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program, will certify students in Lifeguarding, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid.  Students must be at least 15 years of age by the last day of class and pass a prerequisite test (swim 300 yards con-tinuously, tread water for 2 minutes with no hands, retrieve a 10 pound brick from 8 feet and return it to designated spot).

Course dates: May 13-15 (Friday-Sunday)
Time(s): Friday 6-10pm; Sat/Sun 8am-5pm

Register online at http://brisbaneca.org/community-pool starting April 5th.  View the course flyer here.

For more information, please contact Jeff Franco at (415) 657-4320.

Kara Drop-In Support Groups

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“Kara” means “to grieve with, to care”.  As a non-profit organization serving the Bay Area since 1976, Kara provides comprehensive grief support, crisis intervention, and education to individuals and communities facing the difficult realities of grief and loss.  Last month on April 4th, representatives from Kara held a Drop-In Grief Support Session at the Community Center from 6-8pm.  It was a beneficial and informative evening for those who attended.  Kara is now offering Drop-In Grief Support every Thursday from Noon-1:30pm through June 9th at their San Mateo location (205 E. 3rd Ave., Suite 200D, San Mateo).  Registration is recommended as space as limited.  For more information and to register, please call Kara at (650) 321-5272 or visit www.kara-grief.org.  There is no fee to attend this group.  Donations are suggested and can be made online at www.kara-grief.org/donate or sent by mail to their main office in Palo Alto (457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301).

Jaymie Byron, Kara’s Director of Community Outreach, and Leighsa Montrose, Community Outreach Programs Support Specialist, welcoming attendees on 4/4.

Climate Fact #15

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee 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 of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:

https://www.mortgageloan.com/environment
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dgoldstein/

 

Skatepark Construction Update

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Work is steadily progressing at the skatepark site with the arrival of Spohn Ranch last Friday.  In the below pictures, Spohn Ranch workers can be seen putting in (1) base rock and (2) geogrid for subgrade improvement.  As a reminder, the construction for the new skatepark is estimated to last approximately 3 mos., so the new skatepark is scheduled to be open to the public in mid-June.  Stay tuned for more construction updates!

National Service Recognition Day

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The City Council has issued a Proclamation proclaiming April 5, 2016 as National Service Recognition Day, encouraging residents to recognize the powerful impact of national service in our country, thank those who serve, and to find ways to give back to their community.  Click on the Proclamation below to view it larger (you may need to rotate it clockwise).

See the other Mayors and County officials who also support National Service in California.

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