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Please save the Date! This year's Day in the Park Festival will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10am - 5pm. The Derby will start beforehand at 8am. This year marks the 29th anniversary of Brisbane Day in the Park Festival and the 9th anniversary of the Brisbane Derby.
There will be new games, prizes, and entertainment, along with an Arts & Crafts Fair where you will find handmade items under the Arts & Crafts Pavilion, so please take the entire family with you and enjoy...a Day in the Park!
If you're interested in having a booth, please see the associated application/questionnaire and information sheets. Booth space will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For any questions about the Day in the Park Festival, please contact Noreen Leek at (415) 508-2121 or firstname.lastname@example.org . For any questions about the Brisbane Derby, please contact Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 or email@example.com.
Cancer Fund Benefit
Sat., Aug. 29th, 2 – 5 pm, 185 Visitacion
Turkey & Ham Dinner; $10/person
Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department
Adult Oil Painting Class
Starts Tues., Sept. 15, 6pm
Registered Voters – In the Mail 8/25
City’s Baylands Survey
Complete and Return by 9/12
A new face can be seen in and around City Hall these days - Noreen Leek has been hired as the City's new Recreation Manager in the Parks and Recreation Department. Noreen comes to us from the City of Menlo Park, where she worked eight years in the city's Community Services Department; first as a Recreation Coordinator, then as a Recreation Supervisor, and ultimately, a Recreation Manager. Her responsibilities included: production of their Activity Guide (a whopping 72 pages!) and other marketing materials, overseeing the Recreation Center and its operations, and leading special events and the city's gymnastics programs.
She will be interfacing in large part with the Parks and Recreation Commission, overseeing special events such as the Day in the Park Community Festival (also, SAVE THE DATE for another Hydrant Re-painting & Restoration Weekend, happening Oct. 10 & 11), managing production of the Activity Guide, and supervising the department, which is led by Administrative Services Director, Stuart Schillinger.
"I am grateful to have the honor of serving as the new Recreation Manager and to become part of the Brisbane community," said Noreen, and "I look forward to encouraging collaborative partnerships with the local business community and expanding recreation for the city as a whole."
If you'd like to contact Noreen, you can do so at (415) 508-2141 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, stop by and say "hello" in person; her door is always open!
Noreen earned her undergraduate degree in Recreation from San Francisco State University and her Master’s in Business Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University. She resides in Belmont with her husband, two young sons, and yellow lab, Lola.
The following Brisbane citizens have qualified to be on the upcoming November 3, 2015 ballot to fill two Council seats on the Brisbane City Council: (Click on their names below to view their candidate statements)
The Brisbane Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Candidates Forum on Wednesday, September 23rd from 7:00 - 8:30pm. The forum is moderated by the League of Women Voters and will be held in the Community Room at City Hall, 50 Park Place. Citizens are encouraged to attend and participate. It will also be televised and taped for replay on the City’s website for those who are unable to attend.
For information regarding the upcoming election, please contact Sheri Spediacci, City Clerk, at 415-508-2113 or email@example.com .
Did you know that there is a Caltrain "Bayshore/Brisbane Senior Shuttle" that can start only in the Bayshore/Brisbane area? This shuttle is funded by SamTrans and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority with the co-operation of Daly City, Brisbane, BAAQMD and CCAG. And if you're not a Senior, don't worry, you're not required to be over a certain age to ride this shuttle, nor do you need a shuttle pass (those are only necessary for the Commute.org-operated shuttles).
On Monday and Friday the Caltrain shuttle may be booked to Serramonte shopping center or any stop along the way.
On Tuesday and Thursday the shuttle may be booked to Tanforan or any stop along the way.
To book your next trip, please call (415) 740-9458 to speak directly to the driver (the shuttle will circle on the route until it gets a phone call booking a trip.
For more information about the Caltrain shuttle and to view the current schedule, please click here.
Wendy Ricks, whose voice you would often hear if you dialed City Hall, and whose writing filled the pages of the monthly City STAR newsletter, announced her retirement last month. She is dearly missed, but is working her "dream job" at the Santa Sabina Retreat Center in San Rafael, Calif.
"Serving the citizens of the City of Brisbane has been rewarding and gratifying," said Wendy, "and I am so very grateful for the many years of working with everyone."
If you didn't get a chance to say goodbye to Wendy, do not fret. A Wine & Cheese Retirement Celebration is being planned in honor of Wendy on Wednesday, September 16, from 6-8pm at City Hall. The public is invited to stop by and wish Wendy well on her new career journey!
To encourage safer and more efficient morning drop offs of children at Brisbane Elementary School (BES), the school in cooperation with Brisbane Police and Public Works, have this past week implemented a new drop-off system on San Bruno Avenue in time for the first day of school this past Thursday. Note: The drop-off time begins at 8:05am (the time the school starts having a staff person on the playground to supervise students in the morning).
The white-curbed drop-off lane/queue extends from San Bruno Ave at Santa Clara St to the red curb at the fire hydrant just before Glen Park Way, (see the above map). The drop off lane is further identified with orange delineators in the street. The designated “Student Unloading Zone” is between the driveway and the red curb north of (downhill from) Glen Parkway. Signs indicate the unloading area. A queuing/waiting zone is located downhill from the BES driveway to Santa Clara St. Please wait until you arrive at the “Student Unloading Zone” to let your children off; do not let them off in the waiting zone.
For smoother traffic flow around the area, please approach the drop off lane/queue driving uphill/traveling south on San Bruno Ave. Please note that mid-block U-turns are not allowed. U-turns are only legal at intersections unless otherwise indicated by a “No U-turn” sign. If you live further up the mountain behind the school, please access San Bruno Ave from a northerly/lower street. When you arrive at the entrance of the drop-off lane, enter on the right side of the delineators and wait in line. Then, once you reach the designated “Student Unloading Zone”, you may let your children out safely on the curbside.
If you wish to walk your children in, please park elsewhere and walk them in safely using sidewalks and pedestrian crossings. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Thank you for cooperating with this new system in order to ensure smoother flow when dropping off your children on busy weekday mornings, and be safe this new school year!
The City is very fortunate to have such an engaged and knowledgeable citizenry. It is with that notion that we wanted to provide to the community the Planning Commission’s tentative schedule for the upcoming Baylands review process. The Planning Commission’s role in the process is to make recommendations to the City Council. Please note: this is a planned schedule and is subject to adjustment as needed as the process moves forward.
- Workshop #1 (September 10): Brisbane Baylands Planning and Environmental Review
- Workshop #2 (September 24): Brisbane Baylands Final EIR and Planning Documents
- Public Hearing #1 (October 1): Biological Resources, Cultural Resources
- Public Hearing #2 (October 8): Geology, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality
- Public Hearing #3 (October 13): Traffic and Circulation, Noise
- Public Hearing #4 (October 22): Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Resources
- Public Hearing #5 (October 29): Public Services and Facilities, Recreation, Utilities and Service Systems, Water Supply
- Public Hearing #6 (November 4): Aesthetics, Land Use and Planning Policy, Population and Housing, Alternatives
- Public Hearing #7 (November 12): Applicant Presentation, Staff Report/Recommendations, Planning Commission Questions, Public Comment, Close Public Hearing
- Planning Commission Deliberations (November 16 and December 10): Planning Commission discussion and final recommendation to City Council
We know this is a fairly lengthy and intense schedule, but we need your feedback now, more than ever. Please mark these dates in your calendar and plan on attending wherever your schedule permits, or on the nights with the topics of greatest interest and/or concern to you. Each meeting/hearing starts at 7:30pm at City Hall (50 Park Place). Thank you for your great attention to the project up to this point. And you haven't gotten a chance to be as involved as you would like, now is the time.
To receive e-mail updates about the Baylands project, please sign up for the Baylands E-mail List.
The City has consistently sought the community’s input in the Baylands planning process and we are asking for your assistance once again. On or about August 25, 2015 a survey to gauge community opinions and attitudes on a number of issues pertaining to the Baylands will be mailed to all registered voters in Brisbane. Please watch your mail for a survey packet from "Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin and Metz", the independent firm hired by the City to prepare and administer the survey. The deadline to complete and return the survey is September 12, 2015. All responses must be postmarked by that date.
With Planning Commission hearings on the Baylands scheduled to start in September and extend into November, the survey results will be an important factor in the City’s decision-making process for the Baylands.
Make your voice heard - the City values your opinion! Thanks for your interest and participation.
Over the next several months, Caltrain will be 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. There is no scheduled activity in Brisbane the week of August 24 - 28, 2015.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Join the City of Daly City, the City of Brisbane and the County of San Mateo for a workshop titled: Improving Energy Code Compliance of Nonresidential Envelopes. The instructor will be Russ King, M.E. This workshop aims to give you specific tools and strategies for enhancing energy code compliance of fenestration (design, construction, or presence of windows and doors in a building) performance and site-built fenestration.
When: Friday, August 28th from 12:00-4:00pm
Where: Daly City Building Department, Training Room, 333 90th Street, Daly City, 94015
Who: All local officials, city building and planning staff, as well as private sector building professionals are invited.
This training is provided through the Bay Area Regional Energy Network’s (BayREN) Codes and Standards program. This program is a locally driven effort of local governments to reduce energy use in buildings through improved design, construction and code compliance. The program is administered jointly by each of the nine Bay Area counties and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). Funding for the program is provided through the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Click here for the training flyer.
With any questions or to register contact, Rachael Londer: email@example.com or (650) 363-4077.
Recently, the City has been taking advantage of rebates through San Mateo County Energy Watch to upgrade its facilities' site lighting to energy-saving, LED bulbs. You may have noticed that this was done at the Fire Station and Mission Blue Center, and now the same has been done at the Community Pool. Programming for the lights at the Pool have also been adjusted, so that only a few lights stay on at night for security reasons. The Community Park site lighting (including the decorative lamps and Gazebo bollards) will be upgraded to LEDs in the coming weeks. See if you can spot the difference!
Brisbane Parks and Recreation Fall program registration is now open!
Please check out our Active.com online registration pages for all the updated information and details:
2nd - 8th Grade Flag Football: http://bit.ly/1MSOUa8
6th - 8th Grade Volleyball: http://bit.ly/1K8jXZw
Youth & Adult Fitness Programs (Aqua Zumba, The Collective Camp by Dawn David, Tae Kwon Do, Yoga, and more!): http://bit.ly/1IwCpuG
The Parks and Receation Dept. is now on Facebook, so be sure to "Like" their page to keep in the know about programs, classes and events: www.facebook.com/brisbanerec
Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department
9th Annual Brisbane Derby
Coming Saturday, October 3, 2015
Sponsor & Racer Info: (415)508-2144
Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department
Mondays 6:00pm, Comm. Pool
Classes start Sept. 14
Brisbane Parks & Rec. Fall Sports
Flag Football 2nd-8th Grades
Girls Volleyball 6th-8th Grades
Registration Deadline Aug. 28
For more info 508-2144 or brisbaneca.org
City of Brisbane Now Hiring
Human Resources Technician
Apply by Aug 20 – First 50 applications
www.brisbane.org or www.calopps.org
Has your son or daughter ever wanted to compete in the Brisbane Derby? Well 2015 may be their year!
The Derby races will be taking place this year on Saturday, October 3rd and start at 8:00am (prior to the Day in the Park Festival, 10am - 5pm).
Click here for the 2015 Brisbane Derby Racer Application. Forms are due by Thursday, Sept. 24th to the Parks and Recreation Office located at 50 Park Place, Brisbane (2nd Fl.) or e-mailed to Steve Beaty at firstname.lastname@example.org . Derby kits are available for pick-up at the Parks and Recreation Office. Please call Steve at (415) 508-2144 if you have any questions.
The Community Center has been getting a facelift over the past couple of weeks with the installation of wainscot panels along the lower portion of the walls. This was needed to address the scuff marks on the walls left from the backs of chairs and the room's general heavy usage. A new chair rail was originally considered, but wainscoting was determined to be a great solution for covering up all of the imperfections along the lower section of the walls. Though considered a smaller project in terms of cost (the City Council funded this project with adoption of the 2015-16 budget), its impact is one that is more noticed, as the Community Center is widely used by many members of the community, including the Library, Seniors, Brisbane Dance Workshop, and other community clubs and organziations. We hope you enjoy the Community Center's new look with the traditional style of wainscoting!
Councilmember Lentz would like to host a meeting regarding airplane noise for concerned citizens on Wednesday, August 19th at 6pm at City Hall (50 Park Place, Brisbane) in the Community Meeting Room. He will be attending a SFO Roundtable Meeting earlier that day and would like to share the information that comes from that meeting with concerned citizens. If this is an issue you are concerned about, then please plan on attending.
Concerts in the Park
80’s Rock Tribute Band
Fri., Aug. 7, 6:00 – 8:30pm, Comm. Park
City of Brisbane – Now Hiring
Financial Services Manager
Apply by August 30, 2015
www.tbcrecruiting.com or www.calopps.org
San Bruno Mountain Watch
& Native Plant Sale
Sun. Aug 9, 9am-12pm Miss. Blue Nursery
If you are planning any home upgrades, check out the available rebates and incentives offered on the San Mateo County Energy Watch website. There are rebates and incentives available for Homes, Businesses, Schools, Farms, Non-profits and Public Facilities. Learn how you can save water, energy, reduce waste and save money. A link to San Mateo County Energy Watch's Rebates & Incentives page has also been linked on the following page under Energy Efficiency:
A total of $7,514.25 has been raised by the Community through t-shirt sales, the Downtown Brisbane Car Show (which is back for a 3rd consecutive year on July 11, 2015), and other private donations. At their meeting on May 7, 2015, the City Council stated their support for the Community to raise a total of $36,000 to cover the extra features not included in the Skatepark’s Approved Concept Plan, such as a water fountain and its connection to the water main, landscaping and seating, more aesthetic fencing, and additional lighting. Taking into account the already-raised $7,514.25, the Mothers of Brisbane, who are spearheading the fundraising efforts, are estimating that the Community can raise another $12,500 through brick sales to arrive at $20,000 in cash donations. The remaining $16,000 they’re estimating will be met through in-kind donations such as asking for volunteers to assist with demolition of the current Skatepark, grading, drainage, and getting the water fountain installed. So please reserve your brick by August 1, 2015 (final day forms & payment will be accepted is Monday, August 3rd), which will be showcased at the Skatepark within the sidewalk just outside the park’s entrance. Thank you for your continued support of the Skatepark, which is scheduled to break ground this Fall!
Commit to a Brick Donor Form. Please bring to City Hall (Finance Dept.) with a check made out to the City of Brisbane.
In addition, look out for these coin/dollar collection jugs around town! There are forms to "Commit to a Brick" there but you would need to mail or drop off at City Hall.
This one is located in our amazing Brisbane Hardware Shop! Every little bit counts!
In Loving Memory of
Sept. 22, 1935 – July 30, 2015
Long-time Brisbane Resident Since 1947
Concerts In the Park
Party Band playing 70’s through 2000’s
Fri., July 31, 6:00-8:30pm, Comm. Park
Free Food for Seniors Age 60+
Sign up at the Sunrise Room, 2 Visitacion
Monday, 7/27 2:30 - 3:30pm
Wednesday, 7/29 2:00 - 3:00pm
The City of Brisbane was selected by the Institute for Local Government (ILG) as being their Beacon Community of the Week. Many thanks to the Open Space and Ecology Committee and Public Works Department for ensuring that Brisbane is a leader in best practices for stormwater pollution prevention as well as takes advantage of oportunties to promote sustainability.
Brisbane is officially a participant in the Beacon Program, which is sponsored by the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative. The Beacon Program recognizes cities and counties statewide that are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and adopt policies and programs that promote sustainability. If Brisbane is nominated for an award, it will be announced on October 1st at the League of Cities conference, taking place this year in San Jose, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2nd.
A few months ago you may have noticed a 1/3 sheet of paper included with your water/sewer bill announcing the release of the 2014 Consumer Confidence Report/Water Quality Report. The purpose of this annual report is to raise customers' awareness of where their drinking water comes from, the quality of their drinking water, and the importance of protecting drinking water resources. If you would like a paper copy of the 2014 Water Quality Report mailed to your residence or would like to speak with someone about the report, please call the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130. Hard copies of the report are also available to pick up at City Hall.
Peninsula SunShares is nearing its July 31st registration deadline and the City of Brisbane would like to encourage community members to sign up to find out if solar could be a good fit for your home.
The program launched in April and over the last four months more than 715 homeowners have enrolled. To date there are 100 projects being installed throughout the Bay Area totaling 440 kilowatts of reliable solar power. If you're curious where Brisbane stands, 25 homes have registered for the program and 8 systems have already been installed or are pending installation! The final deadline to take advantage of the program’s reduced pricing is the end of August when all contracts must be signed.
Together, we’re creating a planet run by the sun - faster!
Installing solar not only helps to support local greenhouse gas reduction and air quality goals that the City of Brisbane is working to achieve, but also helps you lock in low electricity rates for the next 20 years. Sounds pretty good, right? No wonder solar is the fastest growing source of energy in the U.S.
The City of Brisbane is participating in Peninsula SunShares with neighboring communities to pool the power of our community to get more competitive pricing from solar companies, while reducing the complexity of going solar.
If you live in the greater Bay Area and are a homeowner, you are eligible to participate. Learn more by visiting the program website: http://www.mygroupenergy.com/peninsula
- Sign up to receive a no-cost proposal from one of the program’s pre-selected contractors by July 31st.
- If you decide to move forward with your solar installation, sign your contract by August 31st to take advantage of federal tax credits that expire soon and the discounted program pricing.
- Help spread the word! More participants mean a better deal for you and more reliable solar power for our community.
We wanted to assure Brisbane shuttle riders that you may still ride the Commute.org shuttles using the Jan-June 2015 sticker for the next 2 weeks. Afterwards, all riders will need to have the Jul-Dec. 2015 shuttle sticker displayed on their shuttle card. The City will be mailing out the July-Dec. 2015 stickers next week to all riders in the system, so rest assured! Thank you for using the free commuter shuttles and should you have any questions, please contact Commute.org at (650) 588-8171.
Have you noticed two white cars in the Park & Ride Lot? Those are the new Zipcars, a car-sharing service . The Open Space and Ecology Committee recommended the service to the Council, which they approved in November of 2013.
As an environmentally friendly transportation option, Zipcar will help to reduce Brisbane’s carbon footprint. National studies have shown that average vehicle miles traveled per driver is reduced by 40% when car owners switch to car sharing. Take advantage of these cars located right in central Brisbane by signing up at www.zipcar.com today!