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Earlier this week, City Manager Clay Holstine announced two appointments he had made in his office.
Ingrid Padilla (pictured left) has been appointed as City Clerk, who, in large part connects the City Council, Commissions, Committees, and city staff with the Brisbane citizens they serve. Ingrid will also administer democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public. She acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act and will arrange for ceremonial and official functions.
Angel Ibarra (pictured below) has been appointed as Administrative Management Analyst. You may recognize her from the Planning Department where she assisted with plan checks and interfaced with many community members in issuing building permits and answering building code inquiries, in addition to providing staff support to the Planning Commission. She will be working with Clay on special projects, backing Ingrid up on City Clerk duties, and another friendly face to greet you in the City Manager's Office.
Both Ingrid and Angel bring broad experiences and enthusiasm to their new assignments and we know they will serve the citizens of Brisbane well!
Fire Hydrant Restoration Event
May 20th & 21st, 9am-Noon
Reserve Your Hydrant Today!
Call Parks & Rec: 415-508-2141
Road Work – Expect Delays
South of Old County Rd.
Starting May 1st, 7am-6pm
Help Brisbane Win $20,000
Towards a Park Makeover!
Vote at www.brisbaneca.org
Cold In-Place Recycling work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 1st.
The City’s contractor, Interstate Grading and Paving, and their subcontractor, Pavement Recycling Systems, are scheduled to begin the Cold-in-Place Recycling (CIR) work on Bayshore Blvd. from approximately 600 ft. south of Old County Road to the southern city limits, starting next Monday, May 1st. Because of the curing time required for this sustainable, greenhouse gas emission-reducing method of rehabilitating existing deteriorated pavement, we have allowed the contractor to close the lane they are working in from the hours of 7 am to 6 pm. Typically, we only allow lane closures on Bayshore Blvd. outside of commute times, i.e. between 9 am and 4 pm, so we do anticipate some delays, and are encouraging motorists to use alternate routes if possible. The CIR work is anticipated to take four to five days, one day or morning to test their method, and one day for each of the travel lanes on Bayshore (two each northbound and two each southbound).
The CIR operation requires a “train” of several piece of equipment that is approximately 150 ft. in length (see right). When this “train” crosses the intersections of Bayshore Blvd. and San Bruno Ave., traffic will be delayed for a period of time. Again, we encourage people to take alternate routes should they not wish to be delayed.
Emergency access will be provided as needed.
Thank you for your patience as this project is completed. The result will be a nice, smooth, and nicely-surfaced Bayshore Blvd.!
The National Recreation and Park Association (NPRA), in collaboration with Disney, ABC, ESPN, and Freeform, is expanding their Meet Me at the Park program to provide communities with resources to improve local parks through projects that connect kids with nature, inspire healthy living and increase access to sports. For the month of April, they're conducting a contest to see which community can get the most votes for their city. All you have to do is nominate Brisbane, CA...and return to vote every day! https://www.meetmeatthepark.org/
Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) seeks qualified applicants for its volunteer Citizens Advisory Committee.
PCE asks that anyone wishing to apply fill out the following application form no later than April 30, 2017. All applications received by the deadline will be acknowledged with an email. Peninsula Clean Energy staff will screen applications. An ad-hoc committee of the PCE Board of Directors will interview candidates and make a recommendation to the full Board of Directors.
Information provided on this application is public information and may be made available to other applicants, members of the press, or the general public. Please email Kirsten Andrews-Schwind at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or visit the Citizens Advisory Committee webpage.
The County this past week released the San Mateo County Draft Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment, a tool to guide the County and its cities in understanding and preparing for sea level rise. Funded through a grant from the California State Coastal Conservancy, the Draft Assessment is an effort of Sea Change SMC, the County’s sea level rise initiative administered through the Office of Sustainability.
Using best available sea level rise modeling and local data, the Draft Assessment provides an overview of how flooding and erosion from sea level rise could affect the County and its cities. Specifically, the report includes an analysis of which assets (such as highways, hospitals, and parks) and communities are at risk from different amounts of sea level rise; detailed case studies on 30 representative assets (Asset Vulnerability Profiles); and chapters on adaptation planning and next steps. As a reminder, the case studies are not a prioritized list of the most vulnerable assets, but rather meant to be representative of the different types of assets in the County and to provide a template to further evaluate vulnerability. The report aims to increase awareness of the issue countywide and to provide a foundation for planning and projects that increase resilience and reduce risks.
The County appreciates the public's engagement in this process, and look forward to your comments and feedback. The comment period will last until May 5th and all comments must be submitted using this online Comment Submission Form.
The County is also holding a number of workshops/presentations that offer an opportunity to learn more about the Draft Assessment and next steps, and ask clarifying questions. For more information on upcoming events and to RSVP for the public workshops, click here. They are also listed out below:
1. Presentation at the Board of Supervisors Meeting, April 11, 2017
2. Policy Advisory Committee and Technical Working Group Meeting, April 18, 2017
3. Community Task Force Meeting, April 24, 2017
4. Public Workshop #1
Date: April 25, 2017. RSVP Here.
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Lane Community Room, Burlingame Main Library,
501 Primose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
5. Public Workshop #2
Date: April 29, 2017. RSVP Here.
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Ted Adcock Community Center,
535 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
If you have any questions, please contact the County's Sea Change Project Team at email@example.com.
Summer Camp Registration is open!
ClubRec, Mountaineers, Preschool,
Legos, Shakespeare, Sports & more!
Register online at www.brisbaneca.org
Come Join the Fun!
Mission Blue Center
Live at Mission Blue Presents
Sat., April 22, 8pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Tickets Available at the Door
Celebrate Earth Day!
Saturday, April 22nd, 9am-1pm
The tradition continues! Join your friends and neighbors to root for the home team on Friday, June 23rd at 7:15pm. Giants vs. the New York Mets!
Tix go on sale at the Parks and Rec office on Tuesday, April 18th, at 9am. Our seats are in the "View Reserve" and are $17 each. This event is for Brisbane residents only - must live or work in Brisbane to purchase tickets. Limit 4 tix per person. For more information, please call (415) 508-2144.
Brisbane Lions Club
Available at City Hall, Library & Facebook
Deadline to Apply – April 19th
Road Work – Expect Delays
South of Old County Rd.
Mothers of Brisbane
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., Apr. 15, 12pm, Comm. Park
Kids 5 & Under, Open to the Public
Brisbane Lions Club
Easter Egg Hunt
Sun., Apr. 16, 1pm, Lipman School
All Ages Welcome
Looking to make a difference? The City is accepting applications through April 21st for one seat on its Parks and Recreation Commission and up to four seats on its Complete Streets Safety Committee. Applications are available for download below or by calling Ingrid Padilla at (415) 508-2113. Applications must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered to Ingrid Padilla at 50 Park Place, Brisbane by Friday, April 21st at 1:00pm.
The Bayshore/Brisbane Senior Shuttle, along with our Commuter shuttles operated through Commute.org will have adjustments to their schedules starting Monday, April 10th. Schedule modifications were made to serve the new Caltrain schedules and though most changes result in improved service for shuttle riders, please know that the changes may result in slightly different arrival and departure times in the morning and afternoon/evening. Note the changes to the Bayshore/Brisbane Senior Shuttle below, including additional service now at Mission Blue Center (click the Schedule Change Notice to be taken directly to final operating schedule):
The Bayshore/Brisbane Commuter Shuttle and the Brisbane/Crocker Park Business Shuttle also have modified schedules in order to better align with the new Caltrain schedules. All changes go into effect Monday, April 10th. Please note: A valid shuttle pass is required for the Brisbane/Crocker Park Business Shuttle. Call the Alliance for more information: (650) 588-8170.
And if you're already taking public transit, be sure to participate in the 2017 Commuter Challenge! It began on April 1st and runs through the end of May. Participants have a chance to win great prizes simply by using a commute alternative to driving alone during the challenge and logging their trips. Register or login at my.commute.org to take the Challenge and start winning!
City Council Brisbane Baylands
Study Session: 6pm / Hearing: 7:30pm
Thursday, April 6th
City Hall, 50 Park Pl.
Sign-up to Volunteer for
Habitat Restoration Day
Sat., April 22nd, 9am-1pm
In Loving Memory of
12/25/24 – 4/1/17
Loving Grandmother, Mother & Friend
Please find below the notice of public information meeting regarding permit modification of San Francisco Transfer Recycling Center (Recology) located at 501 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134. The meeting is taking place on Tuesday, April 11 at 6:00pm at The John A. Legnitto Environmental Learning Center (401 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco).
Have you taken a stroll along Crocker Park Trail before? It's a 2.25 mile existing former railroad right-of-way located in the Industrial Park, passing directly behind many of the businesses along Valley Drive, the "spine" of the industrial park. The trailhead is located on Park Lane directly across the street from the Dog Park and adjacent to the Purcell Murray business. There are also five street intersections where you can hop onto the trail, designated by the green dots on the map below (click to enlarge):
The City recently applied for and were recommended to receive grant funding from the federally funded One Bay Area Grant Cycle 2 (OBAG 2) to install stabilized decomposed granite surfacing over the railroad ballast rock to make the trail passable to pedestrian and bicycle commuters/users, including those using wheeled transportation and parents with strollers.
Project criteria included proximity to a Planned Development Area (PDA), as designated by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the regional planning agency that is complementary to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission or MTC (who administers the federal grant for our area), and location of a project in or in close proximity to a Priority Development Area (PDA) with affordable housing preservation strategies. Project selection for our county was administered by C/CAG (City/County Association of Governments). At first, the C/CAG Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee recommended not funding the Crocker Trail project, but Brisbane Councilmember Cliff Lentz made an appeal to the C/CAG Board to fund the project despite the recommendation, with the information that Brisbane’s Parkside Precise Plan (which plans for 228 units) would very likely be adopted by Council this year, and that the Plan will also meet the city’s RHNA allocation for affordable housing sites.
Deputy Public Works Director Karen Kinser presented information about the project to the C/CAG Board at their March 9th meeting, and how it meets many of the funding criteria. Also in attendance at that meeting were Lipman Middle School’s Safe Routes to Schools Program Manager Michelle Chan, Brisbane Parks and Recreation Commissioner Renee Marmion, and a representative from the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, who all spoke in favor of the project. For instance, Michelle Chan spoke about how an improved path would provide a safe connection between a residential development (Landmark and Altamar subdivisions of the Northeast Ridge) and Lipman Middle School, where a low percentage of students currently walk or bike. In the end, a majority of the C/CAG Board voted to fund the project for $885,300 (total estimated cost of the project is $1,000,000).
The improved path will facilitate short trips from residential areas to the center of town and activity centers, such as parks, the library, transit stops, and future development in the Priority Development Area. The funding process will allow for construction to take place in the coming year. Kudos to all those involved in the city receiving this funding and for improvements to Crocker Park Trail able to take place!
Due to vacancies on the Complete Streets Safety Committee, applications are now being accepted to fill up to 4 seats of either two-year terms ending in 2020 or four-year terms ending in 2022.
The Complete Streets Safety Committee considers issues referred to them by the City Council, the City Manager, the Director of Public Works or the Chief of Police and issues affecting pedestrians (including the different needs of children, seniors, youth, and families), bicyclists, persons with disabilities, motorists, movers of commercial goods, users and operators of public transportation. The Complete Streets Safety Committee meets regularly on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.
How to apply:
Applications are available for download here on the City's website or by calling Ingrid Padilla at (415) 508-2113. Applications must be emailed to email@example.com or delivered to Ingrid Padilla at 50 Park Place, Brisbane by Friday, April 21st at 1:00pm.
Due to a vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Commission, applications are now being accepted to fill a term through January 2020. The Parks and Recreation Commission is responsible for parks and recreation policies & programs within Brisbane.
The General Duties and Responsibilities of the Commission are:
1. Act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in policy matters pertaining to the acquisition and development of parks and the formulation of a recreation program to meet the needs of the citizens.
2. Periodically review and make recommendations on the parks and recreation element of the City’s General Plan.
3. Actively promote parks and recreation activities within the City.
4. The Parks and Recreation Commission meets regularly on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Brisbane City Hall, 50 Park Place.
How to apply:
Applications are available for download here or by calling Ingrid Padilla at (415) 508-2113. Applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered to Ingrid Padilla at 50 Park Place, Brisbane by Friday, April 21st at 1:00 P.M.
The Smoking Ordinance that Council adopted on November 3, 2016 went into effect December 2016 but its enforcement has been delayed until June 1, 2017 to allow for public education of the ordinance and for property owners and tenants to become aware of the new regulations and take any necessary measures to comply with the ordinance. Smoking is prohibited in all multi-unit residences, all unenclosed and enclosed common areas, and all other areas of a multi-unit residence. Smoking is also prohibited within at least 30 feet in any direction from any operable doorway, window, opening or other vent into an enclosed area that is located at the multi-unit residence, areas primarily used by children, and areas with improvements that facilitate physical activity including playgrounds and swimming pools. Smoking is permitted in a designated smoking area if the property has such area (and not all properties will have such an area). Outdoor designated smoking areas must be located more than 30 feet from the above listed prohibited areas.
Violations of designation of smoking areas should be addressed to the City’s Code Enforcement Officer Michelle Moneda by calling (415) 508-2172 or e-mailing email@example.com. To report a violation in progress (“on-view violation”) of the ordinance, please call Dispatch at (415) 467-1212. A Smoking Ordinance page with FAQs and helpful links can be found on the City’s website at: www.brisbaneca.org/smoking-ordinance.
At their March 2nd City Council meeting, the Council received a presentation from Kirsten Andrews-Schwind, Communications Manager for Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE). Peninsula Clean Energy is now the official provider of electricity for San Mateo County residents. Roll-out of the program is expected to be completed in April 2017. Below is Kirsten's presentation if you wanted to learn more about PCE and how it allows for cleaner, greener energy straight to your home or business.
Have you opted up to ECO100, or 100% renewable and carbon-free energy? If so, we have some swag for you complements of Peninsula Clean Energy. Just bring a copy of your PG&E bill to the Finance Dept. and claim your goodies, ranging from a solar-powered flashlight, to pen, to window cling! But most importantly, with ECO100, you'll have the confidence in knowing that 100% of your electricity supply will be sourced from clean renewable energy like solar and wind! Learn more about the benefits of opting up: http://www.peninsulacleanenergy.com/opt-up/
Live at Mission Blue Presents
Jacques Ogg & Elisabeth Wright
Sat., Mar 25th, 8pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Tickets Available at the Door
Brisbane Parks & Recreation
Spring Break Camp
April 3rd – April 14th
Registration Deadline March 29th
Dive-in Movie at the Pool!
Showing “Secret Life of Pets”
Sat., Mar. 25th @ 7:30pm
FREE Admission – Fun for All!
Brisbane Eagles Club
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
Sat., Mar. 18th at 4pm
Proceeds – Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund
You may want to avoid Bayshore today between 7am-5pm if you can - crews will be coring between the SSF/Brisbane city limits and Old County Rd. in preparation for Cold In-Place Recycling taking place in mid-April. Basically, they need to take samples of the asphalt in order to know the proper "mix" for when Bayshore gets a major facelift in roughly 6 weeks...which hasn't been done since the late 90's when it was slurry-sealed! It's going to look and feel great to drive on, but we need your patience as this first part of the project is completed. One lane of traffic in both directions will remain open at all times. Thank you in advance for your cooperation! And if you want to read more about Cold In-Place Recycling and the environmentally-progressiv
Adult Oil Painting Class
Starts Thurs., March 16th
6pm-8:30pm. Mission Blue Ctr.
For Info Call: (415)286-3707
Silverspot Cooperative Nursery School
Annual Luau & Silent Auction
Sunday, March 12th, 1-5pm
475 Mission Blue Dr.
Peninsula Clean Energy
Look for Mailer by April
for Cheaper, Greener Energy!
The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is soliciting applications for its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).
The CAC is a 15-member volunteer group who serve 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. The 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 May 5, 2017.
The San Mateo County Office of Sustainability's RICAPS program (Regionally Integrated Climate Action Planning Suite) was publicly recognized for their leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and climate action during the 2017 Climate Leadership Awards Dinner, as part of the Climate Leadership Conference, held in Chicago, IL from March 1 - 3, 2017. City of Brisbane staff regularly attend the RICAPS county working group, and it was RICAPS that guided staff on completing the City's first-ever Climate Action Plan and assisted with the City being the first agency in the state to ever receive a Gold-level Beacon Award. We are grateful for the forward-thinking technical support from the County of San Mateo, and the tools and templates that RICAPS makes publicly available that enable other regional agencies the ability to reduce their GHG emissions as well.
Last week, City Manager Clay Holstine was interviewed for a segment of Pen Voice, a community show on PenTV (Ch. 26) highlighting community organizations and focusing on local issues, not-for-profit service awareness, and community advocacy within San Mateo County. Catch his segment here, where he speaks in large part about the new Brisbane Library and the Friends of the Brisbane Library's goal to fundraise $100,000 towards the new Library:
To donate towards the new Brisbane Library, visit www.fobl.info and hit 'Donate'.
New Library - Visitacion Ave. perspective
New Library - Back Courtyard perspective
New Library - Interior perspective