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Veterans' Flag-Raising Event

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Meet a real World War II Veteran and long-time Brisbane resident, Sgt. Charles E. “Chuck” Blunt whose war decorations include: a Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart (with an oak leaf cluster for being wounded a second time), the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the American Theater Ribbon with three bronze stars, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and last but not least, the Good Conduct Medal Ribbon.

Donuts and Coffee will be served.

Regional Transportation Input

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The California Department of Transportation will be preparing a draft environmental document for the project: US 101 Managed Lanes Project. A scoping meeting and open house will be held October 27th at San Mateo City Hall beginning at 6pm. In this meeting issues, alternatives and potential environmental impacts will be discussed. For more information, click here.

Second, The San Mateo County Transportation Plan 2040 is a long-term transportation document, which is currently open for public comment. The comment period closes October 31st. To learn more about the plan and to download a draft, click here. After you read the plan, you may submit your thoughts by completing this survey

Climate Fact #42

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The 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: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Baylands Sustainability Framework

Commute.org

Try Transit Reward Program

 

New Water Main Project

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To facilitate construction of a new water main necessary to replace aging infrastructure and to improve reliability for residents, the City of Brisbane and Erler & Kalinowski, Inc. (the City’s engineering consultant) will be performing 12 soil borings to investigate ground conditions along the length of the proposed new water main.  The borings will be drilled at the north and south end of Thomas Avenue; Annis Road south of San Bruno Avenue; the intersection of Annis Road and Humboldt Road; the intersection of Humboldt Road and Sierra Point Road; near 301 and 800 Harold Road; the intersection of Kings Road and Beatrice Road; near 350 and 292 Kings Road; near 4 Margaret Avenue, and at the north end of Paul Avenue (see map below) starting on Monday, October 24, 2016. Construction hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Each boring will be completed in approximately one hour.  The work is anticipated to be complete in two days.

Construction activities at each boring location include: Setting up construction work areas, drilling borings of approximately 8 inches in diameter and 10 to 15 feet deep, backfilling the boring with cement, and providing traffic control.  Construction equipment will include a truck-mounted drill rig.

To facilitate construction, one lane of Thomas Avenue, Annis Road, Harold Road, Humboldt Road, Kings Road, and Margaret Avenue in the direct vicinity of the borings may be closed for up to one hour at a time during construction hours.  Cones and signs will be posted, and flaggers will direct traffic when needed.  Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use caution when traveling through the area.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this work.  Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact the Public Works Department at 415-508-2130.

Airport Noise Workshop 10/24/16

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Mayor Lentz and Councilwoman O'Connell will be conducting a workshop tonight (10/24) on Airport Noise that will be taking place at City Hall starting at 5pm in the Community Meeting Room, 50 Park Place, Brisbane.  It will also be televised on Ch. 27 and streamed live on the City's live streaming page.  The video recording will be posted here after the workshop for anyone who was not able to attend.

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The videos from last night's workshop can be found below:

 

Signboard Postings

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Posted 10/29/2016


O Hina’aro Nui – Tahitian Dance
Fall Showcase
Wed., Nov. 2nd, 7:15pm
Free to the Public, Mission Blue


Halloween Night Digital Photos!
Mon., Oct. 31, 6:00-8:00pm
At MadHouse Coffee
$25, All Proceeds will Benefit BDW


Posted 10/24/2016


The Collective Camp – Roar 1 & 2
#MASK
M-F / 6AM / 30 MIN+ / 18YRS+ WOMEN
M,T,TH,F / 8:35AM / 30 MIN+
STARTS MONDAY OCT 31st!

 

Smoking Ordinance No. 611

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Ordinance No. 611 regarding prohibition of smoking in Multi-Unit Residences; Expiration of Moratorium on Establishing and Operating “Vape” Shops was introduced at the City Council Meeting of October 20, 2016.  Please note that this item will be considered for adoption at the November 3, 2016 City Council Meeting at the City of Brisbane Community Meeting Room, 50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005.  The meeting is scheduled to start at 7:00 P.M.

2016 Volunteer of the Year

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At last night's City Council meeting, Sue Cochran was recognized by the City Council for being Brisbane's 2016 Volunteer of the Year.

Each year, the City recognizes a Brisbane resident as its “Volunteer of the Year”, who the ad hoc City Council subcommittee selects after carefully reviewing letters of recommendation from other community members. The Volunteer of the Year award is bestowed upon a dedicated community member that has demonstrated ongoing commitment to the City of Brisbane. They act with the purpose of community in mind and give selflessly to others. The news of the year’s top volunteer is traditionally announced at the Day in the Park Festival. This year, the honors went to Sue Cochran.

Sue is known throughout the community for her contributions in many areas and is devoted to personally improving the quality of life for Brisbane residents. Of the many nominations received in support of Sue, most all echoed her “bright smile, great attitude, and genuine willingness to help.”

Sue has donated countless hours as an active Lion’s Club member and is a part of the Derby Volunteer team. She has led the Maker’s Club for Lipman’s afterschool program, and volunteers at Lipman’s Career Day. When Santa wasn’t available, she even stepped in as Mrs. Claus to visit students with special needs at BES.

In addition, Sue is known by fellow residents for taking Brisbane beautification into her own hands by sweeping Visitacion and cleaning areas of town on her own time. She frequently assists neighbors with landscaping, and is always the first to volunteer to help a senior in need. Her passion for serving others and unselfish enthusiasm is to be commended.

Many thanks to you, Sue, for your decades of volunteerism in our community and a well-deserved achievement as Brisbane’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year!

Serve on the City's Planning Commission

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

The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month @ 7:30pm.

Three 3-year terms ending in 2020 are available to apply for.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are available here on the City’s website.  You may also call or e-mail:

Ingrid Padilla, Interim City Clerk, at 415-508-2109 or ipadilla@ci.brisbane.ca.us

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 1:00pm.

Completed applications can be submitted via:

Fax @ 415-467-4989; e-mailed to ipadilla@ci.brisbane.ca.us OR delivered in person to City Hall at 50 Park Place.

Look Ahead-San Mateo

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Save the dates!  Five Saturdays this fall a Look Ahead-San Mateo project team member and local San Mateo County organizations will be on-hand to discuss coastal flooding and sea level rise challenges at the OWL virtual reality viewers in Coyote Point Recreation Area (next to Boardsports California) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

Oct. 8
Oct. 22
Nov. 5
Nov. 19
Dec. 3

In partnership with Climate Access, FEMA Region IX and Owlized, the County of San Mateo has installed two virtual reality viewfinders at Coyote Point through December 2016.

The OWLs are a modernized version of a vista viewer that offer visitors a panoramic tour of current and future flooding scenarios, current plans for the Point, and potential planning responses for the region into the future. The goal of the effort is to engage the residents of San Mateo County and increase awareness around the local impacts of sea level rise.

Share your voice online at lookahead-smc.org/.

Look Ahead-San Mateo is part of the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability's SeaChange SMC program.

 

Go Solar with Bay Area SunShares

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Group Solar and Electric Vehicle Buy Program to Lower Cost of Purchasing Solar and EVs for Local Residents

In August 2016, Brisbane joined other nearby cities in an initiative called Bay Area SunShares. Similar to last year’s program Peninsula SunShares, it’s an effort to encourage many more Bay Area homeowners to go solar and fossil fuel free.

The Bay Area SunShares program allows local residents to pool their purchasing power and receive bulk discounts for installing solar systems, and receive a discount on select zero-emission vehicles.  Free community workshops were held in Brisbane on August 31 and October 8, 2016.

The 2016 Bay Area SunShares program is available for homeowners living in the City of Brisbane or those working in participating communities but living throughout the nine Bay Area counties.  Multiple financing options are being offered including direct purchase, leasing, power purchase agreements and Property Assessed Clean Energy financing. 

Qualified property owners will receive a free site evaluation to determine the suitability of their property.  If their site is suitable, they will receive a no obligation proposal and can install a system at substantial cost savings from three local solar installers:  Sunrun, Inc. Skytech Solar and Solar 4 America Petersen Dean were selected by the Bay Area SunShares community evaluation committee following a rigorous Request for Proposals process that vetted potential vendors.  Two car dealers were also selected through this process: Nissan and Toyota.  To take advantage of the volume discount, participants must sign a contract with one of the selected installers or purchase a vehicle by November 11, 2016.

Similar SunShares programs have been launched throughout the Bay Area resulting in hundreds of new solar installations and more than 3.4 megawatts of residential solar capacity.  The SunShares program is based on successful models developed by the cities of Portland and San Jose in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy.  In just the past few years, successful campaigns have spread from Oregon and California across the country to Colorado, Illinois and New York.

Bay Area SunShares is being administered by the San Francisco Business Council on Climate Change (a fiscally sponsored project of the 501(c)3 organization, Community Initiatives), on behalf of a group of cities, counties, major employers, and membership organizations.

For more information please visit the Bay Area SunSunshares website, www.bayareasunshares.org.

Climate Fact #41

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The 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: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Baylands Sustainability Framework

Signboard Postings

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Posted 10/20/2016


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Middle School Halloween Dance
Fri., Oct. 28th, 7-10pm
Costume Required, $5 Entry Fee


Posted 10/18/2016


Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan
Your Feedback Needed!
Share it at the Farmer’s Market
This Thursday, 3-7pm


Posted 10/17/2016


Brisbane Lions Club
Pumpkin Patch
Sat., Oct. 22, 9am-2pm, at Gazebo
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Flu Shots
Sat., Oct. 22, 9am-Noon, at Sunrise Rm.


Have a Good Day!
Make A Memory Today!

 

Call for Public Members for 2017

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The San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors is seeking applicants to fill two public-member seats on its board that will expire on Dec. 31, 2016.  The Board sets policy for the District, which is responsible for the county-wide SamTrans bus service and paratransit service for people who are not able to ride regular fixed route service.  The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, November 4.  Click for more information and how to apply.

 

 

C/CAG (City/County Assoc. of Governments of San Mateo County), currently has four vacant seats for public members on its Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).  The BPAC provides advice and recommendations to the C/CAG Board of Directors on all matters relating to bicycle and pedestrian facilities planning and on the selection of projects for state and federal funding.  The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, November 18.  Click for more information as well as the application.

Fatal Collision on Bayshore @ San Bruno

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Our town grieves for the sudden loss of a Brisbane resident, who was involved in a fatal collision on Tuesday, October 11th where two others were also injured.  The cause of the collision is currently under investigation by the Brisbane Police Department and the San Mateo County Coroners Office.  The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office has also been notified.

A support page to assist the family has been set up and can be accessed here.

Structure Fire at 8 Thomas Ave.

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On October 13, 2016 at 11:56 a.m., 10 Fire Companies, 1 Breathing Support Unit, 5 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 8 Thomas Avenue in the City of Brisbane.

The first arriving fire company found a one story, split level, single family home that was under construction, with heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof and sides of the home.  Fire companies surrounded the exterior of the home and used hose lines to contain the fire. The home sustained major fire damage as it was still under construction and had no sheetrock on any of the interior walls or attic space.

Fire companies remained on scene for over 5 hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. There were no residents displaced by the fire as the home was still under construction.  There were no injuries to any of the firefighters.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the North County Fire Prevention Services Bureau. 

October 2016 STAR

Brisbane Gets Platinum Spotlight Award

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Mayor Lentz and Mayor Pro Tem Liu proudly accept Brisbane's Platinum Spotlight Award, presented at the League of California Cities Conference in Long Beach, CA on Oct. 6, 2016

Last night, Brisbane was presented with a Platinum Level Spotlight Award for Sustainability Best Practices by the Institute for Local Government - check out our profle page on ILG's website.  This "upgrade" to Platinum from Gold comes a year after Brisbane became the first city in all of the State of California to receive a Gold Level Beacon Award.  Check out the all the local governments that received 2016 Beacon and Beacon Spotlight Awards.  Congratulations to all the cities throughout the State making inroads in energy savings, natural gas savings and greenhouse gas reductions!

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Posted 10/13/2016


Dive-in Movie Cancelled!
Sat., Oct. 15th, Due to Weather
We Apologize for the Inconvenience


Posted 10/12/2016



Disturbed by Jet Noise?
Then Report it at:
Stop.JetNoise.net

 

Airport Noise Meeting at City Hall

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Update 10/12/2016 - below is the video from last night's Airport Noise Meeting that was also broadcast live on Ch. 27 and streamed on the City's website:

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There was a lot of discussion at the September 15th Council Meeting regarding airplane noise under "Mayor/Council Matters" where Mayor Lentz talked about this quality of life issue.  Thus, Mayor Lentz will be holding another public meeting on Tuesday, October 11th at City Hall in the Community Meeting Room, starting at 6:30pm.  The items to be discussed include:

  • Analyzing the data from the new three temporary monitors on Kings Rd., Lipman Middle School, and Mission Blue Center, if available
  • Analyzing the FAA's feedback regarding the SSTIK, CNDEL, NIITE and 050 procedures

For those that are interested in the issue but cannot make the meeting, it will be broadcast live and archived afterwards as an update to this post as well as on the FAA Data page.

The next SFO Aiport Community/Roundtable Technical Working Group Meeting will take place a couple days later on Thursday, October 13.  Thank you to everyone who has come to those and City Council Meetings already to share their concerns.  There is work being done still on this issue and your input is still very much needed!

Climate Fact #40

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The 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: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Bioregional One Planet Living Principles

Brisbane Baylands Sustainability Framework

October 2016 Marina News

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 Click here to read the October 2016 Marina Newsletter

To SF Board of Supervisors

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UPDATE 10/7/2016: Mayor Lentz and City Manager Holstine spoke during Public Comment at the SF Board of Supervisors' meeting of 10/4.  Amendments will be made to their Draft Resolution and discussed at the Land Use and Transportation Committee which is chaired by Supervisor Cohen, with attendance by Supervisors Peskin and Wiener, and meets Mondays at 1:30pm.  City staff will be monitoring, corresponding and attending these meetings as needed.

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Read the letter from the Brisbane City Council in opposition to a Draft Resolution of the SF Board of Supervisors threatening annexation of the entire City of Brisbane.  The SF Board of Supervisors will be discussing whether or not the Resolution should be adopted at their October 4, 2016 meeting today (see Item 44, p.17).

Signboard Postings

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Posted 10/6/2016


St. Vincent de Paul Book Drive
Sat & Sun, Oct. 8 & 9, 9am-4pm
Lions Christmas Tree Lot
Donate and help those in need!

Brisbane Lions Club
White Cane Day
Friday, October 7th, 6am-9am
100% of Donations go to Eyesight Needs



Posted 10/7/2016


Airport Noise Meeting
With Mayor Lentz
Tues, Oct. 11, 6:30 at City Hall



Posted 10/9/2016


Brisbane School District
Candidates Forum
Wed., Oct. 12th, 6:30-8:00pm
Lipman Middle School Gym

Dive-in Movie at the Pool!
Showing “Zootopia”
Sat., Oct. 15th @ 7:30pm
$5 per person – Fun for All!

St. Vincent de Paul Book Drive

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St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) was founded in 1933 in San Mateo County with the initiative of helping the poor.  They currently have a campaign called Books 4 Hope, with a goal of bringing in 1 million books by next year.  How do they do this?  They host citywide drives for people to come and donate their books.  For every book SVDP is able to sell, whether online or in their stores, SVDP is able to provide approximately 3 meals to individuals in need. 

On the weekend of October 8 & 9, from 9am-4pm each day, representatives from St. Vincent de Paul will be on-site at the Christmas Tree Lot (corner of Old County Rd. & Bayshore Blvd.) for their Brisbane Book Drive.  Let’s help them make their goal!  If you would like to volunteer on either day of the book drive, or if you have any questions, please contact Kristen Trojel at (408) 420-0307.

 

Council Commencing Baylands Review

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The City Council will commence its review of the Baylands project and related EIR on Thursday, September 29, 2016 (Council's 9/16/16 Notice of Public Hearing).  The first meeting will be a workshop providing an overview of the Council’s review process, the project components, EIR, and Planning Commission recommendation.  Please visit the Baylands Council Proceedings webpage to review their schedule. - See more at: http://brisbaneca.org/baylands-information#sthash.rHGXqSfR.dpuf

The City Council will commence its review of the Baylands project and related EIR on Thursday, September 29, 2016 (Council's 9/16/16 Notice of Public Hearing).  The first meeting will be a workshop providing an overview of the Council’s review process, the project components, EIR, and Planning Commission recommendation.  Please visit the Baylands Council Proceedings page to review their schedule.

Baylands Hearing page has been created for the public to view both Planning Commission and City Council schedules and correspondence.  To go directly to posted written comments received by the City Clerk, a Baylands City Council Correspondence page has also been created.  This page will be updated as correspondence is received.

Climate Fact #39

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The 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: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Energy Saver for Kitchen Appliances

Letter from Mayor Lentz

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The following is a letter from Mayor Lentz in response to an editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle earlier this week.  Please click on the image below to read the letter.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 10/2/2016


City of Brisbane
Water Bills
Due October 5th


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


Posted 9/29/2016


Brisbane’s 55th Anniversary Party
Sat., Oct. 1st, 6:30-10:30pm
at Mission Blue Center
Dancing, Appetizers, Dessert and more!


City of Brisbane
Water Bills
Due October 5th


Posted 9/27/2016


Dive-in Movie at the Pool!
Showing “Zootopia”
Sat., Oct. 15th @ 7:30pm
$5 per person – Fun for All!

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