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The City is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, and its related installation, conversion and implementation services, with the intent to enter into a contract with a vendor by March 2015.
Questions regarding the RFP may be submitted to Betsy Cooper at: email@example.com and will be posted below.
Responses to this RFP are due by 5:00pm Monday, April 14, 2014.
Q: Is the project funded in the current budget and what budget amount has been granted?
A: We have not completed the budget for 2014/15. However, the software budget will probably be in the $200-300K range.
Come join The City of Brisbane, Open Space & Ecology Committee, Parks & Recreation Commission and San Bruno Mountain Watch to celebrate Earth Day! On this 11th Anniversary, restoration efforts will be for
All ages and abilities are welcome. Invasive plant species will be removed, with tools, training and a commemorative t-shirt to be provided. Afterwards, enjoy a free lunch and beautiful spring day hike on
Wear appropriate clothing and shoes meant for the outdoors, and bring gloves if you have a pair.
The event will take place April 26th from 9am – 1:00pm. Meet at the intersection of
Voluntary NO PARKING is requested for a one-time sweeping of the following streets on Thursday, March 20, between the hours of 8:00am - 4:00pm:
Kings Rd. | Humboldt Rd. | Sierra Point Rd.
The less cars on the street, the better of a job the sweeper can do.
For any questions, please call the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.
You are cordially invited to a Proclamation Signing and Reception
The Law of Seeds
Art by Beth Grossman
March 19th, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm at Brisbane City Hall
50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005
BRISBANE, CALIFORNIA ADOPTS A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR SEEDS AND DEBUTS ART EXHIBIT, THE LAW OF SEEDS, TO COMMEMORATE.
Activist artist Beth Grossman is calling attention to the genetically engineered seeds that are having a huge impact on food sources worldwide. Brisbane has decided to act locally and think globally by adopting a Bill of Seed Rights Proclamation and to commemorate it with an art exhibit.
Grossman is using this art project to call attention to the necessity of national and international “seed law” to protect plant bio-diversity and the rights of individuals to save seed, keeping them in the public domain. She has compiled a Bill of Rights for Seeds and is sharing it as a visual art exhibit that will debut at Brisbane City Hall March 4th - April 30th, 2014.
She enlisted Brisbane city government to become the first U.S. city to adopt her Bill of Rights for Seeds. This Proclamation will be presented by Mayor Clarke Conway at a public reception on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 from 6 - 8pm at Brisbane City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane, 94005.
Grossman was inspired by the constitutions of Bolivia and Ecuador, each of which includes Articles on the Rights of Nature. She compiled a Bill of Rights specifically for seeds and then scribed them with a quill pen on ten vintage seed bags that are also painted with images of the stages of germinating corn from seed to mature plant.
The Law of Seeds is a traveling art exhibit that debuts here in Brisbane and will be featured at botanical gardens, city halls, libraries and natural history museums. The Law of Seeds is about our accountability to future generations and ensuring that nature’s seed cycle will carry on.
You are invited to appreciate the wonders of seeds and engage in a discussion on the importance of protecting this precious source of our food chain.
Beth Grossman uses art and participatory performance as a creative force to stimulate conversation and focus attention on the environment, interpretation of history and civic engagement – all aimed at raising awareness, building community and encouraging public participation. Based in Brisbane, California, she has artistically collaborated internationally with individuals, communities, corporations, non-profits and museums. www.bethgrossman.com
The application for the Brisbane Lions Club's Scholastic Achievement Awards is now available!
The Brisbane Lions Club serves our community in many ways. One of the most important is the support of education. Through the efforts of their members and the support of our community, they offer awards to those who are pursuing higher education. Last year the Lions were able to direct $25,000 total to 23 deserving students.
Click here for the application, due Friday April 11, 2014.
Applicants must be current Brisbane residents for one year or longer - exceptions: living away at school with parent(s) or guardian living in Brisbane, or serving as a member of the U.S. military. Please confirm your eligibility status by contacting the committee prior to submitting your application by e-mailing Brisbanelionscholars@gmail.com.
A 15-member volunteer group, the CAC acts 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. That 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 April 4.
San Mateo County Workforce and Economic Development / PeninsulaWorks, in partnership with Skyline College and Cañada College, are offering two certificate programs that addresses the needs of the employer and the changes in numerous industries. Most industries have been going automated and the skills from this program can be applied in any industry and related occupation. The certificate program consists of 12 units of course work in business computer programs, human relations, marketing, and business communications. The first block of courses begin Monday, March 17 and end on Thursday, May 15. The second block of courses begin Wednesday, May 28 through Monday, July 7. **** Participants must attend both sessions. ****
The training is free and there is limited seating in these programs so don't delay. Classes start on March 17, 2014.
Beginning this Thursday, the Planning Commission will embark on the process to update the City's 2007-2014 Housing Element. An effective Housing Element provides the necessary conditions for developing and preserving an adequate supply of housing, including housing affordable to seniors, families and workers. The Housing Element update process provides a vehicle for establishing and updating housing and land-use strategies reflective of changing needs, resources, and conditions. For example, it can provide a vehicle for cities to adopt housing and land-use strategies to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
While the Housing Element must address specific State statutory requirements, it is ultimately a local plan and should reflect the vision and priorities of the community. So, if you would like to get involved in the public process of drafting the City's 2015-2022 Housing Element, you can start by attending this Thursday's Planning Commission Meeting, which starts at 7:30pm at City Hall in the Community Meeting Room (50 Park Place, Brisbane). Click here for the meeting's agenda. The subject of this meeting will be an overview of the State-required components of the Housing Element. Also, if you would like to be added to the City's e-mail distribution list to receive news and information related to the 2015-2022 Housing Element, please send an e-mail to Angel Ibarra in the Planning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org . Lastly, a 2015-2022 Housing Element page has been created which will house all the documents and information related to the public process. The Planning Commission and Council look forward to engaging with you as this important update gets underway!
Back in October of 2011, the first phase to replace the Myoporum shrubs and trees located between the parking lot and the paved walkway at the Marina (near Docks 1 & 2) got underway. This was due to an infestation of the pest Klambothrips Myopori, or thrip. This invasive pest was discovered over 5 years ago, and after significant investigation and efforts to utilize Integrated Pest Management (non-pesticide) techniques failed, a decision was made to replace the trees, whose leaves had turned brown and begun to curl (see right).
The City Council was first advised of the plan to replace the Myoporum during the Sierra Point Landscape and Lighting District hearings on July 6, 2010, and continued to fund this work through subsequent budgets.
Replacement trees will include a mix of native trees and other trees on the City’s Approved Street Tree List which are identified as not vulnerable to this pest, flowering trees that attract native California bees, trees that serve well as a windscreen and do well with salt spray, and trees that meet the approval of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC).
Contractors are completing the Myoporum Replacement Project near the north shore, at the north end of the parking lot, so parking near the lot's northern edge may be limited. Prior to the replanting scheduled to begin the week of March 10, the ground needs to be properly mulched and the existing water irrigation system retrofit to be water-efficient. Please exercise caution near the work area. We thank the Community for their patience as this project nears its completion! For any questions about this project, please contact the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.
Spending spring break in Hawaii? If a Hawaiian vacation isn’t in your travel plans this year, head to Mission Blue Center (475 Mission Blue Dr., Brisbane) on Sunday, March 9 for a mini tropical getaway at Silverspot Cooperative Nursery School’s 11th Annual Luau! Enjoy a fabulous feast and entertainment by Bozwick the Clown and hula dancers as you join in the fun of the silent auction. You may even win a raffle prize of $500!
Your tropical getaway runs from 1pm-5pm and tickets are $15 per adult/$5 per child. Beer and wine are available at the cash bar and all proceeds benefit Silverspot Cooperative Nursery School in Brisbane. Click here for more information.
Silverspot Luau - Sunday, March 9 - 1pm-5pm - Mission Blue Center - $15/adult, $5/child
City of Brisbane now hiring
Police Service Aide – Part Time
Applications accepted starting February 24, 2014
Sat., Feb 22, 1:30 pm, 250 Visitacion
No experience necessary, Info: 467-2060
Help Launch Brisbane
Village Helping Hands
Thu., Feb. 20, 6:30, 50 Park Pl.
City of Brisbane now hiring
Administrative Assistant – Full Time
Applications accepted starting February 19, 2014
100 applications reached - no more being accepted
Meme what you say, Say what you meme (just make sure it trashes litter).
The contest is open to Bay Area residents - ages 14 to 24 - only. Deadline for entries is March 17, 2014 and winners will be chosen on March 24, 2014. Four categories of prizes will be awarded:
- Most popular: $100
- Best meme, ages 14-18: $100
- Best meme, ages 19-24: $100
- Grand prize: $250
Be the Street, a division of the San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program, is a community committed to keeping our Bay Area streets clean and safe www.BetheStreet.org.
2014 Habitat Restoration Day at Costaños Canyon for Earth Day.
Save the Date: Saturday, April 26th from 9:00am - 1:00pm
Bring family, friends and neighbors to remove invasive plants and restore the canyon’s native habitat. Please wear work clothes and sturdy shoes; bring gloves if you have them. All ages and abilities welcome! More details to come in future announcements, so keep an eye out here and for the April City STAR newsletter.
For more information and to RSVP, please call (415) 508-2118 or e-mail email@example.com.
Click here to view photos from last year's Habitat Restoration Day, where 30 volunteers came to help out!
Together HEART (the Housing Endowment and Regional Trust of San Mateo County) and Meriwest Mortgage offer a downpayment assistance program for well-qualified families who want to buy their first home up to $521,250 in San Mateo County with 5% down and no PMI insurance.
Find out more at the free first time homebuyer workshop:
When: Wednesday, March 5, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: South San Francisco Municipal Building
33 Arroyo Drive
South San Francisco, CA 94080
What is the HEART program and how do I qualify?
- Live or work in San Mateo County
- Family income up to $150K
- 680 FICO score or better
- Buyer must have 5% down
- Purchase price up to $521,250
- Buyer may purchase a house or condo anywhere in San Mate County except Daly City
- Mortgage offered by Meriwest Mortgage
- Downpayment loan up to $78,225 thru HEART
City of Brisbane
Job openings coming soon:
Administrative Assistant – Full Time
Public Service Aide – Part-time
Positions will be posted on Calopps.org
Heart Fund Benefit Dinner
Sat., Feb. 15, 4 pm, 185 Visitacion
Pork Lion, Potatoes, Veggies & Salad, $10.00
It’s not too late to get health insurance! The San Mateo County Human Services Agency is here to help you navigate the selection process and enroll you in the available health insurance plans. Their team of dedicated professionals will be on-site at the following locations to assist with enrollment, health insurance, and other eligible programs:
Saturday, February 22 : 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Congregational Church of San Mateo, Kloss Hall
225 Tilton Ave., San Mateo
Saturday, March 1 : 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City
Saturday, March 8 : 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Community United Methodist Church
777 Miramontes St., Half Moon Bay
Saturday, March 15 : 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Broadmoor Presbyterian Church
377 87th St., Daly City
Saturday, March 15 : 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Siena Youth Center
2625 Marlborough Ave., Redwood City
HSA SPECIAL ENROLLMENT HOURS
The following HSA offices will be open
Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Feb. 15: 271 92nd St., Daly City
March 1: 2500 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City
March 22: 400 Harbor Blvd., Bldg. “B”, Belmont
Everyone should have access to the nutritious foods they need to live a healthy, productive life. Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB) has a variety of services that you can learn more by calling their Food Connection Hotline: 1-800-984-3663 Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:00pm.
This hotline connects people in need with food programs in their neighborhood. Staff members speak English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
- CalFresh (Food Stamps) - an EBT card to buy food
- Family Harvest - groceries for families with children under 18
- Produce Mobile - fruits/vegetables for anyone in need
- Pantries - groceries for anyone in need
- Kids N.O.W. - free food for children to take home on weekends and over school vacations
- Brown Bag - groceries for people over 60 and disabled people 55+
- Partners in Need (PIN) - groceries for Food Bank volunteers
- WIC - nutrition education and food for pregnant women, infants, and young children (call 1-888-942-9675 directly)
SHFB also has a very useful "Nutrition" section on their website, which includes useful information on label dates.
Live at Mission Blue Presents
Cypress String Quartet
Sat., Feb. 15, 7:30 pm, Miss Blue Ctr.
Brisbane School District
2014 - 15 Kindergarten Registration
Register at District Office, 1 Solano St.
See Webstie For More Info
Mothers of Brisbane
Kid's and Women's
Sun., Feb. 9th, 1-4 pm, Comm. Ctr.
Water Bills Are
Due February 5th
The Community Development Department accepted comments on the Baylands Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for 228 days, from June 11, 2013 to January 24, 2014. Comments received on the Baylands DEIR are now available for review online via the Baylands DEIR Comments page. The comments can also be viewed at the Community Development Department at City Hall (50 Park Place, Brisbane).
The Urban Land Institute (ULI), through its Advisory Services program, provides Technical Assistance Panels, or TAPs, to address land use challenges that require local knowledge to resolve. Together with community stakeholders, the TAP focused on Crocker Industrial Park, including viable design options and implementation objectives. Click here to be taken to the City's YouTube channel where you can view the TAP's presentation from this past Wednesday and other public meetings, or simply click Play below. It will also be played back on Ch. 27 tomorrow at 10:00am and Sunday at 6:00pm.
Following adoption of the Samtrans Service Plan in May 2013, staff at Samtrans began working on implementing the service changes. The following changes to the routes that service Brisbane go into effect on Sunday, January 26th:
Route 24 (high school route) – Trip times will be adjusted to improve on-time performance. Departure from Old County/San Francisco is scheduled 2 minutes earlier
Route 29 (Lipman route) – Trip times will be adjusted to improve on-time performance. Timing slightly adjusted a minute earlier at certain points
Route 292 (Downtown SF to San Mateo) – Only change is that it will no longer service B street in San Mateo. Will continue straight down Delaware instead. Trip times will be adjusted appropriately.
Route 397 (night owl service) - Trip times will be adjusted to improve on-time performance. Timing slightly adjusted a minute earlier at certain points.
Also, Samtrans will changing out their old bus stop signs with ones that look like this, which incorporates a unique bus stop identification number for each stop, allowing riders to get real-time bus departure information from 511 and 511.org.
On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, city employees and loved ones gathered to witness the swearing in of the above four gentlemen to their new positions:
Chris Redfield – Public Works Maintenance Worker II
Dolan Shoblo – Public Works Lead Maintenance Worker
Giovanni Perez-Recoder – Police Officer
Todd Curtis – Marina Maintenance Worker II
If you should see them in and around town, please join us in congratulatiing them and welcoming Chris and Giovanni to Brisbane!