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Holiday Donations at City Hall

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In the spirit of the season, toy, food, and coat donation boxes have been set up in the lobby of City Hall.  Please consider donations of new, unwrapped gifts, canned or dry foods, and/or new or slightly used coats (via the organization One Warm Coat) this holiday season.  The boxes will be picked up the first week of January and all donations will be donated locally to those in need.  Thank you for thinking of and helping others this holiday season!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 12/4/2015


City of Brisbane
Water Bills Due
Due Dec 7th


Park & Rec. Registration Opens Dec. 8
Basketball 2nd-5th Grade
Baseball Ages 5-10
www.brisbaneca.org

 

December 2015 Marina News

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 Click here to read the December 2015 Marina Newsletter

December STAR & Activity Guide

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Click here to read the December STAR and Winter & Spring 2016 Activity Guide.

Sand Bags at City Hall

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Sand bags have been made available to Brisbane residents by the Public Works Dept., so please be sure to take some if you need them (10 bag limit).  There is a fill-your-own station in case the pre-filled ones on the pallete (underneath the black tarp) run out before the Public Works Dept. is able to make more.

Congressional App Challenge

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You are invited to participate in the 2015 Congressional App Challenge! 

Established by the US House of Representatives in 2013, this 10-week competition allows high school students to create and submit their own apps.  Students may participate as individuals or in teams of up to four.  Winning students will have their apps featured on a display in the Capitol Building, and will be honored by Congresswoman Jackie Speier.

November 9, 2015 - January 15, 2016

For more information, visit www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us

For any questions, please contact Katherine.Loomis@mail.house.gov .  Good luck to all!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 11/23/2015


In Loving Memory of
Jane R. Kinzler
1946 – 2015
A Wise, Loving, Funny, Talented Friend


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
29th Annual Festival of Lights
Sun., Dec. 6th, 6 pm Community Pk.
Top of Visitacion @ 5:45 pm

 

Baylands Meeting Schedule

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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.

  1. Workshop #1 (September 10): Brisbane Baylands Planning and Environmental Review 
  2. Workshop #2 (September 24): Brisbane Baylands Final EIR and Planning Documents
  3. Public Hearing #1 (October 1):  Biological Resources, Cultural Resources
  4. Public Hearing #2 (October 8):  Geology, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality
  5. Public Hearing #3 (October 13):  Traffic and Circulation, Noise
  6. Public Hearing #4 (October 22): Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Resources
  7. Public Hearing #5 (October 29):  Public Services and Facilities, Recreation, Utilities and Service Systems, Water Supply
  8. Public Hearing #6 (November 4):  Aesthetics, Land Use and Planning Policy, Population and Housing, Alternatives
  9. Public Hearing #7: Continuation of Public Hearing #3 (November 12): Traffic and Circulation, Noise
  10. Public Hearing #8 (November 16): Community Organization Presentations, Planning Commission Questions, Public Comment
  11. Public Hearing #9 (December 1): Community Organization Presentations Continued, Planning Commission Questions, Public Comment
  12. Public Hearing #10 (December 10): Applicant Presentation, Planning Commission Questions, Public Comment
  13. Planning Commission Deliberations (January 2016 - To Be Determined):  Planning Commission discussion and final recommendations 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 if 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.

Bike & Ped Advisory Committee

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The City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) of San Mateo County currently has four vacant seats for public members on the 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.

Applicants must be a resident of San Mateo County. The appointment term is for two years.  The C/CAG Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee generally meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at San Mateo City Hall.  The BPAC has approximately six meetings per year.

The BPAC only allows for two members, either elected or public, that reside in any particular jurisdiction (City or Unincorporated San Mateo County).  There are currently two members that reside in the City of San Bruno and in Unincorporated San Mateo County.  As a result, no new members from either San Bruno or Unincorporated San Mateo County can be appointed at this time.

Interested parties should complete the BPAC Membership Application and return it to Tom Madalena at tmadalena@smcgov.org by January 15, 2016.

Apply to Serve Your City

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A GREAT WAY TO GET INVOLVED AND SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY!!

APPLY TO SERVE ON A CITY COMMISSION OR COMMITTEE

Planning Commission

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 @ 7:30 p.m.

3 - Four-year terms ending in 2019 are available to apply for.


Park and Recreation Commission

The Parks and Recreation Commission provides advice to the City Council regarding the Parks & Recreation Department, gather community opinions, needs and perceptions regarding recreational opportunities, and tackle such special projects as the Star Awards Program, Community Festival and the Festival of Lights.

This Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 6:30 p.m.

3 - Four-year terms ending in 2019 are available to apply for.


Open Space and Ecology Committee

The primary responsibility of the Open Space and Ecology Committee is to make recommendations to the City Council on the implementation of relevant programs and policies of the Open Space and Conservation Elements as well as the sustainability parts of the Local Economic Development chapter of the General Plan.  That responsibility includes preparing drafts of the relevant, regular reports called for in the General Plan, such as the annual report on the status of open space.

The Open Space and Ecology Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 6:30 p.m.

2 - Four-year terms ending in 2019 are available to apply for.


Complete Streets Safety Committee

The Complete Streets Safety Committee considers issues affecting pedestrians (including the different needs of children, seniors, youth, and families), bicyclists, persons with disabilities, motorists, movers of commercial goods, and users and operators of public transportation.

The Complete Streets Safety Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month @ 6:30 p.m.

2 - Four-year terms ending in Jan 2020 are available to apply for.  In addition, Council may appoint additional applicants to the Committee, as the Committee can be up to seven members.


HOW TO APPLY

Applications are available below or by calling or e-mailing:

Sheri Spediacci, City Clerk, at 415-508-2113 or cityhall@ci.brisbane.ca.us

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, November 20th, 2015 at 1:00pm.

Completed applications can be submitted via:

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

Planning Commission Application

Parks and Recreation Commission Application

Open Space and Ecology Commission Application

Complete Streets Safety Committee Application

Signboard Postings

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Posted 11/19/2015


Brisbane Parks and Recreation
Water Aerobics
M / W / F: 11:15am – 12:15pm
Brisbane Community Pool, 2 Solano St.
For More Info Call 415.508.2144


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Ballet & Conditioning
T / T / F Mornings, Community Ctr.
For More Info Call 415.508.2144


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
29th Annual Festival of Lights
Sun., Dec. 6th, 6 pm Community Pk.
Top of Visitacion @ 5:45 pm


Posted 11/16/2015


Get Your Brisbane Holiday Wreath
SilverSpot Nursery Fundraiser
Info:  www.silverspotcoop.org
For Best Price, Order by Nov. 23


In Loving Memory of
John Gomez
Loved Brisbane & SB Mountain
83yr Resident – 5/27/26-11/1/15
Memorial at Later Date

 

 

Undergrounding Sewer Line

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Beginning November 16th, the City's contractor will be starting work on undergrounding the 8" sanitary sewer force main on Bayshore Blvd.  The work zone, as shown in the map below, will be in-between Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy and Valley Drive.  This project is expected to last through mid-December.


Click to enlarge
 

Proper undergrounding and enhanced relocation of this sewer line will allow for better protection of this facility for the future.  Work hours for this project will take place from 9am - 4pm.  To be mindful of the cycling community, a bike lane detour from Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy > North Hill > Valley will be established.  There will be periodic shutdowns of the right-hand lane going southbound on Bayshore.  Please drive and carefully through the work area.  This is one of four Capital Improvement Projects which are being funded through the new Capital Projects Charge approved by the Council on November 20, 2014.  If you have any questions about this project, please call the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 11/12/2015


Sand Bags Available to Residents
At the City Hall Parking Lot
50 Park Place


Did you know…
Brisbane Town Hall is a New Place to
Participate in City Discussions Online
Register at www.brisbaneca.org today!

 

Winter Clean Up 11/14-15

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UPDATE: Friday, 11/20 - Thank you to all who participated in last weekend's Winter Clean Up.  SSF Scavengers picked up 34 loads, equivalent to 13 tons of green waste!

The Annual Winter Clean Up is November 14 & 15.  Please take advantage of the large dumpters provided by SSF Scavengers that will be placed throughout town for residents to dispose of their yard waste.  Click here to view the locations of the dumpsters.  Please place your yard trimmings and branches (less than 4" in diameter), and NOT within plastic bags, into the nearest-located dumpster.  SSF Scavengers will be coming to empty the dumpsters throughout the weekend to prevent them from becoming over-filled.  If you need assistance, the City will have limited staff available to transport your yard waste to one of the dumpsters. 

Please call (415) 508-2146 during the following times only:

  • Saturday, November 14, 10am - 3pm
  • Sunday, November 15, 9am - 1pm

Remember, Winter Clean Up is for YARD WASTE ONLY (leaves, branches, grass).  NO GARBAGE OR OTHER WASTE is to be disposed of in these dumpsters.  Doing so will make the entire load unrecyclable.  Thank you in advance for your willingness and cooperation in this City-wide effort!

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Did you know the City has an Adopt-A-Drain program, allowing residents to "adopt" the storms drain(s) nearest their homes and help keep it clear of leaves and debris.  The rainfall we had earlier this week served as a good reminder that the storm drains need to be clear of trash and leaves.  A clean storm drain prevents flooding, improves traffic flow, and maintains pedestrian access, especially for children, those with disabilities, and the elderly.  If you are interested in "officially" adopting the storm drains nearest your home, please click here for more information.  It would also be a fun activity to do with your kids while at the same time teaching them how we can each play a part in the safety and beauty of our city.


A storm drain before being cleared of fallen leaves and debris


What we hope all storm drains in town to look like, clear of leaves and debris.

The rainfall we had earlier this week served as a good reminder that the storm drains need to be clear of trash and leaves.  A clean storm drain prevents flooding, improves traffic flow, and maintains pedestrian access, especially for children, those with disabilities, and the elderly.  If you are interested in "officially" adopting the storm drains nearest your home, please click here for more information.  It would also be a fun activity to do with your kids while at the same time teaching them how we can each play a part in the safety and beauty of our city. - See more at: http://brisbaneca.org/how-practice-for-anemergency#sthash.uRIqKfNy.dpuf
The rainfall we had earlier this week served as a good reminder that the storm drains need to be clear of trash and leaves.  A clean storm drain prevents flooding, improves traffic flow, and maintains pedestrian access, especially for children, those with disabilities, and the elderly.  If you are interested in "officially" adopting the storm drains nearest your home, please click here for more information.  It would also be a fun activity to do with your kids while at the same time teaching them how we can each play a part in the safety and beauty of our city. - See more at: http://brisbaneca.org/how-practice-for-anemergency#sthash.uRIqKfNy.dpuf
The rainfall we had earlier this week served as a good reminder that the storm drains need to be clear of trash and leaves.  A clean storm drain prevents flooding, improves traffic flow, and maintains pedestrian access, especially for children, those with disabilities, and the elderly.  If you are interested in "officially" adopting the storm drains nearest your home, please click here for more information.  It would also be a fun activity to do with your kids while at the same time teaching them how we can each play a part in the safety and beauty of our city. - See more at: http://brisbaneca.org/how-practice-for-anemergency#sthash.uRIqKfNy.dpu

 

Veterans Remembrance Event

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Attendees at this morning's special Veterans' Remembrance Event at the flagpole outside City Hall were greeted with sunshine and warmth as we honored all those who served our country in the armed forces.  We were especially honored to have with us in attendance Charles "Chuck" Blunt (age 93) and wife Helen, as well as Roy Peters (age 98).  Both men served in WWII and have stories and were full of stories, laughter and advice!  Councilmember Conway led attendees through a remembrance ceremony, which included the raising of the flag.  See more photos of today's special event here.


Roy Peters, Chuck Blunt and Councilmember Conway
 

Sea Level Rise Task Force

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Would you like to be involved in a task force for sea level rise?  San Mateo County is searching for community members to help plan and conduct outreach efforts to raise public awareness on sea level rise.  The Community Task Force will meet on a regular basis (either monthly or every other month, as needed). The Community Task Force will advise the Project Management Team on outreach efforts, such as recommending groups to connect with, events to attend, and methods that would resonate with the local community.  Specifically, the Task Force will provide guidance on public engagement and the planning of two public workshops.  For more information, contact TJ Carter at tjcarter@smcgov.org.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after the deadline.  The application can be found here: www.seachangesmc.com, then click on the "Get Involved" tab.

City Council Election Results

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*********5:00pm Update on November 12th*********************

Semi-Official Election Results

O'Connell    579

Davis          522

Munir          414

Do              337

Louie          159

Heinz          153

Official Results will be adopted at the City Council Meeting of Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

 

Video on Environmental Issues

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The following video was filmed at this past Day in the Park Festival, and contains interviews of community members speaking to environmental concerns and personal sustainability efforts.  The idea to make this film came from the Open Space and Ecology Committee to increase community awareness, and community engagement on sustainability and global warming related issues.  Enjoy!

PG&E Work on S. Bayshore Blvd.

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PG&E is continuing with the work on sections of their underground natural gas pipeline.  This time, they will be working on Bayshore, south of San Bruno Ave.  They're expecting the work to start on Monday, November 9th and go through the end of December.  If you live in the area, you most likely received this letter from PG&E and will be receiving a recorded call over the weekend informing you about this work.

To minimize traffic impacts, crews will work Sunday through Thursday in the evening and early morning hours between 7pm until 5am.  PG&E will clearly mark all work areas, and traffic flaggers will help to direct traffic.  If you can, please avoid taking the Cow Palace/Bayshore Blvd. exit from northbound 101 after 7pm and instead exit Sierra Point Parkway.

For any questions or concerns about this project, we encourage you to contact local PG&E representative Francisco Ybarra at 650-730-7057 or send an email to gasprojectinfo@pge.com. To learn more about PG&E’s projects, visit pge.com/seeourprogress.

(Truly Special) OSEC Meeting

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Come to the next Open Space & Ecology Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 10th and watch the short, “Sustainability through the Eyes of the Brisbane Community”, made at this past Day in the Park Community Festival.  You will see interviews of community members about their sustainability efforts and environmental concerns.

The short will be shown at the Open Space and Ecology Committee meeting on November 10, in the Community Meeting room at City Hall. The short will start at 8pm, and is approximately 8 minutes long.

Following the short, there will be a brief presentation on highlights of the Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Plan will guide Brisbane in reducing Greenhouse gas emissions, and comply with California’s goals for Greenhouse gas reductions.

Popcorn and Sparkling cider will be served! Bring your friends and family!

Composting Starting at City Hall

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Composting, also known as food scraps pick up, began in residential Central Brisbane in January. Just today, City Hall began composting paper towels in the restrooms and food scraps in the kitchen!

Speaking of composting, interested in learning more about it?  Reduce, reuse, recycle and rot...here's your chance to learn about composting, green building, water conservation, and more!

The County's RecycleWorks Program is offering no-cost courses relating to sustainability and other resource conservation topics to residents, employees, and business owners in San Mateo County.  These courses are hands-on, instructed by local sustainability experts, and provide participants with skills and knowledge to conserve resources at home, at work, and offer participants access to cutting-edge sustainability information and best practices.

Their first RVA program offering is a Resource Conservation 101 webinar, which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th, 5:30-7:30pm. Please see the event flyer for more information.

You can find more information about the RVA Program and all its 2015-2016 offerings on our website: http://www.recycleworks.org/sustainability/rva.html

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Eun-Soo Lim in the County's Office of Sustainability Office at (650) 599-1498 or eulim@smcgov.org.

Oil at Kings & Humboldt

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At approximately 12:30pm today a resident called the Public Works Dept. to report oil in the roadway at Humboldt & Kings.  Crews were on-site immediately to close the road to vehicles.  Public Works then cleaned up the oil over the course of the next 2-3 hours, with assistance from a South San Francisco street sweeper to remove all the oil-absorbing material.  Caution signs will be up throughout the weekend to alert driving to drive carefully through Kings & Humboldt intersection.  Thank you for your cooperation!

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Posted 11/8/2015


Get Your Brisbane Holiday Wreath
SilverSpot Nursery Fundraiser
Info: www.silverspotcoop.org
For Best Price, Order by Nov. 23


Posted 11/7/2015


Brisbane Village Helping Hands
Volunteer Sign-Up Event
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2pm – 5pm
Madhouse Coffee


Posted 11/5/2015



San Bruno Mountain Watch
Native Plant Sale
Sat., Nov. 7, 9am - 2pm
Miss. Blue Nursery, 3401 Bayshore Blvd.


Posted 11/3/2015


Preliminary Election Results

Davis:  325                       Do:  194

Heinz:  104                   Louie:  106

Munir:  290            O’Connell:  393


 

November 2015 Marina News

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 Click here to read the November 2015 Marina Newsletter

Zipcar Car-Sharing Service

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UPDATE: November 3, 2015, 1:12pm - Zipcar was looking for at least a 35% utilization month over month during the pilot to keep the vehicles in town.  Unfortunately, we never got to that level.  Due to the low usage, they decided to discontinue the pilot program.

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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!

Election Day Voting 11/3/15

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 7:00am - 8:00pm

This is an all-mailed ballot election.  In-person voting is also available at one of 32 Universal Polling Places located throughout the County.  At any of these Universal Polling Places, any San Mateo County registered voter will be able to vote in person, request a replacement ballot, or drop off his or her voted ballot. 

Brisbane's polling location is the same as it's always been - at the Community Center located beneath the library at 250 Visitacion Ave.  The polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.

As a reminder, residents of the City of Brisbane will be voting on two seats for City Council and on the San Mateo Community College District.

For more information, or to request a replacement ballot, please call (650) 312-5222 or e-mail registrar@smcare.org

Community Pipeline Safety Initiative

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is working with customers and the City of Brisbane to help ensure safety crews have immediate access to natural gas transmission pipelines in case of an emergency.  This important gas safety work involves reviewing structures, trees and brush located near the gas pipeline that could block emergency access for first responders or damage the pipeline.  For any tree or structure that needs to be replaced for safety reasons, PG&E will work with the property owner to develop a plan that protects public safety while preserving the character and natural beauty of the community. 

For more information on the planned gas safety work in Brisbane, please contact Emily Sloan, PG&E's local customer outreach specialist, at 1-650-737-2001 or emily.sloan@pge.com.  Additional information on the Community Pipeline Safety Initiative, as well as other PG&E gas safety efforts, can also be found at pge.com/GasSafety.

November 2015 STAR

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Click here to read the November 2015 STAR Newsletter.

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Posted 10/30/2015


Remember to Vote by Mail
or at the Community Center
on November 3rd


Posted 10/29/2015


Arthur John "Nino" Mozzetti
9/12/1926 - 10/16/2015
Owner of the Brisbane Inn
A gentle person who cared deeply for this town.


Posted 10/28/2015


Brisbane Lions Halloween Run/Walk
Sat. Oct. 31, at the Gazebo
Registration 9am, Event Starts 10am
BBQ to Follow, All Are Welcome
$15 Gets You a T-shirt And Meal


Posted 10/27/2015


Halloween Night Digital Photos!
Oct. 31, 4:30-8:30pm
MadHouse Coffee
$20

 

Recap of Parkside Pop-Up Event

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Thank you to all the community members who came to post their feedback on the various display boards this past Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Parkside Pop-Up Workshop.  The event took place on Old County Rd. in conjunction with the Lions' Flu Shot Clinic and Pumpkin Patch, both of which were successful in their own right (the Lions sold out of pumpkins and 169 people got their flu shot, the most ever)!  We had a great turnout and conversations with many people interested about the upcoming plan.  Special thanks to the City Council and all the staff, including Police, Fire, Public Works, Parks and Rec, and of course the Community Development Department in their planning with consultant MIG for the workshop.  We look forward to more opportunities to engage with the community about the Parkside area!  To receive e-mail updates about the Parkside Precise Plan, please sign up to be added to the Parkside at Brisbane Village e-mail distribution list if you haven't already done so.  

To view more pictures from the Saturday's Pop-Up event, please click here.

Didn't get to attend the event but want to provide your feedback?  You can either fill out this double-sided comment card and return it to Julia Capasso in the Community Development Dept., or you can chime in online using the City's new electronic forum, called "Brisbane Town Hall".

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