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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

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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. 

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 profile 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 Airport Noise 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!

October 2016 Marina News

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 Click here to read the October 2016 Marina Newsletter

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

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).

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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.

Climate Fact #38

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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 and links: 

5 Reasons to change your furnace filters 

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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Posted 9/24/2016


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


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


Posted 9/21/2016


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


10th Annual Brisbane Derby
Saturday, September 24th
8:00am – Noon
Come Cheer on the Racers!


Posted 9/20/2016


30th Annual Day in the Park
Saturday, September 24th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Join us for a day of fun!

Climate Fact #37

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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 and links: 

Rooftop Solar Panels: Benefits, Costs and Smart policies

Bay Area SunShares website

October 8th workshop registration

Day in the Park Run-Down!

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There are a lot of changes this year for the City's Day in the Park Festival, taking place on the LAST SATURDAY IN SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR.  That's right, instead of the traditional 1st Saturday in October (which is the City's 55th Anniversary Celebration), the 30th Annual Day in the Park Festival will be happening on Saturday, September 24th from 8am - 3pm.  And there is so much fun to be had between those hours!  Because of all the activities and new additions this year, we wanted you to have the day-of schedule well in advance to acquaint yourself with the day's layout and festivities.  There will also be hardcopies available the day-of.  Note: if you happened to miss the New Brisbane Library Meeting where the current concept designs were shown, don't worry, they will also be on display at the Day in the Park.  Click on the brochure cover below to see what else will be filling the Community Park and Old County Rd. that day!

Climate Fact #36

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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.

For further reading:

http://energy.gov/energysaver/thermostats

Brisbane's Sustainability Framework

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In November 2015 the Brisbane City Council officially accepted the Sustainability Framework for the Baylands (http://brisbaneca.org/baylands-sustainability-framework), a document that was the product of five years of effort by the Baylands Sustainability Committee, multiple drafts and numerous rounds of community review and feedback.  We wanted to share with you this article, which was recently featured in Western City, the monthly magazine of the League of California Cities (notably, this article appeared as part of an issue that was centered around the topic of Sustainability).  We are excited to see the Framework and its 10 principles being shared with other cities in the state!

Airport Roundtable Response

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This attachment to the Roundtable’s response to the FAA Initiative is to expand on information in the letter to the FAA, detailing specific procedure operations as they fly today and any changes the Roundtable is requesting.

Each of the “Attachments” has the following sections:

  • Description – details the procedure(s) as they are flown today
  • Primarily Impacted Cities – notes the cities that are most directly under the flight path(s) of the procedures being described.
  • Noise Issues – the primary existing noise issues due to the procedure.
  • Roundtable Requests (Short Term, Long Term) – details what mitigation efforts the Roundtable is requesting the FAA implement either in the short or long term, depending on the detail of the request.
  • Collaboration – requests the appropriate agencies to work on each mitigation effort. Initial Requested FAA Research – if applicable, requests the FAA research specific operational items related to the mitigation efforts.

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Posted 9/17/2016


30th Annual Day in the Park
Saturday, September 24th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Join us for a day of fun!


Calling All Pups & Pooches!
Come Participate in the
Dog Costume Contest at
Day in the Park, Sept. 24, 11am


Are You Prepared for a Disaster?
Join the Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT)
Open House, Tues. 9/20, 6:30-7:30pm
City Hall


Posted 9/15/2016


Lagoon Clean-up Event
Sat., Sept. 17th, 9am-Noon
at Fisherman’s Park


Brisbane Eagles Club
Alzheimer Fundraiser
Sat., Sept. 17, 3-5pm @ Eagles
$10/Person, Steak Fajitas & Fixin’s


Posted 9/13/2016


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


Meet the School Board
Candidates w/ BEST/PTO!
Sun., Sept. 18th, 11am-1pm
at the Community Park Gazebo

City Clerk Announces Her Retirement

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Brisbane City Clerk Sheri Spediacci officially announced this week that she will be retiring from the City of Brisbane on September 16, 2016 after serving as Brisbane's City Clerk for nearly 20 years. 

Sheri started with the city in 1992, providing administrative assistance to then City Manager Robin Leiter.  Her strengths in organization, working with people, and friendly demeanor as she tackled issues and helped residents find solutions to their problems led her to the role of Deputy City Clerk two years later and in 1997, assuming full responsibilities as Brisbane's City Clerk.  Since 2010, Sheri also administered Brisbane's affordable housing programs including first-time homebuyer loans, new project development and support to the Redevelopment Successor Agency.

"Sheri has been a constant source of support for me and the City of Brisbane organization and will be sorely missed," remarked City Manager Clay Holstine.

Though officially retiring from the City of Brisbane, Sheri is not, and has never been, one to just sit around.  She will be assuming the position of City Clerk for the City of Orinda at the end of this month.  The residents and community there will soon find they have found a true gem in Sheri.

The City Council will be recognizing Sheri at their meeting of Thursday, September 15th at 7:00pm and break for a reception shortly thereafter with refreshments.  Please join them in recognizing Sheri for her many years of dedicated service to the City of Stars.

Sheri, congratulations on your retirement and we wish you all the best in this new, exciting chapter in your life!

Free Landscape Design Lecture

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Want to learn how to garden beautifully, yet sustainably?  Attend a free lecture about how to design and plan your landscape.  In this class you will learn about how to design your landscape and conserve water.  The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) works in partnership with the City of Brisbane to offer these free courses to community members.  Visit BAWSCA's website to sign-up for the course offered in Brisbane on Thursday, September 29th from 6-7pm.

 

Brisbane Gets Platinum Level Award

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The Institute for Local Government and the League of California Cities have awarded us the Platinum Level Award in Sustainability Best Practices!  This replaces the Gold Level Award in Sustainability Best Practices that was awarded to the City last October.  Hear more about this notable distinction at the September 15th Council Meeting.

 

 

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