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The Baylands survey consultants received 580 responses to the Baylands Survey, which ran from August 31 - September 12. The Baylands survey results/raw data are now available for review. The City Council will receive a presentation from the City’s survey consultants regarding these results on Tuesday, October 27th at 7:30pm in the Community Meeting Room, City Hall (50 Park Place, Brisbane). This was a mail-in survey sent to all registered voters in Brisbane to gauge community opinions and attitudes on a number of issues pertaining to the Baylands and are an important factor in the City’s decision-making process for the Baylands. Thank you to all who participated in it!
To assist the public in reviewing the Baylands Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), a Searchable Version of the Final EIR has been made available. Thanks goes to Planning Commissioner Greg Anderson for his assistance in that effort.
The Searchable FEIR takes a few moments to load, so please wait for your browser's progress indicator to finish downloading/connecting before clicking on any links. Once it is finished loading, the document is very easy to search. Hit 'Ctrl+F' to open the search box and then type in your search term. Hit 'Enter' to be taken directly to the sections that contain that search term.
For quicker online browsing, use the "browsable" version below. There are icons at the top to go to the table of contents, and skip forward or backwards on pages or chapters.
To use the "browsable" FEIR offline, on your own computer, download and extract the FEIR zip file below.
Below is a tutorial given by Planning Commissioner Greg Anderson on the various versions mentioned above of the Final EIR, prior to the October 8th Planning Commission Meeting/Baylands Public Hearing #2:
Electronic copies of the Final EIR are also available via CD or USB memory stick at the Brisbane Community Development Department, City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane. Paper copies of the Final EIR are available for review at the Brisbane Community Development Department and at the Brisbane Library (250 Visitacion Avenue, Brisbane, CA 94005). Paper copies may also be purchased at City Hall for $40. Contact the Community Development Department at (415) 508-2120 for any questions or more information.
Remember, the Baylands Public Hearings at the Planning Commission level kick off on Thursday, October 1st at 7:30pm. Click here for the full hearing/meeting schedule.
We first mentioned PG&E's night work taking place on Bayshore @ Valley on October 2nd. The purpose of this 28-day project was for PG&E to determine if improvements were needed on a segment of their gas pipeline. The City felt that more robust public outreach needed to be done prior to the work continuing, and thus required all work to cease until such was completed. PG&E has since mailed out letters to the area in town (they should be arriving in mailboxes 10/13) most affected by the noise and a phone call is also being scheduled for tonight, indicating that work will be resuming on Tuesday, October 13th. Going forward, work will be taking place Sundays - Thursdays, from 9pm - 5am, only.
Only 1 to 2 nights of noise is expected, followed by a period of quiet as PG&E assesses their pipeline. The construction work will affect the northbound traffic on Bayshore Blvd., with one lane of traffic maintained throughout the construction duration. Please use caution when driving through the construction area. For any questions about the project, please contact local PG&E representative Francisco Ybarra at (650) 730-7057. Your patience and cooperation while the remainder of this project is completed is greatly appreciated.
We had a great time talking with Brisbane community members at the Day in the Park festival on Saturday, October 3rd about the Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan! We’re going to continue the conversation about the future of the Parkside Area at an upcoming Pop-Up Workshop on Saturday, October 24. Join us for music, food, planning activities and games from 10am - 12:30pm at the intersection of Old County Road and Park Lane. (Note: Old County Road will be closed from 8am - 1pm between the Brisbane Village Shopping Center entrance and Park Lane. Police will be standing by to route local traffic.)
After you’ve shared your ideas at the October 24 workshop, don’t forget to stop by the Brisbane Lions’ Pumpkin Patch that same day in the Community Park (9am - 2pm) and the Flu Shot Clinic at the Senior Sunrise Room (9am - noon).
Day in the Park
Thank you to all those who stopped by the Planning Department booth at Day in the Park to tell us what they love about Brisbane, share their thoughts on the planning process, and take home some buttons! Here’s a small sample of what we heard from a few of the individuals we spoke to:
- The community values the close-knit feel of Brisbane, its walkability, and its family-friendliness
- Some people would like to see a market and pharmacy in town
- Housing is expensive and in short supply - more would be good
- Some people don’t want anything to change
- Some people are excited to see change and growth in Brisbane
- Bike and pedestrian access and safety can be improved
- The mountain, pool, skate park, park, and playground are beloved by the community
We heard a lot of concern that 4 - 5 story buildings may have been proposed in the plan area. While the city is obligated to allow for future housing development at some sites in the Parkside area per our adopted Housing Element, the physical form of future development will be determined by the community through the Parkside Precise Plan visioning process. We are at the beginning stage of that visioning process and no buildings have been designed. The city looks forward to further discussions with the community regarding development form and scale and what is appropriate for this area of Brisbane!
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Loved By All Who Knew Him
Harold “Ham” Marshall
Brisbane Resident for 61 yrs.
The Heart and Soul of the Marshall Family
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) is having a contractor commence night work on their existing natural gas facilities located at Bayshore Blvd. & Valley Drive starting this Sunday at 9pm. PG&E is committed to the safety and reliability of its natural gas systems located in the communities it serves. To that end, PG&E will be working directly south of the intersection of Bayshore Blvd. & Valley Dr. to determine if improvements are needed on a segment of their gas pipeline. The work will be performed at nighttime between the hours of 9pm - 5am to minimize traffic impacts.
The PG&E construction schedule is planned for approximately 28 days and will begin this Sunday, October 4th. During this time, you may notice temporary construction plates on the road in this area, however the presence of work crews is planned only for the nighttime hours of 9pm - 5am.
If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact local PG&E representative Francisco Ybarra at (650) 730-7057. The City's Public Works Inspector will also be making periodic site visits to the area.
Cyril G. "Cy" Bologoff
(1932 - 2015)
It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that former Mayor Cyril G. “Cy” Bologoff passed away last night. Cy served on the City Council for 4 full terms (16 years) from 1995-2011. He was Mayor four times, 1998-1999; 2002-2003; 2005-2006 & 2010-2011.
Prior to his service on the City Council, Cy had worked in the Brisbane Fire Department for 30 years, retiring as the City’s Interim Director of Public Safety and Brisbane’s Fire Chief.
Cy and his wife Bonnie first moved to Brisbane in 1959 and purchased their home here soon after. They were proud of their community and its schools, with their two children attending Brisbane Elementary, Lipman, and graduating from Jefferson High School. Cy spent 30 years in the City’s Fire Department, having served as a volunteer firefighter, a career firefighter, and ultimately, Fire Chief.
While on the City Council, Cy worked diligently with the Senior Advisory Committee whose dedication resulted in the construction of a new, affordable Senior Housing Project and the Senior Sunrise Room, providing Seniors in the community with a dedicated space of their own. Cy always made himself accessible to citizens, while serving on the City Council and upon retiring from the Council in 2011. He could be seen weekly attending the Wednesday afternoon Senior Luncheons at the Community Center, and was oftentimes by his wife Bonnie’s side helping her as she served up hot cocoa and cookies to kids during Concerts in the Park or at the Festival of Lights.
Cy will always be remembered for his dedicated leadership, extended service on the Council and to the citizens of Brisbane, and his warm smile and chuckle.
A memorial service is planned for Monday, October 5th at 1:00pm at Garden Chapel in South San Francisco (885 El Camino Real, South San Francisco).
Brisbane was awarded the very first Gold-Level Beacon Award by the Institute of Local Government (ILG) at the League of California Cities conference in San Jose today! Mayor Terry O'Connell accepted the award on behalf of the City from Chris McKenzie, Executive Director for the League of California Cities. The Beacon Award recognizes an agency’s holistic approach to addressing climate change and Brisbane is the first local government in the state of California to receive a Gold-Level Beacon Award. Click here for the press release from ILG and here to view a video featuring each of the award winners, also by ILG.
For more information about the Beacon Award, please click here.
The City of Brisbane was also the proud recipient of five Spotlight Awards from ILG, which were presented last night at the Beacon Spotlight Award Reception.
The City of Brisbane received a Gold-Level Beacon Award and five Beacon Spotlight Awards for the following achievements:
- Agency GHG Reductions: Gold Level - 19% reductions
- Community GHG Reductions: Gold Level - 10% reductions
- Agency Energy Savings: Gold Level- 17% savings
- Natural Gas Savings: Platinum Level – 24% savings
- Sustainability Best Practices: Gold Level
Thank you to the City Council, Community, Open Space and Ecology Committee, C/CAG and Staff for their work in these great achievements for the City of Stars!
Did you know...
You can dispose of old batteries and bulbs at City Hall?
And old medication at the Police Dept.?
(Please bring all long tube fixtures to Brisbane Hardware)
In Loving Memory of
Cyril. G. “Cy” Bologoff
Jan. 12, 1932 – Sept. 29, 2015
Former Mayor and Fire Chief
Memorial: Mon. Oct. 5, 1pm Garden Chapel, SSF
Brisbane Lions’ Club
White Cane Day
Friday Oct 2nd
6am to 9am corner of Visitacion and San Bruno Ave.
City of Brisbane
Due Oct 5th
In 2003, over 50 million people lost power in what was the biggest power outage in U.S. history. Power outages can happen anywhere, to anyone, so it’s important to know what do. Here are some tips to help you get started:
- Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan
- During an outage, use flashlights as opposed to candles to avoid the risk of fire
- After a power outage, get rid of unsafe food. When in doubt, throw it out!
Check out Ready.gov's website to learn more about what you should do before, during, and after a power outage.
North County Fire Authority also advises the community to take this opportunity to check your family emeregency preparedness/survival kits. It should have 3 days' (72 hours) worth of food and water. They will be offering safety tips on a recurring basis, that we'll be calling #SafetySaturday, as that is how they're being tagged on social media. Follow the City of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. North County Fire's Twitter handle is @NoCoFire or www.twitter.com/nocofire.
Now Hiring Part-Time Positions
Code Enforcement Officer – Crossing Guard
Recreation Leader – Lifeguards
Apply at Brisbane City Hall or calopps.org
Concerts in the Park
Hottest Dance Party Band
Fri., Sept. 25, 6:00 – 8:30pm, Comm. Park
The installation for the new bollards began today on the lower portion of Bicentennial Walkway. As you can see from the photos above, new concrete bases needed to be formed and poured to ensure a strong foundation for the new fixtures, which are themselves made of steel-reinforced, cast concrete. Barring any unforeseen complications, the installation should be completed by day's end!
Last night the League of Women Voters moderated a Candidates Forum featuring the six candidates that have qualified to be on the upcoming November 3, 2015 ballot to fill two Council seats on the Brisbane City Council. Those who attended from the public were given the opporunity to write down their questions on a notecard, many of which were asked of each of the candidates throughout the night. The Candidates Forum was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the City of Brisbane.
Last night, the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) unanimously approved the adoption of 68 new Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs), including the PCA for San Bruno Mountain and Surrounding Areas.
PCAs are a critical tool for safeguarding our region's greenbelt lands that provide clean air and water, locally produced food, wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration, and outdoor recreation. To assist with this effort, grants are offered from various organizations, sometimes solely for PCAs to apply for.
Putting the application together was a regional effort, coordinated by San Bruno Mountain Watch in partnership with San Mateo County Parks, Brisbane, and South San Francisco. Our PCA was adopted with the designation "Natural Landscapes" primarily and "Regional Recreation" secondarily. To learn more about PCAs, please visit: http://abag.ca.gov/priority/conservation/.
The City-initiated planning process for the Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan is underway. At their September 17th City Council meeting, the Council authorized the selection of MIG Consultants to prepare the plan. View the consultant's proposal here.
MIG Consultants specializes in community engagement, urban planning and design, multimodal transportation planning, and communications. For the Precise Plan, MIG will be teaming with their frequent partners, Strategic Economics and Hexagon Transportation Consultants, to provide insight into economic opportunities and constraints, and analysis of any proposed street and property access improvements, respectively.
The City and MIG will partner with San Mateo County Health System to facilitate a community dialogue about how the Precise Plan can incorporate healthy community principles, focusing on the critical link between the built environment and public health, and how decisions regarding land use, transportation, economic development, and natural resources protection affect community health.
Be on the lookout this month for opportunities to participate in the creation of the Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan, which will include stakeholder meetings, community-wide public workshops, online forums, and pop-up workshops at City events, such as Day in the Park on Saturday, October 3rd!
At last night's City Council meeting, the Council voted unanimously to adopt the City's Climate Action Plan, which the Open Space and Ecology Committee and Council Liaisons Liu and Miller worked vigorously on over the past year (work at the OSEC subcommittee level dates back 10 years!).
"I'm just astounded by the work that the committees and the staff have produced and so proud to be a part of it and that we're going to try and make some headway and to make a difference. It all starts small, and hopefully has an influence in the big picture," said Mayor O'Connell.
AB32 calls for the State to be at 1990 levels of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. The City's Climate Action Plan goes beyond that goal with the measures amounting to being 17.3% below 2005 greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Stay tuned for more information for how the Climate Action Plan provides a framework for all of Brisbane to meet its climate action goals.
Concerts in the Park
Hottest Dance Party Band
Fri., Sept. 25, 6:00 – 8:30pm, Comm. Park
Celebration of Life
Sunday Sept. 20, 2pm @ the Eagles
Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Sat., Sept. 19, 9am – noon, Fisherman’s Pk.
Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Deadline to Register: Thurs., Sept 24
Temporary water main shutdowns have been scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th (155 – 165 Elderberry Lane) and on Thursday, September 17th (133-154 Elderberry Lane). Both shutdowns will occur between 9am - 4pm. This series of shutdowns are necessary to complete the final water utility improvements in the Northeast Ridge neighborhood. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. For any questions about this temporary water shutdown, please contact the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.
Thanks to those who registered for Peninsula SunShares, the solar group buy program that the City of Brisbane participated in this past summer.
In just 4 months, 1,100 homeowners signed up to see if solar was a good fit for their home. There are 200 signed contracts totaling almost 900 kilowatts of residential solar capacity (that's nearly a megawatt of new clean energy in the Bay Area). And 11 of those 200 contracts came from Brisbane totaling 60.64 kilowatts!
Vote Solar, the program administrator, is now reaching out to inform registrants of an electric vehicle group buy (1st of its kind in the U.S.) coordinated for another SunShares program and invite you to take advantage of this opportunity.
Nissan, and their partner dealer Autocom Nissan, were selected and are offering discounts on the world's best selling electric vehicle, the Leaf. Details on the EV discount can be found at the link below and you DO NOT need to re-register to be eligible.
If you've considered an electric vehicle and dream of using the HOV lane during your commute, please take the program discount code to one of Autocom Nissan's four East Bay locations by September 30th.
Discount Code: SunShares 2015
Details/dealer locations: www.mygroupenergy.com/sunshares/news
Thanks again for helping to make Peninsula SunShares the largest solar group buy the Bay Area has seen to date!
Crocker Park Recreational Trail feels a lot more firm and compact these days. That's because this past week, crews were out on the trail grading the previous railway ballast rock to create an even surface, and then spreading quarry fines to help with the compaction. Similar work had been done in previous years, but this year, the entire trail was compacted (and it will take regular maintenance to keep it in good working condition). The fines are from the local quarry/EBI Aggregate so only materials indigenous to the area are being used. It is important to note that the crews completing the work were aware of the delicate nature of the frog habitat and therefore did not work in that area behind Cypress. They also de-chlorinated the water they used for the project so as to avoid any contamination issues to the surrounding areas. See below for photos of the work as it progressed this week:
Staging on Cypress Ave.
Spreading quarry fines
Applying the roller
Enjoy your next jog or stroll on the trail!
Last night kicked off the start of the workshops and public hearings at the Planning Commission level for the Baylands review process. The purpose of this first workshop was for the City's consultant to provide an informational and procedural overview to help frame the Planning Commission's upcoming hearings over the next few months. Check out the video below and read the staff report for more background information.
The next workshop takes place on Thursday, September 24th and will cover the Brisbane Baylands Final EIR and planning documents such as fiscal and economic studies, the Brisbane Sustainability Framework, and the Community Opinion Survey (please get those surveys turned in by tomorrow!). For a full workshop/hearing schedule, please click here.
Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Sat., Sept. 19, 9 – noon, Fisherman's Park
Information: (415) 508-2144
Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Ballet & Conditioning
Tues/Thurs/Fri Mornings, Starts Oct 6, Comm. Ctr.
Registration Opens: Tuesday 9/15
City of Brisbane Now Hiring
Part-Time / Seasonal
Apply at www.calopps.org
The City was fortunate to have two interns spend their summers with us. One of them, Justin Yuen, may be a familar face as this is actually his third summer in the Public Works Department. He started as a junior in high school through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's (MTC) High School Internship Program and will be soon entering his sophomore year at UC Davis. This summer, Justin spent the bulk of his time testing the reflectivity of our street signs and updating the Public Work's street sign database so the department knows which signs may have faded with time and need replacing. He also researched "cold in-place asphalt recycling", which is a more environmentally-friendly process to repair streets as it takes the old, distressed asphalt and recycles it into new asphalt base that’s ready for a surface treatment. This removes the need to haul away the old asphalt and then paying for the new asphalt to be trucked back and installed.
When recounting his time with the City this summer, Justin said, "I'm glad I was able to learn more about the Public Works Department and city government practices and make a difference in this incredible community."
Quinn Haaga will be starting her junior year at the University of Oregon and had her hands in a variety of projects in the City Manager and Community Development departments this summer, most notably drafting a Climate Friendly Purchasing Guide for the City and presenting it at the August 20, 2015 City Council meeting. Quinn also lent a hand researching various items for the City Manager, Community Development, and Public Works Departments. She also compiled a 2015-16 Budget-in-Brief two-page document, which will be posted to the website soon.
“My internship this summer provided me with invaluable experience and knowledge working with a local government. I never thought the City of Brisbane would become such a big part of my life! I have really enjoyed working and interacting with everyone in City Hall and the Brisbane community as a whole," said Quinn.
Thank you to you both for your great work this summer; the both of you really made a difference and we wish you the best as you return to school!
Brisbane Police Department
50 Park Place
Brisbane CA, 94005
Sergeant Michele Borg
Incident Date and Time- 9/2/2015 at 2205 hours
Distribution- Original Report, All Police, City Council, City Manager
Location- 70 Old County Rd, Bank of America
Type of Crimes/Incident: Bank Burglary
On Wednesday September 2nd at 2205 hours, Brisbane Officers were called to the Bank of America at 70 Old County Rd for a power outage failure alarm call and ATM alarm. Officers conducted an exterior building check and found nothing suspicious. The on duty Sergeant contacted Bank of America Corporate Security who advised police that they would handle the alarm and Brisbane Police were clear to leave the scene.
Corporate Security Advised bank employees to contact Brisbane Police on September 3, 2015 for a “Walk Through” prior to opening the bank. Brisbane Police Officers arrived on scene at 0916 hours, and conducted a search of the bank and determined the bank had been burglarized. Upon further investigation it was determined the unknown suspect(s) entered through a fenced in area where another door is located. This is the employee break room area and the electrical panel is also located in this area.
The unknown suspect(s) entered the bank and attempted to open a medium sized safe but were unsuccessful. They also made entry into the locked ATM room by climbing through the drop ceiling but were again unsuccessful in accessing the interior of the safe.
The San Mateo County Forensics Crime Lab is assisting the Brisbane Police in processing and gathering evidence from the scene of this incident. The Brisbane Police Department is working jointly with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) on this investigation.
There is very little suspect information at this time. Anybody with any information is encouraged to contact the Brisbane Police Department at 415-467-1212.
For a PDF version of this news release, please click here.
"Don't Wait. Communicate. Make your Emergency Plan Today."
That is the theme for this year's National Preparedness Month, and we encourage you to commit to increasing the level of emergency preparedness for yourself and your family. The grass fire that took place today on 280 near 92 should be a reminder that emergencies can happen at any time, and close to home.
SMC ALERT is an alert notification system used to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations with useful information and updates by sending text messages to your:
- email accounts (home, work, school, etc.)
- cell phones, pagers
- Smartphones/handheld devices
Please save the Date! This year's Day in the Park Festival will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10am - 5pm. The Derby will start beforehand at 8am. This year marks the 29th anniversary of Brisbane Day in the Park Festival and the 9th anniversary of the Brisbane Derby.
There will be new games, prizes, and entertainment, along with an Arts & Crafts Fair where you will find handmade items under the Arts & Crafts Pavilion, so please take the entire family with you and enjoy...a Day in the Park!
If you're interested in having a booth, please see the associated application/questionnaire and information sheets. Booth space will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Community Group Questionnaire (UPDATE: reservations from Community Groups will be accepted until Weds., 9/9)
For any questions about the Day in the Park Festival, please contact Noreen Leek at (415) 508-2141 or email@example.com . For any questions about the Brisbane Derby, please contact Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.