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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!

(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!

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.

Signboard Postings

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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.

Signboard Postings

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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

 

Clone of 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".

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".

2015 State of the City

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The 2015 State of the City was held at the DoubleTree Hotel on Wednesday, October 21st.  The event is hosted annually by the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce and this year was sponsored by South San Francisco Scavengers CoMCTV was on-site to record the event, where City Manager opened the evening with an overview of the City's financial interests, followed by Mayor Terry O'Connell and finally, Chamber President & CEO Mitch Bull, who spoke about the City's new Economic Development program as Director of the Economic Development Office.

 

Winter Storm Prep

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Prior to the arrival of this season's possibly heavy winter rains, the Public Works Department will be upgrading the condition of the existing storm drainage structures at the bottom of Costaños Canyon at Humboldt Road and in Firth Canyon above Sierra Point Road.  The work will begin next week and consist of regrading and rehabilitating the rock-lined inlet basins around the entrances to the existing storm drain structures along with upgrading the wing walls of the storm drainage entrance structures.  If you have any questions about this work, please contact the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.


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Signboard Postings

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Posted 10/24/2015


City of Brisbane - Now hiring
Recreation Program Coordinator
Apply by November 2, 2015
www.calopps.org or Brisbaneca.org


SilverBoo! Sat., Oct. 31, Noon-3pm
Fundraiser for SilverSpot Nursery School
4 Solano St., Brisbane
Maze, games, come in costume!


Posted 10/20/2015


Brisbane Lions Club
Pumpkin Patch
Sat., Oct. 24, 9am-2pm, at the Gazebo
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Flu Shots
Sat., Oct. 24, 9am-Noon at the Sunrise Rm.


Posted 10/18/2015


Old County Rd. Closed 10/24, 8a-1p
From Shopping Ctr to Skatepark
For Parkside Pop-Up Workshop
Brisbane Village Shops Accessible

3 Special Events on 10/24

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Join the Brisbane Lions Club and the City for 3 special events in the heart of our downtown on Saturday, October 24!

The Lions will be holding their annual Flu Shot Clinic (free!) at the Senior Sunrise Room (2 Visitacion Ave.) from 9am - 12pm and their much-anticipated Pumpkin Patch under the Gazebo in the Community Park from 9am - 2pm (donations accepted).

Old County Rd. will be closed to traffic from the Brisbane Village Shopping Center (the businesses will remain accessible) to the Skatepark (Park Ln.) from 8am - 1pm for the Parkside Pop-Up Workshop, taking place from 10am - 12:30pm. The consultants want to stripe the roadway in different scenarios to give the public a more experiential take on how the entryway to town could look differently.  So, bring you own bike to ride (or walk) the various scenarios.  There will also be food (catered by Melissa's), live music, activities for kids (Storytime with Francisco from the Brisbane Library is from 10-10:30am and Capt. Jack Spareribs performs at 11a), face painting, pumpkin-decorating with stickers, and the antique fire truck will be out for tots (and adults) to take pictures with.  The workshop will take place from 10am - 12:30pm so be sure to get your flu shot, pick up your pumpkin, and provide your feedback at the Parkside Pop-Up Workshop!

Baylands Survey Results

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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!

Baylands Final EIR

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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.

FEIR Online Browsable Version

To use the "browsable" FEIR offline, on your own computer, download and extract the FEIR zip file below.

FEIR Offline Browsable .zip

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.

PG&E Night Work Update

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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.

Parkside Precise Plan Update

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Parkside Precise Plan: October 24 Workshop and Day in the Park Recap

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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Posted 10/14/2015


Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
“Like” us on Facebook
to Enter our Raffle
www.facebook.com/brisbanerec


Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
7th & 8th Grade Basketball
Sign-up Now!
www.brisbaneca.org or 415-508-2140


Posted 10/8/2015


You Are Invited
City Sponsored Pop-Up Workshop
For Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan
Taking place on Old County Rd.
Saturday, 10/24, 10am-12:30pm


Posted 10/7/2015


Brisbane Lions Club
Flu Shot Clinic
And Pumpkin Patch
Coming on October 24th


Posted 10/5/2015


Loved By All Who Knew Him
Harold “Ham” Marshall
Brisbane Resident for 61 yrs.
The Heart and Soul of the Marshall Family
Cleo, Diana, Ron, Geraine, Katrina & Ashley