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Baylands Survey

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The City has consistently sought the community’s input in the Baylands planning process and we are asking for your assistance once again.  On or about August 25, 2015 a survey to gauge community opinions and attitudes on a number of issues pertaining to the Baylands will be mailed to all registered voters in Brisbane.  Please watch your mail for a survey packet from "Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin and Metz", the independent firm hired by the City to prepare and administer the survey.  The deadline to complete and return the survey is September 12, 2015. All responses must be postmarked by that date.   

With Planning Commission hearings on the Baylands scheduled to start in September and extend into November, the survey results will be an important factor in the City’s decision-making process for the Baylands. 

Make your voice heard - the City values your opinion! Thanks for your interest and participation.

Signboard Postings

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 Posted 8/21/2015


The Collective Camp by DAWNDAVID
M-F, 6am-6:30, Comm. Park
#SUPERWOMAN – 8/24 – 9/18
415.508.2140 or brisbaneca.org

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Posted 8/17/2015


City of Brisbane Now Hiring
Maintenance Worker I/II
Applications accepted starting Aug 19 to Sept 2
First 100 applications only
www.brisbaneca.org or www.calopps.org 
UPDATE 8/20: This position is now closed


Aircraft Noise Meeting
Wednesday August 19th, 6pm
City Hall, 50 Park Place


 

Airplane Noise Meeting 8/19 @ 6p

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Councilmember Lentz would like to host a meeting regarding airplane noise for concerned citizens on Wednesday, August 19th at 6pm at City Hall (50 Park Place, Brisbane) in the Community Meeting Room.  He will be attending a SFO Roundtable Meeting earlier that day and would like to share the information that comes from that meeting with concerned citizens.  If this is an issue you are concerned about, then please plan on attending.

Community Center Upgrade

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The Community Center has been getting a facelift over the past couple of weeks with the installation of wainscot panels along the lower portion of the walls.  This was needed to address the scuff marks on the walls left from the backs of chairs and the room's general heavy usage.  A new chair rail was originally considered, but wainscoting was determined to be a great solution for covering up all of the imperfections along the lower section of the walls.  Though considered a smaller project in terms of cost (the City Council funded this project with adoption of the 2015-16 budget), its impact is one that is more noticed, as the Community Center is widely used by many members of the community, including the Library, Seniors, Brisbane Dance Workshop, and other community clubs and organziations.  We hope you enjoy the Community Center's new look with the traditional style of wainscoting!

2015 Brisbane Derby

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Has your son or daughter ever wanted to compete in the Brisbane Derby?  Well 2015 may be their year!

The Derby races will be taking place this year on Saturday, October 3rd and start at 8:00am (prior to the Day in the Park Festival, 10am - 5pm). 

Click here for the 2015 Brisbane Derby Racer Application.  Forms are due by Thursday, Sept. 24th to the Parks and Recreation Office located at 50 Park Place, Brisbane (2nd Fl.) or e-mailed to Steve Beaty at sbeaty@ci.brisbane.ca.us .  Derby kits are available for pick-up at the Parks and Recreation Office.  Please call Steve at (415) 508-2144 if you have any questions.

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Posted 8/11/2015


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department
9th Annual Brisbane Derby
Coming Saturday, October 3, 2015
Sponsor & Racer Info:  (415)508-2144


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department
Aqua Zumba
Mondays 6:00pm, Comm. Pool
Classes start Sept. 14


Posted 8/9/2015


Brisbane Parks & Rec. Fall Sports
Flag Football 2nd-8th Grades
Girls Volleyball 6th-8th Grades
Registration Deadline Aug. 28
For more info 508-2144 or brisbaneca.org


Posted 8/8/2015


City of Brisbane Now Hiring
Human Resources Technician
Apply by Aug 20 – First 50 applications
www.brisbane.org or www.calopps.org

 

 

 

 

Fall Registration Now Open

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Brisbane Parks and Recreation Fall program registration is now open!

Please check out our Active.com online registration pages for all the updated information and details:

2nd - 8th Grade Flag Football: http://bit.ly/1MSOUa8

6th - 8th Grade Volleyball: http://bit.ly/1K8jXZw

Youth & Adult Fitness Programs (Aqua Zumba, The Collective Camp by Dawn David, Tae Kwon Do, Yoga, and more!): http://bit.ly/1IwCpuG

The Parks and Receation Dept. is now on Facebook, so be sure to "Like" their page to keep in the know about programs, classes and events: www.facebook.com/brisbanerec

Community Center Upgrade

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The Community Center has been getting a facelift over the past couple of weeks with the installation of wainscot panels along the lower portion of the walls.  This was needed to address the scuff marks on the walls left from the backs of chairs and the room's general heavy usage.  A new chair rail was originally considered, but wainscoting was determined to be a great solution for covering up all of the imperfections along the lower section of the walls.  Though considered a smaller project in terms of cost (the City Council funded this project with adoption of the 2015-16 budget), its impact is one that is more noticed, as the Community Center is widely used by many members of the community, including the Library, Seniors, Brisbane Dance Workshop, and other community clubs and organziations.  We hope you enjoy the Community Center's new look with the traditional style of wainscoting!

New LED Site Lighting

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Recently, the City has been taking advantage of rebates through San Mateo County Energy Watch to upgrade its facilities' site lighting to energy-saving, LED bulbs.  You may have noticed that this was done at the Fire Station and Mission Blue Center, and now the same has been done at the Community Pool.  Programming for the lights at the Pool have also been adjusted, so that only a few lights stay on at night for security reasons.  The Community Park site lighting (including the decorative lamps and Gazebo bollards) will be upgraded to LEDs in the coming weeks.   See if you can spot the difference!

Free Energy Code Training

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Join the City of Daly City, the City of Brisbane and the County of San Mateo for a workshop titled: Improving Energy Code Compliance of Nonresidential Envelopes.  The instructor will be Russ King, M.E.  This workshop aims to give you specific tools and strategies for enhancing energy code compliance of fenestration (design, construction, or presence of windows and doors in a building) performance and site-built fenestration.  

When: Friday, August 28th from 12:00-4:00pm

Where: Daly City Building Department, Training Room, 333 90th Street, Daly City, 94015

Who: All local officials, city building and planning staff, as well as private sector building professionals are invited.

This training is provided through the Bay Area Regional Energy Network’s (BayREN) Codes and Standards program. This program is a locally driven effort of local governments to reduce energy use in buildings through improved design, construction and code compliance. The program is administered jointly by each of the nine Bay Area counties and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). Funding for the program is provided through the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).  Click here for the training flyer.

With any questions or to register contact, Rachael Londer: rlonder@smcgov.org or (650) 363-4077.

 

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Posted 8/6/2015


Concerts in the Park
HAIRSTRIKE
80’s Rock Tribute Band
Fri., Aug. 7, 6:00 – 8:30pm, Comm. Park


Posted 8/4/2015


City of Brisbane – Now Hiring
Financial Services Manager
Apply by August 30, 2015
www.tbcrecruiting.com or www.calopps.org


San Bruno Mountain Watch
Pancake Breakfast
& Native Plant Sale
Sun. Aug 9, 9am-12pm  Miss. Blue Nursery

 

Planning a Home Upgrade?

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If you are planning any home upgrades, check out the available rebates and incentives offered on the San Mateo County Energy Watch website. There are rebates and incentives available for Homes, Businesses, Schools, Farms, Non-profits and Public Facilities. Learn how you can save water, energy, reduce waste and save money.  A link to San Mateo County Energy Watch's Rebates & Incentives page has also been linked on the following page under Energy Efficiency:

http://www.brisbaneca.org/sustainability

August 2015 Marina News

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Click here to read the August 2015 Marina Newsletter

Skatepark Fundraising

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A total of $7,514.25 has been raised by the Community through t-shirt sales, the Downtown Brisbane Car Show (which is back for a 3rd consecutive year on July 11, 2015), and other private donations.  At their meeting on May 7, 2015, the City Council stated their support for the Community to raise a total of $36,000 to cover the extra features not included in the Skatepark’s Approved Concept Plan, such as a water fountain and its connection to the water main, landscaping and seating, more aesthetic fencing, and additional lighting.  Taking into account the already-raised $7,514.25, the Mothers of Brisbane, who are spearheading the fundraising efforts, are estimating that the Community can raise another $12,500 through brick sales to arrive at $20,000 in cash donations.  The remaining $16,000 they’re estimating will be met through in-kind donations such as asking for volunteers to assist with demolition of the current Skatepark, grading, drainage, and getting the water fountain installed.  So please reserve your brick by August 1, 2015 (final day forms & payment will be accepted is Monday, August 3rd), which will be showcased at the Skatepark within the sidewalk just outside the park’s entrance.  Thank you for your continued support of the Skatepark, which is scheduled to break ground this Fall!

Commit to a Brick Donor Form.  Please bring to City Hall (Finance Dept.) with a check made out to the City of Brisbane.

In addition, look out for these coin/dollar collection jugs around town!  There are forms to "Commit to a Brick" there but you would need to mail or drop off at City Hall.

This one is located in our amazing Brisbane Hardware Shop!  Every little bit counts!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 7/31/2015


In Loving Memory of
Tony Hansen
Sept. 22, 1935 – July 30, 2015
Long-time Brisbane Resident Since 1947
Private Services


Posted 7/25/2015


Concerts In the Park
Pop Fiction
Party Band playing 70’s through 2000’s
Fri., July 31, 6:00-8:30pm, Comm. Park


Free Food for Seniors Age 60+
Sign up at the Sunrise Room, 2 Visitacion
Monday, 7/27 2:30 - 3:30pm
Wednesday, 7/29 2:00 - 3:00pm

2014 Water Quality Report

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A few months ago you may have noticed a 1/3 sheet of paper included with your water/sewer bill announcing the release of the 2014 Consumer Confidence Report/Water Quality Report.  The purpose of this annual report is to raise customers' awareness of where their drinking water comes from, the quality of their drinking water, and the importance of protecting drinking water resources.  If you would like a paper copy of the 2014 Water Quality Report mailed to your residence or would like to speak with someone about the report, please call the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.  Hard copies of the report are also available to pick up at City Hall.

Beacon Community of the Week

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The City of Brisbane was selected by the Institute for Local Government (ILG) as being their Beacon Community of the Week.  Many thanks to the Open Space and Ecology Committee and Public Works Department for ensuring that Brisbane is a leader in best practices for stormwater pollution prevention as well as takes advantage of oportunties to promote sustainability.

Brisbane is officially a participant in the Beacon Program, which is sponsored by the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative.  The Beacon Program recognizes cities and counties statewide that are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and adopt policies and programs that promote sustainability.  If Brisbane is nominated for an award, it will be announced on October 1st at the League of Cities conference, taking place this year in San Jose, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2nd.

 

July-Dec. 2015 Shuttle Stickers

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We wanted to assure Brisbane shuttle riders that you may still ride the Commute.org shuttles using the Jan-June 2015 sticker for the next 2 weeks.  Afterwards, all riders will need to have the Jul-Dec. 2015 shuttle sticker displayed on their shuttle card.  The City will be mailing out the July-Dec. 2015 stickers next week to all riders in the system, so rest assured!  Thank you for using the free commuter shuttles and should you have any questions, please contact Commute.org at (650) 588-8171.

Let's Go Solar Together Brisbane!

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Peninsula SunShares is nearing its July 31st registration deadline and the City of Brisbane would like to encourage community members to sign up to find out if solar could be a good fit for your home.

The program launched in April and over the last four months more than 715 homeowners have enrolled.  To date there are 100 projects being installed throughout the Bay Area totaling 440 kilowatts of reliable solar power.  If you're curious where Brisbane stands, 25 homes have registered for the program and 8 systems have already been installed or are pending installation!  The final deadline to take advantage of the program’s reduced pricing is the end of August when all contracts must be signed.

Together, we’re creating a planet run by the sun - faster!

Installing solar not only helps to support local greenhouse gas reduction and air quality goals that the City of Brisbane is working to achieve, but also helps you lock in low electricity rates for the next 20 years.  Sounds pretty good, right?  No wonder solar is the fastest growing source of energy in the U.S.

The City of Brisbane is participating in Peninsula SunShares with neighboring communities to pool the power of our community to get more competitive pricing from solar companies, while reducing the complexity of going solar.

If you live in the greater Bay Area and are a homeowner, you are eligible to participate.  Learn more by visiting the program website: http://www.mygroupenergy.com/peninsula

Next Steps: 

  1. Sign up to receive a no-cost proposal from one of the program’s pre-selected contractors by July 31st.
  2. If you decide to move forward with your solar installation, sign your contract by August 31st to take advantage of federal tax credits that expire soon and the discounted program pricing.
  3. Help spread the word! More participants mean a better deal for you and more reliable solar power for our community.

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Posted 7/21/2015


Friends of the Brisbane Library
Citywide Garage Sale
July 25, 9am - 3pm
www.fobl.com


Concerts in the Park presents
Buffalo BBQ Band
Playing Country Music
Fri., July 24, 6pm - 8:30pm

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Posted 7/13/2015


Orange Flags on Visitacion
Street Sweeping Change
No parking
Wednesdays 3am - 6am


Citywide Yard Sale
July 25, 9am - 3 pm
www.fobl.info

 

Draft Climate Action Plan

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee has begun drafting and would like to know your opinion on the measures proposed to be included in the City’s Climate Action Plan.  This important plan will determine how our community will decrease greenhouse gas emissions to meet the State of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) goals by of a reduction in emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.  Read the Climate Action Plan draft outline and proposed measures and come voice your ideas at the next Open Space and Ecology Committee meeting on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall.

Slides for Wednesday's OSEC Meeting

Mission Blue-berry Pancake Breakfast

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Join San Bruno Mountain Watch (Mountain Watch) on Sunday, August 9th from 9am-12pm for their 6th annual Mission Blue-berry Pancake Breakfast at the Mission Blue Nursery in Brisbane (3401 Bayshore Blvd.).  This event will feature Mountain Watch’s secret-recipe blueberry pancakes and encourage community members to “eat an invasive” by trying their famous blackberry syrup, made from invasive Himalayan blackberries found on San Bruno Mountain.  In addition to the breakfast, the event includes a Native Plant Sale, featuring several beautiful native plant species that are drought-resistant and thrive in our local ecosystem.

The Mission Blue-berry Pancake Breakfast is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.  Tickets are available at the event or online through Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1810205).

Are you interested in protecting and preserving San Bruno Mountain for future generations to enjoy?  If so, visit Mountain Watch’s website at www.mountainwatch.org or like them on Facebook (under San Bruno Mountain Watch or Mission Blue Nursery).  You can also join them for a day of habitat restoration or a breathtaking hike with gorgeous views of the Bay Area!  They would love for you or a group from your business to join them.

If you can't make it to the August 9th plant sale, the Mission Blue Nursery is open by appointment Thursday - Saturday with a $100 minimum-order.  Call their office at 415-467-6631 to schedule an appointment.

2015 City Council Election

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Last night, the City Council approved a resolution to hold a General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.  Every November in odd number years, such an election is held to fill City Council seats.  This year, the election will be held to fill two seats. 

If you are interested in running for City Council this coming November then you’ll want to be aware of the following information.

The election this year will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 and will be to elect two (2) City Council members.

The nomination period is between July 13th and August 7th (or August 12th if an incumbent fails to file.)  The first day you can pick up nomination papers is on July 13th.  Please make an appointment with City Clerk Sheri Spediacci before coming to City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane, to do so.  Nomination papers are due August 7, 2015, or August 12, 2015 if an incumbent fails to file.

If you would like more information on the nomination or election process, please contact Sheri Spediacci, City Clerk, at (415) 508-2113 or cityclerk@ci.brisbane.ca.us.

 

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Posted 7/10/2015


City Council Nomination Papers
Available July 13
Call City Clerk for info 415-508-2113


Downtown Brisbane Car Show
Saturday July 11, 8am - 4pm
Support the Schools & Skatepark


Brisbane Summer Concert Series
The Allmond Brothers Clan
Friday July 10, 6:00-8:30 pm
Free and Open to Public

Summer Concerts Line-up

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We're pround to announce the line-up for the 2015 Summer Concert Series!

July 3, The Hot Rods (Classic Oldies)

July 10, The Allmond Brothers Clan. (70's rock)

July 17, Andre Thierry (Zydeco)

July 24, Buffalo BBQ (Brisbane Locals Night)

July 31, Pop Fiction (Northern California's premier party band)

August 7, Hairstrike (80's rock tribute band)

The Concerts are every Friday, July 3 through August 7. 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane).

Probably THE most important aspect of the planning process is sponsorship, as this summertime tradition is only made possible due to the generous tax-deductible donations made by Brisbane businesses as well as local families who have come to eagerly anticipate the Concert Series each year.  Do you also enjoy the bands and think the Concerts add value to the community?  Then consider being a sponsor!  Sponsorship levels this year range from Platinum to Bronze, but all sponsors will be recognized by the City Council, in all City publications (print and online), and of course, on the concert banner that will be hung on the Gazebo in the Community Park which the bands play under.  Click here to show your support of Concerts in the Park or on the donor form below (click to enlarge).  If you have any questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor Steve Beaty at sbeaty@ci.brisbane.ca.us or (415) 508-2143.  Thank you in advance for your support of the Concerts!

Street Sweeping Change Beg. 7/8

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Street sweeping of commercial streets will increase in frequency from twice a month to weekly, starting Wednesday, July 8th.  Commercial streets include Visitacion Avenue from San Francisco Avenue to Klamath Street, which will be signed for No Parking between 3am and 6am each Wednesday morning.  You may notice the orange flags highlighting the new signs.  The Police Department will begin an education campaign regarding the new parking restrictions and will begin issuing citations in August.

Other streets classified as commercial that will be swept each week include the streets in Crocker Park and on Sierra Point, the Tunnel Avenue area, and other non-residential streets such as Bayshore Boulevard, Old County Road, Industrial Way and San Bruno Ave.  Most of the commercial streets are swept early in the morning, before vehicles arrive to park for the work day.  One exception is San Bruno Avenue, which is swept between 8am and 11am to minimize impacts to residents who park there overnight.  While citations are not issued on San Bruno Avenue for cars parked during the scheduled street sweeping times, people are encouraged to move their parked cars weekly during those hours to allow for the most debris to be picked up from the street and gutter.

Street sweeping is required by the Municipal Regional Permit issued by the Regional Water Quality Control Board and is one of several means utilized to keep trash out of the storm drain system and out of the lagoon, the bay and the ocean.  For any questions about the City's street sweeping program, please contact the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

 

July 2015 Marina News

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Click here to read the July 2015 Marina Newsletter.

Skatepark Update

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On June 30th, skatepark design consultant Spohn Ranch held the final Community Workshop to get feedback on certain design features for the proposed new Brisbane Skatepark.  Comments such as a safe path between the skate spot and the main skate area, rideability comments from skaters, and fencing types and locations of entrances were discussed.  With the feedback, Spohn Ranch will continue with development of plans and specifications for bidding by contractors.  The construction documents are expected to be brought to the City Council for approval and authorization to advertise for bidding by contractors in late summer.

If you haven’t yet reserved your personalized brick at the Skatepark, you have until August 1st to do so.  The Mothers of Brisbane are spearheading this community fundraising effort, which they’ve coined, “Commit to a Brick”.  Tax-deductible donations are $200 for a Business/Nonprofit Brick and $100 for a Family/Individual Brick.  The bricks themselves will be showcased at the Skatepark just outside the park’s entrance.  Forms can be found on the City’s website or one of three locations: City Hall, the Pool, and at Brisbane Hardware.  You’ll find the forms attached to a collection jug, like this one at Brisbane Hardware; every penny counts towards building the Skatepark!   Thank you for your continued support of the skatepark, which is scheduled to break ground this Fall!

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