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Baylands Final EIR Released

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After months of anticipation, the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Baylands has been released today, June 1, 2015.  The public comment period was open for 228 days, from June 11, 2013 to January 24, 2014.  Over 2,200 comments were received during this period, all of which have been formally responded to in the Final EIR.  (Comments received on the Draft EIR can also be found here on the City’s website: http://www.brisbaneca.org/deir-comments). 

There are a number of options to view the Final EIR.  A full copy is available at City Hall and at the Brisbane Library.  It can also be found in entirety on the City’s website here: http://brisbaneca.org/baylands-final-eir.

Electronic copies are available for free via CD and USB thumb drives at the Community Development Department at City Hall.  Paper copies are available for $40 per copy.

Public hearings on the Final EIR are expected to commence this Fall at the Planning Commission level.  At the close of these public hearings, the Planning Commission will make recommendations to the City Council, which will also hold public hearings on the Final EIR for the Baylands and proposed project.  This is estimated to start in early 2016.  As you can see, the Baylands project encompasses a fairly lengthy public process, and we thank the Community for keeping informed all this time.  If you have any questions about the upcoming process for the Baylands, please direct them to Community Development Director John Swiecki at jswiecki@ci.brisbane.ca.us.

Shakespeare Summer Camp

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Have your kids "get into the act" at Shakespeare Camp, debuting at Mission Blue Center in Brisbane for the first time this summer!  The camp meets August 3-14, weekdays from 9am - 3pm, with optional aftercare available until 5:30pm.  The camp accommodates ages 7-13.

Shakespeare Camp provides training in:

  • Shakespeare's rich language
  • Acting and improvisation
  • Voice and movement technique
  • Stage combat
  • Set and costume design and more!

The Camp is designed for new performers as well as those with experience.  Cost for the camp is $524 for both weeks.  All scripts, materials, and supplies for staging the performances are are included.  Aftercare is available until 5:30pm for $140 for the two weeks.  Registrations are now being accepted online at www.sfshakes.org or by phone at (415) 558-0888. 

In addition to offering Shakespeare Camps, the Festival's touring troupe, Shakespeare on Tour, has, since 2005, performed annually at the Mission Blue Center and is oftentimes hosted by the Brisbane Women's Club.  This year's production will be Romeo and Juliet.

For more information about this summer's Shakespeare Camp in Brisbane, please click here.  The Camp's flyer is also available to view here.

Peninsula SunShares Community Workshops

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"Put Solar On It" with Peninsula SunShares!  We’re celebrating the longest day of the year on June 21st with a couple community workshops to help homeowners go solar together.

More than a dozen cities across San Mateo and Santa Clara counties have teamed up to offer Peninsula SunShares, a solar group discount (bulk-buy) program that pools the purchasing power of residents to lower the cost of installing solar. If you’re a Bay Area homeowner, come to the workshop to learn more about how this program can help make it easier and more affordable to go solar.

Peninsula SunShares Community Workshops – all are welcome!

Tuesday, June 16th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Brisbane City Hall (Community Meeting Room)
50 Park Place, Brisbane

Saturday, June 20th
9:30AM – 12:00PM
San Carlos Library, 2nd floor
610 Elm Street, San Carlos

The events will feature presentations about the group buy program, information on financing options and an opportunity to meet with the program’s selected solar contractors. Since its launch in April, more than 525 homeowners have signed up to participate in Peninsula SunShares – and we want to make that number even bigger! Local residents now have until July 31st to sign up to take advantage of the discounted program pricing.

This summer, let’s #putsolaronit Bay Area!

Capture and Water Reuse

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The drought has taken its toll on our street trees and on the trees in our open space.  We have lost many Monterey pines to pitch canker and bark beetles, and other species are looking distressed.  The lack of water makes trees weaker and more susceptible to infestation.  Getting water to the trees will result in heathier and more vibrant specimens.

The City of Brisbane is initiating a pilot program to get water to our City trees and landscaped areas by utilizing water captured from our routine water system flushing, and then injecting this water directly into the underground root system of the trees.

Distribution system flushing is a necessary maintenance practice and is essential to maintaining the city’s goal of delivering the highest quality drinking water to our customers.  While capturing and reusing water is significantly more expensive on a per gallon basis than other methods, this is the most prudent approach to take during the extended statewide drought.  So, in the coming weeks, if you see a truck with a 1,000 gallon tank and yellow hose extending from it, you'll know what its there for and what the worker is doing.  What are some of the ways you're saving or re-purposing water?  Leave them in the comments below!

 

Remembering Paul Goercke

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At last night's City Council meeting, the Council and a handful of former Councilmember and Mayor Paul Goercke's friends and neighbors took time at the start of the meeting to remember him and the great legacy he left on this small town.  After all, one of the issues Paul Goercke cared deeply about was preserving small-town Brisbane.  The other issue was preserving San Bruno Mountain.  Paul Goercke served on the Brisbane City Council from 1973-1980 and as Mayor from 1977-78.  Shortly after Paul left the Council, he continued to fight hard for the issues he was passionate about.  He was the Chair and driving force behind a Citizen's Committee that led a campaign to keep a garbage incinerator from coming to Brisbane.  The town would have been forever changed had this happened; Paul's efforts resulted in Brisbane citizens ultimately voting 3:1 against that garbage incinerator.  For a look back at this tumultuous period in Brisbane's civic history, please see the City's history book, Brisbane: The First 25 Years.  May the legacy of Paul Goercke's pioneering work, whose legacy surrounds us every day, never be forgotten.

Dr. Paul Goercke
1926 - 2015

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Posted 6/1/2015


In Memory of
Paul F. Goercke
1926 - 2015
Former Mayor of Brisbane, 1977- 78


City of Brisbane
Water Bills are
Due June 5th

 

June 2015 Marina News

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 Click here to read the June 2015 Marina Newsletter

Weed Abatement Schedule

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Each year, the City completes a weed abatement program in compliance with North County Fire Authority regulations.  The contractor will be starting work in town tomorrow, May 30th, and work through the month of June to perform weed abatement on residential and commercial streets, as well as on our public trails.  Here is a proposed schedule for the work, with dates subject to change depending on how the work progresses.  If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Dept. at 415-508-2130.

Go Solar at a Discount!

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Thinking about installing solar on your home but don’t know where to start or think it’s just too expensive?  Peninsula SunShares is here to help!

This spring the City of Brisbane is partnering with local nonprofit Vote Solar and neighboring communities throughout San Mateo County to launch a solar group discount program for homeowners.

The Peninsula SunShares program uses a tiered-pricing structure, City-supported education and outreach and a competitively selected installer to dramatically reduce the cost of solar.  Here’s how it works:

1. Community-sponsored program.  The City of Brisbane wants to make it easy for residents to see if their home is right for solar.  Sign up to schedule a no-obligation site visit. 

2. Below-market pricing.  Get your discounted solar installation price quote from the programs pre-selected solar installer.

3. Limited time.  Sign a contract by July 31st to have your new solar panels installed and save on your monthly electric bill for years to come.  Registration opened April 1st.

4. Help spread the word!  More participants means a better deal for you and more solar power for the Bay Area.

On Tuesday, June 16, the City will be hosting a 3rd community workshop with program administrator Vote Solar.  It is open to the public.  Come to the City Hall (50 Park Place) from 6:00-8:00pm to learn more about the program!  (There will even be time to schedule on-site evaluations with the two solar installers).  Click here for the event flyer.

For more information or to sign up to receive a free quote, please visit: www.mygroupenergy.com/peninsula

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Posted 5/27/2015


Did you know…
New Water Mandates are in Effect in Brisbane?
ODD NUMBER ADDRESSES may only water on Mondays & Thursdays
EVEN NUMBER ADDRESSES may only water on Tuesdays & Fridays
For more info: www.brisbaneca.org or (415) 508-2130


Brisbane Eagles' Aerie #3255
Celebrating their
50 Year Anniversary
Saturday, May 30th

 

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Posted 5/23/2015


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Zumba Classes
Daytime and Evening Classes
Information:  www.brisbaneca.org

 

New Water Mandates in Effect

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Not only is over watering landscapes a turn off, it is now prohibited.  New water mandates went into effect on May 18, 2015 and the City will begin enforcing the new requirements on June 22, 2015.  Prior to June 22nd, the City will be sending out notifications by mail to all commercial and landscape accounts and publicizing the new watering schedule and upcoming enforcement on all of the City's communication channels, such as the City signboards, Ch. 27, and our social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor and Instagram.  Essentially, the new regulations are:

  • You cannot water or use outdoor irrigation during or within 48 hours of measurable precipitation
  • Watering or outdoor irrigation must take place per the following 2 day/week schedule:
  1. ODD NUMBER ADDRESSES may only water on Mondays & Thursdays
  2. EVEN NUMBER ADDRESSES may only water on Tuesdays & Fridays
  • Landscapes can only be watered between 6pm - 9am
  • You cannot wash sidewalks, driveways, and hardscape with potable (drinking) water
  • Watering your outdoor landscape cannot result in runoff outside the landscape
  • When washing vehicles, you need to use a hose with an automatic shutoff  nozzle
  • All decorative fountains/features using potable water need to have a recirculating system

What requires a large amount of water of course are green lawns.  You may have noticed that many businesses in Crocker Industrial Park have lush green lawns, as this "garden-style, park-like" landscaping was part and parcel of the industrial park's design when it was built in the 1970s.  Watering of this type of ornamental landscaping, or turf, will need to be reduced by the businesses due to the new requirements.

Due to the fact that the City maintains the athletic fields and Community Park, we are ourselves one of the highest water users.  Therefore, the City has taken the following water conservation measures:

  • Outside irrigation has been turned off to all public medians and to the City Hall grounds, and reduced for the turf at the Crocker Park entry and that around the community signboard
  • All parks and ball fields are currently being irrigated on a 2 day/week schedule (the Community Park's irrigation system is also equipped with a controller which receives daily weather updates and adjusts the watering schedule accordingly)
  • Staff has been working directly with the HOAs and targeting high commercial water users, tracking their actual usage and identifying water savings potential through the Large Landscape Audit Program
  • Administering various rebate programs, including those for high efficiency toilets and rain barrels

If you have any questions about the new regulations, or see evidence of them being violated, please contact the Public Works Department immediately at (415) 508-2130.

New Boot Camp Class Offering

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Brisbane resident Dawn David has put together a "goal themed" boot camp class, mixed of various training drills from basketball, boxing, ballet, and much more to create a total body workout.  Experience leadership combined with tough-love!  Dawn's philosophy is, you start where you start.  Her boot camp brings women from all walks of life and age groups.  Here's what some of her class participants had to say:

"As someone who didn't do daily exercise that broke a sweat as an adult, this is amazing."  - Diane Schreiber

"Dawn David puts together a fantastic workout that incorporates elements of boxing, ballet, and yoga. It is a fast paced, intense class that keeps your heart rate elevated for the entire 30+ minutes. I have been a runner for several years and am continually motivated and challenged by Dawn's routine and guidance. She has brought my running to a whole new level. Dawn's boot camp is a great way to start out the day...it's short and gets the job done and leaves me feeling strong and exhilarated."  - Holly Rios

Fee: $195 for Residents
        $230 Non-Residents

Days/Dates: M-F, May 18 - June 12

Time: 6-6:30am, increasing to 6:45am in the last few weeks

Location: Brisbane Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane)

Ages: 18 years old and up

To register, sign up online or call Tricia Vaccaro at (415) 508-2140.  Hurry, only a few more spots remain!

May 2015 Citynews

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Posted 5/16/2015


Brisbane Community Pool
Swim Lessons
Enrollment is Now Open
www.brisbaneca.org



City of Brisbane
Fire Hydrant
Art Exhibit
Reception:  Wed., May 20, 6 pm, City Hall
Refreshments Served


Posted 5/13/2015


Mission Blue Nursery
Native Plant Sale
Sat., May 16, 9 am - 2 pm,
Near 3401 Bayshore, Follow signs


Posted 5/11/2015

Marie Allen
1929-2015
Long Time Resident of 73 Years
Loving Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother
Service Info:  (650) 756-4500

 

Meet the Economic Development Director

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At last night's City Council meeting, the Council unanimously approved a contract with MB Consulting for Economic Development services.  The "MB" in MB Consulting stands for none other than Mitch Bull, who you may know as the CEO & President of the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce.  Mitch will continue in his current role with the Chamber as he embarks on his newest endeavor as Economic Development Director for the City of Brisbane.  In this capacity, Mitch will be downstairs (vs. upstairs where the Chamber of Commerce office is located at City Hall), and spending approximately 12 hours/week as Ombudsman for new businesses that are looking to come into town where he'll be able to assist them when it comes time for permits and regulatory requirements, as well as stengthening the bridge between the City and the current businesses that have chosen to be here.  The Council is excited for this new partnership with Mitch and looks forward with anticipation to hearing the progress he makes in Brisbane!

Creating a Zero Energy Home

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California building codes will begin requiring Zero Net Energy (ZNE) standards as soon as 2020!  How will ZNE affect you?  San Mateo County Energy Watch will be hosting a Zero Energy Workshop and Webinar Series this month to address the feasibility, practices and benefits of ZNE.  Sessions are customized to make information relevant to you, including separate segments for local governments, building professionals, homeowners, and real estate professionals.  The series includes 2 preview webinars and 2 workshops at the Portola Valley Town Center.  For more information, please click here for the program flyer.  You may also visit San Mateo County Energy Watch's website.

National Public Works Week

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National Public Works Week (NPWW) is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as Public Works.  The theme for this year's NPWW (May 17 - 23) is "Community Begins Here" which is so apt as it speaks to the essential nature of Public Works services in support of everyday quality of life.  A mix of maintenance, engineering and the administrative staff from the Public Works Dept. were present at last night's City Council meeting to recieve the Council's Proclamation recognizing their efforts to improve the City's infrastructure and provide quality public service to the Brisbane Community.  Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!

Shuttle Service Disruption

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We were notified this afternoon by Commute.org that one of the Brisbane/Crocker BART shuttles (Bus-C) will not be operating next week and until further notice.  The trips affected are AM-C1, AM-C2, AM-C3 PM-C1, PM-C2 and PM-C3.  Please click here for further details regarding times.  Commute.org is working diligently with their current provider to get the situation resolved and are hopeful that all trips will resume shortly.  If you have any questions, please contact Commute.org at 650-588-1600 or shuttles@commute.org

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

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Posted 5/8/2015


Brisbane Dance Workshop
Annual Spring Performance
May 16 & 17, Mission Blue Center
Tickets: (415) 467-8751


Let's Roll Brisbane
Bike To Work Day
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Info: www.commute.org


Posted 5/7/2015


Brisbane Library
Kids Book Club
Fri., May 8, 4 pm, 250 Visitacion
Join in on the discussion and fun activities


Posted 5/4/2015


Go Solar at a Discount!
Peninsula SunShares Workshop
Sat., May 9, 1-3 pm, Comm. Ctr.
More Info:  www.brisbaneca.org 

101 SB Ramp Metering

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Back in November, we informed you about Caltrans' US 101 San Mateo County Ramp Metering Project between Hwy 92 and the San Mateo County/San Francisco County line to improve safety and travel times during peak periods of heavy traffic.  Starting tomorrow, Tuesday May 5, ramp meters will start cycling (or metering) during Southbound PM peak time from 2:30pm to 8:00pm.  The following Tuesday, May 12, ramp meters will start cycling during Southbound AM peak time from 6:00am to 10:00am.

Most ramps, like the ones at Beatty Ave., Lagoon Rd. and Airport/Bayshore Blvd. will operate at “1 car per green” except for one connector ramp which will operate at “2 cars per green”.  This connect ramp is the Hwy 92 to Southbound US 101 Connector.

For more information, including fact sheets and FAQs, please view Caltrans’ webpage on the San Mateo County Ramp Metering Project.  They’ve also set up a hotline to receive any feedback from the public.  That number is (510) 286-4531.

May 2015 Marina News

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Go Solar at a Discount!

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Thinking about installing solar on your home but don’t know where to start or think it’s just too expensive?  Peninsula SunShares is here to help!

This spring the City of Brisbane is partnering with local nonprofit Vote Solar and neighboring communities throughout San Mateo County to launch a solar group discount program for homeowners.

The Peninsula SunShares program uses a tiered-pricing structure, City-supported education and outreach and a competitively selected installer to dramatically reduce the cost of solar.  Here’s how it works:

1. Community-sponsored program.  The City of Brisbane wants to make it easy for residents to see if their home is right for solar.  Sign up to schedule a no-obligation site visit. 

2. Below-market pricing.  Get your discounted solar installation price quote from the programs pre-selected solar installer.

3. Limited time.  Sign a contract by July 31st to have your new solar panels installed and save on your monthly electric bill for years to come.  Registration opened April 1st.

4. Help spread the word!  More participants means a better deal for you and more solar power for the Bay Area.

On Saturday, May 9th, the City will be hosting a community workshop Peninsula SunShares program administrator Vote Solar.  It is open to the public.  Come to the Community Center (250 Visitacion Ave., Brisbane) from 1:00-3:00pm to learn more about the program!  (There will even be time to do remote site evaluations with attendees and schedule appointments).  Click here for the event flyer.

For more information or to register please visit: www.mygroupenergy.com/peninsula

If you're interested in building your own solar car, stick around after the workshop as the Brisbane Library will be hosting a workshop to do just that with Zetta Tech!  The fun starts at 4pm upstairs in the Library.

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Posted 4/30/2015


Brisbane Library
Creative Writing Club For Kids
Sat., May 2, 2 pm, 250 Visitacion Ave
Perfect for Grades 2 - 4


Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Brisbane Senior Club
Wednesdays., 11 am - 3 pm, Comm. Ctr.
Open to all Brisbane Seniors, Info:  508-2143


Posted 4/27/2015



Friends of the Brisbane Library
City Wide Yard Sale
Save the date!!!
Sat., July 25, 9 am - 3 pm
www.fobl.info


Now Hiring
Recreation Manager
Apply by May 25, 2015
www.tbcrecruiting.comm or www.Calopps.org

 

Recology Scoping Meeting

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The City of Brisbane will hold a Scoping Meeting to accept public comments on what topics should be studied in the forthcoming Recology EIRThe meeting will take place at City Hall (50 Park Place, Brisbane) in the Community Meeting Room on Thursday, April 30 starting at 7:00 pm and concluding no later than 10:00 pm.  It will also be televised live on Ch. 27 and via live streaming here on the City's websiteThe public is invited to attend and provide input either verbally or in writing regarding what environmental issues should be addressed in the forthcoming EIR.  Please review the Scoping Meeting FAQs and we look forward to receiving your comments!

If you cannot attend the meeting, you are invited to review the NOP and comment on what environmental topics should be addressed in the forthcoming EIR.  Comments can be provided either electronically to RecologyNOP@ci.brisbane.ca.us, or by mail to:

John Swiecki, AICP
Community Development Director
City of Brisbane
50 Park Place
Brisbane, CA 94005 

The time period to respond to this NOP is from April 14 through May 13, 2015.

For more information about the Recology Modernization and Expansion Project, please click here.

Habitat Restoration Day 2015

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This year's Habitat Restoration Day will be on Saturday, April 25th from 9am - 1pm at the cross-section of San Mateo Ln. and Kings Rd.

Celebrate Earth Day by helping keep Brisbane's native habitat pristine.  Join the City of Brisbane’s Open Space and Ecology Committee and the Parks and Recreation Commission, in partnership with San Bruno Mountain Watch, as they celebrate Earth Day by helping remove invasive, non-native plants from habitat.  Parking is limited, carpooling is encouraged. Free lunch and t-shirt!  Click here to view the event flyer.

To RSVP and/or if you have any questions concerning the event, contact Natalie: nmunoz@ci.brisbane.ca.us or (415) 508-2118.

 

SamTrans Improvement Survey

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The deadline for citizens to offer feedback on the SamTrans Service Plan has been extended to April 26.  An online survey regarding the systemwide changes implemented by the SSP was originally set to close on April 12.  The survey can be found at www.samtrans.com/servicesurvey and should take about 10 minutes complete.  The questions are available in both English and Spanish.

Citizens are encouraged to fill out this important survey.  This is a quick and short survey in which SamTrans is seeking input from their riders - they need to know how the recent service changes affect their travel needs.  Input is sought from riders on all Routes including Route 292, shown above.

Your assistance will be very much appreciated.  Deadline for this survey is this Sunday, April 26, 2015.

"Silver Dragon" Exercise

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Brisbane Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), assisted by Pacifica and Daly City CERT personnel, will participate in the San Mateo County Health Department’s “Silver Dragon” exercise on April 23, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon, to simulate the mass delivery of medicine and medical supplies to homes in Brisbane following a mass public health-related emergency.  Participation in the countywide exercise will assess readiness to provide timely medical assistance in the event of a major health emergency such as pandemic influenza, a food or water-borne illness, or the intentional release of a bio-agent.

This is the 9th year the exercise has been conducted in San Mateo County to test the Health System's ability to partner with local cities, law enforcement, fire departments, the American Red Cross and CERT teams for a simulated mass delivery of medicine from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Strategic National Stockpile,.  Validation of door-to-door distribution capabilities of medication during an actual health emergency will be accomplished by CERT teams distributing re-usable, eco-friendly shopping bags packed with educational information to approximately 1/3 of Brisbane residences.

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Posted 4/20/2015


Brisbane A.Y.S.O. Soccer
Registration Day &
Pancake Breakfast
Sun., April 26, 9:30 -11:30 am, 185 Visitacion


Brisbane Baylands Comm. Advisory Group
Monthly Meeting
Tues., April 21, 7 pm, Comm. Ctr.
Guest: Ian Wren, Staff Scientist, Baykeeper

 

Comment on the Recology NOP

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Recology is proposing to modernize and expand its Tunnel Avenue facility straddling the Brisbane/San Francisco border to provide additional capacity to recycle and process different streams of refuse with the goal of completely eliminating waste materials going to a landfill.

The City of Brisbane will be preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to study the environmental impacts of the proposed project.  As the first step in this process, the City has published a Notice of Preparation (NOP) which identifies environmental topics to be addressed in the forthcoming EIR.  You are invited to review the NOP and comment on what environmental topics should be addressed in the forthcoming EIR.  Comments can be provided either electronically to RecologyNOP@ci.brisbane.ca.us, or by mail to:

John Swiecki, AICP
Community Development Director
City of Brisbane
50 Park Place
Brisbane, CA 94005 

The time period to respond to this NOP is from April 14 through May 13, 2015.  

Additionally, an EIR scoping meeting will take place on Thursday, April 30th at 7:00pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall: 50 Park Place, Brisbane.  The public is invited to attend and provide input either verbally or in writing regarding what environmental issues should be addressed in the forthcoming EIR.  If you are not able to make the scoping meeting, then please submit your input either electronically or by mail, using the same contact information indicated above.

For more information about the Recology Modernization and Expansion Project, please click here.

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