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Council Moves to Allow Live Aboards

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At last night's City Council Meeting, the Council voted unanimously to direct staff to revise the City's Marina Regulations found in the Municipal Code to allow for live aboards.  Boat owners are currently not allowed to rent out their boats for short-term rentals, and such will continue to be prohibited in the revised regulations.  It is thought that having live aboards or 24/7 living at the Marina will further recreational boating by providing enhanced security.  A public hearing will be scheduled at a later date to establish a "Live Aboard License Fee".

Brisbane Baylands Project Update

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The project that has been on everyone’s minds – amongst the Brisbane Community and the region – is of course the Brisbane Baylands. At last night’s City Council Meeting, the Council voted unanimously to:

  1. Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Baylands and adopt the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, which is the first step in the process and will allow for additional information to be obtained and applied to the site before all the impacts are known;
  2. Approve the housing component of 1,800 – 2,200 units Baylands General Plan Amendment, in order to get the remediation that is needed on the site for it to be a fully-functioning community and not just a series of buildings that are disconnected from the town;
  3. Include up to 7 million square feet of commercial (Councilmember O’Connell stated she was more comfortable with 4.5 million square feet and thus dissented in her vote).  Other Councilmembers expressed how they believed that 7 million sq. ft. would allow for the City to have the most amount of future flexibility, amenities, and financial benefit, as well as be best able to assist with the regional jobs-housing imbalance. Only that vote was 4-1. Lastly, the Council voted unanimously to:
  4. Put the Baylands General Plan Amendment onto the November 6, 2018 ballot, which will allow the residents of Brisbane to cast their votes on what they consider to be in the best interests of their city.

A City ordinance requires the Baylands development to have a minimum 15% of its housing units designated as affordable or meet below-market requirements.  In addition, a minimum of 25% of the Baylands must be reserved for open space/area.

What’s next for the Baylands?  Staff expects the developer to submit a revised Specific Plan in line with the General Plan Amendment, if approved by voters in November.

City Manager Clay Holstine commented today to Marisa Kendall, a reporter with the Bay Area News Group, “The City certainly sees all of the ill effects of the housing crisis, and we’re trying to be responsible not only to that issue, but to our own community.”

To play back the meeting video, please visit: www.brisbaneca.org/city-government/meetings.  Scroll down to the meeting video of July 19th.  If you would like to subscribe to Baylands Updates from the City, please sign up here: http://brisbaneca.org/baylands-email-list-sign-up-form.

Final High School Bus Update

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Final routes for the upcoming 2018-19 school year were finalized last Friday and shared by SamTrans with the Brisbane parents working group.  This group was largely spearheaded by Brisbane resident Alina Zavodnik, who began encouraging other Brisbane parents to get involved by attending meetings and brainstorming alternatives with City staff and Mayor Conway, which they started doing in late 2017.  Seeing that the most likely scenario for safely transporting Brisbane & Southern Hills high school students to and from their homes and high school would be via existing SamTrans routes, the group recently began meeting with SamTrans on possible route modifications.  The following determinations were made for how best to integrate SamTrans service to and from Brisbane to the students’ high schools.

Route 24 | Will Now Run from Brisbane to Jefferson, Westmoor, Summit Shasta High Schools

Route 24 currently serves Jefferson and Westmoor High School students.  Route 24 will extend to Summit Shasta and the route schedule will be modified to accommodate the school bell times for all three high schools.  In the morning, the Route 24 will start at Brisbane, departing 7:05am, and end at Shasta High School at 7:52am.  In the afternoon, the Route 24 will pick up students at Westmoor High School first at 3:25pm, then go to Shasta High School at 3:40pm, Jefferson High School at 3:48pm, and arriving in Brisbane at 4:15pm.  The bus stop for Summit Shasta is located at Serramonte Blvd. & Highway 1.  The new service will be implemented in August 2018 as a 1-year pilot program, during which the route will be evaluated for continued inclusion in the SamTrans service plan.

Route 49 | Extending Service to Brisbane for Students going to Oceana and Terra Nova High Schools

Presently, Route 49 operates via San Bruno BART, Sneath Ln., Allen Dr., Skyline Blvd., Sharp Park, Hwy 1, Crespi Dr. into Terra Nova High School.  In August 2018, Route 49 will start in Brisbane, departing 6:48am from Old County Rd. & San Francisco Ave., go through San Bruno Ave. and Sneath Lane, Skyline College, Manor Drive, arriving at Oceana High School at 7:32am, and ending at Terra Nova High School at 7:45am.  The reverse trip in the afternoon will follow the same pattern, departing Terra Nova at 3:10pm, Oceana at 3:27pm, and arriving in Brisbane at 4:11pm.  The new service will be implemented in August 2018 as a 1-year pilot program, during which the route will also be evaluated for continued inclusion in the SamTrans service plan.

All service changes are effective Sunday, August 5, 2018.  For updated route maps, please see the SamTrans website at that time: http://www.samtrans.com/schedulesandmaps/timetables.html.

Your feedback is welcomed and encouraged!  Share your compliments, suggestions, or concerns with Christina Contreras, SamTrans Marketing Outreach Coordinator, by emailing her at contrerasc@samtrans.com or by calling her at (650) 508-7763.

July 2018 Marina News

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 Click here to read the July 2018 Marina Newsletter

Annual Marina Kite Festival August 2018

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See below for more info about the Annual Marina Kite Festival, taking place on August 4, 2018:

City Hall Roof-Mounted PV System

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Update: Thursday, July 12 - The power in City Hall will be out tomorrow beginning at 12 noon in order to interconnect the new PV system.  Unfortunately, our computers and credit card machines will also be down during the planned shut down.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Update: Monday, July 9 - The City Hall roof-mounted PV installation project is now approximately 90% complete.  The major work remaining is a temporary shutdown of PG&E power so the PV system can be interconnected.  We again thank you for your patience (esp. to those that frequent the Dog Park) as this project is completed!

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The City Council has had an interest in constructing a photovoltaic system on the City Hall roof for over a decade, and we’re excited to announce that it’s now happening!  Over the course of the next two months, contractor Sunterra Solar will be working to install a 150 kW system (AC rating), and they will be using the City Hall parking lot near the Dog Park as their staging area.  Therefore, we ask that Dog Park users please refrain from parking in the spaces indicated as restricted with signs and barricades, as those are necessary for the contractor’s materials and equipment, which include a lift.  We look forward to having the system installed, which will allow for shedding more of the City’s load dependence from the public utility.  The current system does not include a commercial solar battery storage system, but in the event the Council does choose to install one, we would see even greater independence from the utility by saving excess power generated during lower demand periods.  If you have any questions about this project, please contact the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

VIDEO: Facilities Rental

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If you're getting ready to plan a special event, you may want to consider renting one of the facilities in town, and which are maintained by our Parks and Recreation and Public Works Depts.  This video produced by our Summer Multimedia Intern Johnson Xiao will help give you a better idea of the types of facilities the City has to offer!  If you or your organization are interested in using any of the facilities mentioned in this video for your next meeting, party, or private event, please contact the Parks and Recreation Dept. at (415) 508-2140 or email them at parks-recreation@brisbaneca.org.

July 2018 Home Sharing Flyers

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HIP Housing's July 2018 flyers are now available for housing providers and housing seekers.

Over 200 people were placed in home sharing arrangements during FY 17-18; an additional 465 people remained in their home sharing arrangements during the year!

July 2018 STAR Newsletter

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Click here to read the July 2018 STAR Newsletter.

New Brisbane Library Site Work Commences

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163 Visitacion...the site of the old 5 Star Café which will soon be transformed into the New Brisbane Library.  Starting next Monday, 7/2, crews will begin to be seen onsite performing a site survey and clearing the area of weeds.  Work will continue 7am-4pm, M-F, with the exception of the July 4th holiday on Wednesday. This falls in line with the project timeline, which has work starting this summer and finishing in time for the Fall 2019 school year.  We are excited to watch the transformation take place! If you have any questions about this project, please contact the Brisbane Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.