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West Nile Virus Update

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Update Friday, 8/22, 11:16am - At last night's Council meeting, a timely presentation on West Nile Virus was given by Theresa Shelton, a vector ecologist from San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control Distict (segment begins at 12:30).  She stressed the importance of reporting all dead birds and squirrels to the CA Dept. of Public Health West Nile Virus and Dead Bird Hotline by calling (877) 968-BIRD (2473) or online at

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Through SMCAlert, the City became aware today about a pool of mosquitoes and a dead bird found at Clay Park in South San Francisco.  Both the pool of mosquitoes and bird tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control is planning to fog a ½ mile radius surrounding the location where the mosquito pool and bird were found.  Areas surrounding Clay Park in South San Francisco, Colma, and Daly City are included in the fogging treatment plan.

The fogging will take place between the hours of 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM beginning Thursday (8/21) evening into Friday (8/22) morning.

Residents with questions can call the District at (650) 344-8592 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

To prevent mosquito bites and breeding, the San Mateo County Mosquito Abatement District reminds the public to remember the “Three Ds” drain standing water because that is where mosquitoes lay eggs; wear proper clothing and repellent during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes bite; and apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaradin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535.

If you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms of the West Nile Virus (fever, headache, fatigue, sometimes a skin rash, swollen lymph glands and eye pain), please contact your local physician and schedule to get tested for the virus immediately.

PG&E Working in Brisbane

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This past Monday, August 18th, PG&E started working in Brisbane on their high voltage electric transmission towers.  You may have seen a helicopter being used to transport PG&E crews and equipment to the towers along Ridge Crest Trail in-between Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, Mission Blue, and Monarch Drive.  The helicopter will make multiple trips between the towers and the designated landing zone located on Valley Dr.  The work hours for this project are 8am - 5pm, with work scheduled to conclude on Friday, August 22nd.  PG&E trucks and equipment may also be visible in and around these areas.  All personnel are required to carry valid photo identification and are happy to provide it upon request.  If you have any questions about this project, please contact Bernardo Cortes, Jr., at 925-459-7306 during normal business hours or send an email to Thank you for your patience as this work is completed this week!

Summer Learning Program

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The Summer Learning @ the Brisbane Library program ends on Saturday, August 30th.

If you have finished the Summer Learning Program, don't forget to stop by the Brisbane Library and turn in your completed log!  Finishers will receive a book and will be entered into a raffle to win a $1,000 college scholarship!  ​All logs must be received by Saturday, August 30 at 5pm in order to be entered into the scholarship raffle.  We hope you have enjoyed your summer and look forward to seeing you at the Brisbane Library.

Brisbane Library
250 Visitacion Ave.
(415) 467-2060


Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/18/2014

Coming Soon - Job Opening
Public Works Maint. Worker I/II
Applications accepted starting Aug. 20
First 100 Applications Only

Brisbane Dance Workshop
Registration Now Open
Class Size Limited or 467-6698

Posted 8/16/2014

Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Beg./Inter. Guitar Lessons
Sat., 8/23-10/4, Noon-2 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Information:  (415) 508-2143

Brisbane Swim Team
San Mateo Summer League Champs
2nd Consecutive Year!


Draft Housing Element

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The City's Planning Department along with the Planning Commission have been working on updating the City's Housing Element since late February of this year when they held their first study session on an overview of the 2015-2022 Housing Element's requirements.  Five months later, at their July 10th meeting, they wrapped up their last study session.  The 2015-2022 Housing Element is now available to view in draft form online.

The Planning Commission’s public hearing on the draft 2015-2022 Housing Element is scheduled for Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:30pm.  The agenda report for that meeting will be provided with the rest of the agenda packet on the City’s website under City Government > All Meetings by the Friday prior, August 22nd.

Bus Schedule for JUHSD

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It's the last week of summer for Brisbane elementary and middle school youth and the last day of summer for the high schoolers, with school starting tomorrow, August 14 for the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD).  Thanks to the Brisbane City Council again approving $85,000 for the 2014-15 budget year, Brisbane youth attending Oceana and Terra Nova high schools in Pacifica are able to be picked up from and brought back to Brisbane after the school day.  There is even an After School/Activities Bus to accommodate the schedules of those involved with afterschool sports or extracurricular activities.  However, with it being a minimum day for the first day back, there will be a modified bus schedule for tomorrow, August 14th:

7:00 am – Depart Brisbane
7:25 am – Arrive at Oceana
7:45 am – Arrive at Terra Nova
12:58 pm – Depart Terra Nova
1:11 pm – Depart Oceana|
1:36 pm - Arrive in Brisbane

Click here to view the regular bus schedule for Oceana/Terra Nova students. 

Note: the After School/Activities bus will not be running tomorrow; it starts its regular route on Friday, August 15th.

Jess C. Salmon 1925 - 2014

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Early this morning, Brisbane lost its last surviving Founding Father.  Jess C. Salmon was one of Brisbane's five original City Council Members elected on September 12, 1961 to serve the community.  The City became a General Law City soon after on November 27, 1961.  Brisbane would not be the community it is today with its small-town feel had it not been for people like Jess who fought hard to protect the City's natural resources, while also ensuring its fiscal health.  This is evident in the documentary, "No Deposit, No Return" (1965), that was produced by KRON-TV when Jess served as the City's Mayor.  In February 2013, when the Open Space & Ecology Committee aired the short film for the community, Jess was right there seated in the front row.  In the film, Jess' love for Brisbane and San Bruno Mountain which encircles it, are clearly seen.  Similar sentiments were expressed by current Council Member and former Mayor Ray Miller and his wife Anya, former Council Member and Mayor.

"I was greatly saddened by the news that Jess Salmon, the last surviving member of Brisbane's first City Council, had died.  My wife and I have known Jess since the 1960s.  He was truly a founding father.  Because of his intelligence, diligence, organizational smarts and incredible dedication, he was probably the most influential architect of the basic structure, laws, and community orientation of Brisbane's city government.  He fought strenuously to generate the revenue that Brisbane needed to survive, to protect it from the encroachments of the County and avaricious developers, and to preserve our special community and the natural mountain environment with which Brisbane is blessed.  Everyone who has enjoyed living in Brisbane owes Jess Salmon a big debt of gratitude."

Jess C. Salmon
1925 - 2014
Beloved Founding Father


A Memorial service is planned for Saturday, August 16th at 10:30am at Mission Blue Center (475 Mission Blue Drive, Brisbane).

Pavement Condition Inspection

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Beginning Tuesday, August 12th, and concluding on the 15th, an inspector will be performing a pavement condition inspection of all streets in Brisbane.  The inspection will be used in the StreetSaver pavement management software program that helps our Public Works Department determine streets for pavement maintenance projects.  The inspector may be seen on city streets driving at slow speeds or stopping to measure and record quantities of cracks and imperfections on the roads' surface.  Therefore, please exercise caution when traveling around them.  We appreciate your patience while this work is being completed.  For any questions about this pavement condition inspection work, please call the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.

Massage Ordinance Update

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On May 21, 2014, information was provided on the City's website about the Massage Ordinance that the City Council would be considering at their June 19, 2014 meeting.  At that meeting, the City Council unanimously adopted Ordinance No. 585, adding Chapter 8.10 to Title 8 of the Municipal Code concerning “Massage Regulations.”  In essence, this ordinance mandates that all persons offering massage services within the City, whether in a massage establishment, or in a home-based business, hold a Certificate of Registration.  The Ordinance applies to both Certified Massage Therapists (CMTs) and Certified Massage Practitioners (CMPs).  The Certificate of Registration can either be obtained from the State via the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC), or from the City via the Brisbane Police Department.  In the event of the expiration of a Certificate of Registration - whether due to the Certificate Holder's not renewing or failing to timely renew the Certificate - the Certificate holder must immediately cease all massage-related functions.  For any questions, feel free to contact Sgt. Mario Garcia at (415) 508-2178 or Officer Abraham Sevilla at 508-2181 ext. 549.

August 2014 Marina Newsletter

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Click here to read the August 2014 Marina Newsletter