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SF Bay Restoration Authority

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Measure AA is expected to generate $25 million annually for Bay restoration over the next 20 years.

Funding from this measure will allow for the restoration of thousands of acres of natural habitat for wildlife, support our local economy, improve access to public lands, address flooding issues, and create thousands of new jobs.

The Authority's Governing Board seeks six individuals to serve on the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee.

The Committee has three main roles:

  1. Annually review the Authority's conformance with Measure AA;
  2. Review the Authority's audits and expenditure and financial reports; and
  3. Publish an annual report of its findings, which will be posted on the Authority's website.

The Board seeks committee members from all four Bay Area regions and with special subject matter expertise.

Subject Matter Expertise: Each member of the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee must possess expertise in one or more of the following subject matters:

  • Water quality,
  • Pollution reduction,
  • Habitat restoration,
  • Flood protection,
  • Improvement of public access to the bay, or
  • Financing of these objectives.

Factors that Determine Ineligibility for Membership: No person may serve on the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee who:

  • Is an elected official or government employee;
  • Has had or could have a financial interest in a decision of the Authority; or
  • Is affiliated with an organization associated with a member of the Governing Board.

Apply to serve on the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee by March 30, 2018.

For more information, visit the SF Bay Restoration Authority's website (http://sfbayrestore.org/) or contact Karen McDowell, Project Manager, SF Bay Restoration Authority, at karen.mcdowell@sfestuary.org or (415) 778-6685.

 

Get Healthy San Mateo County

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Get Healthy San Mateo (GHSMC) is in the middle of their five-year strategic plan, and as part of that plan have created a video series which focuses on their community-identifed priorities, their connection to health, and some efforts underway to address the issue.  Did you know that 1 in 4 residents struggle with chronic health disease?  Learn about the earliest strategies that we can adopt that actually prevent the root cause of problems like these from developing.  We're sure you'll learn something new!

Re-Painting Downtown Streetlight Poles

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UPDATE: Friday, March 9 - Work was completed earlier this week on Wedneday, 3/7.  A total of forty-seven downtown Brisbane lightpoles got a fresh new coat of "Brisbane Green" commercial-grade paint applied.  Tell us in the comments below what you think of the end result!

Before & After, San Francisco Ave.

UPDATE: Friday, March 2 - due to weather, the contractor is scheduled to return on Monday, March 5 to finish painting.

Starting tomorrow morning, a contractor that some in town may already be familiar with as they've been re-painting the decorative streetlights on the Northeast Ridge over the past couple of years - B.M. Lynn Painting - will be starting prep work in advance of re-painting the light poles on Visitacion. Please be aware of the No Parking signs as they are posted. The contractor will also be re-painting the streetlight poles along San Bruno Ave. and San Francisco Ave. - 47 in total! They do commercial and industrial painting, and are familiar with Brisbane. After the prep work is finished, they will proceed with the exterior painting so long as the weather conditions allow. We look forward to the "after" photo and extend our thanks in advance to the community for its patience as this work on our main drag gets completed!

New City Projects Section

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For those of you curious to know what projects the City has upcoming, or which projects have recently been completed, you'll be happy to know that a new "City Projects" section has been made available on the website.  To access this section, simply hover your mouse on the "I Want To..." column, click on "Read" and then click on "City Projects" to find this:

So far, all the City projects that have taken place over the course of this year and last have been catalogued here.  More will be filed under this new section as projects are scheduled.  They will also appear on the City's homepage when they're intially posted.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/11/2018


Office Hours w/ Councilman Lentz
Wed., Mar 14th, 6:30-8pm
City Hall, Large Conference Rm,
Bring Your Questions!

 

Live at Mission Blue Presents
Josh Lee & JungHae Kim
Sat., Mar. 17th, 8pm, @ Mission Blue
www.liveatmissionblue.com
Tickets Available at the Door


Posted 3/8/2018



Reach for a Star 5K
Sun., Mar. 11th @ Sierra Point
Women’s Race: 8am, All Comers: 9am
Community 1 Mile Run: 10am

Commute.org Shuttle Survey

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Commute.org's 2018 Shuttle Rider survey is now open.  The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and will be open until March 31, 2018. 
 
Your responses will help Commute.org make improvements to the shuttle program.  Your responses and identity will remain completely confidential.
 
You can be entered in a drawing to win a $40 REI gift card by entering your email address at the end of the survey.  Good Luck!

March 2018 Marina News

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  Click here to read the March 2018 Marina Newsletter

Reception: "See You at the 7"

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In this exclusive art showcase to the City of Brisbane, the 160 year old 7 Mile House shares never before seen artifacts, maps, photographs, and pages from the first print of their self-published book ‘See You at the 7 - Stories From the Bay Area’s Last Original Mile House’.

The new book on 7 Mile House, Brisbane's oldest establishment and building, celebrates its intriguing history and how it came to be everyone’s favorite home “in the middle of nowhere”.

In 2004, Vanessa Garcia purchased the 7 Mile House, a dark dive in the outskirts of Brisbane, unaware of its history, the countless stories contained within its walls – and that, for the better part of the last 160 years, it was home to thousands of locals and travelers of all colors and persuasions.

The book is co-authored by Vanessa Garcia, and award-winning editor Regina Abuyuan, with a foreword by San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte (Native Son).

A public reception will be held on Wednesday, April 18th from 6:00-8:00pm at City Hall in the Large Conference Room.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Watch City Meetings LIVE and On-Demand

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We want to remind you that anytime a public meeting is taking place, you are able to watch the live stream of it on your computer or mobile device.  From the City's homepage, www.brisbaneca.org, just click on the thumbnail of the Lagoon to be taken to the live streaming page to watch what's currently being broadcast over Ch. 27.  Ch. 27 is the City's Public, Education & Government (PEG) or community access channel, which is used to provide a convenient and information-rich resource for residents to access their city government.  To that end, footage of City Council, Planning Commission, and other local government meetings are streamed live with replays scheduled afterwards, City-sponsored and City co-sponsored events are promoted via the slides, and educational programming and movies that our PEG operator (MCTV) sources are played.

If you happen to miss the live meeting, you can always watch the meeting on-demand via the All Meetings page.  From the City's homepage, www.brisbaneca.org, just click on the thumbnail of the mic with the dais in the background to be taken directly to that page where you can easily search for the meeting you want to view.  (Note: sometimes, due to issues related to Comcast's transmitter, the audio or picture quality may not be very desirable when watching on Comcast/a TV.  For a better viewing experience, we recommend watching a meeting via the live stream).  For any questions related to our PEG channel, of if you have a community event you would like to have advertised on Ch. 27, please contact Senior Management Analyst Caroline Cheung at ccheung@brisbaneca.org .

March 2018 STAR Newsletter

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Click here to read the March 2018 STAR Newsletter.