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Posted 3/17/2017


Live at Mission Blue Presents
Jacques Ogg & Elisabeth Wright
Sat., Mar 25th, 8pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
www.liveatmissionblue.com
Tickets Available at the Door


Brisbane Parks & Recreation
Spring Break Camp
April 3rd – April 14th
Registration Deadline March 29th


Posted 3/13/2017


Dive-in Movie at the Pool!
Showing “Secret Life of Pets”
Sat., Mar. 25th @ 7:30pm
FREE Admission – Fun for All!


Brisbane Eagles Club
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
Sat., Mar. 18th at 4pm
Proceeds – Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/10/2017


Adult Oil Painting Class
Starts Thurs., March 16th
6pm-8:30pm. Mission Blue Ctr.
For Info Call: (415)286-3707


Posted 3/6/2017


Silverspot Cooperative Nursery School
Annual Luau & Silent Auction
Sunday, March 12th, 1-5pm
475 Mission Blue Dr.


Peninsula Clean Energy
Look for Mailer by April
for Cheaper, Greener Energy!
Info: www.peninsulacleanenergy.com

 

Transportation Authority Seeks Volunteers

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The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is soliciting applications for its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).

The CAC is a 15-member volunteer group who serve in an advisory capacity to the Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors, providing valuable input on the projects and programs in the Transportation Expenditure Plan. The plan includes Caltrain improvements, highway and street projects, allocations to cities and the county for local undertakings, paratransit service for people with disabilities, and pedestrian and bike upgrades.

The committee meets the Tuesday before the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in San Carlos. Members of the CAC must be residents of San Mateo County.

Interested persons can download an application or apply online at www.smcta.com/cac, or call 650-508-6223 for more information.

The deadline for submitting the application is May 5, 2017.

RICAPS Receives Award from US EPA

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The San Mateo County Office of Sustainability's RICAPS program (Regionally Integrated Climate Action Planning Suite) was publicly recognized for their leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and climate action during the 2017 Climate Leadership Awards Dinner, as part of the Climate Leadership Conference, held in Chicago, IL from March 1 - 3, 2017.  City of Brisbane staff regularly attend the RICAPS county working group, and it was RICAPS that guided staff on completing the City's first-ever Climate Action Plan and assisted with the City being the first agency in the state to ever receive a Gold-level Beacon Award.  We are grateful for the forward-thinking technical support from the County of San Mateo, and the tools and templates that RICAPS makes publicly available that enable other regional agencies the ability to reduce their GHG emissions as well.

Bayshore Roadwork 3/10, 7a-5p

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You may want to avoid Bayshore today between 7am-5pm if you can - crews will be coring between the SSF/Brisbane city limits and Old County Rd. in preparation for Cold In-Place Recycling taking place in mid-April.  Basically, they need to take samples of the asphalt in order to know the proper "mix" for when Bayshore gets a major facelift in roughly 6 weeks...which hasn't been done since the late 90's when it was slurry-sealed!  It's going to look and feel great to drive on, but we need your patience as this first part of the project is completed.  One lane of traffic in both directions will remain open at all times. Thank you in advance for your cooperation! And if you want to read more about Cold In-Place Recycling and the environmentally-progressive aspects of it, you can do so here.

City Manager's Interview on PenTV

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Last week, City Manager Clay Holstine was interviewed for a segment of Pen Voice, a community show on PenTV (Ch. 26) highlighting community organizations and focusing on local issues, not-for-profit service awareness, and community advocacy within San Mateo County.  Catch his segment here, where he speaks in large part about the new Brisbane Library and the Friends of the Brisbane Library's goal to fundraise $100,000 towards the new Library:

To donate towards the new Brisbane Library, visit www.fobl.info and hit 'Donate'.

New Library - Visitacion Ave. perspective

New Library - Back Courtyard perspective

New Library - Interior perspective

Informational Workshop on PCE

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Join Peninsula Clean Energy staff on Wednesday, March 8th at 6:30pm at the San Mateo main library Oak Room to learn and ask questions about San Mateo County's official electricity provider. Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) provides cleaner and greener electricity with energy rates starting lower than what you are paying now.

Notifications are in the mail about your new electricity provider.
Please come to gather information, ask questions and be informed!
Light refreshments provided | Workshop Flyer
 
Register to attend this free workshop:
http://tinyurl.com/marchPCE
 
Date:           March 8, 2017
Time:           6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:    City of San Mateo Main Library – Oak Room
Address:     55 W. 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
Cost:            FREE

BES 3rd Graders Tour City Hall

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Each year, Ms. Dalmacio's 3rd Grade class from BES takes a tour of City Hall as part of their Government lesson.  With just two days into their curriculum, they knew that there are departments at City Hall that provide services for the residents.  So, the timing was perfect for them to come and see first-hand the faces behind the various departments, from Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Planning, and Code Enforcement, to of course, Police and Fire.

The kids were delighted to be welcomed by the Parks and Recreation Dept. with a customized sign banner, similar to the ones used on the community signboards.  They were then invited back behind the counter for a friendly game of BINGO!

They used the same boards and materials used by the Seniors at their weekly BINGO games that follow the Wednesday Senior Lunches.  The winner got a "free rec swim" Pool pass!

Code Enforcement Officer Moneda had prepared a display of photos to show the kids "what not to do" at their homes.

The kids then got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Police Dept. by Officer Malone (including getting to see where the officers get changed into their uniforms and where they write their police reports).  Before stepping outside to see the Police SUV, they got to meet Jeannette, the Records Clerk in the Police Dept.

Afterwards, they were met by Capt. Rosenlund and his team from Station 81.  They got to see a thermal imaging unit in person and then Firefighter Joe put on all his firefighting gear to show the kids what a fully suited up firefighter looks like - so they know who to run to should they ever find themselves in a disaster.

Group picture with their teacher, Officer Malone, Firefighter Riedell, Capt. Rosenlund, and Firefighter Ferguson.

We ended the tour with these five students getting to be "Councilmembers for a Day".  (They got to take their seats at the dais after correctly answering some quiz questions at the end of the tour.)

We hope you had fun and look forward to hosting next year's 3rd Graders!

For more pictures from yesterday's tour, please click here to be taken to the City's Facebook page. (You do need to have a Facebook account to view the photos.)

CPRS District 4 Award of Excellence

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On Thursday, February 23rd, the City of Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department received an Award of Excellence from the California Parks & Recreation Society for the Annual Derby.  Recreation Manager Noreen Leek and Recreation Supervisor Steve Beaty were present to accept the award on behalf of the City.  The Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding projects or programs in the categories of Recreation Programming, Promoting Healthy Communities, Parks Planning, Facility Design, Special Events, or other related areas.  The Award of Excellence serves to recognize and promote agency successes, new creative approaches and best practices.  The Derby is an event that separates us from other cities and is a prime example of the Parks and Recreation Department’s ability to make memories for the Brisbane residents.  Come check out the award in the Parks and Rec office and definitely don't miss participating in the Derby Races next year!