City News

Increase in Parking Enforcement

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We have received a few questions from citizens regarding the increase in parking enforcement around the city.  Generally speaking, most of our parking enforcement efforts are complaint driven.  Some areas that we have been concentrating on are white line violations, vehicles that block the sidewalk, and vehicles making U-turns at Visitacion and Mariposa.  Also, we have received complaints about vehicles parked for extended periods in the 24 minute zones at the top of Visitacion.  In the case of vehicles parked on the sidewalks, we have done a number of outreach efforts in order to educate the public and attempt to gain compliance before resorting to enforcement.  It is our preference to educate first, but unfortunately that may not always be the case.  Our mission is to keep the roadways and sidewalks safe for those who travel them.  Most of the citations that we issue are for behavior that people know is illegal.  We ask that everyone be courteous to those around you when it comes to your parking and driving habits.  If we all take the time to do the right thing, our town will be safer and it will be less likely that anyone will receive a citation.  As always, please reach out to us directly with your questions or concerns at (415) 467-1212.  We are here to help!

May 2018 STAR Newsletter

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Click here to read the May 2018 STAR Newsletter.

Street Sweeping Reminder

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The City contracts with the City of South San Francisco for street sweeping based upon the shared services model that has proven successful with other services currently utilizing this model, such as traffic signal maintenance.  Residential Street Sweeping occurs on the 2nd Monday of every month and Commercial Street Sweeping takes place every Wednesday morning (Visitacion Ave. is enforced 3-6AM).  This information is also printed each month in the STAR on the City Calendar page.  Please remove your cars during these periods so that the sweeper can do an effective job cleaning the roadways.  Thank you for your cooperation!

 

San Bruno Ave. Closed May 9, 9am-5pm

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San Bruno Avenue will be closed in both directions at the Bayshore Blvd. intersection on Wednesday, May 9th, 9am - 5pm for road repair work.  Please see the interactive map below for detour information and where local traffic only will be allowed (click the top-left arrow to view a fly-out menu).  To zoom in, first hold down the Ctrl button.

Please use caution when driving in the area.  There will also be flagmen present to help direct traffic.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as this road repair work is being completed.  If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

May 2018 Marina News

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 Click here to read the May 2018 Marina Newsletter

Saturday 4/28 Vegetation Fire

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Click here for the PDF Media Advisory from North County Fire Authority, which is also copied below.

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here for the PG&E Outages page to view the most current information.


On April 28, 2018 at 2:06 p.m., 8 Fire Companies, 3 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a vegetation fire at 180 West Hill Place in the City of Brisbane.

The first arriving fire companies found smoke and flames coming from two separate vegetation fires that were burning on a hillside behind warehouses at both 100 West Hill Drive and 180 West Hill Place.  Fire companies used hose lines to contain the fires, which burned a total of approximately one acre of land. 

Fire companies remained on scene for approximately 2 hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. No structures were threatened and there were no injuries to any of the firefighters.

The cause of the fire was due to power lines and is under investigation by the North County Fire Prevention Services Bureau and other agencies.

The North County Fire Authority wants to remind everyone of the importance of cutting and removing all dry grass and flammable vegetation around their homes and businesses.

For more information, please contact the NCFA Information Officer at (650) 991-8138.

Mayor Conway on Podcast by the Bay

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On February 21st, Mayor Clarke Conway sat down with Patrick Sullivan of Podcast by the Bay as part of their Peninsula Mayors series.  The two discussed Clarke's upbringing in Brisbane (he wasn't born in Brisbane, but he was delivered by a Brisbane doctor!), current projects, housing, and transportation.  Patrick walked away with a greater sense of the City's rich history, how the Council works together well to address the Community's concerns in making the best decisions based on the greater good of its citizens, and the fact that Brisbane is a lot warmer than he originally thought!  Click here or the image above to hear Clarke's recording.

City Hall Roof-Mounted PV System

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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.

Edible Gardening Workshop

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This past Wednesday, attendees at the BAWSCA Edible Landscaping Workshop learned how to reduce water needs in their gardens by growing edible vegetables that they could harvest all summer long.  The instructor, Suzanne Bontempo - professional horticulturalist, IPM advocate & environmental educator with over 20 years experience - started off her lecture by emphasizing "it all starts with the soil."  The class also went over how to use compost and cover crops.  Attendees were given various young potted edible vegetables to get themselves started.  Thank you to BAWSCA for bringing this workshop of theirs to Brisbane, which is sponsored by the City of Brisbane.  If you missed it, don't despair - there are others being held throughout the County throughout the Spring and Fall.  Check out their schedule of landscape classes here.

"Green Dawn" CERT Exercise

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Calling All Brisbane Residents!

Your presence is requested at the 2018 Green Dawn Full Scale Exercise for local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members, volunteer groups, and community stakeholders who might benefit from observations of and lessons learned in a terrorist attack scenario.  That's right, you do not have to be a Brisbane CERT member to participate; the County of San Mateo Health Systems is looking for more community volunteers/actors (at least 18 years of age) to roleplay lost/injured survivors in a disaster scenario.  This is a great way to see what CERTs do!  The event is free of charge and continental breakfast and lunch are provided.  Click here or the flyer below to register!