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Wendy Ricks, whose voice you would often hear if you dialed City Hall, and whose writing filled the pages of the monthly City STAR newsletter, announced her retirement last month. She is dearly missed, but is working her "dream job" at the Santa Sabina Retreat Center in San Rafael, Calif.
"Serving the citizens of the City of Brisbane has been rewarding and gratifying," said Wendy, "and I am so very grateful for the many years of working with everyone."
If you didn't get a chance to say goodbye to Wendy, do not fret. A Wine & Cheese Retirement Celebration is being planned in honor of Wendy on Wednesday, September 16, from 6-8pm at City Hall. The public is invited to stop by and wish Wendy well on her new career journey!
Did you know that there is a Caltrain "Bayshore/Brisbane Senior Shuttle" that can start only in the Bayshore/Brisbane area? This shuttle is funded by SamTrans and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority with the co-operation of Daly City, Brisbane, BAAQMD and CCAG. And if you're not a Senior, don't worry, you're not required to be over a certain age to ride this shuttle, nor do you need a shuttle pass (those are only necessary for the Commute.org-operated shuttles).
On Monday and Friday the Caltrain shuttle may be booked to Serramonte shopping center or any stop along the way.
On Tuesday and Thursday the shuttle may be booked to Tanforan or any stop along the way.
To book your next trip, please call (415) 740-9458 to speak directly to the driver (the shuttle will circle on the route until it gets a phone call booking a trip.
For more information about the Caltrain shuttle and to view the current schedule, please click here.
The following Brisbane citizens have qualified to be on the upcoming November 3, 2015 ballot to fill two Council seats on the Brisbane City Council: (Click on their names below to view their candidate statements)
The Brisbane Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Candidates Forum on Wednesday, September 23rd from 7:00 - 8:30pm. The forum is moderated by the League of Women Voters and will be held in the Community Room at City Hall, 50 Park Place. Citizens are encouraged to attend and participate. It will also be televised and taped for replay on the City’s website for those who are unable to attend.
For information regarding the upcoming election, please contact Sheri Spediacci, City Clerk, at 415-508-2113 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
A new face can be seen in and around City Hall these days - Noreen Leek has been hired as the City's new Recreation Manager in the Parks and Recreation Department. Noreen comes to us from the City of Menlo Park, where she worked eight years in the city's Community Services Department; first as a Recreation Coordinator, then as a Recreation Supervisor, and ultimately, a Recreation Manager. Her responsibilities included: production of their Activity Guide (a whopping 72 pages!) and other marketing materials, overseeing the Recreation Center and its operations, and leading special events and the city's gymnastics programs.
She will be interfacing in large part with the Parks and Recreation Commission, overseeing special events such as the Day in the Park Community Festival (also, SAVE THE DATE for another Hydrant Re-painting & Restoration Weekend, happening Oct. 10 & 11), managing production of the Activity Guide, and supervising the department, which is led by Administrative Services Director, Stuart Schillinger.
"I am grateful to have the honor of serving as the new Recreation Manager and to become part of the Brisbane community," said Noreen, and "I look forward to encouraging collaborative partnerships with the local business community and expanding recreation for the city as a whole."
If you'd like to contact Noreen, you can do so at (415) 508-2141 or email@example.com. Or, stop by and say "hello" in person; her door is always open!
Noreen earned her undergraduate degree in Recreation from San Francisco State University and her Master’s in Business Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University. She resides in Belmont with her husband, two young sons, and yellow lab, Lola.
Recently, the City has been taking advantage of rebates through San Mateo County Energy Watch to upgrade its facilities' site lighting to energy-saving, LED bulbs. You may have noticed that this was done at the Fire Station and Mission Blue Center, and now the same has been done at the Community Pool. Programming for the lights at the Pool have also been adjusted, so that only a few lights stay on at night for security reasons. The Community Park site lighting (including the decorative lamps and Gazebo bollards) will be upgraded to LEDs in the coming weeks. See if you can spot the difference!
Join the City of Daly City, the City of Brisbane and the County of San Mateo for a workshop titled: Improving Energy Code Compliance of Nonresidential Envelopes. The instructor will be Russ King, M.E. This workshop aims to give you specific tools and strategies for enhancing energy code compliance of fenestration (design, construction, or presence of windows and doors in a building) performance and site-built fenestration.
When: Friday, August 28th from 12:00-4:00pm
Where: Daly City Building Department, Training Room, 333 90th Street, Daly City, 94015
Who: All local officials, city building and planning staff, as well as private sector building professionals are invited.
This training is provided through the Bay Area Regional Energy Network’s (BayREN) Codes and Standards program. This program is a locally driven effort of local governments to reduce energy use in buildings through improved design, construction and code compliance. The program is administered jointly by each of the nine Bay Area counties and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). Funding for the program is provided through the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Click here for the training flyer.
With any questions or to register contact, Rachael Londer: firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 363-4077.
The Community Center has been getting a facelift over the past couple of weeks with the installation of wainscot panels along the lower portion of the walls. This was needed to address the scuff marks on the walls left from the backs of chairs and the room's general heavy usage. A new chair rail was originally considered, but wainscoting was determined to be a great solution for covering up all of the imperfections along the lower section of the walls. Though considered a smaller project in terms of cost (the City Council funded this project with adoption of the 2015-16 budget), its impact is one that is more noticed, as the Community Center is widely used by many members of the community, including the Library, Seniors, Brisbane Dance Workshop, and other community clubs and organziations. We hope you enjoy the Community Center's new look with the traditional style of wainscoting!
Councilmember Lentz would like to host a meeting regarding airplane noise for concerned citizens on Wednesday, August 19th at 6pm at City Hall (50 Park Place, Brisbane) in the Community Meeting Room. He will be attending a SFO Roundtable Meeting earlier that day and would like to share the information that comes from that meeting with concerned citizens. If this is an issue you are concerned about, then please plan on attending.