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With the recent passage of Jefferson Union High School District's Measure Y Parcel Tax, the District is soliciting for volunteers from the community to serve on the Citizens' Parcel Tax Oversight Committee. Duties include reviewing expenditures of parcel tax monies for compliance with the guidelines as noted in the ballot measure and issuing an annual report informing the community of the progress and appropriateness of parcel tax expenditures. If you have a desire to serve on this Committee, please notify the school in writing by May 24, 2013. Please include a brief letter of interest with your name, address, phone number and e-mail address, noting the constituency you represent and any particular talents you might bring to this Committee. Please send this letter of interest to:
Jefferson Union High School District
c/o Sue Cook
Assistant to the Superintendent
699 Serramonte Blvd., #100
Daly City, CA 94015
For more information please click here to see the offical posting of this notice.
The JUHSD will be accepting Senior and/or SSI Exemption Forms for the Measure Y Parcel Tax for 2013 - 14 until June 20, 2013. If you have already filed an exemption with the District, there is no need to renew the exemption. For more information, please click here.
"Because of Public Works..." is this year's theme for National Public Works Week. The American Public Works Association selected it because it is about the quality of life brought to communities around the world. We are able to have clean water, safe streets and neighborhoods, efficient traffic, and safe clean communities "Because of Public Works..."
This past Monday, the City Council recognized the Public Works Department for their outstanding service to the community, which oftentimes goes unnoticed (a telling sign they're doing a great job!). All but four members of the Public Works Dept. were present, where the Council and Randy Breault, Director of Public Works, commended the team for the services performed for this community and maintaining the city's fundamental infrastructure.
Utility Team Leader Keegan Black and Non-Utility Interim Team Leader Joe Friars proudly accepted the signed Proclamation from Mayor Miller.
Don't wait until May 19 - 25 to say Thank You for the excellent service you're receiving from the Public Works Dept...take a moment to thank them today!
For its second year in a row, Brisbane has been named a Playful City USA Community by national non-profit KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America's children. Click here to KaBOOM! CEO and Founder Darell Hammond's congratulatory letter to Mayor Miller.
After receiving its recognition as a Playful City USA Community in 2012, the city applied for a $20,000 Construction Grant from KaBOOM! and was chosen as one of its 25 award recipients! This $20,000 of course went towards the equipment purchase for the new Community Park Playground, which had its official ribbon-cutting on December 15, 2012.
From the press release KaBOOM! released today:
"KaBOOM! selected Brisbane as a Playful City USA Community for its outstanding dedication to play. Brisbane's Let's Play Construction Grant helped forge a relationship with the city and the Mothers of Brisbane organization, which has been a driving force for the importance of play within the community. As a result of this partnership, the Mothers of Brisbane fundraised $33,400 and the Lions Club dismantled the old play structure, both helping build a new park for the city. The city is looking to expand partnerships with community organizations to increase access to play for citizens of Brisbane."
Read the full press release by clicking here.
UPDATE 5/10/13: Bike to Work Day 2013 was another roaring success, thanks to hardworking volunteers: Susan and Robert Maynard Sullivan, Open Space & Ecology Committee Member Barbara Ebel, Dee Sano, Nancy Lacasama, Pete Anastole, and Alison Wilson. At the Tunnel Ave/Lagoon Energizer Station, they helped 384 cyclists to light refreshments and BTWD swag, along with a coupon to be redeemed at the farmers' market later that day, and cheered on 402 ride-bys. The Bayshore/Old County Energizer Station had 30 stops and 78 ride-bys. A highlight of the morning was a surprise visit from SF Bull's mascot, Rawhide! For more pictures, please click here to see photos snapped by Brisbane resident Dee Sano throughout the morning.
On Thursday, May 9th, Bayshore and Tunnel Ave/Lagoon will be filled with cyclists participating in Bike to Work Day. Last year, the Energizer Station at Bayshore and Old County had 50 ride-bys and 58 stops, and the Energizer Station at Lagoon and Tunnel had 260 ride-bys and 307 stops! Bicyclists who stop by these stations can receive a free re-usable Bike to Work Day bag full of bike related materials, and fuel up for the rest of their ride. This year, Moola Dollars for the Brisbane Farmers' Market (taking place later that day) will also be handed out. Thank you to Brisbane resident Susan Maynard Sullivan for spearheading the volunteer effort that's necessary to make Bike to Work Day run as smoothly as it does. For more information about Bike to Work Day, please click here.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will be conducting a temporary weekend runway closure to carry out construction activity this weekend from Friday night, April 26th through Monday morning, April 29th, and next weekend from Friday night, May 3rd, through Monday morning, May 6th.
During this closure, the arrival rate at SFO my be reduced, and could potentially cause temporary changes in noise impacts in the area. For additional information on the the runway closure, please visit the SFO Runway Construction updates website:
Join members of the Open Space & Ecology Committee, Councilmembers, representatives from Recology, and staff for this special Cinco de Mayo event. From 3:30pm - 5:30pm this Sunday, a public screening of the 27-minute KRON-4 groundbreaking environmental documentary from 1965 featuring Brisbane's garbage dump, titled "No Deposit, No Return", will be shown in the Community Meeting Room.
Following the short film will be a presentation by Recology on their current recycling efforts and the future of Waste Zero.
See 17 minutes of rare, historic interview footage of three of Brisbane's first City Council Members: Ernie Conway, Jess Salmon, and Jim "Red" Williams, shot in 1996 as part of Brisbane's 35th Anniversary Celebration.
"Cinco de Mayo Cinematheque" refreshments will be served! Come and enjoy this fun and free community event!
Click here or the image to view the full-sized flyer.
To view the full-length 1996 interview featuring Ernie Conway, Jess Salmon, and Jim "Red" Williams, please click here.
The broadcast schedule for the May 5th event as well as the full-length 1996 interview is as follows:
OSEC Educational Presentation: No Deposit No Return from May 5, 2013 (1 hr 40 minutes)
Saturday May 18 10am
Sunday May 19: 4pm
Monday May 20: 1pm
Tuesday May 21 7:30pm
Wednesday May 22 1pm
Friday May 24, 5pm - 35th Anniversary follows
Sunday May 26 2pm - 35th Anniversary follows
Brisbane 35th Anniversary video footage (2 hrs 5 minutes)
Saturday May 18 12pm
Sunday May 19: 6pm
Tuesday May 21 1pm
Tuesday May 21 9:15pm
Thursday May 23 1pm
Friday May 24 6:45pm (following OSEC meeting)
Sunday May 26 3:45pm (following OSEC meeting)
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