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City Receives Gold-Level Beacon Award

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Brisbane was awarded the very first Gold-Level Beacon Award by the Institute of Local Government (ILG) at the League of California Cities conference in San Jose today!  Mayor Terry O'Connell accepted the award on behalf of the City from Chris McKenzie, Executive Director for the League of California Cities.  The Beacon Award recognizes an agency’s holistic approach to addressing climate change and Brisbane is the first local government in the state of California to receive a Gold-Level Beacon Award.  Click here for the press release from ILG and here to view a video featuring each of the award winners, also by ILG. 

For more information about the Beacon Award, please click here.

The City of Brisbane was also the proud recipient of five Spotlight Awards from ILG, which were presented last night at the Beacon Spotlight Award Reception. 

The City of Brisbane received a Gold-Level Beacon Award and five Beacon Spotlight Awards for the following achievements:

  • Agency GHG Reductions: Gold Level - 19% reductions
  • Community GHG Reductions: Gold Level - 10% reductions
  • Agency Energy Savings: Gold Level- 17% savings
  • Natural Gas Savings: Platinum Level – 24% savings
  • Sustainability Best Practices: Gold Level

Thank you to the City Council, Community, Open Space and Ecology Committee, C/CAG and Staff for their work in these great achievements for the City of Stars!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 10/4/2015

Did you know...
You can dispose of old batteries and bulbs at City Hall?
And old medication at the Police Dept.?
(Please bring all long tube fixtures to Brisbane Hardware)

Posted 9/30/2015

In Loving Memory of
Cyril. G. “Cy” Bologoff
Jan. 12, 1932 – Sept. 29, 2015
Former Mayor and Fire Chief
Memorial: Mon. Oct. 5, 1pm Garden Chapel, SSF

Brisbane Lions’ Club
White Cane Day
Friday Oct 2nd
6am to 9am corner of Visitacion and San Bruno Ave.

Posted 9/29/2015

City of Brisbane
Water Bills
Due Oct 5th


Bicentennial Walkway Improvements

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The installation for the new bollards began today on the lower portion of Bicentennial Walkway. As you can see from the photos above, new concrete bases needed to be formed and poured to ensure a strong foundation for the new fixtures, which are themselves made of steel-reinforced, cast concrete. Barring any unforeseen complications, the installation should be completed by day's end!

Stay Safe during a Power Outage

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In 2003, over 50 million people lost power in what was the biggest power outage in U.S. history.  Power outages can happen anywhere, to anyone, so it’s important to know what do.  Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan
  2. During an outage, use flashlights as opposed to candles to avoid the risk of fire
  3. After a power outage, get rid of unsafe food. When in doubt, throw it out!

Check out's website to learn more about what you should do before, during, and after a power outage.

North County Fire Authority also advises the community to take this opportunity to check your family emeregency preparedness/survival kits.  It should have 3 days' (72 hours) worth of food and water.  They will be offering safety tips on a recurring basis, that we'll be calling #SafetySaturday, as that is how they're being tagged on social media.  Follow the City of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  North County Fire's Twitter handle is @NoCoFire or

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Posted 9/26/2015

Now Hiring Part-Time Positions
Code Enforcement Officer – Crossing Guard
Recreation Leader – Lifeguards
Apply at Brisbane City Hall or

Posted 9/20/2015

Concerts in the Park
Busta Groove!
Hottest Dance Party Band
Fri., Sept. 25, 6:00 – 8:30pm, Comm. Park

Candidates Forum Video

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Last night the League of Women Voters moderated a Candidates Forum featuring the six candidates that have qualified to be on the upcoming November 3, 2015 ballot to fill two Council seats on the Brisbane City Council.  Those who attended from the public were given the opporunity to write down their questions on a notecard, many of which were asked of each of the candidates throughout the night.  The Candidates Forum was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the City of Brisbane.

San Bruno Mtn. now a PCA

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Last night, the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) unanimously approved the adoption of 68 new Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs), including the PCA for San Bruno Mountain and Surrounding Areas.

(Click map to enlarge)

PCAs are a critical tool for safeguarding our region's greenbelt lands that provide clean air and water, locally produced food, wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration, and outdoor recreation.  To assist with this effort, grants are offered from various organizations, sometimes solely for PCAs to apply for.

Putting the application together was a regional effort, coordinated by San Bruno Mountain Watch in partnership with San Mateo County Parks, Brisbane, and South San Francisco.  Our PCA was adopted with the designation "Natural Landscapes" primarily and "Regional Recreation" secondarily.  To learn more about PCAs, please visit:

Parkside at Brisbane Village Update

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The City-initiated planning process for the Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan is underway.   At their September 17th City Council meeting, the Council authorized the selection of MIG Consultants to prepare the plan.  View the consultant's proposal here.

MIG Consultants specializes in community engagement, urban planning and design, multimodal transportation planning, and communications.  For the Precise Plan, MIG will be teaming with their frequent partners, Strategic Economics and Hexagon Transportation Consultants, to provide insight into economic opportunities and constraints, and analysis of any proposed street and property access improvements, respectively.

The City and MIG will partner with San Mateo County Health System to facilitate a community dialogue about how the Precise Plan can incorporate healthy community principles, focusing on the critical link between the built environment and public health, and how decisions regarding land use, transportation, economic development, and natural resources protection affect community health.

Be on the lookout this month for opportunities to participate in the creation of the Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan, which will include stakeholder meetings, community-wide public workshops, online forums, and pop-up workshops at City events, such as Day in the Park on Saturday, October 3rd!

Climate Action Plan Adopted

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At last night's City Council meeting, the Council voted unanimously to adopt the City's Climate Action Plan, which the Open Space and Ecology Committee and Council Liaisons Liu and Miller worked vigorously on over the past year (work at the OSEC subcommittee level dates back 10 years!).

"I'm just astounded by the work that the committees and the staff have produced and so proud to be a part of it and that we're going to try and make some headway and to make a difference.  It all starts small, and hopefully has an influence in the big picture," said Mayor O'Connell.

AB32 calls for the State to be at 1990 levels of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.  The City's Climate Action Plan goes beyond that goal with the measures amounting to being 17.3% below 2005 greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.  Stay tuned for more information for how the Climate Action Plan provides a framework for all of Brisbane to meet its climate action goals.

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Posted 9/20/2015

Concerts in the Park
Busta Groove!
Hottest Dance Party Band
Fri., Sept. 25, 6:00 – 8:30pm, Comm. Park

Posted 9/18/2015

Celebration of Life
Raymond Cinti
Sunday Sept. 20, 2pm @ the Eagles

Posted 9/16/2015

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Lagoon Clean-Up
Sat., Sept. 19, 9am – noon, Fisherman’s Pk.
Information:  415-508-2144

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Brisbane Derby
Deadline to Register: Thurs., Sept 24
Information: 415-508-2144