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Request for Proposals

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The City is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, and its related installation, conversion and implementation services, with the intent to enter into a contract with a vendor by March 2015.

Click here to view the RFP and here to view the Functional Requirements of the software (both are Word documents that need to be saved to your computer).  

Questions regarding the RFP may be submitted to Betsy Cooper at: and will be posted below.

Responses to this RFP are due by 5:00pm Monday, April 14, 2014.

Q: Is the project funded in the current budget and what budget amount has been granted?

A: We have not completed the budget for 2014/15.  However, the software budget will probably be in the $200-300K range.

Habitat Restoration Day 2014

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Come join The City of Brisbane, Open Space & Ecology Committee, Parks & Recreation Commission and San Bruno Mountain Watch to celebrate Earth Day!  On this 11th Anniversary, restoration efforts will be for Costaños Canyon.

All ages and abilities are welcome.  Invasive plant species will be removed, with tools, training and a commemorative t-shirt to be provided.  Afterwards, enjoy a free lunch and beautiful spring day hike on San Bruno Mountain.

Wear appropriate clothing and shoes meant for the outdoors, and bring gloves if you have a pair.

The event will take place April 26th from 9am – 1:00pm.  Meet at the intersection of Humboldt Road and Placer Way.  To RSVP or for questions, call Natalie at (415) 508-2118 or e-mail her at .

Photos from Habitat Restoration Day 2013

"The Law of Seeds"

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You are cordially invited to a Proclamation Signing and Reception 

The Law of Seeds

Art by Beth Grossman

March 19th, 2014

6:00pm – 8:00pm 
at Brisbane City Hall
50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005



Activist artist Beth Grossman is calling attention to the genetically engineered seeds that are having a huge impact on food sources worldwide. Brisbane has decided to act locally and think globally by adopting a Bill of Seed Rights Proclamation and to commemorate it with an art exhibit.

Grossman is using this art project to call attention to the necessity of national and international “seed law” to protect plant bio-diversity and the rights of individuals to save seed, keeping them in the public domain. She has compiled a Bill of Rights for Seeds and is sharing it as a visual art exhibit that will debut at Brisbane City Hall March 4th - April 30th, 2014. 

She enlisted Brisbane city government to become the first U.S. city to adopt her Bill of Rights for Seeds. This Proclamation will be presented by Mayor Clarke Conway at a public reception on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 from 6 - 8pm at Brisbane City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane, 94005.

Grossman was inspired by the constitutions of Bolivia and Ecuador, each of which includes Articles on the Rights of Nature. She compiled a Bill of Rights specifically for seeds and then scribed them with a quill pen on ten vintage seed bags that are also painted with images of the stages of germinating corn from seed to mature plant. 

The Law of Seeds is a traveling art exhibit that debuts here in Brisbane and will be featured at botanical gardens, city halls, libraries and natural history museums. The Law of Seeds is about our accountability to future generations and ensuring that nature’s seed cycle will carry on.

You are invited to appreciate the wonders of seeds and engage in a discussion on the importance of protecting this precious source of our food chain.


Beth Grossman uses art and participatory performance as a creative force to stimulate conversation and focus attention on the environment, interpretation of history and civic engagement – all aimed at raising awareness, building community and encouraging public participation. Based in Brisbane, California, she has artistically collaborated internationally with individuals, communities, corporations, non-profits and museums.


Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/14/2014

Bernice E. Jimenez
nee Allard
1922- 2014
Longtime Brisbane Resident

Posted 3/10/2014

Brisbane Eagles Club
St. Patrick's Day Dinner
Sat., Mar. 15th, 4 - 6 pm, Eagle Hall
Corned Beef Dinner, Raffle, $10 Donation


Lions Club Scholarship

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The application for the Brisbane Lions Club's Scholastic Achievement Awards is now available! 

The Brisbane Lions Club serves our community in many ways.  One of the most important is the support of education.  Through the efforts of their members and the support of our community, they offer awards to those who are pursuing higher education.  Last year the Lions were able to direct $25,000 total to 23 deserving students.

Click here for the application, due Friday April 11, 2014. 

Applicants must be current Brisbane residents for one year or longer - exceptions:  living away at school with parent(s) or guardian living in Brisbane, or serving as a member of the U.S. military.  Please confirm your eligibility status by contacting the committee prior to submitting your application by e-mailing

Community Volunteers Needed

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

A 15-member volunteer group, the CAC acts 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. That 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, or call 650-508-6223 for more information.

The deadline for submitting the application is April 4.

March 2014 STAR

March 2014 Marina News

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Click here to read the March 2014 Marina newsletter:

Free Certificate Programs

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San Mateo County Workforce and Economic Development / PeninsulaWorks, in partnership with Skyline College and Cañada College, are offering two certificate programs that addresses the needs of the employer and the changes in numerous industries.  Most industries have been going automated and the skills from this program can be applied in any industry and related occupation.  The certificate program consists of 12 units of course work in business computer programs, human relations, marketing, and business communications. The first block of courses begin Monday, March 17 and end on Thursday, May 15. The second block of courses begin Wednesday, May 28 through Monday, July 7. **** Participants must attend both sessions. ****

The training is free and there is limited seating in these programs so don't delay.  Classes start on March 17, 2014.   

Please see the Skyline College Cohort and the Cañada College Cohort flyers for additional details and to learn more about these exciting training opportunities.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 2/27/2014

Brisbane Lions Club
Scholastic Achievement Awards
Applications Available
Hard Copies at City Hall and Library