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Meet the Economic Development Director

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At last night's City Council meeting, the Council unanimously approved a contract with MB Consulting for Economic Development services.  The "MB" in MB Consulting stands for none other than Mitch Bull, who you may know as the CEO & President of the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce.  Mitch will continue in his current role with the Chamber as he embarks on his newest endeavor as Economic Development Director for the City of Brisbane.  In this capacity, Mitch will be downstairs (vs. upstairs where the Chamber of Commerce office is located at City Hall), and spending approximately 12 hours/week as Ombudsman for new businesses that are looking to come into town where he'll be able to assist them when it comes time for permits and regulatory requirements, as well as strengthening the bridge between the City and the current businesses that have chosen to be here.  The Council is excited for this new partnership with Mitch and looks forward with anticipation to hearing the progress he makes in Brisbane!

Creating a Zero Energy Home

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California building codes will begin requiring Zero Net Energy (ZNE) standards as soon as 2020!  How will ZNE affect you?  San Mateo County Energy Watch will be hosting a Zero Energy Workshop and Webinar Series this month to address the feasibility, practices and benefits of ZNE.  Sessions are customized to make information relevant to you, including separate segments for local governments, building professionals, homeowners, and real estate professionals.  The series includes 2 preview webinars and 2 workshops at the Portola Valley Town Center.  For more information, please click here for the program flyer.  You may also visit San Mateo County Energy Watch's website.

National Public Works Week

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National Public Works Week (NPWW) is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as Public Works.  The theme for this year's NPWW (May 17 - 23) is "Community Begins Here" which is so apt as it speaks to the essential nature of Public Works services in support of everyday quality of life.  A mix of maintenance, engineering and the administrative staff from the Public Works Dept. were present at last night's City Council meeting to receive the Council's Proclamation recognizing their efforts to improve the City's infrastructure and provide quality public service to the Brisbane Community.  Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!

Shuttle Service Disruption

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We were notified this afternoon by that one of the Brisbane/Crocker BART shuttles (Bus-C) will not be operating next week and until further notice.  The trips affected are AM-C1, AM-C2, AM-C3 PM-C1, PM-C2 and PM-C3. is working diligently with their current provider to get the situation resolved and are hopeful that all trips will resume shortly.  If you have any questions, please contact at 650-588-1600 or

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 5/8/2015

Brisbane Dance Workshop
Annual Spring Performance
May 16 & 17, Mission Blue Center
Tickets: (415) 467-8751

Let's Roll Brisbane
Bike To Work Day
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Posted 5/7/2015

Brisbane Library
Kids Book Club
Fri., May 8, 4 pm, 250 Visitacion
Join in on the discussion and fun activities

Posted 5/4/2015

Go Solar at a Discount!
Peninsula SunShares Workshop
Sat., May 9, 1-3 pm, Comm. Ctr.
More Info: 

101 SB Ramp Metering

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Back in November, we informed you about Caltrans' US 101 San Mateo County Ramp Metering Project between Hwy 92 and the San Mateo County/San Francisco County line to improve safety and travel times during peak periods of heavy traffic.  Starting tomorrow, Tuesday May 5, ramp meters will start cycling (or metering) during Southbound PM peak time from 2:30pm to 8:00pm.  The following Tuesday, May 12, ramp meters will start cycling during Southbound AM peak time from 6:00am to 10:00am.

Most ramps, like the ones at Beatty Ave., Lagoon Rd. and Airport/Bayshore Blvd. will operate at “1 car per green” except for one connector ramp which will operate at “2 cars per green”.  This connect ramp is the Hwy 92 to Southbound US 101 Connector.

For more information, including fact sheets and FAQs, please view Caltrans’ webpage on the San Mateo County Ramp Metering Project.  They’ve also set up a hotline to receive any feedback from the public.  That number is (510) 286-4531.

May 2015 Marina News

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 Click here to read the May 2015 Marina Newsletter

Go Solar at a Discount!

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Thinking about installing solar on your home but don’t know where to start or think it’s just too expensive?  Peninsula SunShares is here to help!

This spring the City of Brisbane is partnering with local nonprofit Vote Solar and neighboring communities throughout San Mateo County to launch a solar group discount program for homeowners.

The Peninsula SunShares program uses a tiered-pricing structure, City-supported education and outreach and a competitively selected installer to dramatically reduce the cost of solar.  Here’s how it works:

1. Community-sponsored program.  The City of Brisbane wants to make it easy for residents to see if their home is right for solar.  Sign up to schedule a no-obligation site visit. 

2. Below-market pricing.  Get your discounted solar installation price quote from the programs pre-selected solar installer.

3. Limited time.  Sign a contract by July 31st to have your new solar panels installed and save on your monthly electric bill for years to come.  Registration opened April 1st.

4. Help spread the word!  More participants means a better deal for you and more solar power for the Bay Area.

On Saturday, May 9th, the City will be hosting a community workshop Peninsula SunShares program administrator Vote Solar.  It is open to the public.  Come to the Community Center (250 Visitacion Ave., Brisbane) from 1:00-3:00pm to learn more about the program!  (There will even be time to do remote site evaluations with attendees and schedule appointments).  Click here for the event flyer.

For more information or to register please visit:

If you're interested in building your own solar car, stick around after the workshop as the Brisbane Library will be hosting a workshop to do just that with Zetta Tech!  The fun starts at 4pm upstairs in the Library.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/30/2015

Brisbane Library
Creative Writing Club For Kids
Sat., May 2, 2 pm, 250 Visitacion Ave
Perfect for Grades 2 - 4

Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Brisbane Senior Club
Wednesdays., 11 am - 3 pm, Comm. Ctr.
Open to all Brisbane Seniors, Info:  508-2143

Posted 4/27/2015

Friends of the Brisbane Library
City Wide Yard Sale
Save the date!!!
Sat., July 25, 9 am - 3 pm

Now Hiring
Recreation Manager
Apply by May 25, 2015 or

Recology Scoping Meeting

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The City of Brisbane will hold a Scoping Meeting to accept public comments on what topics should be studied in the forthcoming Recology EIRThe meeting will take place at City Hall (50 Park Place, Brisbane) in the Community Meeting Room on Thursday, April 30 starting at 7:00 pm and concluding no later than 10:00 pm.  It will also be televised live on Ch. 27 and via live streaming here on the City's websiteThe public is invited to attend and provide input either verbally or in writing regarding what environmental issues should be addressed in the forthcoming EIR.  Please review the Scoping Meeting FAQs and we look forward to receiving your comments!

If you cannot attend the meeting, you are invited to review the NOP and comment on what environmental topics should be addressed in the forthcoming EIR.  Comments can be provided either electronically to, or by mail to:

John Swiecki, AICP
Community Development Director
City of Brisbane
50 Park Place
Brisbane, CA 94005 

The time period to respond to this NOP is from April 14 through May 13, 2015.

For more information about the Recology Modernization and Expansion Project, please click here.