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Planning Comm. Wraps Up Baylands Meetings

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At last night's final public meeting regarding the Brisbane Baylands, where the Planning Commission has for the past year been deliberating over the applicant's (UPC's) Brisbane Baylands Specific Plan, amendments to the 1994 Brisbane General Plan, and of course the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Baylands, they arrived at the following recommendation to the City Council:

  • That the Brisbane General Plan be amended as it relates to the Baylands to allow for a 1- 2 million square foot net increase in building area and a utility-scale renewable energy generation facility;
  • That the Baylands Final EIR be certified as it pertains to the General Plan recommendation;
  • That permitted land uses include Light Industrial, Research and Development, Office, Retail, Commercial Recreation and Open Space; and
  • That no housing be developed.

The Baylands Planning Process now moves to the City Council, with the Council's first scheduled meeting to take place on Thursday, September 29th at 7:30pm at City Hall.  Click here for a Draft City Council Baylands Review Schedule, which the City Council will be reviewing at their September 1st meeting under City Manager's Reports.  Deliberations and public hearings are expected to continue through early-mid 2017.

Don't miss an update about the Brisbane Baylands Planning Process by signing up for project updates here.

10th Annual Derby- Sign up now!

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There’s still time to register and build your Derby car, and we want to help!  One of the goals of the annual Brisbane Derby is to have families work together on building and racing their own derby cars. We recognize that the task of building a derby car may be daunting to some and we don’t want that to restrict participation. Therefore, we will be hosting two workshops to aid you in the construction process. Local handyman extraordinaire Dan “Can Do” Sorrentino to the rescue! Dan will not be building your derby car for you, but rather he will have power saws, hammers, and other necessary tools available for parents and kids to use. He will provide advice, support, and direction while you build your own derby car. Come on out and make this a family event! Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact Steve Beaty at 415-508-2144 or

Fee: $25 for derby car kit & workshop | Location: Teen Center Shed, 22 San Bruno Avenue, Brisbane

Dates: Saturdays, August 27 & September 10 | Times: 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/26/2016

Peninsula Clean Energy Workshop
Mon., Aug. 29, 5:30pm @ City Hall
Info or Questions
Contact Kirsten: 

City Council will review
Parkside Plan Alternatives
Sept 1st, 7:30pm @ City Hall

Michael Rodman Art
Showcase & Reception
Wed., Aug. 31st, 6-8:30pm
at City Hall, 50 Park Pl.

Posted 8/23/2016

New Brisbane Library Concept Plans Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 25, 6-8pm
With City Staff & Architects
We hope to see you there!

Brisbane Eagles Club
Breast Cancer Taco Feed
Sat., Aug. 27, 1-4pm @ Eagles
$10/person, 50/50 & Awesome Raffle

Dive-in Movie at the Pool!
Showing “Inside Out”
Sat., Sept. 10th @ 7:30pm
$5 per person – Fun for All!

Brisbane Community Pool
Fall Swim Lessons
Registration Now Open!


Climate Fact #33

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Tthe Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Appliances still use power when turned off (article)

55th Anniversary Celebration

Peninsula Clean Energy Workshop

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You may have received a notice in the mail that you will be enrolled in Peninsula Clean Energy, which is the San Mateo County’s new electricity provider. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please attend this workshop on Monday, August 29th at City Hall. 

Pie Eating Contest

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Saturday, September 24th @ 12:30pm

Join us for the City of Brisbane’s 30th Annual Day in the Park Event! As part of this year’s festivities, the Parks & Recreation department will be hosting a Pie Eating Contest immediately following the announcement of the Derby race winners. Come to the gazebo in the Community Park by 12:30pm to participate. (And be sure to bring your appetite.) We’ll group participants by age (youth & adults) as appropriate and prizes will be awarded for the best effort. (Although in this case, we all know bragging rights are even better.) We invite you to challenge a Councilmember, neighbor, spouse, sibling or friend and make it a true contest for all to witness. This could be one for the history books.

Modified Pool Hrs on Labor Day

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Below is the modified Brisbane Community Pool hours for this Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016:

9:30am-1:00pm Lap Swim

9:30am-10:30am Water Aerobics

1:00pm-6:00pm Recreation Swim

Happy Swimming!

Bay Area SunShares workshop

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If you are interested in installing solar panels on your property or investing in an electric vehicle, join us at the Bay Area SunShares workshop on August 31st.




Bay Area SunShares website

August 31st workshop sign-up

Caltrain Construction Work

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Since April of 2015, Caltrain has been performing work within the railroad right-of-way in Brisbane as part of the Advanced Signal System Project to upgrade the safety, performance, and operating efficiency of the Peninsula’s commuter rail system. 

On August 27 – 28 and August 30 – September 2, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project.  To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.  Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results.  Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Advanced Signal System, also called Communications Based Overlay Signal System (CBOSS) Positive Train Control (PTC) will equip the corridor with federally-mandated safety technology and increase system capacity to help accommodate future ridership demand. The Project will monitor and, if necessary, control train movement in the event of human error. This will increase safety by:

  • Eliminating the risk of train-to-train collisions
  • Reducing risk of potential derailments by enforcing speed limits
  • Providing additional safety for railroad workers on the tracks
  • Improving grade crossing performance to reduce gate downtime and improve local traffic circulation

The CBOSS PTC system is scheduled to be operational by 2015 and is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program, which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor by 2019.  An electrified Caltrain will be cleaner and quieter and will upgrade the system to provide faster and/or more frequent service to more stations and riders.

To implement the CBOSS PTC system, there are several installation phases (boring, conduit, fiber pulling, testing) that will occur within Caltrain's right-of-way, usually at night (8pm to 6am) in order to maintain regular train service.  Testing of the fiber cable and the overall system is scheduled for spring 2015.  Residents may experience some minor installation noise during this time.  For more information, please view the Caltrain's CBOSS PTC Project page or contact Caltrain at (650) 508-6499; e-mail: .