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Council Reorg Meeting Recap

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Last night, the Council Chambers was filled to the brim with community members as we honored Councilmember Miller for his 16 years of service on the Council and over 32 years of public service to the Brisbane community.  Click here to view his Proclamation, which provides a comprehensive overview of how he served the community over the years.

He was awarded resolutions from San Mateo County Supervisor Adrienne Tissier, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, State Senator Jerry Hill, and Assemblymember Kevin Mullin...all of them thanking him for the wisdom, leadership, and balance he brought to every committee or commission he served on within the County.

Photo by Kevin Fryer

Photo by Kevin Fryer

Council then adopted Resolution 2015-44, adopting the County's Certification of Votes from the November 3rd General Municipal Election to fill two Council seats.  Newly-elected Councilmember Madison Davis and re-elected Councilmember Terry O'Connell were elected to serve on the City Council through December 2019.  The two were then sworn in together by Senator Hill. 

The Council then elected to appoint Mayor Pro Tem Cliff Lentz as Mayor and Councilmember Lori Liu as Mayor Pro Tem, both of whom were officially sworn in to their new positions by Senator Hill. 

Photo by Kevin Fryer

Photo by Kevin Fryer

Former Mayor Terry O'Connell was then recognized by Mayor Lentz for her service to the Brisbane community during the previous year.  The Council then heard from newest (and youngest ever) Councilmember, Madison Davis, who expressed her excitement to be able to learn from and serve alongside her fellow Councilmembers.

We thank all of those who came to this special Council Reorganization Meeting, who also went home with the City's newest history book!

Click here to view additional photos and video highlights from the event.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 12/18/2015

New Year, New You!  #Conqueror
The Collective Camp
Next Session Begins Jan. 4th
Sign-up or 415-508-2140

Posted 12/17/2015

Brisbane Women’s Club
Seniors Holiday Breakfast
Sat., Dec. 19th, 10am, 185 Visitacion
All Brisbane Seniors Welcome


CRV Recycling Program Ending 12/31

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A note from Dan Sorrentino, Brisbane School Recycling Program Manager and 2013 Volunteer of the Year:

The CRV School Recycling Program will end December 31, 2015 but the Lipman E-Waste Program is still going strong!

I want to thank everyone who has helped with the Brisbane CRV recycling program for the last FIVE YEARS.  Because of your efforts, we have donated over $40,000 to the Brisbane School District.  The recycling program is closing on December 31, 2015.  The Brisbane Hardware Store will no longer be a collection bin site.  If you know of some other worthy cause, then perhaps you could donate your CRV to them.  Or, put your recycling in your own household blue bin that the S. San Francisco Scavengers has provided.  If you have any questions please call me, my number is listed below.

However, the Lipman E-waste program is still going strong.  In 2015, the E-Waste Fundraiser is looking to exceed 30,000 pounds! 

The Lipman E-waste Collection Fundraiser was started in 2011 by former Lipman Librarian Sally Busalacchi.  In its inaugural year, this effort collected over 4,000 pounds of E-waste, which Zarc Recycling in Brisbane paid $400.00 to Lipman.  In 2014, the E-waste collection had grown to over 21,000 pounds and in 2015 is on track to exceed 30,000 pounds, which will generate about $3,000.00 for Lipman School.  This money can then be used to buy NEW computers for student use.  Please call me at the number below for questions or pick-up if you cannot deliver your E-waste (like large TVs) to Lipman on the annual collection day.

Please bring your E-waste to Lipman School (1 Solano St.) on January 23, 2016.

Thank you,

Brisbane School Recycling Program Manager
Dan Sorrentino
(415) 203-6459

Safety Tips from your Firefighters

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North County Fire Authority wants you and your family to be safe this holiday season.  To that end, they have new holiday PSA videos that you can view on their website, (they will also be shown on Ch. 27).  There are 15 second versions and longer, 30 second versions, in English, Spanish and Tagalog.  Please feel free to share them with your friends and family!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 12/11/2015

Brisbane Dance Workshop
Arts & Crafts Fair
Sat. Dec. 12, 11am – 5pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Check out BDW on Facebook for more info

Brisbane Eagles
Alzheimers Fund Benefit B.B.Q
Sat., Dec. 12, 2-4pm, 185 Visitacion
Tri-tip & Baked Potato; $10.00/person

To be posted 12/13/2015

Brisbane Arsenal Boys
U10 Area Soccer Champion

Breath of Heaven
Presented by Bridge Ministry Choir
Sun., Dec. 20, 10:00am
298 San Bruno Ave.


Parent Engagement Meeting

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Over a month ago, as a means to follow up with the Parent Survey that was distributed to those whose children are enrolled in the City's KinderCare and ClubRec afterschool programs at BES, a Parent Engagement Meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, December 16th at 5:30pm at City Hall in the Community Meeting Room.  This meeting is open to the public, but will specifically touch on the results of the parent survey, with Parks and Recreation staff facilitating a collaborative discussion around the future of the KinderCare and ClubRec programs, with the goal being to provide the families who utilize these programs the best offerings possible.  In order for parents to attend this evening meeting, staff will be providing extended childcare at ClubRec until 7pm that evening.  In the event you are unable to make the meeting, staff will be sharing the outcomes and will provide an opportunity for you to chime in at a later time.  The meeting results will also be discussed at the next Parks and Recreation Commission meeting of January 13, 2015.  Thank you for those who have already taken the time to complete the survey; we look forward to continuing the conversation with you on the 16th!

Smoking Ordinance

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UPDATE: Wednesday, 12/9 - The Council last night voted to adopt Ordinance 602 enacting the following motions.

UPDATE: Friday, 12/4 - At last night’s City Council meeting, the Council approved two motions:

First, they unanimously voted to adopt Ordinance 602 as written with the following amendments:

  1. Updating a bullet point in one of the Whereas statements (p.4)  to, “The United States Fire Administration recommends that if people smoke, that they smoke outdoors;”
  2. Changing “At all public transit stops” to “At all public transit shelters” in Section 8.45.040 – Areas where smoking is prohibited
  3. Removing Chapter 8.46, which takes out all restrictions on smoking in multi-unit residences, but leaving all restrictions on smoking in public places and on certain types of distribution and sale of tobacco products, and all provisions extending the City’s existing tobacco retailer license provisions to e-cigarette retailers.

Second, the Council unanimously moved that it is the Council’s intent to adopt an ordinance regulating smoking in multi-unit residences within the next year (2016).  Before that happens, there will be extensive education outreach on the nature of the ordinance and the justification for it, and a full opportunity for feedback from all impacted homeowner associations and landlords.  Stay tuned!  Click here to read the full staff report from the Deputy City Attorney for the City Council meeting of 12/8.

UPDATE: Friday, 11/20 - The Council last night set 12/3 as the date they will meet to discuss the ordinance in more detail.  The agenda will be made available 72 hrs. prior on the All Meetings page.

UPDATE: Friday, 11/13 - The Subcommittee met today and will be meeting again on Wednesday, 11/18.  They will discuss with the full Council at their 11/19 meeting the possibility of having a special meeting on 12/3 to discuss the ordinance in more detail.

UPDATE: Friday, 11/6 - The City Council last night decided to refer Ordinance No. 602 back to the Health & Safety Subcommittee for further review.

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The City Council will consider introduction of Ordinance No. 602, restricting or limiting the use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes in various public places, businesses patronized by the public and in common areas and individual units of multi-unit dwellings and (2) ban the sale of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes sales when such products are not in the manufacturer’s original packaging or are sold from vending machines or self-service displays.

This item was discussed at the City Council meeting of October 15 and was continued to November 5th.  Council will consider new regulations to ban the smoking of tobacco and other products in public places, common areas and individual units of multi-unit residences.  This ban would apply to the use of e-cigarettes and the smoking or vaporizing of medical marijuana.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 50 Park Place.  Click here to view the staff report on this issue.

Holiday Donations at City Hall

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In the spirit of the season, toy, food, and coat donation boxes have been set up in the lobby of City Hall.  Please consider donations of new, unwrapped gifts, canned or dry foods, and/or new or slightly used coats (via the organization One Warm Coat) this holiday season.  The boxes will be picked up the first week of January and all donations will be donated locally to those in need.  Thank you for thinking of and helping others this holiday season!

Santa's Visit 2015

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Did you hear?  Santa is coming to town!  But he's on a tight schedule, so be sure to check when and where he'll be stopping and be mindful of his time!  This will allow Santa and the Brisbane Lions that will be escorting him to move swiftly along their scheduled route and visit all the kids in Brisbane!  Click here or the image below to view Santa's route and schedule for this year.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 12/4/2015

City of Brisbane
Water Bills Due
Due Dec 7th

Park & Rec. Registration Opens Dec. 8
Basketball 2nd-5th Grade
Baseball Ages 5-10