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Plan Bay Area

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Bay Area residents can express their priorities for how our region should grow and what kind of transportation system we will need to support that growth via an online workshop sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).

The virtual workshop, which takes just a few minutes and runs through February 15, 2012, will help the agencies decide on transportation and housing/land-use investments and policies for the nine-county region over the next 25 years. It follows the format of nine public forums that were held in each county in January as part of an ongoing outreach effort. Taking this survey helps to ensure that decisions we make today help build a region that meets the needs of current and future residents.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 2/7/2012

Francisco R. Macias
Rosary 6 pm & Mass 7 pm on 2/13 @ Church of Visitacion
Memorial 11 am on 2/12 @ Skylawn Memorial Pk.

Posted 2/6/2012

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Youth Spring Camp
Mar. 26 - April 6, Registration Opens Feb. 14
Information:  508-2140

The Smiling Crossing Guard: 1985-1996
Dawn L. Bayne
Brisbane Citizen since 1960
Springtime Memorial Service Pending

Brisbane's LED Lights

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In September, the City completed its latest lighting upgrade, thanks to a $25,000 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  This upgrade took place at the Marina Shared Use Parking Lot, which serves the the City's Marina, the public fishing pier, the Harbormaster's Office, and the Sierra Point Yacht Club. 

Last year the City completed a citywide project to replace 372 high-pressure sodium vapor street lights with energy efficient LED models. That project was funded with a low-interest loan of $189,930 from the Energy Conservation Assistance Act (ECAA), which provides low-interest loans for local governments, public schools and hospitals, public care institutions and other agencies for energy efficiency and energy-producing projects. The program was administered by the California Energy Commission.

And on January 30th, Brisbane was 1 of 10 cities featured in the Forbes article, "10 California Cities Saving Money with LED Street Lights".  Check out the article, and consider using LEDs in your own home...they consume up to 80% less electricity than traditional ights.  Your electricity bill will thank you!

Baylands Site Visit

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This past Tuesday, January 31st, a team of four individuals, one from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Washington D.C. headquarters, one from EPA's regional office in San Francisco, and two from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Denver, CO arrived in Brisbane to conduct a site visit of the Brisbane Baylands.  Brisbane is one of 26 entities that were selected nationwide last November to receive technical assistance from the EPA/NREL is the form of a renewable energy study.  The report will focus on "best in class" solar design (under the Repowering program, the EPA/NREL was only able to fund a single power type at each of the 26 sites) as well as financing models to give an idea of payback and is expected to be completed within the next 4-6 months. The City looks forward to incorporating the results of this study into the Baylands planning process. 

Spring 2012 STAR

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Click here to read the Spring 2012 STAR.

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Posted 2/3/2012

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Youth Art Classes
Feb. 16 - Mar 22, 4:40 - 6 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Ages:  6- 13 yrs, $85.00/residents
Information 508-2143

Posted 2/1/2012

City of Brisbane
Water Bills are due
February 6th

Posted 1/30/2012

Brisbane Parks And Recreation Department
Bootcamp Fitness Classes
Free Trial Class This Wednesday!
Mon., & Wed., 6:15 am, Comm. Park
Information 508-2143

Lifeguard Training

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Interested in becoming a lifeguard?  Now is the time to be trained by the best!  Participants must be at least 15 years of age, have the ability to swim 300 yards continuously and with rhythmic breathing, be able to retrieve a 10-pound object from 8 ft. deep and swim 20 yards with the object, and tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.  Participants also must have a good work ethic!  Please call (415) 657-4321 for more information.

Dates: April 2 - 6
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Brisbane Community Pool (2 Solano St.)
Fee: $200 Resident / $275 Non-Resident

Airplane Noise in Brisbane

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You may have seen this news clip on excessive noise stemming from overhead flights leaving SFO on KTVU last night. 

Now, this afternoon on KGO (810 AM), Mike McCracken has been citing that "they [the airlines] follow FAA guidelines and paths, and only occasionally, due to safety reasons, they change path."  If this perspective has you concerned, or even shaking your head, please call in IMMEDIATELY and share your views on the topic of excessive airplane noise in Brisbane.

CALL KGO at (415) 954-8100.  Ask for NEWS DESK (ASSIGNMENT).  It is expected that Congresswoman Jackie Speier's office will be called for her take on the issue, as well.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 1/27/2012

Interested in serving your community on the
Open Space & Ecology Committee?
To apply, call 415-508-2113

Posted 1/25/2012

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department
Agile Aging Classes
Promotes Senior Movement & Balance
Tuesdays, 10:30 am, 2 Visitacion Ave
Information:  508-2143

Posted 1/24/2012

Get on Nextdoor
And get connected with your neighbors

Serve Your Community

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Applications to serve on the Open Space and Ecology Committee are especially needed to immediately fill 3 open seats.  Consider the great rewards of being able to meet as a body to make recommendations to the City Council. 
You can be the one that makes a difference in this community, so download the application and submit it to Sheri Spediacci, City Clerk, at or drop it off to her at City Hall - don't delay!