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Peninsula Clean Energy

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Please join us for an informational workshop on Tuesday, January 26th at 7:30pm at City Hall and learn more about a potential new energy option in San Mateo County.  Peninsula Clean Energy is the name given to the potential Community Choice Energy (CCE) program in San Mateo County.  This potential program would offer residential and commercial electricity customers new energy options, including higher renewable energy content at competitive rates.  If formed, electricity customers in the County would be able to choose between Peninsula Clean Energy and PG&E as their electricity purchaser.  Peninsula Clean Energy customers would receive multiple electricity options, each with a different amount of renewable energy content, at prices competitive with PG&E. 

It is expected that sometime in February, the Council will be considering joining as a participating agency of the Joint Powers Authority (JPA), which would allow Brisbane residential and commercial electricity customers the ability to participate in Peninsula Clean Energy. 

To be part of the dialogue, get project updates and learn more about the program, visit the Peninsula Clean Energy website or Facebook page: http://fb.com/groups/pencleanenergy.

Note: A 30-minute tutorial on how to register for and use Brisbane Town Hall will take place prior to the PCE Workshop, starting at 6pm in the Community Meeting Room.  Staff will be available with extra laptops to help residents with on-site registration.  We hope to hear from more residents; the City is listening!

Live at Mission Blue Debuts 1/23!

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The 12th Season of Live at Mission Blue kicks off with The Benvenue Fortepiano Trio.  A pre-concert talk with Bruce Lamott takes place starting at 7:30pm, with the concert following at 8:00pm.  There will also be a post-concert reception.  More information and to purchase tickets: http://liveatmissionblue.com/

Signboard Postings

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Posted 1/14/2016


Tahitian Dance Class
Mon. & Wed. at Mission Blue      
Starting Jan 18, 7:15-9:15pm
www.brisbaneca.org or 415-508-2140


Posted 1/11/2016


Memorial/Long Time Resident
John Gomez
Jan. 15th, 10:30 Mass St Robert's, San Bruno
Reception Following at Mission Blue


Posted 1/7/2016


Digital Photography Class
Every Other Thursday at Miss. Blue
Starting Jan 14, 6-9pm
For More Info Call 415.508.2140


Join Us for the 12th Season
Live at Mission Blue
Tickets Available Online at:
www.liveatmissionblue.com

 

Signboard Postings

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Posted 1/20/2016


Live at Mission Blue Presents
Benvenue Fortepiano Trio
Saturday, January 23, 8:00pm Miss. Blue Ctr.
www.liveatmissionblue.com
Tickets Available at the Door


#Conqueror
Collective Yoga
Starting Feb. 4th, 7-8pm, Comm. Ctr.
More info brisbaneca.org or 415-508-2140

 

Call for Artists

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Do you paint, dabble in photography, work with mixed media, or have some other forms of artwork that you would like to display at City Hall?  Well, the Parks and Recreation Department is looking to line up the next few months' of artwork for display in the conference room at City Hall.  Thanks to the efforts of Clara Johnson, former Brisbane Mayor, and Carole Nelson, former Community Development Director, the Large Conference Room at City Hall now serves not only as the main meeting location for city business, but also as an art gallery.  There have already been a handful of artist shows, which are always accompanied with a Wednesday evening Artist Reception.  

If you would like to showcase your work in City Hall's "art gallery", please contact Noreen Leek at (415) 508-2141.

Thanks to the efforts of Clara Johnson, former Brisbane Mayor, and Carole Nelson, former Community Development Director, the Large Conference Room at City Hall now serves not only as the main meeting location for city business, but also as an art gallery.  There have already been a handful of artist shows, which are always accompanied with a Wednesday evening Artist Reception from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.  If you would like to showcase your work in City Hall's "art gallery", please contact Noreen Leek at (415) 508-2141. - See more at: http://brisbaneca.org/art-shows-city-hall#sthash.W6Y4NRmv.dpuf

Home Efficiency Project Planned?

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Greater financing options are now available to Brisbane residents who are planning any home efficency projects, as the Council has elected to have Brisbane participate in the California HERO (Home Energy Renovation Opportunity) Program.  Similar to CaliforniaFirst, another efficiency financing program, HERO finances projects such as distributed generation renewable energy sources, energy and water efficiency improvements, and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.  This is a completely voluntary program where qualifying projects are financed with the contracted amount collected via the property tax bill.  Thus, the HERO program is available to residential and commerical property owners only.  Visit the HERO website, www.heroprogram.com to search their network of licensed, verified contractors.  You may also submit your e-mail address to https://www.heroprogram.com/brisbane if you wish to be notified once the program is active.

Home Sharing w/ HIP Housing

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Please find the January housing flyers for San Mateo County home seekers and providers

If you have an extra room to rent in your home, have you ever considered HIP Housing's Home Sharing Program?  You may be eligible to receive a $250 incentive if matched with someone from their program 90 days after the housemate moves in!  It's a good time to put that empty room to good use, earn regular monthly income and an extra $250!

Climate Fact #2

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee bring you Climate Fact #2: The Need for Lowering One's Carbon Footprint

Start by calculating your carbon footprint here: http://www.coolcalifornia.org/calculator

LINKS for more information:
http://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases.html
http://www3.epa.gov/climatechan…/ghgemissions/gases/co2.html
http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/gsteps.asp

Sea Level Rise Open House

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Please join San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine and Supervisor Don Horsley for a Sea Level Rise Open House on January 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Genentech Conference Center.

Sea levels are rising and at an accelerating rate. In San Mateo County alone, rising sea levels put $24 billion in assets at risk.  In response, the County is completing a sea level rise vulnerability assessment to ensure our communities, ecosystems, and economy are prepared for rising waters.  The goals of the Open House are to share information on the County’s vulnerability assessment, and to hear how sea level rise could affect you. 

Open House Topics:

  • What is sea level rise?
  • What is the County doing to prepare?
  • What is at risk? 
  • What does sea level rise mean for you? 
  • How can you prepare for flooding this winter?
  • What is green infrastructure? How does it relate to sea level rise?

This will be a family-friendly event with interactive activities and eco-friendly raffle prizes!

Please join us for this important community conversation.

Visit SeaChangeSMC/events for more information and to RSVP.  You can also indicate whether or not you're attending the event on Facebook.

January 2016 STAR

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Click here to read the January 2016 STAR.