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June 2012 CityNews

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Slurry Sealing Postponed

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With the rain that fell earlier today, the contractor will return at the end of the month to complete the slurry sealing which had been last scheduled to occur on June 5 and 6 on Kings and Humboldt.  Please watch for new notices as to when exactly that will occur and make sure to move your vehicle appropriately at that time.  We apologize for the confusion and thank you in advance for your attention to this matter!

Help Complete Draft EIR Survey

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A free citywide training session on the CEQA process and EIRs will be held on Saturday, June 16th from 12pm - 3pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall - 50 Park Place, Brisbane. To make this session as useful as possible, the City needs your help. Please complete this survey so that the City's training team can design a training session that will best serve the Community's needs and interests. Your assistance in completing the survey by Monday, June 11th is greatly appreciated. Again, click the link above link to be taken to the survey.  Thank you in advance for your participation!

6/2 Bayshore Fire Update

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UPDATE 6/8 11:27AM

Excerpt from a CBS 5 article:

"An estimated 10-20 homes in the Harold Road area of Brisbane were threatened at one point during the fire, but despite strong winds none were damaged, Delay said. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire, which started right next to Bayshore Boulevard, remains under investigation.

Most of the land burned by the fire San Mateo County parkland, part of San Bruno Mountain State and County Park, Delay said.

The fire caused a power outage affecting an estimated 1,350 customers in parts of Brisbane and South San Francisco after it damaged an underground switch around 1:37 p.m., according to PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi. All affected customers in the area were expected to have their power restored by 7:30 p.m.

However, Guidi noted that a power line had also fallen in the area, causing a second and unrelated power outage affecting around 790 customers around 4:30 p.m. Customers affected by the second outage were expected to have their power restored by later Saturday evening."

UPDATE 6/4 9:27AM

Power was completely restored to all homes late Saturday.  The cause of the fire is under investigation by CalFire, and the City is awaiting a final incident report from PG&E.  More details will be provided when that information is known.


UPDATE 6/2 5:34PM

Fire Incident Commander reports the fire is 80% contained.  Emergency and clean-up equipment is expected to remain onsite for at least another 90 minutes, which necessitates Bayhore remain closed in the area of the fire.

PG&E advises that service is restored to all but 21 customers.


At approximately 1:30 PM reports of a fire near Bayshore at the southern city limits were received.  This was presumed to have started due to a downed power line, which may also be responsible for the failure of two transformers on San Bruno Avenue.  The fire has burned 7-10 acres and is 50% contained.  The fire is being handled as a third alarm, with forces from South San Francisco, CalFire, and NCFA actively engaged.  In addition to the 18 engines responding, CalFire aircraft also deployed to drop fire retardant.

The downed transformers and the need to isolate the electric circuit for firefighter safety has left many homes and businesses in Brisbane without power.

There is no current plan to recommend any evacuations in Brisbane. 

If you have not already done so, please sign up to receive emergency alerts through SMC Alert.  It’s a free service where you can register to receive text messages sent to you on your phone and/or e-mail.  If warranted, further updates will be provided to the Community through SMC Alert as well as the City’s website.

City Weed Abatement

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The City of Brisbane’s annual weed abatement of its public property begins Monday, June 4, 2012.  Our contractor is scheduled to perform this work as shown below during the month of June:

Upper Brisbane

Week of 6/04/2012

Glen Park Way, Lake Street, Annis Road, Thomas Avenue, Tulare Avenue, 1000 block of San Bruno Avenue (the back side)

Week of 6/11/2012

Kings Road, Trinity Road, Humboldt Road, San Mateo Lane

Week of 6/18/12

Santa Clara Street, San Benito Street, Placer Way, Sierra Point Road, 500 block of Visitacion

Central Brisbane

Week of 6/25/12

San Bruno Avenue (up to the 700 block), Alvarado Street, Mono Street, Klamath Street, Mendocino Street, Monterey Street, Mariposa Street, Inyo Street, Solano Street


Week of 6/4/12

Old Quarry Road Trail

Week of 6/11/12

Crocker Park Recreation Trail

Week of 6/18/12

Remaining Railroad Spurs

This work is being performed in compliance with North County Fire Authority regulations.  Schedule is subject to change.  A flyer with this information can be viewed by clicking here.  If you have any questions, please contact Diane Cannon at 415-508-2130.

Brisbane Farmers' Market

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It seems like with each passing week, there is an even wider selection at the Brisbane Farmers' Market for residents and employees of Brisbane to choose from.  And yesterday's market couldn't have had better weather for a late afternoon market. 

New vendor Neufeld Farms offers plenty of stone fruits, where you can mix and match apricots, plums, yellow and white peaches, along with nectarines for $2.50/lb.  They will be at the market weekly!

Nut 'n Bean's Chief Nut Katie and Prez Bean Yvonne have been at the Brisbane Market since Day 1, and continue to offer new varieties of their specialty nut butters, hummus, dips and spreads - you'll be wowed by their flavors when you put that sample spoon in your mouth!

Nearly every market has featured a musician, which adds to the atmosphere of the Brisbane Market.  If you're interested in playing for your Community, please contact Jerry at 650-290-.  He's currently looking for local Brisbane musicians! 

Be sure to submit a slip at the Information Booth for a chance to win a market basket filled with goodies from many of the vendors.  A phone call is made each week between 6:45pm - 7:00pm to inform the lucky winner.  You DO NOT need to be present to win.

Beckmann's granola is extraordinary!  It's $7.50 per bag.  Try it in yogurt!  It's spectacular on its own as well.

Pretzel's from Crepe & Brioche are hard to stop from eating once a bite has been taken.  Perfectly salted on the outside, and nice and soft inside.  Toast it up with some mustard - your tastebuds will thank you. 

Keep supporting the market to ensure that the vendors keep coming back!  Having a farmers' market is truly an added benefit to this Community, and we want to make sure it sticks around!

SMCounty Fair Highlight

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The San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program will hold a tabling event and exhibit at the 2012 San Mateo County Fair, June 9 - 17, 2012. The program is a combined effort of all cities and the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County, working to prevent water pollution in local creeks, rivers, the Bay and the ocean.  Come and check out how you can properly dispose household chemicals, make safe household cleansers, as well as other valuable insights.  For more information, click here to view the flyer.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 5/25/2012

The Annual Dog park
Clean Up Day
Sat., June 2, 9 am, City Hall Pkg. Lot
Information (415) 716-0940

Posted 5/21/2012

Save The Date - Citywide Yard Sale
July 28th, 2012
Registration forms available in the library

Posted 5/18/2012

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Pre-School Classes
Resident Only Lottery Deadline May 22
Info:  508-2143


New Community Park Playground

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At their May 7, 2012 meeting, the City Council unanimously approved the recommended design of the Community Park’s new playground by Miracle Playsystems, the Mothers of Brisbane’s Fundraising Strategy, use of the available funding resources, and staff putting site preparation out to bid.  The demolition and off-haul of the current structure and sand (being re-purposed for sand bags) will start after the Fourth of July holiday weekend (July 7-8), thanks to the graciousness of the Brisbane Lions Club.  Their work over the span of a couple weekends will save the City $9,000 in total estimated project costs.

The approved design is shown above, which the Parks and Recreation Commission voted to recommend to the City Council at their March 14, 2012 meeting.  As you can see, there are some familiar features, such as the large twisty slide and sand, but the design also boasts more new features, such as a dedicated water element for sand and water play, climbing rocks and other strength-building apparatuses, shaded play towers, an enclosed bridge with safety netting, poured-in-place rubber surfacing, and a 3-bay swing set featuring two tot swings, two regular swings, and two therapeutic swings.  Near the swing set will be a low seat wall, which, on its vertical sides will feature gold stars with the names of all those who have chosen to donate towards the playground (donations over $1,000 will be honored in a special section on the seat wall).   

The Mothers of Brisbane have a goal to raise $17,000 to close the funding gap, but if more than that is raised through the selling of gold stars, it will just mean more resources will then be available for other play initiatives in Brisbane.  So get your tax-deductible star orders forms in by the deadline of July 1, 2012 – and see your name in stars when the new playground is unveiled to the Community in mid-late September!

New Parking Requirements

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What parking requirements should the City apply to new construction and major remodels of single-family homes?  The Planning Commission would like your input in their consideration of an update to the City’s parking ordinance.  

For further details on the preliminarily proposed requirements, please see "What’s New" on the Planning Department page, then come to the Planning Commission meeting on May 24th at 7:30 pm, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall - 50 Park Place, Brisbane - to share your comments on these proposed requirements.  If you can’t make it to the meeting, submit your comments in writing to the Planning Department at 50 Park Place, Brisbane, 94005 or by e-mail to