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Concerts in the Park Lineup

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Concerts in the Park 2014 kicks off Friday, August 1st at 5:45pm with "Foreverland", an electrifying 14-member Michael Jackson Tribute Band who will be back in Brisbane for their second year.  Along with the Lions Club grilling up hot dogs and the Women's Club serving up cookies, coffee, and hot chocolate, there will be two food trucks at this concert: Naked Chorizo and Frozen Kuhsterd.

On Friday, August 8th, new-to-Brisbane band Pop Fiction will be entertaining the crowd:

On Friday, August 15th, The Houserockers will be back in town!

On Friday, August 22nd, Brisbane's own Jerry Kuhel & the Side Effects and Jeff Cotton's Gin Joint will be performing:

Closing out the Concerts this year is new band Caravanserai, a Santana Tribute Band!

All Concerts take place in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane) and go from 5:45pm - 8:30pm and are FREE thanks to the generous donations of our Sponsors.

Automatic Garage Door Corp.
Brisbane Eagles Club
Brisbane Hardware
Dan Carter
Dan Can Do - Dan Sorrentino
Dettmer Construction Company - Bob Dettmer
Garden Chapel
Kangi N
Linda Montenegro Dettmer
Olivia Madrid
Purcell Murray
Raymond & Lori Liu
Sue Cochran
Tai Chi Yuen
Tim Chang & Sons - Humboldt Tree Service
Universal Paragon Corporation

It's not too late to be a Sponsor!  If you're interested in supporting the Concerts in the Park, please contact Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 or

Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/22/2014

Dogs Must be on Leash
At all Times
$100 Fine
BMC 6.04.070


Leash Law Enforced

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At the January 13, 2014 City Council meeting, the Police Chief gave an overview of the City's Leash Law.  As a reminder, the Brisbane Police Department enforces leash law violations under the Brisbane Municipal Code, section 6.04.070 which states that no owner shall "allow an animal to be upon any public street, sidewalk, park, school ground, any public property, or upon any enclosed premises in this jurisdiction unless the animal is...under the control of the owner by...a substantial chain, lead rope, or leash, which chain, lead rope, or leash shall be continuously held by some competent person capable of controlling such animal."  Anyone violating this section of the City's Municipal Code will be issued a $100.00 administrative citation for the first offense, with much steeper fines for repeat offenses.  If you see anyone violating the City's Leash Law, please contact the Brisbane Police Department right away by calling (415) 467-1212 so that the officer can attempt to contain the dog, contact the owner, and when necessary, contact the Peninsula Humane Society for assistance.

West Nile Virus Update

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Update Friday, 8/22, 11:16am - At last night's Council meeting, a timely presentation on West Nile Virus was given by Theresa Shelton, a vector ecologist from San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control Distict (segment begins at 12:30).  She stressed the importance of reporting all dead birds and squirrels to the CA Dept. of Public Health West Nile Virus and Dead Bird Hotline by calling (877) 968-BIRD (2473) or online at

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Through SMCAlert, the City became aware today about a pool of mosquitoes and a dead bird found at Clay Park in South San Francisco.  Both the pool of mosquitoes and bird tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control is planning to fog a ½ mile radius surrounding the location where the mosquito pool and bird were found.  Areas surrounding Clay Park in South San Francisco, Colma, and Daly City are included in the fogging treatment plan.

The fogging will take place between the hours of 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM beginning Thursday (8/21) evening into Friday (8/22) morning.

Residents with questions can call the District at (650) 344-8592 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

To prevent mosquito bites and breeding, the San Mateo County Mosquito Abatement District reminds the public to remember the “Three Ds” drain standing water because that is where mosquitoes lay eggs; wear proper clothing and repellent during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes bite; and apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaradin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535.

If you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms of the West Nile Virus (fever, headache, fatigue, sometimes a skin rash, swollen lymph glands and eye pain), please contact your local physician and schedule to get tested for the virus immediately.

Summer Learning Program

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The Summer Learning @ the Brisbane Library program ends on Saturday, August 30th.

If you have finished the Summer Learning Program, don't forget to stop by the Brisbane Library and turn in your completed log!  Finishers will receive a book and will be entered into a raffle to win a $1,000 college scholarship!  ​All logs must be received by Saturday, August 30 at 5pm in order to be entered into the scholarship raffle.  We hope you have enjoyed your summer and look forward to seeing you at the Brisbane Library.

Brisbane Library
250 Visitacion Ave.
(415) 467-2060


PG&E Working in Brisbane

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This past Monday, August 18th, PG&E started working in Brisbane on their high voltage electric transmission towers.  You may have seen a helicopter being used to transport PG&E crews and equipment to the towers along Ridge Crest Trail in-between Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, Mission Blue, and Monarch Drive.  The helicopter will make multiple trips between the towers and the designated landing zone located on Valley Dr.  The work hours for this project are 8am - 5pm, with work scheduled to conclude on Friday, August 22nd.  PG&E trucks and equipment may also be visible in and around these areas.  All personnel are required to carry valid photo identification and are happy to provide it upon request.  If you have any questions about this project, please contact Bernardo Cortes, Jr., at 925-459-7306 during normal business hours or send an email to Thank you for your patience as this work is completed this week!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/18/2014

Coming Soon - Job Opening
Public Works Maint. Worker I/II
Applications accepted starting Aug. 20
First 100 Applications Only

Brisbane Dance Workshop
Registration Now Open
Class Size Limited or 467-6698

Posted 8/16/2014

Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Beg./Inter. Guitar Lessons
Sat., 8/23-10/4, Noon-2 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Information:  (415) 508-2143

Brisbane Swim Team
San Mateo Summer League Champs
2nd Consecutive Year!


Draft Housing Element

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The City's Planning Department along with the Planning Commission have been working on updating the City's Housing Element since late February of this year when they held their first study session on an overview of the 2015-2022 Housing Element's requirements.  Five months later, at their July 10th meeting, they wrapped up their last study session.  The 2015-2022 Housing Element is now available to view in draft form online.

The Planning Commission’s public hearing on the draft 2015-2022 Housing Element is scheduled for Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:30pm.  The agenda report for that meeting will be provided with the rest of the agenda packet on the City’s website under City Government > All Meetings by the Friday prior, August 22nd.

Bus Schedule for JUHSD

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It's the last week of summer for Brisbane elementary and middle school youth and the last day of summer for the high schoolers, with school starting tomorrow, August 14 for the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD).  Thanks to the Brisbane City Council again approving $85,000 for the 2014-15 budget year, Brisbane youth attending Oceana and Terra Nova high schools in Pacifica are able to be picked up from and brought back to Brisbane after the school day.  There is even an After School/Activities Bus to accommodate the schedules of those involved with afterschool sports or extracurricular activities.  However, with it being a minimum day for the first day back, there will be a modified bus schedule for tomorrow, August 14th:

7:00 am – Depart Brisbane
7:25 am – Arrive at Oceana
7:45 am – Arrive at Terra Nova
12:58 pm – Depart Terra Nova
1:11 pm – Depart Oceana|
1:36 pm - Arrive in Brisbane

Click here to view the regular bus schedule for Oceana/Terra Nova students. 

Note: the After School/Activities bus will not be running tomorrow; it starts its regular route on Friday, August 15th.

Jess C. Salmon 1925 - 2014

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Early this morning, Brisbane lost its last surviving Founding Father.  Jess C. Salmon was one of Brisbane's five original City Council Members elected on September 12, 1961 to serve the community.  The City became a General Law City soon after on November 27, 1961.  Brisbane would not be the community it is today with its small-town feel had it not been for people like Jess who fought hard to protect the City's natural resources, while also ensuring its fiscal health.  This is evident in the documentary, "No Deposit, No Return" (1965), that was produced by KRON-TV when Jess served as the City's Mayor.  In February 2013, when the Open Space & Ecology Committee aired the short film for the community, Jess was right there seated in the front row.  In the film, Jess' love for Brisbane and San Bruno Mountain which encircles it, are clearly seen.  Similar sentiments were expressed by current Council Member and former Mayor Ray Miller and his wife Anya, former Council Member and Mayor.

"I was greatly saddened by the news that Jess Salmon, the last surviving member of Brisbane's first City Council, had died.  My wife and I have known Jess since the 1960s.  He was truly a founding father.  Because of his intelligence, diligence, organizational smarts and incredible dedication, he was probably the most influential architect of the basic structure, laws, and community orientation of Brisbane's city government.  He fought strenuously to generate the revenue that Brisbane needed to survive, to protect it from the encroachments of the County and avaricious developers, and to preserve our special community and the natural mountain environment with which Brisbane is blessed.  Everyone who has enjoyed living in Brisbane owes Jess Salmon a big debt of gratitude."

Jess C. Salmon
1925 - 2014
Beloved Founding Father


A Memorial service is planned for Saturday, August 16th at 10:30am at Mission Blue Center (475 Mission Blue Drive, Brisbane).