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10th Annual Derby

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The time has come... Brisbane's annual "claim to fame" event is right around the corner!  The Derby races will take place this year on Saturday, September 24th and will start at 8:00am (prior to the Day in the Park festival).  We invite all kids (ages 6-14) to submit their application to participate in this year's 10th Annual Derby! Trophies will be awarded to all racers and winners announced following the Derby at Noon in the Community Park.

All riders must submit an application to participate.  Click here for the 2016 Brisbane Derby Application.  Application forms are due by Thursday, September 15th to the Parks and Recreation Office located at 50 Park Place, or e-mailed to Steve Beaty at Derby kits are available for purchase ($25.00) and pick-up at the Parks and Recreation Office at City Hall.  Please call Steve at (415) 508-2144 if you have any questions or need more information.  

NEW Build-Your-Own Derby Car Workshops! 
One of the goals of the annual Brisbane Derby is to have families work together on building and racing their own derby cars. We recognize that the task of building a derby car may be daunting to some and we don’t want that to restrict participation. Therefore, we will be hosting three workshops to aid you in the construction process. Local handyman extraordinaire Dan “Can Do” Sorrentino to the rescue! Dan will not be building your derby car for you, but rather he will have power saws, hammers, and other necessary tools available for parents and kids to use. He will provide advice, support, and direction while you build your own derby car. Come on out and make this a family event! Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact Steve Beaty at 415-508-2144. 
Fee: $25 for derby car kit & workshop | Location: Teen Center Shed, 22 San Bruno Avenue, Brisbane
Dates: Saturdays, August 20, 27, & September 10 | Times: 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Derby practices will be held on San Francisco Street on Saturday, September 10th and Saturday, September 17th from 9:00am-Noon to help riders prepare for the big race! 


For any questions about the Brisbane Derby, please contact Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 or For any questions about the Day in the Park Event, please click here or contact Noreen Leek at (415) 508-2141 or  



Airport Noise Workshop

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The Mayor will be holding a mini-workshop for the community with Bert Ganoung from the SFO Noise Abatement Office and Kathleen Wentworth from Congresswoman Jackie Speier's office on Monday, Aug 1st at 6 PM at City Hall.  The focus of the workshop will be to evaluate the various suggestions that the Roundtable will make to the FAA regarding modifications to existing flight procedures that effect the northern part of the peninsula.  There will handouts for each procedure, so that the public can easily identify what are the problems and what might be potential solutions. This workshop will help the Mayor make a presentation to the Airport Noise Roundtable expressing Brisbane's thoughts at the Roundtable's meeting on Wednesday, Aug 3rd.



Signboard Postings

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Posted 7/21/2016
Concerts in the Park
The Refugees
Fri., July 22, 6:00-8:30pm, Comm. Park

City of Brisbane
Habitat Restoration Day
at Sierra Point Canyon
Sat., July 23rd, 9am - 1pm
Info/RSVP: 415-508-2118

Club Rec Summer Camp
Lego Camp - July 25-29
Spaces Still Available
Info 415-508-2144
Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Baseball/Softball Camp
July 25-July 29, 9am - 3pm
Info:  415-508-2144
Baylands Public Hearing
Thurs., July 28th, 7:30pm
City Hall, 50 Park Pl.
Brisbane Lions Club
Spaghetti Dinner & Dessert
Sat., July 30th, 4:00pm
$10/person, 185 Visitacion, Open to the Public

Crime Warning from San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

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Brisbane Residents: The following Crime Alert was just issued by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

Incident Date and Time: July 18, 2016

Location: San Mateo County

Type of Crime/Incident: Telephone Scam – Failure to Appear for Jury Duty

Suspect: Unknown

Redwood City – The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a warning to the public to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent themselves as a member of the Sheriff’s Office in an effort to defraud them. A number of the public have received unsolicited phone calls from an individual who fraudulently claim to be a sworn member of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. They are told they must pay fees for failure to appear for jury duty. The imposter instructs them to pay the fees by purchasing a prepaid “green dot card” or be subjected to arrest. The truth is, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office or any law enforcement agency will never contact a member of the public demanding they pay any fees and/or any fines and be subjected to arrest if they fail to comply.

The public is reminded to be vigilant and never provide personal information over the phone, like Social Security numbers and credit card information, unless they initiated the phone call. If you believe you were the victim of this scam or a similar scam, contact your local law enforcement agency.

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Office
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
Det. Salvador Zuno
650-363-4800 (office)
650-421-1243 (cell)

Climate Fact #28

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Tthe Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

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National Night Out

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National Night Out is observed annually on the first Tuesday in August as a community-police awareness-raising event in United States and Canada. Join the City of Brisbane's Police Department on Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 from 7:00-9:00 P.M. at the Community Park for a citywide event. Greet your neighbors, meet the Officers, enjoy food and drinks, and build community.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

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If you have 10 gallons or less of antifreeze, paint, pesticides, motor oil or any other household hazardous wastes... make an appointment with San Mateo County to drop off your waste properly. Drop-off days are every first Saturdays of the month, from June 4th- December 3rd. The exact drop-off location in South Francisco will be given upon making an appointment: or by calling (650) 363-4718, select option 3. 


PG&E Notice to Residents

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On Saturday, July 16th, PG&E crews will be doing final connection of new pipeline within the Geneva Substation. As part of this work they will be venting natural gas to clear the line for welding to occur. The small natural gas release will occur around 2:00am at the corner of Geneva Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard. The release is only about 600 feet of pipe, so it should go quickly.

Depending on work progress later Saturday afternoon (between 3:00-6:00pm) the project team will purge the line to 100% natural gas in putting it into service. The PG&E team has made contact with the businesses in proximity to the work.

Scheduled Dates: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Work to be completed:  Release of Natural Gas to Atmosphere
Approximate Time: 2:00am and between 3:00-6:00pm (depending on work progress)
Duration: 20 minutes, then 12-16 hours with air movers; 15 minutes for the purging
Location: Venting at Geneva Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard; Air Movers at Geneva and Bayshore Boulevard

We want to ensure you are provided with the most up-to-date information, but please note these times are subject to change. 

Depending on the location of gas venting and weather patterns, there may be a smell of natural gas. The pipeline is cleared of gas utilizing a safe and common technique.  As part of normal protocol, PG&E has and will continue to notify the appropriate public safety agencies, businesses and residents of this work.  They are taking steps to mitigate noise and odor and have scheduled the work to create the least impact possible, however it is likely that the work will result in some noise and odor. The customer care team will be notifying customers in proximity to the release by automated calls this evening.

Safety is a top priority and PG&E encourages any resident who has questions or concerns about the smell of gas to call them 24 hours a day at 1-800-743-5000 or call 9-1-1 immediately.