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UPDATE 4/16: The presentation was very informative with the most important message being: Trap-Neuter-Return is the most effective way to solve the feral cat problem in communities. One unspayed or unneutered cat could in their lifetime be responsible for 300 kittens being born! And if you think trapping a bunch of cats and bringing them to the Peninsula Humane Society is going to solve anything, know that it won't. It will do the opposite, as there are now more available food sources, drawing new populations of feral cats! It's very counterintuitive, but something that Dr. Rutiger, with her 15 years of experience as Head Veterinarian for the Nine Lives Foundation, was adamant about. To pick a trap and start trapping feral cats (which should NEVER be done at night), call the Nine Lives Foundation at (650) 368-1365 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. More helpful information can be found at Alley Cat Allies (http://www.alleycat.org/).
The topic of feral cats in Brisbane began with a meeting back in November hosted by the Brisbane Police Department with volunteers from non-profit cat rescue centers. At the beginning of Monday night's City Council meeting, Dr. Monica Rudiger will be giving a presentation to the City Council on Brisbane's feral cat population. Come and hear about the importance of the trap-neuter-return process and how doing so has a positive direct effect on the feral cat population, as well as procedures for how and when to feed feral cats. Dr. Rudiger will also be providing handouts for interested residents to take home. Come and get educated on how the feral cat population in Brisbane can be positively curbed. If you can't make the meeting, make sure to tune in online via the Live Streaming page or on Comcast Ch. 27.
In Loving Memory Of
Eleanor "Ellie" Blanchard
Long Time Brisbane Resident
Rosary: Sun., Apr. 14, 7 pm, Garden Chapel, SSF
Funeral: Mon., Apr. 15, Church of Visitacion, SF
Annual Spring Thing
Sat., Apr. 27, 6 - 11 pm, 485 Valley Dr.
Food, Drinks, Dancing, Live/Silent Auction
City of Brisbane
10th Annual Habitat Restoration Day
Sat., Apr. 13, 9 am - 1 pm, Humboldt and Placer
Lunch, T-Shirt, and Reusable Bag for Volunteers
Info: 508-2113 or LPontecorvo.ci.brisbane.ca.us
The 2013 SamTrans Summer Youth Pass is back! Get Out & Ride this summer for only $40, a significant savings compared to purchasing a Monthly Pass for each summer month. The pass allows unlimited rides on all SamTrans routes from June 1 through Aug. 31 and is available to kids 17 and younger. This pass is not available on Clipper. Sales start May 21 so orders are encouraged to be placed early. For more information or for help planning your next road trip, visit www.samtrans.com/syp or call 1-800-660-4287 (TTY 650-508-6448).
Human Investment Project (HIP) Housing's Home Sharing program, one of the largest in the nation, facilitates a living arrangement in which two or more unrelated people share a home or apartment. For individuals seeking housing, here is a partial list of over 60 housing opportunities through the Home Sharing Program as of April 2013. For individuals with a room to spare, here is a partial list of individuals seeking housing opportunities. To schedule an appointment to discuss home sharing opportunities or other available affordable housing, please contact HIP Housing at (650) 348-6660.
At their March 18th meeting, the City Council unanimously approved the requirements set forth in San Mateo County's Reusable Bag Ordinance. The ordinance goes into effect mid-June in Brisbane (Monday, April 22nd for other cities within the County), and requires retailers to stop giving out single-use plastic bags and instead only offer recycled-content paper or reusable bags for a minimum charge of 10 cents per bag.
If you're looking for a creative way to fashion your reusable bag, take a look at Open Space and Ecology Committee Member Barbara Ebel's instructions on How to Make a 100% Upcycled Shopping Bag. All you need is an old pair of pants, pencil, scissors, and a sewing machine would help.
Click here to read San Mateo County Environmental Health's Spring Pollution Prevention Newsletter, where you can read more about the Reusable Bag Ordinance, how to get an oil recycling container if you change your own oil, a list of antifreeze recycling locations, and how you can help keep San Mateo County clean.
Every 12 months, Brisbane residents of single-family residential dwellings can schedule two free clean-ups with South San Francisco Scavengers. It's a great opportunity to get rid of a large bulky item and several bags of garbage. Note: residents get 2 clean-ups per calendar year and they do not roll over. Once you schedule your clean up, they’ll come by on your regularly scheduled garbage collection day and pick up:
12 bags of garbage OR
6 bags of garbage and ONE large item-sofa, mattress, appliance, etc.
Click here or call (650) 589-4020 for more information and to schedule your free pick-up!
STOP Signs: They really do mean… STOP!
A reminder from the Brisbane Police Department:
We receive periodic complaints from residents regarding driver’s disregard for the stop signs in town. The most prevalent type of violation is the “California Stop” where drivers slow down while rolling over the limit line, and then accelerate when they perceive that the coast is clear. Not only is this a clear violation the stop sign law, it is a dangerous habit. And I say habit, because most of the drivers that we stop no longer realize that they’re doing it. Most of the drivers aren’t even in a hurry!
Unfortunately this habit can have disastrous consequences. Nationwide, there are over 700,000 accidents related to stop sign violations reported each year. Over one third of these accidents resulted in injuries. According to a 2004 NHTSA study, there were 13,627 fatalities in 1999 – 2000 caused by people failing to stop at stop signs.
Because of this, we will be increasing our focus toward stop sign violators in the hope of changing driver’s behavior in this area. Officers will be watching for stop sign violators and taking a zero tolerance approach. A citation for running a stop sign will cost you well over $200. Is it worth the risk? I hope that you will agree with us that it’s not and concentrate on coming to a complete stop at every stop sign. It may seem like an inconvenience at first, but you’re helping make this town a safer and more enjoyable place to live.
In Loving Memory Of
Raymond S. O'Neill
Brisbane Resident Since 1958
Service Information (415) 368 -3756
Brisbane Lions Club
Easter Egg Hunt
Sun., Mar. 31, 1pm, 1 Solano St.
In case of rainout, event at Comm. Ctr.
Live at Mission Blue Presents
Les Grâces: Italianisme!
Sat., Apr. 6th, 7:30 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Brisbane Resident & Softball Player for
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Playing 4/3 at Mission Blue Field
The Summer Concert Series (scheduled this year for every Friday from July 26 - August 30th, 5:45pm - 8:30pm) is only possible through the generous sponsorships of local businesses and families. Please consider supporting this popular, mid-summer community event. Businesses that sponsor more than $1,000 will again get their logo on the concert banner. But any denomination/level of sponsorship will be appreciated, as always. Please send in your sponsor checks to City Hall, attn: Caroline Cheung, 50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005 by Friday, April 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Caroline at email@example.com or (415) 508-2157. Thank you for your sponsorship consideration!