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"We Are Still In" Open Letter

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2017

CONTACT: Ben Rubin | brubin@climatenexus.org | 917-749-3694

**Press Call To Be Held 11 AM on 6/6 | Join Online**

Leaders in U.S. Economy Say “We Are Still In” on Paris Climate Agreement

Climate Declaration Represents 120 Million Americans and $6.2 Trillion of the U.S. Economy

 

Washington DC – A grand total of 1,219 governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities from across the U.S. or with significant operations in the U.S., representing the broadest cross section of the American economy yet assembled in pursuit of climate action, today declared their intent to continue to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions. 

Together, these leaders are sending a strong signal to the international community and the 194 other parties to the Paris Agreement about the continued commitment of the United States to ambitious action on climate change absent leadership at the federal level. In the aggregate, the signatories are delivering concrete emissions reductions that will help meet America's emissions pledge under the Paris Agreement.

Signatories include leaders from 125 cities, 9 states, 902 businesses and investors, and 183 colleges and universities. Participating cities and states represent 120 million Americans and contribute $6.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, and include Oregon and cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Houston as well as smaller cities like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Dubuque, Iowa. A mixture of private universities, state schools and community colleges, both small and large, have added their institutions to the statement. In total the undersigned businesses and investors account for a total annual revenue of $1.4 trillion and include over 20 Fortune 500 companies, including Apple, eBay, Gap Inc., Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Nike, in addition to hundreds of small businesses, have also signed the statement.

The statement calls the Trump administration’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the climate accord “a grave mistake that endangers the American public and hurts America’s economic security and diplomatic reputation.” The signers all understand that the Paris Agreement is a blueprint for job creation, stability and global prosperity and that accelerating the United States’ clean energy transition is an opportunity – not a liability – to create jobs, spur innovation, promote trade and ensure American competitiveness. By declaring that “we are still in,” the signatories are putting the best interests of their constituents, customers, students and communities first while assuring the rest of the world that American leadership on climate change extends well beyond the federal government.

In addition to this statement, since President Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, at minimum 211 Climate Mayors have adopted the Paris Agreement goals for their cities, currently 13 Governors have formed the bipartisan Governor’s Climate Alliance, and at least 17 governors have released individual statements standing by Paris. Today’s statement embraces this rapidly growing movement of subnational and civil society leaders, by announcing that not only are these leaders stepping forward, they are stepping forward together.

To view the full statement, quotes and list of signatories, visit: www.WeAreStillIn.com

A press call will be held at 11 am on 6/6 to discuss We Are Still In and will include a reporter Q&A. Join online or by phone: +1-408-638-0968, Webinar ID: 651-170-500.

Festival Tree Pruning

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During the week of June 5th, you can expect to see Humboldt Tree Service conducting some much-needed maintenance and pruning on the festival tree in the Community Park.  

Working from the top down, dead branches will be removed and others trimmed back to make the tree more symmetrical in appearance overall.  This type of trimming will reduce the general width of the tree by about one third, with most of the reduction being from the mid-section down, although the tree will remain the same height.  Pruning will encourage new growth on the tree and improve its overall appearance.

We thank you for your patience as the festival tree undergoes a makeover! 

 

Letter from Mayor Lori Liu 6-1-2017

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Yesterday, President Trump announced the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015.  Click on the image below to read a letter from Mayor Lori Liu, which expresses the City's committment to curbing global warming as we work together to support, lead, and uphold the commitments to the goals and measures of our Climate Action Plan.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 6/2/2017


City of Brisbane – Now Hiring
Office Asst. – Police Records
Part-Time/Temporary
Apply by 6/19, www.CalOpps.org


Posted 5/31/2017


Brisbane’s Got Talent Show!
Friday, June 2nd @ 6pm
Mission Blue Center
Free Event for All Ages!


Water Bills
Due June 5th
Pay Online at
www.brisbaneca.org/utilities

 

 

Shrinking Shores Event in Half Moon Bay

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Please join Sea Change San Mateo County for an informational event about sea level rise at Poplar Beach, hosted by the County of San Mateo and the City of Half Moon Bay.  The event is one of many events around the state that will be held in anticipation of World Oceans Day, (June 8), a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.

At Poplar Beach on June 3, beachgoers will see a dramatic illustration about predicted ocean levels through the end of the century.  Temporary signs will be placed into the sand and on the bluffs to depict scenarios of future sea level rise and bluff erosion.  The City and County will staff a booth near the Poplar Beach parking lot where visitors can get information, ask questions, and learn about the science behind the predicted changes.  Poplar Beach is located at the end of Poplar Street, past Railroad Avenue in Half Moon Bay.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 5/25/2017


Complete Streets Safety Committee Vacancies
Applications Now Being Accepted
Deadline: Fri., 6/30 @ 1pm
More Info: www.brisbaneca.org


It’s Fire Season
Please Cut & Remove
All Dry Weeds
From Your Property


Posted 5/24/2017


P&R Commission Vacancy
Applications Now Being Accepted
Deadline: Fri., 6/30 @ 1pm
More Info: www.brisbaneca.org


O Hina’aro Nui – Tahitian Dance
Anniversary Show & Fundraiser
Sat., June 3rd, 6:30pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Tickets $25 at the Door

Fresh Fish Coming to Farmers Market

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UPDATE: Tuesday, 5/31 - There will be plenty of black cod steaks and fillets as well as cold cured black cod and fresh anchovies.  Contact Maynard for more info or to place your order: (858) 248-7391.

UPDATE: Friday, 5/26 - Maynard said that the farmers market was a success and that they SOLD OUT!  Thank you for the local support!

UPDATE: Tuesday, 5/23 - Maynard will have a one-time introductory price of $9/lb. for fresh black cod or miso butter fish fillets and steaks.  He will also have fish heads and collars available for around $4/lb.

At yesterday's Farmers Market, Capt. Maynard Webb of Dragon Baby Seafood had his tent set up and talked to folks passing by to see if they would be interested in him bringing fresh fish to next week's market.  There were enough people who expressed an interest in his fish, so he'll be back on Thursday, May 25th -- be sure to pay Maynard a visit if you're interested in trying out his fresh, local ocean fish!  In the meantime, check out this video produced by a customer of his and see for yourself how fresh Maynard's product is (and how hard a fisherman works!):

 

Serve Your Community & Make a Difference

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Looking to make a difference?  The City is accepting applications through June 30, 2017 for one seat on its Parks and Recreation Commission, one seat on its Planning Commission, and up to four seats on its Complete Streets Safety Committee.  Applications are available for download below or by calling Ingrid Padilla at (415) 508-2113.  Applications must be e-mailed to cityclerk@ci.brisbane.ca.us or delivered to Ingrid Padilla at 50 Park Place, Brisbane by Friday, June 30th at 1:00pm.

Complete Streets Safety Committee Application Form

Parks and Recreation Commission Application Form

Planning Commission Application Form

If you have youth in your household, the Parks and Recreation Dept. is looking to activate its Youth Advisory Committee (YAC).  Below is a short PSA that Lipman 8th Graders recently recorded as part of their Students in Business & Government Day at City Hall.

Thank you for considering serving your community!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 5/20/2017


Office Hours w/ Councilman Lentz
Wed., May 24th, 6-7:30pm
City Hall, Large Conference Rm.
Bring Your Questions!


City of Brisbane
Planning Commissioner Needed
Deadline: June 30th
To Apply call City Clerk at 415-508-2113


Posted 5/15/2017


Brisbane Dance Workshop Presents
Wendy & Peter
Sat/Sun, May 20th and 21st
www.brisbanedanceworkshop.org


Silverspot Fundraiser
Trivia Night is Back!
Fri., May 19th, 7pm-9pm
Eagles Club, 185 Visitacion