City News

Oil at Kings & Humboldt

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At approximately 12:30pm today a resident called the Public Works Dept. to report oil in the roadway at Humboldt & Kings.  Crews were on-site immediately to close the road to vehicles.  Public Works then cleaned up the oil over the course of the next 2-3 hours, with assistance from a South San Francisco street sweeper to remove all the oil-absorbing material.  Caution signs will be up throughout the weekend to alert driving to drive carefully through Kings & Humboldt intersection.  Thank you for your cooperation!

PG&E Work on S. Bayshore Blvd.

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PG&E is continuing with the work on sections of their underground natural gas pipeline.  This time, they will be working on Bayshore, south of San Bruno Ave.  They're expecting the work to start on Monday, November 9th and go through the end of December.  If you live in the area, you most likely received this letter from PG&E and will be receiving a recorded call over the weekend informing you about this work.

To minimize traffic impacts, crews will work Sunday through Thursday in the evening and early morning hours between 7pm until 5am.  PG&E will clearly mark all work areas, and traffic flaggers will help to direct traffic.  If you can, please avoid taking the Cow Palace/Bayshore Blvd. exit from northbound 101 after 7pm and instead exit Sierra Point Parkway.

For any questions or concerns about this project, we encourage you to contact local PG&E representative Francisco Ybarra at 650-730-7057 or send an email to To learn more about PG&E’s projects, visit

(Truly Special) OSEC Meeting

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Come to the next Open Space & Ecology Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 10th and watch the short, “Sustainability through the Eyes of the Brisbane Community”, made at this past Day in the Park Community Festival.  You will see interviews of community members about their sustainability efforts and environmental concerns.

The short will be shown at the Open Space and Ecology Committee meeting on November 10, in the Community Meeting room at City Hall. The short will start at 8pm, and is approximately 8 minutes long.

Following the short, there will be a brief presentation on highlights of the Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Plan will guide Brisbane in reducing Greenhouse gas emissions, and comply with California’s goals for Greenhouse gas reductions.

Popcorn and Sparkling cider will be served! Bring your friends and family!

Composting Starting at City Hall

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Composting, also known as food scraps pick up, began in residential Central Brisbane in January. Just today, City Hall began composting paper towels in the restrooms and food scraps in the kitchen!

Speaking of composting, interested in learning more about it?  Reduce, reuse, recycle and's your chance to learn about composting, green building, water conservation, and more!

The County's RecycleWorks Program is offering no-cost courses relating to sustainability and other resource conservation topics to residents, employees, and business owners in San Mateo County.  These courses are hands-on, instructed by local sustainability experts, and provide participants with skills and knowledge to conserve resources at home, at work, and offer participants access to cutting-edge sustainability information and best practices.

Their first RVA program offering is a Resource Conservation 101 webinar, which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th, 5:30-7:30pm. Please see the event flyer for more information.

You can find more information about the RVA Program and all its 2015-2016 offerings on our website:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Eun-Soo Lim in the County's Office of Sustainability Office at (650) 599-1498 or

Signboard Postings

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Posted 11/8/2015

Get Your Brisbane Holiday Wreath
SilverSpot Nursery Fundraiser
For Best Price, Order by Nov. 23

Posted 11/7/2015

Brisbane Village Helping Hands
Volunteer Sign-Up Event
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2pm – 5pm
Madhouse Coffee

Posted 11/5/2015

San Bruno Mountain Watch
Native Plant Sale
Sat., Nov. 7, 9am - 2pm
Miss. Blue Nursery, 3401 Bayshore Blvd.

Posted 11/3/2015

Preliminary Election Results

Davis:  325                       Do:  194

Heinz:  104                   Louie:  106

Munir:  290            O’Connell:  393


November 2015 Marina News

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 Click here to read the November 2015 Marina Newsletter

Zipcar Car-Sharing Service

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UPDATE: November 3, 2015, 1:12pm - Zipcar was looking for at least a 35% utilization month over month during the pilot to keep the vehicles in town.  Unfortunately, we never got to that level.  Due to the low usage, they decided to discontinue the pilot program.

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Have you noticed two white cars in the Park & Ride Lot?  Those are the new Zipcars, a car-sharing service .  The Open Space and Ecology Committee recommended the service to the Council, which they approved in November of 2013. 

As an environmentally friendly transportation option, Zipcar will help to reduce Brisbane’s carbon footprint.  National studies have shown that average vehicle miles traveled per driver is reduced by 40% when car owners switch to car sharing.  Take advantage of these cars located right in central Brisbane by signing up at today!

Election Day Voting 11/3/15

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 7:00am - 8:00pm

This is an all-mailed ballot election.  In-person voting is also available at one of 32 Universal Polling Places located throughout the County.  At any of these Universal Polling Places, any San Mateo County registered voter will be able to vote in person, request a replacement ballot, or drop off his or her voted ballot. 

Brisbane's polling location is the same as it's always been - at the Community Center located beneath the library at 250 Visitacion Ave.  The polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.

As a reminder, residents of the City of Brisbane will be voting on two seats for City Council and on the San Mateo Community College District.

For more information, or to request a replacement ballot, please call (650) 312-5222 or e-mail

November 2015 STAR

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Click here to read the November 2015 STAR Newsletter.

Community Pipeline Safety Initiative

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is working with customers and the City of Brisbane to help ensure safety crews have immediate access to natural gas transmission pipelines in case of an emergency.  This important gas safety work involves reviewing structures, trees and brush located near the gas pipeline that could block emergency access for first responders or damage the pipeline.  For any tree or structure that needs to be replaced for safety reasons, PG&E will work with the property owner to develop a plan that protects public safety while preserving the character and natural beauty of the community. 

For more information on the planned gas safety work in Brisbane, please contact Emily Sloan, PG&E's local customer outreach specialist, at 1-650-737-2001 or  Additional information on the Community Pipeline Safety Initiative, as well as other PG&E gas safety efforts, can also be found at