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Get Up to 1/2 Off a Car Wash

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Did you know that the City's stormdrain system includes underground pipes, as well as surface features such as drain inlets, streets, gutters, roadside ditches, and detention basins?  Its purpose is to prevent localized flooding by collecting stormwater runoff (rain that doesn’t soak into the ground) and conveying it to local creeks and the Bay without treatment.  This means that pollutants entering the stormdrain system flow directly to these creeks and the Bay as well.

In contrast, the City's sewer system carries residential and commercial wastewater from sources including indoor plumbing (such as sinks, toilets, and floor drains) or industrial processes; it conveys wastewater to the water pollution control plant where conventional pollutants are removed before being safely discharged to the Bay.  Most commercial carwash facilities dispose of their washwater to the sewer system after pretreatment.
 
Car wash discount coupons
 
Now is the time to sign up to receive car wash discount codes, for up to 1/2 off your next car wash.  You will receive the code by either text message or e-mail, whichever you prefer.  The first car wash discount will be sent out in March, and will be valid at any of the car wash pollution prevention partners listed here.  Decreasing the amount of pollutants n our natural waterways is a team effort - thanks for doing your part!

Women's Softball at Mission Blue

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At Monday's City Council meeting, head coach Sonja Garnett of the Academy of Art Women's Softball team came to invite the public to attend their games, as their home games take place right here in Brisbane at Mission Blue Field (475 Mission Blue Dr., Brisbane).  Watch the video below to see Sonja and sophomore outfielder Hallie Curtis talk about the Urban Knights' first five games in 2015 and team dynamics -- you may also recognize some of the scenery!

Their first at-home game is on Monday, February 23rd at 11am.  They play again at 1pm (yes, a double-header!).  Click here for more information and to see the rest of their schedule for the season.

Prom Dress Drive

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Donate your gently used formal dress to the Brisbane Library during the month of February and make dreams come true for a girl in need. 

All dresses will be distributed by the San Mateo County Human Services Agency at the 2015 Rise Above empowerment conference for teen girls.

(The following libraries will also be collecting dress donations: Atherton, Belmont, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Pacifica Sanchez, Pacifica Sharp Park, Portola Valley, San Carlos, and Woodside.)

Tot Lot Re-opened 2/10

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UPDATE - Friday, February 13 at 12pm - The Tot Lot re-opened earlier this week (2/10) upon completion of the re-coating project.

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The Tot Lot is currently closed due to a light touch-up of the previous re-coating project.  The temporary closure was originally scheduled so the Tot Lot would be available for the public’s use on the weekend.  Unfortunately, when the painter arrived she discovered more areas needed repair than anticipated; moisture conditions also interrupted her work.  Both of these issues created a delay that will be extended until the middle of next week.  We thank you for your patience as this work is being completed and the new paint dries! 

Signboard Postings

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Posted 2/13/2015


Mothers of Brisbane
Kid's and Women's
Clothing Sale
Sun., Feb. 22nd, 1- 4 pm, Comm. Ctr.


Posted 2/9/2015


Brisbane Library
Kids Book Club
Fri., Feb 13, 4 pm, 250 Visitacion
Join in on discussion and fun activities


Kevin Fryer Photography Show
"A View of Brisbane"
February through March at City Hall
Artist Reception Wed., Feb. 11, 6-8pm 


Live at Mission Blue Presents
Blumenstock
Saturday, Feburary 14, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Info/Tix: www.LiveAtMissionBlue.com

February 2015 Citynews

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Click here to read the February 2015 Citynews.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 2/2/2015


Water Bills Are
Due Feb. 5th


13th Annual
Brisbane Artist Evening
of Sharing
Sat., Deb. 7, 7:30 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.

 

HIP Housing Provider Appeal

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Do you know anyone looking for a housemate or renter, or trying to rent out a room in their home? HIP Housing’s non-profit Home Sharing program can help make that a safe, comfortable process. HIP Housing has given free, long-term support to those who need it most in San Mateo County for 42 years.  This is especially important now, as San Mateo County has become one of the most expensive areas to live in within the United States.  The need for extra income is a common one, and renting out a room in your home is a great way to reduce costs and help your community. Click here to view a current partial list of persons seeking housing.  Click here to view a current partial list of shared housing opportunities within the County.  Find more information contact 650-348-6660 x303 or visit www.hiphousing.org

February 2015 Marina News

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 Click here to read the February 2015 Marina Newsletter

Proposed Skatepark Options

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UPDATED January 27, 2015 - On Jan. 6th, skatepark design consultant Spohn Ranch held a Community Workshop to obtain feedback on design options they prepared for the proposed new Brisbane skatepark.  The majority of attendees preferred the layout that retained the existing skatepark footprint at Old County Road and Park Lane and added a few features at a “skate spot” in the small unused space west of the existing basketball courts (see Option 2 below).  Per the Council approved process, the Joint Council Facilities and Parks and Recreation Teen Services Subcommittee will recommend one option and a financing plan to the City Council. If approved, the Council will next authorize the development of plans and specifications for bidding by contractors.  Staff will ensure that the community gets an opportunity to weigh in on the actual design when it comes to fruition.  Look for the skatepark design to be on an upcoming Council meeting agenda.

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At the January 6, 2014 Skatepark Community Workshop at City Hall (start time: 5:00pm), conceptual design consultant Spohn Ranch will be presenting the following three proposed options for the skatepark at its existing site.  Below are 3D plans for each, along with a labeled diagram of Option 1 and one for Option 2's "skate spot", as the elements are repeated in the different options.  Note: each of the images are clickable to be viewed larger.

OPTION 1 – Existing Footprint

Cost = $200,000
Area = 5,225 Sq. ft. +/-
Pros:  Least expensive option; doesn’t impact basketball courts
Cons:  Smaller total area than Options 2 or 3

 

OPTION 2 – Existing Footprint plus Skate Spot at Park Place

Cost = $250,000
Area = 6,400 Sq. ft. +/-
Pros:  Two unique spaces for skaters; doesn’t impact basketball courts; could do work in phases
Cons:  Cost is higher than Option 1


OPTION 3 – Single Larger Footprint (shift basketball court west)

Cost = $250,000
Area = 6,000 Sq. ft. +/-
Pros:  Provides one contiguous space for skaters
Cons:  Cost is higher than Option 1; disrupts basketball court use during relocation

Remember, the Skatepark Community Workshop takes place Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 5 p.m. at the Community Meeting Room of Brisbane City Hall.  The consultant will also have 3D models of different elements that can be used to consider other configurations.  Lastly, if you haven't already done so, request to join the "Brisbane Skatepark" group on Facebook, which Spohn Ranch has set up to help gather design feedback from the Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/brisbaneskatepark/.