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April City STAR Newsletter

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Click here to read the April 2016 STAR Newsletter which includes the Summer Activity Guide from Parks and Rec.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 4/1/2016


Skatepark Construction
Starting Friday 4/1
Expected to last up to 3 mos.
Be advised of possible traffic delays


City of Brisbane
Water Bills Are
Due April 5th

 

Election Officer Recruitment

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The San Mateo County Registrations & Elections Division needs your help!  They're looking for some energetic and qualified people to fill some important jobs for the June 7, 2016 California Presidential Primary Election.  This is a unique opportunity to be a part of democracy in action while making a difference in your community. 

Each election the County must recruit and train 1,600 Election Officers to staff 350 precincts across the county.

In order to serve as an Election Officer the person must be:

  • A registered voter in the State of California or Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Able to speak, read and write English
  • Able to work from 6:00 a.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. on Election Day

The benefits of serving are numerous:

  • Stipend: $115 for Judges, $140 for inspectors
  • Training Class: You will receive $25 for attending training
  • Travel Reimbursement: $8 is offered to those who serve in a precinct outside of their home city
  • Pride in serving the community

Please see the recruitment flyer for more information.  If you would like to serve your community in this capacity, then please fill out the Election Officer Availability Form.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact (650) 286-2810 or pollworkerinforequest@smcare.org.

Lifeguard Certification Training

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Update 4/1, 11am - Due to the minimum number of sign-ups not being reached, this training class needed to be cancelled.  For any questions, please contact Jeff Franco at (415) 657-4320.

This course, based on the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program, will certify students in Lifeguarding, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid.  Students must be at least 15 years of age by the last day of class and pass a prerequisite test (swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for 2 minutes with no hands, retrieve a 10 pound brick from 8 feet and return it to designated spot). Attendance at every class is required.
 
Days: Monday-Thursday
Dates: April 4th-7th
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Fee: $185
Register online now at http://brisbaneca.org/community-pool.

For more information contact Jeff Franco at (415) 657-4320.

Climate Fact #12

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee 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 of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further information:

"Climate Change & Health" from the World Health Organization (WHO)
Video: Senior Centers Designated as Heat Shelters
 

CPR, AED and First Aid Classes

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North County Fire Authority is offering CPR, AED & First Aid Classes for Brisbane residents.

This course will cover Adult, Child and Infant CPR, AED training (Automatic External Defibrillator) and basic First Aid, such as controlling bleeding, splinting and sudden illnesses.  The course fee includes a book and certification card upon completion of the course.  Note: This is not a professional rescuer or health care provider course. 

Location: Brisbane Fire Station #81, (Training Room), 3445 Bayshore Blvd. Brisbane

To sign up, go to www.northcountyfire.org  and look under “Upcoming Events.”

2016 Commuter Challenge

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Commute.org is pleased to announce the 2016 Commuter Challenge, a campaign to reward commuters who choose transportation modes other than driving alone.  Between April 1st and May 31st, people who join the challenge and commute to, from or through San Mateo County using an alternative mode will be eligible to win weekly prizes and one of five grand prizes.

Traffic on San Mateo County roads and highways is at an all-time high.  Not only does traffic waste time and money for commuters, but it also contributes to poor air quality. According to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), nearly 70 percent of the Bay Area’s carbon monoxide comes from motor vehicles, which are also the greatest contributors to ozone in the Bay Area.

The 2016 Commuter Challenge encourages people to use public transit, shuttle, carpool, vanpool, bicycle, walk or telework, and be part of the traffic solution.  “Eliminating a few solo driving trips each week is an easy way for commuters to make a positive impact,” said John Ford, Commute.org’s Executive Director. Driving less will reduce GHG emissions while also helping to relieve congestion on the roadways. “Together, we can make a measurable difference to reduce our carbon footprint,” Ford added.

By signing up at my.commute.org, and adding their commute alternative trips, registrants will be entered to win one of the featured weekly prizes (Fitbit Alta, Timbuk2 bag, wireless earbuds, gift cards and more). Participants also earn a chance to win one of the five grand prizes ($300 Clipper card, GoPro Hero, Garmin Edge Cycling computer, $400 REI gift card or Fitbit Surge GPS watch) at the end of the challenge.

For more details, please visit www.commute.org.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/21/2016


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Spring Break Camp
March 28 – April 8
Registration Deadline March 24th


Smoking Ordinance Info. Workshop
Affecting Multi-Unit Housing
Wed., March 23, 6-7pm
City Hall, 50 Park Pl.

 

Climate Fact #11

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee 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 of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:

Infographic: "Western Fires and Climate Change" from the Union of Concerned Scientists

Join CERT!

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Are you prepared for the next major earthquake?  Join Brisbane’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)!  North County Fire Authority will be teaching free CERT classes to Brisbane and Daly City residents to prepare individuals on how to perform basic first-aid; light search and rescue; fire extinguisher training; how to build a disaster supply kit for your home, work and vehicle; and much more!  To be properly trained by the CERT program and to receive a certificate of completion, attendees must attend all 5 classes listed below:

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016 – 9am-2pm - Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness and Unit 2 Fire Safety.  

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016 – 6pm-8:30pm - Unit 8 Terrorism and CERT.

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2015 – 9am-2pm - Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations Part 1, Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations Part 2 and Unit 7 Disaster Psychology.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2015 – 9am-2pm - Units 5 Light Search and Rescue and Unit 6 CERT Organization.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2015 – 10am- 1pm - Unit 9 Course Review/Disaster Simulation.

Pre-Registration is required for classes. To register for classes, please click here.

For more information, please contact Fire Inspector Clyde Preston at 650-991-5741 or cpreston@northcountyfire.org.