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Over a month ago, as a means to follow up with the Parent Survey that was distributed to those whose children are enrolled in the City's KinderCare and ClubRec afterschool programs at BES, a Parent Engagement Meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, December 16th at 5:30pm at City Hall in the Community Meeting Room. This meeting is open to the public, but will specifically touch on the results of the parent survey, with Parks and Recreation staff facilitating a collaborative discussion around the future of the KinderCare and ClubRec programs, with the goal being to provide the families who utilize these programs the best offerings possible. In order for parents to attend this evening meeting, staff will be providing extended childcare at ClubRec until 7pm that evening. In the event you are unable to make the meeting, staff will be sharing the outcomes and will provide an opportunity for you to chime in at a later time. The meeting results will also be discussed at the next Parks and Recreation Commission meeting of January 13, 2015. Thank you for those who have already taken the time to complete the survey; we look forward to continuing the conversation with you on the 16th!
In the spirit of the season, toy, food, and coat donation boxes have been set up in the lobby of City Hall. Please consider donations of new, unwrapped gifts, canned or dry foods, and/or new or slightly used coats (via the organization One Warm Coat) this holiday season. The boxes will be picked up the first week of January and all donations will be donated locally to those in need. Thank you for thinking of and helping others this holiday season!
Did you hear? Santa is coming to town! But he's on a tight schedule, so be sure to check when and where he'll be stopping and be mindful of his time! This will allow Santa and the Brisbane Lions that will be escorting him to move swiftly along their scheduled route and visit all the kids in Brisbane! Click here or the image below to view Santa's route and schedule for this year.
UPDATE: Wednesday, 12/9 - The Council last night voted to adopt Ordinance 602 enacting the following motions.
UPDATE: Friday, 12/4 - At last night’s City Council meeting, the Council approved two motions:
First, they unanimously voted to adopt Ordinance 602 as written with the following amendments:
- Updating a bullet point in one of the Whereas statements (p.4) to, “The United States Fire Administration recommends that if people smoke, that they smoke outdoors;”
- Changing “At all public transit stops” to “At all public transit shelters” in Section 8.45.040 – Areas where smoking is prohibited
- Removing Chapter 8.46, which takes out all restrictions on smoking in multi-unit residences, but leaving all restrictions on smoking in public places and on certain types of distribution and sale of tobacco products, and all provisions extending the City’s existing tobacco retailer license provisions to e-cigarette retailers.
Second, the Council unanimously moved that it is the Council’s intent to adopt an ordinance regulating smoking in multi-unit residences within the next year (2016). Before that happens, there will be extensive education outreach on the nature of the ordinance and the justification for it, and a full opportunity for feedback from all impacted homeowner associations and landlords. Stay tuned! Click here to read the full staff report from the Deputy City Attorney for the City Council meeting of 12/8.
UPDATE: Friday, 11/20 - The Council last night set 12/3 as the date they will meet to discuss the ordinance in more detail. The agenda will be made available 72 hrs. prior on the All Meetings page.
UPDATE: Friday, 11/13 - The Subcommittee met today and will be meeting again on Wednesday, 11/18. They will discuss with the full Council at their 11/19 meeting the possibility of having a special meeting on 12/3 to discuss the ordinance in more detail.
UPDATE: Friday, 11/6 - The City Council last night decided to refer Ordinance No. 602 back to the Health & Safety Subcommittee for further review.
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The City Council will consider introduction of Ordinance No. 602, restricting or limiting the use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes in various public places, businesses patronized by the public and in common areas and individual units of multi-unit dwellings and (2) ban the sale of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes sales when such products are not in the manufacturer’s original packaging or are sold from vending machines or self-service displays.
This item was discussed at the City Council meeting of October 15 and was continued to November 5th. Council will consider new regulations to ban the smoking of tobacco and other products in public places, common areas and individual units of multi-unit residences. This ban would apply to the use of e-cigarettes and the smoking or vaporizing of medical marijuana.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 50 Park Place. Click here to view the staff report on this issue.
Sand bags have been made available to Brisbane residents by the Public Works Dept., so please be sure to take some if you need them (10 bag limit). There is a fill-your-own station in case the pre-filled ones on the pallete (underneath the black tarp) run out before the Public Works Dept. is able to make more.
You are invited to participate in the 2015 Congressional App Challenge!
Established by the US House of Representatives in 2013, this 10-week competition allows high school students to create and submit their own apps. Students may participate as individuals or in teams of up to four. Winning students will have their apps featured on a display in the Capitol Building, and will be honored by Congresswoman Jackie Speier.
November 9, 2015 - January 15, 2016
For more information, visit www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us
For any questions, please contact Katherine.Loomis@mail.house.gov . Good luck to all!