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Election Accessibility

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Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th is right around the corner.  Brisbane's Polling Place is at City Hall in the Community Meeting Room - 50 Park Place, Brisbane.  The polls will be open from 7am - 8pm.

The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division wants to to be sure that registered San Mateo County voters with disabilities are aware of the various options available to help them vote.  Did you know that voters with disabilities that are not able to vote at Brisbane's polling place can take advantage of a Mobile Voting Center (a mobile electronic voting system that allows a voter to independently and in private cast a ballot away from the polling place).  People who are registered to vote now have an excellent opportunity to exercise their right to vote, even if they cannot get to their polling site.  For more information, please call (650) 312-5222 or e-mail at least 24 hours ahead of time to schedule an appointment.

Veterans' Flag-Raising Event

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Meet a real World War II Veteran and long-time Brisbane resident, Sgt. Charles E. “Chuck” Blunt whose war decorations include: a Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart (with an oak leaf cluster for being wounded a second time), the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the American Theater Ribbon with three bronze stars, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and last but not least, the Good Conduct Medal Ribbon.

Donuts and Coffee will be served.

Regional Transportation Input

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The California Department of Transportation will be preparing a draft environmental document for the project: US 101 Managed Lanes Project. A scoping meeting and open house will be held October 27th at San Mateo City Hall beginning at 6pm. In this meeting issues, alternatives and potential environmental impacts will be discussed. For more information, click here.

Second, The San Mateo County Transportation Plan 2040 is a long-term transportation document, which is currently open for public comment. The comment period closes October 31st. To learn more about the plan and to download a draft, click here. After you read the plan, you may submit your thoughts by completing this survey

Climate Fact #42

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with 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.

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 - See more at: facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Baylands Sustainability Framework

Try Transit Reward Program


New Water Main Project

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To facilitate construction of a new water main necessary to replace aging infrastructure and to improve reliability for residents, the City of Brisbane and Erler & Kalinowski, Inc. (the City’s engineering consultant) will be performing 12 soil borings to investigate ground conditions along the length of the proposed new water main.  The borings will be drilled at the north and south end of Thomas Avenue; Annis Road south of San Bruno Avenue; the intersection of Annis Road and Humboldt Road; the intersection of Humboldt Road and Sierra Point Road; near 301 and 800 Harold Road; the intersection of Kings Road and Beatrice Road; near 350 and 292 Kings Road; near 4 Margaret Avenue, and at the north end of Paul Avenue (see map below) starting on Monday, October 24, 2016. Construction hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Each boring will be completed in approximately one hour.  The work is anticipated to be complete in two days.

Construction activities at each boring location include: Setting up construction work areas, drilling borings of approximately 8 inches in diameter and 10 to 15 feet deep, backfilling the boring with cement, and providing traffic control.  Construction equipment will include a truck-mounted drill rig.

To facilitate construction, one lane of Thomas Avenue, Annis Road, Harold Road, Humboldt Road, Kings Road, and Margaret Avenue in the direct vicinity of the borings may be closed for up to one hour at a time during construction hours.  Cones and signs will be posted, and flaggers will direct traffic when needed.  Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use caution when traveling through the area.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this work.  Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact the Public Works Department at 415-508-2130.

Airport Noise Workshop 10/24/16

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Mayor Lentz and Councilwoman O'Connell will be conducting a workshop tonight (10/24) on Airport Noise that will be taking place at City Hall starting at 5pm in the Community Meeting Room, 50 Park Place, Brisbane.  It will also be televised on Ch. 27 and streamed live on the City's live streaming page.  The video recording will be posted here after the workshop for anyone who was not able to attend.


The videos from last night's workshop can be found below:


Signboard Postings

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Posted 10/29/2016

O Hina’aro Nui – Tahitian Dance
Fall Showcase
Wed., Nov. 2nd, 7:15pm
Free to the Public, Mission Blue

Halloween Night Digital Photos!
Mon., Oct. 31, 6:00-8:00pm
At MadHouse Coffee
$25, All Proceeds will Benefit BDW

Posted 10/24/2016

The Collective Camp – Roar 1 & 2
M-F / 6AM / 30 MIN+ / 18YRS+ WOMEN
M,T,TH,F / 8:35AM / 30 MIN+


Smoking Ordinance No. 611

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Ordinance No. 611 regarding prohibition of smoking in Multi-Unit Residences; Expiration of Moratorium on Establishing and Operating “Vape” Shops was introduced at the City Council Meeting of October 20, 2016.  Please note that this item will be considered for adoption at the November 3, 2016 City Council Meeting at the City of Brisbane Community Meeting Room, 50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005.  The meeting is scheduled to start at 7:00 P.M.

2016 Volunteer of the Year

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At last night's City Council meeting, Sue Cochran was recognized by the City Council for being Brisbane's 2016 Volunteer of the Year.

Each year, the City recognizes a Brisbane resident as its “Volunteer of the Year”, who the ad hoc City Council subcommittee selects after carefully reviewing letters of recommendation from other community members. The Volunteer of the Year award is bestowed upon a dedicated community member that has demonstrated ongoing commitment to the City of Brisbane. They act with the purpose of community in mind and give selflessly to others. The news of the year’s top volunteer is traditionally announced at the Day in the Park Festival. This year, the honors went to Sue Cochran.

Sue is known throughout the community for her contributions in many areas and is devoted to personally improving the quality of life for Brisbane residents. Of the many nominations received in support of Sue, most all echoed her “bright smile, great attitude, and genuine willingness to help.”

Sue has donated countless hours as an active Lion’s Club member and is a part of the Derby Volunteer team. She has led the Maker’s Club for Lipman’s afterschool program, and volunteers at Lipman’s Career Day. When Santa wasn’t available, she even stepped in as Mrs. Claus to visit students with special needs at BES.

In addition, Sue is known by fellow residents for taking Brisbane beautification into her own hands by sweeping Visitacion and cleaning areas of town on her own time. She frequently assists neighbors with landscaping, and is always the first to volunteer to help a senior in need. Her passion for serving others and unselfish enthusiasm is to be commended.

Many thanks to you, Sue, for your decades of volunteerism in our community and a well-deserved achievement as Brisbane’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year!

Serve on the City's Planning Commission

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The Planning Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council on re-zonings and amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and the City's General Plan.  The Commission typically reviews and acts upon applications for Use Permits, Design Permits, Variances and Sign Permits.

The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month @ 7:30pm.

Three 3-year terms ending in 2020 are available to apply for.


Applications are available here on the City’s website.  You may also call or e-mail:

Ingrid Padilla, Interim City Clerk, at 415-508-2109 or

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 1:00pm.

Completed applications can be submitted via:

Fax @ 415-467-4989; e-mailed to OR delivered in person to City Hall at 50 Park Place.