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PG&E Helicopter Survey

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A PG&E contractor will be doing an aerial survey of their lines in San Mateo County including Brisbane on Tuesday, July 9th. It will likely be later in the day when they get to Brisbane as they start south and work north.  However, with patrol having been impacted by events at SFO over the weekend, it is subject to SFO flight restrictions that may or may not change.  We will update here as we know more.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 7/5/2013

Downtown Brisbane
Car Show
Sat., July 13, 9 am - 4 pm
San Francisco Ave  & Comm. Park

Brisbane Baylands Comm. Advisory Group
Monthly Mtg:  Draft EIR &
Contamination of the Baylands
Tues., July 16, 7 pm, Comm. Ctr.


Teen Center Closed

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As of today, Monday 7/1/2013, the Teen Center will be closed.  The money saved will go towards a variety of teen-oriented programming including After School Programming at Lipman Middle School and the Library and other recreational teen activities.  For events taking place around town this Summer, please view the City's Calendar.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 7/3/2013

All Fireworks
Are Illegal
In Brisbane

No Farmers' Market on July 4

Posted 7/1/2013

In Loving Memory of
Kim Benzon
Mother of 3 and Grandmother of 2


Possible BART Strike on 7/1

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UPDATE, Friday, 8:43AM - BART trains will be running again beginning Friday afternoon (7/5) after the transit district and its striking unions agreed to a 30-day extension of the current contract. Click here for more.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Bay Area Council have asked us to share the following information with you in preparation for a potential BART strike. 

In the event of a BART strike, the (Alliance) shuttles plan to run normal schedules on all routes (including those that connect to BART stations in Millbrae, South San Francisco and Balboa Park). Pick-up and drop-off locations may be altered at BART stations depending on access. 


For current information about the potential BART strike, commute alternatives and Alliance shuttle service information, please visit our BART strike information page.


We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for current updates as well. (see links below)


Thank you,


Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance 

Next City Council Meeting

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The City Council will be taking a recess for most of July and will meet next on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

July 4th Reminder

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If you happen to hear, or better yet, see any individuals setting off fireworks, please notify the Brisbane Police right away and call (415) 467-1212.  Help be the eyes and ears of the community and stop this illegal activity.  Now that it is fire season, we all need to be on high alert and do what we can to keep Brisbane safe.  Please be assured that every tip counts and will be properly investigated.

For the complete flyer, please click here.

EPA/NREL Presentation

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The Council this past Monday night received a very thorough presentation from Zi Zi Searles, Remedial Project Manager for the EPA's Re-Powering Rapid Response Team, which supports the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative - the program through which Brisbane was chosen as 1 of 26 sites to receive technical assistance in the form of a renewable energy study for the Brisbane Baylands.  If you missed it, you can watch back just the portion focused on the presentation (the full meeting playback can be viewed here).

This video will also be available for future viewing on the Renewable Energy page of the Baylands section of the City's website.

DEIR Presentations

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You are invited to attend an Informational Presentation Series on the Brisbane Baylands Draft EIR! 

This informational presentation series will be presented by the City's EIR consultant and will provide an overview of the Draft EIR.  Come and assist the community in its review of the document! 

Each of the four presentations will have a separate focus, with the following topic areas being addressed over a two-week period: 

June 18th:  Introduction, Project Description, Land Use, Alternatives

June 20th:  Traffic, Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Noise

June 25th:  Public Utilities, Public Services, Recreation, Energy, Aesthetics, Historic Resources

June 27th:  Hazards, Biological Resources, Remaining Topics 

The series will provide an overview of the organization and content of the Draft EIR and provide a starting point for those undertaking a review of the document, whether in whole or particular sections.  Feel free to attend all of the sessions or just the ones with the topic areas you’re interested in. 

All presentations are scheduled from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Community Room at City Hall (50 Park Place, Brisbane).  All presentations will be shown live on Ch. 27 and on the Live Streaming page, as well as archived on the DEIR Presentations webpage for viewing at a time convenient for you. 

Note: these informational presentations are not public meetings to offer comments on the Draft EIR.  Instead, written comments are encouraged at any time and public meetings to accept verbal comments will be in September 2013 (specific dates and times to be determined). 

Thank you for your interest in assisting the community review the Draft EIR!

Council Hires New City Attorney

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At last night’s City Council Meeting, the Council voted unanimously to approve the contract with San Francisco law firm Renne, Sloan, Holtzman & Sakai for City Attorney services.  David Kahn (pictured near left) will be replacing Hal Toppel (pictured far left) as City Attorney, and Teresa Stricker will be the city’s Deputy City Attorney.

Mayor Ray Miller stated, “The Council wanted to make sure that when we replaced Hal, we got it right.”

There were a total of 14 complete responses to the Request for Proposals.  A Council subcommittee (Terry O'Connell and Ray Miller) with the help of recruitment consultant Bobby Peckham narrowed the field down to nine.  Then the full Council accepted the subcommittee's recommendation to interview five applicants.  Two finalists were selected by the Council from this group of five.  The final two, Mayor Miller said, “had the background legal knowledge, the experience, and the community fit, and then we had this wonderful problem of deciding between these two extraordinary applicants.”  After much deliberation, the decision was made to select David Kahn and Teresa Stricker.

Mr. Kahn commented, “It’s really a privilege to be selected as the City Attorney for the City of Brisbane and I look forward, as does Deputy City Attorney Teresa Stricker, to working with the City of Brisbane, the City Council, and the city staff to accomplish the vision and the projects that the Council and the community want to improve the community of Brisbane.”

We welcome David and Teresa, and thank Hal for his over 20 years of service to the City of Brisbane and wish him the very best in his retirement for many years to come.