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The City Council Meeting and Reorganization will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Brisbane Community Room, 50 Park Place.
All are invited to say thank you to outgoing Mayor Miller, Congratulate newly re-elected Councilmembers Clarke Conway & Cliff Lentz, and to Welcome Newly Elected Councilmember Lori Liu. The New Council will also choose their next Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.
Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremonies.
The Brisbane City Council has extended the deadline to provide written comments on the Brisbane Baylands Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) from November 22, 2013 to January 24, 2014. Comments must be received no later than Friday at 1:00 p.m. when City Hall closes.
Please submit written comments on the Draft EIR to:
John Swiecki, AICP, Community Development Director
City of Brisbane
50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005
or via email to: email@example.com
Written responses shall be provided to all comments on the Draft EIR received by the deadline of 1:00 p.m., January 24, 2014. Please remember that comments should be focused on the draft EIR and the information contained therein.
Please check “New Information” on the City’s website for further updates:
Annual Winter Clean-Up - November 16 and 17th
The Annual Winter Clean-Up is scheduled for this weekend, November 16 and 17th. This is the time to clear your property of fallen leaves and branches which could find their way into one of the City’s storm drains and cause flooding during the rainy season.
Dumpsters will be placed throughout town for residents to dispose of their yard waste.
Please place your yard trimmings and branches (less than 4 inches in diameter and NOT within plastic garbage bags) into the nearest-located dumpster. A map of the dumpster locations is available at http://goo.gl/maps/JM9hT
If you need assistance, we will have limited staff available to transport your yard waste to one of the dumpsters. For assistance, please call (415) 508-2146 during the following times:
Saturday, November 16: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday, November 17: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Please remember that this is for YARD WASTE ONLY (leaves, branches, grass). NO GARBAGE OR OTHER WASTE is to be disposed of in these dumpsters. Doing so will make the entire load unrecyclable.
As a reminder, do not attempt to trim tree branches that are touching or near PG&E power lines. Call PG&E if you have any questions or concerns at (800) 743-5000. If you have other questions regarding tree removal in general, see the Tree Removal Permit page on our website or call 508-2115.
Thank you in advance for your willingness and cooperation in this City-wide effort. If we all pitch in to clean up our properties from yard trimmings and fallen leaves, we can prevent future problems from occurring during the winter rains.
New Service Now Available to San Mateo County Residents
211 is toll-free, confidential, multi-lingual and available 24/7. Call 211 to find information about food, housing, health care, senior services, child care, legal aid and much more.
211 utilizes the records of the CIP database to provide their referrals for San Mateo County.
Need help in this struggling economy? Check out some resources that might help you with trouble in your career, mortgage, healthcare and other topics during these challenging times. Visit plsinfo.org/Community-Resources-FAQ for links to Community Resources as compiled by local PLS Reference Librarians.
Community Information Handbook 2013
CIP is pleased to announce the release of the Community Information Handbook 2013. We understand the importance of providing our users with the most accurate and up-to-date information possible in these challenging times when the demand for social services is at an all-time high. If you haven’t already received copies, call us at 650-349-5538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order your free copies or check our “Publications” section.
Resource Bulletin Transitions into E-Blasts
Due to recent budget cuts, CIP is no longer able to produce and send E-Blasts. Many of the submissions we received were calendar items rather than news articles; please check the CIP Community Calendar page in our Publications section for lists of other options to promote community events.
About Us For over 35 years, CIP has answered questions for social workers, teachers, nonprofit agency staff, health care professionals, counselors and clergy, as well as the general public through their local library.
The Community Information Program (CIP) provides information on nonprofit and public services available to people who live or work in San Mateo County, California.
For over 35 years, CIP has answered questions for social workers, teachers, nonprofit agency staff, health care professionals, counselors and clergy, as well as the general public through their local library.
|Precinct 5001||Precinct 5002||Precinct 5003||Vote by Mail||Total|
W. Clarke Conway
Gavin Kelly Escolar
Lori S. Liu
Measure T: Yes: 696 No: 212
(Business License Tax on Liquid Storage Facilities
The City of Brisbane, along with all other cities in San Mateo County, contracts with the County of San Mateo Elections Office. The County counts and posts the election results. The County has, by State law, up to 28 days to certify the election results. The official results will be adopted by the Brisbane City Council on Monday, December 2, 2013.
There are absentee and provisional ballots that were turned in at the polls that still need to be counted and included in the above totals. During the next few weeks the County will be updating the absentee numbers on their website. So the absentee numbers shown above will adjust slightly.
You can check any updates periodically by going to www.shapethefuture.org
SamTrans will hold a series of public meetings over the next two months to gather comments and discuss a study that will consider the possibility of Bus Rapid Transit service on El Camino Real.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is an enhanced bus service that typically offers faster speeds, shorter travel times and improved customer amenities.
Generally, BRT can be implemented in two ways based on level of investment: Rapid and full BRT. Rapid bus service is mixed in with regular automobile traffic, but it travels farther between stops than local routes and features enhanced stations and skip-service.
Full BRT incorporates dedicated bus lanes and higher degrees of station enhancements. It requires a more significant capital investment than rapid service.
SamTrans is conducting an in-depth study of the potential options for BRT service along El Camino Real from Daly City to the Palo Alto Transit Center. The purpose of the study is to develop a phasing plan that will identify how existing bus operations in the corridor may be enhanced to incorporate Rapid- and BRT-type amenities over time, reflecting population and employment densities and ridership demand.
A major goal of the study is to identify enhancements in the short-term and long-term that could improve the passenger experience for existing riders and attract new riders. Other goals of the study include promoting livability and commercial viability while maintaining cost effective operations and minimizing traffic and parking impacts.
The study will also assess long-term improvements, such as the feasibility of dedicated bus lanes and enhanced stations with added passenger amenities. SamTrans will then develop short- and long-term plans for implementing these changes.
SamTrans staff will be providing an information presentation on the study at local council meetings. Public workshops are also being offered. The schedule includes:
City Council Meetings
Monday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.
San Mateo City Council
San Mateo City Hall, Council Chamber
330 West 20th Ave., San Mateo
Tuesday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.
Belmont City Council
Belmont City Hall, Council Chambers
One Twin Pines Lane, Belmont
Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.
South San Francisco City Council
SSF Municipal Services Building, Council Chambers
33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco
Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.
Atherton City Council
Town Council Chambers
94 Ashfield Road, Atherton
Wednesday, December 11, 7:30 p.m.
Colma City Council
Colma Community Center
1520 Hillside Boulevard, Colma
Wednesday, November 13, 6:00 p.m.
SamTrans Administrative Office
2nd Floor Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos
Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m.
South San Francisco Municipal Services Building
33 Arroyo Dr., South San Francisco
Additional information on SamTrans’ BRT phasing study can be found here: http://www.samtrans.com/BRT.
If you would like to attend either public workshop, please RSVP to Brent Tietjen, SamTrans Public Affairs Specialist, via email at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/545609628842634/ for the November 13th workshop, or https://www.facebook.com/events/212040588977555/ for the November 14th workshop.
About SamTrans: Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.
Residents can know that work is being done by both the City Council and City Management to make sure Brisbane residents no longer need to put up with such loud overhead noise. Community input is extremely important in affecting changes to flight patterns, as well. Call tallies from community members calling in to the Aircraft Noise Abatement Office are reported to the Airport Community Roundtable during their public meetings. So, it certainly makes a difference to report your complaints. Don’t just sit idly by! To report airport noise, note the specific date and time when you noticed the occurrence and call or e-mail the SFO Noise Abatement Office using the information below:
Airport Noise Complaint