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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 @ 7:30 p.m.

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

Ingrid Padilla, Interim City Clerk, at 415-508-2109 or ipadilla@ci.brisbane.ca.us

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 ipadilla@ci.brisbane.ca.us OR delivered in person to City Hall at 50 Park Place.

 

Council Commencing Baylands Review

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The City Council will commence its review of the Baylands project and related EIR on Thursday, September 29, 2016 (Council's 9/16/16 Notice of Public Hearing).  The first meeting will be a workshop providing an overview of the Council’s review process, the project components, EIR, and Planning Commission recommendation.  Please visit the Baylands Council Proceedings webpage to review their schedule. - See more at: http://brisbaneca.org/baylands-information#sthash.rHGXqSfR.dpuf

The City Council will commence its review of the Baylands project and related EIR on Thursday, September 29, 2016 (Council's 9/16/16 Notice of Public Hearing).  The first meeting will be a workshop providing an overview of the Council’s review process, the project components, EIR, and Planning Commission recommendation.  Please visit the Baylands Council Proceedings page to review their schedule.

Baylands Hearing page has been created for the public to view both Planning Commission and City Council schedules and correspondence.  To go directly to posted written comments received by the City Clerk, a Baylands City Council Correspondence page has also been created.  This page will be updated as correspondence is received.

Climate Fact #38

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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: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading and links: 

5 Reasons to change your furnace filters 

Signboard Postings

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Posted 9/27/2016


Dive-in Movie at the Pool!
Showing “Zootopia”
Sat., Oct. 15th @ 7:30pm
$5 per person – Fun for All!

 

Airport Noise Meeting at City Hall

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There was a lot of discussion at the September 15th Council Meeting regarding airplane noise under "Mayor/Council Matters" where Mayor Lentz talked about this quality of life issue.  Thus, Mayor Lentz will be holding another public meeting on Tuesday, October 11th at City Hall in the Large Conference Room, starting at 5:30pm.  The items to be discussed include:

  • Analyzing the data from the new three temporary monitors on Kings Rd., Lipman Middle School, and Mission Blue Center, if available
  • Analyzing the FAA's feedback regarding the SSTIK, CNDEL, NIITE and 050 procedures

The next SFO Aiport Community/Roundtable Technical Working Group Meeting will take place a couple days later on Thursday, October 13.  Thank you to everyone who has come to those and City Council Meetings already to share their concerns.  There is work being done still on this issue and your input is still very much needed!

St. Vincent de Paul Book Drive

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St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) was founded in 1933 in San Mateo County with the initiative of helping the poor.  They currently have a campaign called Books 4 Hope, with a goal of bringing in 1 million books by next year.  How do they do this?  They host citywide drives for people to come and donate their books.  For every book SVDP is able to sell, whether online or in their stores, SVDP is able to provide approximately 3 meals to individuals in need. 

On the weekend of October 8 & 9, from 9am-4pm each day, representatives from St. Vincent de Paul will be on-site at the Christmas Tree Lot (corner of Old County Rd. & Bayshore Blvd.) for their Brisbane Book Drive.  Let’s help them make their goal!  If you would like to volunteer on either day of the book drive, or if you have any questions, please contact Kristen Trojel at (408) 420-0307.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 9/24/2016


Brisbane’s 55th Anniversary Party
Sat., Oct. 1st, 6:30-10:30pm
at Mission Blue Center
Dancing, Appetizers, Dessert and more!


Underwater Pumpkin Patch
Brisbane Community Pool
Saturday, Oct 8th, 1:00-3:00pm


Posted 9/21/2016


Underwater Pumpkin Patch
Brisbane Community Pool
Saturday, Oct 8th, 1:00-3:00pm


10th Annual Brisbane Derby
Saturday, September 24th
8:00am – Noon
Come Cheer on the Racers!


Posted 9/20/2016


30th Annual Day in the Park
Saturday, September 24th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Join us for a day of fun!

Day in the Park Run-Down!

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There are a lot of changes this year for the City's Day in the Park Festival, taking place on the LAST SATURDAY IN SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR.  That's right, instead of the traditional 1st Saturday in October (which is the City's 55th Anniversary Celebration), the 30th Annual Day in the Park Festival will be happening on Saturday, September 24th from 8am - 3pm.  And there is so much fun to be had between those hours!  Because of all the activities and new additions this year, we wanted you to have the day-of schedule well in advance to acquaint yourself with the day's layout and festivities.  There will also be hardcopies available the day-of.  Note: if you happened to miss the New Brisbane Library Meeting where the current concept designs were shown, don't worry, they will also be on display at the Day in the Park.  Click on the brochure cover below to see what else will be filling the Community Park and Old County Rd. that day!

Climate Fact #37

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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: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading and links: 

Rooftop Solar Panels: Benefits, Costs and Smart policies

Bay Area SunShares website

October 8th workshop registration

Caltrain Construction Work

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Since April of 2015, Caltrain has been performing work within the railroad right-of-way in Brisbane as part of the Advanced Signal System Project to upgrade the safety, performance, and operating efficiency of the Peninsula’s commuter rail system. 

On September 17 – 18 and September 20 – 23, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project.  To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.  Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results.  Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Advanced Signal System, also called Communications Based Overlay Signal System (CBOSS) Positive Train Control (PTC) will equip the corridor with federally-mandated safety technology and increase system capacity to help accommodate future ridership demand. The Project will monitor and, if necessary, control train movement in the event of human error. This will increase safety by:

  • Eliminating the risk of train-to-train collisions
  • Reducing risk of potential derailments by enforcing speed limits
  • Providing additional safety for railroad workers on the tracks
  • Improving grade crossing performance to reduce gate downtime and improve local traffic circulation

The CBOSS PTC system is scheduled to be operational by 2015 and is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program, which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor by 2019.  An electrified Caltrain will be cleaner and quieter and will upgrade the system to provide faster and/or more frequent service to more stations and riders.

To implement the CBOSS PTC system, there are several installation phases (boring, conduit, fiber pulling, testing) that will occur within Caltrain's right-of-way, usually at night (8pm to 6am) in order to maintain regular train service.  Testing of the fiber cable and the overall system is scheduled for spring 2015.  Residents may experience some minor installation noise during this time.  For more information, please view the Caltrain's CBOSS PTC Project page or contact Caltrain at (650) 508-6499; e-mail: caltrainptc@samtrans.com .