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Interested in serving on the 2013/14 San Mateo Civil Grand Jury? Photo of Old County Courthouse

Click here to view a brochure for more information.  For additional jury information, please visit their webpage:

Interested citizens can let the City Clerk know by Friday, March 29th by e-mailing or calling (415) 508-2113. 

SMC Transportation Authority

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The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is soliciting applicants for its Citizens Advisory Committee.  The 15-member volunteer CAC acts as a liaison between the public and the board of directors, providing valuable input to the board on the projects and programs in the Transportation Expenditure Plan.

The committee meets on the Tuesday before the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in San Carlos.  Members of the CAC must be residents of San Mateo County. Interested persons can download an application from the TA website at or call 650-508-6223 for more information.

Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, April 5, 2013.

SamTrans Service Plan

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UPDATE 3/13/2013: Staff has reviewed the Draft SamTrans Service Plan and are pleased to announce that SamTrans will continue 292 service into San Francisco, and keep to the current schedule (there is just a minor route adjustment in San Mateo, moving the route from B Street to Delaware Street).  There also does not appear to be any recommendations affecting the existing route 121 servicing the school trippers in this final draft.  Please still attend the 3/20 public workshop in Brisbane, and express your gratitude for continued service of the 292!

SSP Next Steps - The draft final recommendations for the SamTrans Service Plan are in process and will take all comments received into consideration. The recommendations are expected to be released in March 2013 with a draft final SSP. Once released, SamTrans will hold public meetings to receive comment. These will be followed by a public hearing at a SamTrans Board of Directors meeting in April, with adoption of the plan at a subsequent Board meeting. Dates, times and locations for the public meetings are posted below. The plan will help identify future key transit investments and direct the delivery of long-term, financially sustainable bus service.

A public workshop is a public event for the SSP intended to reach out to the broader community, not just the specific city the workshop is located in.

Saturday, March 16, 9:30 am – 11 am
Granada Sanitary District, Third Floor
504 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada

Monday, March 18, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
East Palo Alto Family YMCA, Community Room
550 Bell Street, East Palo Alto

Tuesday, March 19, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
San Mateo County Transit District
2nd Floor Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos

Wednesday, March 20, Noon – 1:30 pm
San Mateo County Transit District
2nd Floor Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos

Wednesday, March 20, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Brisbane City Hall, Council Chambers
50 Park Place, Brisbane

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/15/2013


Posted 3/6/2013

Brisbane Lions Club
Scholarship Applications
Available on City Website, Library or by request
Apply by April 11th

Brisbane Parks and Recreation Department
Men's & Co-ed Softball
Registration Deadline March 18th
Information (415) 508-2143


$300,000 FEMA Grant

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The City was recently notified that the North County Fire Authority, of which Brisbane is a part of, will receive approximately $300,000 in FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant Funds to replace all apparatus exhaust systems within all NCFA Fire Stations, as well as purchasing rescue air bags for lifting heavy weights needed as a result vehicle accidents, structural collapses, etc. 

We currently are in need of major repairs and or replacement of the exhaust systems in all our fire stations, as well our rescue air bags, which are coming to the end of their useful life expectancies, so the award is a relief to our general fund, which would have had to bear the expense.

March 2013 STAR

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Click here or the image to view the March 2013 STAR.

Live at Mission Blue

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The Peninsula Progress, in its latest issue, did a 1-page spread on the Live at Mission Blue Concert Series.  It features cellist Tamya Tomknis, Lecturer Bruce Lamott, who gave a free lecture titled "A Miracle on Four Strings" at the Brisbane Library last week, and of course, Artistic Director Kevin Fryer.  Click here to read the article.  And make sure you attend the last of the Bach Cello Suites, as the 2-part concert concludes tomorrow evening at 7:30pm at Mission Blue Center (475 Mission Blue Dr., Brisbane).  Tickets can be purchased for $20 at the door.   Don't miss out on this very special treat!

Street Sweeping

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Starting March 11th, you may notice the City of South San Francisco's street sweeper covering the routes formerly maintained by Contract Sweeping Services.  Brisbane has contracted with SSF based upon the shared services model that has proven successful with other services currently utilizing this model, such as traffic signal maintenance.  Not only does Brisbane receive a more distinct level of service, but SSF will be able to provide shorter response times when needed, which ultimately results in reduced costs.

SSF will be keeping the same schedule for street sweeping as was previously done - Commercial is done the 2nd and 4th Wedneday of each month (which includes Visitacion, Old County, and San Bruno), and Residential (Northeast Ridge) will remain the second Monday of every month.  If you have any questions about the city's street sweeping services, please contact Karen Kinser in the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

Scheduled Water Shutdown

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The City of Brisbane Public Works Department will be turning off the water to the following areas on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 9:00am - 1:00am in order to make necessary water improvements to the local water mains:

101 - 163 Visitacion Ave.
132 - 184 Visitacion Ave.

Notices have been hand-delivered to all the addresses affected by the temporary water shutdown.  If you have any questions regarding this shutdown, please call Jerry Flanagan in the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.  We apologize ahead for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/2/2013

Lipman Productions present
March 6th & March 8th, 7:30 pm
Tickets call (415) 467-9541

Silverspot Nursery School Co-op
10th Annual Benefit Luau
Sun., Mar 10, 1-5 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Fabulous Feast, Raffle, Silent Auction, Fun!

Posted 2/26/2013

Danielle Pubill
Second Place
C.I.F. Girls Wrestling Championships


Mission Blue Nursery
Native Plant Sale
Sat., March 2, 9 am - 2 pm
Located behind Fire Station, Follow Signs