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City's Fast EV Charger Now Open!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 14, 2018

Media Contact: Caroline Cheung
(415) 508-2157
ccheung@brisbaneca.org 

This morning, on Valentine's Day, a group of a couple dozen EV enthusiasts gathered outside Christie's Donuts at the Brisbane Village Shopping Center to celebrate the grand opening of the City's first fast or Level 3 EV Charging Station, which features a Chargepointe DC Fast Charger.  The station supplies 50kW of power through either a CHAdeMo or Combo Connector, which means that vehicles with fast-charging capabilities can "fill up" in approximately 20 minutes to an hour, a great fit for the station's retail location.  (Please note: only one vehicle can be charged at any given time.  And if your EV needs a Level 2 charger, one can be found at the Brisbane Marina, which a boater actually paid for and installed himself!).

During his comments, Mayor Conway remarked, "We're one of the first cities in the County to install one of these quick-charging EV stations, and locally growing market share and providing mobility for them and supporting local businesses.  So come down here and grab a bite to eat and charge your car at the same time."  As Brisbane resident Luc Deschaumes gave a demonstration of how easy it is to use the Chargepointe app on his phone to locate the station, charge up, and receive a notification when it's time to move on, Mayor Conway added how the City will be providing free charging for sessions up to 45 minutes for the first six months (after which a $5/hr. fee will apply).  The station supports the City's Climate Action goals, and patrons of the station will be driving emissions-free thanks to Peninsula Clean Energy's ECO100 product which provides 100% renewable energy and which the City has proudly opted up to.

Joining Mayor Conway to cut the ribbon were (from L to R): Luc Deschaumes, Adrienne Etherton, Councilmember Karen Cunningham, Brisbane resident and EV early adopter Danny Ames, Open Space and Ecology Committee Members Barbara Ebel and Glenn Fieldman, City Manager Clay Holstine, Past Mayor Lori Liu, and Karen Kinser.

Special thanks goes to Judy Ng, Manager of the Brisbane Village Shopping Center, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District whose grant funds helped fund the charging station, contractor ABM, the City's Open Space and Ecology Committee, city staff, and Sven Thesen, consultant with the California Energy Commission, who provided his knowledge and assistance in helping make this day a reality.

We look forward to doing our part to help reduce emissions in the region!

 

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To view more photos from the event, please click here.

What's Up at Sierra Point?

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If you’ve been out to Sierra Point recently, you’ve probably noticed construction activity near the southern shoreline.

In 2008, the City approved development of a 540,000 square foot research and development complex of 5 buildings, plus a parking garage with a small amount of retail near the Marina.  The site encompasses 22 vacant acres between the Brisbane Marina and the DoubleTree Hotel.  The project developer has applied for building permits to construct the first two buildings.  In preparation, the City has approved site grading and the driving of test piles.  For pedestrian safety, a temporary detour of the Bay Trail has been established to run along Sierra Point Parkway instead of the south shore.  It is expected that the temporary detour will be in place through the Fall of 2018.    

If you have questions, you may contact the Community Development Department at (415) 508-2120, or email Senior Planner Ken Johnson at kjohnson@brisbaneca.org.

Open Seats: Bike/Ped Advisory Committee

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The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) currently has two (2) vacant seats for public members on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).  The two seats up for appointment are available due to the end of the two-year terms.  The BPAC provides advice and recommendations to the C/CAG Board of Directors (Board) on all matters relating to bicycle and pedestrian facilities planning and on the selection of projects for certain state and federal funding.  Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in San Mateo City Hall.  The BPAC has approximately six meetings per year.

The BPAC is a 15 member committee, comprised of both public and elected members.  However, no more than two members can reside in the same jurisdiction. There are currently two members that reside in Redwood City, and as a result, no new members from Redwood City can be appointed.

Please click here to access the application and e-mail it to Sara Muse, Transportation Programs Specialist, at smuse@smcgov.org .  Appointments will be considered at the March 8, 2018 Board meeting.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 2/11/2018


Live at Mission Blue Presents
Chapman & LeMesh
Sat., Feb., 17th, 8pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
www.liveatmissionblue.com


Office Hours w/ Councilman Lentz
Wed., Feb 14th, 6:30-8pm
City Hall, Large Conference Rm,
Bring Your Questions!


Posted 2/7/2018


Congratulations
Lipman 8th Grade B-ball BB
N.C.R.L. Champions!
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and Lipman 8th Grade B-ball B
for Reaching the Semi-finals!


Posted 2/5/2018


Brisbane Community Pool
Spring Swim Lessons
Registration Now Open!
www.brisbaneca.org


Ribbon Cutting for the Electric
Vehicle Charging Station
Wednesday, Feb 14th @ 10am
Village Shopping Center

February 2018 Marina News

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  Click here to read the February 2018 Marina Newsletter

The Law Concerning Recreational Marijuana

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2018 has brought about many changes, with one of the most important changes being the new laws concerning Recreational Marijuana.  According to the new state laws, you are not allowed to smoke marijuana in public places, or any place that the public has reasonable access to.  You are also prohibited from smoking marijuana or having an open container of marijuana inside a motor vehicle, both as a driver and/or passenger.  Being under the influence of marijuana while driving a motor vehicle constitutes driving under the influence (DUI).

In addition to state law, there are also local ordinances regarding the usage of marijuana.  According to our Municipal Code, recreational marijuana smoking is prohibited in all units/apartments, all unenclosed and enclosed common areas, and all other areas of a multi-unit residence.  In other words, smoking recreational marijuana is only allowed inside a detached single family home.  An exception is smoking medical marijuana per California Health and Safety Code Sections 11362.7, and doing so is permitted in a multi-unit residence.

Marijuana smoke produced in violation of the previously mentioned ordinances and state laws is considered a nuisance.  People found to be in violation of the ordinances and laws can be issued a citation starting at $100.00 for the first offense.

For more information regarding Tobacco and Marijuana ordinances for the City of Brisbane, please refer to 8.46 of the Brisbane Municipal Code or contact the Brisbane Police Department at (415) 467-1212.

EV Charging Station Coming Soon

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The City of Brisbane will soon be debuting another EV Charging Station!  You may be aware that in 2014, the City approved a ground lease that permitted a private party (a Marina boater, actually!) to install a Level 2 charger in the parking lot near the Harbormaster's Office.

Join Mayor Clarke Conway for a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the City’s public Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station, located in the Brisbane Village Shopping Center (100 Old County Rd., Brisbane). The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Wednesday, February 14th at 10AM in the parking lot. Coffee and donuts will be provided. The public, notably EV owners and enthusiasts, are encouraged to join us and share their LOVE of clean vehicles!

The station features a ChargePoint DC Fast Charger which supplies 50kW of power through either a CHAdeMo or Combo connector and was partially funded by a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and the California Energy Commission (CEC). The City of Brisbane is providing free charging for sessions up to 45-minutes (after which a $5/hour fee will apply) for the first six months. The station supports the City’s Climate Action goals, and patrons of the station will be driving emissions-free thanks to Peninsula Clean Energy’s ECO100 product which provides 100% renewable energy and which the City has proudly opted up to. We look forward to seeing you there!

Note: All vehicles - American, Asian, European - that are capable of Level 3 (fast) charging can be charged by this unit; it has both the CHAdeMO and the SAE Combo CCS plugs.  Some vehicles are only capable of charging at a much slower rate (Level 2). This is better suited for chargers installed at the home and in the workplace since they take 3-8 hours for a full charge from empty.

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Posted 2/1/2018


Water Bills
Due Feb 5th
Pay Online at
www.brisbaneca.org/utilities


Posted 1/31/2018


In Loving Memory of
Pete Mozzetti
72yr. Lifetime Brisbane Resident
Loving Father, Grandfather & Friend!

February STAR Newsletter

Serve Your Community & Make a Difference

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*** Thank you to all 27 individuals that submitted applications to serve their City on a City Committee or Commission!  The Council will be holding interviews on March 6 and 13. ***

 

A GREAT WAY TO GET INVOLVED AND SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY!!
APPLY BY JANUARY 31, 2018 TO SERVE ON A CITY COMMISSION OR COMMITTEE 

Planning Commission
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 Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. 1- (nearly) Three-year term ending in 2020 and 2 - Four-year terms ending in 2022 are available to apply for.

Parks and Recreation Commission
The Parks and Recreation Commission provides advice to the City Council regarding the Parks & Recreation Department, gather community opinions, needs and perceptions regarding recreational opportunities, and tackle special projects such as Day in the Park and the Festival of Lights.

This Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 3 - Four-year terms ending in 2022 are available to apply for.

Complete Streets Safety Committee
The Complete Streets Safety Committee considers issues affecting pedestrians (including the different needs of children, seniors, youth, and families), bicyclists, persons with disabilities, motorists, movers of commercial goods, and users and operators of public transportation.

The Complete Streets Safety Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month @ 6:30 p.m. 3 - Four-year terms ending in Jan 2022 are available to apply for. In addition, Council may appoint additional applicants to the Committee, as the Committee can be up to seven members.

Open Space and Ecology Committee
The primary responsibility of the Open Space and Ecology Committee is to make recommendations to the City Council on the implementation of relevant programs and policies of the Open Space and Conservation Elements as well as the sustainability parts of the Local Economic Development chapter of the General Plan. That responsibility includes preparing drafts of the relevant, regular reports called for in the General Plan, such as the annual report on the status of open space.

The Open Space and Ecology Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 5 – Two-year terms or Four-year terms ending in 2020 or 2022 are available to apply for.

Public Art Advisory Committee
The Public Art Advisory Committee is responsible for reviewing and making decisions on conceptual design plans submitted by a developer of a project subject to the public art requirement. The Public Art Advisory Committee will also meet to review the balance of funds in the Public Art Fund, ensure all public art projects meet the program criteria and guidelines for selection before submittal of the Final Design Plan to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

The Committee will to meet at least once a year (then on an on needed basis) to review money available for public art and to make a recommendation to the Commission on its use.  2 two-year terms ending in 2020 are available to apply. At least one Committee Member needs to be professionally engaged in the art community and at least one Committee Member must be an employee or owner of a business located within Brisbane.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Click on the link below for the applications. For more information contact: Ingrid Padilla, City Clerk, at 415-508-2113 or cityclerk@ci.brisbane.ca.us

The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 8:00pm.

Completed applications can be emailed to cityclerk@ci.brisbane.ca.us or delivered in person to City Hall at 50 Park Place.


Parks and Recreation Commission Application Form

Planning Commission Application Form

Complete Streets Safety Committee Application Form

Open Space and Ecology Committee Application Form

Public Art Advisory Committee Application Form