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Parkside Plan Workshop #2

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Questions?  Contact Associate Planner Julia Capasso at (415) 508-2120 or jcapasso@ci.brisbane.ca.us.

For background on the Parkside Precise Plan, please click here.

Free Flu Vaccine Clinic

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Posted 1/27/2016


Parkside Plan Workshop
Monday, Feb. 1st, 7-9pm
Community Meeting Room
City Hall, 50 Park Place


Paul Salvador Ramirez
7/12/41 – 1/26/16
Brisbane Resident for 47 Years
Loving Brother and Friend to All


Posted 1/25/2016


Brisbane Lions Club
Crab Dinner Fundraiser
Sat., Feb 6th, 6 pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Ticket/Info: (415) 269-7895 or
brisbanelionsclub@gmail.com


Brisbane Parks and Recreation
6th Grade Girls Basketball
Players Needed!
Information: (415) 508-2144

 

Climate Fact #3

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide 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.

Aqua Zumba Starts 2/8!

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Aqua Zumba starts again Feb. 8 at the Pool!

Aqua Zumba blends the Zumba philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party you don’t want to miss!

There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba class so you can really let loose.  You will have a great workout, while you're having fun.

The class consists of six sessions on Mondays, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Class Dates: Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7 & 14.

Cost: $60 residents* / $72 non-residents.

* If you live or work in town, you qualify for the resident rate!

Register online at or in the Brisbane Recreation office - 50 Park Place, 2nd Fl.  For any questions, contact Recreation Supervisor Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 or sbeaty@ci.brisbane.ca.us.

Climate Fact #4

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide 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.

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 January 23 – January 24, 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 .

Peninsula Clean Energy

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Please join us for an informational workshop on Tuesday, January 26th at 7:30pm at City Hall and learn more about a potential new energy option in San Mateo County.  Peninsula Clean Energy is the name given to the potential Community Choice Energy (CCE) program in San Mateo County.  This potential program would offer residential and commercial electricity customers new energy options, including higher renewable energy content at competitive rates.  If formed, electricity customers in the County would be able to choose between Peninsula Clean Energy and PG&E as their electricity purchaser.  Peninsula Clean Energy customers would receive multiple electricity options, each with a different amount of renewable energy content, at prices competitive with PG&E. 

It is expected that sometime in February, the Council will be considering joining as a participating agency of the Joint Powers Authority (JPA), which would allow Brisbane residential and commercial electricity customers the ability to participate in Peninsula Clean Energy. 

To be part of the dialogue, get project updates and learn more about the program, visit the Peninsula Clean Energy website or Facebook page: http://fb.com/groups/pencleanenergy.

Note: A 30-minute tutorial on how to register for and use Brisbane Town Hall will take place prior to the PCE Workshop, starting at 6pm in the Community Meeting Room.  Staff will be available with extra laptops to help residents with on-site registration.  We hope to hear from more residents; the City is listening!

Call for Artists

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Do you paint, dabble in photography, work with mixed media, or have some other forms of artwork that you would like to display at City Hall?  Well, the Parks and Recreation Department is looking to line up the next few months' of artwork for display in the conference room at City Hall.  Thanks to the efforts of Clara Johnson, former Brisbane Mayor, and Carole Nelson, former Community Development Director, the Large Conference Room at City Hall now serves not only as the main meeting location for city business, but also as an art gallery.  There have already been a handful of artist shows, which are always accompanied with a Wednesday evening Artist Reception.  

If you would like to showcase your work in City Hall's "art gallery", please contact Noreen Leek at (415) 508-2141.

Thanks to the efforts of Clara Johnson, former Brisbane Mayor, and Carole Nelson, former Community Development Director, the Large Conference Room at City Hall now serves not only as the main meeting location for city business, but also as an art gallery.  There have already been a handful of artist shows, which are always accompanied with a Wednesday evening Artist Reception from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.  If you would like to showcase your work in City Hall's "art gallery", please contact Noreen Leek at (415) 508-2141. - See more at: http://brisbaneca.org/art-shows-city-hall#sthash.W6Y4NRmv.dpuf

Live at Mission Blue Debuts 1/23!

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The 12th Season of Live at Mission Blue kicks off with The Benvenue Fortepiano Trio.  A pre-concert talk with Bruce Lamott takes place starting at 7:30pm, with the concert following at 8:00pm.  There will also be a post-concert reception.  More information and to purchase tickets: http://liveatmissionblue.com/