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Structure Fire at 8 Thomas Ave.

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On October 13, 2016 at 11:56 a.m., 10 Fire Companies, 1 Breathing Support Unit, 5 Chief Officers and 1 Fire Investigator responded to a structure fire at 8 Thomas Avenue in the City of Brisbane.

The first arriving fire company found a one story, split level, single family home that was under construction, with heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof and sides of the home.  Fire companies surrounded the exterior of the home and used hose lines to contain the fire. The home sustained major fire damage as it was still under construction and had no sheetrock on any of the interior walls or attic space.

Fire companies remained on scene for over 5 hours checking for fire extension, completing overhaul and mop up operations. There were no residents displaced by the fire as the home was still under construction.  There were no injuries to any of the firefighters.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the North County Fire Prevention Services Bureau. 

October 2016 STAR

Call for Public Members for 2017

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The San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors is seeking applicants to fill two public-member seats on its board that will expire on Dec. 31, 2016.  The Board sets policy for the District, which is responsible for the county-wide SamTrans bus service and paratransit service for people who are not able to ride regular fixed route service.  The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, November 4.  Click for more information and how to apply.



C/CAG (City/County Assoc. of Governments of San Mateo County), currently has four vacant seats for public members on its Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).  The BPAC provides advice and recommendations to the C/CAG Board of Directors on all matters relating to bicycle and pedestrian facilities planning and on the selection of projects for state and federal funding.  The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, November 18.  Click for more information as well as the application.

Brisbane Gets Platinum Spotlight Award

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Mayor Lentz and Mayor Pro Tem Liu proudly accept Brisbane's Platinum Spotlight Award, presented at the League of California Cities Conference in Long Beach, CA on Oct. 6, 2016

Last night, Brisbane was presented with a Platinum Level Spotlight Award for Sustainability Best Practices by the Institute for Local Government - check out our profle page on ILG's website.  This "upgrade" to Platinum from Gold comes a year after Brisbane became the first city in all of the State of California to receive a Gold Level Beacon Award.  Check out the all the local governments that received 2016 Beacon and Beacon Spotlight Awards.  Congratulations to all the cities throughout the State making inroads in energy savings, natural gas savings and greenhouse gas reductions!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 10/13/2016

Dive-in Movie Cancelled!
Sat., Oct. 15th, Due to Weather
We Apologize for the Inconvenience

Posted 10/12/2016

Disturbed by Jet Noise?
Then Report it at:


Airport Noise Meeting at City Hall

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Update 10/12/2016 - below is the video from last night's Airport Noise Meeting that was also broadcast live on Ch. 27 and streamed on the City's website:


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 Community Meeting Room, starting at 6:30pm.  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

For those that are interested in the issue but cannot make the meeting, it will be broadcast live and archived afterwards as an update to this post as well as on the FAA Data page.

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!

October 2016 Marina News

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 Click here to read the October 2016 Marina Newsletter

Climate Fact #40

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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: facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Bioregional One Planet Living Principles

Brisbane Baylands Sustainability Framework

To SF Board of Supervisors

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UPDATE 10/7/2016: Mayor Lentz and City Manager Holstine spoke during Public Comment at the SF Board of Supervisors' meeting of 10/4.  Amendments will be made to their Draft Resolution and discussed at the Land Use and Transportation Committee which is chaired by Supervisor Cohen, with attendance by Supervisors Peskin and Wiener, and meets Mondays at 1:30pm.  City staff will be monitoring, corresponding and attending these meetings as needed.


Read the letter from the Brisbane City Council in opposition to a Draft Resolution of the SF Board of Supervisors threatening annexation of the entire City of Brisbane.  The SF Board of Supervisors will be discussing whether or not the Resolution should be adopted at their October 4, 2016 meeting today (see Item 44, p.17).

Signboard Postings

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Posted 10/6/2016

St. Vincent de Paul Book Drive
Sat & Sun, Oct. 8 & 9, 9am-4pm
Lions Christmas Tree Lot
Donate and help those in need!

Brisbane Lions Club
White Cane Day
Friday, October 7th, 6am-9am
100% of Donations go to Eyesight Needs

Posted 10/7/2016

Airport Noise Meeting
With Mayor Lentz
Tues, Oct. 11, 6:30 at City Hall

Posted 10/9/2016

Brisbane School District
Candidates Forum
Wed., Oct. 12th, 6:30-8:00pm
Lipman Middle School Gym

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