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District 5 Citizen of the Year

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San Mateo County Supervisor David J. Canepa presented Brisbane Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Mitch Bull the District 5 Citizen of Year representing Brisbane at the "District 5 Together: A World United" culture and resource fair at Jefferson High School in Daly City this past Saturday, March 31. “Small business owners are vital economic engines and no one has championed small business growth in our communities like Mitch Bull.  His record speaks for itself,” Canepa said.  Congratulations, Mitch, on a recognition well-deserved!

Please Don't Use Rat Poison Outdoors

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A worthy reminder not to use rat/gopher poison/baits outside your home.  It directly affects beautiful creatures like this Red-tailed Hawk, who prey on rodents that may have eaten rat poison but are still alive.

At the end of January, a resident found this Red-tailed Hawk and called the Peninsula Humane Society (PHS) to have it picked up.  When she called back to see about its condition, she was told it had to be euthanized due to organ failure.  What caused the organ failure is unclear, but the PHS asked that residents be reminded that poison baits have this effect on hawks and owls.  So, please, do not use rat/gopher poison outside for any reason.  Should you have an indoor pest problem such as rats or mice, check out this fact sheet Finding a Company that can Prevent Pest Problems, which can be found on the San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program's website.  They also have a fact sheet dedicated to Keeping Rats and Mice Away from your Home.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/31/2018


Water Bills Due
April 5th
Pay online: www.brisbaneca.org/utilities


Posted 3/29/2018


O Hina’aro Nui – Tahitian Dance
Spring Showcase 2018
Wed., Apr 4th, 7:45pm @ Mission Blue
FREE to the public!


Posted 3/28/2018



Mothers of Brisbane
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., Mar. 31, 11:45am, Comm. Park
Kids 5 & Under, Open to the Public


Brisbane Lions Club
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sun., April 1st @ 1:00pm
Lipman Field, 1 Solano Ave. 

Nominate Brisbane to Win a $20K Grant

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Help get our city nominated for the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign, which kicks off this April. If we get the most nominations, one of our parks will receive a $20,000 grant for improvements. In its fourth year, the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign is a collaboration of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company — including Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN — to help fund local park improvement projects.

You could win, too. When you nominate our city, you’ll be entered into a sweepstakes to win a GoPro Prize Pack. The city with the most nominations at the end of April will receive the funding. Parks help make our lives better. They inspire healthy living, help protect the environment, provide access to sports and bring people together. Support our local parks this Earth Month by visiting them and nominating our city to improve a lucky park! Nominate our city today by visiting: www.NRPA.org/DisneyMeetMeAtThePark .

Brisbane Baylands Update

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At their March 22, 2018 City Council Meeting, the Council made a motion that moved the Baylands project forward.  However, it did not come easily, and it did not come before listening to all of the community members that came to offer public comment.  These comments included personal sentiments, concerns, and things about the site that weighed heavily on their hearts and their minds.  The Council assured those in the room and those watching from home that they, staff, and the City’s legal counsel are very aware of the site’s contamination and that they have been working hard to educate and inform our state legislators of the various safety issues and complexities about the site which aren’t readily apparent from a search of the Baylands on Google Maps. 

Before making the motion, Councilmember O’Connell stated that “we know that it’s toxic land out there, and we know that if we’re the ones on the forefront, then we can actually make a difference and set some of the levels that we want in the performance standards that we need in order to be viable as a city and to be viable as an environmentally-conscious community.”  With that, she made the motion for staff to bring back a draft General Plan amendment for a Baylands development with a build out of 1,800-2,200 residential units (designated in the Operable Unit (OU-1) area located west of the railroad and north of Geneva Avenue (extended)) and up to 4 million square feet of commercial space; along with added performance standards and safeguards for environmental clean-up concerns and the City’s fiscal concerns. Councilmember Cunningham seconded the motion, with the rest of the Council voting 5-0 to adopt the motion.

To stay up to date with what's going on at the Baylands, sign up to receive email notifications here: http://brisbaneca.org/baylands-email-list-sign-up-form.  

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/22/2018


The SF Shakespeare Festival Presents:
Romeo & Juliet
Sunday, March 25th, 2:00pm
Mission Blue Center, FREE!


Dive-in Movie at the Pool
Showing “E.T.”
Sat., Mar 24th @ 7:30pm
FREE Admission, Fun for All!


Brisbane Lions Club
Scholarship Applications
Available Online: brisbaneca.org/lions-club-scholarship
Deadline to Apply - April 13th


Posted 3/25/2018



Office Hours w/ Councilman Lentz
Wed., Mar 28th, 6:30-8pm
City Hall, Large Conference Rm,
Bring Your Questions!


Participate in Your Community @ the Ridge
Committee Meeting w/ Council Representation
Thurs., Mar 29th, 6:30pm
At the Mission Blue Center

 

Lions Club Scholarship

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Every year the Brisbane Lions club awards around $30,000 to help Brisbane students.  Applicants must be a Brisbane resident for at least one year and be pursuing a post high school degree, a GED, or vocational training.  The 2018 application is available at http://tiny.cc/brisbanescholars.

All applications and supporting documents are due Friday, April 13th.  Good luck to all applicants!

Concerts in the Park Lineup

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New Brisbane Library Update

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At their March 15th City Council Meeting, the Council voted unanimously to release the final design, plans, and specs of the New Brisbane Library so that qualified contractors could begin to bid on it.  The bid period will be open for a few months, with the construction contract estimated to be awarded by the Council in June, and construction starting shortly thereafter.  Staff and Library architect, Siegel & Strain, are aiming for the New Brisbane Library to open in time for the Fall 2019 school year. 

The Council at that 3/15 meeting also approved a $1.7 million low-interest loan with the County of San Mateo.  Both of these items amount to huge steps forward in the overall project.  If you’re excited about seeing the New Brisbane Library become a reality, the Friends of the Brisbane Library are looking for donations to meet their fundraising goal of $100,000.  They are over a third of the way there, and are nearing the point where a design for the donor recognition wall will be determined (see below).  If you are interested in learning more or would like to make a donation, please visit www.fobl.info or contact Brisbane Library Branch Manager Francisco Vargas at vargas@smcl.org.

The location of the donor wall will be in the courtyard along the walkway between the library and the community room. This wall is approximately 17.5' long and 9.5' high.

SF Bay Restoration Authority

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Measure AA is expected to generate $25 million annually for Bay restoration over the next 20 years.

Funding from this measure will allow for the restoration of thousands of acres of natural habitat for wildlife, support our local economy, improve access to public lands, address flooding issues, and create thousands of new jobs.

The Authority's Governing Board seeks six individuals to serve on the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee.

The Committee has three main roles:

  1. Annually review the Authority's conformance with Measure AA;
  2. Review the Authority's audits and expenditure and financial reports; and
  3. Publish an annual report of its findings, which will be posted on the Authority's website.

The Board seeks committee members from all four Bay Area regions and with special subject matter expertise.

Subject Matter Expertise: Each member of the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee must possess expertise in one or more of the following subject matters:

  • Water quality,
  • Pollution reduction,
  • Habitat restoration,
  • Flood protection,
  • Improvement of public access to the bay, or
  • Financing of these objectives.

Factors that Determine Ineligibility for Membership: No person may serve on the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee who:

  • Is an elected official or government employee;
  • Has had or could have a financial interest in a decision of the Authority; or
  • Is affiliated with an organization associated with a member of the Governing Board.

Apply to serve on the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee by March 30, 2018.

For more information, visit the SF Bay Restoration Authority's website (http://sfbayrestore.org/) or contact Karen McDowell, Project Manager, SF Bay Restoration Authority, at karen.mcdowell@sfestuary.org or (415) 778-6685.