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Community Call for Photos

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“Community Call for Photos!”

Did you know?  This year marks the 30th Annual Day in the Park and the 10th Annual Derby. Given the commemorative nature of this year’s event, City Staff is hoping to incorporate a “Walk Down Memory Lane” photo showcase chronicling the history of the event over the past 30 years. But… we need your help! If you have images capturing the spirit of the Day in the Park (originally dubbed the Family Festival) over the past 30 years, we want to share them! We encourage you to either email past photos of the event to nleek@ci.brisbane.ca.us or to bring them by the Parks & Recreation office at City Hall before September 9th. The more information you can provide us about your photos (names of those pictured, year photo was taken, etc.) the better! We want to celebrate Brisbane’s traditions by incorporating a nod to the history of the event over the past three decades and we hope you’ll assist us in doing so! 

PCE Volunteer Training Workshops

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Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is holding volunteer training workshops to teach you to be a Peninsula Clean Energy advocate! When you attend one of their interactive workshops, you will learn about Peninsula Clean Energy and build skills for community outreach. No prior knowledge is required; all are welcome!  There are two upcoming workshop dates.  

Workshop #1

Saturday, August 13

10:00am-12:00pm

City of San Mateo Main Library, Oak Room, 55 W 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94404

Workshop #2

Tuesday, August 23

6:00-8:00pm

City of Burlingame Library, Lane Room, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010

Light refreshments and lunch/dinner will be served. Interested participants can email Kirsten Pringle at KPringle@smcgov.org for more information or to sign up. By volunteering for Peninsula Clean Energy, you are helping to make San Mateo County a more sustainable place to live and work, as well ensuring a brighter future for all!

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Change in Line-Up for Concerts in the Park

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There has been a slight change in the line-up for the upcoming Summer Concerts in the Park. Unfortunately, Rebel Yell will no longer be playing on August 19. Instead, Grammy-nominated zydeco musician, Andre Thierry will be pushed back from August 12 and taking its place. http://andrethierry.com/ We will also have a food truck available to event-goers on August 19th.  Meanwhile on August 12, we are excited to welcome Country and Western band, Urban Outlaws to Brisbane! http://www.urbanoutlawsband.com/

We look forward to watching these talented musicians perform for us under the gazebo @6pm at the Community Park! We hope to see you there!

View on our calendar:

August 12: Urban Outlaws http://www.ci.brisbane.ca.us/concerts-in-the-park-urban-outlaws

August 19: Andrew Thierry http://www.ci.brisbane.ca.us/summer-concerts-in-the-park-andre-thierry

                            

Accepting Applications for Recreation Leader

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The City of Brisbane is currently accepting applications for the position of Recreation Leader. Interested candidates must submit a completed online or paper employment application. Information about the job qualifications, salary and hours, application process, and selection process can be found here.

Accepting Applications for Public Service Aide

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The City of Brisbane is currently accepting applications for the position of Public Service Aide. City employment applications and supplemental questionnaires are available at Brisbane City Hall or online at www.brisbaneca.org and www.calopps.org. Interested candidates should apply immediately as only the first 50 applications will be accepted. Information about the job qualifications, salary and hours, application process, and selection process can be found here.

Signboard Postings

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Summer Concert Schedule Update
Aug. 5th, Soul Society
Aug. 12th, Urban Outlaws
Aug. 19th, Andre Thierry
 
The Collective Camp - Roar
#CHANCESLOVE
M-F / 6AM / 30 MIN+ / 18YRS+ WOMEN
STARTS MONDAY AUG 8th! 
 
Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
10th Annual Brisbane Derby
Saturday, September 24th
Kids Ages 6-14, Sign up today!
 
Calling All Arts & Crafts Vendors!
Now Accepting Applications for
Day in the Park on 9/24, 10am-3pm
Contact Parks & Recreation to Apply

Bay Area SunShares has Launched!

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Bay Area Cities Launch Group Solar and Electric Vehicle Buy Program to Lower Cost of Purchasing Solar and EVs for Local Residents


Brisbane, CA - The City of Brisbane is joining other nearby cities in an initiative called Bay Area SunShares, similar to last year’s program Peninsula SunShares, it’s an effort that will encourage many more Bay Area homeowners to go solar and fossil fuel free.


The Bay Area SunShares program allows local residents to pool their purchasing power and receive bulk discounts for installing solar systems, and receive a discount on select electric vehicles.  Free community workshops, beginning in August, will be held in different venues over the next three months to explain the program and help people enroll in Bay Area SunShares.  Brisbane's workshop takes place on: Wednesday, August 31 from 5:30 - 6:30pm and Saturday, October 8 from 10am – 11am in the Community Meeting room at City Hall (50 Park Place) Register for a workshop here.


The 2016 Bay Area SunShares program is available for homeowners living in the City of Brisbane or those working in participating communities but living throughout the nine Bay Area counties.  Multiple financing options are being offered including direct purchase, leasing, power purchase agreements and Property Assessed Clean Energy financing.  
Qualified property owners will receive a free site evaluation to determine the suitability of their property.  If their site is suitable, they will receive a no obligation proposal and can install a system at substantial cost savings from three local solar installers:  Sunrun, Inc. Skytech Solar and Solar 4 America Petersen Dean were selected by the Bay Area SunShares community evaluation committee following a rigorous Request for Proposals process that vetted potential vendors.  Two car dealers were also selected through this process: Nissan and Toyota.  To take advantage of the volume discount, participants must sign a contract with one of the selected installers or purchase a vehicle by November 11, 2016.


At the free workshops, local experts will explain how solar and electric vehicles work and answer questions to help residents decide whether solar energy is right for their home and an electric vehicle is suitable for one’s vehicle needs.  The workshops will also cover information about federal tax credits and financing options available that will help homeowners install solar and save on their utility bills for years to come.


Attending a workshop is not a requirement for participation in the program.  Bay Area SunShares kicked off today, August 3rd, and interested homeowners can visit the program website to sign-up and view a list of scheduled events.
Similar SunShares programs have been launched throughout the Bay Area resulting in hundreds of new solar installations and more than 3.4 megawatts of residential solar capacity.  The SunShares program is based on successful models developed by the cities of Portland and San Jose in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy.  In just the past few years, successful campaigns have spread from Oregon and California across the country to Colorado, Illinois and New York.


Bay Area SunShares is being administered by the San Francisco Business Council on Climate Change (a fiscally sponsored project of the 501(c)3 organization, Community Initiatives), on behalf of a group of cities, counties, major employers, and membership organizations.
 

For more information please visit the Bay Area SunSunshares website here

 

August Star and Activity Guide

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View the August 2016 Star and Activity Guide here

Calling All Artists

Climate Fact #30

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Tthe 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: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/13/food-water-footprint_n_5952862.html 

http://shrinkthatfootprint.com/food-carbon-footprint-diet