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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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

High School Bus

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On June 20th, 2016 the City informed the Brisbane community that it had recently received notification from CYO (the provider of bus service from Brisbane to Terra Nova and Oceana High Schools) that it will not be able to provide service in the upcoming school year.  City staff researched alternatives and presented options to City Council on Thursday, June 30.  Council directed staff to enter into contract with an alternative vendor to continue service for the 2016-2017 school year.  SF Metro Trans (www.sfmetrotrans.com) will be providing continued service to and from these school for Brisbane students starting on August 10th. The school bus pick up and drop off site will be at City Hall, 50 Park Place. Daily pickup time will be 7:00am ensuring students arrival at school well before the first bell.  During the first two weeks of school, transportation will be free for all students. During that time period, the district will compile a list of bus riders, issue bus ID cards, and collect ridership fees. Effective August 29, 2016, students who have not yet paid their fee will be excluded from riding the bus.  Please contact Recreation Coordinator, Ricardo Monroy, at rmonroy@ci.brisbane.ca.us with questions.

August 2016 Marina News

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Click here to read the August 2016 Marina Newsletter

Signboard Postings

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Galeria DeGuzman Presents….

A Dedication to Shelly Titchener

Art by Leslie Lowinger

Thurs., July 28, 6:30-9:30pm, 245 Visitacion

 

Concerts in the Park

Pop Fiction

Party Band Playing 70’s through 2000’s

Fri., July 29, 6:00-8:30pm, Comm. Park

 

Airport Noise Workshop

Monday, August 1st at 6:00pm

City Hall, Community Meeting Room

 

Play Soccer in Brisbane 

Register online @ eayso.org

Region #1344

 

 

 

Aircraft Overflight and Noise Analysis

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Aircraft Noise Abatement Office: Aircraft Overflight and Noise Analysis of Brisbane, CA

In response to growing community concerns of increased aircraft noise in the city of Brisbane, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Noise Abatement Office conducted a 22 day noise measurement survey at three locations throughout the city to determine the noise levels from aircraft overflights. Noise data was collected from October 28, 2010 through November 18, 2010 at 3xx Kings Road, 2 Solano Street and 475 Mission Blue Drive. Data from these temporary meters along with data from permanent noise monitor #7- located at Margaret Tank are presented in this report.

Review of historical radar data from 2000 through November 2010 was also accomplished using SFO’s Airport Noise and Operations Management System (ANOMS). Seven typical West Plan1 days were identified during the busiest traffic times for March, June, September and November for each of the 11 calendar years. Both Oakland International Airport (OAK) and SFO operations for these identified days2 were then processed through three flight track analysis gates (Brisbane1, Brisbane2, and Brisbane3) in ANOMS. All aircraft operations through these gates were analyzed and presented in this report.

View the Report here or Visit our FAA Data page.

Water Bill Changes

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Water Bill Changes Are Coming!

Beginning September 2016, your City of Brisbane Water and Sewer Utility Bill will look different.

Climate Fact #29

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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.recyclingadvocates.org/single-use-coffee-cup-reduction/

 

 

 

 

 

10th Annual Derby

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The time has come... Brisbane's annual "claim to fame" event is right around the corner!  The Derby races will take place this year on Saturday, September 24th and will start at 8:00am (prior to the Day in the Park festival).  We invite all kids (ages 6-14) to submit their application to participate in this year's 10th Annual Derby! Trophies will be awarded to all racers and winners announced following the Derby at Noon in the Community Park.

All riders must submit an application to participate.  Click here for the 2016 Brisbane Derby Application.  Application forms are due by Thursday, September 15th to the Parks and Recreation Office located at 50 Park Place, or e-mailed to Steve Beaty at sbeaty@ci.brisbane.ca.us. Derby kits are available for purchase ($25.00) and pick-up at the Parks and Recreation Office at City Hall.  Please call Steve at (415) 508-2144 if you have any questions or need more information.  

NEW Build-Your-Own Derby Car Workshops! 
One of the goals of the annual Brisbane Derby is to have families work together on building and racing their own derby cars. We recognize that the task of building a derby car may be daunting to some and we don’t want that to restrict participation. Therefore, we will be hosting three workshops to aid you in the construction process. Local handyman extraordinaire Dan “Can Do” Sorrentino to the rescue! Dan will not be building your derby car for you, but rather he will have power saws, hammers, and other necessary tools available for parents and kids to use. He will provide advice, support, and direction while you build your own derby car. Come on out and make this a family event! Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact Steve Beaty at 415-508-2144. 
Fee: $25 for derby car kit & workshop | Location: Teen Center Shed, 22 San Bruno Avenue, Brisbane
Dates: Saturdays, August 20, 27, & September 10 | Times: 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Derby practices will be held on San Francisco Street on Saturday, September 10th and Saturday, September 17th from 9:00am-Noon to help riders prepare for the big race! 

 

For any questions about the Brisbane Derby, please contact Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 or sbeaty@ci.brisbane.ca.us. For any questions about the Day in the Park Event, please click here or contact Noreen Leek at (415) 508-2141 or nleek@ci.brisbane.ca.us.