City News

November 2014 Citynews & STAR

Printer-friendly version

Click here to read the November 2014 STAR.

Old Ranch Road Trail Closure

Printer-friendly version

Starting on Monday, November 10th, the Old Ranch Road Trail will be closed between the Crocker Park Tank site area and the Guadalupe Tank site area due to slope repair work on McKesson-owned property (click on the map above to view the limits of the closure).  Work will also be completed to improve the area's drainage.  This project will provide users of the Trail with a safer and better-drained area ensuring the community's continued enjoyment of the Trail and Mountain.  Construction is scheduled to start on November 10th and is planned to be completed by November 23rd.  If you have any questions about this project, please contact the on-site contractor, Paul Cooper of Ghilotti Construction at (707) 396-6476.

Bob Dettmer to Speak on Liberia

Printer-friendly version

On Saturday, November 8th at City Hall starting at 7:00pm, Brisbane resident Bob Dettmer will present a slideshow about Liberia, West Africa.  The photos were taken in the early 1970s while he was a volunteer with the Peace Corps and in January 2014 on a return visit.  They photos focus on life in rural Lofa County, which borders Guinea and Sierra Leone.  Lofa County is where the Ebola virus first entered Liberia in April or May of this year. 

The slideshow is upbeat because that is the nature of the Liberian people, in spite of the 14 years of war they recently endured and the current outbreak.  Bob wishes to share his experiences in Liberia with his own community and to put a human face on people who now need the world's help to survive.  This presentation is suitable for participants of all ages.  Families are more than welcome.

Brisbane filmmaker Keith Moreau will be providing technical support as well as filming the presentation.

PG&E Working in Brisbane

Printer-friendly version

Starting Friday, November 7, PG&E will again start working in Brisbane on their high voltage electric transmission towers.  You may have seen a helicopter being used to transport PG&E crews and equipment to the towers along Ridge Crest Trail in-between Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, Mission Blue, and Monarch Drive back in August.  The helicopter will make multiple trips between the towers and the designated landing zone at the Jefferson Martin service station. 

The work will take place Friday and Saturday, Nov 7 & 8, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  The traffic signal at Guadalupe Canyon Parkway and Mission Blue Drive will be set so that all traffic signal heads flash in all red, making the three leg intersection a three-way stop, during the hours of work.  Flagmen will be at the intersection to stop traffic when a helicopter needs to pass over.  PG&E trucks and equipment may also be visible in and around these areas.  All personnel are required to carry valid photo identification and are happy to provide it upon request. 

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Bernardo Cortes, Jr., at 925-459-7306 during normal business hours or send an email to electricreliability@pge.com. Thank you for your patience as this work is completed this week!

Signboard Postings

Printer-friendly version

Posted 11/4/2014


Educational Slide Show
On the Culture and People of Liberia,
West Africa by Bob Dettmer
Sat., Nov. 8, 7 - 9 pm, City Hall

 

Election Results

Printer-friendly version

Election Results can be found on the County's Election Website Shape the Future.org

They will begin posting Vote by Mail results shortly after 8pm and then update throughout the evening.

 

November 2014 Marina News

Printer-friendly version

Click here to read the November 2014 Newsletter

101 NB Ramp Metering

Printer-friendly version

If you haven’t already noticed, ramp metering will soon be starting in the Northbound direction of Hwy 101 in San Mateo County at 18 locations from Hwy 92 in San Mateo to the San Mateo/San Francisco County line.  Caltrans expects the ramp metering system to improve safety and travel times during the peak periods of heavy traffic along the 101 corridor. 

Starting tomorrow, November 4, 2014, Northbound ramp meters will be activated, but meters will rest in green.  November 12, 2014, ramp meters will start cycling (or metering) during Northbound PM peak time from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.  November 18, 2014, ramp meters will start cycling during Northbound AM peak time from 6:00am to 10:00am. 

Most ramps, like the ones at Sierra Point Parkway and Harney Way, will operate at “1 car per green” except for two connector ramps which will operate at “2 cars per green”. These connector on-ramps include the Westbound State Route 92 to Northbound U.S. Route 101 connector, and the Eastbound I-380 to Northbound U.S. 101 connector.  Southbound 101 metering is planned to start in Spring 2015. 

For more information, including fact sheets and FAQs, please view Caltrans’ webpage on the San Mateo County Ramp Metering Project.  They’ve also set up a hotline to receive any feedback from the public.  That number is (510) 286-4531.

Draft Safe Routes to School Report

Printer-friendly version

The Complete Streets Safety Committee has recently been focused on improving the City's walkability and safety of pedestrians in town.  Click to view their Draft Safe Routes to School Agenda Report.  The Committee will be seeking the public's input at their November 5, 2014 meeting.  This meeting will be taking place in the Community Meeting Room and will be televised live on Ch. 27 at 6:30pm or via the Live Streaming page.

Environmental Action Plan

Printer-friendly version

The Open Space and Ecology Committee will be having their kick-off meeting for preparation of an Environmental Action Plan for the City on Wednesday, November 12 at 6:30pm.  The Plan is expected to cover energy, water and solid waste measures that reduce energy use.  This "working" meeting starts at 6:30pm at City Hall in the Community Meeting Room and will be televised live on Ch. 27 and streamed on the City's website, as afterwards archived on the All Meetings page of the City's website.