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Fri. Afternoon Grass Fire

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06/21/2018 - 5:00pm

Just after 3pm on Friday, June 22, crews responded to a second alarm grass fire east of Bayshore Blvd. near Tunnel Rd.  Due to quick action taken by the fire compaines, the fire was contained to 5 acres, with no damage to private or public property, nor injuries to firefighters or the public.  A Cal Fire copter remained on scene for any flare-ups while crews did extensive mop ups and constructed containment lines around the fire.  The fire is currently under investigation by the North County Fire Authority Fire Prevention Services Bureau.  Click here to read their press release.  We will post an update when a determination has been made as to the cause of the fire.  

Council Adopts Budget for Next 2 Years

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06/21/2018 - 5:00pm

As part of last night's City Council Meeting, the Council approved operating budgets for the next two fiscal years (the City's fiscal year starts on July 1st and ends June 30th).  The City's Budget is one of the most important documents the Council works on because it sets the Community's spending priorities for the next two years.  In this case, 2018/19 and 2019/20.  The Council is in their third year of putting together a Priority-Based Budget, which is based upon the 5 Council-adopted Community Results/Goals:

  • Safe Community - Residents and visitors will experience a sense of safety
  • Community Building - Brisbane will honor the rich diversity of our city (residents, organizations, businesses) through community engagement and participation
  • Ecological Sustainability - Brisbane will be a leader in setting policies and practicing service delivery innovations that promote ecological sustainability
  • Fiscally Prudent - Brisbane's fiscal vitality will reflect sound decisions which also speak to the values of the community
  • Economic Development - Brisbane will work with the businesses and residents to provide for economic vitality/diversity

To that end, below are a handful of projects that received funding:

  • Requests from the Parks and Recreation Commission - Firth Park Improvements (replace benches, tables, trash cans); Sunrise Room Improvements (paint, baseboard and carpet replacement, kitchen cabinet updates); Dropdown Screen for Mission Blue, Sound System Replacement at Mission Blue, Portable Sound System Replacement for Special Events
  • Capital Projects - Drainage Line Installed at the Fishing Pier, Alley Improvements (draw up plans for the Alvarado to San Benito Walkway as well as plans drawn for the Sierra Point to Humboldt Walkway), Station 81 Fire Engine Replacement

Click here to read the staff report where more information on the above items can be found.

The Council had the lion's share of their budget discussions during the June 9th Budget Workshop.  The new 2018-20 Budget will be posted shortly here on the City's website.

June 2018 Marina News

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06/17/2018 - 5:00pm

  Click here to read the June 2018 Marina Newsletter

SamTrans Summer Youth Pass Now on Sale

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06/14/2018 - 5:00pm

Avoid the hassle of having to drive the kids everywhere.  Get your kids their own set of wheels this summer and get them a SamTrans Summer Youth Pass.  The Summer Youth Pass allows unlimited rides on any SamTrans route all summer - from June 1 through Aug. 31 - and is available to kids 18 and younger.  It’s one of the best summertime bargains for kids and teens to ride all over San Mateo County!  Save $41 compared to three Youth Monthly passes.

The Summer Youth Pass is available now for purchase on the SamTrans website (pass is not available on Clipper).

Council Adopts New ADU Regulations

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06/14/2018 - 5:00pm

Are you a homeowner in Brisbane who wants to establish an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on your property?  At their May 17th City Council Meeting, the Council adopted Ordinance 626, which significantly expands the opportunities for Brisbane homeowners to either build a new ADU on their property, or convert existing space in their home into an ADU.

ADUs are small dwelling units that are also known as “second units,” “granny units,” “in-law units” and other names.  Whatever you call them, ADUs allow homeowners to build a small home on the same property as their existing single-family home. 

ADUs could provide housing for aging parents, other family members, or live-in healthcare assistance.  They could also be rented out to tenants as an extra source of income.

Under the City’s updated regulations, any property in Brisbane with an existing single-family home is eligible to develop an ADU.  Previously, only homeowners in the City’s single-family zoning districts (R-1 and R-BA) were eligible to establish an ADU.  There is also no minimum lot size required to create an ADU.  If you are a homeowner who is interested in establishing an ADU on your property, please reach out to the Planning Department to learn about the best options for you based on your property’s unique characteristics.  Call (415) 508-2120 or email planning@brisbaneca.org to set up a phone or in-person appointment with Planning staff.

The City also encourages you to explore the County of San Mateo’s “Second Unit Center”  at http://secondunitcentersmc.org/.  This website has a wealth of information on the technical, design, and financial aspects of building a new ADU or converting existing space into an ADU.

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