The Open Space & Ecology Committee have been busy curating items in various media formats centered around environmental issues, such as energy, waste & waste management, water, climate change, food, pollution, and habitat. This list is created by committee members of the Open Space and Ecology Committee with items of their choice. Books and videos will be available to check out from the Brisbane Library, located at 250 Visitacion Ave. on the dedicated OSEC shelf (shown left).
Visit the OSEC Library Shelf page on the City's website to view newly curated items: http://brisbaneca.org/osec-library-shelf
Thank you to the Brisbane Library staff for their assistance in this project!
We're pround to announce the line-up for the 2015 Summer Concert Series!
July 3, The Hot Rods (Classic Oldies)
July 10, The Allmond Brothers Clan. (70's rock)
July 17, Andre Thierry (Zydeco)
July 24, Buffalo BBQ (Brisbane Locals Night)
July 31, Pop Fiction (Northern California's premier party band)
August 7, Hairstrike (80's rock tribute band)
The Concerts are every Friday, July 3 through August 7. 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane).
Probably THE most important aspect of the planning process is sponsorship, as this summertime tradition is only made possible due to the generous tax-deductible donations made by Brisbane businesses as well as local families who have come to eagerly anticipate the Concert Series each year. Do you also enjoy the bands and think the Concerts add value to the community? Then consider being a sponsor! Sponsorship levels this year range from Platinum to Bronze, but all sponsors will be recognized by the City Council, in all City publications (print and online), and of course, on the concert banner that will be hung on the Gazebo in the Community Park which the bands play under. Click here to show your support of Concerts in the Park or on the donor form below (click to enlarge). If you have any questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor Steve Beaty at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 508-2143. Thank you in advance for your support of the Concerts!
The City of Brisbane does not allow or permit the use of fireworks, and that includes Safe and Sane fireworks. If the public is aware of fireworks being sold or used within their neighborhood, they are encouraged to contact the Police Department with the information at (415) 467-1212.
We need the public’s assistance in avoiding the use of illegal fireworks, which can cause fires, injury or even death and may exceed or overwhelm emergency response resources. Know that fines and penalties for the distribution and/or use of illegal fireworks have increased and will be strictly enforced.
For more information about Fireworks Safety, please see this media advisory from North County Fire Authority.
Street sweeping of commercial streets will increase in frequency from twice a month to weekly, starting Wednesday, July 8th. Commercial streets include Visitacion Avenue from San Francisco Avenue to Klamath Street, which will be signed for No Parking between 3am and 6am each Wednesday morning. You may notice the orange flags highlighting the new signs. The Police Department will begin an education campaign regarding the new parking restrictions and will begin issuing citations in August.
Other streets classified as commercial that will be swept each week include the streets in Crocker Park and on Sierra Point, the Tunnel Avenue area, and other non-residential streets such as Bayshore Boulevard, Old County Road, Industrial Way and San Bruno Ave. Most of the commercial streets are swept early in the morning, before vehicles arrive to park for the work day. One exception is San Bruno Avenue, which is swept between 8am and 11am to minimize impacts to residents who park there overnight. While citations are not issued on San Bruno Avenue for cars parked during the scheduled street sweeping times, people are encouraged to move their parked cars weekly during those hours to allow for the most debris to be picked up from the street and gutter.
Street sweeping is required by the Municipal Regional Permit issued by the Regional Water Quality Control Board and is one of several means utilized to keep trash out of the storm drain system and out of the lagoon, the bay and the ocean. For any questions about the City's street sweeping program, please contact the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.
On June 30th, skatepark design consultant Spohn Ranch held the final Community Workshop to get feedback on certain design features for the proposed new Brisbane Skatepark. Comments such as a safe path between the skate spot and the main skate area, rideability comments from skaters, and fencing types and locations of entrances were discussed. With the feedback, Spohn Ranch will continue with development of plans and specifications for bidding by contractors. The construction documents are expected to be brought to the City Council for approval and authorization to advertise for bidding by contractors in late summer.
If you haven’t yet reserved your personalized brick at the Skatepark, you have until August 1st to do so. The Mothers of Brisbane are spearheading this community fundraising effort, which they’ve coined, “Commit to a Brick”. Tax-deductible donations are $200 for a Business/Nonprofit Brick and $100 for a Family/Individual Brick. The bricks themselves will be showcased at the Skatepark just outside the park’s entrance. Forms can be found on the City’s website or one of three locations: City Hall, the Pool, and at Brisbane Hardware. You’ll find the forms attached to a collection jug, like this one at Brisbane Hardware; every penny counts towards building the Skatepark! Thank you for your continued support of the skatepark, which is scheduled to break ground this Fall!
Over the next several months, Caltrain will be performing work within the railroad right-of-way in Brisbane as part of the Advanced Signal System Project to upgrade the safety, performance, and operating efficiency of the Peninsula’s commuter rail system. Day work will occur June 29 - July 2, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., to test fiber optic cable and installation components.
The Advanced Signal System, also called Communications Based Overlay Signal System (CBOSS) Positive Train Control (PTC) will equip the corridor with federally-mandated safety technology and increase system capacity to help accommodate future ridership demand. The Project will monitor and, if necessary, control train movement in the event of human error. This will increase safety by:
The CBOSS PTC system is scheduled to be operational by 2015 and is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program, which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor by 2019. An electrified Caltrain will be cleaner and quieter and will upgrade the system to provide faster and/or more frequent service to more stations and riders.
To implement the CBOSS PTC system, there are several installation phases (boring, conduit, fiber pulling, testing) that will occur within Caltrain's right-of-way, usually at night (8pm to 6am) in order to maintain regular train service. Testing of the fiber cable and the overall system is scheduled for spring 2015. Residents may experience some minor installation noise during this time. For more information, please view the Caltrain's CBOSS PTC Project page or contact Caltrain at (650) 508-6499; e-mail: email@example.com .
At last night's City Council meeting, the Council approved the City's 2015-2016 Budget. The previous three budget hearings on June 8, June 9, and June 15 and last night's budget adoption are paramount evenings for the Council, as it is the City’s budget which ultimately sets the course of action for the upcoming fiscal year (the City's fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30).
Several projects worth highlighting that are included in next year's budget are:
Stay tuned for updates related to the above project areas. We'll especially be needing your input as the Precise Plan process gets underway later this Summer.