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Parkside Plan Study Session
June 2, 7:30pm at City Hall
Memorial Day Pool Hours
9:30am-1:00pm – Lap Swim
9:30am-10:30am – Water Aerobics
1:00pm-6:00pm – Recreation Swim
City of Brisbane
Water Bills Are
Due June 6th
Water Aerobics Classes
Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Club Rec Summer Camp
The Fun Begins June 20th!
Register Online on in Our Office
For the first time in more than a decade, we’re unveiling a new brand—and we’re thrilled to invite you along on our latest adventure! Our services, collections, and spaces are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our community, and we’ve updated our look to reflect where we are today and where we hope to go in the future.
Shaped by our communities, the San Mateo County Libraries have become incomparable destinations for learning and growth. We’ve opened worlds of discovery and provided unmatched technological opportunities. As we continue to grow our commitment remains the same—but what we offer will only become more extraordinary. By redesigning our visual identity, this welcoming spirit and dedication to knowledge will continue to be reflected in everything we do.
Our new logo consists of a simple and imaginative “Burst of Knowledge” symbol representing the spread of information, our family of libraries, and radiating excitement that comes from experiencing something new. It also alludes to a central hub where shared ideas converge to ignite growth through transformative experiences.
Our corresponding brand tagline, Open for Exploration™, extends this spirit by conveying the essence of who we are, our mission, and our vision. It speaks to our various roles in the community, open access to information, a celebration of open-mindedness, and the welcoming atmosphere our patrons can expect to encounter.
With the adoption of these elements, we are excited to share our story with everyone who steps into our spaces or enjoys our services.
We have many locations, but we’re all part of one unified vision. In order to fully capture this, we’re making the switch from “San Mateo County Library” to “San Mateo County Libraries.” Each of our libraries is part of a larger family offering a world of opportunities, all accessible through a single card. Our name change makes this clear and allows us to more effectively stand together as one.
Our bright new look is a reflection of you—our community. So we’re welcoming you into our family of libraries to see the brand’s fresh burst of energy, and take part in fun activities that celebrate who we are together. Stop by for a new library card in your choice of four creative designs, and share your vibrant personality on one of our coloring bookmarks. Keep the excitement going with Open for Exploration™ Bingo and take part in a variety of experiences throughout our libraries. Each activity earns you one stamp. Complete a row to win a prize, or fill up the whole card for something really special!
We’re overjoyed to share our brand with you. Together, we will continue to strengthen our community by offering inclusive environments for learning and enriching experiences.
The San Mateo County Libraries are Open for Exploration™. Come discover something new today!
Click here for more information regarding our Brisbane Library.
Cleaning out your closet, basement, storage unit or boat? Looking to properly dispose of garden chemicals, pesticides, contaminated motor oil, antifreeze, unused chemicals and solvents? You can do so at the household hazardous waste event coming up in South San Francisco!
San Mateo County residents can make an appointment to dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) for free at collection events held the first Saturday of the month in South San Francisco (except holidays and holiday weekends) from 8:30am–11:30am.
Remaining SSF HHW events for 2016 include:
· June 4
· August 6
· October 1
· November 5
· December 3
To participate, you must schedule an appointment at San Mateo County’s HHW Program: www.smchealth.org/hhw or by calling (650) 363-4718, select option 3. The event location will be disclosed once your appointment has been confirmed. No commercial waste is allowed. Limit 10 gallons.
The Brisbane Pool will have modified hours on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. The pool will operate with the following schedule for that day only:
9:30am-1:00pm Lap Swim
9:30am-10:30am Water Aerobics
1:00pm-6:00pm Recreation Swim
On another note, please be advised that our Summer pool schedule will be in effect starting June 18th. The schedule can be found in our Summer Activity Guide and online here.
As this year’s June 7 Presidential Primary Election gets closer, the San Mateo County Elections Office is calling on you to serve as an Election Officer, also known as poll workers, at polling places on Election Day. It is not too late to sign up!
For a countywide election, the Elections Office recruits and trains up to 2,000 Election Officers.
To become an Election Officer, the signup process is very easy. You can call the Elections Office at 650-286-2810. Their staff will be happy to take down your information and sign you up. You can also visit www.shapethefuture.org to sign up online. The process only takes a few minutes. After signing up, you will be required to take a three-hour training, and you will receive an Appointment Letter. You will be paid a stipend of up to $148.
Election Officers are responsible for the smooth operation of all polling places on Election Day. They are there to ensure that every single voter can cast his or her ballot successfully. Election Officers are at the frontline of an election, and they are truly the faces of our democracy.
Serving as an Election Officer will not only give you an opportunity to make a direct contribution to our democracy and local community, it will also help you to gain a deeper understanding of our election process. If you want to volunteer your time and service, if you want to make a difference, serving as an Elections Officer on Election Day is a great way to do so. We look forward to seeing you at the polls in the coming election.
Check your registration & access your election materials, and then make sure you get out there and exercise your right to vote!
Since April of 2015, Caltrain has been 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.
On May 20-22 and May 24-27, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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:
- Eliminating the risk of train-to-train collisions
- Reducing risk of potential derailments by enforcing speed limits
- Providing additional safety for railroad workers on the tracks
- Improving grade crossing performance to reduce gate downtime and improve local traffic circulation
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: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The wait is over...the newly remodeled Brisbane Skatepark is now open! Spohn Ranch completed construction earlier than anticipated and as of Friday, May 20th, the Skatepark is officially open for public use. The City will host a formal Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, June 11th. Further details to come regarding the event but in the meantime, it is our pleasure to invite you out to view the donor bricks and explore the new Skatepark!
Relay for Life
Benefit Rummage Sale
Sat., May 21, 8 am, Comm. Park
Fundraiser to Support Donna’s Stars
Measure B Passed with 71% Support!
The School Board Thanks You for
Bringing Art and Music to Our Kids!
Congrats Ryan Patterson
2016 Olympic Gymnast
For South Africa
Oil Painting Workshop
May 21st, 9am-4pm, Miss. Blue Center
First Time Painters Welcome!
For Info Call: 415.286.3707