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Final High School Bus Update

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Final routes for the upcoming 2018-19 school year were finalized last Friday and shared by SamTrans with the Brisbane parents working group.  This group was largely spearheaded by Brisbane resident Alina Zavodnik, who began encouraging other Brisbane parents to get involved by attending meetings and brainstorming alternatives with City staff and Mayor Conway, which they started doing in late 2017.  Seeing that the most likely scenario for safely transporting Brisbane & Southern Hills high school students to and from their homes and high school would be via existing SamTrans routes, the group recently began meeting with SamTrans on possible route modifications.  The following determinations were made for how best to integrate SamTrans service to and from Brisbane to the students’ high schools.

Route 24 | Will Now Run from Brisbane to Jefferson, Westmoor, Summit Shasta High Schools

Route 24 currently serves Jefferson and Westmoor High School students.  Route 24 will extend to Summit Shasta and the route schedule will be modified to accommodate the school bell times for all three high schools.  In the morning, the Route 24 will start at Brisbane, departing 7:05am, and end at Shasta High School at 7:52am.  In the afternoon, the Route 24 will pick up students at Westmoor High School first at 3:25pm, then go to Shasta High School at 3:40pm, Jefferson High School at 3:48pm, and arriving in Brisbane at 4:15pm.  The bus stop for Summit Shasta is located at Serramonte Blvd. & Highway 1.  The new service will be implemented in August 2018 as a 1-year pilot program, during which the route will be evaluated for continued inclusion in the SamTrans service plan.

Route 49 | Extending Service to Brisbane for Students going to Oceana and Terra Nova High Schools

Presently, Route 49 operates via San Bruno BART, Sneath Ln., Allen Dr., Skyline Blvd., Sharp Park, Hwy 1, Crespi Dr. into Terra Nova High School.  In August 2018, Route 49 will start in Brisbane, departing 6:48am from Old County Rd. & San Francisco Ave., go through San Bruno Ave. and Sneath Lane, Skyline College, Manor Drive, arriving at Oceana High School at 7:32am, and ending at Terra Nova High School at 7:45am.  The reverse trip in the afternoon will follow the same pattern, departing Terra Nova at 3:10pm, Oceana at 3:27pm, and arriving in Brisbane at 4:11pm.  The new service will be implemented in August 2018 as a 1-year pilot program, during which the route will also be evaluated for continued inclusion in the SamTrans service plan.

All service changes are effective Sunday, August 5, 2018.  For updated route maps, please see the SamTrans website at that time: http://www.samtrans.com/schedulesandmaps/timetables.html.

Your feedback is welcomed and encouraged!  Share your compliments, suggestions, or concerns with Christina Contreras, SamTrans Marketing Outreach Coordinator, by emailing her at contrerasc@samtrans.com or by calling her at (650) 508-7763.

July 2018 Marina News

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 Click here to read the July 2018 Marina Newsletter

Annual Marina Kite Festival August 2018

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See below for more info about the Annual Marina Kite Festival, taking place on August 4, 2018:

City Hall Roof-Mounted PV System

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Update: Thursday, July 12 - The power in City Hall will be out tomorrow beginning at 12 noon in order to interconnect the new PV system.  Unfortunately, our computers and credit card machines will also be down during the planned shut down.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Update: Monday, July 9 - The City Hall roof-mounted PV installation project is now approximately 90% complete.  The major work remaining is a temporary shutdown of PG&E power so the PV system can be interconnected.  We again thank you for your patience (esp. to those that frequent the Dog Park) as this project is completed!

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The City Council has had an interest in constructing a photovoltaic system on the City Hall roof for over a decade, and we’re excited to announce that it’s now happening!  Over the course of the next two months, contractor Sunterra Solar will be working to install a 150 kW system (AC rating), and they will be using the City Hall parking lot near the Dog Park as their staging area.  Therefore, we ask that Dog Park users please refrain from parking in the spaces indicated as restricted with signs and barricades, as those are necessary for the contractor’s materials and equipment, which include a lift.  We look forward to having the system installed, which will allow for shedding more of the City’s load dependence from the public utility.  The current system does not include a commercial solar battery storage system, but in the event the Council does choose to install one, we would see even greater independence from the utility by saving excess power generated during lower demand periods.  If you have any questions about this project, please contact the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

VIDEO: Facilities Rental

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If you're getting ready to plan a special event, you may want to consider renting one of the facilities in town, and which are maintained by our Parks and Recreation and Public Works Depts.  This video produced by our Summer Multimedia Intern Johnson Xiao will help give you a better idea of the types of facilities the City has to offer!  If you or your organization are interested in using any of the facilities mentioned in this video for your next meeting, party, or private event, please contact the Parks and Recreation Dept. at (415) 508-2140 or email them at parks-recreation@brisbaneca.org.

July 2018 Home Sharing Flyers

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HIP Housing's July 2018 flyers are now available for housing providers and housing seekers.

Over 200 people were placed in home sharing arrangements during FY 17-18; an additional 465 people remained in their home sharing arrangements during the year!

July 2018 STAR Newsletter

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Click here to read the July 2018 STAR Newsletter.

New Brisbane Library Site Work Commences

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163 Visitacion...the site of the old 5 Star Café which will soon be transformed into the New Brisbane Library.  Starting next Monday, 7/2, crews will begin to be seen onsite performing a site survey and clearing the area of weeds.  Work will continue 7am-4pm, M-F, with the exception of the July 4th holiday on Wednesday. This falls in line with the project timeline, which has work starting this summer and finishing in time for the Fall 2019 school year.  We are excited to watch the transformation take place! If you have any questions about this project, please contact the Brisbane Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

4th of July Safety

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July and the Independence Day holiday are upon us - a time of fun, fireworks, and festivals. We hope you have a wonderful Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4th!  In order to keep you, your family, pets, and neighbors safe, please consider the following tips as you put the finishing touches on your celebration:

Fireworks Safety: Fireworks are only allowed in Pacifica and San Bruno, not Brisbane or Daly City. 

Brisbane PD will be actively enforcing Brisbane Municipal Code (BMC) Section 15.44.090 – which states that all fireworks are prohibited in Brisbane, even “safe and sane” ones.  Persons caught with illegal fireworks will be cited and may be fined and/or sentenced to one year in jail. To report individuals using, possessing or selling illegal fireworks, call the Non-Emergency Brisbane Police dispatch line at (415) 467-1212.  In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

If the 4th of July isn’t complete to you without seeing fireworks, we encourage residents to go and see a professional fireworks show…or, you can go to Pacifica where there are certain beaches open to the public to purchase only “safe and sane” fireworks and shoot them off.  More information can be found here on the City of Pacifica’s website.

Please, let’s all be safe and legal this year, particularly with the warm weather and winds, which are causing grasses to dry out and pose as potential fire hazards.

Pet Safety: More pets get lost on July 4th than any other day of the year. Exercise your furry friends before the festivities and keep them inside as much as possible. If you need to take them out, ensure they have a tag with your contact information.  Lastly, common Fourth of July items such as alcoholic beverages, citronella candles, and glow sticks can be toxic to pets and should be stowed out of their reach.
 
Grilling Safety: Keep the grill out in the open and far away from anything that could catch fire: the house, deck, tree branches. Be sure to use long-handled tools especially made for grilling to keep the chef safe. Make sure children and pets stay far away from the grill, and always supervise the grill when in use.
 
Please note:  The Brisbane Community Pool will observe modified hours on Wednesday, July 4th.  The hours for Lap Swim will be 8:30am - 10:30am and the hours for Rec Swim will be 10:30am - 1:00pm.  Come and celebrate the 4th of July at the Pool with us!

BES Modular Update

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UPDATE: Thursday, 6/28 - The secondary childcare modular has arrived (delivery needed to be pushed to Thursday at 7:00am, and thus a time-laspe video wasn't able to be made--sorry!). Williams Scotsman delivered the unit this morning and will be spending the next couple of days conducting assembly and setting the modular into place.  Once situated, the remaining site work will be completed prior to occupancy in August.  This secondary unit has allowed the Parks and Recreation Dept. to expand enrollment for the ClubRec afterschool program to better meet the needs of the community.  Thank you to the Brisbane School District for working with us to make this possible and thank you to our dedicated Public Works team for managing the logistics! 

See more photos from today on the Brisbane Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

UPDATE: Friday, 6/22 - The temporary childcare modular is scheduled to be delivered on Tuesday morning starting at 9:00am.  Stay tuned for a time-lapse video showing it being set into place!

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What's happening at BES you ask?  The Public Works team is working with a contractor and PG&E to perform the site preparation work needed for the incoming modular.  The City is renting a secondary modular unit in the coming school year to allow for expansion of the afterschool program based on demand.  See the photos below for work that took place earlier this week:

PG&E installed a temporary power pole to provide electrical access to the rental modular unit.

The storage shed needed to be moved to allow delivery of the rental modular unit.  Above, crews are paving over the spot where the storage shed was previously located.

All patched up and looking good!

More progress pictures to come as the project moves through its various stages!