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City Manager's Interview on PenTV

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Last week, City Manager Clay Holstine was interviewed for a segment of Pen Voice, a community show on PenTV (Ch. 26) highlighting community organizations and focusing on local issues, not-for-profit service awareness, and community advocacy within San Mateo County.  Catch his segment here, where he speaks in large part about the new Brisbane Library and the Friends of the Brisbane Library's goal to fundraise $100,000 towards the new Library:

To donate towards the new Brisbane Library, visit www.fobl.info and hit 'Donate'.

New Library - Visitacion Ave. perspective

New Library - Back Courtyard perspective

New Library - Interior perspective

CPRS District 4 Award of Excellence

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On Thursday, February 23rd, the City of Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department received an Award of Excellence from the California Parks & Recreation Society for the Annual Derby.  Recreation Manager Noreen Leek and Recreation Supervisor Steve Beaty were present to accept the award on behalf of the City.  The Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding projects or programs in the categories of Recreation Programming, Promoting Healthy Communities, Parks Planning, Facility Design, Special Events, or other related areas.  The Award of Excellence serves to recognize and promote agency successes, new creative approaches and best practices.  The Derby is an event that separates us from other cities and is a prime example of the Parks and Recreation Department’s ability to make memories for the Brisbane residents.  Come check out the award in the Parks and Rec office and definitely don't miss participating in the Derby Races next year!

Informational Workshop on PCE

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Join Peninsula Clean Energy staff on Wednesday, March 8th at 6:30pm at the San Mateo main library Oak Room to learn and ask questions about San Mateo County's official electricity provider. Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) provides cleaner and greener electricity with energy rates starting lower than what you are paying now.

Notifications are in the mail about your new electricity provider.
Please come to gather information, ask questions and be informed!
Light refreshments provided | Workshop Flyer
 
Register to attend this free workshop:
http://tinyurl.com/marchPCE
 
Date:           March 8, 2017
Time:           6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:    City of San Mateo Main Library – Oak Room
Address:     55 W. 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
Cost:            FREE

BES 3rd Graders Tour City Hall

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Each year, Ms. Dalmacio's 3rd Grade class from BES takes a tour of City Hall as part of their Government lesson.  With just two days into their curriculum, they knew that there are departments at City Hall that provide services for the residents.  So, the timing was perfect for them to come and see first-hand the faces behind the various departments, from Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Planning, and Code Enforcement, to of course, Police and Fire.

The kids were delighted to be welcomed by the Parks and Recreation Dept. with a customized sign banner, similar to the ones used on the community signboards.  They were then invited back behind the counter for a friendly game of BINGO!

They used the same boards and materials used by the Seniors at their weekly BINGO games that follow the Wednesday Senior Lunches.  The winner got a "free rec swim" Pool pass!

Code Enforcement Officer Moneda had prepared a display of photos to show the kids "what not to do" at their homes.

The kids then got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Police Dept. by Officer Malone (including getting to see where the officers get changed into their uniforms and where they write their police reports).  Before stepping outside to see the Police SUV, they got to meet Jeannette, the Records Clerk in the Police Dept.

Afterwards, they were met by Capt. Rosenlund and his team from Station 81.  They got to see a thermal imaging unit in person and then Firefighter Joe put on all his firefighting gear to show the kids what a fully suited up firefighter looks like - so they know who to run to should they ever find themselves in a disaster.

Group picture with their teacher, Officer Malone, Firefighter Riedell, Capt. Rosenlund, and Firefighter Ferguson.

We ended the tour with these five students getting to be "Councilmembers for a Day".  (They got to take their seats at the dais after correctly answering some quiz questions at the end of the tour.)

We hope you had fun and look forward to hosting next year's 3rd Graders!

For more pictures from yesterday's tour, please click here to be taken to the City's Facebook page. (You do need to have a Facebook account to view the photos.)

Informational Workshop on PCE

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Join Peninsula Clean Energy staff on Wednesday, March 8th at 6:30pm at the San Mateo main library Oak Room to learn and ask questions about San Mateo County's official electricity provider. Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) provides cleaner and greener electricity with energy rates starting lower than what you are paying now.

Notifications are in the mail about your new electricity provider.
Please come to gather information, ask questions and be informed!
Light refreshments provided | Workshop Flyer
 
Register to attend this free workshop:
http://tinyurl.com/marchPCE
 
Date:           March 8, 2017
Time:           6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:    City of San Mateo Main Library – Oak Room
Address:     55 W. 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
Cost:            FREE

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/1/2017


New at the Pool!
Tues/Thurs Swim Lessons
Starting March 7th
Sign-up Today!

SamTrans Customer Experience Survey

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SamTrans strives to create the best possible ride experience for all those who make it their transit choice.  They would like to hear from their current, former riders and future riders to assist them in identifying short-, mid- and long-term improvements, such as amenities and service.

Let SamTrans know what you think by taking the online survey, by March 19, 2017.
  The questionnaire should take about 10 minutes.  At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to be entered in a drawing to win one of five SamTrans Monthly passes.

Click here to take the survey in English

Clique aquí para la encuesta en Español

How Will You Find Your Pet After a Disaster?

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After a disaster, families often become separated from their pets.  This can be a very traumatic time for both the family and the pet.  Here are three tips to consider:

  1. Conduct a thorough search.  The first thing you should do is contact your local Animal Care and Control to see if they have your pet.  If they don't, you should immediately start going door-to-door and talk with your neighbors.  Leave your name, address and phone number plus a complete description of your pet.  You might also want to consider putting a microchip in your pet.  That way, if animal control picks up your pet or someone brings the pet there, Animal Control is able to contact you.  More info on microchipping>>
  2. Visit shelters.  Visit your local animal shelter daily.  It is important that you go in person, because only you can identify your pet.
  3. Make posters and create an ad.  Make a poster with a  recent picture of your pet to alert people to be on the lookout.  Make small tear-offs, if someone sees your pet, they can easily tear off the tab and call.  Provide general information but avoid putting too much detail about your pet on the poster.  There are con-artists who may use this information to claim they have your pet and try and scam youClick here for a free template of a Lost Pet Poster with tear-off tabs>>

Get more preparedness tips from The Red Guide to Recovery, whose Handbook is used by a variety of agencies nationwide.

No-Cost Sustainability Education

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Click to view upcoming offerings on sea level rise>>

Finding Common Ground: A Workshop on Communicating about Sea Level Rise
Want to learn more about sea level rise and get involved in your community?  Then this workshop is for you!
 
Date & Time: Saturday, March 25th, 2017, 10am-2pm
Venue: County of San Mateo, 455 County Center, Redwood City
 
Lunch will be provided at the workshop!

Sustainability Webinar Series
We have a few more webinars lined up this program year for you to participate in during your lunch break.
 
Finding Common Ground: Communicating about Sea Level Rise
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 12-1pm
 
Make Every Drop Count: Tapping into Local Water Conservation Programs
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 12-1pm
 
Don’t be “Fuel”ish: Transportation Alternatives that Reduce Greenhouse Gas and Your Waistline!
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 12-1pm