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Nov. 2nd Election Results

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Election results are updated as often as new data is received from county election offices after the polls closed at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. County elections officials must report their final results to the Secretary of State 31 days after Election Day, which for this election is December 3.  Therefore, view the "semi-official results" by clicking here.

Looks like the incumbents that represented Brisbane before Election Day will continue to do so, with Jackie Speier winning in the 12th Congressional District, Leeland Yee in the 8th Senate District, and Jerry Hill in the 19th Assembly District.  Additionally, Ken Walker, Leo Tingin, and Thomas Ledda were elected to the Brisbane School District Governing Board.

Lastly, if you'd like to see an overview of the nine statewide ballot measure voters weighed in on this November, with 5 failing and 4 passing, click here.

Get Informed

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If you're a Comcast subscriber, you may be aware of the government-access channel, Ch. 27.  On it, public meetings such as City Council, Planning Commission, Open Space & Ecology, and Parks, Beaches, & Recreation Commission meetings are shown.  Often, they are replayed in case you happened to miss the live meeting.  In addition, the City tries to provide educational programming in the slots that public meetings aren't being played.  For instance, one of the programs now playing on Ch. 27 is "What Every President Should Know About Energy Efficiency, Part 1".   In it, a physics professor explains what every US President should know about energy. How do the global issues of climate change and energy security impact U.S. efforts toward gaining energy efficiencies and conservation of resources? The CA PUC commissioner relates how California utilities are achieving energy efficiencies.  Check the programming schedule for when it airs next, and maybe you'll like it so much, you'll want to check out Part 2, which airs next Monday, November 8th.  And, as always, Ch. 27 streams live on the City's website, just in case you don't subscribe to Comcast.

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With the new website being just a few weeks old, we've been adding helpful tidbits to it here and there to make it as useful a tool as possible.  One of those items is the "Printer-friendly version" link you'll see near the top of every page on the website, sans the homepage.  This will make it easy to print meeting agendas, and any other pages of interest...for instance, the previous post about the Annual Winter Clean Up (maybe you can print the page so you have all this important information handy).  This option will save you a load of ink, as it gets rid of the background image.  So hold on longer to those ink cartridges, and go printer-friendly!

Baylands Specific Plan

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In May 2010, the applicant (UPC) presented an overview of a proposed update to their Baylands Specific Plan submittal. UPC submitted today an updated Baylands Specific Plan Executive Summary and Appendix. It is anticipated the applicant will be submitting the remainder of the updated specific plan document in the next 30 - 60days. 

The City will be publishing an updated environmental impact report Notice of Preparation (NOP) within the next few weeks. The NOP identifies topics to be studied in the forthcoming Environmental Impact Report. The NOP will be posted on the City’s website when available and e-mail notification of the NOP publication will be provided.  If you would like to be notified when the NOP is ready, please send an e-mail to planning@ci.brisbane.ca.us and request to be added to the Baylands e-mail distribution list.

13th Annual Winter Clean Up

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2010 marks the 13th Anniversary of Brisbane’s Annual Winter Clean-Up!  This is the time of year when residents join together to ensure that the community is properly maintained and ready to face the upcoming winter months.  In severe winter storms of the past, fallen dead branches and unkempt plants became uprooted and often clogged storm drains and gutters, causing flooding. To help prevent these types of problems, the City is designating the weekend of November 13th and 14th in Brisbane to be “Winter Storm Preparedness Weekend".

During these two days, dumpsters - ONLY FOR YARD TRIMMINGS - will be placed throughout town, as close to each street and neighborhood as possible.  See below for the location of the dumpsters in Central Brisbane and the Ridge.

Some important things to keep in mind when cleaning up your property:

Do not place yard trimmings in plastic garbage bags into the dumpsters, as this will make the entire load un-recyclable.

All trimmings and branches placed into a dumpster MUST BE LESS THAN 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER.

NO RUBBISH or other WASTE is to be disposed of in these dumpsters.

Please do not attempt to trim tree branches touching or near PG&E high voltage power lines.  Call PG&E if you have any questions or concerns at (800) 743-5000.

The City will help you dispose of tree trimmings and large branches but CANNOT go on private property to help cut them down or haul them to the street.

If you need assistance or to arrange for pickup, please call the 13th Annual Winter Clean Up Hotline (508-2146) between 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 14th and between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15th.  Loads must be less than four cubic yards and no branches or logs larger than 4 inches in diameter or 6 feet in length will be picked up by the City maintenance crews.  For information regarding tree removal, please click here or call the Public Works Department at 508-2130.

 

Thank you in advance for your willingness and cooperation in this Citywide effort.  If we all pitch in this year, we can prevent problems from occurring during the winter rains!

Fire Station Update

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With the modulars having been delivered last week, this week and the early part of next week is all about getting them readied for the firefighters to move in.  Because the utilities were identified by City engineers as being located to the left of the Fire Station (looking from Bayshore Blvd.), it was decided that the best spot for the modulars would be on that left side (instead of the right side where the staging trailer was set up).  

The Brisbane Fire Station got its start as a volunteer station back in 1932, so it is only fitting that the labor and materials used for the modular be local to Brisbane.  For instance, the men below are from Stellar Plumbing, Inc. who recently moved their offices to 23 San Bruno Ave.  Abner, Daryl, and owner Lon Carter all live in town.  So it's no wonder that if there are items such as recycled wood from a recently remodeled house in Brisbane, they know about it and are using it.  In the left-hand picture below, Lon is drilling in a ledger board (the recycled wood mentioned earlier) which the shower will mount on and be screwed into from above.  In the right-hand picture, Daryl and  Abner help Lon place the shower.

    

And, a plus is that Stellar Plumbing has made a lot of purchases for this Fire Station project at none other than at Brisbane Hardware.  Thank you for your hard work in helping give our firefighters a place to call "home" for now.

2010 State of the City

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On Tuesday, October 26th, the State of the City Address was given by Mayor W. Clarke Conway at the Radisson Hotel in Brisbane.  The event was sponsored by Seton Medical Center in conjunction with the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce, and Larry Purcell, Vice President of Purcell Murray Company and Chairman of the Chamber, served as Master of Ceremonies.  Seven packed tables came to hear what was in store for Brisbane's future, and to hear about some of the projects completed in the last year.  If you weren't able to be there, and don't subscribe to Comcast to catch a replay on Ch. 27, then scroll on below and watch it here.

Harbormaster of the Year

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Ted Warburton, Brisbane's Harbormaster, is all smiles.  And he has every reason to be.  Two weeks ago, he was down in Dana Point for the 62nd Annual Conference and Awards Dinner of the California Association of Harbormasters and Port Captains.  Every year, an individual is chosen by the Association to be recognized for their efforts...and everyone there knew who this year's award recipient was...everyone besides Ted.  He was shocked when they announced his name, but really, we know he shouldn't be.  He is well-deserving of this prestigious award, and we are proud to have the 2010 State Harbormaster of the Year here in Brisbane!  We'll end this post with a close-up of Ted's newest achievement:

Brisbane Planning Changes

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Theresa Maturo, having served on the Brisbane Planning Commission since April of 2005, was honored at the October 4th City Council meeting for her service and dedication to the community. Soon to be moving out of Brisbane, Theresa submitted her resignation, and said at her recognition ceremony how much she "absolutely and thoroughly enjoyed" being a part of the Brisbane community and serving on the Planning Commission.

Approximately one year remains on her term and the City Council is now accepting applications for this position.  Once this one-year term expires, the City Council will begin the recruitment process for a full, 4-year term.  Click here to learn more about the primary duties of the Planning Commission.  If you are interested in applying for this one-year term, please contact Sheri Spediacci at 415-508-2113 or send her an e-mail at cityclerk@ci.brisbane.ca.us.  The deadline to apply has been extended to November 15, 2010.

Also at that October 4th City Council meeting, former Interim Community Development Director John Swiecki was sworn in by the City Clerk as the City's new Community Development Director.  John will continue working on the projects of former Community Development Director Bill Prince, which include the Baylands, Sierra Point Design Guidelines, Housing Element, and General Plan update.

To hear more about Brisbane's key issues, planning, and finances, be sure to attend the State of the City address next Tuesday, October 26th, at the Radisson Hotel (5000 Sierra Point Parkway).  Sponsored by Seton Medical Center and the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce, the event will feature Mayor W. Clarke Conway giving a "year-in-review" and what 2011 may bring.  In case you're not able to make it, the event will also be videotaped, played on Channel 27, and made available on the website.  We'll notify you in a blog post when that will be ready for your viewing pleasure!

Fire Station Update

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The modular trailers arrived on schedule Wednesday, October 20th. Between then and November 1st, work will be done to ready them for the firefighters who are still scheduled to move back to Brisbane on Monday, November 1st. Brisbane fire crews will be stationed in Brisbane during the day, and relocate to Station 93 in Daly City (464 Martin St.) during the evening hours. If you need to get a hold of them at any time of day, please call the main Fire Dept. line, (415) 657-4300 as they are regularly checking messages left for them.