• Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Brisbane Library

    It was a successful Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Brisbane Library, where a small crowd was treated to poetry read by the current San Mateo County Poet Laureate Lisa Rosenberg, followed by acknowledgements from Mayor Clarke Conway, Supervisor David Canepa, Friends of the Brisbane Library Co-Presidents Wendy Towle and Dawn David, and last but not least, Library JPA Board Member and Brisbane Councilmember Karen Cunningham. All the Brisbane Councilmembers, Supervisor Canepa, Brisbane City Manager Clay Holstine, and the newest (and youngest) member of the Friends of the Brisbane Library, Chaya-Bella David, then got down to business...officially breaking ground for the New Brisbane Library! Thank you to San Mateo County Libraries, Brisbane Library, and San Mateo County for all of your support in making the Groundbreaking such a success.  Brisbane’s new Library is scheduled to open in time for the 2019-20 school year. We can’t wait for the Grand Opening!

    Photo Credit: Kevin Fryer

  • Concerts in the Park 2018

    Please join us for FREE summertime Concerts in the Park, happening every Friday evening from 6-8:30pm!

    Please click here for the line-up.

  • Welcome to Brisbane, CA

    Come take a tour around Brisbane with Economic Development Director Mitch Bull.  From the end of Trinity with the sweeping slopes of San Bruno Mountain in the background, down to the Bay Trail along the Brisbane Marina, we're sure you'll learn something new about the City of Stars!  Click below.

    Video by: Caroline Cheung and Johnson Xiao

  • Five Mayors in SMC Graduated from Jefferson High School

    On May 19th, Pacific Islands Together (P.I.T.) celebrated their 5th Annual SHINE! Family Day at Jefferson High School in Daly City.  A highlight of the SHINE! Family Day event was the return of four Jefferson High alum, who all happen to currently hold elected positions in the County.  Those included Brisbane Mayor Clarke Conway, Colma Mayor Rae Gonzalez, Daly City Mayor Juslyn Manalo, and San Mateo County Community College District Board Trustee Member Maurice Goodman (South San Francisco Mayor Liza Normandy regrets she could not attend).  The four Jefferson grads participated in a short panel discussion at the start of the SHINE! Family Day event, which was a day full of culture, live music and dancing, and community. We hope you enjoy the recap video!  Click below.

    Video by: Caroline Cheung and Johnson Xiao

  • Get Us Moving San Mateo County

    Last fall, Get Us Moving San Mateo County was launched to develop a community-driven solution to reduce traffic and address complex transportation issues in our County.  They have been working in partnership with the San Mateo County Transit District, the County Board of Supervisors, and agencies and groups across the County to help identify and prioritize transportation funding needs.  We are proud to be involved in Get Us Moving!  Over 14,000 San Mateo County residents filled out the Get Us Moving survey to help shape the County’s transportation future (full results available at www.GetUsMovingSMC.com).

    They’re asking for our help again – take the online Budget Challenge!  Get Us Moving wants to know how YOU would spend $2.4 billion in potential transportation funding.  Create your own budget based on your own priorities!  Your input is a critical component of this process.  Visit www.GetUsMovingSMC.com to take the fun, quick, Budget Challenge!  Thank you for your time and efforts thus far!

     

  • New Brisbane Library

    In 2014, the Council identified the L.T. Clarke/5 Star Café site as the preferred site for the new Brisbane Library and afterwards formed a Library Planning Stakeholder Group.  This group is comprised of representatives from the Friends of the Brisbane Library, Mothers of Brisbane, San Mateo County Library Staff, Brisbane School District, BEST/PTO, City Council (1 member, plus 1 alternate), a Parks and Recreation Commissioner, the City Manager, and the Public Works Director. 

    Library Planning Stakeholder Group (LPSG) reviews architectural-engineering RFPs (early 2016)

     LPSG recommends architectural and design firm (Siegel & Strain) to Council (April, 2016)

     50% design of the New Brisbane Library to Council (November 3, 2016 meeting)

    Council adopts a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND)* for the new Library (February 2, 2017 meeting)

    Council approves final design of the Library and invites construction bids (March 15, 2018 meeting)

    Council awards construction contract (May 17, 2018 meeting)

    Construction of the Library starts (July 2, 2018)

    Groundbreaking Ceremony (July 14, 2018)

    Construction ends (expected Summer/Fall 2019)

    As far as funding goes, the County Board of Supervisors voted to authorize $300K in Measure A funds for design purposes at their March 29, 2016 meeting.  The County Library System will provide $400,000 for furniture and furnishings.  The Friends of the Brisbane Library are setting out to raise $100,000 for the new Brisbane Library, starting in 2017.  Click here to donate towards the New Brisbane Library! 

    At their March 15th City Council Meeting, the Brisbane City Council approved an agreement with the County of San Mateo for a $1.7 million loan at an interest rate of 1.2% for 15 years.  The estimated cost of the Library ended up being $9,065,000.  Approximately $3.6 million would come from City funds, with all of its Business License revenue dedicated to Capital Improvements. 

    * The Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) study found that the new Library would not have a significant effect on the environment because mitigation measures have been incorporated into the project.

  • Drought Information from the City

     

    Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life

    On April 7, 2017, Governor Brown announced an end to the drought state of emergency and for Californians to transition to a permanent framework for making water conservation a California way of life.  He also directed the State Water Board to continue development of permanent prohibitions on wasteful water use and to continue the following water practices to best preserve this precious resource:


    What’s Required for Everyone

    • You cannot water or use outdoor irrigation during or within 48 hours of measurable precipitation
    • Landscapes can only be watered between 6 PM and 9 AM
    • You cannot wash sidewalks, driveways, and “hardscape” with potable water
    • Watering your outdoor landscape cannot result in runoff outside the landscape
    • When washing vehicles, you need to use a hose with an automatic shutoff nozzle
    • All decorative water fountains/features using potable water need to have a recirculating system

    What’s Required for Business

    • Food service establishments may only serve water to customers upon request
    • Hotels and motels must offer guests the option to not launder towels and linens daily

    What’s Required for the City

    • Ensure new home landscape irrigation complies with Building Standards Commission and Department of Housing and Community Development requirements
    • Stop irrigation of ornamental turf on public street medians with potable water
    • Continue reporting conservation progress to Water Board


    Note that the City will continue to fully enforce these requirements.
     

    Who to call for more information on these regulations, or to report water waste:

    Department of Public Works: (415) 508-2130

     

    Click here to view some Water Conservation Tips and help reduce water use

  • Downtown Brisbane Arial

     Photo by Lee Panza

  • Brisbane Marina

    Photo by Scott Mucci

    Photo by Scott Mucci, Creative Commons Licensed
    www.flickr.com/photos/coda2/2051263136/

  • Mission Blue Butterfly

    Photo by Karen Cunningham, used by permission

  • Houses on the Hill

    Photo by C.J. MacDonald

    Photo by C.J. MacDonald, used by permission
    www.aloftcorp.com

  • 60's Baseball

    60's baseball team

    Contributed by the Brisbane Youth Sports Association (BYSA)

  • Brisbane Derby

    Photo by Lee Panza

    Photo by Lee Panza, used by permission
    http://panza.smugmug.com/

  • The Bay at Sunrise

    Photo by Dee Sano

    Photo by Dee Sano, used by permission
    www.flickr.com/photos/hep/3869840092/