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Draft Parkside Plan Released!

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The Draft Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan (Parkside Plan) has been released! The Planning Commission hosted an introductory workshop to the Draft Plan at their regular meeting on June 22nd. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Draft Plan at a special meeting on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall.

Check out the Draft Plan on the Parkside Plan Documents webpage. Hard copies of the Draft Plan are available to review at City Hall and the Brisbane Library (not available for checkout). You may purchase a hard copy of the Draft Plan for $5 at City Hall.

All documents related to the Parkside Plan process, including analyses of economic conditions, preferred land use scenarios,  community workshop summaries, and more are also available on the Parkside Plan Documents webpage.

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Posted 6/25/2017


Register: Citywide Yard Sale!
Early-bird Rate: $25, ends 7/15
Actual Sale: Sat, 7/29, 9am-3pm
More Info/Register: www.fobl.info


Posted 6/24/2017


Lattes with Lori
Re: Housing at the Baylands
Sun, June 25th @ 9am
Madhouse Coffee


Star City Music Festival
Sat., July 8th, 11am-Dusk
Music, Food, Kids Activities & More!
Tickets online @ starcityfest.com


Posted 6/22/2017



Habitat Restoration Event
Sat., June 24th, 9am-1pm
Costaños Canyon
Volunteer & Make a Difference!


Annual Wildland Evacuation Drill
Sat., June 24th, 9am-Noon
10 Fire Companies & CDF Chopper
Practicing for a Fire Emergency


Posted 6/19/2017


Draft Parkside Plan
Thurs., June 22nd at City Hall
Open House at 7pm
Workshop at 7:30pm


Habitat Restoration Event
Sat., June 24th, 9am-1pm
Costaños Canyon
Volunteer & Make a Difference!

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Posted 6/17/2017


NEW Kite Festival
at the Marina!
Saturday, June 24th, 1pm
FREE! Bring Your Own Kite!


Lattes with Lori
Re: Housing at the Baylands
Wed, 6/21 @ 10am & Sun, 6/25 @ 9am
Madhouse Coffee


Posted 6/15/2017


Congratulations
Brisbane Pirates Baseball
SSF Pony 2017 Champions!


Posted 6/13/2017


The Collective Camp – ROAR
M-F / 6AM / 30 MIN+
Women 18yrs+
STARTS MONDAY JUNE 26th!


Baylands Speaker Forum
Thursday, June 15th, 6:30pm
City Hall, Community Meeting Room

 

Baylands Speaker Forum

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On June 15, 2017 a Baylands Speaker Forum took place at City Hall, bringing together experts in the fields of conservation planning, ecological restoration, Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building, renewable energy generation, transportation planning, and site remediation.  Please find below the two video files and the evening's schedule:

 

6:30 pm

5 mins

Welcome from Mayor Lori Liu

6:35 pm

15 mins

Welcome from Ben Cohn, District Representative, Office of Assemblymember Kevin Mullin

 

6:50 – 7:00 pm

10 mins

Introduction to the Workshop

Andrea Traber, Moderator, Sr. Principal, Integral Group

·         Sustainable Design Framework

·         Approach to this session

7:00 – 7:30 pm

30 mins

Session 1—Integrating Natural and Urban Systems

Josiah Cain, Director of Innovation, Sherwood Design Engineers

·         Integrating Natural and Urban Systems

·         Adapting to climate change

·         Planning for Zero Water

7:30 – 8:15 pm

45 mins

Session 2—Elements of a Sustainable Development

Andrea Traber, Sr. Principal, Integral Group

·         Zero Net Energy/Carbon Building and Emerging Technologies

Jessica Alba, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard

·         Sustainable Transportation Planning

Rick Williams, Partner, Van Meter Williams Pollack

·         Role of Housing in Sustainable Development

8:15 – 8:30 pm

15 mins

Break

8:30 – 9:15 pm

45 mins

Session 3—Site Remediation

Sarah Sieloff, Executive Director, Center for Creative Land Recycling

Markus Niebanck, Principal, Amicus Strategic Environmental Consulting

o    How clean is clean enough? (concepts of risk-based cleanup standards and other types of standards being used nationally and internationally)

o    Site Remediation technologies

o    Landfill closure technologies

o    Examples of successful remediation/landfill closures

9:15 – 9:30 pm

15 mins

Wrap Up

Star City Music Festival - Coming July 8th!

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Check out the new promo video!

Get your tickets today at www.starcityfest.com !

Congrats, Brisbane Pirates

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Congratulations to the Brisbane Pirates who brought the Championship title back to Brisbane last weekend!  They earned the top seat in the South San Francisco league and certainly have made Brisbane proud!  A huge thanks to head coaches Dustin Cohn and Todd Curtis as well as all the supporting coaching staff for a great season.

Congratulations
Brisbane Pirates Baseball
SSF Pony 2017 Champions!

Come cheer on the Brisbane Pirates as they are recognized by the City Council at the beginning of their regular August 17th Council Meeting.

June is Pet Preparedness Month

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June marks National Pet Preparedness Month and is a perfect opportunity for you to learn how to plan for your pet’s safety during an emergency event.

If you need to evacuate your home for any reason do not forget to plan for your furry, scaly, or feathered friends.  The Ready Campaign offers guidance and tips with regard to:

 

  • Making a pet emergency plan.
  • Preparing shelter for your pet.
  • Protecting your pet during a disaster and caring for them afterwards.
  • Tips for large animals.

Learn more about how to prepare your pet(s) for emergency situations at www.ready.gov/animals. If you would like to help spread the word about National Pet Preparedness Month via your social networks, check out Ready’s Pet Preparedness Social Media Toolkit for additional information.

 

Find your PCE Savings

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Check out the video below, produced by San Mateo County's official electricity provider Peninsula Clean Energy, to help you read your PG&E bill and calculate your monthly savings!

June 2017 Marina News

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Click here to read the June 2017 Marina Newsletter

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Posted 6/10/2017


Office Hours w/ Councilman Lentz
Wed., June 14th, 6-7:30pm
City Hall, Large Conference Rm.
Bring Your Questions!


Posted 6/6/2017


Donate to Concerts in the Park!
There is Still Time to Join with
Your Fellow Community Members
More Info: 415-657-4321


Register Now!
Summer Camps & Swim Lessons
Week 1 Begins June 19th
Registration Deadline June 14th

"We Are Still In" Open Letter

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2017

CONTACT: Ben Rubin | brubin@climatenexus.org | 917-749-3694

**Press Call To Be Held 11 AM on 6/6 | Join Online**

Leaders in U.S. Economy Say “We Are Still In” on Paris Climate Agreement

Climate Declaration Represents 120 Million Americans and $6.2 Trillion of the U.S. Economy

 

Washington DC – A grand total of 1,219 governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities from across the U.S. or with significant operations in the U.S., representing the broadest cross section of the American economy yet assembled in pursuit of climate action, today declared their intent to continue to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions. 

Together, these leaders are sending a strong signal to the international community and the 194 other parties to the Paris Agreement about the continued commitment of the United States to ambitious action on climate change absent leadership at the federal level. In the aggregate, the signatories are delivering concrete emissions reductions that will help meet America's emissions pledge under the Paris Agreement.

Signatories include leaders from 125 cities, 9 states, 902 businesses and investors, and 183 colleges and universities. Participating cities and states represent 120 million Americans and contribute $6.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, and include Oregon and cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Houston as well as smaller cities like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Dubuque, Iowa. A mixture of private universities, state schools and community colleges, both small and large, have added their institutions to the statement. In total the undersigned businesses and investors account for a total annual revenue of $1.4 trillion and include over 20 Fortune 500 companies, including Apple, eBay, Gap Inc., Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Nike, in addition to hundreds of small businesses, have also signed the statement.

The statement calls the Trump administration’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the climate accord “a grave mistake that endangers the American public and hurts America’s economic security and diplomatic reputation.” The signers all understand that the Paris Agreement is a blueprint for job creation, stability and global prosperity and that accelerating the United States’ clean energy transition is an opportunity – not a liability – to create jobs, spur innovation, promote trade and ensure American competitiveness. By declaring that “we are still in,” the signatories are putting the best interests of their constituents, customers, students and communities first while assuring the rest of the world that American leadership on climate change extends well beyond the federal government.

In addition to this statement, since President Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, at minimum 211 Climate Mayors have adopted the Paris Agreement goals for their cities, currently 13 Governors have formed the bipartisan Governor’s Climate Alliance, and at least 17 governors have released individual statements standing by Paris. Today’s statement embraces this rapidly growing movement of subnational and civil society leaders, by announcing that not only are these leaders stepping forward, they are stepping forward together.

To view the full statement, quotes and list of signatories, visit: www.WeAreStillIn.com

A press call will be held at 11 am on 6/6 to discuss We Are Still In and will include a reporter Q&A. Join online or by phone: +1-408-638-0968, Webinar ID: 651-170-500.

Festival Tree Pruning

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During the week of June 5th, you can expect to see Humboldt Tree Service conducting some much-needed maintenance and pruning on the festival tree in the Community Park.  

Working from the top down, dead branches will be removed and others trimmed back to make the tree more symmetrical in appearance overall.  This type of trimming will reduce the general width of the tree by about one third, with most of the reduction being from the mid-section down, although the tree will remain the same height.  Pruning will encourage new growth on the tree and improve its overall appearance.

We thank you for your patience as the festival tree undergoes a makeover! 

 

Letter from Mayor Lori Liu 6-1-2017

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Yesterday, President Trump announced the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015.  Click on the image below to read a letter from Mayor Lori Liu, which expresses the City's committment to curbing global warming as we work together to support, lead, and uphold the commitments to the goals and measures of our Climate Action Plan.

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Posted 6/2/2017


City of Brisbane – Now Hiring
Office Asst. – Police Records
Part-Time/Temporary
Apply by 6/19, www.CalOpps.org


Posted 5/31/2017


Brisbane’s Got Talent Show!
Friday, June 2nd @ 6pm
Mission Blue Center
Free Event for All Ages!


Water Bills
Due June 5th
Pay Online at
www.brisbaneca.org/utilities

 

 

Shrinking Shores Event in Half Moon Bay

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Please join Sea Change San Mateo County for an informational event about sea level rise at Poplar Beach, hosted by the County of San Mateo and the City of Half Moon Bay.  The event is one of many events around the state that will be held in anticipation of World Oceans Day, (June 8), a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.

At Poplar Beach on June 3, beachgoers will see a dramatic illustration about predicted ocean levels through the end of the century.  Temporary signs will be placed into the sand and on the bluffs to depict scenarios of future sea level rise and bluff erosion.  The City and County will staff a booth near the Poplar Beach parking lot where visitors can get information, ask questions, and learn about the science behind the predicted changes.  Poplar Beach is located at the end of Poplar Street, past Railroad Avenue in Half Moon Bay.

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Posted 5/25/2017


Complete Streets Safety Committee Vacancies
Applications Now Being Accepted
Deadline: Fri., 6/30 @ 1pm
More Info: www.brisbaneca.org


It’s Fire Season
Please Cut & Remove
All Dry Weeds
From Your Property


Posted 5/24/2017


P&R Commission Vacancy
Applications Now Being Accepted
Deadline: Fri., 6/30 @ 1pm
More Info: www.brisbaneca.org


O Hina’aro Nui – Tahitian Dance
Anniversary Show & Fundraiser
Sat., June 3rd, 6:30pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Tickets $25 at the Door

Fresh Fish Coming to Farmers Market

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UPDATE: Tuesday, 5/31 - There will be plenty of black cod steaks and fillets as well as cold cured black cod and fresh anchovies.  Contact Maynard for more info or to place your order: (858) 248-7391.

UPDATE: Friday, 5/26 - Maynard said that the farmers market was a success and that they SOLD OUT!  Thank you for the local support!

UPDATE: Tuesday, 5/23 - Maynard will have a one-time introductory price of $9/lb. for fresh black cod or miso butter fish fillets and steaks.  He will also have fish heads and collars available for around $4/lb.

At yesterday's Farmers Market, Capt. Maynard Webb of Dragon Baby Seafood had his tent set up and talked to folks passing by to see if they would be interested in him bringing fresh fish to next week's market.  There were enough people who expressed an interest in his fish, so he'll be back on Thursday, May 25th -- be sure to pay Maynard a visit if you're interested in trying out his fresh, local ocean fish!  In the meantime, check out this video produced by a customer of his and see for yourself how fresh Maynard's product is (and how hard a fisherman works!):

 

Serve Your Community & Make a Difference

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Looking to make a difference?  The City is accepting applications through June 30, 2017 for one seat on its Parks and Recreation Commission, one seat on its Planning Commission, and up to four seats on its Complete Streets Safety Committee.  Applications are available for download below or by calling Ingrid Padilla at (415) 508-2113.  Applications must be e-mailed to cityclerk@ci.brisbane.ca.us or delivered to Ingrid Padilla at 50 Park Place, Brisbane by Friday, June 30th at 1:00pm.

Complete Streets Safety Committee Application Form

Parks and Recreation Commission Application Form

Planning Commission Application Form

If you have youth in your household, the Parks and Recreation Dept. is looking to activate its Youth Advisory Committee (YAC).  Below is a short PSA that Lipman 8th Graders recently recorded as part of their Students in Business & Government Day at City Hall.

Thank you for considering serving your community!

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Posted 5/20/2017


Office Hours w/ Councilman Lentz
Wed., May 24th, 6-7:30pm
City Hall, Large Conference Rm.
Bring Your Questions!


City of Brisbane
Planning Commissioner Needed
Deadline: June 30th
To Apply call City Clerk at 415-508-2113


Posted 5/15/2017


Brisbane Dance Workshop Presents
Wendy & Peter
Sat/Sun, May 20th and 21st
www.brisbanedanceworkshop.org


Silverspot Fundraiser
Trivia Night is Back!
Fri., May 19th, 7pm-9pm
Eagles Club, 185 Visitacion

3 Feet for Safety Act

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Since September 2014, it has been State law (California Vehicle Code section 21760) for drivers to maintain a minimum 3-foot buffer when passing a bicyclist in the same direction.  The law is designed to reduce car-bicycle crashes by reminding drivers to give bicyclists more safe space when passing.  A 3-foot passing distance gives bicyclists, motorists and law enforcement a clear sense of what is safe.  If you’re unsure about whether or not you’re giving a bicyclist enough space, it’s best to change lanes before passing them.  For more information about this State law, please visit https://bikeeastbay.org/GiveMeThree.

The Brisbane Police Department also made a video to explain this law.  Check it out on their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BrisbanePD .

 

Follow Brisbane PD on Twitter

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The Brisbane Police Department earlier today set up a Twitter account!  If you're on Twitter, be sure to follow them at @brisbanepd_ca (or you can type "Brisbane" into Twitter's search box and their logo should pop up).  This is where BPD plans to keep the community informed with breaking news and provide relevant updates so that residents have the latest information.  They also have a Facebook page and Instagram (@brisbaneca_pd), in case you prefer those platforms instead!  (Please note: BPD will not be updating their Facebook and Instagram pages as frequently as their Twitter page in the event of an emergency).  We hope you can join the conversation online today!

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Posted 5/14/2017


BBCAG Spring Meeting
Tues. 5/16, 7-9PM
Tank Farm, VWR, Schlage Update
250 Visitacion Ave.


Posted 5/10/2017


Play Soccer in Brisbane
Register online at…
www.brisbanesoccer.org


Brisbane’s Got Talent!
June 2nd @ Mission Blue
Apply to Participate Today!
www.starcityfest.com

SamTrans Summer Youth Pass on Sale 5/21

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Hey Mom & Dad ... avoid the hassle of having to drive the kids everywhere.  Get them their own set of wheels this summer with the SamTrans Summer Youth Pass.  Let SamTrans take your kids to their favorite places in San Mateo County and the Coastside. For $40, your kids 18 and younger get unlimited rides on any SamTrans route all summer - from June 1 through Aug. 31. It’s one of the best summertime bargains for kids and teens! And parents, you save $41 compared to buying three Youth Monthly passes.  Get the passes online at www.samtrans.com/syp starting May 21st!

Construction on Bayshore Now Starts 5/1

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UPDATE: Thursday, May 11, 12:30pm - The Cold In-Place Recycling contractor is on schedule to complete their resurfacing work by the end of today.  Crews will return next week to stripe the roadway.  Please note: the posted speed limit in the construction area is 25 mph.  We're nearing the end of this project - thank you to the public for your patience as this project is completed!  Should you have any questions about the work, please contact the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

UPDATE: Thursday, May 4, 10:30am - The most impactful part of the paving work on Bayshore has been completed early, thanks to the nice, warm weather we've experienced this week!  Crews will still be on-site today and tomorrow as well as next week to complete the work and stripe the roadway.  Thanks for your patience!

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Cold In-Place Recycling work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 1st.

The City’s contractor, Interstate Grading and Paving, and their subcontractor, Pavement Recycling Systems, are scheduled to begin the Cold-in-Place Recycling (CIR) work on Bayshore Blvd. from approximately 600 ft. south of Old County Road to the southern city limits, starting next Monday, May 1st.  Because of the curing time required for this sustainable, greenhouse gas emission-reducing method of rehabilitating existing deteriorated pavement, we have allowed the contractor to close the lane they are working in from the hours of 7 am to 6 pm.  Typically, we only allow lane closures on Bayshore Blvd. outside of commute times, i.e. between 9 am and 4 pm, so we do anticipate some delays, and are encouraging motorists to use alternate routes if possible.  The CIR work is anticipated to take four to five days, one day or morning to test their method, and one day for each of the travel lanes on Bayshore (two each northbound and two each southbound).
 
The CIR operation requires a “train” of several piece of equipment that is approximately 150 ft. in length (see right).  When this “train” crosses the intersections of Bayshore Blvd. and San Bruno Ave., traffic will be delayed for a period of time.  Again, we encourage people to take alternate routes should they not wish to be delayed.
 
Emergency access will be provided as needed.

Thank you for your patience as this project is completed.  The result will be a nice, smooth, and nicely-surfaced Bayshore Blvd.!

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Posted 5/5/2017


City of Brisbane – Now Hiring
Community Development Technician
Apply by May 22, 2017
www.CalOpps.org


Bike to Work Day
Thursday, May 11th
Info: www.commute.org


Posted 5/3/2017


Bike Rodeo
Saturday, May 6, 9am-Noon
Brisbane Elementary School

May 2017 Marina News

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 Click here to read the May 2017 Marina Newsletter

New Baylands Hearing Date of 6-7-17

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The Brisbane City Council’s meeting schedule has changed and the Council has newly scheduled the Baylands Public Hearing of June 7, 2017 to allow for the applicant and community groups to make presentations regarding the Baylands before the City Council considers making its recommendation.  The hearing will now be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 6:00pm-10:30pm in the Community Meeting Room at Brisbane City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane.

The request deadline for prospective presenters has also been extended.  All parties interested in making a formal presentation before the City Council should contact Ingrid Padilla, City Clerk, by 5:00pm on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  The City requests that interested presenters provide an estimate of how long their presentation will be.  Depending on the number of presenters, presentation length may need to be modified to accommodate all interested parties.  Ingrid Padilla can be reached at ipadilla@ci.brisbane.ca.us or (415) 508-2113.

Firth Canyon Restoration

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The City's land restoration contractor, Shelterbelt, will be removing invasives from Firth Canyon, beginning Monday May 1st - 19th.  There will be a crew and equipment in the area during that time while their work is being completed.  They will be removing invasive plant species such as broom, ivy, and cherry plum brush, as well as installing erosion control.  We do not foresee Shelterbelt's work causing any disruptions, but should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

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