2017 Council Workplan - Economic Development

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Brisbane will work with the businesses and residents to provide for economic vitality/diversity.  The following items are numbered how they appear in the full Workplan, and are not in any particular or rank order | Back to 2017 Council Workplan landing page.


  • Item #6 - Sierra Point Design/Development Strategy

City efforts to enliven and promote public activity at Sierra Point have been ongoing for many years.  Toward this end, on February 2, 2017 the City Council approved a revised Development Agreement with the developers of the Opus Office Complex at 3000-3500 Marina Boulevard, Sierra Point.  Under the terms of the Development Agreement, the expiration date of the Office Complex project approvals was extended from 2022 to 2027.  In exchange, the developer will install solar generation facilities on the roof of the planned parking structure, relinquish their long-term ground lease over City-owned 3.4 acre Parcel R near the Marina, and pay fees to the City for unspecified future public improvements to Parcel R.  This provides an exciting opportunity for the City to transform Parcel R and put it to beneficial public use.  The City Council will undertake a separate process to determine how and when to improve Parcel R for public use. 

  • Item #15 - Public Arts Ordinance - DONE

In November of 2012, the City Council directed the Parks and Recreation Commission to draft an ordinance, which the Public Art Funding Subcommittee did with assistance from staff and the City Attorney.  It was determined that the ordinance itself would be more of a shell, talking about how revenues are taken in, with the Implementation Guidelines done as a separate document, which would give the Council the most amount of flexibility to make changes if needed rather than go through an ordinance method.  The ordinance was approved in October of 2014 and the Public Art Funding Subcommittee then drafted the Implementation Guidelines.  The Guidelines were reviewed by a citizen committee for feedback before going to the Parks and Recreation Commission for their review in February of 2017.  Ultimately, the Implementation Guidelines went before the Council at their meeting of July 20, 2017 where they were unanimously approved.

  • Item #16 - Economic Development Workplan

The Economic Development Subcommittee meets on a monthly basis and receives a report from the Economic Development Director.  They have a fairly lengthy workplan themselves, centered on attraction and retention of businesses in Brisbane.

  •  Item #17 - High Speed Rail

It is anticipated that the High Speed Rail Authority will be publishing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) sometime in 2018, where they have identified two alternative sites on the Baylands – one east and one west of the Caltrain line – for a maintenance yard.  Staff will be monitoring its release.
  • Item #18 - 2017 California Legislation

With the CA State Legislature in session until mid-September, staff is monitoring any draft bills that could affect Brisbane in relation to housing issues and bills specific to the Brisbane Baylands.  Link to the 2017 Tentative Legislative Calendar.


(Last updated: September 1, 2017)