2017 Council Workplan - Safety

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Residents and visitors will experience a sense of safety.  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 # 5 - Short-Term Rentals

Following study by the Planning Commission in 2015, the City Council requested additional information from staff on the practical and legal ramifications of permitting short-term residential rentals of less than 30 days.  Council liaisons to the Planning Commission met with staff in the spring of 2016 to refine a work program and priorities for a short-term rental permitting program.  Staff anticipates that a preliminary program proposal will be brought back to the full City Council in the fall of 2018.

  • Item #11 - Safe Pedestrian Routes to Schools Plan - DONE

The Complete Streets Safety Committee developed a Safe Pedestrian Routes to Schools Plan, which was adopted by Council in December 2014.  The plan will improve pedestrian routes to BES and Lipman by clearing sidewalk obstructions, installing ramps and high visibility crosswalks, and installing 15 mile per hour speed limits in school zones.  The plan includes education and enforcement by the Brisbane Police Dept. of components such as parking practices that block pedestrian routes.

  • Item #12 - Airport Noise

On 11/16/15, Congressional Reps. Eshoo, Farr, and Speier released to the public the FAA’s response to congressional inquiries about aircraft noise, which is a plan of action titled, FAA Initiative to Address Noise Concerns.  The report is a compilation of ideas that were offered by the public regarding SFO, as well as requests made by the SFO Airport Community Roundtable.  Additionally, the Concerned Citizens of Brisbane drafted a letter in response to the FAA Initiative and sent it to the FAA; the City Council followed up by sending a separate letter supporting the Concerned Citizens’ letter.

In November of 2016, the SFO Roundtable submitted a response to the FAA Initiative to Address Noise Concerns.  Councilmember Lentz, former Chair of the SFO Roundtable, also submitted this letter in support of the SFO Airport/Community Roundtable's response.  Workshop video recordings and latest news regarding Airport Noise are available on the City’s website here.

Three additional temporary noise monitors were placed in Brisbane by the SFO Noise Abatement Office in January 2017 which collected more specific data for two weeks, in addition to the continuing permanent monitor near Kings Rd.  The locations of the temporary noise monitors were at Lipman Middle School and two sites on the Ridge.  A report was received in April 2017 regarding the noise impacts that the four noise monitors recorded in Brisbane, which the Airport Noise Subcommittee reviewed at their May 1, 2017 meeting.  The Subcommittee met again on June 12, 2017 where Bert Ganoung of the SFO Aircraft Noise Abatement Office said he would secure two monitors in the next few months, recommending they be placed at Mission Blue and Lipman, away from HVAC.  When concluded, Ganoung will only provide the raw data, not a complex report.  Ganoung also said he had sent TRACON a request to increase the elevation of the airplanes.


(Last updated: September 1, 2017)