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Baylands Specific Plan Notice of EIR Preparation and Scoping Meeting

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Notice is officially given today, February 20, 2020, that the City of Brisbane will be the Lead Agency in preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Brisbane Baylands Specific Plan. The City is interested in your input on the scope of the EIR for the Baylands.

The applicant for the Specific Plan, Baylands Development Inc. (previously Universal Paragon Corporation or UPC) is proposing development of up to 2,200 residential units and 7 million square feet of commercial use, along with an acquisition of an annual water supply of 2,400 acre-feet from the Oakdale Irrigation District. A summary description of the project, its location, background, and the potential environmental effects to be addressed in the EIR can be found here and on the Baylands microsite.

The City of Brisbane is requesting written comments on the scope and content of the EIR, which may be sent to:

John Swiecki, AICP
Community Development Director
City of Brisbane
50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005
Email: baylands@brisbaneca.org
Fax: (415) 467-5547

Due to the time limits mandated by State law, comments must be sent at the earliest possible date but no later than 30 days from today, February 20, 2020. Therefore, the review period for the Baylands NOP will last through Friday, March 20, 2020.

A Scoping Meeting to solicit input from public agencies, organizations, and members of the public regarding the scope and content of the EIR will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 starting at 7pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane. The meeting will be recorded & accessible afterwards on the City's YouTube channel, @BrisbaneCA.

Application Deadline EXTENDED to Serve Your Community

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Park and Rec Commission


The City Council at their January 16, 2020 meeting agreed to extend the application deadline for residents to apply for a City Commission or Committee, in case the holidays got in the way of anyone wanting to do so.  The Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission do receive a small stipend.  If you or anyone you know is interested in applying, please make sure applications are submitted by 8pm on Wednesday, February 19th!  See below for descriptions and applications for the various Commissions/Committees:

Planning Commission
The Planning Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council on re-zonings and amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and the City's General Plan. The Commission typically reviews and acts upon applications for Use Permits, Design Permits, Variances and Sign Permits.

The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m.  Three - 4-year terms ending in 2024 are available to apply for.

Parks and Recreation Commission
The Parks and Recreation Commission provides advice to the City Council regarding the Parks & Recreation Department, gather community opinions, needs and perceptions regarding recreational opportunities, and tackle special projects such as Day in the Park and the Festival of Lights.

This Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Four - 4-year terms ending in 2024 are available to apply for.

Complete Streets Safety Committee
The Complete Streets Safety Committee considers issues affecting pedestrians (including the different needs of children, seniors, youth, and families), bicyclists, persons with disabilities, motorists, movers of commercial goods, and users and operators of public transportation.

The Complete Streets Safety Committee meets on the 1st Monday of each month @ 6:30 p.m. Two- 4-year terms ending in Jan 2024 are available to apply for. 

Open Space and Ecology Committee
The primary responsibility of the Open Space and Ecology Committee is to make recommendations to the City Council on the implementation of relevant programs and policies of the Open Space and Conservation Elements as well as the sustainability parts of the Local Economic Development chapter of the General Plan. That responsibility includes preparing drafts of the relevant, regular reports called for in the General Plan, such as the annual report on the status of open space.

The Open Space and Ecology Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Two– 4-year terms ending in 2024 are available to apply for.

Public Art Advisory Committee
The Public Art Advisory Committee is responsible for reviewing and making decisions on conceptual design plans submitted by a developer of a project subject to the public art requirement. The Public Art Advisory Committee will also meet to review the balance of funds in the Public Art Fund, ensure all public art projects meet the program criteria and guidelines for selection before submittal of the Final Design Plan to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

The Committee will meet at least once a year (then on an on needed basis) to review money available for public art and to make a recommendation to the Commission on its use. Three -2-year terms ending in 2022 are available to apply. At least one Committee Member needs to be professionally engaged in the art community and at least one Committee Member must be an employee or owner of a business located within Brisbane.


Click on the link below for the applications. For more information contact: Ingrid Padilla, City Clerk, at 415-508-2113 or cityclerk@ci.brisbane.ca.us

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, January 10, 2020 at 1:00pm.

Completed applications can be emailed to cityclerk@ci.brisbane.ca.us or delivered in person to City Hall at 50 Park Place.

Parks and Recreation Commission Application Form

Planning Commission Application Form

Complete Streets Safety Committee Application Form

Open Space and Ecology Committee Application Form

Public Art Advisory Committee Application Form

February 2020 Marina News

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marinalogo Click here to read the February 2020 Marina Newsletter

Safety Upgrades to Fire Hydrants

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fire hydrant safety featureOver the next 6 months, Public Works will be upgrading the visibility of all 246 of the City’s fire hydrants, and color-coding the hydrants so that responding fire engines know the hydrants' flow capacity.  As shown in the photo, every hydrant will have a reflective color-coded marker placed behind the cap on the large (“pumper”) outlet.  The blue marker indicates the hydrant is connected to water zones capable of providing more than 1,500 gallons per minute of flow.

For each of the City's 54 painted hydrants - that are also connected to the City's water system - a tall, reflective flag will be attached to the smaller (“hose”) nozzle.  This will allow the hydrants to be quickly located during low visibility, and will allow the continued painting of hydrants with non-reflective paint while still providing quick location identification for our firefighters and those assisting from other cities during times of mutual aid.

Have you ever wanted to paint or restore one of Brisbane’s fire hydrants? The Parks and Recreation Department organizes a Fire Hydrant Painting & Restoration Weekend every two years, usually in the springtime.  The next one is coming up next year, in 2021.  So keep that period in mind and be sure to sign up early when registration opens – they go fast!  Thank you for all that have lent your artistic talents to bring these hydrants to whimsical life!

Use GORequest to Report Service Requests to the City

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For the past several years, the City has been using GORequest to receive, track, and file service requests.  Download their app for free to report any issues you see around town on your smartphone.  After downloading it, turn on Location Services, and start reporting.  It's that simple!