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List of Qualified Contractors

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The City of Brisbane is inviting licensed contractors to submit the name of their firm to the City for inclusion on its 2011-2012 List of Qualified Contractors.  Depending on your firm's classification, your firm will receive Notices inviting Informal Bids as projects come forward.  Please see the required application form by clicking here (found on the Public Works Applications and Forms page).

Sand Bags Available

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One can never be too prepared!  Sand bags are now available atop two palettes outside the gate of the Public Works Corp Yard, located at the intersection of Tunnel Ave. and Lagoon Rd.  Each sand bag weighs approximately 15 lbs. and are free for the taking.  So please stop by and pick up the amount you need...more will be made by the Public Works crew as necessary to ensure the community has what it needs to guard against flooding during the rainy season.  And, the below pics illustrate how Dolan, Joe, and Keegan from the PW crew got sand bag-making down to a simple, easy process -- with the help of some safety cones acting as pastry bags.  Now, that's creative.  Good work, guys!

 

Adult Oil Painting Class

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This is a new class being offered by the Brisbane Parks & Recreation Department, starting on Wednesday January 19th and taking place weekly through February 23rd.  The class will be held at Mission Blue Center, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, and instructed by Michael Rodman, a Brisbane resident since the 50's and who painted the San Francisco cityscape oil painting above.  Michael has studied with the best working artists for the past 15 years, from the Scottsdale School of Art to the Academy of Art in San Francisco.  Click here to register online.  For more information about this class, please call Recreation Supervisor Russ Carmick at 415-508-2143 or e-mail him at rcarmick@ci.brisbane.ca.us.

Remembering Our Veterans

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Veterans' Day provides us with the chance to mark the debt of honor we owe to all those who have worn the uniform of the United States. We remember those who gave their lives beneath our flag, in service of our freedom.

Today, if you can, please take a moment to offer your gratitude for the families of the veterans and active service members that you know. Or go online to serve.gov to find out how you can serve military families who would greatly appreciate your remembrance of them.

Additionally, yesterday was the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, which was first established on November 10, 1775.  Click here to go to the Marine Corps' website and view a commemorative video of this very special occassion.

Thank you to all our service men and women -- your courage in the face of adversity is a model for us all.

Opening on Planning Commission

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Ever want to see what serving on a public commission was like?  Well here is your chance.  Approximately one year remains on former Planning Commissioner Theresa Maturo's term and the City Council is now accepting applications for this position.  Once this one-year term expires, the City Council will begin the recruitment process for a full, 4-year term.  Click here to learn more about the primary duties of the Planning Commission.  If you are interested in applying for this one-year term, please contact Sheri Spediacci at 415-508-2113 or send her an e-mail at cityclerk@ci.brisbane.ca.us.  The deadline to apply is 5:00pm, November 15, 2010.

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With the new website being just a few weeks old, we've been adding helpful tidbits to it here and there to make it as useful a tool as possible.  One of those items is the "Printer-friendly version" link you'll see near the top of every page on the website, sans the homepage.  This will make it easy to print meeting agendas, and any other pages of interest...for instance, the previous post about the Annual Winter Clean Up (maybe you can print the page so you have all this important information handy).  This option will save you a load of ink, as it gets rid of the background image.  So hold on longer to those ink cartridges, and go printer-friendly!

Nov. 2nd Election Results

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Election results are updated as often as new data is received from county election offices after the polls closed at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. County elections officials must report their final results to the Secretary of State 31 days after Election Day, which for this election is December 3.  Therefore, view the "semi-official results" by clicking here.

Looks like the incumbents that represented Brisbane before Election Day will continue to do so, with Jackie Speier winning in the 12th Congressional District, Leeland Yee in the 8th Senate District, and Jerry Hill in the 19th Assembly District.  Additionally, Ken Walker, Leo Tingin, and Thomas Ledda were elected to the Brisbane School District Governing Board.

Lastly, if you'd like to see an overview of the nine statewide ballot measure voters weighed in on this November, with 5 failing and 4 passing, click here.

Get Informed

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If you're a Comcast subscriber, you may be aware of the government-access channel, Ch. 27.  On it, public meetings such as City Council, Planning Commission, Open Space & Ecology, and Parks, Beaches, & Recreation Commission meetings are shown.  Often, they are replayed in case you happened to miss the live meeting.  In addition, the City tries to provide educational programming in the slots that public meetings aren't being played.  For instance, one of the programs now playing on Ch. 27 is "What Every President Should Know About Energy Efficiency, Part 1".   In it, a physics professor explains what every US President should know about energy. How do the global issues of climate change and energy security impact U.S. efforts toward gaining energy efficiencies and conservation of resources? The CA PUC commissioner relates how California utilities are achieving energy efficiencies.  Check the programming schedule for when it airs next, and maybe you'll like it so much, you'll want to check out Part 2, which airs next Monday, November 8th.  And, as always, Ch. 27 streams live on the City's website, just in case you don't subscribe to Comcast.

Baylands Specific Plan

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In May 2010, the applicant (UPC) presented an overview of a proposed update to their Baylands Specific Plan submittal. UPC submitted today an updated Baylands Specific Plan Executive Summary and Appendix. It is anticipated the applicant will be submitting the remainder of the updated specific plan document in the next 30 - 60days. 

The City will be publishing an updated environmental impact report Notice of Preparation (NOP) within the next few weeks. The NOP identifies topics to be studied in the forthcoming Environmental Impact Report. The NOP will be posted on the City’s website when available and e-mail notification of the NOP publication will be provided.  If you would like to be notified when the NOP is ready, please send an e-mail to planning@ci.brisbane.ca.us and request to be added to the Baylands e-mail distribution list.

2010 State of the City

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On Tuesday, October 26th, the State of the City Address was given by Mayor W. Clarke Conway at the Radisson Hotel in Brisbane.  The event was sponsored by Seton Medical Center in conjunction with the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce, and Larry Purcell, Vice President of Purcell Murray Company and Chairman of the Chamber, served as Master of Ceremonies.  Seven packed tables came to hear what was in store for Brisbane's future, and to hear about some of the projects completed in the last year.  If you weren't able to be there, and don't subscribe to Comcast to catch a replay on Ch. 27, then scroll on below and watch it here.