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Reception: "See You at the 7"

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In this exclusive art showcase to the City of Brisbane, the 160 year old 7 Mile House shares never before seen artifacts, maps, photographs, and pages from the first print of their self-published book ‘See You at the 7 - Stories From the Bay Area’s Last Original Mile House’.

The new book on 7 Mile House, Brisbane's oldest establishment and building, celebrates its intriguing history and how it came to be everyone’s favorite home “in the middle of nowhere”.

In 2004, Vanessa Garcia purchased the 7 Mile House, a dark dive in the outskirts of Brisbane, unaware of its history, the countless stories contained within its walls – and that, for the better part of the last 160 years, it was home to thousands of locals and travelers of all colors and persuasions.

The book is co-authored by Vanessa Garcia, and award-winning editor Regina Abuyuan, with a foreword by San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte (Native Son).

A public reception will be held on Wednesday, April 18th from 6:00-8:00pm at City Hall in the Large Conference Room.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Watch City Meetings LIVE and On-Demand

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We want to remind you that anytime a public meeting is taking place, you are able to watch the live stream of it on your computer or mobile device.  From the City's homepage, www.brisbaneca.org, just click on the thumbnail of the Lagoon to be taken to the live streaming page to watch what's currently being broadcast over Ch. 27.  Ch. 27 is the City's Public, Education & Government (PEG) or community access channel, which is used to provide a convenient and information-rich resource for residents to access their city government.  To that end, footage of City Council, Planning Commission, and other local government meetings are streamed live with replays scheduled afterwards, City-sponsored and City co-sponsored events are promoted via the slides, and educational programming and movies that our PEG operator (MCTV) sources are played.

If you happen to miss the live meeting, you can always watch the meeting on-demand via the All Meetings page.  From the City's homepage, www.brisbaneca.org, just click on the thumbnail of the mic with the dais in the background to be taken directly to that page where you can easily search for the meeting you want to view.  (Note: sometimes, due to issues related to Comcast's transmitter, the audio or picture quality may not be very desirable when watching on Comcast/a TV.  For a better viewing experience, we recommend watching a meeting via the live stream).  For any questions related to our PEG channel, of if you have a community event you would like to have advertised on Ch. 27, please contact Senior Management Analyst Caroline Cheung at ccheung@brisbaneca.org .

Join the Green Business Community

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Are you interested in becoming a certified Green Business?

The County's Office of Sustainability will be launching San Mateo County’s very first Green Business Academy with a kickoff workshop on Friday, April 6th at the Burlingame Library.  By participating in their Green Business Academy, businesses receive assistance in implementing measures in the areas of waste and toxin reduction, environmentally preferable purchasing, water and energy conservation and efficiency, and pollution prevention.  Implementing these measures help reduce long-term operating costs while showcasing environmental practices.  Businesses that complete the certification process will be listed on both San Mateo County program’s website as well as the California Green Business Program’s website, which promotes businesses at the state and national level.

The Green Business Academy will consist of 2 workshops:

  • Friday, April 6th – Burlingame Main Library, 10am – noon
  • Friday, May 11th – Burlingame Main Library, 10am - noon

If you have questions, please contact Emi Hashizume at (650) 599-1441 or ehashizume@smcgov.org 

Already know you want to sign up for a workshop?  Register on their Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-business-academy-kickoff-tickets-42153510284

March 2018 STAR Newsletter

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Click here to read the March 2018 STAR Newsletter.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/3/2018


Now Hiring Part-time Positions
Recreation Leader
and Recreation Aide
Apply online at www.calopps.org


Posted 2/28/2018


Adult Oil Painting Class
Starts Tues., Mar. 13th
6-8:30pm, Mission Blue Ctr.
For Info Call: (415) 286-3707


Brisbane Village Helping Hands
Celebrates 2 Years of Service
with a SOCIAL!
Sat., Mar. 3, 3-5pm, Sunrise Rm.


Posted 2/27/2018


Office Hours w/ Councilman Lentz
Wed., Feb 28th, 6:30-8pm
City Hall, Large Conference Rm,
Bring Your Questions!

February 2018 Declared as Black History Month

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At last night's City Council Meeting, Mayor Conway read the below Proclamation, declaring February 2018 as Black History Month.

PROCLAMATION
IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2018

WHEREAS, the City of Brisbane takes pride in joining Americans throughout the country in recognizing February 2018 as Black History Month; and

WHEREAS, Black History Month pays tribute to the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our shared history; and

WHEREAS, our diverse culture enriches and broadens the American experience of which Black heritage is an inseparable part as it weaves throughout our country’s history, profoundly influencing every aspect of our lives; and

WHEREAS, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the founders of Black History Month, selected the Theme for 2018 to be “African Americans in Times of War,” to commemorate the centennial of the end of the First World War in 1918, and honors the roles of African Americans - soldiers, sailors, veterans, and civilians - in every American war, from the Revolutionary War Era to that of the present “War against Terrorism;” and

WHEREAS, we commend the many achievements, successes and contributions of African Americans in all fields of endeavor; and

WHEREAS, we call on the community members of the City of Brisbane to attend several County-wide programs, presentations, art exhibits and health fairs being held to observe Black History month - such as community events hosted by the San Mateo County Libraries, the African American Library Advisory Committee, the San Mateo County History Museum, and the San Mateo County African American Community Initiative.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that on this 15th day of February, 2018, the City of Brisbane does hereby proclaim February 1st – February 28th, 2018, as Black History Month.

Dated this 15th Day of February, 2018          

W. Clarke Conway, Mayor
City of Brisbane

The signed Proclamation is being sent to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).

See the below links for more information on Countywide community events celebrating Black History Month:

ASALH Announces 2018 Black History Theme, African Americans in Times of War

2/17/18 Presentation at the San Mateo Public Library: "African Americans on the Railroad"

San Mateo County Libraries Celebrates Black History Month

San Mateo History Museum Exhibit "Noah's Ark: San Mateo County's Historic Restarant, on Display Now Through 4/15/2018

Hike through the Redwoods and Learn More about Sam McDonald’s Contributions

2/28/2018 Black History Month Silent Disco Event at the College of San Mateo

Signboard Postings

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Posted 2/24/2018


Brisbane Community Pool
Spring Swim Lessons
Registration Now Open!
www.brisbaneca.org


Brisbane Community Pool
Lifeguard Training Class
Fri – Sun, March 23rd-25th
Fri. 6pm-10pm // Sat/Sun 8am-5pm


Posted 2/17/2018


Brisbane Community Pool
Spring Swim Lessons
Registration Now Open!
www.brisbaneca.org


Brisbane Lions Club
Crab Dinner Fundraiser
Sat., Feb. 24th, 6pm, Mission Blue Ctr.
Ticket/Info: (415) 269-7895 or
brisbanelionsclub@gmail.com


Registration Now Open!
Men’s Adult Softball League
Registration Deadline 3/12/18
For More Info: 415-508-2143

City's Fast EV Charger Now Open!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 14, 2018

Media Contact: Caroline Cheung
(415) 508-2157
ccheung@brisbaneca.org 

This morning, on Valentine's Day, a group of a couple dozen EV enthusiasts gathered outside Christie's Donuts at the Brisbane Village Shopping Center to celebrate the grand opening of the City's first fast or Level 3 EV Charging Station, which features a Chargepointe DC Fast Charger.  The station supplies 50kW of power through either a CHAdeMo or Combo Connector, which means that vehicles with fast-charging capabilities can "fill up" in approximately 20 minutes to an hour, a great fit for the station's retail location.  (Please note: only one vehicle can be charged at any given time.  And if your EV needs a Level 2 charger, one can be found at the Brisbane Marina, which a boater actually paid for and installed himself!).

During his comments, Mayor Conway remarked, "We're one of the first cities in the County to install one of these quick-charging EV stations, and locally growing market share and providing mobility for them and supporting local businesses.  So come down here and grab a bite to eat and charge your car at the same time."  As Brisbane resident Luc Deschaumes gave a demonstration of how easy it is to use the Chargepointe app on his phone to locate the station, charge up, and receive a notification when it's time to move on, Mayor Conway added how the City will be providing free charging for sessions up to 45 minutes for the first six months (after which a $5/hr. fee will apply).  The station supports the City's Climate Action goals, and patrons of the station will be driving emissions-free thanks to Peninsula Clean Energy's ECO100 product which provides 100% renewable energy and which the City has proudly opted up to.

Joining Mayor Conway to cut the ribbon were (from L to R): Luc Deschaumes, Adrienne Etherton, Councilmember Karen Cunningham, Brisbane resident and EV early adopter Danny Ames, Open Space and Ecology Committee Members Barbara Ebel and Glenn Fieldman, City Manager Clay Holstine, Past Mayor Lori Liu, and Karen Kinser.

Special thanks goes to Judy Ng, Manager of the Brisbane Village Shopping Center, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District whose grant funds helped fund the charging station, contractor ABM, the City's Open Space and Ecology Committee, city staff, and Sven Thesen, consultant with the California Energy Commission, who provided his knowledge and assistance in helping make this day a reality.

We look forward to doing our part to help reduce emissions in the region!

 

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To view more photos from the event, please click here.

What's Up at Sierra Point?

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If you’ve been out to Sierra Point recently, you’ve probably noticed construction activity near the southern shoreline.

In 2008, the City approved development of a 540,000 square foot research and development complex of 5 buildings, plus a parking garage with a small amount of retail near the Marina.  The site encompasses 22 vacant acres between the Brisbane Marina and the DoubleTree Hotel.  The project developer has applied for building permits to construct the first two buildings.  In preparation, the City has approved site grading and the driving of test piles.  For pedestrian safety, a temporary detour of the Bay Trail has been established to run along Sierra Point Parkway instead of the south shore.  It is expected that the temporary detour will be in place through the Fall of 2018.    

If you have questions, you may contact the Community Development Department at (415) 508-2120, or email Senior Planner Ken Johnson at kjohnson@brisbaneca.org.

Open Seats: Bike/Ped Advisory Committee

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The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) currently has two (2) vacant seats for public members on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).  The two seats up for appointment are available due to the end of the two-year terms.  The BPAC provides advice and recommendations to the C/CAG Board of Directors (Board) on all matters relating to bicycle and pedestrian facilities planning and on the selection of projects for certain state and federal funding.  Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in San Mateo City Hall.  The BPAC has approximately six meetings per year.

The BPAC is a 15 member committee, comprised of both public and elected members.  However, no more than two members can reside in the same jurisdiction. There are currently two members that reside in Redwood City, and as a result, no new members from Redwood City can be appointed.

Please click here to access the application and e-mail it to Sara Muse, Transportation Programs Specialist, at smuse@smcgov.org .  Appointments will be considered at the March 8, 2018 Board meeting.