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Let's Go Solar Together Brisbane!

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Peninsula SunShares is nearing its July 31st registration deadline and the City of Brisbane would like to encourage community members to sign up to find out if solar could be a good fit for your home.

The program launched in April and over the last four months more than 715 homeowners have enrolled.  To date there are 100 projects being installed throughout the Bay Area totaling 440 kilowatts of reliable solar power.  If you're curious where Brisbane stands, 25 homes have registered for the program and 8 systems have already been installed or are pending installation!  The final deadline to take advantage of the program’s reduced pricing is the end of August when all contracts must be signed.

Together, we’re creating a planet run by the sun - faster!

Installing solar not only helps to support local greenhouse gas reduction and air quality goals that the City of Brisbane is working to achieve, but also helps you lock in low electricity rates for the next 20 years.  Sounds pretty good, right?  No wonder solar is the fastest growing source of energy in the U.S.

The City of Brisbane is participating in Peninsula SunShares with neighboring communities to pool the power of our community to get more competitive pricing from solar companies, while reducing the complexity of going solar.

If you live in the greater Bay Area and are a homeowner, you are eligible to participate.  Learn more by visiting the program website:

Next Steps: 

  1. Sign up to receive a no-cost proposal from one of the program’s pre-selected contractors by July 31st.
  2. If you decide to move forward with your solar installation, sign your contract by August 31st to take advantage of federal tax credits that expire soon and the discounted program pricing.
  3. Help spread the word! More participants mean a better deal for you and more reliable solar power for our community.

2014 Water Quality Report

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A few months ago you may have noticed a 1/3 sheet of paper included with your water/sewer bill announcing the release of the 2014 Consumer Confidence Report/Water Quality Report.  The purpose of this annual report is to raise customers' awareness of where their drinking water comes from, the quality of their drinking water, and the importance of protecting drinking water resources.  If you would like a paper copy of the 2014 Water Quality Report mailed to your residence or would like to speak with someone about the report, please call the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.  Hard copies of the report are also available to pick up at City Hall.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 7/21/2015

Friends of the Brisbane Library
Citywide Garage Sale
July 25, 9am - 3pm

Concerts in the Park presents
Buffalo BBQ Band
Playing Country Music
Fri., July 24, 6pm - 8:30pm

Draft Climate Action Plan

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee has begun drafting and would like to know your opinion on the measures proposed to be included in the City’s Climate Action Plan.  This important plan will determine how our community will decrease greenhouse gas emissions to meet the State of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) goals by of a reduction in emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.  Read the Climate Action Plan draft outline and proposed measures and come voice your ideas at the next Open Space and Ecology Committee meeting on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall.

Slides for Wednesday's OSEC Meeting

Mission Blue-berry Pancake Breakfast

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Join San Bruno Mountain Watch (Mountain Watch) on Sunday, August 9th from 9am-12pm for their 6th annual Mission Blue-berry Pancake Breakfast at the Mission Blue Nursery in Brisbane (3401 Bayshore Blvd.).  This event will feature Mountain Watch’s secret-recipe blueberry pancakes and encourage community members to “eat an invasive” by trying their famous blackberry syrup, made from invasive Himalayan blackberries found on San Bruno Mountain.  In addition to the breakfast, the event includes a Native Plant Sale, featuring several beautiful native plant species that are drought-resistant and thrive in our local ecosystem.

The Mission Blue-berry Pancake Breakfast is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.  Tickets are available at the event or online through Brown Paper Tickets (

Are you interested in protecting and preserving San Bruno Mountain for future generations to enjoy?  If so, visit Mountain Watch’s website at or like them on Facebook (under San Bruno Mountain Watch or Mission Blue Nursery).  You can also join them for a day of habitat restoration or a breathtaking hike with gorgeous views of the Bay Area!  They would love for you or a group from your business to join them.

If you can't make it to the August 9th plant sale, the Mission Blue Nursery is open by appointment Thursday - Saturday with a $100 minimum-order.  Call their office at 415-467-6631 to schedule an appointment.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 7/13/2015

Orange Flags on Visitacion
Street Sweeping Change
No parking
Wednesdays 3am - 6am

Citywide Yard Sale
July 25, 9am - 3 pm


Signboard Postings

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Posted 7/10/2015

City Council Nomination Papers
Available July 13
Call City Clerk for info 415-508-2113

Downtown Brisbane Car Show
Saturday July 11, 8am - 4pm
Support the Schools & Skatepark

Brisbane Summer Concert Series
The Allmond Brothers Clan
Friday July 10, 6:00-8:30 pm
Free and Open to Public

Summer Concerts Line-up

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We're pround to announce the line-up for the 2015 Summer Concert Series!

July 3, The Hot Rods (Classic Oldies)

July 10, The Allmond Brothers Clan. (70's rock)

July 17, Andre Thierry (Zydeco)

July 24, Buffalo BBQ (Brisbane Locals Night)

July 31, Pop Fiction (Northern California's premier party band)

August 7, Hairstrike (80's rock tribute band)

The Concerts are every Friday, July 3 through August 7. 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane).

Probably THE most important aspect of the planning process is sponsorship, as this summertime tradition is only made possible due to the generous tax-deductible donations made by Brisbane businesses as well as local families who have come to eagerly anticipate the Concert Series each year.  Do you also enjoy the bands and think the Concerts add value to the community?  Then consider being a sponsor!  Sponsorship levels this year range from Platinum to Bronze, but all sponsors will be recognized by the City Council, in all City publications (print and online), and of course, on the concert banner that will be hung on the Gazebo in the Community Park which the bands play under.  Click here to show your support of Concerts in the Park or on the donor form below (click to enlarge).  If you have any questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor Steve Beaty at or (415) 508-2143.  Thank you in advance for your support of the Concerts!

2015 City Council Election

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Last night, the City Council approved a resolution to hold a General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.  Every November in odd number years, such an election is held to fill City Council seats.  This year, the election will be held to fill two seats. 

If you are interested in running for City Council this coming November then you’ll want to be aware of the following information.

The election this year will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 and will be to elect two (2) City Council members.

The nomination period is between July 13th and August 7th (or August 12th if an incumbent fails to file.)  The first day you can pick up nomination papers is on July 13th.  Please make an appointment with City Clerk Sheri Spediacci before coming to City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane, to do so.  Nomination papers are due August 7, 2015, or August 12, 2015 if an incumbent fails to file.

If you would like more information on the nomination or election process, please contact Sheri Spediacci, City Clerk, at (415) 508-2113 or


Street Sweeping Change Beg. 7/8

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Street sweeping of commercial streets will increase in frequency from twice a month to weekly, starting Wednesday, July 8th.  Commercial streets include Visitacion Avenue from San Francisco Avenue to Klamath Street, which will be signed for No Parking between 3am and 6am each Wednesday morning.  You may notice the orange flags highlighting the new signs.  The Police Department will begin an education campaign regarding the new parking restrictions and will begin issuing citations in August.

Other streets classified as commercial that will be swept each week include the streets in Crocker Park and on Sierra Point, the Tunnel Avenue area, and other non-residential streets such as Bayshore Boulevard, Old County Road, Industrial Way and San Bruno Ave.  Most of the commercial streets are swept early in the morning, before vehicles arrive to park for the work day.  One exception is San Bruno Avenue, which is swept between 8am and 11am to minimize impacts to residents who park there overnight.  While citations are not issued on San Bruno Avenue for cars parked during the scheduled street sweeping times, people are encouraged to move their parked cars weekly during those hours to allow for the most debris to be picked up from the street and gutter.

Street sweeping is required by the Municipal Regional Permit issued by the Regional Water Quality Control Board and is one of several means utilized to keep trash out of the storm drain system and out of the lagoon, the bay and the ocean.  For any questions about the City's street sweeping program, please contact the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.