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October STAR Newsletter

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Click here to read the October 2015 STAR Newsletter.

Night Work on Bayshore @ Valley

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) is having a contractor commence night work on their existing natural gas facilities located at Bayshore Blvd. & Valley Drive starting this Sunday at 9pm.  PG&E is committed to the safety and reliability of its natural gas systems located in the communities it serves.  To that end, PG&E will be working directly south of the intersection of Bayshore Blvd. & Valley Dr. to determine if improvements are needed on a segment of their gas pipeline.  The work will be performed at nighttime between the hours of 9pm - 5am to minimize traffic impacts.

The PG&E construction schedule is planned for approximately 28 days and will begin this Sunday, October 4th.  During this time, you may notice temporary construction plates on the road in this area, however the presence of work crews is planned only for the nighttime hours of 9pm - 5am.

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact local PG&E representative Francisco Ybarra at (650) 730-7057. The City's Public Works Inspector will also be making periodic site visits to the area.

Remembering Cy

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Cyril G. "Cy" Bologoff
(1932 - 2015)

It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that former Mayor Cyril G. “Cy” Bologoff passed away last night. Cy served on the City Council for 4 full terms (16 years) from 1995-2011. He was Mayor four times, 1998-1999; 2002-2003; 2005-2006 & 2010-2011.

Prior to his service on the City Council, Cy had worked in the Brisbane Fire Department for 30 years, retiring as the City’s Interim Director of Public Safety and Brisbane’s Fire Chief.

Cy and his wife Bonnie first moved to Brisbane in 1959 and purchased their home here soon after. They were proud of their community and its schools, with their two children attending Brisbane Elementary, Lipman, and graduating from Jefferson High School. Cy spent 30 years in the City’s Fire Department, having served as a volunteer firefighter, a career firefighter, and ultimately, Fire Chief.

While on the City Council, Cy worked diligently with the Senior Advisory Committee whose dedication resulted in the construction of a new, affordable Senior Housing Project and the Senior Sunrise Room, providing Seniors in the community with a dedicated space of their own. Cy always made himself accessible to citizens, while serving on the City Council and upon retiring from the Council in 2011. He could be seen weekly attending the Wednesday afternoon Senior Luncheons at the Community Center, and was oftentimes by his wife Bonnie’s side helping her as she served up hot cocoa and cookies to kids during Concerts in the Park or at the Festival of Lights.

Cy will always be remembered for his dedicated leadership, extended service on the Council and to the citizens of Brisbane, and his warm smile and chuckle.

A memorial service is planned for Monday, October 5th at 1:00pm at Garden Chapel in South San Francisco (885 El Camino Real, South San Francisco).

City Receives Gold-Level Beacon Award

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Brisbane was awarded the very first Gold-Level Beacon Award by the Institute of Local Government (ILG) at the League of California Cities conference in San Jose today!  Mayor Terry O'Connell accepted the award on behalf of the City from Chris McKenzie, Executive Director for the League of California Cities.  The Beacon Award recognizes an agency’s holistic approach to addressing climate change and Brisbane is the first local government in the state of California to receive a Gold-Level Beacon Award.  Click here for the press release from ILG and here to view a video featuring each of the award winners, also by ILG. 

For more information about the Beacon Award, please click here.

The City of Brisbane was also the proud recipient of five Spotlight Awards from ILG, which were presented last night at the Beacon Spotlight Award Reception. 

The City of Brisbane received a Gold-Level Beacon Award and five Beacon Spotlight Awards for the following achievements:

  • Agency GHG Reductions: Gold Level - 19% reductions
  • Community GHG Reductions: Gold Level - 10% reductions
  • Agency Energy Savings: Gold Level- 17% savings
  • Natural Gas Savings: Platinum Level – 24% savings
  • Sustainability Best Practices: Gold Level

Thank you to the City Council, Community, Open Space and Ecology Committee, C/CAG and Staff for their work in these great achievements for the City of Stars!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 10/4/2015

Did you know...
You can dispose of old batteries and bulbs at City Hall?
And old medication at the Police Dept.?
(Please bring all long tube fixtures to Brisbane Hardware)

Posted 9/30/2015

In Loving Memory of
Cyril. G. “Cy” Bologoff
Jan. 12, 1932 – Sept. 29, 2015
Former Mayor and Fire Chief
Memorial: Mon. Oct. 5, 1pm Garden Chapel, SSF

Brisbane Lions’ Club
White Cane Day
Friday Oct 2nd
6am to 9am corner of Visitacion and San Bruno Ave.

Posted 9/29/2015

City of Brisbane
Water Bills
Due Oct 5th


Signboard Postings

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Posted 9/26/2015

Now Hiring Part-Time Positions
Code Enforcement Officer – Crossing Guard
Recreation Leader – Lifeguards
Apply at Brisbane City Hall or

Posted 9/20/2015

Concerts in the Park
Busta Groove!
Hottest Dance Party Band
Fri., Sept. 25, 6:00 – 8:30pm, Comm. Park

Bicentennial Walkway Improvements

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The installation for the new bollards began today on the lower portion of Bicentennial Walkway. As you can see from the photos above, new concrete bases needed to be formed and poured to ensure a strong foundation for the new fixtures, which are themselves made of steel-reinforced, cast concrete. Barring any unforeseen complications, the installation should be completed by day's end!


Stay Safe during a Power Outage

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In 2003, over 50 million people lost power in what was the biggest power outage in U.S. history.  Power outages can happen anywhere, to anyone, so it’s important to know what do.  Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan
  2. During an outage, use flashlights as opposed to candles to avoid the risk of fire
  3. After a power outage, get rid of unsafe food. When in doubt, throw it out!

Check out's website to learn more about what you should do before, during, and after a power outage.

North County Fire Authority also advises the community to take this opportunity to check your family emeregency preparedness/survival kits.  It should have 3 days' (72 hours) worth of food and water.  They will be offering safety tips on a recurring basis, that we'll be calling #SafetySaturday, as that is how they're being tagged on social media.  Follow the City of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  North County Fire's Twitter handle is @NoCoFire or

Candidates Forum Video

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Last night the League of Women Voters moderated a Candidates Forum featuring the six candidates that have qualified to be on the upcoming November 3, 2015 ballot to fill two Council seats on the Brisbane City Council.  Those who attended from the public were given the opporunity to write down their questions on a notecard, many of which were asked of each of the candidates throughout the night.  The Candidates Forum was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the City of Brisbane.

Climate Action Plan Adopted

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At last night's City Council meeting, the Council voted unanimously to adopt the City's Climate Action Plan, which the Open Space and Ecology Committee and Council Liaisons Liu and Miller worked vigorously on over the past year (work at the OSEC subcommittee level dates back 10 years!).

"I'm just astounded by the work that the committees and the staff have produced and so proud to be a part of it and that we're going to try and make some headway and to make a difference.  It all starts small, and hopefully has an influence in the big picture," said Mayor O'Connell.

AB32 calls for the State to be at 1990 levels of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.  The City's Climate Action Plan goes beyond that goal with the measures amounting to being 17.3% below 2005 greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.  Stay tuned for more information for how the Climate Action Plan provides a framework for all of Brisbane to meet its climate action goals.