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If you love birding, you won't want to miss the Golden Gate Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count, taking place on San Bruno Mtn. Friday, December 27th. The group will meet at 8:00am in the San Bruno Mtn. State Park parking lot and bird the mountain in the morning. After lunch, they will go down to the Brisbane Lagoon area and the Bay. The plan is to finish up by 4:30pm, and then head to the Presidio for a dinner catered by Hayes & Kebab. More information about this fun day can be found by clicking here. Be sure to register online for this free event (indicate you want to be in the San Bruno Group - Area 12) by Friday, December 6th (you can also come on count day and be signed up on the spot). Lastly, please bring your own lunch and liquids and dress in layers. For any questions, please contact Helen McKenna Ridley at email@example.com or 415-516-5513.
On Thursday, December 5, a contractor will be placing plastic, held in place with sandbags, on the slope along San Bruno Avenue (west of Gladys Avenue) as a temporary sediment and erosion control measure before this season's rains (a photo of a similar repair can be seen to the right). The area has recently shown signs of erosion, and the measure is meant to prevent a slope failure. On Thursday, the uphill lane of traffic will be closed during the work, but the contractor will be on-site with flagman to allow traffic through the work area one direction at a time. Minor delays can be expected, and we appreciate your cooperation as this necessary work is performed. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.
The City Council Meeting and Reorganization will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Brisbane Community Room, 50 Park Place.
All are invited to say thank you to outgoing Mayor Miller, Congratulate newly re-elected Councilmembers Clarke Conway & Cliff Lentz, and to Welcome Newly Elected Councilmember Lori Liu. The New Council will also choose their next Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.
Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremonies.
We’re looking for local photographers interested in being a part of the 50th anniversary history book. Brisbane residents are asked to submit their best photo that shows the City of Brisbane with the famous stars shown throughout our city on homes and businesses. Photos for the cover of the book will be accepted at City Hall now until January 8, 2014 (8:00pm). Contest winner will receive a $500 reward.
Contest Rules: You must be a Brisbane resident to enter. Photos submitted will not be returned. By submitting a photograph to this contest, the participant agrees to transfer all rights for exclusive use by the City of Brisbane for publication and marketing purposes. The photo should be a 300dpi (high resolution) at 8.75” x 11.25” digital photo file. JPEGS are preferred and should not be heavily compressed. TIFF format are also acceptable.
Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off or send in your entry with your name, address, phone and email address to:
Brisbane City Hall
Attn. History Book Photo Contest
50 Park Place
Brisbane, CA 94005
We look forward to seeing all your great shots of the stars in Brisbane!
The Brisbane City Council has extended the deadline to provide written comments on the Brisbane Baylands Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) from November 22, 2013 to January 24, 2014. Comments must be received no later than Friday at 1:00 p.m. when City Hall closes.
Please submit written comments on the Draft EIR to:
John Swiecki, AICP, Community Development Director
City of Brisbane
50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005
or via email to: email@example.com
Written responses shall be provided to all comments on the Draft EIR received by the deadline of 1:00 p.m., January 24, 2014. Please remember that comments should be focused on the draft EIR and the information contained therein.
Please check “New Information” on the City’s website for further updates:
Annual Winter Clean-Up - November 16 and 17th
The Annual Winter Clean-Up is scheduled for this weekend, November 16 and 17th. This is the time to clear your property of fallen leaves and branches which could find their way into one of the City’s storm drains and cause flooding during the rainy season.
Dumpsters will be placed throughout town for residents to dispose of their yard waste.
Please place your yard trimmings and branches (less than 4 inches in diameter and NOT within plastic garbage bags) into the nearest-located dumpster. A map of the dumpster locations is available at http://goo.gl/maps/JM9hT
If you need assistance, we will have limited staff available to transport your yard waste to one of the dumpsters. For assistance, please call (415) 508-2146 during the following times:
Saturday, November 16: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday, November 17: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Please remember that this is for YARD WASTE ONLY (leaves, branches, grass). NO GARBAGE OR OTHER WASTE is to be disposed of in these dumpsters. Doing so will make the entire load unrecyclable.
As a reminder, do not attempt to trim tree branches that are touching or near PG&E power lines. Call PG&E if you have any questions or concerns at (800) 743-5000. If you have other questions regarding tree removal in general, see the Tree Removal Permit page on our website or call 508-2115.
Thank you in advance for your willingness and cooperation in this City-wide effort. If we all pitch in to clean up our properties from yard trimmings and fallen leaves, we can prevent future problems from occurring during the winter rains.
New Service Now Available to San Mateo County Residents
211 is toll-free, confidential, multi-lingual and available 24/7. Call 211 to find information about food, housing, health care, senior services, child care, legal aid and much more.
211 utilizes the records of the CIP database to provide their referrals for San Mateo County.
Need help in this struggling economy? Check out some resources that might help you with trouble in your career, mortgage, healthcare and other topics during these challenging times. Visit plsinfo.org/Community-Resources-FAQ for links to Community Resources as compiled by local PLS Reference Librarians.
Community Information Handbook 2013
CIP is pleased to announce the release of the Community Information Handbook 2013. We understand the importance of providing our users with the most accurate and up-to-date information possible in these challenging times when the demand for social services is at an all-time high. If you haven’t already received copies, call us at 650-349-5538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order your free copies or check our “Publications” section.
Resource Bulletin Transitions into E-Blasts
Due to recent budget cuts, CIP is no longer able to produce and send E-Blasts. Many of the submissions we received were calendar items rather than news articles; please check the CIP Community Calendar page in our Publications section for lists of other options to promote community events.
About Us For over 35 years, CIP has answered questions for social workers, teachers, nonprofit agency staff, health care professionals, counselors and clergy, as well as the general public through their local library.
The Community Information Program (CIP) provides information on nonprofit and public services available to people who live or work in San Mateo County, California.
For over 35 years, CIP has answered questions for social workers, teachers, nonprofit agency staff, health care professionals, counselors and clergy, as well as the general public through their local library.
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W. Clarke Conway
Gavin Kelly Escolar
Lori S. Liu
Measure T: Yes: 696 No: 212
(Business License Tax on Liquid Storage Facilities
The City of Brisbane, along with all other cities in San Mateo County, contracts with the County of San Mateo Elections Office. The County counts and posts the election results. The County has, by State law, up to 28 days to certify the election results. The official results will be adopted by the Brisbane City Council on Monday, December 2, 2013.
There are absentee and provisional ballots that were turned in at the polls that still need to be counted and included in the above totals. During the next few weeks the County will be updating the absentee numbers on their website. So the absentee numbers shown above will adjust slightly.
You can check any updates periodically by going to www.shapethefuture.org
SamTrans will hold a series of public meetings over the next two months to gather comments and discuss a study that will consider the possibility of Bus Rapid Transit service on El Camino Real.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is an enhanced bus service that typically offers faster speeds, shorter travel times and improved customer amenities.
Generally, BRT can be implemented in two ways based on level of investment: Rapid and full BRT. Rapid bus service is mixed in with regular automobile traffic, but it travels farther between stops than local routes and features enhanced stations and skip-service.
Full BRT incorporates dedicated bus lanes and higher degrees of station enhancements. It requires a more significant capital investment than rapid service.
SamTrans is conducting an in-depth study of the potential options for BRT service along El Camino Real from Daly City to the Palo Alto Transit Center. The purpose of the study is to develop a phasing plan that will identify how existing bus operations in the corridor may be enhanced to incorporate Rapid- and BRT-type amenities over time, reflecting population and employment densities and ridership demand.
A major goal of the study is to identify enhancements in the short-term and long-term that could improve the passenger experience for existing riders and attract new riders. Other goals of the study include promoting livability and commercial viability while maintaining cost effective operations and minimizing traffic and parking impacts.
The study will also assess long-term improvements, such as the feasibility of dedicated bus lanes and enhanced stations with added passenger amenities. SamTrans will then develop short- and long-term plans for implementing these changes.
SamTrans staff will be providing an information presentation on the study at local council meetings. Public workshops are also being offered. The schedule includes:
City Council Meetings
Monday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.
San Mateo City Council
San Mateo City Hall, Council Chamber
330 West 20th Ave., San Mateo
Tuesday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.
Belmont City Council
Belmont City Hall, Council Chambers
One Twin Pines Lane, Belmont
Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.
South San Francisco City Council
SSF Municipal Services Building, Council Chambers
33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco
Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.
Atherton City Council
Town Council Chambers
94 Ashfield Road, Atherton
Wednesday, December 11, 7:30 p.m.
Colma City Council
Colma Community Center
1520 Hillside Boulevard, Colma
Wednesday, November 13, 6:00 p.m.
SamTrans Administrative Office
2nd Floor Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos
Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m.
South San Francisco Municipal Services Building
33 Arroyo Dr., South San Francisco
Additional information on SamTrans’ BRT phasing study can be found here: http://www.samtrans.com/BRT.
If you would like to attend either public workshop, please RSVP to Brent Tietjen, SamTrans Public Affairs Specialist, via email at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/545609628842634/ for the November 13th workshop, or https://www.facebook.com/events/212040588977555/ for the November 14th workshop.
About SamTrans: Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.
Residents can know that work is being done by both the City Council and City Management to make sure Brisbane residents no longer need to put up with such loud overhead noise. Community input is extremely important in affecting changes to flight patterns, as well. Call tallies from community members calling in to the Aircraft Noise Abatement Office are reported to the Airport Community Roundtable during their public meetings. So, it certainly makes a difference to report your complaints. Don’t just sit idly by! To report airport noise, note the specific date and time when you noticed the occurrence and call or e-mail the SFO Noise Abatement Office using the information below:
Airport Noise Complaint
There is a Business License Tax Measure on the November 5, 2013 Ballot. Click here for more information.
The election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
Also, feel free to contact City Clerk Sheri Spediacci 415-508-2113 for further information.
Many of our neighbors have worked hard all of their lives and have been physically and financially able to repair their homes. When circumstances make this difficult or impossible, we can help.
Through our volunteers and donations, we make repairs that improve the health, safety, and independence of our neighbors. We serve senior citizens, single parents, grandparents raising grandkids, people with disabilities, families with children, veterans, children caring for their ailing parents.
For more information, call us at 650.366.6597 or visit Homeowner Application.
Deadline extended!! Call the above number for information.
Got Ants? Get S.E.R.I.O.U.S
Did you know that the pesticides commonly used for ant control are some of the most prevalent and damaging in our waterways?
www.gotantsgetserious.org is a collaborative resource promoting environmentally sound ant management through the use of less-toxic practices. Yes, you can control ant invasions effectively without using toxic sprays that are harmful to our waterways, family and pets!
Tobacco Companies: Keep your butts out of our Bay!
Cigarettes are not just a human health concern. Cigarette butts are toxic, plastic litter that flows from our streets into the Bay, polluting water and threatening wildlife. An estimated 3 billion cigarettes are littered in the Bay Area each year, posing a serious threat that we cannot ignore.
Go to http://www.savesfbay.org/buttfreebay and sign the petition to tell tobacco companies “Keep your butts out of our Bay!”
The provided web link is a service of Save the Bay, a regional organization that includes protecting San Francisco Bay from pollution as one of its core missions.
To View the Brisbane Candidates Night Video, please click on the link below:
The forum was held on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013. It was sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce and moderated by representatives from the League, focused on questions from the audience that each of the four City Council candidates: Clarke Conway; Gavin Escolar; Cliff Lentz and Lori Liu
The City Council will be meeting on Monday, October 7th and Monday, October 21st at 7:30 p.m. in the Brisbane Community Room.
There were typographical errors in the recent issue of the Brisbane City News stating they would be for Budget Hearings. The Budget was adopted in June and therefore that was a misprint.
The October meetings will be for regular City business.
The city occasionally receives reports of coyotes seen on or near city streets, and along outlying areas such as Tunnel Avenue. The brochure "Living with California Coyotes" published by the California Department of Fish & Game provides insight on dealing with our wild neighbors.
As always, if you believe the presence of any animal is causing an immediate threat to public safety, dial 911. For less urgent concerns, please call Brisbane Police Dispatch at (415) 467-1212.
This November there are four candidates running for three City Council Seats. They are:
Please click on the names above to read their Candidate Statements.
There is also a Business License Tax Measure on the Ballot. Click here for more information.
The election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
Also, feel free to contact City Clerk Sheri Spediacci 415-508-2113 for further information.
Silverspot Co-operative Nursery School is holding a one day water carnival event at the Brisbane Coomuntiy Pool on Sunday Sept. 29 from 12:00pm to 5:00 pm. Admission is $5 for kids up to 17, and $10 for adults. 100% of all proceeds go the Silverspot Co-operative Nursery School. There will be carnival games with prizes, face painting, food & snacks, music, & a cake walk.
Please call 508-2144 for more information.
The City's landscape maintenance contractor for the Dog Park, Loral Landscaping, will reseed the Dog Park in two segments, beginning on Monday, September 23. The westerly half, including that entrance, will be closed off and reseeded first, and will remain closed for three to four weeks to allow the new grass to fill in. After the west side is completed, the contractor will close off the easterly half, including the main entrance, and apply new seed, also allowing three to four weeks for the new grass to establish itself. Your patience is appreciated during this important lawn maintenance work.
Please contact the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130 with any questions or concerns.
The Brisbane City Council has extended the deadline to provide written comments on the Baylands Draft EIR. Comments must be received no later than 1:00 pm on Friday, November 22, 2013.
The Brisbane Planning Commission will also be hosting a series of meetings for the public to offer verbal comments on the Draft EIR. The meeting dates are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday October 22, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
Thursday October 24, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
Tuesday October 29, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
All meetings will be held in the Community Meeting Room at Brisbane City Hall, 50 Park Place. The meetings will also be webcast and televised on channel 27.
Dear Brisbane Residents,
Last week, there were two cases of thieves dressing up as utility workers to gain access to Bay Area homes. I wanted to take the opportunity to write to you this week with information regarding the burglaries in Oakland and San Carlos in an effort to share information and awareness.
In each case, a person dressed as a utility worker gained access to the customer’s backyard, while a second person entered the home and stole money, coins and/or jewelry. Thankfully, nobody was injured in either case. Investigations are ongoing, and PG&E is working in full cooperation with local law enforcement. In addition to reaching out to you, PG&E is reaching out to local media to educate our customers.
Here is some important information you should know:
- PG&E customers should always ask to see valid identification before allowing anyone claiming to be a PG&E representative inside their home. PG&E employees always carry their identification and are always willing to show it to you.
- If a person claiming to be a PG&E employee has identification and someone still feels uncomfortable, they should call PG&E’s customer service line at 1-800-PGE-5000 to verify an appointment and/or PG&E’s presence in the community.
- Customers who have an appointment with PG&E will receive an automated call back within 48 hours prior to a scheduled visit, or they will receive a personal call from a PG&E gas service representative prior to a scheduled visit.
- Finally, customers with concerns about the legitimacy of a call they receive about a past due bill, a service request or a request for personal information are encouraged to call PG&E at 1-800-PGE-5000.
I hope this information is helpful to you. If you have any questions about this or any other suspicious PG&E-related issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Brisbane Police Department at 415-467-1212.
The City of
We apologize in advance for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience while this work is being done. If you have any concerns or questions, please call the Public Works Department at (415) 508-2130.