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Posted 12/9/17

Attention Swimmers:
Pool Closed for Maintenance
Mon-Fri, 1/8/18-1/12/18
Will re-open on 1/13/18 at 9:30am


Posted 12/8/17

Dog Park Re-opening
Celebratory Event Time Change
Wed., Dec. 13th at 4:45pm

 Posted 12/3/17


 O Hina'aro Nui - Tahitian Dance
Winter Showcase 2017
Wed., Dec 6th, 7:30pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
FREE to the public!


 Posted 11/30/17


 Water Bills
Due December 5th
Pay Online at


High School Bus Discussion
JUHSD School Board Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 7:00pm
699 Serramonte Blvd., Daly City

December 2017 STAR Newsletter

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How to Survive

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Click on the image below to look at San Francisco Chronicle's thorough survival guide!

Call for Artists

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Calling All Brisbane Artists!

The 2018 Brisbane Artists' Evening of Sharing will be on Saturday, Feb 3rd at 7:30pm at Mission Blue Center, Brisbane, CA.

The 16th Annual Brisbane Artists' Evening of Sharing is calling for entries!  Artists of all disciplines will have an opportunity to share their talents with the Brisbane community during an evening of inspiration and enchantment.

Artists living or working in Brisbane are invited to present a five minute slide show, video or performance of music, dance, theatre or spoken word.

To apply: Please send your name, street address, home phone and cell number, email address, a short description of your presentation, all technical requests, and a bio of 150 words or less, to Beth Grossman at . You must be available for a rehearsal on Friday evening, February 2, 2018 (at assigned 20 minute appointments) and to present in person on Saturday, February 3rd from 7:30 - 10:30 pm.

The deadline to enter is December 31st, 2017.  Artists will be accepted in order of receipt of completed email applications, with preference given to new presenters.  Artists will be notified of their confirmed participation by January 5th, 2018.

Serve Your Community & Make a Difference

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Planning Commission
The Planning Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council on re-zonings and amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and the City's General Plan. The Commission typically reviews and acts upon applications for Use Permits, Design Permits, Variances and Sign Permits.

The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. 1- (nearly) Three- year term ending in 2020 and 2 - Four-year terms ending in 2022 are available to apply for.

Park and Recreation Commission
The Parks and Recreation Commission provides advice to the City Council regarding the Parks & Recreation Department, gather community opinions, needs and perceptions regarding recreational opportunities, and tackle special projects such as Day in the Park and the Festival of Lights.

This Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 3 - Four-year terms ending in 2022 are available to apply for.

Complete Streets Safety Committee
The Complete Streets Safety Committee considers issues affecting pedestrians (including the different needs of children, seniors, youth, and families), bicyclists, persons with disabilities, motorists, movers of commercial goods, and users and operators of public transportation.

The Complete Streets Safety Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month @ 6:30 p.m. 3 - Four-year terms ending in Jan 2022 are available to apply for. In addition, Council may appoint additional applicants to the Committee, as the Committee can be up to seven members.

Open Space and Ecology Committee
The primary responsibility of the Open Space and Ecology Committee is to make recommendations to the City Council on the implementation of relevant programs and policies of the Open Space and Conservation Elements as well as the sustainability parts of the Local Economic Development chapter of the General Plan. That responsibility includes preparing drafts of the relevant, regular reports called for in the General Plan, such as the annual report on the status of open space.

The Open Space and Ecology Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 5 – Two-year terms or Four-year terms ending in 2020 or 2022 are available to apply for.

Public Art Advisory Committee
The Public Art Advisory Committee is responsible for reviewing and making decisions on conceptual design plans submitted by a developer of a project subject to the public art requirement. The Public Art Advisory Committee will also meet to review the balance of funds in the Public Art Fund, ensure all public art projects meet the program criteria and guidelines for selection before submittal of the Final Design Plan to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

The Committee will to meet at least once a year (then on an on needed basis) to review money available for public art and to make a recommendation to the Commission on its use.  2 two-year terms ending in 2020 are available to apply. At least one Committee Member needs to be professionally engaged in the art community and at least one Committee Member must be an employee or owner of a business located within Brisbane.



Click on the link below for the applications. For more information contact: Ingrid Padilla, City Clerk, at 415-508-2113 or

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, January 12, 2018 at 1:00pm.

Completed applications can be emailed to or delivered in person to City Hall at 50 Park Place.


Parks and Recreation Commission Application Form

Planning Commission Application Form

Complete Streets Safety Committee Application Form

Open Space and Ecology Committee Application Form

Public Art Advisory Committee Application Form



Council Makes New Appointments

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The City Council appointed the following Commissioners and Committee Members at the City Council Meeting of October 26, 2017:

Sharon Boggs, Parks & Recreation Commission term through January 2020
David Needham, Parks & Recreation Commission term through January 2020
Pamala Sayasane, Planning Commission term through January 2020
Arthur Sun, Complete Streets Safety Committee term through January 2020
Patrick Tainter, Complete Streets Safety Committee term through January 2020

Congratulations to the new appointees and the City thanks you in advance for your service!

Photo Above: (L-R)  David Needham, Sharon Boggs, Arthur Sun, Pamala Sayasane, and Patrick Tainter

November 2017 Marina News

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City Council adopts Parkside Plan

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The City Council adopted the Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan and implementing General Plan amendments at a special meeting on Monday, October 30th. We're working on updating the text of the Parkside Plan to reflect the Council's changes, and the final Parkside Plan will be posted on the Parkside Documents page as soon as it's available! Thank you to all community members who participated in the two year planning process, offering innovative ideas to shape the future of the Parkside area.


The Draft Parkside Plan (which does not include the Council's adopted text modifications) is still available to view online on the Parkside Documents page. You can also view a hard copy at the Brisbane Library (not available for checkout) or at City Hall. If you have any questions about the Parkside Plan, please contact the Community Development Department at (415) 508-2120 or


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Posted 11/9/17


Save the Date!
31st Annual Festival of Lights
Sunday, December 3rd
6:00pm, Community Park


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Winter Break Camp
Dec. 26-29 & Jan. 2-5
Register at


Vote! Election Day is 11/7/17

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Just a friendly reminder that Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Brisbane's Polling Place is located in the Brisbane City Hall Community Meeting Room, 50 Park Place. Polls are open from 7 am- 8 pm.

You can drop off your mail-in ballot also at Brisbane City Hall (from 8am-5pm) and the Community Meeting (7am-8pm).  If mailed, envelope must be postmarked on or before November 7th and arrive by November 13th. 


Click here for more information about what's on the ballot.  For more information call San Mateo County's Election Division at (650) 312-5222 or visit 


Unofficial Election Results

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NOVEMBER 7, 2017

City Council Results (Elect 3 for 3-year terms)



Precinct 5001



Vote by Mail






W. Clarke Conway







Karen Cunningham














Dana Dillworth









Cliff Lentz









Jameel Munir









Tony Verreos




Business License Tax – Measure D


(Soils Processing)






Vote by Mail




















Business License Tax – Measure E


 (Recycling Establishments)



Precinct 5001



Vote by Mail


















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 Thursday, December 14, 2017.
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




November 2017 Election

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This November there are six candidates running for three City Council Seats, for a shortened term of 3 years each.  They are:

W. Clarke Conway, Incumbent

Karen Cunningham, Small Business Owner

Dana Dillworth, Educator

Cliff Lentz, Incumbent

Jameel Munir, Planning Commissioner

Tony Verreos, Insurance Broker/Agent

*Please click on the names above to read their Candidate Statements.

**Interested in being a Write-In Candidate?  You have until October 24th to turn in nomination papers. Call Ingrid Padilla, City Clerk at 415-508-2113 for more info.


There are also 2 Business License Tax Measures on the Ballot.  

MEASURE D- A Business License Tax on Soil Recycling Establishments (Majority Approval Required)

Resolution, Measure and Full Text

Argument in favor of Measure D    |   Argument Against Measure D

Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure D     |   Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure D

Impartial Analysis


MEASURE E- A Business License Tax for Recycling Establishments (Majority Approval Required)

Resolution, Measure and Full Text

Argument in favor of Measure E   

Impartial Analysis

The election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Brisbane's Polling Place is located in the Brisbane City Hall Community Meeting Room, 50 Park Place. Polls are open from 7 am- 8 pm.

To register to vote please click here.  

For more information, contact City Clerk, Ingrid Padilla, 415-508-2113 or at .

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Posted 11/1/17


You’re Invited to the 3rd Annual
Flag-Raising Honoring our Veterans
Community Park Flagpole
Thurs., Nov. 9th, 8:00am


Annual Winter Clean-Up
November 4th & 5th
Dumpster Location Map at or call 415-508-2147


Discounted solar offered by SunShares

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*NOTE: The SunShares program has closed for 2017, but we anticipate the program will come again in 2018! Check back here next year for updates!*

Fifty cities and major employers have joined forces to spread clean energy and fight climate change by securing group discounts on solar and electric vehicles for residents of the greater Bay Area.  The City of Brisbane is, for the third year in a row now, a participating agency in the SunShares program.  That means all those who live or work in Brisbane are eligible for the discounts…and there are options for everyone – homeowners, renters, and drivers included!  A community evaluation committee selected the following vendors following a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process: PetersenDean Roofing and Solar, SkyTech Solar, Sunpower by Solar Technologies, San Francisco Toyota, and Premier Nissan of San Jose and Nissan San Francisco.  More information about the selected vendors and discounts that were offered in 2017 can be found on  Be sure to sign up to receive more information about the next round of SunShares in 2018. 

November 2017 STAR Newsletter

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Posted 10/23/17

Brisbane Dog Park
will re-open
Monday, December 11th
Posted 10/27/17
Brisbane Dance Workshop Presents...
Halloween Portraits
At Madhouse Coffee
Tuesday, Oct. 31st, 4-8pm
Adult Oil Painting
Starts Tues., Nov. 14th
6-8:30pm, Mission Blue Ctr.
For Info Call: (415)286-3707


Brisbane Dog Park Closure Due to New Sod

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The Dog Park will Reopen on Monday, December 11th. The manufacturer recommends the sod lay untouched for 8 weeks after installation.




Emergency Preparedness News

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The San Mateo County's Office of Emergency Services encourages all residents to take the first step of emergency preparedness by signing up to San Mateo County’s FREE public notification system, SMC Alert. SMC Alert sends notifications about local emergencies and events happening in your community via emails, voicemail, and text messages. There are now three fast and easy ways to sign up to SMC Alert:
• Scan the QR code embedded in the logo below, which will take you directly to the registration page
• Text your five-digit zip code to 888777
• Go directly to the SMC Alert webpage at

In other news, the Office of Emergency Services has launched an Emergency Preparedness Family Campaign through Puppets. Click here to find out more. For the latest information, you can also visit the Brisbane's Office of Emergency Services Page at .



Register to Vote by 10/23

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Oct. 23, 2017 is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming November 7, 2017 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election. Individuals wishing to register may register online at Voters must submit their online registration by midnight on the registration deadline day.

Voter registration cards are available at:

  • 555 County Center, 1st Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Rd, San Mateo, CA 94402
  • Public Libraries
  • City and Town Halls
  • U.S. Postal Service offices
  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices

To satisfy the deadline, the mailed registration card must be postmarked on or before October 23. Voters must re-register whenever they move to a new address or change their name. Please make sure you, your family members and friends are registered to vote!

For more information, visit or contact the Registration & Elections Division at 650-312-5222 or

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Posted 10/20/17


Annual Winter Clean-Up
Coming November 4th & 5th
Help Keep our Storm Drains Clear


Parkside Plan discussion Moved to 10/30

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At their special meeting on October 16th to consider the draft Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan, the City Council heard the staff presentation, took public comment, and continued their deliberations to a special meeting on Monday, October 30th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room.
Stay tuned to the Parkside Plan webpage for updates on the public hearing process and to sign up for e-notifications of project updates!

Fire Main Replacement Project

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Important Fire Flow Improvements to Brisbane’s Water Infrastructure Planned for 2018

The City plans to start construction on the Annis Road PRV Station and Fire Main Replacement Project in the spring of 2018.  This project will provide much-needed improvements to our City’s aging drinking water infrastructure and will include the replacement of approximately 6,650 linear feet of 6-inch water main with 8- and 10-inch pipe along portions of:

Thomas Avenue, Annis Road, Harold Road, Humboldt Road, Sierra Point Road, Kings Road, Margaret Road and Paul Avenue.

The project is expected to last 9 months and will present some unavoidable impacts to the neighborhoods in and around the construction area. 
Here is a link to a map that shows the Water Mains, Hydrants, and Services that will be installed/replaced.

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING #1: Meeting Presentation
October 14th from 9:00-11:00 AM at FIRTH PARK

October 28th from 9:00-11:00 AM at FIRTH PARK

If you live on one of the streets scheduled for construction, please plan to attend one of these meetings.  We are excited to share with you the details of this critical work and listen to your questions and concerns so we can work to minimize the impacts to your neighborhood as best we can. 

Map of area to be impacted by Fire Main Replacement Project and Community Meetings


How You Can Help North Bay Fire Victims

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As you know, recent wildfires have devastated communities in California. If you would like to help those affected by the North Bay fires, please read the following action items:

*Please note, due to the donation center being in full capacity, City Hall is no longer accepting clothing donations for fire victims at this time. 

Donate Non-perishable & Ready to Eat Food Items:
The North County Fire Authority (NCFA) is accepting donations of non-perishable, ready to eat items. Donations can be dropped off at Fire Station 81 located at 3445 Bayshore Blvd in Brisbane, Fire Station 94 located at 444 Gellert Blvd. in Daly City,  as well as any of the other stations throughout NCFA. Donations should be dropped off from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The donated items will be picked up at local North County Fire stations and delivered to the Redwood Empire Food Bank in Sonoma County next week.

Other Ways to Help:
Click here to find out the latest information on other ways you can take action and support communities affected by the wildfires.

October 2017 Marina News

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Posted 10/16/17


Lions Club Pumpkin Patch
Sat., Oct. 21, 9am – 2pm, Comm. Park Gazebo
Lions Club Flu Shot Clinic
Sat., Oct. 21, 9am – Noon, 2 Visitaction



Posted 10/14/17


The Collective Camp – ROAR
M-F / 6AM / 30 MIN+
Women 18yrs+


City Council Hearing
on Parkside Plan
Mon., Oct. 16th, 8pm
City Hall, Community Room


2017 State of the City Address

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Mayor Lori Liu provided the City's 2017 State of the City Address on Wednesday, October 4th at the DoubleTree Hotel in Brisbane. Take a look at project highlights from the past year by watching the recording below, or it will also be played back on Ch. 27 through the first part of 2018. Thank you to the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce for hosting this annual event!

Click here to view the presentation.

Each year, the Chamber of Commerce hosts the State of the City Address and it is attended by residents as well as members of the business community. Mayor Liu started off with talking about her family moving to Brisbane in 2004 and attending an Earth Day cleanup event at the water tower off Kings Road. She fell in love with the mountain and the character of Brisbane. Residents live in close proximity to a major metropolitan area but have unique access to open space on San Bruno Mountain. They care deeply about their neighbors and appreciate the arts and outdoor recreation. The community is quirky and has its own unique traditions, such as decorating Stars and painting fire hydrants. All of this defines Brisbane and will be important in mapping out the future.

The City Council is in the process of considering the Final EIR and making a decision regarding certification of the Final EIR prior to taking any action on the Brisbane Baylands Development. The Council’s Baylands review process officially started in September of 2016, with the bulk of 2017 comprised of numerous public hearings, which systematically covered all the chapters of the EIR. Its anticipated public hearings and Council deliberations will continue through the end of 2017, as Council analyzes any potential impacts of the housing legislation recently passed by the State Legislature.

The City is working on adopting its first ever Precise Plan for Parkside at Brisbane Village, which includes approximately 230 units of housing. The City’s consultant, MIG, released the Draft Parkside Precise Plan in June 2017 where it was studied by the Planning Commission over several meetings before they recommended approval of the plan with modifications in August. The goal of the Parkside Plan is to ensure that the community defines its vision and establishes the implementing regulations and standards BEFORE new residential development is proposed. The Parkside Precise Plan will be both the vehicle to establish the community’s vision and the tool to ensure that this vision is implemented through individual projects over time. Property owners and future developers also benefit, in that through the precise plan, they understand the community’s vision and know what will be expected of them in future development. The City Council began their review of the draft plan with a Public Hearing this past month on October 16th.

The construction of the City’s new Brisbane Library is set to break ground next year. The library will include a Maker’s Space to spark the creativity of the next generation of learners, and also will have dedicated spaces for children, teens, a quiet study area, an outdoor garden, and a new Community Center so that everyone has the space they need. The new Brisbane Library will also include the first Public Arts project triggered by the Public Arts Ordinance, thanks to the leadership of Kevin Fryer. The installation will be a beautiful glass display in the library, which will be integrated into the design and reflect the special attributes of our community. To support the build of the new Library, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted to authorize a one-time $300K grant for design purposes earlier this year, and the Friends of the Brisbane Library are setting out to raise $100,000.
Another major project was that the City received grant funding for renovation of the Crocker Park Trail, which will make it more usable for bikes, strollers, and joggers. With these improvements, this trail will provide a safe connection between the residential development at the Ridge and Lipman Middle School, where a low percentage of students currently walk or bike. In addition, it will provide easier access to recreation for residents as well employees in Crocker Park. The trail is expected to be a newly-surfaced sometime next summer, once the grant funding process is completed.

An example of a community project that shows our collaborative effort is the new Brisbane Skatepark, which opened with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on June 13th, 2016. The skatepark was constructed and designed by Spohn Ranch Skateparks with community input from Brisbane youth and residents. The renovation of the Brisbane Skatepark to a fully updated, entirely concrete surfaced skatepark was a true community effort. Youth leaders, families, individuals, contractors and businesses helped to make this renovation project possible through their fundraising and advocacy efforts, which offset the total Skatepark construction costs by nearly 20%, making it a truly collaborative and community effort.

Mayor Liu also touched on the City’s commitment to the environment and delivering measurable and significant results when it comes to curbing global warming. In addition, the City of Brisbane was recognized for its environmental leadership and best practices by receiving the Platinum level Spotlight Award from the Institute for Local Government. ILG recognized that Brisbane is making inroads in energy savings, natural gas savings, and greenhouse gas reductions. The City is also part of Peninsula Clean Energy which provides more renewable and cheaper electricity to residents and businesses. And the City has opted up its municipal accounts to ECO100, the 100% renewable energy option, for all municipal electric accounts.

Community events were very successful this year from Live at Mission Blue, Concerts in the Park and Day in the Park. The City also held two new events – Star City Music Festival and the Brisbane Marina Kite Festival. Special thanks also went out to two new volunteer groups in Brisbane: Brisbane Village Helping Hands, who are committed to helping Brisbane residents “age in place”; and G3, or the Guerilla Garden Gangstas, a grassroots group who set out to beautify downtown Brisbane.

In considering the City’s financial state, City Manager Clay Holstine explained that more money has been brought in than what has been spent. The extra money is placed into reserves and increase annually due to the City’s adoption of a Fund Balance Policy. The general reserve fund is currently at $10M, which is set aside for unexpected large events, recession, unanticipated one-time events, and excess reserves. The City’s General Fund Expenditures are typical of most other cities. The City’s General Fund Revenues are well balanced to handle the ups and downs of the economy. The City is caught up on deferred maintenance at the Pool, Storm Drain Systems, trails and paths. The City is also setting aside reserves for long-term liabilities and an upcoming long-term capital improvement project (CIP).

Air Quality District Alerts

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Check the Bay Area Quality Management District's website ( for the latest information on Smoke Advisories, and Spare the Air Alerts in the Bay Area.    Because of the serious air quality conditions in parts of the Bay Area, residents should avoid adding additional air pollution by curtailing air polluting activities such as wood burning, lawn mowing and leaf blowing, driving, and barbecuing.

Click here for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s smoke advisory.
Click here for the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Spare the Air Alerts.
Click here for the Air Quality 5 day Forecast.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District ( is the regional agency responsible for protecting air quality in the nine-county Bay Area. 

October 2017 STAR Newsletter

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Recap Closed Session Mtg 9/18

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At the City Council Closed Session Meeting of September 18, 2017, the Council voted unanimously to create an ad hoc state relations committee, consisting of Council members Conway and Davis, for the purpose of reviewing state housing legislation and meeting with Brisbane State representatives concerning state housing legislation that may affect the City of Brisbane.

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