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Find your PCE Savings

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Check out the video below, produced by San Mateo County's official electricity provider Peninsula Clean Energy, to help you read your PG&E bill and calculate your monthly savings!

June 2017 Marina News

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Click here to read the June 2017 Marina Newsletter

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Posted 6/10/2017


Office Hours w/ Councilman Lentz
Wed., June 14th, 6-7:30pm
City Hall, Large Conference Rm.
Bring Your Questions!


Posted 6/6/2017


Donate to Concerts in the Park!
There is Still Time to Join with
Your Fellow Community Members
More Info: 415-657-4321


Register Now!
Summer Camps & Swim Lessons
Week 1 Begins June 19th
Registration Deadline June 14th

"We Are Still In" Open Letter

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2017

CONTACT: Ben Rubin | brubin@climatenexus.org | 917-749-3694

**Press Call To Be Held 11 AM on 6/6 | Join Online**

Leaders in U.S. Economy Say “We Are Still In” on Paris Climate Agreement

Climate Declaration Represents 120 Million Americans and $6.2 Trillion of the U.S. Economy

 

Washington DC – A grand total of 1,219 governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities from across the U.S. or with significant operations in the U.S., representing the broadest cross section of the American economy yet assembled in pursuit of climate action, today declared their intent to continue to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions. 

Together, these leaders are sending a strong signal to the international community and the 194 other parties to the Paris Agreement about the continued commitment of the United States to ambitious action on climate change absent leadership at the federal level. In the aggregate, the signatories are delivering concrete emissions reductions that will help meet America's emissions pledge under the Paris Agreement.

Signatories include leaders from 125 cities, 9 states, 902 businesses and investors, and 183 colleges and universities. Participating cities and states represent 120 million Americans and contribute $6.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, and include Oregon and cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Houston as well as smaller cities like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Dubuque, Iowa. A mixture of private universities, state schools and community colleges, both small and large, have added their institutions to the statement. In total the undersigned businesses and investors account for a total annual revenue of $1.4 trillion and include over 20 Fortune 500 companies, including Apple, eBay, Gap Inc., Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Nike, in addition to hundreds of small businesses, have also signed the statement.

The statement calls the Trump administration’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the climate accord “a grave mistake that endangers the American public and hurts America’s economic security and diplomatic reputation.” The signers all understand that the Paris Agreement is a blueprint for job creation, stability and global prosperity and that accelerating the United States’ clean energy transition is an opportunity – not a liability – to create jobs, spur innovation, promote trade and ensure American competitiveness. By declaring that “we are still in,” the signatories are putting the best interests of their constituents, customers, students and communities first while assuring the rest of the world that American leadership on climate change extends well beyond the federal government.

In addition to this statement, since President Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, at minimum 211 Climate Mayors have adopted the Paris Agreement goals for their cities, currently 13 Governors have formed the bipartisan Governor’s Climate Alliance, and at least 17 governors have released individual statements standing by Paris. Today’s statement embraces this rapidly growing movement of subnational and civil society leaders, by announcing that not only are these leaders stepping forward, they are stepping forward together.

To view the full statement, quotes and list of signatories, visit: www.WeAreStillIn.com

A press call will be held at 11 am on 6/6 to discuss We Are Still In and will include a reporter Q&A. 

 

Festival Tree Pruning

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During the week of June 5th, you can expect to see Humboldt Tree Service conducting some much-needed maintenance and pruning on the festival tree in the Community Park.  

Working from the top down, dead branches will be removed and others trimmed back to make the tree more symmetrical in appearance overall.  This type of trimming will reduce the general width of the tree by about one third, with most of the reduction being from the mid-section down, although the tree will remain the same height.  Pruning will encourage new growth on the tree and improve its overall appearance.

We thank you for your patience as the festival tree undergoes a makeover! 

 

Letter from Mayor Lori Liu 6-1-2017

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Yesterday, President Trump announced the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015.  Click on the image below to read a letter from Mayor Lori Liu, which expresses the City's commitment to curbing global warming as we work together to support, lead, and uphold the commitments to the goals and measures of our Climate Action Plan.

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Posted 6/2/2017


City of Brisbane – Now Hiring
Office Asst. – Police Records
Part-Time/Temporary
Apply by 6/19, www.CalOpps.org


Posted 5/31/2017


Brisbane’s Got Talent Show!
Friday, June 2nd @ 6pm
Mission Blue Center
Free Event for All Ages!


Water Bills
Due June 5th
Pay Online at
www.brisbaneca.org/utilities

 

 

Shrinking Shores Event in Half Moon Bay

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Please join Sea Change San Mateo County for an informational event about sea level rise at Poplar Beach, hosted by the County of San Mateo and the City of Half Moon Bay.  The event is one of many events around the state that will be held in anticipation of World Oceans Day, (June 8), a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.

At Poplar Beach on June 3, beachgoers will see a dramatic illustration about predicted ocean levels through the end of the century.  Temporary signs will be placed into the sand and on the bluffs to depict scenarios of future sea level rise and bluff erosion.  The City and County will staff a booth near the Poplar Beach parking lot where visitors can get information, ask questions, and learn about the science behind the predicted changes.  Poplar Beach is located at the end of Poplar Street, past Railroad Avenue in Half Moon Bay.

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Posted 5/25/2017


Complete Streets Safety Committee Vacancies
Applications Now Being Accepted
Deadline: Fri., 6/30 @ 1pm
More Info: www.brisbaneca.org


It’s Fire Season
Please Cut & Remove
All Dry Weeds
From Your Property


Posted 5/24/2017


P&R Commission Vacancy
Applications Now Being Accepted
Deadline: Fri., 6/30 @ 1pm
More Info: www.brisbaneca.org


O Hina’aro Nui – Tahitian Dance
Anniversary Show & Fundraiser
Sat., June 3rd, 6:30pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Tickets $25 at the Door

Fresh Fish Coming to Farmers Market

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UPDATE: Tuesday, 5/31 - There will be plenty of black cod steaks and fillets as well as cold cured black cod and fresh anchovies.  Contact Maynard for more info or to place your order: (858) 248-7391.

UPDATE: Friday, 5/26 - Maynard said that the farmers market was a success and that they SOLD OUT!  Thank you for the local support!

UPDATE: Tuesday, 5/23 - Maynard will have a one-time introductory price of $9/lb. for fresh black cod or miso butter fish fillets and steaks.  He will also have fish heads and collars available for around $4/lb.

At yesterday's Farmers Market, Capt. Maynard Webb of Dragon Baby Seafood had his tent set up and talked to folks passing by to see if they would be interested in him bringing fresh fish to next week's market.  There were enough people who expressed an interest in his fish, so he'll be back on Thursday, May 25th -- be sure to pay Maynard a visit if you're interested in trying out his fresh, local ocean fish!  In the meantime, check out this video produced by a customer of his and see for yourself how fresh Maynard's product is (and how hard a fisherman works!):

 

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Posted 5/20/2017


Office Hours w/ Councilman Lentz
Wed., May 24th, 6-7:30pm
City Hall, Large Conference Rm.
Bring Your Questions!


City of Brisbane
Planning Commissioner Needed
Deadline: June 30th
To Apply call City Clerk at 415-508-2113


Posted 5/15/2017


Brisbane Dance Workshop Presents
Wendy & Peter
Sat/Sun, May 20th and 21st
www.brisbanedanceworkshop.org


Silverspot Fundraiser
Trivia Night is Back!
Fri., May 19th, 7pm-9pm
Eagles Club, 185 Visitacion

3 Feet for Safety Act

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Since September 2014, it has been State law (California Vehicle Code section 21760) for drivers to maintain a minimum 3-foot buffer when passing a bicyclist in the same direction.  The law is designed to reduce car-bicycle crashes by reminding drivers to give bicyclists more safe space when passing.  A 3-foot passing distance gives bicyclists, motorists and law enforcement a clear sense of what is safe.  If you’re unsure about whether or not you’re giving a bicyclist enough space, it’s best to change lanes before passing them.  For more information about this State law, please visit https://bikeeastbay.org/GiveMeThree.

The Brisbane Police Department also made a video to explain this law.  Check it out on their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BrisbanePD .

 

Serve Your Community & Make a Difference

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Looking to make a difference?  The City is accepting applications through June 30, 2017 for one seat on its Parks and Recreation Commission, one seat on its Planning Commission, and up to four seats on its Complete Streets Safety Committee.  Applications are available for download below or by calling Ingrid Padilla at (415) 508-2113.  Applications must be e-mailed to cityclerk@ci.brisbane.ca.us or delivered to Ingrid Padilla at 50 Park Place, Brisbane by Friday, June 30th at 1:00pm.

Complete Streets Safety Committee Application Form

Parks and Recreation Commission Application Form

Planning Commission Application Form

If you have youth in your household, the Parks and Recreation Dept. is looking to activate its Youth Advisory Committee (YAC).  Below is a short PSA that Lipman 8th Graders recently recorded as part of their Students in Business & Government Day at City Hall.

Thank you for considering serving your community!

Follow Brisbane PD on Twitter

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The Brisbane Police Department earlier today set up a Twitter account!  If you're on Twitter, be sure to follow them at @brisbanepd_ca (or you can type "Brisbane" into Twitter's search box and their logo should pop up).  This is where BPD plans to keep the community informed with breaking news and provide relevant updates so that residents have the latest information.  They also have a Facebook page and Instagram (@brisbaneca_pd), in case you prefer those platforms instead!  (Please note: BPD will not be updating their Facebook and Instagram pages as frequently as their Twitter page in the event of an emergency).  We hope you can join the conversation online today!

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Posted 5/14/2017


BBCAG Spring Meeting
Tues. 5/16, 7-9PM
Tank Farm, VWR, Schlage Update
250 Visitacion Ave.


Posted 5/10/2017


Play Soccer in Brisbane
Register online at…
www.brisbanesoccer.org


Brisbane’s Got Talent!
June 2nd @ Mission Blue
Apply to Participate Today!
www.starcityfest.com

SamTrans Summer Youth Pass on Sale 5/21

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Hey Mom & Dad ... avoid the hassle of having to drive the kids everywhere.  Get them their own set of wheels this summer with the SamTrans Summer Youth Pass.  Let SamTrans take your kids to their favorite places in San Mateo County and the Coastside. For $40, your kids 18 and younger get unlimited rides on any SamTrans route all summer - from June 1 through Aug. 31. It’s one of the best summertime bargains for kids and teens! And parents, you save $41 compared to buying three Youth Monthly passes.  Get the passes online at www.samtrans.com/syp starting May 21st!

Construction on Bayshore Now Starts 5/1

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UPDATE: Thursday, May 11, 12:30pm - The Cold In-Place Recycling contractor is on schedule to complete their resurfacing work by the end of today.  Crews will return next week to stripe the roadway.  Please note: the posted speed limit in the construction area is 25 mph.  We're nearing the end of this project - thank you to the public for your patience as this project is completed!  Should you have any questions about the work, please contact the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

UPDATE: Thursday, May 4, 10:30am - The most impactful part of the paving work on Bayshore has been completed early, thanks to the nice, warm weather we've experienced this week!  Crews will still be on-site today and tomorrow as well as next week to complete the work and stripe the roadway.  Thanks for your patience!

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Cold In-Place Recycling work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 1st.

The City’s contractor, Interstate Grading and Paving, and their subcontractor, Pavement Recycling Systems, are scheduled to begin the Cold-in-Place Recycling (CIR) work on Bayshore Blvd. from approximately 600 ft. south of Old County Road to the southern city limits, starting next Monday, May 1st.  Because of the curing time required for this sustainable, greenhouse gas emission-reducing method of rehabilitating existing deteriorated pavement, we have allowed the contractor to close the lane they are working in from the hours of 7 am to 6 pm.  Typically, we only allow lane closures on Bayshore Blvd. outside of commute times, i.e. between 9 am and 4 pm, so we do anticipate some delays, and are encouraging motorists to use alternate routes if possible.  The CIR work is anticipated to take four to five days, one day or morning to test their method, and one day for each of the travel lanes on Bayshore (two each northbound and two each southbound).
 
The CIR operation requires a “train” of several piece of equipment that is approximately 150 ft. in length (see right).  When this “train” crosses the intersections of Bayshore Blvd. and San Bruno Ave., traffic will be delayed for a period of time.  Again, we encourage people to take alternate routes should they not wish to be delayed.
 
Emergency access will be provided as needed.

Thank you for your patience as this project is completed.  The result will be a nice, smooth, and nicely-surfaced Bayshore Blvd.!

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Posted 5/5/2017


City of Brisbane – Now Hiring
Community Development Technician
Apply by May 22, 2017
www.CalOpps.org


Bike to Work Day
Thursday, May 11th
Info: www.commute.org


Posted 5/3/2017


Bike Rodeo
Saturday, May 6, 9am-Noon
Brisbane Elementary School

New Baylands Hearing Date of 6-7-17

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The Brisbane City Council’s meeting schedule has changed and the Council has newly scheduled the Baylands Public Hearing of June 7, 2017 to allow for the applicant and community groups to make presentations regarding the Baylands before the City Council considers making its recommendation.  The hearing will now be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 6:00pm-10:30pm in the Community Meeting Room at Brisbane City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane.

The request deadline for prospective presenters has also been extended.  All parties interested in making a formal presentation before the City Council should contact Ingrid Padilla, City Clerk, by 5:00pm on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  The City requests that interested presenters provide an estimate of how long their presentation will be.  Depending on the number of presenters, presentation length may need to be modified to accommodate all interested parties.  Ingrid Padilla can be reached at ipadilla@ci.brisbane.ca.us or (415) 508-2113.

May 2017 Marina News

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 Click here to read the May 2017 Marina Newsletter

Firth Canyon Restoration

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The City's land restoration contractor, Shelterbelt, will be removing invasives from Firth Canyon, beginning Monday May 1st - 19th.  There will be a crew and equipment in the area during that time while their work is being completed.  They will be removing invasive plant species such as broom, ivy, and cherry plum brush, as well as installing erosion control.  We do not foresee Shelterbelt's work causing any disruptions, but should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

Appointments in City Manager's Office

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Earlier this week, City Manager Clay Holstine announced two appointments he had made in his office.

Ingrid Padilla (pictured left) has been appointed as City Clerk, who, in large part connects the City Council, Commissions, Committees, and city staff with the Brisbane citizens they serve.  Ingrid will also administer democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public.  She acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act and will arrange for ceremonial and official functions.

Angel Ibarra (pictured below) has been appointed as Administrative Management Analyst.  You may recognize her from the Planning Department where she assisted with plan checks and interfaced with many community members in issuing building permits and answering building code inquiries, in addition to providing staff support to the Planning Commission.  She will be working with Clay on special projects, backing Ingrid up on City Clerk duties, and another friendly face to greet you in the City Manager's Office.

Both Ingrid and Angel bring broad experiences and enthusiasm to their new assignments and we know they will serve the citizens of Brisbane well!

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Posted 4/28/2018


Fire Hydrant Restoration Event
May 20th & 21st, 9am-Noon
Reserve Your Hydrant Today!
Call Parks & Rec: 415-508-2141


Road Work – Expect Delays
Bayshore Blvd.
South of Old County Rd.
Starting May 1st, 7am-6pm


Posted 4/26/2017


Help Brisbane Win $20,000
Towards a Park Makeover!
Vote at www.brisbaneca.org
#MeetMeAtThePark

 

Meet Me At The Park - Vote for Brisbane!

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The National Recreation and Park Association (NPRA), in collaboration with Disney, ABC, ESPN, and Freeform, is expanding their Meet Me at the Park program to provide communities with resources to improve local parks through projects that connect kids with nature, inspire healthy living and increase access to sports.  For the month of April, they're conducting a contest to see which community can get the most votes for their city.  All you have to do is nominate Brisbane, CA...and return to vote every day! https://www.meetmeatthepark.org/

PCE Citizens Advisory Committee Formation

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Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) seeks qualified applicants for its volunteer Citizens Advisory Committee.

PCE asks that anyone wishing to apply fill out the following application form no later than April 30, 2017.  All applications received by the deadline will be acknowledged with an email.  Peninsula Clean Energy staff will screen applications.  An ad-hoc committee of the PCE Board of Directors will interview candidates and make a recommendation to the full Board of Directors.

Information provided on this application is public information and may be made available to other applicants, members of the press, or the general public.  Please email Kirsten Andrews-Schwind at kandrews-schwind@peninsulacleanenergy.com if you have any questions or visit the Citizens Advisory Committee webpage.

Peninsula Clean Energy informational flyer (English) | Peninsula Clean Energy informational flyer (Spanish)

County Releases Draft Sea Level Rise Report

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The County this past week released the San Mateo County Draft Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment, a tool to guide the County and its cities in understanding and preparing for sea level rise.  Funded through a grant from the California State Coastal Conservancy, the Draft Assessment is an effort of Sea Change SMC, the County’s sea level rise initiative administered through the Office of Sustainability. 

Using best available sea level rise modeling and local data, the Draft Assessment provides an overview of how flooding and erosion from sea level rise could affect the County and its cities.  Specifically, the report includes an analysis of which assets (such as highways, hospitals, and parks) and communities are at risk from different amounts of sea level rise; detailed case studies on 30 representative assets (Asset Vulnerability Profiles); and chapters on adaptation planning and next steps.  As a reminder, the case studies are not a prioritized list of the most vulnerable assets, but rather meant to be representative of the different types of assets in the County and to provide a template to further evaluate vulnerability.  The report aims to increase awareness of the issue countywide and to provide a foundation for planning and projects that increase resilience and reduce risks.

The Draft Assessment can be downloaded here. The official press release announcing the release of the Draft Assessment can be viewed here

The County appreciates the public's engagement in this process, and look forward to your comments and feedback. The comment period will last until May 5th and all comments must be submitted using this online Comment Submission Form.

The County is also holding a number of workshops/presentations that offer an opportunity to learn more about the Draft Assessment and next steps, and ask clarifying questions.  For more information on upcoming events and to RSVP for the public workshops, click here.  They are also listed out below:

1. Presentation at the Board of Supervisors Meeting, April 11, 2017

2. Policy Advisory Committee and Technical Working Group Meeting, April 18, 2017

3. Community Task Force Meeting, April 24, 2017

4. Public Workshop #1
     Date: April 25, 2017. RSVP Here.
     Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
     Location: Lane Community Room, Burlingame Main Library,
     501 Primose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010

5. Public Workshop #2 
    Date: April 29, 2017. RSVP Here.
     Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
     Location: Ted Adcock Community Center,
     535 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

If you have any questions, please contact the County's Sea Change Project Team at seachangesmc@smcgov.org.

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Posted 4/22/2018


Summer Camp Registration is open!
ClubRec, Mountaineers, Preschool,
Legos, Shakespeare, Sports & more!
Register online at www.brisbaneca.org


Cuban Salsa
Come Join the Fun!
Thursdays, 7:30-9:00pm
Mission Blue Center


Posted 4/18/2017


Live at Mission Blue Presents
Clerestory
Sat., April 22, 8pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
www.liveatmissionblue.com
Tickets Available at the Door


Celebrate Earth Day!
Saturday, April 22nd, 9am-1pm

 

Brisbane Community Night w/ the SF Giants

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The tradition continues!  Join your friends and neighbors to root for the home team on Friday, June 23rd at 7:15pm.  Giants vs. the New York Mets!

Tix go on sale at the Parks and Rec office on Tuesday, April 18th, at 9am.  Our seats are in the "View Reserve" and are $17 each.  This event is for Brisbane residents only - must live or work in Brisbane to purchase tickets.  Limit 4 tix per person.  For more information, please call (415) 508-2144.

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