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Sailboat Rescue at the Marina

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It was a windy Friday morning at the Brisbane Marina, with 30 MPH northwest winds and choppy conditions.  When boater Scott Wall arrived at the south end of the Marina that morning, he saw Marina Director Randy Breault and Lead Marina Maintenance Worker Dolan Shoblo monitoring the water with binoculars.  Scott looked towards Oyster Point and saw what they were observing – a sailboat was pitching up and down with the heavy wave action, and appeared to be in imminent danger of losing its anchor, which would have resulted in it being pushed towards certain destruction against the Oyster Point break wall.  However, Harbormaster Michael Hahn, Marina Maintenance Worker Chris Redfield, and Marina tenant/good samaritan Michael Lael were already deployed on the Marina’s boat and enroute to the vessel in distress.  Being a very experienced sailor, Michael was able to transfer from the marina boat to the distressed vessel, and assist that captain with receipt of a tow line and management of the sailboat’s anchor lines.  The Marina boat was then able to tow the sailboat safely back to safe harbor in our Marina.  Thanks to the quick work of the Marina staff and fellow boaters that helped with the morning rescue, this sailboat and her crew survived to sail another day. 

Enjoy pictures of the resuce below, which were captured by Scott Wall.

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Posted 12/6/2016


The Collective Camp – Roar
#FADE
M-F / 6AM / 30 MIN+ / 18YRS+ WOMEN
Class Started 12/5…Sign up Now!


Posted 12/5/2016


Brisbane Dance Workshop
Holiday Craft Fair
Sat., Dec. 10, 11am-5pm Miss. Blue Ctr.
Crafts, Food, Santa Photos, Entertainment

Climate Fact #47

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Baylands Sustainability Framework  
http://www.brisbaneca.org/history-books
http://www.brisbaneca.org/news/2013-03-18/hike-san-bruno-mountain

December 2016 Marina News

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 Click here to read the December 2016 Marina Newsletter

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Posted 11/30/2016


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
30th Annual Festival of Lights
Sun., Dec. 4th, 6pm, Community Pk.
Top of Visitacion @ 5:45pm


Posted 11/28/2016


City of Brisbane
Water Bills
Due December 5th


San Bruno Mountain Watch
Native Plant Sale
Sat., Dec. 3, 9am-2pm
Miss. Blue Nursery, 3401 Bayshore Blvd.

 

Improved Street Safety Near BES

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A few months ago, the City’s Complete Streets Safety Committee discussed improving visibility at the intersection of San Bruno and Alvarado, which is the block before Brisbane Elementary School when heading up San Bruno.  Last Thursday, the City’s contractor completed the painting of white chevrons or diagonal lines which indicate no parking at all 8 curb returns to improve the safety of pedestrians, for both children and adults alike.  After the work was completed, city staff determined that a few more chevrons were put down on the roadway than originally planned.  Thus, the contractor will be back out in early December to rectify the situation, which will also result in a few parking spaces being added back to the street.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as this issue is resolved.  For any questions about this project, please contact the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

Winter Clean Up - TONS of Success!

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Special thanks to Brisbane Public Works for helping residents dispose of their yard waste on Saturday and Sunday and to South San Francisco Scavenger Co. for the 35 total trips their trucks made to haul all of it away!

Climate Fact #46

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Baylands Sustainability Framework  

Protecting San Bruno Mountain: A Guide to Conserving Local Flora and Fauna

http://www.mountainwatch.org/mission-blue-nursery/

BAWSCA landscape classes (several focus on Native Gardening):
http://bawsca.org/conserve/programs/classes

 

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Posted 11/22/2016


Happy Thanksgiving!


Posted 11/21/2016

 

Attention Swimmers:
Pool Closed 11/24 & 11/25
For Thanksgiving Holiday
Will Re-open 11/26 at 8:30am

 

 

Drinking Water Taste & Odor Concerns?

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UPDATE 11/19, 12:38pm - The SFPUC placed a segment of pipeline into service on 11-17-16 after routine maintenance activities.  Some customers in South San Francisco, Brisbane, and the southern portion of San Francisco may experience temporary taste and odor issues because of stagnant water that was in this pipeline.  The SFPUC has flushed water in its service area to correct this problem.  Additionally, the SFPUC has collected and analyzed water samples from the service area and determined that Federal and State drinking water standards are being met. 

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On Friday, city staff received several citizen complaints of taste and odor issues coming from their faucets.  After conducting a review of our internal operations and finding no likely cause for these issues, we contacted our wholesale supplier, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which provided the statement below on Friday evening. 

The SFPUC placed a segment of pipeline into service yesterday after routine maintenance activities.  Some customers in South San Francisco, Brisbane, and the southern portion of San Francisco may experience temporary taste and odor issues because of this activity. The SFPUC is in the process of collecting water quality samples in its customer complaint areas to evaluate this event. The system should return to normal over the next 24-48 hours.

Climate Fact #45

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Baylands Sustainability Framework  

http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/

Learn about water conservation programs and rebates:

http://bawsca.org/

 

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Posted 11/17/2016


Annual Yard Waste Clean Up
Sat., Nov. 19th, 10am-3pm
Sun., Nov. 20th, 9am-1pm
For Assistance Call: 415-508-2147


Posted 11/16/2016


Trivia Night
Fri., Nov. 18th, 7:00pm
Eagles Club, 185 Visitacion Ave.
Silverspot Fundraiser

 

Scheduled Water Shutdown 11-21-16

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In order to make necessary improvements to the water main, water service will temporarily be shut down at the addresses highlighted in blue on the map below of Joy Ave., Gladys Rd., Lake St., and San Bruno Avenue.  The scheduled shutdown will occur on Monday, November 21st from 10am - 4pm.  Repair work at Lake St. and San Bruno will take place that day from 8am - 5pm.  Click on the map to view larger.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as the work is being completed.  If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Dept. at (415) 508-2130.

State of the City Address 2016

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Mayor Cliff Lentz provided the City's 2016 State of the City Address last Thursday at the DoubleTree Hotel in Brisbane.  Take a look at project highlights from the past year, and those to come by watching the recording below, which will also be played back on Ch. 27 through the first part of 2017.  Thank you to the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce for hosting this annual event!  Click here to view the slides from the Mayor's PowerPoint presentation.

Each year, the Chamber of Commerce hosts the State of the City Address, which was held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Brisbane and attended by residents as well as members of the business community.  Taking place just two days after the U.S. Presidential Election, Mayor Lentz started off with the notion of what change means.  It could mean going to something new, or something different, or going back to something that used to be.  Being in Brisbane for the past 27 years, he has seen a lot of change, but has come to know that in Brisbane, “We do change because we want to make our town better.”  And there are things that haven’t changed since the day he’s arrived – “having a safe community, a community that takes care of each other, that connectivity to nature, the great services, having responsible government – those things still exist today and we’re thriving in those areas, and many others.”  He then went into detail on projects and events that show where we’ve been and where we’re going.

An example community project that shows our collaborative effort is the new Brisbane Skatepark, which opened this past summer.  It started as a grassroots effort with students coming to a Council Meeting to encourage Council’s support of building a new skatepark.  It gained momentum in the community, with t-shirt sales and car show proceeds going towards the project, along with families, individuals and businesses reserving bricks in the Commit-to-a-Brick campaign that were placed at the entrance to the Skatepark once construction wrapped up.  Others made in-kind donations with the services their business offered and the city received a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation.  All of this offset the total Skatepark construction costs by nearly 20%, making it a truly collaborative and community effort.

Mayor Lentz also highlighted the plans for the new Brisbane Library, something many in the community have wanted for a very long time.  This will be a fantastic addition to our downtown, which will be 2.5 times the size of the current library.  The plans include a maker space site, separate teen and children areas, breakrooms, a community space, a historic archive area, an open outside courtyard, just to name a few items.  Not only will the new library have amazing design qualities, it will be built very sustainably.  The plans include a rainwater cistern, solar panels, and be zero net emissions/carbon-neutral.  Just as we always take on projects with a very strong emphasis on community engagement, the same will be done as we move forward to determine the use(s) of the old library site.

The Mayor touched on Priority-Based Budgeting and the five results/categories that the City Council is committed to adopting fiscal plans around.  The five results are:

  • Ensuring Brisbane is a SAFE community
  • Enhancing residents’ lives through COMMUNITY BUILDING
  • Promoting ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY
  • Creating opportunities through ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, and
  • Safeguarding community services through FISCAL PRUDENCE

In considering the City’s financial state, more money has brought in than what has been spent, which then get placed into reserves.  Specifically, the City’s reserves have been increased by nearly $5 million in 4 years (2012-2015).  These reserves are then able to fund programs for the Teens, such as the $50,000 that is applied to help fund the Afterschool Program at Lipman where it’s been seen that so many more Teens are involved in afterschool programs than ever before.  We’ve also been able to install new handrails on stairways in town that aid in Brisbane’s walkability and safety.  The City is also caught up on deferred maintenance at the Pool, Storm Drain System, trails and paths.  Funds have also been set aside for repair and maintenance of infrastructure and to reduce long-term liabilities.

Upcoming projects include the Parkside Precise Plan, where locations across the street from the Community Park and near amenities were identified as sites for future housing, including affordable housing.  The hope is for all Brisbane residents, from the younger generation(s) to seniors, the ability to age in place and to live out the rest of their lives in dignity.

Sierra Point is starting to get a lot of traction with building going on in San Francisco and down the Peninsula to Silicon Valley.  Before everything is built out, one of the things the City wants to do is to create a great public space.  Therefore, the City is working with OPUS, a property owner out at Sierra Point, to have already-existing uses in their development agreement such as R&D or a hotel and in return, the City potentially getting back the piece of property to one day create this public space.

The Mayor concluded his remarks with talking about the Baylands Project and the Baylands Sustainability Framework.  The public process for the Baylands Project started in 2006 and where the Council is embarking on its deliberations and reviewing the project and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on a monthly basis through Spring 2017.  In 2017, the Council will decide if any changes are needed to be made to the General Plan.  Ultimately, the Council has expressed that the final outcome of the Baylands development will be decided by Brisbane voters.

The City of Brisbane has been recognized by the Institute for Local Government for its holistic view at tackling climate change and reducing its carbon footprint.  Stay tuned for community workshops that will be held in early 2017 to help the community become more aware about these principles that will guide any development that occurs at the Baylands.

 

Holiday Pool Closures

Council Adopts Smoking Ordinance

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On November 3rd, the Brisbane City Council voted to adopt Ordinance No. 611, which prohibits smoking of tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, in multi-unit residences.  This pertains to the enclosed and unenclosed common areas of a multi-unit residence, unless it is a designated smoking area.  Brisbane will join about 20 other cities or county unincorporated areas in Northern California requiring multi-unit housing to be smoke-free.  Note: This ordinance does not apply to those with a medical marijuana card.  Enforcement will be deferred six months, or until the first part of June, in order for property owners and tenants to become aware of the new regulations and take any necessary measures to comply with the ordinance.  If there are complaints, they should be directed to the City's Code Enforcement Officer at (415) 508-2172.  The Code Enforcement Officer will work with the County in educating the offender before enforcing the ordinance.

Flag-Raising Event Honoring Veterans

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It was a beautiful morning to honor those who selflessly served in the armed forces and risked their lives for the freedom we enjoy today.  Thank you to all who attended the City's Annual Flag-Raising Event!  Next year, we hope to see even more Veterans out at the Community Park that live in this beautiful City of Stars. 

Special thanks to Jeri Sulley and Kathy Wall who led everyone in singing the Star Spangled Banner, the Brisbane Police Department for escorting our oldest Veteran, Charles E. (Chuck) Blunt and his wife, Helen, to the event -- Chuck served as a Sergeant in World War II and has 2 Purple Hearts, and the Brisbane Public Works Dept. and Parks and Recreation Dept. for their assistance with today's ceremony.  It was also great to see so many in Public Safety at the event - we are truly grateful for all those that wear the badge and protect the lives and welfare of Brisbane and its citizens! 

To view more pictures from today's event, please click here.

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Posted 11/10/2016


Festival of Lights 2016
Save the Date
Dec. 4, 5:45 Top of Visitacion


Updated Weekend Pool Hours
Starting Sat., Nov. 12th
Rec Swim Hours, 1:00-4:00pm

 

Climate Fact #44

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Baylands Sustainability Framework  

An Overview of the 100-mile diet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Water Contamination

 

Unofficial Election Results

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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, at which point they will become official.  In the meantime, election results will be updated at 4:30pm on November 10, 15, 18, and 23, 2016. 

You can check these updates by going to www.shapethefuture.org.

 

Airport Noise Workshop 11/4/16

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Mayor Lentz and Councilmember Terry O'Connell held an Airport Noise Workshop on Friday, November 4th at 6pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall.  It was broadcast live on Ch. 27 and live-streamed on the City's website.  Below is the recorded meeting video:

November 2016 Marina Newsletter

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 Click here to read the November 2016 Marina Newsletter

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Posted 11/4/2016


You’re Invited to the 2nd Annual
Flag-Raising Honoring our Veterans
Community Park Flagpole
Thurs., Nov. 10th, 8:00am


State of the City Address
Thurs. Nov. 10, 6:30pm
DoubleTree Hotel
5000 Sierra Point Pkwy


Posted 11/2/2016


Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball
Sign-up Now!
Registration Deadline: Nov. 4th
 
St. Vincent de Paul
Warm Coat Drive
Drop off at City Hall
Give Warmth & Give Hope

Climate Fact #43

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Baylands Sustainability Framework

EPA - Greener Products and Services

Sustainable Purchasing 101: Tools for buying greener products

 

 

Brisbane Trustee Open Position

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The City of Brisbane is seeking a resident to represent the city on the Board of Trustees for the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District.  As a member of our Board of Trustees, you would act as a liaison to the City and would assist the District in making decisions for the citizens of our district.  Brisbane resident Robert Maynard was Brisbane's Trustee for over 12 years, and just recently stepped down.  He provided the City Council with regular program information and was a highly valuable asset to both the City and the Board of Trustees.

As a member of our Board of Trustees, you can be appointed to a two-year or four-year term.  District board meetings are once a month and meet on the second Wednesday each month from 6pm to approximately 8pm.  They do not meet in August.  Click here to read the full Trustee open position announcement.  If you would like to apply to serve on the Mosquito & Control District's Board of Trustees, please contact City of Brisbane Interim City Clerk Ingrid Padilla at (415) 509-2113 or ipadilla@ci.brisbane.ca.us.  The deadline to apply is Friday, December 16, 2016 at 1pm.

Climate Fact #43

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

Baylands Sustainability Framework

EPA - Greener Products and Services

Sustainable Purchasing 101: Tools for buying greener products

 

 

Veterans' Flag-Raising Event

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Meet a real World War II Veteran and long-time Brisbane resident, Sgt. Charles E. “Chuck” Blunt whose war decorations include: a Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart (with an oak leaf cluster for being wounded a second time), the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the American Theater Ribbon with three bronze stars, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and last but not least, the Good Conduct Medal Ribbon.

Donuts and Coffee will be served.

Election Accessibility

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Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th is right around the corner.  Brisbane's Polling Place is at City Hall in the Community Meeting Room - 50 Park Place, Brisbane.  The polls will be open from 7am - 8pm.

The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division wants to to be sure that registered San Mateo County voters with disabilities are aware of the various options available to help them vote.  Did you know that voters with disabilities that are not able to vote at Brisbane's polling place can take advantage of a Mobile Voting Center (a mobile electronic voting system that allows a voter to independently and in private cast a ballot away from the polling place).  People who are registered to vote now have an excellent opportunity to exercise their right to vote, even if they cannot get to their polling site.  For more information, please call (650) 312-5222 or e-mail registrar@smcare.org at least 24 hours ahead of time to schedule an appointment.

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