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City Manager's Letter to the Editor

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San Francisco Chronicle | January 12, 2018

Regarding “The crux of the crisis” (Editorial, Dec. 29): The Chronicle’s editorial criticism of the scrutiny that the city of Brisbane is giving to a 2015 Baylands development proposal is mistaken. Building housing is a complex issue for any local government, and significantly more complicated when the proposed housing is to be built on a long-contaminated former industrial site. It’s infinitely more difficult when the developer, Universal Paragon Corp., hasn’t committed to fully cleaning up the site, as is the case with Baylands.

Indeed, UPC has yet to fulfill any steps required to make the Baylands ready for development, such as site contamination cleanup, securing water resources or demonstrating how it will finance this proposed $1 billion development. Overpromising and underdelivering are par for the course with UPC. They’ve had approval for a decade to build housing in San Francisco but have yet to commence construction despite high demand. They’ve owned another parcel in Brisbane for nearly 30 years, committed to building a hotel, but have never built it.

Working through serious issues with a developer isn’t evidence of a “lingering impasse.” It’s validation that Brisbane is doing its job properly, recognizing who it is working with and that whatever development decision is made will irrevocably impact the health and welfare of future residents and neighboring communities. Brisbane is prepared to act but needs to know it has a sound financial partner that will deliver what it promises. We understand the desire of many to alleviate California’s housing crisis. The Baylands looks like an easy solution, but upon inspection, it isn’t.

Clay Holstine, City Manager, Brisbane

Click here to read the non-redacted/original Letter to the Editor.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 1/15/2018


Live at Mission Blue Presents
Frequency 49
Sat., Jan 20, 8pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
www.liveatmissionblue.com
Tickets Available at the Door


Brisbane After School Program
Parent Meeting for
Fall Registration
Wed., 1/17, 6-7pm, City Hall


Posted 1/10/2018


Adult Oil Painting Class
Starts Tues., Jan. 16th
6-8:30pm Mission Blue Ctr.
For Info Call: (415)286-3707


Earl Hemming
1935 – 2017
Brisbane Resident for 53yrs
Beloved Husband, Father & Grandfather

Parkside Precise Plan - Update

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At their January 4, 2018 Council Meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to introduce Ord. 624, which officially implements the Parkside Precise Plan by establishing overlay zoning for new residential development in the Parkside Plan Area.  The Parkside Plan was adopted by Council on October 30, 2017, bringing to a close a two-year process where consultant firm MIG studied the five properties along Park Place and Park Lane designated for housing overlay zones in the City’s 2015-2022 Housing Element, sought community input to define the community’s vision for future residential and commercial redevelopment, took direction from Council, and presented the Parkside Plan to both the Planning Commission and City Council before the Council ultimately adopted the Plan and associated General Plan text and map amendments.  The Parkside Plan also sets forth a vision for future redevelopment of the Brisbane Village Shopping Center and adjacent properties. Note: the Parkside Precise Plan has no regulatory impact to existing commercial uses in the properties subject to the overlay zoning designations; the underlying zoning designation, TC-1 Crocker Park Trade Commercial, will continue to control non-residential development of those properties.  To read the final adopted Parkside Plan, please visit the project page on the City’s website here: http://www.brisbaneca.org/parkside-plan-documents.

Thank you to the community members who participated during the community engagement period of this project and stayed informed throughout the process!

January 2018 Marina News

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 Click here to read the January 2018 Marina Newsletter

January 2018 STAR Newsletter

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Please click here to read the January 2018 STAR.

Serve Your Community & Make a Difference

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A GREAT WAY TO GET INVOLVED AND SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY!!
APPLY BY JANUARY 31, 2018 TO SERVE ON A CITY COMMISSION OR COMMITTEE 

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.

Parks 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.

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 8:00pm.

Completed applications can be emailed to cityclerk@ci.brisbane.ca.us 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

Think Green This Holiday Season!

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Think green this holiday season! From last minute gift ideas, to wrapping, parties and recycling, this guide from the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability will help you ensure Mother Earth has a happy holiday too!  Brisbane residents, be sure to check out the notes on tree recycling with South San Francisco Scavenger.  They will be picking them up on regular service days starting immediately after Christmas; call ahead to schedule an appointment for multi-family and commercial locations. www.smcsustainability.org/seasonal-info/

Winter Clean Up Another Success!

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Thank you to all the residents who took advantage of the 20+ dumpsters that SSF Scavengers placed throughout Central Brisbane during the weekend of November 4-5.  A total of 27.43 tons, or about 43 filled dumpsters were collected!  This is an important event that the City provides as a service to the community as it greatly reduces the amount of fallen leaves, branches, and other green waste that oftentimes ends up in the City’s storm drains, and can ultimately lead to flooding activity during the rainy season.  The annual Winter Clean Up event helps prevent these types of issues from occurring, so please make sure your household participates when it’s offered again!

Council Reorganization

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At the Council Meeting of 12/14/2017, Council Member Conway was selected by his fellow Council Members as Mayor for 2018 and Council Member Davis was selected as Mayor Pro Tem.
 
 
Thank you to Lori S. Liu, who stepped down from the Council after serving a full 4-year term.  She was recognized by her fellow Council for her work within the City and in the region, as well as by Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Assembly Member Kevin Mullin and Senator Jerry Hill. 
 
 
 
To view more pictures from the evening, please click here.

December 2017 Marina News

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 Click here to read the December 2017 Marina Newsletter.