• Nominate Brisbane for a $20K Grant!

    The National Recreation and Park Association is holding a contest throughout the entire month of April to see which U.S. city can rack up the most number of votes!  The winner will be awarded $20,000 for improvements at a local park.  Vote each day for Brisbane and let's see where we stand on April 30th! www.nrpa.org/disneymeetmeatthepark

  • Get Us Moving San Mateo County

    We are proud to be involved in the community-driven effort to Get San Mateo County Moving! 

    Take a look at the press release to learn more about this public engagement and education effort designed to provide information and collect community feedback about solutions to the County’s growing traffic problems.

    Your input is a critical component of this process.  Please take their short survey and make your voice heard as a roadmap is developed for faster, better transportation in San Mateo County.  Hard copy versions of the survey are also available at City Hall in English, Spanish, Chinese and Tagalog.

    For more information, please visit: www.getusmovingsmc.com .

  • New Brisbane Library

    In 2014, the Council identified the L.T. Clarke/5 Star Café site as the preferred site for the new Brisbane Library and afterwards formed a Library Planning Stakeholder Group.  This group is comprised of representatives from the Friends of the Brisbane Library, Mothers of Brisbane, San Mateo County Library Staff, Brisbane School District, BEST/PTO, City Council (1 member, plus 1 alternate), a Parks and Recreation Commissioner, the City Manager, and the Public Works Director. 

    Library Planning Stakeholder Group (LPSG) reviews architectural-engineering RFPs (early 2016)

     LPSG recommends architectural and design firm (Siegel & Strain) to Council (April, 2016)

     50% design of the New Brisbane Library to Council (November 3, 2016 meeting)

    Council adopts a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND)* for the new Library (February 2, 2017 meeting)

    Council approves final design of the Library and invites construction bids (expected March 2018)

    Council awards construction contract (expected June 2018)

    Construction of the Library starts (expected Summer 2018)

    Construction ends (expected Summer/Fall 2019)

    As far as funding goes, the Board of Supervisors voted to authorize a one-time $300K grant for design purposes at their March 29, 2016 meeting.  The Administrative Services Director and City Manager are also working on a low-interest loan from San Mateo County for the amount we may need to fund the library above and beyond the dedicated funds we have from the Northeast Ridge, which is about $3M.  The loan would be based on county investment pool interest earnings, something around 1 to 2%.  The details of the loan will be finalized as the project comes together and the actual construction costs are identified.  The Friends of the Brisbane Library are setting out to raise $100,000 for the new Brisbane Library, starting in 2017.  Click here to donate towards the New Brisbane Library!

    * The Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) study found that the new Library would not have a significant effect on the environment because mitigation measures have been incorporated into the project.

  • Drought Information from the City


    Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life

    On April 7, 2017, Governor Brown announced an end to the drought state of emergency and for Californians to transition to a permanent framework for making water conservation a California way of life.  He also directed the State Water Board to continue development of permanent prohibitions on wasteful water use and to continue the following water practices to best preserve this precious resource:

    What’s Required for Everyone

    • You cannot water or use outdoor irrigation during or within 48 hours of measurable precipitation
    • Landscapes can only be watered between 6 PM and 9 AM
    • You cannot wash sidewalks, driveways, and “hardscape” with potable water
    • Watering your outdoor landscape cannot result in runoff outside the landscape
    • When washing vehicles, you need to use a hose with an automatic shutoff nozzle
    • All decorative water fountains/features using potable water need to have a recirculating system

    What’s Required for Business

    • Food service establishments may only serve water to customers upon request
    • Hotels and motels must offer guests the option to not launder towels and linens daily

    What’s Required for the City

    • Ensure new home landscape irrigation complies with Building Standards Commission and Department of Housing and Community Development requirements
    • Stop irrigation of ornamental turf on public street medians with potable water
    • Continue reporting conservation progress to Water Board

    Note that the City will continue to fully enforce these requirements.

    Who to call for more information on these regulations, or to report water waste:

    Department of Public Works: (415) 508-2130


    Click here to view some Water Conservation Tips and help reduce water use

  • Downtown Brisbane Arial

     Photo by Lee Panza

  • Brisbane Marina

    Photo by Scott Mucci

    Photo by Scott Mucci, Creative Commons Licensed

  • Mission Blue Butterfly

    Photo by Karen Cunningham, used by permission

  • Houses on the Hill

    Photo by C.J. MacDonald

    Photo by C.J. MacDonald, used by permission

  • 60's Baseball

    60's baseball team

    Contributed by the Brisbane Youth Sports Association (BYSA)

  • Brisbane Derby

    Photo by Lee Panza

    Photo by Lee Panza, used by permission

  • The Bay at Sunrise

    Photo by Dee Sano

    Photo by Dee Sano, used by permission