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Application Deadline EXTENDED to Serve Your Community

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Park and Rec Commission


The City Council at their January 16, 2020 meeting agreed to extend the application deadline for residents to apply for a City Commission or Committee, in case the holidays got in the way of anyone wanting to do so.  The Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission do receive a small stipend.  If you or anyone you know is interested in applying, please make sure applications are submitted by 8pm on Wednesday, February 19th!  See below for descriptions and applications for the various Commissions/Committees:

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 Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m.  Three - 4-year terms ending in 2024 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. Four - 4-year terms ending in 2024 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 Monday of each month @ 6:30 p.m. Two- 4-year terms ending in Jan 2024 are available to apply for. 

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 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Two– 4-year terms ending in 2024 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 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. Three -2-year terms ending in 2022 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 cityclerk@ci.brisbane.ca.us

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, January 10, 2020 at 1:00pm.

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

C/CAG Vacancy on a Public Committee

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The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) has one (1) vacant seat for a public member that is a resident of San Mateo County on the C/CAG Congestion Management and Environmental Quality (CMEQ) Committee.

The C/CAG CMEQ provides advice and recommendations to the full C/CAG Board on all matters relating to transportation planning, congestion management, travel demand management, coordination of land use and transportation planning, mobile source air quality programs, energy resources and conservation, and other environmental issues facing local jurisdictions in San Mateo County.  The role of the C/CAG CMEQ Committee also includes making recommendations to the C/CAG Board on the allocation of funding for specific projects and activities addressing these programmatic areas.

Individuals wishing to be considered for appointment to serve on this committee should send a letter of interest by 4pm, Friday, January 31, 2020.

For more information, please click here.


HEART's Second Unit Open Houses

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HEART's Second Unit Open Houses are This Week!  Don't Miss Out, Register Now!


Tuesday, January 14
6:00pm - 8:00pm
San Carlos Library
2nd floor Conference Room
610 Elm St.
San Carlos, CA 94070

Register Here or go to tinyurl.com/SanCarlosADUOpenHouse

Wednesday, January 15
6:00pm - 8:00pm
City Council Chambers and Atrium
Municipal Services Building
33 Arroyo Dr.
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Register Here or go to tinyurl.com/SSFADUOpenHouse

If you cannot attend either of the Open Houses, don't worry: HEART will post the preliminary designs on their ADU website (heartofsmcadu.org) and you can view and comment on the designs at your convenience.  If you are able to attend in-person, you can expect to:

  • Check out a variety of layouts: including a studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom plans
  • Learn about different architectural styles and green amenity options
  • Provide your feedback and ideas that will help guide HEART!


Use GORequest to Report Service Requests to the City

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For the past several years, the City has been using GORequest to receive, track, and file service requests.  Download their app for free to report any issues you see around town on your smartphone.  After downloading it, turn on Location Services, and start reporting.  It's that simple!


DTSC Community Survey

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DTSC Survey

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is one of the regulating agencies overseeing the environmental investigation and cleanup activities at the Brisbane Baylands (their portion being the northwesterly area, referred to as UPC OU-SM in the draft Feasibility Study/Remedial Action Plan that DTSC is currently reviewing).  As a part of this review process, DTSC recently sent out a 2-page Community Survey to all of Brisbane and parts of Daly City and San Francisco located closest to the site.  The survey was also provided in Spanish and Chinese (see below).  DTSC is asking community members to complete both sides of the survey and return it in the self-addressed, stamped envelope by Friday, January 17th.  You are also welcome to return the survey electronically to asha.setty@dtsc.ca.gov.  If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Asha Setty, Public Participation Specialist, at asha.setty@dtsc.ca.gov or (510) 540-3910.

DTSC Community Letter and Survey - English | Spanish | Chinese