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March 2020 STAR Newsletter

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Click here to read the March 2020 STAR Newsletter.

Presidential Primary Election

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vote center

Brisbane City Hall's Council Chambers will be transformed into a County Vote Center starting Saturday, February 29th through Monday, March 2nd (9am-5pm) and Election Day, Tuesday, March 3rd (7am-8pm). 

A Ballot Drop Box is also available in the lobby of City Hall, where you'll be able to drop your mail-in ballot during City Hall's regular hours of operation - M, Tu, Th: 8-5, W: 8-8, F: 8-1.

Baylands Specific Plan Notice of EIR Preparation and Scoping Meeting

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baylands project site

Notice is officially given today, February 20, 2020, that the City of Brisbane will be the Lead Agency in preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Brisbane Baylands Specific Plan. The City is interested in your input on the scope of the EIR for the Baylands.

The applicant for the Specific Plan, Baylands Development Inc. (previously Universal Paragon Corporation or UPC) is proposing development of up to 2,200 residential units and 7 million square feet of commercial use, along with an acquisition of an annual water supply of 2,400 acre-feet from the Oakdale Irrigation District. A summary description of the project, its location, background, and the potential environmental effects to be addressed in the EIR can be found here and on the Baylands microsite.

The City of Brisbane is requesting written comments on the scope and content of the EIR, which may be sent to:

John Swiecki, AICP
Community Development Director
City of Brisbane
50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA 94005
Email: baylands@brisbaneca.org
Fax: (415) 467-5547

Due to the time limits mandated by State law, comments must be sent at the earliest possible date but no later than 30 days from today, February 20, 2020. Therefore, the review period for the Baylands NOP will last through Friday, March 20, 2020.

A Scoping Meeting to solicit input from public agencies, organizations, and members of the public regarding the scope and content of the EIR will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 starting at 7pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane. The meeting will be recorded & accessible afterwards on the City's YouTube channel, @BrisbaneCA.

February 2020 Marina News

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marinalogo Click here to read the February 2020 Marina Newsletter

Safety Upgrades to Fire Hydrants

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fire hydrant safety featureOver the next 6 months, Public Works will be upgrading the visibility of all 246 of the City’s fire hydrants, and color-coding the hydrants so that responding fire engines know the hydrants' flow capacity.  As shown in the photo, every hydrant will have a reflective color-coded marker placed behind the cap on the large (“pumper”) outlet.  The blue marker indicates the hydrant is connected to water zones capable of providing more than 1,500 gallons per minute of flow.

For each of the City's 54 painted hydrants - that are also connected to the City's water system - a tall, reflective flag will be attached to the smaller (“hose”) nozzle.  This will allow the hydrants to be quickly located during low visibility, and will allow the continued painting of hydrants with non-reflective paint while still providing quick location identification for our firefighters and those assisting from other cities during times of mutual aid.

Have you ever wanted to paint or restore one of Brisbane’s fire hydrants? The Parks and Recreation Department organizes a Fire Hydrant Painting & Restoration Weekend every two years, usually in the springtime.  The next one is coming up next year, in 2021.  So keep that period in mind and be sure to sign up early when registration opens – they go fast!  Thank you for all that have lent your artistic talents to bring these hydrants to whimsical life!