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Informational Workshop on PCE

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Join Peninsula Clean Energy staff on Wednesday, March 8th at 6:30pm at the San Mateo main library Oak Room to learn and ask questions about San Mateo County's official electricity provider. Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) provides cleaner and greener electricity with energy rates starting lower than what you are paying now.

Notifications are in the mail about your new electricity provider.
Please come to gather information, ask questions and be informed!
Light refreshments provided | Workshop Flyer
 
Register to attend this free workshop:
http://tinyurl.com/marchPCE
 
Date:           March 8, 2017
Time:           6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:    City of San Mateo Main Library – Oak Room
Address:     55 W. 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
Cost:            FREE

Informational Workshop on PCE

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Join Peninsula Clean Energy staff on Wednesday, March 8th at 6:30pm at the San Mateo main library Oak Room to learn and ask questions about San Mateo County's official electricity provider. Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) provides cleaner and greener electricity with energy rates starting lower than what you are paying now.

Notifications are in the mail about your new electricity provider.
Please come to gather information, ask questions and be informed!
Light refreshments provided | Workshop Flyer
 
Register to attend this free workshop:
http://tinyurl.com/marchPCE
 
Date:           March 8, 2017
Time:           6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:    City of San Mateo Main Library – Oak Room
Address:     55 W. 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
Cost:            FREE

Signboard Postings

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Posted 3/1/2017


New at the Pool!
Tues/Thurs Swim Lessons
Starting March 7th
Sign-up Today!

SamTrans Customer Experience Survey

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SamTrans strives to create the best possible ride experience for all those who make it their transit choice.  They would like to hear from their current, former riders and future riders to assist them in identifying short-, mid- and long-term improvements, such as amenities and service.

Let SamTrans know what you think by taking the online survey, by March 19, 2017.
  The questionnaire should take about 10 minutes.  At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to be entered in a drawing to win one of five SamTrans Monthly passes.

Click here to take the survey in English

Clique aquí para la encuesta en Español

No-Cost Sustainability Education

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Click to view upcoming offerings on sea level rise>>

Finding Common Ground: A Workshop on Communicating about Sea Level Rise
Want to learn more about sea level rise and get involved in your community?  Then this workshop is for you!
 
Date & Time: Saturday, March 25th, 2017, 10am-2pm
Venue: County of San Mateo, 455 County Center, Redwood City
 
Lunch will be provided at the workshop!

Sustainability Webinar Series
We have a few more webinars lined up this program year for you to participate in during your lunch break.
 
Finding Common Ground: Communicating about Sea Level Rise
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 12-1pm
 
Make Every Drop Count: Tapping into Local Water Conservation Programs
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 12-1pm
 
Don’t be “Fuel”ish: Transportation Alternatives that Reduce Greenhouse Gas and Your Waistline!
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 12-1pm

How Will You Find Your Pet After a Disaster?

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After a disaster, families often become separated from their pets.  This can be a very traumatic time for both the family and the pet.  Here are three tips to consider:

  1. Conduct a thorough search.  The first thing you should do is contact your local Animal Care and Control to see if they have your pet.  If they don't, you should immediately start going door-to-door and talk with your neighbors.  Leave your name, address and phone number plus a complete description of your pet.  You might also want to consider putting a microchip in your pet.  That way, if animal control picks up your pet or someone brings the pet there, Animal Control is able to contact you.  More info on microchipping>>
  2. Visit shelters.  Visit your local animal shelter daily.  It is important that you go in person, because only you can identify your pet.
  3. Make posters and create an ad.  Make a poster with a  recent picture of your pet to alert people to be on the lookout.  Make small tear-offs, if someone sees your pet, they can easily tear off the tab and call.  Provide general information but avoid putting too much detail about your pet on the poster.  There are con-artists who may use this information to claim they have your pet and try and scam youClick here for a free template of a Lost Pet Poster with tear-off tabs>>

Get more preparedness tips from The Red Guide to Recovery, whose Handbook is used by a variety of agencies nationwide.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 2/24/2017


Live at Mission Blue Presents
Howard, Mok & Parker
Sat., Mar 4th, 8pm
www.liveatmissionblue.com
Tickets Available at the Door


Music Together – FREE CLASS
Tues., Feb 28th, 9:30am
at Mission Blue Center
For More Info: 415-508-2144


Posted 2/21/2017


SAVE THE DATE!
Silverspot’s Annual Luau & Auction
Sun., March 12th, 1-5pm
Mission Blue Ctr., 475 Mission Blue Dr.


Brisbane Lions Club
Crab Dinner Fundraiser
Sat., Feb. 25th, 6pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Ticket/Info: (415) 269-7895 or
brisbanelionsclub@gmail.com

 

Update on High School Bus

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On February 15, 2017 representatives of the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD) Board of Trustees and Superintendent met with a two Brisbane Council Members and staff to discuss the mounting difficulties the City is facing in providing daily bus service to and from Pacifica.  As the City has already reported, our current provider will not be providing service next school year.  There was also a discussion concerning phasing out the bus service over a period of time since finding contractors is getting more and more difficult.  The JUHSD Board of Trustees committed to discussing this issue at a future board meeting.  The discussion will include any and all options that may be available including, but not limited to; the City of Brisbane phasing out contracting for the bus service over the next year or so (if a vendor can even be contracted), the JUHSD contracting bus service with financial support from the City of Brisbane, the JUHSD looking into student transportation as a whole, and working together as agencies to support Brisbane students in selecting one of the Daly City schools to attend instead of the Pacifica schools.

Peninsula Clean Energy Update

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This month, Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) will begin sending notices to 210,000 residences and businesses throughout San Mateo County to inform them that they are about to receive cleaner electricity and simultaneously save money.
 
At their January board meeting, the PCE Board of Directors unanimously approved new rates for all PCE customers that go into effect in time for the large April 2017 customer enrollment.  The rate change will maintain Peninsula Clean Energy’s 5% discount below PG&E’s electric generation rates for PCE’s customers, for greener electricity with 50% renewable content. PG&E’s electricity has 30% renewable content.
 
Residents and businesses across the County have noticed higher energy bills this winter.  Over the past year PG&E increased rates significantly, especially for natural gas and electricity transmission.  Peninsula Clean Energy is not a factor in rising bills, and in fact helps customers lower their bills.  When PG&E increased the exit fees that community choice energy customers pay by 26%, Peninsula Clean Energy lowered its rates to account for these fees, maintaining a 5% total savings on electricity generation costs for its customers.  “We feel it’s very important to offer savings to our customers through competitive rates,” noted PCE CEO Jan Pepper.
 
“Peninsula Clean Energy is pleased to offer San Mateo County residents the best value for renewable energy possible,” stated San Mateo County Supervisor David Pine, who also serves as the Chair of PCE’s Board.  The PCE Board of Directors is composed of 22 members, including a Council Member from each of the 20 cities in the County and two County Supervisors.

Peninsula Clean Energy is currently serving about 80,000 residential and small business accounts across the county.  The remaining 210,000 San Mateo County residential and business accounts will be automatically enrolled with PCE in April.  PCE customers continue to receive electric delivery and a consolidated bill from PG&E.  Residents and businesses will receive four notices in the mail with details about their new choices.  PCE provides sample bills online under “Billing” on its website to explain bill updates: http://www.peninsulacleanenergy.com/residents/residential-rates/
 
Peninsula Clean Energy customers are automatically enrolled in the ECOplus program to enjoy cleaner energy that is 50% renewable (compared to PG&E’s 30% renewable).  PCE customers may choose to opt up to ECO100 to receive 100% renewable energy for a small premium of one cent per kilowatt hour.  All customers who are currently enrolled in CARE or medical baseline energy discount programs automatically continue in these programs under PCE.
 
About Peninsula Clean Energy
Peninsula Clean Energy, or PCE, is San Mateo County’s official electricity provider.  PCE is a public, locally-controlled community choice energy program that provides all electric customers in San Mateo County the choice of having electricity supplied from clean, renewable sources at competitive rates. PCE’s ECOplus option is 50% renewable and 75% greenhouse gas emissions free, and PCE’s ECO100 option is 100% renewable and 100% greenhouse gas emissions free.  The Peninsula Clean Energy Authority, formed in March 2016, is a joint powers authority made up of the County of San Mateo and all 20 cities in the County.  PCE currently serves approximately 80,000 accounts, and will serve approximately 300,000 accounts by May 2017 when its enrollment process is complete.

February 2017 Marina News

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 Click here to read the February 2017 Marina Newsletter