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2 Seats Open: Public Art Selection Committee

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Due to a newly approved City Council Public Art Project, applications are being accepted to fill two seats on the Public Art Selection Committee (Skateboard Park Public Artwork Project) for a term through July 2019 or until project completion.

The General Duties and Responsibilities of the Committee Members are:

  1. Select an artist, or group of artist for the Skateboard Park Public Artwork Project through a public process and make recommendations on the artist or artist group to the City Council.
  2. Meet with the selected artist, or group of artists, in developing the Conceptual Design Plan that meets the artwork and location criteria.

How to Apply:

Applications are available for download by clicking here or by calling City Clerk Ingrid Padilla at (415) 508-2113.  Applications must be emailed to cityclerk@brisbaneca.org or delivered to Ingrid Padilla at 50 Park Place, Brisbane by Friday, April 26th at 1:00pm. For more information on the Project and the Committee click here

Press Release: City of Brisbane Customers Save $304,000

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City of Brisbane Customers Save $304,000
Earn National Recognition for Commitment to Clean Energy


Brisbane, CA ­­­– April 16, 2019 – City of Brisbane customers saved $304,000 on their electricity bills in 2018 with Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), while also earning national recognition for their commitment to renewable energy.


“Our City Council voted three years ago to form Peninsula Clean Energy so that customers can enjoy cleaner energy at lower rates. We are proud to deliver on that promise,” said Mayor Madison Davis, who represents the City of Brisbane on Peninsula Clean Energy’s Board of Directors.


Peninsula Clean Energy consistently sets its rates at 5% below PG&E’s electricity generation rates for its ECOplus product, resulting in millions of dollars of savings annually across its 290,000 customers. More than 97 percent of San Mateo County households and businesses purchase their electricity through Peninsula Clean Energy, and collectively saved an estimated $18 million in 2018.


This year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized City of Brisbane as a Green Power Partner, based on its commitment to purchase 100 percent renewable energy for  municipal operations through PCE’s voluntary ECO100 program.


The EPA also recognized the city as a new member of its national Green Power Community program, based on community members’ use of PCE’s ECOplus clean energy mix containing at least 50 percent renewable energy.


Peninsula Clean Energy exceeds not only the EPA’s clean energy targets, but also California’s ambitious goals. PCE plans to provide 100 percent renewable energy by 2025, while the statewide goal is currently set at 60 percent renewable by 2030.



About the City of Brisbane

Brisbane is a small city on the San Francisco Peninsula in Northern California, located on the lower slopes of San Bruno Mountain. Incorporated in 1961 and known as the “City of Stars”, Brisbane is currently home to approximately 4,700 residents and a vibrant business community of 7,000 employees. The Brisbane Community cares deeply about a wide variety of issues surrounding sustainability, and has a long-established citizen advisory committee known as the Open Space and Ecology Committee that addresses climate actions and preservation of natural habitat and resources. Brisbane adopted a Climate Action Plan in 2015 and has numerous other policies, plans, and programs to address open space, water, energy, and climate. The City has installed a roof-mounted photovoltaics system, a rain garden, and a bioswale at City Hall, solar thermal at the Community Pool, and performed a number of energy efficiency upgrades throughout City facilities. Most streetlights were converted to LED in 2011 and the City installed a Level 3 (“fast”) Electric Vehicle Charging Station in 2018. Brisbane participates in Peninsula Clean Energy, San Mateo County’s Community Choice Energy Program, and has “opted up” to their 100% renewable ECO100 product for all municipal operations.

Media Contact
Caroline Cheung
City of Brisbane
M: (628) 219-2919


About Peninsula Clean Energy

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is San Mateo County’s official electricity provider. PCE (www.PeninsulaCleanEnergy.com) is a public not-for-profit local community choice energy agency that provides all electric customers in San Mateo County with cleaner electricity at lower rates than those charged by the local incumbent utility. PCE is estimated to save customers more than $18 million a year. PCE, formed in March 2016, is a joint powers authority made up of the County of San Mateo and all 20 cities and towns in the County. PCE serves approximately 290,000 accounts.


Media Contact
Kirsten Andrews-Schwind
Peninsula Clean Energy
M: (650) 260-0096

"Let's Chat, Brisbane"

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Conversation #2
May 4, 2019

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The first community conversation took place on March 21st, where 87 community members participated around round tables at Mission Blue Center. In the participant input forms that were filled out at the conclusion of the event, the majority cited how they had gained new perspectives about other people who live or work in Brisbane, that they learned useful information, that they have a better understanding of our community's shared values and beliefs, and that the format of the meeting worked well for them.   A report covering the first meeting is available by clicking here

ALL are welcome to attend this second community conversation, whether or not you were there for the first one. The meeting will be designed so that new participants will be able to easily join the conversation, while also building on the first and work that has been done in the past.  Childcare will again be offered through the Parks and Rec Dept. so please register for that in addition to the event if you could use it!

Please plan on joining us on May 4th! Our community needs your perspective.  

Click here to register!

And stay engaged!  To start receiving weekly email updates from the City, join the City-wide news email list at: www.tinyurl.com/blast321. 

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Conversation #1
March 21, 2019


Mission Blue Center was abuzz with engaged voices on the evening of March 21st, where community members gathered around round tables, learning from and listening to one another’s concerns as well as what they love about this special community. If you couldn’t make it that night, don’t worry, there will be a report that will be posted here on this page that we encourage you to read and share once it’s made available. There will also be a second conversation that will build on what was shared at this first one. It will take place once again at Mission Blue Center on Saturday, May 4th, in the late afternoon. Stay tuned for more information. The best way to do that is to sign up for our weekly news blast, sent each Friday afternoon and provides a good summary of what’s happening in town, including upcoming events, public meetings, signboard postings, and a social media spotlight. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up at: tinyurl.com/blast321.

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Handouts from the Evening:

Participant Agenda

Creating Community Together PowerPoint Presentation

Background Handout - Brisbane Community, Values & Principles

Fact Sheet: The Baylands and Measure JJ

Participant Input & Feedback Form


City's Support of SB 672

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At the April 4, 2019 City Council meeting, City Attorney Thomas McMorrow briefed the Council on SB 672, which was amended by Senator Hill to prohibit the Association of Bay Area Governments from allocating a share of the State’s regional housing need to cities that meet their Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) by 350% or more.  Implementation of Measure JJ, which Brisbane voters approved last November, will accomplish this.  SB 672 is being heard by the Senate Housing Committee next week.  The Committee is chaired by Senator Weiner, who is requesting a letter of support for this bill from the City.  Click here to read the City’s Letter of Support for SB 672, which is unique to and only benefits Brisbane, and will hopefully become law in the Fall. 

Sign up for updates on SB 672 by joining the City’s weekly email list at www.tinyurl.com/blast321.

PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program

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Starting on or about April 15, 2019, all PG&E electric customers will be receiving a letter or an email letting them know that, as a last resort, PG&E may need to turn off their power for safety when extreme fire danger conditions are forecasted.  This is a part of PG&E Community Wildfire Safety Program.  Click here for a copy of the letter and here for PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff fact sheet.


Expansion of their Public Safety Power Shutoff program will begin with the 2019 wildfire season to include all electric lines that pass through high fire-threat areas – both distribution and transmission.


PG&E is encouraging all residents to update their contact info by visiting pge.com/mywildfirealerts today to make sure PG&E can provide customers with advance notice prior to turning off the power.  They will also provide updates until power is restored.  Other valuable items to consider doing now:

  • Identify backup charging methods for phones and keep hard copies of emergency numbers.
  • Plan for any medical needs like medications that need to be refrigerated or devices that require power.
  • Build or restock your emergency kit with flashlights, fresh batteries, first aid supplies and cash.

Thank you for your cooperation in this important safety & communication effort!