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On May 4, 2019, 65 individuals gathered at Mission Blue Center to share their ideas about our community’s shared future, following an initial conversation on March 21st.  View the Final Meeting Report from May 4th.

 

Aside from sharing their hopes for their community, individuals in attendance at that first meeting expressed the desire to continue interactive events and to carry the conversation to the next level. The meeting design for May 4 took into account this input, as well as previous feedback about the Baylands.

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At the May 4 meeting, a presentation set the stage for a facilitated discussion on the Baylands development process; this was followed by a gallery walk which allowed attendees to visit stations and provide ideas on nine topics of community interest. Click here to check out the meeting materials. 

 

The next step for the Baylands community input process is a workshop on Sunday, June 30, hosted by Universal Paragon Corporation. Please consider joining the conversation!   

 

For more information, please contact Caroline Cheung at ccheung@brisbaneca.org. We look forward to hearing from you as Brisbane continues to shape its shared vision for the Baylands development and the greater Brisbane community.

 

LUNAFEST 2019

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The weekend of March 22, 2019 was an excellent and exhilarating one in Brisbane as it marked the City hosting its inaugural LUNAFEST film festival!  Mayor Madison Davis’ vision became reality when community members filled Mission Blue on Saturday and by the end of the evening, a total of $30,000 was raised! This is the highest-grossing amount raised in the history of LUNAFEST, which began in 2000 by Luna Bar to celebrate, showcase, and champion women filmmakers.  And how cool that 3 out of the 5 Brisbane City Councilmembers are not only women, but were key sponsors of the evening...putting their money where their hearts and mouths are.  Our hats also go off to the team of 6 amazing women who organized and planned such a magical evening, complete with delicious concessions.  Brisbane Parks & Rec, you guys all shined, as well! We are a truly blessed community and look forward to gathering for more Lunafests in the future, as well as seeing how the Brisbane Lions Club helps distribute the funds raised to assist women in male-dominated fields. What a way to celebrate Women's History Month!
 

In the video below, Mayor Davis speaks at the Brisbane Lions' Scholarship Awards Night held on June 4, 2019, about the partnership between the Brisbane Lions Club and the City to host Brisbane's first-ever LunaFest.  Lunafest raised $30,000 for deserving women scholars.  At the Lions' Scholarship Awards Night event, $60,000 in scholarships was given to deserving Brisbane scholars seeking higher education.

Last updated: 6/4/2019

Caliva Ribbon-Cutting 12/12/18

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On December 12, 2018, Brisbane Mayor Madison Davis, Councilmember Karen Cunningham, Caliva CEO Dennis O'Malley, Caliva Dir. of Wholesale Logistics Brandi Cervantes, and Brisbane Chamber CEO Mitch Bull were joined by Caliva's staff to cut the ribbon to their new distribution facility located within Brisbane's Crocker Industrial Park.  Their facility is the first fully-licensed facility of its kind from San Francisco down to San Jose, where the trusted, vertically-integrated company operates a massive 95,000-square-foot cultivation facility.  Caliva's on-site nursery in San Jose produces some 50% to 60% of the dispensary's total product.  In contrast, most dispensaries in the Bay Area source their product from regional farmers. 
 

Caliva CEO Dennis O'Malley cited Brisbane's "innovation to provide solutions for pain, sleep, and anxiety to hundreds of thousands of people in a very regulated, tested, discreet, efficient, and trusted manner."  This is Brisbane's first cannabis business in town, with Caliva named the best dispensary in America by Business Insider (2016).  In September 2017, Brisbane became the first city in San Mateo County to implement an ordinance allowing recreational cannabis businesses in Brisbane.  Caliva’s Brisbane operations will expand Caliva’s delivery range northwards from the South Bay and lower Peninsula into South San Francisco and west to Pacifica.  
 

Caliva, welcome to Brisbane, we wish you much success!
 

Water Main Replacement Project Phase 1

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Important Fire Flow Improvements to Brisbane’s Water Infrastructure Planned for 2018

The City started construction on the first phase of the Annis Road Pressure Regulating Valve (PRV) Station and Fire Main Replacement Project.  This project will provide much-needed improvements to our City’s aging drinking water infrastructure and will include the replacement of 6-inch water mains with 8- and 10-inch pipe along portions of:

Sierra Point Road, Humboldt Road, Annis Road, Thomas Ave, and Firth Park Parking Lot

  • This project will present some unavoidable impacts in the neighborhoods in and around the construction area.
    • These impacts will include water shutdowns and road closures.

If you have to leave your building unattended after the water has been turned off, please ensure that all your faucets and fixtures are off to prevent the possibility of flooding when the water main is turned back on.
After the water is turned on, you may initially notice some discoloration in your water. This is normal and not a water quality problem. If your water appears discolored, or bubbly, run cold water through a faucet for several minutes until it appears clear.

 

The road closures will start the first week of September.

The road will be closed to vehicles in 500' sections, from 8am - 5pm on weekdays (Pedestrian access will be allowed.)

Road access will be limited per the following schedule from 8am-5pm:

Road Closure Updates through 03/29/19.

Monday and Tuesday 04/01 – 04/02/19:
                Annis Rd will be closed between San Bruno and Humboldt

Wed and Thursday 04/03 – 04/04/19:
                Thomas Ave is one lane and no parking

Friday 04/05/19:
                One lane traffic on San Bruno Ave

The weather may affect this schedule.

  • The contractor will be staging equipment at the Firth Park Parking lot starting the second week of August.
    • There will be a limited number of spaces for residents to use who are impacted by the road closures.
    • The rest of the lot will be reserved for construction staging purposes.

 

Garbage Pick-up times will be early:

SSF Scavenger will be picking up garbage and recycling before the 8 am road closures. Please have your bins on the curb the night before, as they will have trucks out by 5:00am.

For updates: Check this webpage regularly and/or Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Nextdoor.

 

(Last updated: November 9, 2018)

Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Brisbane Library

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It was a successful Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Brisbane Library, where a small crowd was treated to poetry read by the current San Mateo County Poet Laureate Lisa Rosenberg, followed by acknowledgements from Mayor Clarke Conway, Supervisor David Canepa, Friends of the Brisbane Library Co-Presidents Wendy Towle and Dawn David, and last but not least, Library JPA Board Member and Brisbane Councilmember Karen Cunningham. All the Brisbane Councilmembers, Supervisor Canepa, Brisbane City Manager Clay Holstine, and the newest (and youngest) member of the Friends of the Brisbane Library, Chaya-Bella David, then got down to business...officially breaking ground for the New Brisbane Library! Thank you to San Mateo County Libraries, Brisbane Library, and San Mateo County for all of your support in making the Groundbreaking such a success.  Brisbane’s new Library is scheduled to open in time for the 2019-20 school year. We can’t wait for the Grand Opening!

Photo Credit: Kevin Fryer

Welcome to Brisbane, CA

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Come take a tour around Brisbane with Economic Development Director Mitch Bull.  From the end of Trinity with the sweeping slopes of San Bruno Mountain in the background, down to the Bay Trail along the Brisbane Marina, we're sure you'll learn something new about the City of Stars!  Click below.

Video by: Caroline Cheung and Johnson Xiao

New Brisbane Library

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In 2014, the City 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 (March 15, 2018 meeting)

Council awards construction contract (May 17, 2018 meeting)

Construction of the Library starts (July 2, 2018)

Groundbreaking Ceremony (July 14, 2018)

Construction ends (expected Fall 2019)

As far as funding goes, the County Board of Supervisors voted to authorize $300K in Measure A funds for design purposes at their March 29, 2016 meeting.  The County Library System will provide $400,000 for furniture and furnishings.  The Friends of the Brisbane Library are setting out to raise $100,000 for the new Brisbane Library.  Click here to donate and Put Your Mark on the New Brisbane Library! 

At their March 15th City Council Meeting, the Brisbane City Council approved an agreement with the County of San Mateo for a $1.7 million loan at an interest rate of 1.2% for 15 years.  The estimated cost of the Library ended up being $9,065,000.  Approximately $3.6 million would come from City funds, with all of its Business License revenue dedicated to Capital Improvements. 

* 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

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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

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Downtown Brisbane Arial

 Photo by Lee Panza

View from Trinity

Lagoon and Bay

Brisbane Marina

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Brisbane Marina

Photo by Scott Mucci, Creative Commons Licensed www.flickr.com/photos/coda2/2051263136/

Mission Blue Butterfly

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Mission Blue Butterfly

Photo by Karen Cunningham, used by permission

Caltrain and the Mountain

Sierra Point