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Lions Celebrate 70 Years of Service

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Please join the Brisbane Lions as they celebrate 70 years of service to the Brisbane Community at Mission Blue Center, 450 Mission Drive, on September 14th at 6pm.  At the event, they will reminisce, reflect and look to the future, highlighting the connection of the Brisbane Lions to the heart of our community for seven fabulous decades.  There is no charge and any donations will support the Lions Scholarship Program, Vision and Education Programs for our community.

Doors open at 6p for refreshments, local entertainment and conversation.  The program will begin at 7pm with acknowledgements, rewards, fun, and games!  Afterward, the evening will continue with music provided by local artists, mingling, and more food and drink.

About the Brisbane Lions Club:

Community Service and Engagement Opportunities are the driving force for the Brisbane Lions Club, which was founded in 1948.  The club has been steadily serving the Brisbane Community with tried and true projects ranging from Vision Care for the youth, adults and seniors, and free health and wellness fairs including the Annual Flu Shot Clinic.  The Brisbane Lions, with your help, support: youth sports teams such as AYSO and our own Brisbane Pirates Baseball Team, the Annual Pumpkin Patch where the pumpkins are free, donations to Brisbane Elementary School and the Scholarships program for those seeking higher education, social events such as the Senior Holiday Luncheon and the Star Awards Program, an Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lipman, and on Christmas morning, the Lions bring Santa and gifts to every home in Brisbane.

The Lions Club Motto is “We Serve”.  100% of donations raised by the Lions Club support and make possible our community service programs.

Today, there are 67 members of the Brisbane Lions Club.  They are loving, service-minded men and women who work to serve the Brisbane Community and constantly look to refresh and expand our service projects by selling Christmas trees, holding BBQs, including the Hot Dogs at the Concerts in the Park.  For the last two years the club has hosted the annual DJ Dance Party in the Park, which has been a great success.  This year, the annual Flu Shot Clinic will be expanded to include Vision Screening and Diabetes Awareness info.  October 28th will be the 4th Annual Fun Run, which raises money for Higher Education Scholarships.

Lions Club International is the largest service organization in the world with 1.4 million men and women in 45,000 clubs, located in more than 200 countries.  To each and every club, Kindness Matters, and by working together they can achieve bigger goals.  In addition to serving locally, Lions support five global service areas: Vision, Hunger, the Environment, Childhood Cancer, and Diabetes.  

The Lions hope to see you on September 14th to celebrate 70 Years!  Please RSVP via:

https://brisbanelions70thanniversary.eventbrite.com or by email to: brisbanelionsclub@gmail.com.

Mission Blue Sand Courts

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Construction is complete at the new Mission Blue Sand Courts, located at the corner of Mission Blue Drive and Monarch Drive.  This project was approved by the City Council at their June 21, 2018 meeting, where they entered into an initial 3-year agreement with SF Elite Volleyball Club.  The courts are currently available entirely for the public to use, as the sand tournament season recently concluded.  Otherwise, the courts will be available for public use outside of the pre-set times the club will be using them.  Thank you to SF Elite for their donation to the community by expanding recreational amenities available for Brisbane residents!

Flags at Half Staff Through 8/17

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In case you were wondering why the flags in the City are flying at half staff, it’s because of the firefighter fatalities in Redding.  They will remain at half staff until the end of day August 17th per North County Fire Authority Fire Chief, Ron Myers.  Flags are also flying at half staff for all fire stations in Daly City and Pacifica.  Thoughts and prayers to the families affected by this terrible wildfire burning in Shasta and Trinity Counties.

VIDEO: Cold In-Place Recycling

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Last May, Bayshore Blvd. in Brisbane was closed to traffic one lane at a time to allow for paving contractors to rehabilitate, compact, cure and pave over the roadway using Cold In-Place Recycling practices.  This is an innovative and eco-friendly way to rehabilitate roadways as existing asphalt is re-used after it is ground and mixed with binder additives before it's placed back into the roadway.  Cold In-Place Recycling is also slightly less expensive than traditional hot mix asphalt overlay techniques.  This is the type of innovation that cities are doing and demonstrates what future SB-1 (Gas Tax) funds can be used for.

Video by: Johnson Xiao, the City's Summer Multimedia Intern

Baylands General Plan Amendment

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The project that has been on everyone’s minds – amongst the Brisbane Community and the region – is of course the Brisbane Baylands.  On July 19th, City Council took a series of votes concerning the Baylands to send a General Plan Amendment to the voters for the November 6, 2018 election.

The first two votes the City Council took on this issue were unanimous (5-0).  The first vote unanimously certified the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) and adopted the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.

The second vote unanimously approved including a range of 1,800 – 2,200 housing units in the General Plan Amendment.

The third vote, approved 4-1, allows up to 7 million square feet of new commercial development (Councilmember O’Connell voted no on that item because she felt 4.5 million square feet of new commercial was adequate).

The final vote taken was unanimous (5-0), and placed the approved Baylands General Plan Amendment onto the November 6, 2018 ballot.  This kept the promise made by all of the Council Members to allow the residents of Brisbane to cast their vote on what is in the best interest of their community.

As part of the General Plan Amendment Council included the need for all residential land to be cleaned up (remediated) to a level which allows for ground floor contact and would allow for schools, day care centers, and parks be included in residential communities.  Council also wanted to provide itself and the community with the most flexibility in approving future projects which would provide for the amenities our community has come to expect, improved funding of all General Fund services (Police, Fire, Roads, Parks and Recreation), and to ensure the new development was a community and not just a series of buildings disconnected from Brisbane.

In addition to the above requirements of the General Plan amendment the City already has an ordinance which requires the Baylands development to have a minimum of 15% of its housing units designated as affordable or meet below-market requirements and a minimum of 25% of the Baylands must be reserved for open space/area.

Approving of the General Plan Amendment does not mean approval of the final project.  The developer will need to submit a Specific Plan compliant with the new General Plan (if approved).  When the Specific Plan is submitted the remediation action plan will need to be submitted as well.  Additional environmental reports will need to be completed based on the proposed Specific Plan, and a Development Agreement would need to be agreed upon which would create a contract by which the developer would need to abide.   

City Manager Clay Holstine commented to Marisa Kendall, a reporter with the Bay Area News Group, “The City certainly sees all of the ill effects of the housing crisis, and we’re trying to be responsible not only to that issue, but to our own community.”

To view the Notice of Election and Deadline for Submitting Arguments and Rebuttals, please click here.  If you would like to subscribe to Baylands Updates from the City, please sign up here: http://brisbaneca.org/baylands-email-list-sign-up-form.