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What if a fire were to break out on San Bruno Mtn.?

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                defensible space zone

As we watch the fires burn in northern and southern California, and hope for the best possible outcomes for our fellow citizens, we should also take the time to ensure that we will be informed about what to do in the event of a local wildland fire.

First of all, be sure to register with SMC Alert, either on their website https://hsd.smcsheriff.com/smcalert or by texting to 888777.  The first responders and their public information officers can’t reach you if you don’t register!
In the event of a fire on the mountain, check your registered devices, the city’s website, and listen for announcements made by first responders over their public address systems.

Understand that in the event of a contained fire, you might be directed to shelter in place.  Staying off the roads will allow better access for fire apparatus.

If told to evacuate, the city’s Residential Assembly Point for those needing shelter is the Marina parking lot in front of the Sierra Point Yacht Club (500 Sierra Point Parkway).  Be sure to follow any instructions on which route to take to avoid conflicts with incoming first responders.

If you are forced to flee on foot, assemble at the Community Park for transportation to Sierra Point.

Finally, remember to keep and create a defensible space around your home by conducting regular weed and brush abatement.  For more information on defensible space, please see: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/.
 

Unofficial Election Results

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Results include: all Vote by Mail ballots received in the mail or returned at Vote Centers or Drop Boxes, electronic votes from all the Vote Centers, all paper ballots cast at Vote Centers, and all provisional ballots. ​Updated results were released today, November 27th at 4:30pm, with one more release following this schedule.

The lastest tallies for Measure JJ are:
 

Yes    1,157 (55.23%)

No     938 (44.77%)
 

In case you're one of the residents who, when checking on the status of your ballot, saw that it was listed as being from Precinct 5004, it's because Precinct 5004 was created in February of this year, as part of the County's general redistricting process. It is carved out of former portions of 5001 and 5002, which needed to be reduced in size because they were approaching the statutory maximum of registered voters per precinct. Precincts are consolidated on an election-by-election basis.  You can see the San Mateo County November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election Precinct Consolidations here and a map of all the precincts in Brisbane, including new Precinct 5004, here.  Note: The results of Precinct 5004 have been consolidated with those of Precinct 5001.
 

Air Quality Advisory and Safety Tips

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UPDATE: Wednesday, 11/21, 12pm: With the welcome rain this morning, Brisbane's AQI is now Green (48).  Click here to see the latest on www.airnow.gov.

UPDATE: Monday, 11/19, 2pm: Brisbane's current Air Quality Index (AQI) is Red (169) and trending downwards; tomorrow's forecasted AQI is 156.  Please click here to view a Weather Outlook for San Mateo County, 11/19-25.

 

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been activated and extended through Wednesday, November 21, 2018 due to the Butte County Fire.  The current air quality in Brisbane is PURPLE/UNHEALTHY FOR EVERYONE.              

Air Quality Index


From Red levels (unhealthy) up to Purple (very unhealthy) and even at Maroon (hazardous) levels, people should remain indoors with windows closed, and continue to remain indoors until air quality improves. 


Everyone may begin to experience health effects, and members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects. Smoke from wildfires and structure fires can affect health: eye and throat irritation, coughing, and difficulty breathing.


If you can see, taste, or feel smoke, you should immediately avoid or minimize outdoor activities, or travel to a location not affected by smoke, if you can.  This is especially important if you have health concerns, are elderly, pregnant, or have a child in your care.


Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones.  Active children and adults, and people with heart disease or respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity.  Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors.  Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions.  N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. 


Contact your health care provider if you experience the following symptoms:

• Repeated coughing

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

• Wheezing

• Chest tightness or pain

• Palpitations

• Nausea or unusual fatigue

• Lightheadedness

As always, if you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.


Stay up to date with the following links:

  • Visit airnow.gov for current and forecasted air quality conditions in the Bay Area.
  • Visit baaqmd.com for forecasted wind and smoke directions via the Wildfire Smoke Advisory.

2018 State of the City Video

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Click the video below to watch the 2018 State of the City Address, which took place at Brisbane City Hall on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.  Thank you to the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this event, which brings our residential and business communities together to look back at the previous year's accomplishments and to receive an overview of the City's financials.  Click here to view the PowerPoint deck that was presented by Mayor Clarke Conway and Administrative Services Director Stuart Schillinger.

November 2018 Marina News

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 Click here to read the November 2018 Marina Newsletter

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