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November 2018 STAR Newsletter

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Click here or the below cover image to read the November 2018 STAR Newsletter.

cover of the November STAR newsletter

Text to 9-1-1

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You can now text to 9-1-1 in an emergency.  While we always want you to call 9-1-1, in those instances when you’re unable to call, you can send a text to the 9-1-1 center.  This new service allows people who are unable to speak to reach 9-1-1 and request emergency services.  This might include those who are deaf or hard of hearing, unable to speak, or in a situation where it’s unsafe to speak.  To text to 911, enter the numbers “911” in the “To” or “Recipient” field.  The text should be short, include the location of the emergency, and ask for police, fire or ambulance.  Answer questions and follow instructions from the 9-1-1 call-taker.  The location information accompanying a Text-to-9-1-1 call is not equal to wireless voice call location technology.

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Put Your Mark on the New Brisbane Library's Donor Wall

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The official donor form was recently released and made its debut at the October 18, 2018 City Council Meeting.  Friends of the Brisbane Library (FOBL) Co-President Wendy Towle walked the City Council through the various donor levels and also talked about how FOBL is currently doing a call for artwork for the donor wall (deadline for artwork submissions is January 6, 2019).  See below for more information, both images can be clicked to enlarge.  Reserve your spot on the donor wall today and drop off your form to the Library, or you can donate online here (you will still need to fill out a form so FOBL can receive your desired inscription). If you have questions about either of these items, please contact FOBL at wall@fobl.info.

Business License Renewal Season Approaching

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The City’s Finance Dept. wants to remind anyone transacting or carrying on any business within Brisbane city limits that the 2019 Business License Renewal season is fast-approaching.  If you have a current business license on file with MuniServices, which the City has partnered with for Business License administration, you should be receiving information about license renewal in late November.  There will be instructions of how to renew online at: https://brisbane.bizlicenseonline.com.  If you have any questions, please view Business License FAQs here or contact Grace Campbell in the City’s Finance Dept. at (415) 508-2150.

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City's 2018-2020 Budget Now Online

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The City’s Operating Budget helps set the policies, goals, and priorities for the City and is one of the most important documents the Council works on.  Its areas of impact are three-fold: 1.) It helps guide staff in carrying out the Council's decisions.  2.) It helps communicate to staff and the Community how resources will be allocated in the upcoming two years throughout the City.  3.)  It allows standards to be set so that the City can see whether it is reaching its service delivery goals.  To read the City’s 2018-2020 Budget online, which is also a searchable PDF, please click here.

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