Friday, February 23, 2007

Much Ado about Sierra Point

An email and/or flyer stating there is to be imminent development at Sierra Point is making its way around Brisbane and the surrounding communities. The email was put forth by Laurel Realty of San Francisco, wherein it asserts that Universal Paragon Corp. has “unveiled plans for a high-rise hotel and waterfront condominium resort on Brisbane’s Sierra Point.” At the time of this posting, an application has been filed with the City; however the application lacks sufficient information necessary to begin the evaluation process. If the application is indeed completed, the City will undertake an extensive public and environmental review process before the said project would be considered. Updates regarding this issue will be provided in subsequent posts.

**UPDATE on Caltrans Overhead Sign**

Caltrans responded to the City’s inquiries regarding the new overhead panel stating that the new panel only had enough room to accommodate the exit number and the Sierra Point Parkway message (thus “Brisbane” not making it on the new sign). They also stated that the current signing practice is to include the major street name for the exit, but not the city name. Caltrans has agreed to install a ground mounted sign with the message “Brisbane – Next Exit” which will be mounted in advance of the Sierra Point Parkway exit to identify Sierra Point Parkway as the appropriate exit for Brisbane.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Charting Project Alternatives at the Baylands

This Tuesday, Staff will be presenting to Council the process for which project alternatives will be developed, a key component of the environmental impact report (EIR) for the Baylands Specific Plan. This process will involve extensive public input by utilizing the following methods: public workshops, meeting with stakeholder groups, public open houses, and Planning Commission/City Council workshops. The following dates will also be proposed to Council for approval:

April 9, 2007: City Council/Planning Commission Kickoff Workshop
April 30, 2007: Community Issues and Visioning Workshop

Please plan on attending and getting involved in the process early on!

Also, the City is in contact with Caltrans regarding the new 101 Southbound sign that was installed without the City’s name indicated on it (as the previous one had...see also Proposed Exit Number 426) and hope to have this issue squared away before you can say, “What, just Sierra Point Parkway??”

Friday, February 09, 2007

Accident on Glen Parkway

Just before 9:00 am on Wednesday, Brisbane Police, Fire, and Public Works crews responded to a call where a concrete truck, heading to a private job, rolled back into the first driveway down from the intersection of Glen Parkway and Humboldt Rd. When the truck began skidding backwards, the driver of the truck jumped out and the truck landed in the first driveway on Glen Parkway. Fortunately, there were no injuries as a result of the accident, and only minor property damage was sustained. However with regard to safety being one of the most significant factors contributing to Brisbane’s prominent quality of life, the City through Public Works, Police, and other city departments, will be working towards ensuring the safety for all those who live, work, and pass through the City’s limits.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Coming Together

There is an old African proverb that says, “It takes an entire village to raise a child.” This sense of collaboration in the community has helped to maintain Brisbane’s small-town atmosphere. True community is about neighbors helping neighbors, and the City wants to ensure that this collaborative spirit is promoted…and sustained. Continuing with the update of the City’s General Plan, the “Parks, Recreation and Community Services” chapter will be discussed at this Monday’s Council meeting. Come and join in on the process!