Friday, June 20, 2008

A Host of Updates...

As numerous as the stars in Brisbane! But first and foremost, a word on the City’s website. We have secured a web security specialist to advise us on what measures need to be taken to keep out the intruders who have been unrelenting in laying siege on the City’s website. However, our web security specialist has uncovered that most of the attacks are originating from Asia, specifically China and Singapore, and that we are not the only ones suffering from their laborious efforts. Apparently, an epidemic of similar occurrences has been going on for the previous six months. So, as we make our way into the control seat once again, we thank you for your patience. It is our goal to always be striving to inform you of all the latest happenings taking place in your town.

Speaking of latest happenings, there are some exciting ones to report on happening in Parks & Rec! For one, the Lipman Tennis Courts have been re-opened and are ready for play. Enjoy this beautiful weather and take a swing at it!

If you prefer to keep cool while you unwind, you’ll have more time to do so at the Community Pool – summer hours take effect on Monday, 6/23. They are:

Adult Lap Swim:
Mon-Fri: 6:30 - 1:00pm, 4:30 - 7:00pm
Mon-Thurs: 7:00 - 8:00pm
Sat-Sun: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Recreation Swim:
Mon-Fri: 1:00 - 4:30pm, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Sat-Sun: 12:00 - 5:00pm

For further information regarding the Pool, click here.

Returning for its second year, an Advanced Pitching Clinic featuring USC Head Pitching Coach Tom House will be taking place Aug. 15 – 17 at our very own Mission Blue Field. The RDRBI Pitching Clinic is an in-depth three-day clinic focusing on the four legs of the performance table: biomechanical, physical, and mental/emotional preparation for pitching with more efficiency, less risk of injury and greater success. Click here to register!

Tom House at Mission Blue Field, 2007

If pitching drills don’t suit your style, this next one definitely should as it affects the safety of our entire community. Next Saturday, 6/28, a simulation of a major wildland fire will be taking place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. This “Wildland Pre-Fire Attack Plan” was borne out of the dedicated efforts of staff from the North County Fire Authority, Brisbane Police Department, Department of Public Works O&M, City EOC Logistics Section, Community Emergency Volunteers, and Office of Emergency Services to ensure residents respond as quickly and safely as possible in the event of a major wildland fire taking place in the upper community of central Brisbane. The scheduled geographic impact area is Humboldt Rd, but because these disasters can never be “scheduled”, it would be in your best interest to take a proactive stance and make the private preparations required to plan for natural disasters.

This coming Monday, 6/23, the City Council will be meeting to review upcoming capital improvement projects taking place in town. Come and see how these will be funded and the benefits they hold for you and the community at large. And speaking of funding for capital projects, a measure will be on the November ballot regarding an increase in Business License fees for those businesses in town generating more than $10,000,000 in gross receipts.

And that just about wraps up this week’s updates. Stay tuned for more, especially as City News is slated to be going on “vacation” for the months of July and August. It will be returning in the Fall as yet another way of informing the Brisbane community of what’s going on in the City of Stars.

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