Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
- Make sure it is either a laptop, computer, monitor, or television - other electronics are not being collected at this time.
- Bring it into the City Hall lobby next Wednesday, September 2nd. Ask for Caroline when you come. As a reminder, City Hall is open on Wednesdays from 8:00am - 8:00pm, so you'll have plenty of time to drop off your e-waste on that day. If you have any questions, please call 508-2157. Thanks in advance for your cooperation, and participation!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Every year, San Mateo County hosts Disaster Preparedness Day, where individuals and families can go to receive the latest prepardness information. The event is usually held at the San Mateo Expo Center, but this year it will be taking place further north, and much closer to Brisbane! Head to South San Francisco High School on Sept. 12th from 10am - 2pm and learn how you can better prepare yourself and your family for the next major disaster. Plus, it's a FREE event and a free gift awaits the first 500 families that show up! Click here for more information.
For those of you who have old laptops, computers, monitors, or televisions you'd like to
We're more than halfway through our Concerts in the Park line-up, so take advantage of tonight's soulful blend of classic rock and R&B that will be performed by the Cole Tate Band. The concert starts at 6pm so be there as it's the perfect way to unwind into the weekend!
Friday, August 14, 2009
South San Francisco, itself a part of California Water Service Company’s (Cal Water) Bayshore District, gets its water from the City and County of San Francisco (SFPUC) as well as five groundwater sources (aka, wells). Due to the extreme intensity of the Columbus Foods fire that morning, the battalion chief at the scene quickly called Cal Water and requested all the water and pressure the District could provide. However it wasn’t long before Cal Water's water storage and system pressure dropped to critical levels. Another water source was needed…and needed fast.
That’s when the Brisbane Water Dept. received the call for help. Dale Allen and Ramiro Ibarra, two of the Public Works employees on the City’s Water Team, quickly headed down to Sierra Point, where they met Cal Water foreman Bob Pagano at one of the City’s emergency water interconnection sites – this one along Shoreline Court (the City has three total water interconnections, the other two being tied in with Daly City’s water distribution system). As you can begin to see, having three water interconnections with two other service agencies provides Brisbane and its neighboring cities a mutual level of pre-planned support.
And this was exactly the case the morning of July 23rd. Using a 12-ft. valve key, Dale and Ramiro assisted the Cal Water foreman with opening the interconnection between Brisbane and Cal Water, allowing high-pressure water to flow through Brisbane’s 16” interconnection pipe to South San Francisco, and ultimately to the firefighters who were in desperate need of it.
Ramiro and Dale with the valve key they used to turn on the emergency interconnection on Shoreline Court.
Placing the valve key on a 2” square bolt saves the Water Team a trip down here.
The demarcations on this joint meter indicate which direction water normally flows.
Ramiro and Dale demonstrate they’re ready to assist our neighbors when it comes to providing additional water resources.
First place winner Jacob Pubill, 8 and Under Division
First place winner Angelina Dempsey, 9 and Over Division
The Parks and Rec. department is now accepting race entries, so if you're between the ages of 7 - 14 years old and a Brisbane resident, you qualify as a derby contender! For more information, or if you'd like to be a Derby Sponsor, call Recreation Supervisor Russ Carmick at 508-2143.
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Concerts in the Park continues tonight with the rock 'n' roll dance band Brother Buzz taking the stage. Having played together for over 15 years, these four guys are sure to put on a great concert, kicking off at 6:00pm. So come on down to the Community Park and get ready to have a rockin' good time. It's a great chance to connect with others in the community, too!
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But whatever we do this weekend, it's important to be safe. Practicing smart emergency planning is even better. Realizing that getting started is oftentimes the hard part, the Brisbane Office of Emergency Services prepares a "Tip of the Month" for you. Check out this month's tip by clicking here and see how you and your family can become prepared for the next major disaster.
Friday, August 07, 2009
Brisbane is in a good spot, thanks to the decisions made by previous Brisbane Council and staff. For one, wise investment practices prevented Brisbane from losing any funds after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which unfortunately, didn't pan out to be the case for other cities. Also, previous and current Councils made it a priority to set aside and maintain a reserve of $10,000,000 for economic and natural emergencies. Part of this reserve was accumulated by the City making the decision to continue setting aside retirement funds for their employees (foreseeing the unavoidable rise in pension costs), rather than taking the stance of other cities who stopped doing so. They instead followed the State, who perceived the State pension fund to be performing well in the stock market that setting aside funds would be unnecessary. You can say that Brisbane went against the grain here, but it was that act along with other similar, prudent choices, that enabled the City to be in the financial standing it is today...thankfully able to continue providing core services to the community it serves.
In addition to continuing to provide core services such as public safety (police, fire, water and sewer services) and recreation programs most important to our citizens, the City will be offering a brand-new service to better serve the community, and which comes at no additional cost to the City! Beginning next Weds., Aug. 12th, the City will begin televising the Open Space & Ecology meetings on Ch. 27. The cameras will also be rolling during the Parks, Beaches and Recreation meetings, which will begin airing on Ch. 27 Weds. Sept. 2nd. Check out Ch. 27's programming schedule for broadcast times.
What's happening with that 'cash for clunkers' program?Well just a month after President Obama signed in this $1 bil. bill, meant to bring the U.S. auto industry back to its pre-recession levels, and it running less than 1 week, the program has received approval from both the House and Senate for another $2 bil. after having depleted all of its original funding. This is expected to keep the temporary program running through Labor Day and spur about 500,000 new auto sales on top of the 250,000 already completed. So. If you've been contemplating that new hybrid or other high fuel efficiency vehicle, now may be a good time to go for it. Owners of old cars that cannot achieve above 18mpg are eligible for a $3,500 voucher towards the purchase of a new car that is at least 4mpg more efficient. Up to $4,500 is available to those who improve their gas mileage figures by 10mpg or more. Sounds good, doesn't it? Check out the official cars.gov website to learn more!
Who's playing tonight at Concerts in the Park?
Livewire gave a stellar performance last week, and the Houserockers are sure to follow suit tonight! So bring your dinner and a lawn chair and enjoy this free concert with great friends and family! It's sure to be a rockin' 'ol time. Check out the line-up of upcoming performances by clicking here. All concerts are FREE so be sure to come out on Fridays @ 6:oopm to the Community Park to find yourself in the hottest summer spot in Brisbane!