Friday, January 15, 2010

Through the Wind and the Waves

Heavy rains and strong winds are expected to hit the Pacific coast by late Saturday and last for the next week and a half. In order to prepare for the storm, the City is encouraging residents and business owners to pick up complimentary sand bags which are being placed outside of Fire Station 81 (3445 Bayshore Blvd.). Let's take advantage of all the resources that are made available!

Another would be H1N1 vaccinations now available for ALL SAN MATEO COUNTY RESIDENTS. Please see the County's Public Health website by clicking here for locations of walk-in clinics throughout the County. There are also downloadable schedules in various languages, clearly indicating the various flu shot clinic locations and times (no appointment necessary).

It was mentioned a few weeks ago that the Freedom Train will be embarking on it's annual journey from San Jose to San Francisco (with a stop at 10am at the Downtown San Mateo CalTrain Station) on Monday, January 18th, in honor of the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Festivities kick off at 9:00am with a hosted continental breakfast and childrens' activities, with the train set to arrive at 10:00am. Call the MLK, Jr. Day Hotline at (650) 377-8708 or click here for a listing of events taking place at the Yerba Buena Gardens MLK memorial. If you're interested, MLK, Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" is being re-posted to the blog for your reading pleasure.

And last but not least, the City Council is having a special meeting on Tuesday, January 19th, where the bulk of the meeting will center around the Northeast Ridge Residential Development Compliance Hearing. From the staff report, approval of the modified project for the Northeast Ridge will result in:
  • 80 less units than what was originally approved for development in the 1989 Vesting Tentative Map
  • the relocation of the remaining units to an area having little or no habitat value, thereby enabling the preservation of prime habitat as open space
  • a significant increase in the funding being provided by the developer (Brookfield) and future property owners

Come and be a part of the discussion on Tuesday as the City Council works to ensure a balanced future for Brisbane.

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