City Manager's Weekly Email
aka "The Blast"
City News
Safety Upgrades to Fire Hydrants
“Life is a Dance” hydrant by BDW, located at San Bruno @ Mariposa.
Over the next 6 months, Public Works will be upgrading the visibility of all 246 of the City’s fire hydrants, and color-coding the hydrants so that responding fire engines know the hydrants' flow capacity. As shown in the photos, each hydrant will have a reflective color-coded marker placed behind the cap on the large (“pumper”) outlet. In these photos, the blue marker indicates both hydrants are connected to water zones capable of providing more than 1,500 gallons per minute of flow.
For each of the City's 54 painted hydrants - that are also connected to the City's water system - a tall, reflective flag will be attached to the smaller (“hose”) nozzle. This will allow the hydrants to be quickly located during low visibility, and will allow the continued painting of hydrants with non-reflective paint while still providing quick location identification for our firefighters and those assisting from other cities during times of mutual aid.

Have you ever wanted to paint or restore one of Brisbane’s fire hydrants? The Parks and Recreation Department organizes a Fire Hydrant Painting & Restoration Weekend every two years, usually in the springtime. The next one is coming up next year, in 2021. So keep that period in mind and be sure to sign up early when registration opens – they go fast! Thank you for all that have lent your artistic talents to bring these hydrants to whimsical life!
Application Deadline EXTENDED to Serve Your Community

The City Council at their January 16, 2020 meeting agreed to extend the application deadline for residents to apply for a City Commission or Committee, in case the holidays got in the way of anyone wanting to do so. The Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission do receive a small stipend. If you or anyone you know is interested in applying, please make sure applications are submitted by 8pm on Wednesday, February 19th! 

Click here for descriptions and applications for the various Commissions/ Committees.
American Pickers - Possibly in Brisbane!
The History Channel, on behalf of the show “American Pickers”, recently reached out to the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce looking for people who may have interesting antiques and vintage items to sell when they come to the Bay Area in March. They typically buy things like old toys, cars, motorcycles, antique signs, etc. If you or someone you know would be interested in being featured on the show, please contact Chamber President & CEO Madison Davis at [email protected].
Just for fun, we thought readers may be interested to know about some of the other instances where Brisbane has been featured:

This is not an all-inclusive list. If you know of others, and have the links to them, please share them with us!
C/CAG Vacancy on a Public Committee
The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) has one (1) vacant seat for a public member that is a resident of San Mateo County on the C/CAG Congestion Management and Environmental Quality (CMEQ) Committee.

The C/CAG CMEQ provides advice and recommendations to the full C/CAG Board on all matters relating to transportation planning, congestion management, travel demand management, coordination of land use and transportation planning, mobile source air quality programs, energy resources and conservation, and other environmental issues facing local jurisdictions in San Mateo County. The role of the C/CAG CMEQ Committee also includes making recommendations to the C/CAG Board on the allocation of funding for specific projects and activities addressing these programmatic areas.

Individuals wishing to be considered for appointment to serve on this committee should send a letter of interest by 4pm, Friday, January 31, 2020.

For more information, please click here.
Water Main Replacement Project | January 27th-31st UPDATE
Work on Kings is continuing next week from Margaret to Humboldt. Residents on Kings will still have access into and out of their property through the end of January. Access to Beatrice Road, Margaret and Paul may be restricted on January 30 & 31, from 8am – 5pm. We will give residents of those areas advanced notice once the schedule is confirmed.

Thank you for your patience and compliance with the parking restrictions. It’s allowing the crew to work as quickly as possible. For more information about the project, please click here .
NOW HIRING - Recreation Leaders
Registration for Spring Swim Lessons - Now Open!
Click here form more information and to sign up!
Brisbane School District 2020-2021 Registration
Brisbane School District Enrollment for 2020-2021 School Year starts on Monday, F ebruary 3, 2020. On Monday, February 3, 2020 registration will be at Mission Blue Center located at 475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005 from 9am - 4:30pm.

After February 3, 2020 all registration will take place at the Brisbane School District Office located at 1 Solano St, Brisbane, CA 94005 from 8:30am-4pm.
Everyone Counts! Census 2020
Save the Date! April 1, 2020, marks Census Day, a key benchmark for the 2020 count observed nationwide. By this date, households will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You'll then have three options for responding: online, by mail, or by phone. When completing the census, you'll note where you are living on April 1. Learn more at .

Click here for a video presentation by San Mateo County Census 2020.
Brisbane Library - Preschool Storytime for Little Creators
Upcoming Key Dates
MOB Shop
Jan. 24th, 12-5pm & Jan. 25th, 10am-3pm | Mission Blue Center
Celebration of Stars and Holiday Decorations
Jan. 28th, 6:00pm | Mission Blue Center
Artists' Evening of Sharing
Feb. 8th, 7:30pm | Mission Blue Center
Each year, the City of Brisbane invites local artists to share their work with the Brisbane public at the Artists' Evening of Sharing event, held at Mission Blue Center. At this annual event, Brisbane artists showcase music, theater, dance, images of visual artwork, photography, writing, and film. Honoring Brisbane’s art advocates allows the community to understand the rich diversity and depth of talent that surrounds it and stimulates an exchange of ideas about art. This year's event will take place on Saturday, February 8th, 2020, and starts at 7:30pm. Admission for the Artists' Evening of Sharing is free, with a complimentary reception at intermission. If you haven't already planned to do so, make sure you come celebrate Brisbane’s creative spirit!
Lifeguard Certification Class
Feb. 7th, 8th, & 9th | Community Pool
Brisbane Lions' Crab Dinner Fundraiser
Feb. 22nd, 6:00pm | Mission Blue Center
Cornhole Tournament
Feb. 28th, 7:00pm | Community Park Gazebo
Brisbane Village Helping Hands Social - Spring Fling
Mar. 14th, 3:00pm-5:00pm | Sunrise Room
Save the Date - 2nd Annual LUNAFEST
Mar. 28th | Mission Blue Center
Other Important City Calendar Dates in 2020
2/8 - Artists' Evening of Sharing
2/12 - City Hall Closed, Lincoln's Birthday
2/15-3/1 - Community Pool Closed for Maintenance
2/17 - City Hall Closed, Presidents' Day
2/28 - Cornhole Tournament
2/29-3/3 - Presidential Primary Elections, Vote Center at City Hall Open
3/14 - BVHH's Spring Fling
3/28 - 2nd Annual LUNAFEST Film Festival
4/18 - Habitat Restoration/Earth Day
5/15 - Bike to Work Day
5/25 - City Hall Closed, Memorial Day
6/26 - Concerts in the Park Kick-Off
7/3 - City Hall Closed, Independence Day
7/3 - Concerts in the Park
7/10 - Concerts in the Park
7/17 - Concerts in the Park
7/24 - Concerts in the Park
7/31 - Concerts in the Park
8/7 - Concerts in the Park
9/7 - City Hall Closed, Labor Day
9/19 - Coastal Cleanup Day
10/3 - 34th Annual Day in the Park & 14th Annual Derby
10/10 - 5th Annual Underwater Pumpkin Patch
10/12 - City Hall Closed, Columbus Day
11/3 - Election Day
11/10 - Veterans Flag-Raising Ceremony
11/11 - City Hall Closed, Veterans Day
11/26-27 - City Hall Closed, Thanksgiving
12/6 - Festival of Lights
12/24 - City Hall Closed, Christmas Eve
12/25 - City Hall Closed, Christmas Day
12/31 - City Hall Closed, New Year's Eve
Signboard Postings
Posted 1/22/20
Mothers of Brisbane
Annual MOB Shop
Fri. 1/24, 12-5pm / Sat. 1/25, 10am-3pm
at the Mission Blue Center
In Loving Memory
Bernice Mary Arthurs
11/28/21 – 1/17/20
Services: Garden Chapel, Sun 1/26, 12pm
Posted 1/25/20
The Collective Camp – ROAR
M-F / 6AM / 30 MIN+
Women 18yrs+
Celebrate the Spirit
Of Brisbane at the
Lions Club Star Awards
Tues., Jan 28 th, 7pm @ Miss. Blue Ctr.
Upcoming Public Meetings
No Upcoming Public Meetings for 1/27/20 - 1/31/20.
Archived Meeting Videos
No Archived Meeting Videos from 1/20/20 - 1/24/20.
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