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May 2019 Marina News

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Thank you, Earth Day Volunteers!

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THANK YOU to all the volunteers that came out on a beautiful Saturday morning on April 27th to celebrate Earth Day with our annual Habitat Restoration event! The crew made great progress pulling French Broom and other invasive plants near the intersections of Monarch and Mission Blue Drives. After a few hours of working hard, volunteers celebrated with lunch, retro tees, and other goodies. Many thanks to our partners at San Bruno Mountain Watch and to our sponsors at South San Francisco Scavenger Company and Recology. Check out a short slideshow from that day and save the date for our next habitat restoration event on June 29!

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May 2019 STAR

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City's Support of SB 672

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UPDATE: Friday, 4/26 - Senate Bill (SB) 672, authored by Sen. Jerry Hill, overcame its first hurdle in the legislature when it passed out of the Senate Housing Committee this week.  SB 672 would exempt Brisbane from receiving new regional housing responsibilities during the current (through 2023) and next housing element planning period (2023-2031), in recognition of the development work the city is doing on the Baylands.  In particular, the bill would require Brisbane to rezone the Baylands during the current planning period, consistent with Measure JJ which voters approved in November. The bill would also require Brisbane to report on its development progress to the Department of Housing and Community Development, as part of its annual report already required by existing law.  This same report will also be sent to the Association of Bay Area Governments.  And finally, when the developer submits a revised specific plan consistent with Measure JJ, Brisbane would have 24 months to review and approve the plan. 

As Sen. Hill explained in committee this week, “SB 672 allows Brisbane to focus its efforts on getting the Baylands – an important regional project – developed properly.  The bill does this by ensuring consistency in Brisbane’s regional housing needs allocations during this planning cycle and the next, in recognition of the commitment already made by the city’s voters to double its housing stock.”  SB 672 is not final yet.  The bill still has a long way to go before becoming law so its provisions are subject to change.  Click here for the Senate Housing Committee's Analysis of SB 672.

At the April 4, 2019 City Council meeting, City Attorney Thomas McMorrow briefed the Council on SB 672, which was amended by Senator Hill to prohibit the Association of Bay Area Governments from allocating a share of the State’s regional housing need to cities that meet their Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) by 350% or more.  Implementation of Measure JJ, which Brisbane voters approved last November, will accomplish this.  SB 672 is being heard by the Senate Housing Committee next week.  The Committee is chaired by Senator Weiner, who is requesting a letter of support for this bill from the City.  Click here to read the City’s Letter of Support for SB 672, which is unique to and only benefits Brisbane, and will hopefully become law in the Fall. 

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The Right Way to Dispose of Old Batteries

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Did you know that throwing your old batteries out with your trash or recycling can pose a serious hazard to waste haulers?  Workers like Teresa Montgomery’s crew at South San Francisco Scavenger are at risk when batteries end up loose in a recycling or trash cart.  That’s why County Environmental Health Services has partnered with the various haulers to educate communities on how to properly dispose of old, dead batteries.  Their publication, “Final Resting Place” is chock-full of great information, including helpful articles and graphics to easily show readers the FOUR EASY STEPS that will get your batteries to the right place and make sure they don’t catch fire or explode!  Essentially, you want to:

  1. Collect all of your household batteries that you are done using in a clear plastic zip-top bag
  2. Tape the terminals and contacts on your lithium-ion and 9-volt batteries so they do not spark
  3. Zip the clear plastic zip-top bag when it is at least halfway full and ready for collection
  4. Place the bag of batteries on top of the gray garbage cart

Read the full publication here.