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Emergency Repair of Storm Drain Line

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After Public Works maintenance crews discovered a small sinkhole at the base of Firth Canyon between the drainage inlet structure and the large, treasured Laurel tree, investigation was done, and it was determined that the corrugated metal cross drain to the Firth Park parking lot was corroded and failing.  The pipe was able to be quickly replaced by contractor Kingdom Pipelines, securing BOTH the tree and the roadway.  Work was completed today.  Perfect timing, before the wet weather greets us!



Open Seats on OSEC & Complete Streets Safety Committee

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There is currently one open seat on both the Open Space and Ecology Committee (pictured above) and the Complete Streets Safety Committee.  The Complete Streets Safety Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 pm and the Open Space and Ecology Committee (OSEC) meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month @ 6:30pm.

Applications are now being accepted to fill these seats for terms ending in January 2022.  The deadline to submit completed applications (in-person or by email) to Ingrid Padilla, City Clerk, is Friday, February 15th @ 1:00pm.

Click here to apply to serve on the Open Space and Ecology Committee.

Click here to apply to serve on the Complete Streets Safety Committee.

PG&E Filed for Chapter 11

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pgeToday, January 29, PG&E moved forward with their previously announced plan to file for Chapter 11.  Read their press release here.

To be clear, PG&E is not going out of business.  They expect that this court-supervised process will, among other things:

  • Enable the continued safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electric service to their customers
  • Allow them to address its liabilities resulting from the 2017 and 2018 Northern California wildfires with minimal disruption to their operations
  • Allow them to work with all of their stakeholders in one court-supervised forum to address their complex concerns and make appropriate changes

If you have questions regarding this process, please visit their dedicated webpage at www.pge.com/reorganization

Your Messages of Support, Delivered

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UPDATE: Friday, February 1 - At last Friday's Council of Cities event which the City of Burlingame hosted, Parkland shooting survivors David Hogg and Ryan Deitsch from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  These young men who survived a mass shooting at their high school were well-versed and powerful speakers.  Their main message was to change the conversation from "gun control" to "gun violence protection".  Their key messages were three-fold: that we need to empower kids at their schools to really say something if they see something not right, that all students need to help each other and be concerned about their and each other's mental health, and that when educators or students identify students in need or in trouble, help must be provided lest we see more tragedies like this take place.  

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David and Ryan were thrilled and grateful to receive a customized banner and filled with signatures of Lipman students who stand with the students of Stoneman Douglas High School.  Additionally, Councilmember Cunningham presented David and Ryan with a pile of cards penned by residents expressing their love and appreciation for what these brave and bold students are doing.

A huge thanks to the City of Burlingame for hosting a memorable Council of Cities event last Friday and to everyone who wrote in with their letters of encouragement and support!

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Parkland Messages

Each month, our City Council meets with Councilmembers from other cities within San Mateo County for the Council of Cities event.  This month, it's being hosted by the City of Burlingame, and they will have two survivors of the Parkland, FL/Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting present with them.  If you wanted to write them a message of support, please bring them to City Hall by 1pm on Friday, January 25, 2019 (the date of the event) or email it to cityhall@brisbaneca.org.  Students can also bring them to the Brisbane School District Office located at 1 Solano Street, Brisbane.  Thank you in advance for shedding hope, love, and continued support to the visiting students from our City of Stars. 

Water-Wise Photo Contest

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Do you have: 

  • a drought-tolerant, native, or water-wise landscape?
  • a solution to pollution like a rain barrel or bioswale?
  • Or something else? Something new? 

If so, Flows to Bay wants to hear from you.  They're looking for a healthy range of projects, from the simple solutions to the more complex contraptions.  Submissions can include rain barrels, rain gardens, lawn replacements, and even sketches of future projects - they believe that good ideas don't necessarily have to be built (yet)!

When you submit a photo of your project you'll be ENTERED TO WIN a feature on the Flows to Bay Facebook page and a $30 Amazon gift card, or one of two $10 Starbucks gift cards. 

That's it!  Enter your photo today and good luck to all the contestants!

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