Economic Development Forum

Welcome to the City’s Economic Development Forum! On November 3, 2014, the Council held a Community Workshop to hear the Community’s Economic Development suggestions and ideas concerning Downtown Brisbane and Crocker Industrial Park. Minutes from the workshop can be found here towards the bottom of the page: http://brisbaneca.org/city-council/2014-11-03. Part of the workshop entailed sharing with the Council the ideas that were submitted on this forum.

At this time, the forum is still open if you’d like to submit an idea you don’t already see listed by one of your fellow community members. If you have a picture of somewhere you visited that you think would work in town, please either submit it via the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/brisbane94005) or e-mail it to Caroline at ccheung@ci.brisbane.ca.us. As they say, a picture is worth 1,000 words. Thank you for your participation and feedback!

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  1. Encourage a SMBO or resident to open a B&B

    I'd love to see some (maybe a Mom-preneur?) open a Bed&Breakfast. So many families have short-term houseguests they can't accommodate comfortably and who want to stay right here in town. Love to see something along these lines sprout up in Brisbane. Don't know if special zoning is required if it's a commercial business in a residential area?

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    • Corporate events at the Pool

      The City could hire an event planner to come up with some theme packages (a Hollywood glamour pool party, a tropical pool party, whatever) and then have it staged, a bar, etc. and then sell it as an event package to some of the prosperous biotech firms and high-tech companies that are looking for somewhere unusual to have their company parties. The event planner produces the party, and shares the proceeds with the City. You could probably charge $5,000 a party! The setting is gorgeous.

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      • Citizens Appointed Economic Development Commission

        The city council should create an economic development commission, appointed by the council, in which local residents serve a two or four year term similar to other commissions. This commission would focus on economic development opportunities vital to our community year round while interfacing with the city council economic development sub-committee.

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        • Brisbane days at the pool where the pool would be reserved for people with current Brisbane I.D. and their dependents.

          This would be great way for folks to meet othe town folks that may not meet.

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          • A Zip-Line from the top of San Bruno Mountain down to the Community Park

            I know this will never happen; residents would get tired of people falling off the zip-line and through their roofs. But wouldn't it be cool.

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            • Encourage a Brisbane credit union. It would be nice to have an option other than Bank of America.

              People appreciate that Bank of America allows Brisbane a local option for deposits, mortgages, loans, etc.; however, the competition of a credit union would benefit our community.

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              • Respond to the real estate and retail markets.

                Crocker is ~90% occupied, so it is successful. The chances city government policies can make Crocker more profitable are small compared to the risk of new policies increasing vacancy. Sierra Point development has largely been approved, but this location has transportation limitations. Focus instead on remediating and developing the Baylands, this is where significant environmental restoration and economic development can occur, as taxes on Kinder and Recology demonstrate. Listen to SF businesses that want excellent public transport for their workers - the two rail lines serving the Baylands provide this. And the 200,000+ vehicles on 101 are a much bigger…

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                • How do you promote environment friendly construction in Brisbane, to reduce global warming.

                  The city should provide fast track approval for environment friendly projects. It does not cost anything to the city. The rules should be approved by the city and the staff directed to act on these rules on fast track system.

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                  • Consistent parking enforcement

                    Our streets are quite narrow.There was a time residents did park their cars the right way on our streets. Now it is appears, residents park any old way that they want, making a hodge podge and messy look to streets. And of course there are the cars that still park across the sidewalk, so people are forced to walk into the street. I used to see cars get tickets for crossing the double yellow line on Visitacion Avenue to park their car. Residents used to get tickets for these things. I suggest we have consistent enforcement here for continuity and…

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                    • Brisbane Exit on CA 101

                      One reason so few people know about our town is that nobody can find us. The northbound and southbound exits off CA 101 should be clearly marked for Brisbane, in addition to noting the Cow Palace.

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                      • parking permits

                        Start having parking permits for Brisbane residents, and limit the amount one house can have. I know of one house on Mendocino St. that owns six cars and parks all of them in the street. They have a garage and a driveway and don't use it. They leave the cars in the same spots for weeks sometimes and none of them are ever even ticketed. I would be happy to pay for a yearly permit if it means I can finally park on my own street.

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                        • Cameras at Visitation and Mariposa

                          I have noticed a marked increase in neighbors behaving badly at that intersection.

                          People making left turn over the double yellow line to pull into a parking space in front of Julie's Deli. I counted 8 in one hour last week during the lunch hour!

                          Although the city changed the sidewalk on the cross street by extending them into the street to stop people from making a U-turn, it does not deter everyone...now they make five point turns to make the turn.

                          A camera in that location would stop the people like Leila from making Visitation a drag strip when…

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