Caroline CheungAdminCaroline Cheung (Senior Management Analyst, City of Brisbane CA)

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      The building next to the Eagles Club, the old 5 Star Cafe site, has been identified as the location for the new Brisbane Library. So, it will be demolished at some point in the near future. On Thursday, 4/7, the Council will be considering an Agreement for Professional Services for the Design of the new Library. Link to the staff report: http://www.brisbaneca.org/sites/default/files/14%20prof%20services%20library.pdf

      Hi Linda, it's not been determined yet, but it will likely continue to serve and be programmed for community-wide programs as well as for non-profits to use as a meeting space.

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        The software doesn't allow you to vote against an idea; it only allows you to add votes to the ideas you like. The ideas with the most votes will trickle to the top.

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          Hi Jessica,

          Thanks for your idea and I know you’re working hard on the Complete Streets Safety Committee to tackle these types of issues. I just wanted to let you and the people who voted on this idea that we will be closing up the ideas on this forum to get the site ready to take your Economic Development Ideas…so start thinking about your answers to…

          What do you like?
          What do you think should be enhanced?
          What things in the past do you think should be brought back?
          What things are missing from our town?
          What things do you not want to see in Brisbane?

          The forum should be up and running by this Friday, the 26th. Thanks in advance for your participation!

          Caroline Cheung
          Community Engagement Coordinator
          ccheung@ci.brisbane.ca.us
          415-508-2157

          Yes, there is a section in the CA Vehicle Code that prohibits parking on the sidewalk.

          However, because of the unique layout of Brisbane and the use of the white lines to maintain safe roadway widths for emergency vehicles, it becomes necessary for some vehicles to park with their wheels on the sidewalk. As such, the Police Department does not strictly enforce that section. They do, however, require that there be enough room left for safe pedestrian passage, including enough room for a parent to push a stroller or for someone in a wheelchair.

          The offenders are usually residents attempting to park in their own neighborhood near their home. When officers become aware of a vehicle that is impeding pedestrian traffic, they attempt to educate the owner about the violation before taking enforcement action.

          The problem is that these conditions often cause the loss of valuable parking spaces. The Safe Streets Committee is addressing some of these issues in their recommendations to Council concerning safe pedestrian routes.

          Let me know if you have any other questions.

          Best,
          Caroline

          Caroline Cheung
          Community Engagement Coordinator
          (415) 508-2157
          ccheung@ci.brisbane.ca.us

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            Hi Ray,

            Thank you for submitting your idea to this public forum. It may be a good one for the new Economic Development Forum that we’ll be setting up later this week and should be live by this Friday the 26th. If you wouldn’t mind suggesting it again, so that the Council can see all of the community’s submitted ideas at the Economic Development Workshop taking place in November, I would appreciate it. Unfortunately, the current software only allows us to have 1 forum open at any given time.

            Best regards,
            Caroline Cheung
            Community Engagement Coordinator
            ccheung@ci.brisbane.ca.us
            415-508-2057

            Thank you for all your comments on this suggestion. The Senior Planner with the Town of San Anselmo, Phil Boyle, was contacted earlier today and he had not heard of any such ordinance where the town can require landlords to fill their vacant properties or pay a fine.

            What they do have is a Formula Retail Ordinance where, if you have over a 1,200 sq. ft. space, and you want to change the use to say, bring in a Walgreens, you need to go through the Planning Commission to get a Use Permit. They also do have rent control for secondary units (in-law, granny units) where the landlord can’t charge more than 1/3 or 30% of the County’s median income. But even so, they can’t enforce it, they just tell landlords what they’re supposed to do and have seen no problems. Another thing he mentioned they do was they have local artists display their art in windows of vacant properties, so it doesn’t look as bleak…with consent of the property owner, of course.

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              Hi Frank, thank you again for submitting your idea. Hopefully the last status update suggesting people to contact the Brisbane Police Dept. if a car has not moved in over 72 hours so that it can be tagged has helped with this issue. You can also send an anonymous tip to the Police by using this online form: http://www.brisbaneca.org/brisbane-contact-form
              Make sure to select: “Report an Illegally Parked Car” from the “I Want To…” menu.

              I wanted to let you and those that voted on your idea know that we will be closing up the ideas on this forum to get the site ready to take your Economic Development Ideas…so start thinking about your answers to…

              What do you like?
              What do you think should be enhanced?
              What things in the past do you think should be brought back?
              What things are missing from our town?
              What things do you not…

              Thank you for participating in the Civic Participation Project. This is a pilot project for the City of Brisbane in order to find better ways to connect with the people we serve by listening to you ideas and comments. This forum is intended for the public, and as such, we do not intend on participating directly in these discussions. Specific questions regarding existing policies should be directed to the department responsible for those issues. Or, if it's a specific service request you'd like taken care of, please fill out a Contact Form: http://brisbaneca.org/brisbane-contact-form.

              In an effort to address the issue based on the comments that have been left, the information found in a recent post to the City's website may be helpful in answering your questions and concerns. Please visit: http://brisbaneca.org/news/2011-11-15/parking-brisbane to read how parking issues in Brisbane can be allayed. Thank you.

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