San Bruno City Manager's January 2020 Report

Article Source:  City of San Bruno CA

Jovan D. Grogan, City Manager <>
Welcome to the City Manager's
Monthly e-Newsletter

Jovan D. Grogan, City Manager                                                                                 January 2020 
This e-Newsletter is intended to provide updates on key issues and projects going on in San Bruno and will be issued electronically on a monthly basis.  The City Manager’s Office is committed to making sure the public stays informed about what’s going on in your City government.  You can learn more about City efforts and services, at any time, by visiting the City’s website, or by simply staying tuned to this newsletter!
Community Day in the Park

Mark your calendars! Community Day in San Bruno City Park will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2020.  A day of good food, rides, and lots of fun with family, neighbors and friends! 

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the event?  Contact the Community Services Department at (650) 616-7180.

What's in this Issue?
Citizen's Revenue Measure
Oversight Committee

Interested in serving on the new Citizen’s Revenue Measure Oversight Committee?
The Citizen's Revenue Measure Oversight Committee was created to review the annual audit of the revenues generated by the local sales tax approved by the voters in the November 2019 election, and to make such recommendations to the City Council as it deems necessary or useful.  
The Citizen's Revenue Measure Oversight Committee will hold at least one regular meeting per calendar year, which will occur on the second Wednesday of each January at 5:30 p.m. in San Bruno City Hall.  Special meetings will be scheduled throughout the calendar year as needed.  All Committee meetings will be held in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act (Government Code Section 54950 et seq.)
Applications are available through the City Clerk's Office or by calling (650) 616-7061 for more information. 

Interested in serving on another Board, Commission or Committee?  Contact the City Clerk to learn more about other vacancies or volunteer opportunities.

Be part of the process by participating in our citywide survey!  The City of San Bruno initiated the recruitment process for the next Police Chief.  As part of the process, we are interested in learning more about the community’s preferences and expectations as they relate to the next Police Chief.  Please take a few moments to complete our survey.  The responses to this survey will be considered during the recruitment and interview process to help with the appointment of San Bruno's next Police Chief.

During the recruitment process, the San Bruno Police Department will be led by Interim Police Chief Eric Wollman, former Police Chief for the City of Burlingame, who brings 36 years of distinguished service to that community. This will allow the City to provide continuity of leadership as it transitions to the next permanent appointment of the next Police Chief.

The City of San Bruno (City), as the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) released a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed San Bruno Recreation and Aquatic Center (RAC) Project on Monday, January 27. This starts a required 45-day public comment period, which runs Monday, January 27, 2020 – Wednesday, March 11, 2020.  The proposed project would include the following components: 1) demolition of the existing Veterans Memorial recreation building and pool; 2) construction of a new approximately 47,000 square foot San Bruno Recreation and Aquatics Center (SBRAC); 3) the reconfiguration of adjacent existing parking areas and roadways within the park; and 4) the relocation of the existing channelized creek within a portion of the park.

This Draft EIR, all documents incorporated by reference including special studies, and additional information regarding the proposed project can be accessed on the City’s website and is also available for public review at the City Community and Economic Development Department public service counter, at the City Clerk’s public counter in City Hall and at the San Bruno Library.

This is a major step in the process to bring our new community facility into reality!

Staff continues to closely monitor the construction activities regarding the Crestmoor Canyon hillside on Westbound San Bruno Avenue between Crestmoor and Glenview Avenues.  The emergency repair includes work conducted by geotechnical engineers and contractors, and significant work has progressed over the last month.  On January 28, City of San Bruno Public Works Director, Jimmy Tan, provided an update to the City Council on the work that is underway.  The week prior, the contractor mobilized their equipment on site and began clearing and grubbing, and potholing the existing 4” gas main.  Additional potholing was performed to determine depths of the 230KV electrical duct the 24” gas pipeline.

Many may notice large equipment on site - drilling operations commenced the week of January 27.  Staff from a geotechnical engineering firm that the City is working with, along with City staff, are on-site performing inspections.  The contractor will continue to work on the hillside through the next few weeks and work is anticipated to complete in early March 2020. 

Traffic control measures are in place, which may require the stoppage of traffic as necessary, for the movement of large equipment and materials.  Residents are encouraged to use caution and drive slowly in the construction zone.

The picture to the right above, shows a crane holding up steel beam, approximately 50 feet in length, as it is inserted into a hole along the hillside.  The picture to the left above, shows the concrete truck pumping slurry into the hole.  As mentioned, the project is expected to be complete by early March 2020.  Updates will be provided at City Council meetings through the completion of work.

Sandeep Krishnamurthy is the Director of San Bruno CityNet Services, which includes the enterprise formerly called San Bruno Municipal Cable TV, and the City of San Bruno’s Information Technology Department.  Since August 2018 he has been engaged in operating and transforming the 49 year old enterprise to suit current and evolving market conditions.   
Sandeep has over 25 years of diverse business and change management experience acquired in corporate and entrepreneurial environments.  His background in U.S. media distribution has been focused on the intersection of technology and customer operations, spanning cable TV, satellite and internet streaming businesses.  He has held a range of progressively responsible business and unit leadership roles at media companies owned by Liberty Media Group, Comcast, Naspers (South Africa), DISH Network and Zee Television (India). As a Management Consultant at AMC Networks, Infosys and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Sandeep has led and contributed to strategy development and implementation projects.  
Sandeep received an M.A. degree from the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies and a B.A. from the National Defense Academy of India.  He is a naturalized American citizen.  A resident of the East Bay, Sandeep enjoys hiking California’s many parks and coastline.

Our mailing address is:
City Manager's Office
 San Bruno City Hall
 567 El Camino Real
 San Bruno, CA  94066
 (650) 616-7056


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