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Crestmoor Neighborhood
(Glenview Fire)

News, Meetings and Events

Updated as of June 13, 2014

City Council Special Meeting - April 9, 2014
A City Council Special Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:30PM at the former Crestmoor Elementary School Site located at 2322 Crestmoor Drive, San Bruno. For more information click HERE

Crestmoor Neighborhood Three - Year Remembrance Event
On September 9, 2013, the City of San Bruno will host a three year remembrance of the September 9, 2010 tragedy and celebrate those families who have completed reconstruction and are returning home. For additional details of the event, please click HERE

Special Meeting - Study Session to Discuss Proposed Bylaws for the San Bruno Community Foundation and Provide Direction for Preparation of the Bylaws. Please visit the July 19th, 2013 City Council Agenda Packets and Minutes for more information.

Special Meeting - Study Session to Discuss Bylaws for the San Bruno Community Foundation. Please click HERE for more information.

San Bruno Resource and Recovery Center
The services of the San Bruno Resource and Recovery Center will be transferred to the American Red Cross Burlingame office starting Monday June 17th. The office is located at 1710 Trousdale Avenue in Burlingame and the phone number for case management is: (650) 259-1765. If you need assistance, please indicate that you are from San Bruno. Beginning July 1st, the Red Cross services will transition from direct financial assistance to available referral programs that continue to support recovery efforts.

Crestmoor Community Meeting - January 23, 2013
A Crestmoor community meeting was held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 7:00PM at the San Bruno Senior Center located at 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. For more information click HERE or you view the meeting HERE.

Updated: Welcome Back to the Neighborhood Celebration
The Welcome Back Ceremony scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday December 1st, is now moved to Fire Station 52 at 1999 Earl Avenue due to stormy weather conditions. The City of San Bruno will officially welcome back to the Crestmoor neighborhood those residents who have completed rebuilding their homes after the pipeline explosion of September 2010 in a brief ceremony on Saturday, December 1st at 10:00am

Line 132 Soil Testing
Soil testing around the decommissioned Line 132 will begin on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. For more information, please visit the Rebuildcrestmoor.org page. Click HERE for a copy of the letter in regards to the testing.

Welcome Back to the Neighborhood Celebration
The City of San Bruno will officially welcome back to the Crestmoor neighborhood those residents who have completed rebuilding their homes after the pipeline explosion of September 2010 in a brief ceremony on Saturday, December 1st at 10:00am. The ceremony will take place on Claremont Drive, between Glenview and Fairmont. Please read the flyer for full information.

Update Central
"Update Central" has been launched to provide weekly updates on the status of reconstruction and rebuilding activities in the Crestmoor neighborhood. For information, please go to:

http://www.rebuildcrestmoor.org/app_pages/view/211

Soil and Air Testing Contract for City Council
City to Perform Air quality and Dust Testing In Crestmoor Neighborhood For more information, please go to: http://www.rebuildcrestmoor.org

Road Closure on Glenview Drive for PG&E Concrete Slurry Filling Work for August 30 - 31, 2012
The road will be closed from 8:00AM until 5:00PM to all through traffic during these hours. Local traffic (residents) will be allowed access at all times. For more information, please go to: http://www.rebuildcrestmoor.org/app_pages/view/189

PG&E Notice to Residents - Filling Line 132
To review the notice, please go HERE

Update on Line 132 Initial Testing
For more information, please go HERE.

Please help us plant a Cedar Tree on Friday, August 31st at 11:30am at the corner of Sneath Lane and Claremont Drive
For more information about the event Click HERE

Crestmoor Neighborhood Two-Year Remembrance Event.
For more information about the event Click HERE

August 10, 2012 - Press Release
Construction work will resume early next week on the replacement of utilities within Crestmoor neighborhood. This notice outlines the continuing and additional construction safety measures that are in place. For more details, please read the attached document.

August 2, 2012 - Memo and Press Release
A contractor hired by the City to replace underground infrastructure destroyed in the September 2010 explosion and fire clipped a PG&E gas distribution line at Earl and Glenview on August 2, 2012. The City's Police, Fire and Public Works staff responded immediately along with PG&E to address the situation.

The attached press release details the actions that have been taken by the City and the contractor to assure that additional safety protocols are in place so that this situation does not happen again.

For more details, please read the attached document.

June 25, 2012 - PG&E testing of the decommissioned Line 132 to commence
Beginning June 25, 2012 and lasting five (5) days, PG&E will begin a project in the Crestmoor neighborhood to test material in a decommissioned older section of 1948 L-132 that was abandoned during the initial construction of the Crestmoor Neighborhood. Results of the test will determine how PG&E will cement fill the pipe in the future. This work is independent of the project to fill the 1956 L-132. Minor detours and delays may occur during construction.

For more details, please read the attached document and refer to the exhibit showing the location of construction work.

Further information and construction updates can be found at www.RebuildCrestmoor.org.

June 2, 2012 - Crestmoor Neighborhood:  Open House - Phase II Construction Update
Please join us for an Open House this Saturday, June 2, 2012, 10AM to 2PM at Fire Station No. 52 to learn about the upcoming Phase II Utility Replacement Project within the Crestmoor Neighborhood. Click on the flier for more information.

May 14, 2012 - Welcome back ceremony
The City of San Bruno will officially welcome back to the Crestmoor neighborhood those residents who have completed rebuilding their homes after the pipeline explosion of September 2010 in a brief ceremony on Monday, May 14th at 6:30pm. The ceremony will take place on Claremont Drive, between Glenview and Fairmont. A few street trees, as a symbol of neighborhood rebuilding, will also be planted after the ceremony. Click on the flier for more information.

April 17, 2012 - Press release
The City of San Bruno today received $70 million in restitution from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to aid the community’s recovery from the explosion and fire that ripped through the heart of this city on Sept. 9, 2010.
Please Click Here For More Information

March 12, 2012 - Press release
City of San Bruno and PG&E Reach Agreement On Restitution For San Bruno Community To Support Recovery From Pipeline Accident
Please Click Here For The Press Release
Please Click Here For The Settlement Agreement And Side Letter

February 15, 2012 - Press release
San Bruno Seeks PG&E Restitution for Deadly Explosion and Fire

January 26, 2012- Crestmoor (Glenview) Neighborhood Reconstruction Meeting
A Reconstruction Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:00PM at Church of the Highlands located at 1900 Monterey Drive, San Bruno
Please Click Here For More Information

January 28, 2012- Crestmoor Neighborhood Gathering
A neighborhood gathering will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2:00PM at the San Bruno Senior Center located at 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno
Please Click Here For More Information

December 13, 2011 - City Council Meeting - Crestmoor Reconstruction Project

Lions Club Tree Planting
On Wednesday, November 9 at 11 a.m., the San Bruno Lions Club will be planting trees in the Crestmoor Canyon area. The Lions Club is capturing this event by filming the actual planting of a few trees.
This is not a public event, only notification that this will be occurring in the neighborhood. The Lions Club should be out of the area by 1 p.m.

 

Barricade Removal in Crestmoor (Glenview) Neighborhood
Barricades that have been placed in the Crestmoor (Glenview) Neighborhood
since the pipeline explosion and fire were removed on Wednesday, October 12,
2011.

 

The Crestmoor Neighborhood Filling of the Blast Site Video on September 20, 2011
The Crestmoor Neighborhood Filling of the Blast Site Video can also be viewed on YouTube HERE

 

The Crestmoor Neighborhood One-Year Remembrance Video on September 9, 2011
The Crestmoor Neighborhood One- Year Remembrance Video can be viewed on YouTube HERE


The Glenview Reconstruction Meeting
The September 9 fire and explosion caused significant damage to the public infrastructure in the Glenview area. On Wednesday, July 27, 2011, representatives from the city of San Bruno discussed the reconstruction project. You can view the recorded Meeting ONLINE.


Roadmap to Recovery - Go Green Workshop - June 16, 2011 Flyer HERE.


Town Hall Meeting - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 6:30 PM
A Town Hall Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 6:30 PM. To view the full page flyer Click Here.

You can view the recorded Town Hall Meeting ONLINE.

 

California Public Utilities Commission Notification of Public Hearing
The California Public Utilities Commission met in San Bruno to accept public comment on proposed new safety and reliability regulations for natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines. Please Click Here for more information. The commission’s decision describing its specific proposals and topics under consideration can be found on the commission’s website at http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PUBLISHED/FINAL_DECISION/131324.htm

 

Repairs and Rebuilding: A Community Recovery "Check-In" - April 17, 2011
For full information, please download the PDF Flier.

The San Bruno Resource & Recovery Center is now located at:

San Bruno Resource & Recovery Center (SBRRC)
458 San Mateo Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone: (650) 588-0940
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday

The SBRRC is available to assist residents impacted by the September 9 fire and explosion with mental health support, housing and health services, and other resources.

Gathering of the Glenview Neighborhood - January 8, 2011
For a full page flier, Click Here.

City of San Bruno City Council Donations Subcommittee Meeting - January 5, 2011
To view the meeting notice Click Here.

NTSB Press Conference - December 14, 2010
Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Mayor Ruane held a press conference at 10:30 am regarding the release of a factual report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regarding the gas explosion that occurred on September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. Click to view the full report.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Concludes Three Days of Hearings Into Devastating September 9th Explosion

Archives of the hearings can be viewed on the NTSB website by clicking here. (On the NTSB website be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to access the archives)

City of San Bruno to Testify at NTSB Hearing on Tragic Pipeline Explosion
To read the full press release, click HERE

Glenview Fire Donations & Distribution Map
The City's distribution program for donated funds is based on severity of damage to homes. Please CLICK HERE for more information on the program and to see the map of the properties eligible for first round of disbursement of donations.

SBA to Close Disaster Loan Outreach Center in San Bruno
Click here.

 

Counseling and Support Services of all San Bruno Residents Affected by the Glenview Fire
Click here.

Expedited building process approved for Glenview
An expedited and streamlined planning and permitting process for rebuilding the Glenview neighborhood has been approved by the San Bruno City Council in an effort to help residents put their lives back together as quickly as possible.

The City Council on October 12, 2010 approved an ordinance that waives all building and planning fees for Glenview residents. The City Council also directed that staff prepare new regulations for adoption in the coming weeks that greatly reduces the time it will take for residents to rebuild the Glenview area.

Building approvals that may have taken up to six months under the standard permiting process now will be completed in a matter of three months or less in Glenview, according to officials.

The expedited process was approved just as city officials announced that the clean-up of the Glenview fire had been completed less than five weeks after the area was destroyed by a natural gas pipeline explosion and fire that claimed eight lives, destroyed 35 homes, and damaged more than 50 other properties.

City Manager Connie Jackson recommended approval of the new regulations. The City Council also directed that the Community Development Department develop a neighborhood visioning process to ensure that the neighborhood is fully involved in creating a new vision for Glenview.

 

Local state of emergency continues at Glenview site while federal appeal pending
The City of San Bruno has adopted a resolution extending the local state of emergency for the Glenview explosion and fire as it continues efforts to appeal the federal government's denial of a federal disaster designation for the area.

In a special meeting held Oct. 5, the City Council unanimously approved a "continuing declaration" of a local emergency in the wake of the Sept. 9 explosion of a natural gas pipeline that claimed eight lives and destroyed 37 homes.

City Manager Connie Jackson noted that the City already twice declared a local disaster in the immediate aftermath of the fire but that declaration needs to be renewed every 30 days until the emergency conditions no longer exist.

"The need for emergency procedures has not yet abated," Jackson told the Council. Click here to read the resolution.

Meanwhile, city officials continue to work with Gov. Schwarzenegger's office on an appeal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Sept. 24 denial of the state's request for a federal declaration of a major disaster. Click here to read the denial letter.

The federal disaster funds could be used to provide low-interest loans to individual homeowners as well as to assist the city in covering the costs of responding to the disaster, debris removal of the 10-acre site and rebuilding the Glenview neighborhood. Damage estimates are at $55 million "and counting," according to the city manager.

Mayor Jim Ruane said the City of San Bruno has been thrust into the national limelight in a debate over pipeline safety while coping with a myriad of physical and emotional damages inflicted on a city already stinging from the state budget crisis.

"It's important to have the FEMA declaration in your back pocket," Ruane said. "That's important for our citizens. It's a monetary thing on one level, and emotional on the other."

At the special meeting it also was announced that clean-up operations on the site should be completed early in the week of Oct. 11 as donations and offers of support continue to pour in from across the nation.

 

Cable and utility bills adjusted for Glenview residents
Residents whose homes were evacuated and later re-occupied as a result of the Glenview fire will be receiving a service credit on their water, wastewater and cable bills. A letter regarding the adjustments is being sent to affected residents with their October statements.

The San Bruno City Council approved the adjustments to the bills "in consideration of the various levels of damage and service disruptions."

These adjustments are among a number of pro-active steps the City has taken to ensure that the City is effectively meeting the needs of the many families impacted by the Sept. 9 disaster.

Click here to read the letter that has been sent to residents.

 

Press release regarding the City's Glenview Fire hotline
The City is updating its hotline operations and connecting displaced residents with a dedicated staff liaison. More info.

 

Updated Disaster Area Map Available
An updated map of the Glenview Fire Disaster Area has been posted. More info...

 

Site Security
Security at the Glenview Fire Disaster area has transferred from the county-wide Mutual Aid structure to a private security force supervised by the San Bruno Police Department.

Under the new arrangement, site security will continue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The San Bruno Police Department has also increased police patrols in the neighborhood and has assigned additional officers to that area.

If you have any security issues, call the San Bruno Police Department at 650-616-7100. In the case of an emergency, call 911.

For additional information, please call the Glenview Fire Hotline at 650-616-7180, option 2.