The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2017 Installation of Officers and State of the City SBChamberInstallationAddress luncheon on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Skyline College. Over 90 community members attended the event in the Fireside Dining Room. Skyline College is proud to host the annual event as it has become a tradition. Twenty-two employees of Skyline College attended the event to support the Chamber of Commerce and hear updates from the city of San Bruno.

Scott Hart of PG&E was given an award for his six years of service on the Chamber of Commerce Board as he has termed out. The Mayor of San Bruno, Jim Ruane gave the State of the City Address, focusing his speech on the planned developments that are moving forward as a result of years of work along with the planning projects currently happening. The following projects were among those presented:

  • Mixed use development at 418 San Mateo Ave. with 83 residential units ready in late 2018
  • Medical Office building
  • SF Police Credit Union
  • Implementation of the Walk n’ Bike Plan
  • Comprehensive downtown parking management plan has begun
  • Downtown streetscape plan for San Mateo Ave
  • The Shops at Tanforan is in discussions about upgrades
  • The Crossing Hotel, a 152 room Marriott
  • Victory Honda Dealership expansion
  • YouTube is growing and has acquired a total of 8 properties
  • Crestmoor Neighborhood reconstruction from the pipeline explosion will be completed in late 2017 which includes a new neighborhood park
  • Florida Ave Park
  • Infrastructure project for water & sewer pipelines
  • Fiber cable to homes through San Bruno Cable
  • Community Service Programs
  • Community Safety, increase in the police explorer program from 8 to 22 explorers
  • Community Day in the Park will now be an annual event thanks to the support of the San Bruno Community Foundation
  • Community Facilities Vision Plan which includes a new recreation center, library and community center

The Mayor also reported on discussions related to building code enforcement in wake of the Ghostship fire in Oakland and a new housing Impact fee which becomes effective next month to fund affordable housing, to create a reliable infrastructure to address the need.

Mayor Jim Ruane conducted the installation ceremony of the new and returning San Bruno Chamber of Commerce Board Members, including Pcyeta Stroud, representing Skyline College. The installed Board of Directors include the following:

  • Brian Carias, KBA Docusys
  • Barbara Einsidl, Gordon Associates
  • Ron Frediani, Associated Window Cleaning
  • Steven Kotik, International Auto Body & Paint
  • Linda Larson, The Shops at Tanforan
  • Joey Oliva, Marshall Realty (incoming Chairman of the Board)
  • Rebecca Prozan, Google/YouTube
  • Jackie Ram, RAM JAJ Enterprises
  • Dennis Sammut, Artichoke Joes Casino
  • Pcyeta Stroud/Kari Bush, Skyline College
  • Wax Wain, Noori’s Restaurant

Skyline College looks forward to hosting this important community event for years to come.

Article by Cherie Colin | Photo by William Nacouzi