Coffee with Paul


Coffee with Paul - Get to Know your Brookings City Manager

Do you want to know more about city operations -- how about what the city manager does? Are you curious about what’s going on in Brookings right now? In our video broadcast Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno chats about topics that matter to you and the Brookings community.

Submit a topic or question to be answered in our video series Coffee with Paul by submitting the form below. If your topic or question is chosen as the next segment’s café au lait question of the day you will win a "Bring Your Dreams" Brookings coffee mug.


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Video Episodes


Episode 9 - September 11th, 2020

In this video broadcast of Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno and special guest Daniel Scholl, Vice President for the Division of Research and Economic Development, SDSU chats about COVID-19 testing on the SDSU Campus and how testing results are reported. Paul also talks about the new Brookings mask mandate, FAQs, and exceptions to the mandate.


Episode 8 - July 28th, 2020

In this video broadcast of Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno and special guest SDSU Epidemiologist Bonny Specker talk about Epidemiology, what it is, and how it is used to inform decisions with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Episode 7 - July 20th, 2020

In this video broadcast of Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno and special guests Brookings CFO, Erick Rangel and Brookings Assistant City Manager, Jacob Meshke talk about the  2021 Brookings budget process, funding outside agencies and COVID-19 funds.


Episode 6 - July 1st, 2020

In this video broadcast of Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno chats about topics that matter to you and the Brookings community. In this video, Paul speaks about COVID-19 prevention efforts and remaining vigilant.


Episode 5 - June 5th, 2020

In this video broadcast of Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno chats about topics that matter to you and the Brookings community. In this video, Paul meets with Brookings CFO Erick Rangel to discuss the City of Brookings Budget and Changes due to COVID-19. Also, special guest Dr. Sunne, a family medicine physician at Avera Medical Group talks about COVID-19 precautions and personal protective equipment (PPE).



Episode 4 - May 20th, 2020

In this video broadcast of Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno chats about topics that matter to you and the Brookings community. In this video Paul meets with Park and Rec Director, Dusty and Brookings Public Library Director, Ashia to discuss:  Brookings facility reopening plans, a Park and Recreation update, and a Brookings Public Library update.


Special Episode | Making a Face Covering - May 14th, 2020

Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno demonstrates how simple it is to make a cloth face-covering/mask out of items that you likely have at home. Mask instructions and info available from the CDC by visiting: Cloth Face Coverings (Link)


Episode 3 - May 5th, 2020

In this video Paul discusses:  The Reopening Resolution passed May 4th & the Incremental Reopening Plan, a business capacity calculator, local municipal and school board elections, Parks and Recreation programming, the pool, and continued safety measures.


Episode 2 - April 20th, 2020

In this video Paul discusses:  the Brookings COVID-19 Emergency Call Center, Brookings COVID-19 Relief Fund, NEW eComment opportunity for public comment, Health Forum – Pressing Health Topics Guiding your City During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Essential Organization Designation Request Form, Question of the Day – “Why are barbershops and hair salons not able to operate under the ordinance?”


Episode 1 - April 14th, 2020

In this video broadcast of Coffee with Paul, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno chats about topics that matter to you and the Brookings community. In this video Paul discusses: The 2020 Census, The Brookings Combined Municipal/School Board Elections, The Engage Brookings App, City of Brookings Emergency Ordinances and First Reading, and COVID-19 Community Resources. Do you have a question or request for Coffee with Paul? Submit your questions here.







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