In this edition:                             March 23, 2017

Budget Session Recap
Seeking Part-Time Rec Leaders
2017 Shred & Scrap Recycling Calendar
County Housing Initiative
Future Voter Pre-Registration
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices

budgetBudget Session Recap
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The City Council, staff, and the community held a comprehensive discussion at last week's budget study session, including review of Burlingame's infrastructure needs.  Many people don't know that we have more than $100 million in unfunded needs, including street and sidewalk repair, or that our Community Center dates back to the World War II era.  Click here to view the meeting and presentation.

parkspositionSeeking Part-Time Recreation Leaders
For youth Adventure Camp programs

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is searching for responsible and enthusiastic part-time Recreation Leaders! Current opportunities consist of positions within our youth Adventure Camp programs. Apply now! Click here for additional information and applications.
recycleIt's Finally Out!
2017 Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Events

The 2017 Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Events schedule is now on the RethinkWaste website at this link .
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of these free events, held annually by RethinkWaste and Recology San Mateo County, on behalf of participating Member Agencies.
Bring your paper documents and confidential materials to a Shred Event for safe and secure shredding on site.  Proof of residency is required, and there is a limit of 3 standard size bankers boxes (10"x12"x15") per household.  Shred events last until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first.
For proper recycling, bring your old electronic items to an E-Scrap Recycling Event. Accepted items include TVs, computers, printers, monitors, cables/cords, cell phones, MP3 players, DVD players, laptops and other electronics.  NO household appliances or hazardous waste will be accepted at these events.
homeCounty Launches Housing Initiative
Learn more about Home for All

Building on the work and momentum of the Closing the Jobs/Housing Gap Task Force, chaired by Supervisors Don Horsley and Warren Slocum, the Supervisors and their many city and community partners have launched the Home for All Initiative.
The purpose of the initiative is to inspire community support for a variety of housing options and promote closure of the County's jobs/housing gap. The Initiative's members include representatives from all sectors of the community and are focused on creating a future where everyone in San Mateo County has an affordable home. For more information visit and follow Home for All on Twitter @HomeforAllSMC .
futurevoterFuture Voter Pre-Registration
Secretary of State reaches out to younger voters

The Secretary of State has now made it even easier for the next generation to register to vote! 16 and 17 year olds can pre-register to vote by visiting or requesting a paper registration card from the San Mateo County Elections Office at

When the individual turns 18, their registration will automatically become active.   This will make it easier for our students who leave for college to ensure they are registered to vote in their hometown.  
EventsEvents Around Town
First Annual CCFD Charity Ball & Silent Auction
Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. t0 12:00 a.m.
Hyatt Regency, Burlingame

The Central County Fire Department is proud to announce the First Annual Central County Firefighter's Charity Ball and Silent Auction! Come join us for a night of dancing and fun; all in the name of a good cause! Event ticket and silent auction proceeds will benefit the One Hundred Club of San Mateo County, for families of police officers killed in the line of duty.  Tickets can be purchased in person at Fire Station #34 at 799 California Drive in Burlingame, by phone at (650)576-4730, or by mail by following the instructions on our website.
Interested in donating to our Silent Auction or want more information? Email us at . More information about the charity can be found at We hope to see you there!
Multifamily Building Improvements Workshop
Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road

If you own or manage a multifamily building with five or more units, please attend Burlingame's upcoming workshop to learn about ways to save money and energy. Building owners can earn $750 per unit to upgrade windows, lighting, appliances, water fixtures, and other improvements for energy efficiency. The program offers free energy consultations and rebates to  significantly reduce energy bills and enhance quality of living.
Save the Date: Owner/Builder Workshop
Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road

A helpful class for any homeowner who is thinking about performing the duties of an owner/ builder on their residential project in the City of Burlingame. A brief history of the California Building Codes will be presented, followed by a presentation on the pros and cons of being an owner/builder. Tips on hiring a contractor will be provided.
The Central County Fire Department will provide a brief presentation and helpful hints regarding fire code requirements in residential structures. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the meeting. Presented by the City of Burlingame and Central County Fire Department. Register today by calling the Building Division at (650) 558-7270.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Meetings held weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church at 1500 Easton Drive

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, "FA", is a twelve step recovery program for people who suffer from food obsession, overeating, bulimia and under-eating. Everyone is welcome at meetings, including those who think they may have a food problem or those who are concerned about someone who may. For more information or a list of additional meetings please visit
8th Annual BMC Flea
Sunday, March 26, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave.
Shop for great bargains on baby gear, wheel toys, books, baby/toddler clothing, small furniture, decorative items, jewelry, toys, home furnishings, and more!
All proceeds from admission and table fees will benefit the following three organizations: Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA), Able Closet, and Home and Hope. Admission is $3/person or $5/family.  If you are interested in purchasing space to sell items at the Flea, click here. For questions, contact
Town Hall: Plans for Peninsula Wellness Community
Thursday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Peninsula Health Care District Offices at 1819 Trousdale Dr., Burlingame

Peninsula Health Care District is holding a town hall meeting to discuss plans for the District's Peninsula Wellness Community.  The Peninsula Wellness Community will be located in the area between Mills-Peninsula Medical Center and Marco Polo Way. It will include senior housing, health support across generations, working spaces for professionals, and neighborhood open space.
Spring Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 9, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bunny Rec Swim 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
Burlingame Aquatic Club, 1 Mangini Way, Burlingame

Join Burlingame Aquatic Club for a Spring Easter Egg Hunt with prizes. The event will take place in the warm water training pool (temp 88). Make sure to stay for the Bunny Rec swim.  Price is $5.  The fee includes the Rec Swim until 4:30 p.m.

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