July 13, 2017
Thank you from the City Manager
Burlingame Opts for 100% Renewable Energy
Invite Burlingame Police Over
HIP Housing Assistance
Events Around Town
Community Corner
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revenueThank you to City's Ad Hoc Roundtable Members

City Manager Lisa Goldman wishes to thank the members of an Ad Hoc Roundtable who provided input invaluable to the development of the Burlingame Essential Services Measure, which will appear on the November 2017 ballot.
energyBurlingame Opts for 100% Renewable Energy

 

Starting this month, the City of Burlingame will be purchasing 100% renewable energy for all of its electricity needs. Burlingame will be part of Peninsula Clean Energy's ECO100 program, an opt-up option available to all San Mateo County residents. Mayor Ricardo Ortiz explains why the City decided to opt-up from the default rate (known as ECOplus) to ECO100, "we believe the City should serve as a role model for others and support renewable energy the best way we can."

 

By opting-up to ECO100, the City will be reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 1,000 tons/year. That is equivalent to removing 218 cars from the road; or planting 26,000 tree saplings. Council Member Donna Colson urges Burlingame residents to take similar action, "for those looking to support renewable energy or wishing to take a real action for our environment, opting up to ECO100 is the easiest and most effective way to make a difference."

nnoInvite Burlingame Police to Your Neighborhood Event

On Tuesday, August 1, neighborhoods throughout Burlingame are invited to join forces with thousands of other communities nationwide for the National Night Out crime prevention event.  National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and is co-sponsored locally by the Burlingame Police Department.  Over 15,000 communities from all 50 states are expected to participate in "America's Night Out Against Crime."
 
From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., people in neighborhoods throughout Burlingame are asked to turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outdoors with neighbors.  Many neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties and cookouts.
 
If you plan on hosting a neighborhood event, and would like members of the Burlingame Police Department to visit, please RSVP to Captain Mike Matteucci by phone at (650) 777-4143 or by email at matteucci@burlingamepolice.org.
HIPHIP Housing Offers Housing Assistance Throughout County
 
HIP Housing works as a resource to the community by providing creative, affordable solutions for low-cost housing in San Mateo County. Click here to visit their website.
EventsEvents Around Town
Shop the Fresh Market:
Produce, Flowers and Retail Stalls
Sundays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Park Road at Burlingame Avenue
  
Burlingame Fresh Markets are certified markets featuring California growers who deliver seasonal produce and flowers, including many organic items. There are also retail stalls presenting local food products.
Music in the Park
Tasche Band - Motown/R&B
Sunday, July 16, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Washington Park
  
The Music in the Park concert series is brought to you by Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department and Veolia Water.  All concerts are free!   Bring your chair or blanket. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. There will be face painting, a food vendor and other sweet treats. Also, the Burlingame Art Society will be on-site hosting open houses at each concert to display some of their amazing artwork. Check out the City's Special Events page for further details!
The Growing Problem of Electronic Waste
Tuesday, July 18, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Public Library

There's a dirty secret about electronic waste. In California, even in Silicon Valley, it's often shipped to developing countries, where its hazardous components contaminate water, soil and air. As the volume of e-waste increases, due to shorter product life cycles, how can we make sure it's recycled responsibly? Two speakers will offer ideas: Tim Goncharoff of Santa Cruz County, which recently passed strict e-waste legislation; and James Kao, founder of GreenCitizen, a sustainable e-waste recycling firm based in Burlingame.

This free event is part of the Green Programs on Hot Topics 2017 speaker series and is presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame and funded by the Burlingame Library Foundation.
CommunityCommunity Corner
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 www.foodaddicts.org.


  
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