December 20, 2018
City Hall Closed Monday - Tuesday, December 24-25

The building at 501 Primrose Road will be closed, but you can still access information and services by visiting the City's online Action Center. In addition, you may report issues by submitting an online service request or downloading the accessBurlingame app on your Apple or Android device.
City Manager Appoints New Police Chief

Effective December 29, 2018, Mike Matteucci will serve as the City's new Police Chief. Mike Matteucci was hired as a Police Officer in 1991, was promoted to Sergeant in 2000, and was promoted to Captain in 2004. During his time with Burlingame, he worked as a patrol officer, field training officer, inspector, and SWAT team member. He's also overseen every division within the department, including Patrol/Operations, Investigations, and Administrative Services. Captain Matteucci is replacing Chief Eric Wollman (pictured below), who is retiring on December 28 after a 36-year law enforcement career, including almost seven years with the City of Burlingame.
Buy a Brick and Support a Burlingame Park

Are you looking for a unique gift to give this holiday season? Consider ordering a custom-engraved brick to be placed in the new Ray Park playground and patio area, which is undergoing a major renovation. Through the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Foundation’s BUY-A-BRICK Program, you can be part of an enduring piece of Ray Park. 

For more information, click here .
Food for Fines at the Library

There is still time to participate in the Burlingame Library’s Food for Fines program! Clear library fines by providing food for those in need. From now until the end of the year, bring non-perishable food items to the library, and get your fines cleared. Fines must be from items belonging to participating libraries. All food collected will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Winter Break Adventure Camp 12/26-12/28 and 1/2-1/4
Fun for kids, helpful for parents!

Join Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department's Winter Adventure Camp today! Campers will enjoy an abundance of art projects, entertaining games, new friends, and winter themed fun!

Winter Break Camp offers child care from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Contact the Burlingame Recreation Center for more information, or click here.
Participate in the Online Parks Master Plan Survey

The Parks and Recreation Department continues to work on developing the City’s first Parks Master Plan. This planning document will guide future planning, policy, and development of Burlingame’s parks and recreation programs and facilities for many years to come. 

A key element of the plan is community engagement. Feedback from the survey will inform the Parks Master Plan, and ensure that the final document reflects community priorities, preferences, and values related to the City’s parks system. While many community engagement opportunities have been completed, another option to provide input is an online survey that is now open.  Click here to participate in the survey .
Environmental Tip of the Week
Calculate your carbon footprint

Change begins with understanding. Use this quick carbon footprint estimator to understand your current output. Then, see how you compare to similar households, and get tips on how to make reductions.
Events Around Town
The Fresh Market
Park Road and Burlingame Avenue

The 2018 season will close on December 23. The 2019 season will open on January 27.
For questions, contact the Burlingame/SFO Chamber of Commerce at 650-344-1735.
Winter Solstice Yoga Special Storytime
Friday, December 21, 3:00 p.m.
Children's Room, Burlingame Main Library
 
This special storytime features stories, songs, yoga poses, and breathing exercises for beginner yogis and their parents. Please bring a yoga mat or towel for each person attending .
Annual Meeting Luncheon & Installation of Chamber Board of Directors
Friday, January 11, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency SFO, 1333 Bayshore Highway

This year’s keynote speaker is Facebook’s VP of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Andrew Bosworth—or "Boz", as most people know him. Mr. Bosworth joined Facebook in January 2006. He created Facebook's News Feed, and many early anti-abuse systems.

To purchase a table for your company, or for sponsorship information, contact the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce office at 650-344-1735, or download a registration form by clicking here .
Community Corner (events not sponsored by the City of Burlingame)
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