August 16, 2018
Help Keep Our City Clean and Beautiful...
Be the change you want to see!
The City of Burlingame's Public Works Department works hard to maintain our City's streets, sidewalks and public spaces. Listed below are a few facts about the City's cleaning efforts.

Parking Lots
  • The City's 26 parking lots are cleaned weekly.
  • Since January 1, 2018, over 250 cubic yards of debris have been removed.


Business Districts
  • Staff removes litter from Burlingame Ave. and Broadway 6 days a week (Sunday-Friday). This includes 24,000 square feet of sidewalk and 24 garbage bins around Broadway, and 50,000 square feet of sidewalk, 60 trash bins, and 40 benches around Burlingame Ave.
  • Staff regularly performs spot mopping, gum and sticker removal, power washing, and trash can liner cleaning.

The City encourages residents and business owners to help contribute to the effort. Please dispose of waste properly and use available trash bins. Check out the resources below for tips on proper waste disposal.

Burlingame "YAC" Seeks Motivated 7-12 Graders
The Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is seeking motivated and responsible 7-12 graders to help coordinate activities for teens, assist with community events, take action on community issues, and help with fundraising.

YAC provides youth with a great opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills, make new friends, and have a lot of fun! Use your creativity, experience, initiative and community spirit to make a difference in Burlingame. Members are required to attend monthly meetings. YAC hours count towards school community service requirements. Click this link for application. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 31.

For more information, visit the YAC webpage by clicking here, or contact Nicole Rath at or 650-558-7308.
Burlingame Pet Parade Seeks Parade Marshal
Organizers of the Burlingame Pet Parade are looking for a parade marshal for this year's parade, which will take place on Saturday, September 29, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Broadway. The parade marshal usually rides at the front of the parade with his or her owner in a chauffeured classic car. It can be an unusual pet, one with extraordinary talents, or one belonging to a famous person. Past Pet Parade marshals have included a pet therapy pig named Pickles (pictured below), a rescued Pekin Raune duck named Gandalph, and the Beagle Brigade of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Unit.
Those who wish to nominate a parade marshal for this year's parade marshal should contact Ayn Gilmore at or 650-342-2073.
The 15th annual Burlingame Pet Parade is expected to attract more than 2,000 people. Public and private school students in grades K-12 are encouraged to compete for cash prizes in the “Best School Float” contest. Prizes are also awarded in other categories. There is no charge to participate. Pet owners who wish to march with their pets must report by 9:30 a.m. to the parking lot near Broadway and Chula Vista Avenue. For more information, visit .
Pictured below: Pickles, a pet therapy pig, was the grand marshal of the 2017 Burlingame Pet Parade. He rode in a chauffeured classic Thunderbird with his human, Maddie Johnson, of San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Chuck Pitkofsky.
County Program Offers "Scoop" Carpooling App
Scoop is a new carpool discount program available to residents or commuters who work in San Mateo County. Click here to view the flyer.

The program offers commuters a free, mobile carpooling app to increase local carpool ridership during peak travel periods, thereby reducing single occupancy vehicles, traffic congestion, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Riders pay only a small fee per ride, and drivers get paid per drive through the app. It’s fun and convenient. Commuters can save time, save money, reduce stress, and meet new friends. It is also good for the environment!

The app automatically links drivers and riders to other users as close as possible to their origins and destinations. This includes door-to-door pickups and drop-offs. Give Scoop a try and carpool with your co-workers and neighbors!
Recycling Etc.
Your recycling questions answered!
Are receipts recyclable?  
No. Most receipts are made of thermal paper and need to be placed in the garbage. In addition, these receipts contain bisphenol A (BPA), which is an endocrine disruptor, so it is best to discard old receipts rather than hold on to them.

Are there eco-friendly alternatives to toothbrushes?
Yes. Conventional toothbrushes are made of plastic. However, if you are looking for an eco-friendly alternative, search for 100% organic bamboo toothbrushes since the handle can be composted.

Send your recycling questions to . Find past questions and answers here ; and an excellent resource for what goes in what bin here .
Events Around Town
Demystifying Mindfulness
Today, August 16, 7:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library, 480 Primrose Rd.
Mindfulness teacher Aiko Michot will provide an introductory overview of what mindfulness actually is, discuss its health benefits (stress reduction, improved emotional regulation, and focus), and lead a guided exercise.

Aiko Michot has a background in neuro and cognitive science. She has worked with adults in faculty and parent Meetings, as well as offering presentations to the San Mateo County Office. She is currently in her second year of teaching Mindfulness at Mills High School and serves as a Mindful Schools Mentor for the Year Long Teacher Certification Program. 
Free Zumba Class
Wednesday, August 22, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave.
Drop the kids off and get yourself back to class! Enjoy a free Zumba fitness class with instructor, Kim Yee. It's easy to follow, dance fitness fun for everyone. Questions? Call the Burlingame Recreation Center at 650-558-7300.
Community Corner (events not sponsored by the City of Burlingame)
Burlingame Community Theater's Improvisation Night
Friday, August 24, 7:)0 p.m.
Leland Tea, 1223 Donnelly Ave.
Burlingame Community Theater's troupe, “Acting Out & About”, will be offering an interactive evening featuring improvisation games based on the enormously popular “Who’s Line Is It Anyway” show.  Audience members can either join in or make suggestions for the acting troupe to perform.

A traditional “high tea” will be served which will feature finger sandwiches, salad and delectable sweets.  The cost of this fun evening is $25/person.  Make your reservations soon – space is limited to only 30 people! For reservations, call 650-558-8515 .  For more information, please call 650- 697-6936 or email .
Peninsula Health Care District Town Hall Meeting
Saturday, August 18, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1819 Trousdale Dr.
Meeting agenda will include 2017-2018 activities and accomplishment, 2018-2019 strategic focus, and questions, comments and input.
Second Community Meeting on SFO Airport Noise
Choose from two meetings: Thursday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.
Please attend the second informational meeting about airport noise from SFO. This will include updated information, as well as progress made so far. Everyone is welcome.

Please RSVP to with the time that works best for you.

Final meeting location details will be provided to folks who have RSVP’d.
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