June 22, 2017
Potential Local Revenue Measure
Downtown Weekend Traffic Notice
Parks & Recreation Commission Vacancies
Sea Level Rise Design Challenge
Remember to Water Trees
Public Art in Burlingame
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices
revenuePotential Local Revenue Measure

At last week's City Council meeting, the Council adopted the upcoming fiscal year 2017-2018 budget and also conducted the first reading of a potential Local Revenue Measure that may be placed on the November 17, 2017 Municipal Election at the Council's first meeting in July. Designed with a year of community input in mind, if enacted the measure would address needs such as $100 Million in unmet pothole, street, and recreation facilities needs.
trafficDowntown Weekend Traffic Notice

This Sunday, June 25, the annual Burlingame Criterium bicycle race and Ryan's Ride will be held in downtown Burlingame. The race course will be closed to car traffic from 5:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Parking will not be allowed during this time either. In the interest of safety, cars parked on the course between 5:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. will be towed. Please park all vehicles outside the race course the night before. Course marshals will be available during the event in case of emergency.

Shops and restaurants are open for business and course marshals will assist with pedestrian traffic at crossings.  The parking lot behind Copenhagen Baker is open and includes handicapped spaces.  Access to the lot is at Lorton Avenue.  Please come and enjoy the events. 
vacanciesTwo Parks & Recreation Commission Vacancies

Are you interested in finding a way to participate in your community? Then consider applying for appointment to the City of Burlingame Parks & Recreation Commission! The City invites applicants to offer their interest, experience, and enthusiasm in service of their City.
Commission members offer their ideas and recommendations to the City Council and staff in order to help them to make the finest, most informed decisions in the best interest of everyone living, working, and visiting our community.
At this time, the City is seeking to fill two vacant seats on the Parks & Recreation Commission. The Council is likely to appoint each Commission member to the full three year term. The application deadline is Friday, August 18, 2017. Click here to view the application and supplemental questionnaire and learn more about the role of P&R Commissioner.  
If you have any questions, please contact Ana Silva in the City Manager's Office at (650) 558-7204.
sealevelBay Area Sea Level Rise Design Challenge

A sea level rise initiative, called Resilient by Design, launched in the Bay Area earlier this month. The innovative challenge is charged with coordinating teams to design solutions for addressing sea level for up to ten sites in the Bay Area. Burlingame's Bayfront area is vulnerable to future flood and storm events and could be a viable site for the challenge. Learn more about the program here and contact Sigalle Michael, Sustainability Coordinator, smichael@burlingame.org, with any questions.
waterWater, Water, W-A-T-E-R!

The City of Burlingame Parks Division encourages residents to remember to water their City trees as well as their private property trees especially during these warm months in order to help maintain our beautiful urban forest. Younger trees should receive at least 5 gallons of water once each week, not only to keep the trees from dying, but also to help the young trees grow and remain healthy throughout its life cycle. Likewise, all trees should receive regular watering, particularly during dry weather conditions.
For the last 38 years, the City of Burlingame (also known as "The City of Trees") has received the Tree City USA award. Our sincere thanks, as we all work together to maintain this important and prestigious recognition. If you should have any questions regarding City or Private Trees, please contact the Parks Division at (650) 558-7330.
artPublic Art in Burlingame

The Parks and Recreation Department is looking for three community members to offer input and guidance on a proposed public art piece in honor of Anson Burlingame, the namesake of the City of Burlingame.  This project can also serve as the jumping off point for broader discussions of how to incorporate public art in Burlingame. 
Interested residents are encouraged to submit two concise paragraphs expressing their reasons for interest and the value they can bring to the conversation.  The time commitment is anticipated to be over a period of 6-8 months, with 4-6 evening meetings at the Recreation Center and possibly attendance at council or commission meetings.  The first meeting is expected to be in July.
Letters of interest are due by July 7, and can be submitted to Parks and Recreation Director Margaret Glomstad at mglomstad@burlingame.org or 850 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010.  If you have questions, please contact Margaret Glomstad at mglomstad@burlingame.org or (650) 558-7307.
EventsEvents Around Town
Free Shredding and E-Waste Recycling Event
Saturday, June 24, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
North end of Parking Lot O, near the Caltrain Station at 290 California Drive

Join us at our annual City shredding event this Saturday. It's time to do some cleaning and de-clutter your office and files! Clear out your old documents and confidential materials for safe and secure shredding done onsite. Old electronics such as TVs, computers, printers, cables/cords, DVD players and more will also be accepted.

Proof of residency is required. Limit three (3) standard size bankers boxes (10"x12"x15") per household. Please no household appliances like fans, heaters, vacuums, dishwashers, microwaves, ovens, stoves, refrigerators, or household hazardous waste.
Free Community Swim Hours
Saturday, June 24, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Burlingame Aquatic Center, 1 Mangini Way (enter at Oak Grove)
In honor of National Swim a Lap Day, the Burlingame Aquatic Club will be celebrating by offering FREE community swim hours on June 24. Come be cool at the pool!
BAC Lobster Feed Water Polo Fundraiser
Wednesday, June 28, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Burlingame Lions Club, 990 Burlingame Ave.

Participate in a fun evening with friends while enjoying lobster, shrimp, sausage, artichoke, corn on the cob, potatoes, bread  and dessert. As a non-profit, BAC is raising money for new equipment and scholarships. Register now for $75 per person. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

CommunityCommunity Corner
Make Your Emergency Kit in One Day
Saturday, June 24, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Burlingame Lions Club Hall, 990 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame
At the next Burlingame Neighborhood Network quarterly event, Suzanne Tateosian of Earth Shakes will explain how to prepare emergency kits for your family, home and workplace. You'll be able to buy some items for your earthquake kit on the spot, at reasonable prices. And you'll receive a list to help you complete your kit on your own, as soon as that afternoon, along with handouts summarizing basic emergency advice.

Suzanne regularly gives presentations to major firms such as Oracle and Genentech. She is offering a 20 percent discount on emergency kits and some survival items to Burlingame and Hillsborough residents. Admission to this program is free, and there is no obligation to purchase anything. For more information, visit www.thebnn.us or email info@theneighborhoodnetwork.org. This event is free and co-sponsored by the Burlingame Lions Club.
Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Ride &
Burlingame Criterium
Sunday, June 25, 2017
At California and Lorton Avenues, Burlingame
Ryan's Ride starts at 10:30 a.m.
Burlingame Criterium is from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Streets will be closed from 5:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Come join the fun!  The 14th Annual Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Bike Ride, part of the 31st Annual Burlingame Criterium, is the largest kids' bike ride in the US.  Each year, close to 600 children twelve & under (including 250 four & under) pedal to the finish with thunderous applause.  Feeling proud of their "win," each child happily receives a medal, popsicle and goody bag.
While the event is free, children participants raise pledges for the Ryan hua Memorial Fund, established through the LIVESTRONG Foundation to fund cancer-related programs in the Bay Area.  Close to $750,000 has been raised so far.  There will be free entertainment for the whole family after the ride.  Top fundraisers receive gift certificates to a local toy store or a brand new bike.  A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Burlingame Community for Education (BCE) Foundation.
For more information and to register online visit www.ryansride.org.
Annual Garden Show
Sunday, June 25, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ward Residence, 792 Willborough Road, Burlingame
Pizzi Residence, 121 Warren Road, San Mateo

The beneficiary of this year's event is Peninsula Museum of Art.  As part of the Burlingame tour, a special presentation will be made at 3:00 p.m. by Chris Takemori of Golden Nursery with some insights and tips on gardening techniques. 

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