July 5, 2018
Draft EIR Ready for Review
Rec Dept Part-Time Job Opening
2018 Pilots - Call for Proposals
Free Compost Giveaway
Recycling Etc. Questions Answered
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
eirDraft Environmental Impact Report Ready for Review

The City of Burlingame is pleased to announce that the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the Draft General Plan is now ready to download and review. 

The General Plan Update process (also known as "Envision Burlingame"), includes changes to policy, programs and actions addressing land uses, mobility, economic development, public health, historic preservation and scenic resources. The updates are intended to refine policies regarding long-term growth in the community and to ensure that the General Plan reflects current State law. The Draft EIR analyzes the potential impacts related to the implementation of the General Plan at a "programmatic" level, as authorized by the California Environmental Quality Act. The City  invites you to read the Draft EIR and submit any relevant comments on the analysis.

The Draft EIR is intended to serve as an informational document for use by the City Council, the Planning Commission, other public agencies, and the community, in their consideration of the proposed General Plan. The community will have 45 days to review and comment on the Draft EIR. All comments must be received by the City no later than 6:00 p.m. on August 19, 2018. 

The Planning Commission will be holding a study session on July 11 at 7:00 p.m. to receive an overview of the Draft General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The meeting will provide an opportunity to receive public comment, and to ask questions of the Envision Burlingame team and staff. The Commission will not take action; the meeting is to receive an overview and receive input. The General Plan will be the only item on the agenda that evening, so there will be ample opportunity to ask questions and provide comments. The meeting will be held at the City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Road.
job2Part-Time Job Opening with the Recreation Department
The City of Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for a part-time Building Attendant/Office Assistant. The position hours are Monday through Thursday, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Typical duties include opening, closing and securing the Recreation Center, and providing office related functions including registration, answering  phones and providing customer service.
PCE2018 Community Pilots Call for Proposals

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is seeking proposals for pilots that delivery lower energy costs and provide tangible benefits to the communities of San Mateo County.  Any individual or organization may submit a proposal for consideration.  Funding of up to $75,000 will be offered for pilot projects of up to 18 months in duration.  Click this link to learn more
compostFree Compost Giveaway

Did you know that Burlingame residents can get free compost year-round at the Shoreway Environmental Center? Residents can claim up to two bags of compost per visit by going to the scale house (accessible via Gate 1) and showing proof of residency to the attendant. Shovels are provided, visit www.rethinkwaste.org/compost for more information.
recRecycling Etc.
Your recycling questions answered!

In which bin do I put the plastic bags that I use to hold fruit and veggies when I'm weighing and purchasing them at the grocery store?
The short answer is the black bin. However, before doing that, here are some options to consider:
  1. Reduce the amount of plastic bags you use. Get reusable produce bags and bring them with you (along with a reusable tote bag for your grocery store purchases). Here are some examples of reusable produce bags: BahrEco, ChicoBag, Crate & Barrel, and Target.
  2. Reuse the plastic bag. These small bags are great for lining small trash bins (such as ones for a bathroom) or, if you have a dog, they are great for picking up dog poop.
  3. Recycle the plastic bag at a recycling facility.  Although the plastic bags cannot be recycled in the blue bin at home, there are collection bins for plastic bag recycling at most grocery stores, as well as the Shoreway Environmental Center (see Public Recycling Center).
In which bin do I put snack bags (e.g. Fritos, Hot Cheetos, etc.)? They seem metallic and there is no sign of a chasing arrow on the package.
These shiny, metallic, film food wrappers (sometimes referred as mylar) should be disposed in the garbage bin. The better option would be to avoid buying products that contain mylar.
In which bin do I put air freshener canisters, the pump kind or spray that one finds in a bathroom?
If they are completely empty, they can go in the recycling bin.
Egg cartons, paper bags without food residue - we had been putting in the recycling bin, but it seems like they can go in either the compost or recycle bin?  What would the City or Recology prefer?  What is best from the reduce/reuse/recycle perspective?
If they are clean, Recology prefers that they be recycled into a new product. If they are soiled, then they should go into the compost bin where they can break down.
Are the foil-covered plastic packages for daily disposable contact lenses recyclable?
Unfortunately, those foil-covered plastic packages are not recyclable and are considered garbage.
Ice cream containers have a "waxy coating" on the outside but appear to be made of paper. Can they be composted or recycled?
Ice cream containers are similar to Starbucks or Peet's coffee cups. They can go into the compost bin.
I read recently that cartons that hold things like chicken broth, which to me are similar to milk cartons, are NOT recyclable. What is the difference between those kinds of cartons and cartons of milk?
Broth/stock/coconut water and similar packaging that is bought off-the-shelf are usually in a Tetra Pak container. Tetra Pak containers are made up of multiple materials designed to preserve the contents for shelf life (which is why it is stored in the dry food aisle but needs to be refrigerated once opened). As such, this packaging is not recyclable or compostable and must be discarded in the garbage.
Send your recycling questions to jlee@burlingame.org. Find past questions and answers here; and an excellent resource for what goes in what bin here.
EventsEvents Around Town
The Burlingame Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Music!
July 6, 7:00 p.m.
July 7, 1:00 p.m.
Burlingame Intermediate School Auditorium, 1715 Quesada Way, Burlingame

Burlingame Parks & Recreation's summer musical camp is delighted to present yet another entertaining musical production for the whole family.  Getting to Know The Sound of Music is free and open to the public - no tickets are necessary.

This production has been adapted for young performers and young voices.    Cathy Foxhoven is the Director, with John Collaros musically directing and Kim Kohli created the choreography. It features 26 Burlingame and Millbrae students, ages 8-14. For more information, email  iambasque@gmail.com , or call 650-697-6936. 
Music in the Park - The Houserockers
Sunday, July 8, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Washington Park
Back by popular demand... The Houserockers! This week's band, was recently named "Best Cover Band in the Bay Area" in the KFOX Radio "Last Band Standing" contest.  Known for their eclectic and high energy set lists, the Houserockers bring the music of The Rolling Stones, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Springsteen, and more to life!  The band turns every performance into a house party!

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 Music in the Park webpage for further details.
Planning Commission Study Session
Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall, 501 Primrose Rd.

The Planning Commission will be holding a study session to receive an overview of the Draft General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The meeting will provide an opportunity to receive public comment, and to ask questions of the Envision Burlingame team and staff. The Commission will not take action; the meeting is to receive an overview and receive input. The General Plan will be the only item on the agenda that evening, so there will be ample opportunity to ask questions and provide comments. T
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
First Fridays are Back!
First Fridays, April - November, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Burlingame

First  Fridays are Back on the Avenue!  The Downtown Burlingame  Improvement District (DBID) brings FREE, LIVE music to Downtown Burlingame on the first  Friday of every month - April through November!  

Bands will play "Under the Pergola" at the intersection of Burlingame Avenue and Park Road from  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Be sure to stop by as there will be a great lineup!  And remember to swing by the Burlingame Library as well! They will be having free  refreshments on these evenings. 
Free Electric Vehicle Workshop for Multifamily Property Owners
Tuesday, July 10, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Peninsula Clean Energy Office, 2075 Woodside Rd, Redwood City, CA  94061

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), San Mateo County's official electricity provider, wants to make it easier for multifamily property owners to become electric vehicle (EV) ready for their tenants.

PCE is offering technical assistance including free site electrical assessments, guidance on apartment policies and linkages to existing resources for EV charger installations.  Attend this workshop to learn about how to prepare your facilities for the growing demand for EV-ready homes and how to take advantage of PCE's free consulting.

Please RSVP by clicking on this link.

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