September 24, 2020
Honoring Veterans & Armed Forces Service Members
Submit nominations no later than October 26
The City of Burlingame invites the community to nominate a Burlingame veteran or current member of the U.S. Armed Forces for special recognition this Veterans Day. Mayor Beach will present certificates of appreciation virtually to new nominees at the November 2 City Council meeting. If the service member is unable to participate in the virtual meeting, a family member or friend may accept the certificate on his or her behalf.

Please note that certificates of appreciation will be awarded to new honorees, not those previously recognized in prior years.
Please send an email with the following information to, and include "Veterans Day" in the subject line, no later than Monday, October 26.
Your information (nominator):
  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Relation to nominee
Service member information (nominee):
  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Branch of service
  • Dates of service
  • Comments
  • Combat service, if applicable
Join the Traffic, Safety & Parking Commission—Deadline Extended!
At this time, the City is seeking to fill two vacant seats on the Traffic, Safety & Parking Commission. The Council will likely appoint each Commissioner to the full three-year term. Applicants should be aware that the Council will soon discuss the possibility of having the Commission meet twice a month. The application deadline has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020 because one of the two incumbent has chosen not to reapply. Click here for more information about the Traffic, Safety and Parking Commission and to access the application and supplemental questionnaire.
If you have any questions, please contact Ana Silva in the City Manager’s Office at 650-558-7204.
YAC’s Small Business Showcase

In an effort to stay connected with the community, the Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) has been releasing videos showcasing local Burlingame businesses that are open during this time.

Here's their video for the month of September featuring Curry Hyuga and Solo Bambini.
Upcoming PG&E Helicopter Flights

Beginning Thursday, October 1, PG&E will conduct routine, low-level helicopter flights to survey and inspect the safety of PG&E's gas transmission lines. The flights are anticipated to take place over two to three days, depending on weather and workflow. Natural gas service will not be affected by this work.

The inspections will use helicopters with LiDAR technology to navigate gas transmission pipelines. As such, the helicopters will fly low, between 300 and 500 feet. Some inspections may require ground personnel to perform a follow-up survey.

PG&E employees and contractors always carry identification cards and will provide them to residents upon request. You can learn more by calling 1-800-743-5000, or emailing
Burlingame Before - Episode 4

Brush up on your knowledge of Burlingame history by viewing Episode 4 of the Burlingame Before series produced by the Burlingame Historical Society.

Be sure to check in next month for a new video.
Events Around Town
Fresh Market - Open For 2020 Season
Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sundays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Park Road at Burlingame Avenue

Please continue to follow these important tips for shopping the Fresh Market:

  • Leave your pets at home, please. By order of the San Mateo County Health Department, no dogs are allowed in Burlingame’s Fresh Market.
  • Come to the market in good health; please stay home if unwell.
  • Wear face coverings. Vendors will not be selling to anyone without a mask, and you will be asked to leave the market if you are not wearing one.
  • Wash hands/ refrain from touching your face.
  • Do not self-serve and retrieve sample direct from a farmer.
  • Regulate your own social spacing of 6 feet.
  • Wash all produce before consumption.

For more information, visit
Burlingame Shred Event (Paper only, no e-scrap)
Saturday, September 26, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Caltrain Parking Lot "O", 290 California Dr.

Bring paper documents and confidential materials for safe and secure on-site shredding. Proof of Burlingame residency is required, and each household is limited to three standard size boxes (10"x12"x15"). Staples and paper clips are okay. The event will last until noon or until the truck is full, whichever comes first.

Event options:

  • Curbside Drop Off: Residents may place their shredding materials in their trunks, have them labelled, and if possible, remove any personal items. The vendor will then collect the shredding materials from residents’ trunks.

  • Self-Service Drop off: Residents may drop off their shredding materials on the tables if they feel uncomfortable having the vendors reach inside their cars. Please wear your mask and practice social distancing at all times!

Please note that this year’s event is limited to shredding services ONLY. No e-scrap items will be accepted!
Burlingame Fairy Walk

Have you heard? There is something magical happening in Burlingame! Take a walk around some of Burlingame’s parks and discover Burlingame fairies. Visit the Fairy Door page to learn more about the tiny friends that have missed you in the parks! Leave a note, some flowers, or give a knock or two! Be sure to post a picture of your adventure using the hashtag #MAGICOFBPRD.
Last Weekend of Coastal Cleanup Month

This coming weekend is your last chance to participate in Coastal Cleanup Month. As a reminder, cleanups this year are self-guided and take place in your neighborhood.

How to Participate: Watch this short video or read the details below.

  1. RSVP for the cleanup on our website here.
  2. Bring your own buckets, bags, gloves, and/or litter grabbers to pick up litter.
  3. Download the Clean Swell app in the Apple Store or Google Play before the event so you are all set to record the litter you collect.
  4. Review the latest San Mateo County Health Officer Order and safety protocols to protect yourself from COVID-19 exposure during the cleanup.
  5. Record the litter you picked up using our City’s team name Burlingame Blue Whales in the Clean Swell app.
Parks and Recreation's First Time Ever Drive-in-Concert!
Friday, October 2, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Gates open for cars at 6:00 p.m.
Burlingame Golf Center, 250 Anza Blvd, Burlingame

Don't miss this opportunity! Pop Fiction will be rocking the Burlingame Golf Center with non-stop hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Audiences of all ages are encouraged to come and sing along!

The price of admission is $25 per car. Pre-registration is required and limited.  Register online, or by calling 650-558-7300. The enrollment code is 51000.01. Contact Kevin at with any questions.
Community Events (events not sponsored by the City of Burlingame)
Community Open House: What's Proposed for the U.S. Post Office Property?
Wednesday, September 30, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
via Zoom, Meeting ID 928 1453 2146, Passcode 337942

Sares Regis Group and Dostart Development will host a Community Open House about their proposed adaptive reuse/redevelopment of the former U.S. Post Office property at 220 Park Road.

The session will start with a brief site history and project overview, after which attendees will join virtual break-out rooms with project team members to learn more about the proposal and to ask questions.

Community members are invited to “drop in” for any portion of the Community Open House. Come and leave whenever you’d like during the two-hour open house.

Additional information about the redevelopment proposal can be found on the City’s website.
The Road to Decarbonization
Tuesday, October 6, 11:00 a.m. - noon
via Zoom. Register here.

Sustainable San Mateo County’s 24th annual Indicators Report will be unveiled October 6 at a free online gathering featuring experts sharing solutions about “The Road to Decarbonization” for the State of California and local communities in San Mateo County.

This event will feature keynote remarks by State Senate candidate Josh Becker, a public policy innovator who has been a champion of renewable energy. He will discuss new energy initiatives proposed at the state and local levels and how to accelerate our path to a carbon-free future. Becker will join a panel of other speakers working in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency who will describe innovative ways for moving California and local communities to sustainable energy, then take questions from the audience.

For more information, visit Pictured above: Nueva School’s Bay Meadows campus, which is LEED Gold Certified, is designed to reduce energy use by 65 percent. Solar carport and the Dual-Axis Solar Carport in Burlingame is the first of its kind in the U.S. because of its unique technology.
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