February 15, 2018
Leadership Class of 2019
Bike Sharing Welcomes Electric Bikes
Prom Dresses Needed
Recycling, Etc.
Calculate Your Electricity Rate
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
leadershipLeadership Class of 2019
Applications now being accepted through May 11, 2018

Learn skills and develop relationships that will help you make a positive impact on yourself and your community. Leadership San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame, Hillsborough ("Leadership")  is a program that develops future leaders through a unique program that combines leadership skills training and in-depth interactions with the movers and shakers of San Mateo County.  
Leadership provides individuals from business, civic and nonprofit sectors with a framework for engagement in the communities of San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame and Hillsborough, as well as San Mateo County at large. Participants develop a knowledge base and establish relationships with community leaders representing numerous sectors and issues.  It's a unique opportunity to interact with our police and fire chiefs, school superintendents, nonprofit CEOs and elected officials. For more than 25 years, the program has developed, engaged, empowered and connected leaders for positive community impact. 
Leadership alumni have gone on to hold public office, head nonprofits and advance their business careers.  Where will Leadership take you? Click here to learn more. 
bikesBurlingame's Bike Sharing Welcomes Electric Bikes

The green bikes you've been seeing around town are part of the City's bike sharing program operated by LimeBike. The City welcomed 30 electric bikes to its LimeBike fleet. The electric bikes, shown with lighting bolts on the app, cost $1 to unlock and $1 for every ten minutes. Bring a little zoom to your ride and try an electric bike today.
To ride a bike download the app, scan the bike, strap on a helmet, ride and enjoy, and then park smart - never block private property or pedestrian access and respect residences.
dressNew or Lightly Work Prom Dresses Needed

The Princess Project, in partnership with Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee, is currently seeking new or gently used formal gowns and accessories for deserving young teens looking for the perfect prom dress. Dresses can be dropped off at the Burlingame Recreation Center at 850 Burlingame Avenue for the duration of the month. For more information, contact Nicole Rath at 650-558-7308.
recycleRecycling, Etc.

We love getting your recycling questions!
Does tin foil used for cooking need to be cleaned? No, the tin foil does not need to be cleaned. Shake off any food debris, crinkle the tin foil into a ball, and toss into the blue recycling bin.
Should paper towels be recycled or composted? Compost paper towels and napkins. The fibers in the paper towels are too small to be recycled.
Want to know more? Send inquiries to smichael@burlingame.org.
electricityCalculate Your Electricity Rate

Confused or curious about the electricity rate that best fits your home needs? Peninsula Clean Energy offers an online rate calculator to understand your bill and compare costs between rates. For example, the users will find that signing up to ECO100, the 100% renewable rate, costs just a few more dollars a month. Enrolling in ECO100 is a powerful, low-cost, action to support renewable energy without actually installing solar on your home. Click here to learn more and sign up for ECO100
EventsEvents Around Town
Comic Arts Fest: Paul Madonna
Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. 
A/V Room (Main Level), Burlingame Main Library

Join the Burlingame Library for an event with Paul Madonna, who will discuss his new book Close Enough for the Angels, including a presentation of his art!  This event is part of the Peninsula Libraries Comic Arts Fest.  Through the month of February you can meet a wide range of comic artists. Click here  for more information.
The Future of Cryptocurrency
Saturday, February 17 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tech Lab, Burlingame Main Library, 480 Primrose Road
Hear from industry experts about where cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are headed and learn more about the blockchain technology driving them.  For more information about this session, click here.
Clean Energy Networking Night
Wednesday, February 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Coconut Bay Restaurant, 1107 Howard Avenue, Burlingame

Come join the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce and Peninsula Clean Energy at Coconut Bay Restaurant for the opportunity to network and enjoy delicious Thai food. The event is an opportunity to connect with members of the local community and to learn more about how Peninsula Clean Energy serves clean energy at lower costs for San Mateo County businesses and residents. If interested, please RSVP or send questions to  aposada@peninsulacleanenergy.com
El Camino Real Task Force Study Session
Monday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library, 480 Primrose Road

For over a century, Burlingame residents and visitors to our City have enjoyed the historic grove of trees along El Camino Real.  As the trees have aged, concerns have been raised about their impact on the safety and condition of the roadway, sidewalks, and storm drains.
In June, 2016, the City Council created an "El Camino Real Task Force" and appointed six residents to work with a representative from Caltrans and City staff to identify the issues and develop criteria for potential solutions.  The initial area being studied is between Sanchez Avenue and Palm Drive.
The Task Force will be presenting its recommendations to the City Council on February 26. Residents are invited to participate and share their suggestions.
Village Park Preschool Enrollment Lottery
Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave.

Do you have a child that is ready to begin preschool this Fall?  The Village Park Preschool Enrollment Lottery will be held for Burlingame residents on Tuesday, February 27 at the Recreation Center.  For more information on this program and to pre-register for the lottery, please visit: www.burlingame.org/village
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
San Mateo County Office of Educator Recruitment Fair
Saturday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
San Mateo County Office of Education, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City 

Burlingame School District, along with many other San Mateo County School Districts, will be attending the San Mateo County Office of Educator Recruitment Fair. If you are an educator looking for a position or are interested in learning about becoming an educator, this is a "one-stop shop" for informational presentations, workshops and recruitment. Informal interviews will be held onsite so come dressed in interview attire and bring 25 copies of your current resume. All PK-12 teachers, prospective teachers, substitute teachers and certificated administrators are welcome to attend this event. Click here to register. 

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