In this edition:                                 August 18, 2016

Five Free Shuttles Serving Burlingame
Water Main Line Project
Storm Drain Oversight Committee Vacancy
Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee
Burlingame Pet Parade
Hoover School Traffic Advisory

Tree Pruning and Trimming on El Camino

Events Around Town

Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Caltrain News and Updates

shuttlesFive Free Shuttles Serving Burlingame
Hop on board

The City of Burlingame encourages the community to take advantage of this free great service and to save greenhouse gases!
  • Burlingame Bayside Area Shuttle - Carries commuters from the Millbrae Intermodal Station to      Burlingame businesses in the morning and evening commute hours during the week. The shuttle stops curbside along Rollins Road, Bayshore Highway and Airport Boulevard. Click here for more information from  
  • North Burlingame Shuttle - Carries commuters from the Millbrae Intermodal BART & Caltrain Station, to Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Sisters of Mercy and the Easton-Burlinghome neighborhood in the morning and evening commute hours during the week. Click here for more information from
The shuttles are funded by the City of Burlingame, Peninsula Joint Powers Board, San Mateo Transit District, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County, Downtown Burlingame Business Association, and the Broadway Improvement District. Printed schedules are also available on the shuttle, at the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce, and at the hotels. Times are approximate.
This information and schedules can also be found on the City of Burlingame website .
watermainNew Water Main Line Project
El Camino Real, between Broadway and Hillside Drive

As part of the City of Burlingame's Capital Improvements Program to upgrade aging,100-year-old infrastructure, the City is replacing the existing water main on El Camino Real. The new water line will be installed along El Camino Real between Broadway and Hillside Drive; at the Ray Drive intersection, and at the Murchison Drive intersection. Construction is anticipated to begin the week of August 29, 2016 and continue through January 2017. This work will improve the reliability of the drinking water supply to residents and businesses, as well improve fire protection. This project is funded by water utility rate payers.
What to Expect During Construction
  • Weekday work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • One lane of traffic in each direction during this time. Left hand turns will be restricted within the construction area.
  • Temporary parking restrictions on side streets will be posted at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Uneven pavement, including metal plates, between construction and re-paving activities.
  • Possible short delays for residents or businesses to access properties or driveways. The contractor will temporarily place metal plates over open trenches to provide access if needed.
Please note: the Contractor should not need to enter your home. If there is a need to enter your home due to an emergency, the Contractor will be accompanied by a City representative, who will show proper identification.
If you have any questions regarding the project, please call the Project Information Hotline at (877) 287-0082. Your patience during construction is greatly appreciated.
stormdrain Vacancy on Storm Drain Oversight Committee
City accepting applications through September 30, 2106

The City of Burlingame is currently accepting applications for a vacancy on the Storm Drain Oversight Committee.
In May 2009, the voters approved the storm drain fee ballot measure to upgrade the storm drainage system to alleviate chronic flooding and protect public health and safety. The ballot measure included a citizens' oversight committee to ensure funds collected from the storm drain fees are spent only on the storm drainage program.
The Storm Drain Measure Oversight Committee consists of three members and generally meets once a year. To apply, please click on this link to access and complete the application and supplemental questionnaire. Completed applications must be received by the City of Burlingame no later than September 30, 2016.
yacBurlingame Youth Advisory Committee
Now recruiting youth for 2016-2017 school year!
The Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is currently recruiting members for the 2016-2017 school year! 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 meetings regularly. YAC hours count towards school community service requirements. Applications are available at the Recreation Center and on the City YAC website.  The deadline to apply is Friday, August 26.  For more information contact Nicole Rath at or (650)558-7308.
petparadeBurlingame Pet Parade
Seeks grand marshal, school floats

Organizers of the 2016 Burlingame Pet Parade are seeking nominations for this year's Grand Marshal, who will be the center of attention at the 13th annual parade on Saturday, September 24, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Broadway. Anyone who wishes to march in the parade must arrive by 9:30 a.m. Admission is free.
For the second year, local schools are invited to compete in a "Best School Float" contest. All public and private schools in San Mateo County that serve students from kindergarten through Grade 12 are eligible. The winning school will receive a check for $400 and the second-place winner will receive $200 from the Broadway Merchants Association.  School groups must register in advance by contacting Ayn Gilmore at AVR Realty in Burlingame at or calling or (650) 342-2073. For more information, visit the website here.
hooverschoolHoover School Traffic Advisory
Please note new traffic restrictions

In preparation for the reopening of Hoover Elementary School on August 24, the City of Burlingame's staff has been working very closely with the Burlingame School District to identify various routes students and parents could use travelling to and from school.  The City is nearing completion on several improvements to pedestrian facilities and roadways along these routes in order to safely accommodate pedestrians and to improve traffic flow. These improvements include the installation of pedestrian ramps, sidewalks, high visibility crosswalks, and traffic signage.  In addition to the City's efforts, the School District has constructed a traffic island and crosswalk in front of  the school.

The City of Burlingame would like to thank the Town of Hillsborough for their cooperation and assistance implementing some of the key improvements within the Town's jurisdiction.

The City will be implementing the following traffic restrictions on a pilot basis:
  • No street parking on Summit Drive from Easton Drive to Hillside Circle.
  • No street parking on Easton Drive from Easton Circle to 500 feet to the west.
  • No northbound access to Summit Drive from Canyon Drive and Easton Drive during the school drop-off period (8:00 - 8:45 a.m.) and pick-up period (1:30 - 3:15 p.m.).
  • No thru traffic on westbound Easton Drive from the Easton Circle during the school drop-off period (8:00 - 8:45 a.m.) and pick-up period (1:30 - 3:15 p.m.).
These changes are being implemented to mitigate the anticipated increase in school related traffic and circulation through the neighborhood, as well as to lessen any potential impacts to the neighborhood during the critical drop-off and pick-up periods.  Please refer to the traffic and pedestrian circulation map below for details.  
Please be advised that despite these best efforts, there will likely be traffic congestion and delays at times.  The City of Burlingame greatly appreciates your patience and cooperation while the traffic behavior patterns are established, studied and additional measures are taken as appropriate.
If you have any questions regarding the traffic signage, please contact the City's Public Works Department at (650) 558-7230.  Thank you very much for your cooperation.  
treepruningTree Pruning and Trimming to Begin Soon
262 Eucalyptus trees on El Camino Real

The California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, is scheduled to begin pruning and trimming 262 Eucalyptus trees on State Route 82 (El Camino Real) in the northbound and southbound direction along the Howard-Ralston tree row, in the City of Burlingame, between Ray Drive and Peninsula Avenue. Caltrans will not remove any trees as part of this pruning project.
Certain tree limbs have been identified as diseased, dead, or dying due to the continuing drought conditions. This tree damage is beyond normal maintenance activity and could pose a potential hazard to passing motorists, and pedestrians if not pruned and trimmed. Crews will prune no more than 25 percent of the tree canopy.
The tree pruning is scheduled to start mid to late August in the southbound direction of El Camino Real. Work in the northbound direction will follow. All tree pruning work in this area is anticipated to be complete by mid-October barring any delays.
Work will occur Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (weather permitting).
One lane will remain open at all times on State Route 82 (El Camino Real) in both directions during pruning and trimming operations. Motorists should allow for extra travel time and expect minor delays. Changeable Message Signs will be in place to warn motorists of this work.
NOTE: Residents and Businesses may notice increased noise from tree pruning equipment and mandatory backup alarms while the contractor is working in the construction zone.
For real-time traffic, go to Caltrans Quick Maps at: or follow us Caltrans on Twitter at
EventsEvents Around Town
1932 Olympics Themed Open House
Tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library, 480 Primrose Road

Join us for a fun 1930s themed Open House event at the Burlingame Main Library. We are transforming the library back to the time of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics with live music from the Fault Line A Capella Chorus, costumers from the Bay Area Costumers Guild, refreshments, crafts, a scavenger hunt, a photo booth, and raffle prizes. Come dressed in your favorite 1930s attire. This will be a fun night for the whole family.
Burlingame On The Avenue
Saturday-Sunday, August 20-21 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Burlingame On the Avenue will fill the streets of downtown Burlingame with hundreds of unique artisans displaying hand-crafted products, delicious foods and beverages, and exciting performances.

Burlingame On the Avenue is proud to once again offer three entertainment stages throughout the festival which boast a variety of unique musical and dance performances. The expanded, interactive Children's Playland area will be open to children of all ages, offering family friendly rides, carnival style games and much more.

"Burlingame On the Avenue" is hosted by the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce and is free to the community. For more information visit or contact Georgette Naylor at (650) 344-1735.
Open House at Former Post Office
Wednesday, August 24 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Former Burlingame Main Post Office at 220 Park Road

The development team for the property that includes the former Burlingame Main Post Office, located at 220 Park Road, will be hosting an open house to share preliminary concepts with the community and receive feedback. This will be the first of two community meetings the project team plans to hold prior to submitting a formal development application to the City. The open house will be held in the lobby of the former post office. There will also be a mock-up of a new "town square" that would be part of the proposed development. For more information on the 220 Park Road property including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit
Downtown Burlingame Sidewalk Sale
August 26-28, All Day

Great deals on apparel, shoes, accessories, gifts, stationery, toys, books and much more! Visit participating shops on Lorton, Park, Primrose, Howard, Donnelly, Chapin, California and Burlingame Avenue! 
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Peninsula Clean Energy Volunteer Training
Tuesday, August 23 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Public Library
Interested in volunteering in your community? Are you passionate about making San Mateo County a more sustainable place to live and work? Peninsula Clean Energy is looking for local volunteers to help spread the word about our launch this October. At this interactive workshop, you will learn about Peninsula Clean Energy, receive training on community engagement and discover opportunities on how to support PCE in your community. No prior knowledge of energy is required, all are welcome!

To sign up, please fill out the following form or email Kirsten Pringle at

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