October 25, 2018
Share Your Opinion About Dockless Bike Sharing in Burlingame

The City of Burlingame is evaluating its pilot dockless bike share program, operated by Lime, which launched in December 2017. The results of this survey will be shared with the City Council at their December 3, 2018 meeting in the City Council chambers at 501 Primrose Road. Your comments are very important and will help advise the Council about how to proceed with this program.

Four Important Public Safety Notices for the Coming Week
The Burlingame Police Department Urges Residents to Exercise Caution

The Burlingame Police Department is urging everyone to be especially vigilant about safety in the coming week. Please take a few minutes to read the following safety notices.

  1. "Stop on Red" - National School Bus Safety Week is October 22 through 26. Remember - flashing red lights on a school bus mean "STOP". On a two-lane road, cars traveling in both directions must stop until students exit the bus, and the flashing red lights are turned off. Learn more about fines and tips for drivers and children by clicking this link.
  2. National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 21 through 27. Sadly, vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens ages 15 to 18. Learn about California's Graduated Driver License, setting ground rules, and other safety information by clicking this link.
  3. Halloween is next Wednesday. Review safety tips for trick-or-treaters and motorists here.
  4. Celebrate Responsibly! - Unfortunately, Halloween night is also a time when there is an uptick in drunk-driving related crashes. Younger drivers, ages 21-34 years old, pose the greatest risk, and accounted for nearly half of all deaths in drunk-driving crashes nationwide on Halloween night in 2016. Click here to read the Burlingame Police Department's tips for drivers, party-goers, and parents out with children on Halloween, and remember, "DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze".
Listen to What Burlingame's Chief of Police Says about SunShares!

Are you thinking about adding solar panels to your roof?  Watch this video of Burlingame’s Chief of Police explaining how he added solar panels to his house through SunShares!, a renewable energy program making it easier and more affordable for Bay Area residents to go solar or purchase an electric vehicle. Act quickly! SunShares ends November 15!
Reminder to Adhere to City's Leaf Blower Ordinance

In July 2012, the Burlingame City Council passed an ordinance regulating leaf blowers. The ordinance addresses the health risks of high decibel noise pollution and allergenic particulate matter blown into the air by leaf blowers, by reducing the number of days blowers may be used in each neighborhood.

City regulations require the following:
  • Commercial blowers may be used on only ONE day per week, per area, with an extra day for R3 and R4 buildings. Click here to view the map and determine your designated day.
  • Residents may use their own blowers on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., as well as on their assigned weekday.
  • Commercial blowers must display a sticker, issued by the Department of Public Works, certifying that the machinery is < 65 decibels.

Environmental Tip of the Week
Celebrate National Make a Difference Day with Us!

National Make a Difference Day brings people together to make positive changes in their local communities. For this year’s Make a Difference Day, the City of Burlingame is hosting a wall-painting event on Saturday, October 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Join in making a difference in the community by helping to paint a tired wall at Bayside Park. Click here to pre-register for the event, or to find more information
Events Around Town
Sing-Along Celebration: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Friday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library

Visit the Library for a Sing-Along Celebration in honor of the 25th anniversary of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. Enter through the Bellevue entrance, which will open at 6:45 p.m. 

There will be trivia, refreshments, and an interactive discussion following the film. Bring your whole family! Please be aware that some scenes might be frightening for small children.
Save the Date - Fall Fest
Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Howard Avenue

Save the date for Downtown Burlingame's third annual Fall Festival, co-sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department! This event will include live music, a petting zoo, food trucks, and a beer garden. Admission is free!
An Afternoon with Cheryl Suchors
Sunday, October 28, 1:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library

Author of 48 Peaks , Cheryl Suchors will be visiting the Burlingame Library this Sunday! Floundering in her second career, the one she’s always wanted, 48 year old Cheryl Suchors resolves that her mid-life success depends on hiking the highest of the grueling White Mountains in New Hampshire -- all 48 of them! 48 Peaks inspires us to believe that, no matter what obstacles we face, we too, can attain our summits. 
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