constructionimpactWorried About Construction Impacts To Your Drive?
So are we!

The City of Burlingame continually strives to ensure that our residents, businesses and visitors are aware of potential traffic impacts and delays whenever possible and with as much notice possible. All City departments work together to post relevant information in this e-newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, and on occasion, Nextdoor.  In addition, subscribers to SMCAlerts and accessBurlingame will receive City and County emergency news immediately. 

Unfortunately, the City cannot always influence the communication dissemination of other local agencies and groups.  For example, the City subscribes to and monitors Caltrain's weekly "Construction, Installation and Maintenance" email updates.  However, since these emails come out on Thursdays or Fridays, we cannot ensure that we always include these notices in this weekly e-newsletter.  As such, the City encourages readers to subscribe to Caltrain's emails here.  The City has also decided to include a "Link to Caltrain's News Feed" link at the top of this e-newsletter for the convenience of our subscribers. We hope this helps. 

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stopsignCity to Initiate Two Stop Sign Pilot Programs
Rollins Rd. at N. Carolan Ave. and Trousdale Dr. at Ogden Dr. and Marco Polo Way

At the end of May, the City will be implementing two pilot Stop Sign Programs. One program will occur along Rollins Road at North Carolan Avenue. The second program will occur along Trousdale Drive at Ogden Drive and Marco Polo Way. These program are being done in order to review the impacts from stop signs on Rollins Road and Trousdale Drive, including driver and pedestrian safety at North Carolan Avenue onto Rollins Road and at Ogden Drive and Marco Polo Way. During this period, the Department of Public Works and Burlingame Police Department will be monitoring the intersection, and will make a determination on whether to make the stops permanent. This pilot program is anticipated to last 12-months, at which time there will be a public discussion at a future Traffic Safety and Parking Commission meeting.
If you have any questions or comments regarding these pilot programs, please contact Mr. Andrew Wong, Transportation Engineer at (650) 558-7237 or
publicworksBurlingame to Celebrate Public Works Week
Week of May 16-23, 2016

The City of Burlingame Public Works Department is a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA). Every year, APWA celebrates and honors the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. This year's theme is "Public Works Always There". 

The City of Burlingame is celebrating National Public Works Week next week.  The City's Public Works Department provides many essential services to Burlingame residents and businesses such as high quality drinking water, sewer collection, waste water treatment, safe roads and sidewalks, storm drainage and flood protection and street lights.

Burlingame Public Works is proud to serve our community.  If you have any questions pertaining to Public Works, please call (650) 558-7230.
policelandscapingPolice Station Landscaping Update
Goodbye grass!

Crews returned to the Police Station and removed the rest of the sod from the park strip along Trousdale. The removed sod will be used for mounding at the site. Sheet mulching was put in practice by placing cardboard packaging saved from deliveries over the lawn. The cardboard is then layered with wood chips and compost to create a healthy, grass free, planting area for the new vegetation. Sheet mulching is an excellent chemical free way to remove lawns.
Next up, planting native and drought tolerant vegetation. See the entire project's entire progress here.
siliconvalleyBCE Tops Silicon Valley Gives Day
Third year in a row!

Burlingame Community for Education Foundation (BCE) was at the top of the giving list on Silicon Valley Gives Day, a 24-hour fundraising campaign organized by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation on May 3, 2016 that involved more than 1,000 participating non-profits throughout three counties.
BCE ranked among the highest of the non-profit organizations by raising $285,241, surpassing its previous year giving mark of $212,860. According to according to the 24-hour leaderboard published by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, BCE was #1 in total dollars given and #2 in unique donors. All proceeds from the event help Burlingame School District (BSD) sustain and enhance the public education for over 3,300 children, transitional kindergarten through 8th grades, in the district.
"We are thankful to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation for organizing this event ", said BCE President Angela Dubovsky. "What an inspirational outpouring of local giving, and we are lucky to live in a community that has such a strong commitment to its public schools." For more information about BCE, visit
highspeedCA High-Speed Rail Authority
Public Scoping Meetings

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for planning, designing, building and operating the first high-speed rail system in the nation. The San Francisco to San Jose Project Section is part of the first phase California high-speed rail system connecting the cities of San Francisco, Millbrae (SF Airport) and San Jose on an electrified Caltrain Corridor.  There will be a Public Scoping Meeting in San Mateo on Tuesday, May 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the San Mateo Marriott at 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd. in San Mateo.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public with an opportunity to learn about the project, ask questions and submit feedback.
EventsEvents Around Town
Presentation: Grade Separation Study Findings
Monday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame

On Monday, the City Council will review the findings of the grade separation study to improve the Broadway railroad crossing in Burlingame. City staff will be presenting the findings of this study.

City staff and its project team developed and evaluated six design options based upon feedback
received during the first two community meetings in March and September, 2015. In late 2015,
the City narrowed these six options down to two finalists. On March 31, 2016, the third and
final community meeting was held to present these two options.

The presentation to City Council on Monday will provide the results of the March 31 meeting
and the City staff's recommendation of a preferred alternative to move forward with into the
next phase of the project.
Community Open House
Envision Burlingame
Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center

Don't forget! The Envision Burlingame Community Open House is next week!
This is the second community workshop for this project and is an opportunity to share your ideas for the future of our community. The City is seeking your feedback on options for how our City may evolve.  Visit for more info and keep your eye out for an online questionnaire coming soon!
A New Electricity Option
Tuesday, May 17 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road

The City is hosting a workshop with the County of San Mateo on Peninsula Clean Energy - a new option starting October 2016 to purchase electricity with higher renewable energy content and at competitive rates.

Peninsula Clean Energy is a community choice energy (CCE) program that allows local governments to pool the electricity demands of their communities to purchase power with high renewable energy content and reinvest in local infrastructure. Peninsula Clean Energy is similar to other CCE programs in the Bay Area including ones in Marin, Sonoma, and San Francisco counties. Join us at the workshop this Tuesday to learn how Peninsula Clean Energy works and the electricity options available.
More Peninsula Clean Energy information here and here.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Runner's Nutrition 4-1-1
Tuesday, May 17 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Located at A Runner's Mind, 1111 Howard Avenue, Burlingame

Marily Oppezzo from the Stanford Runsafe program will be talking to YOU about how to fuel runs and to feel better with a little help from a nutritional expert! This is Part 4 of Stanford Runsafe's Education Series. Get more information or click here to register for this free program . 
Small Business Seminar with Rep. Jackie Speier
Friday, May 20 at 9:00 a.m.
Oracle Conference Center, Redwood City

Join Congresswoman Jackie Speier for Small Business 101. The seminar is an opportunity for current and aspiring Bay Area business owners to learn some of the keys to growing a successful business and to connect with local resources.

The seminar will feature panels on alternative sources of capital, building your business through networking and marketing, and cybersecurity and data protection. Attendees will also hear from Congresswoman Speier and Small Business Administration District Director Mark Quinn.

Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the speaking program begins at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration for this event through Eventbrite is required. You may also contact Congresswoman Speier's office at (650) 342-0300 for registration assistance. Parking is available in any of the nearby parking structures.
Book Donation Drive
Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29
California Drive (North of Burlingame Train Station)

Help your neighbors in need by donating to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County's Book Donation Drive.  Drop off your books.  One book sold equals three meals to the hungry.  For more information visit or call (650) 871-6844.
High-Speed Rail Authority Public Scoping Meeting
Tuesday, May 24 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
San Mateo Marriott at 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo
The California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for planning, designing, building and operating the first high-speed rail system in the nation. The San Francisco to San Jose Project Section is part of the first phase California high-speed rail system connecting the cities of San Francisco, Millbrae (SF Airport) and San Jose on an electrified Caltrain Corridor.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public with an opportunity to learn about the project, ask questions and submit feedback.

For more information go to, call (800) 435-8670 or email
12th Annual Disaster Preparedness Day
Saturday, June 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Avenue, San Mateo

Hosted by San Mateo County, this event will include first-aid, police, fire, emergency medical services and equipment demonstrations.  Attendees will learn how to put together a disaster plan and emergency kit. Arrive before 11:00 a.m. for free parking and free admission to the County Fair. For more information call the San Mateo Office of Emergency Services at (650) 363-4790 or San Mateo Office of Supervisor, Adrienne J. Tissier at (650) 363-4572. 
Financial Literacy for Youth Summer Camp
July 11 - July 15 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
St. Matthews Catholic School, Ward Hall

Financial Aptitude Training, a non-profit organization located  in Burlingame,  has an upcoming Financial Literacy for Youth summer camp program for San Mateo County 9th and 10th graders. The program is offered at no charge, and is limited to 35 students on a first come-first served basis.
In this program, students will: learn habits for responsible personal finance; discover the interaction between income, expenses, risk, and opportunity; learn how to budget for prosperity and wealth; learn debt and credit responsibility; learn how our tax system works, learn how our capital market works; explore cost and consequences of risk; and, explore turning their skills, values, and interests into a career or educational path.  For more information, visit
Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Ride
Sunday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m
Downtown Burlingame (at California and Lorton Avenues)
Come join the fun! The 13th Annual Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Bike Ride, part of the 30th Annual Burlingame Criterium (the Criterium will be from 7 am - 3pm with street closures from 5 am - 4 pm), is the largest kids' bike ride in the US. Each year, close to 600 children ages twelve and under (including 250 four years and under) pedal to the finish with thunderous applause. Feeling proud of their "win," each child happily receives a medal, popsicle and goody bag.
While the event is free, children participants raise pledges for the Ryan Phua Memorial Fund, established through the LIVESTRONG Foundation to fund cancer-related programs in the Bay Area. Close to $700,000 has been raised so far. There will be free entertainment for the whole family after the ride. Top fundraisers receive gift certificates to a local toy store or a brand new bike. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Burlingame Community for Education (BCE) Foundation. For more information: or view the event flyer:
A Runner's Mind's Summer Youth Programs
Class Times: Grades 2-5 (9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.) & Grades 6-8 (10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Class Dates: June 27, 29 and July 1, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22)
San Mateo High School Track

Running is FUN! Join us where youth (entering 2nd - 8th grade in the fall) learn to run correctly, safely and will have fun in a non-competitive setting. Important personal and social skills will be emphasized- goal setting, hard work, being part of a team, and doing your best!

$70 per week which includes a technical t-shirt, hydration, snacks and much more! Register at

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