In this edition:                             January 5, 2017

Make Burlingame Better - Share Your Ideas
Toy Drive Success Story
Peninsula Clean Energy
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thoughtsShare Your Thoughts and Ideas
How would you make Burlingame a better place to live over the next five years?
On Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Burlingame City Council will hold its annual goal setting meeting in the Lane Room at the Main Library.  Under the stewardship of Mayor Ricardo Ortiz and City Manager Lisa Goldman, Councilmembers, staff, and members of the community will convene to share their opinions and solutions on how we can make Burlingame a better place to live over the next five years.
The intent of this session is to update the City's existing goals and provide a vision and framework that will guide the direction and focus of the City over the next five years.  To review the City's existing five goals and corresponding strategies and actions, click here.  If you would like to participate but are unable to attend the session, click here to complete the questionnaire.
toyCCFD Leads Another Successful Toy Drive
Collects 358 barrels of toys and $16,000 in monetary donations and gift cards

Congratulations and thank you to the Central County Fire Department (CCFD) for managing another phenomenal toy drive this past holiday season! The CCFD successfully collected 358 toy barrels from 35 collection sites throughout Burlingame, Hillsborough and Millbrae.  In addition to toys, the team received a total of $15,884 in monetary donations and $400 in gift cards.  This large sum was largely achievable due to a $12,643.65 donation from John Kevranian, owner of Nuts for Candy and law firm, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP in Burlingame!  

In the true spirit of giving and collaboration, several other businesses also participated in making this year's Toy Drive so successful. Top Line Automotive, The Barrel House, Fiddlers Green, and Green Hills Country Club provided a benefit party and all donations went to the CCFD Toy Drive. In addition, a local organization, Moms Against Poverty (M.A.P), organized a fantastic turnout at their holiday wrapping party at the Burlingame Recreation Center.  The CCFD also collaborated with the Bridge School and Franklin School Toy Drives.

All of the proceeds from the Toy Drive were donated to twelve different charitable organizations within San Mateo County. 
energyPeninsula Clean Energy
The easiest way to support renewable energy

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is San Mateo County's official electricity provider offering electricity with high renewable energy content from sources like wind and solar. PCE offers two rates: ECOplus is the default rate with 50% renewable energy content; and ECO100 is the opt-up option for 100% renewable content. ECOplus costs about 5% less than PG&E rates while ECO100 costs about 5% more. Burlingame electricity customers will automatically be enrolled into PCE's ECOplus option over two phases. The first phase occurred in October 2016 and the second will be in April 2017. Customers may also choose to opt-out of the program and continue to receive electricity from PG&E.
Opting-up to ECO100 is the simplest and easiest choice a business can make to go green. With ECO100, a business can get 100% renewable energy without the hassle of installing solar power. To join PCE and start receiving cleaner electricity immediately and/or opt-up to ECO100 please visit,
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