November 29, 2018
Why Take a Car When You Can Take a Shuttle? currently offers two convenient shuttle services from the Millbrae BART Station.

The Burlingame Bayside Route carries commuters from the Millbrae BART Station to Burlingame businesses along Rollins Road, Bayshore Highway, and Airport Boulevard.

The North Burlingame Route  -runs from the Millbrae BART Station to Mills Peninsula Medical Center and Mercy High School.

Bike Share Survey Update

The City would like to thank everyone who participated in the recent bike share survey. We received 607 responses! The City Council will review the survey results at its Monday, December 3 meeting in Council Chambers. The Council will then decide whether to extend the existing agreement with Lime, and whether the City should issue a Request for Proposals for a long-term dockless bike share operator going forward.

A copy of the agenda and related documents, including a summary of the survey results, will be available on the City Council Meeting Documents & Minutes page later today.
Sandbags are Available for Burlingame Residents

City residents may fill their own sandbags free of charge at the sandbag station located at  600 California Drive .

The station is self-service, but shovels are provided. Please take no more than 15 sandbags per property address. When you are done with the sandbags, please dispose of the bags properly, and recycle the sand. For more information, visit the City's Storm Preparedness page by clicking here .
Congratulations Burlingame Library!

The Burlingame Library was recently recognized as a San Mateo County Green Business for its conservation and pollution prevention efforts. The Library stands with 4,000 other green organizations and businesses committed to protecting California communities and the environment . Congratulations Burlingame Library!
Visit for more information on how to join the network that is greening California
Calling Burlingame Green Businesses!

Do you know of a business that has gone above and beyond to be green? Is it yours? The City of Burlingame wants to know! The City is seeking nominations for its 2018 Green Business Awards. Awardees must be members of the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce and will be publicly recognized at the Chamber’s annual event on Friday, January 11, 2019 and in City materials.

To nominate a business, send an email to with the following information: 1) business name and contact information; 2) background information, including type of business and number of employees; and 3) a brief summary of the business's environmental achievements.

Nominations are due Friday, December 28, 2018.

Examples of environmental achievements may include, but are not limited to: being in a green industry that conserves resources or prevents pollution; implementing green practices in daily operations; or implementing an improvement or action with significant environmental benefits
Santa is Coming to Burlingame
...and Could Be Stopping at Your Home!

Sign up now for the Parks and Recreation Foundation’s "Visit From Santa" program and select the date and time you'd like St. Nick at your front door. Visits are approximately 10 minutes long, and for up to five children. For more details or to register, please call the Burlingame Recreation office at 650-558-7300.  
Sustainable San Mateo County Seeks Award Nominations

Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) is accepting nominations for its annual 2019 Sustainability Awards, which are presented to individuals, community groups, and businesses that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to sustainable practices by doing work that has a local impact within San Mateo County.

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on December 7. The organization will celebrate the 2019 awardees at SSMC’s Twentieth Annual Awards Dinner on April 4, 2019.

Nominations for the 2019 awards may be made in four categories: business, education, nonprofit or government agency, and individual. In addition, SSMC and the San Mateo Chapter of the American Institute of Architects are accepting nominations for the 17th Annual Green Building Award, which recognizes green, sustainable design and construction.

Application forms and criteria for the awards are available on SSMC’s website here . Sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 Awards Dinner are also listed on the website.
RethinkWaste Poster Contest for 3-5 Graders

RethinkWaste is calling on 3rd-5th grade students to show off their artistic talent in its 2018 Rethink Recycling Holiday Edition Poster Contest. Students are invited to create a poster with the theme of "Rethink Recycling for the Holidays."

The posters must be 8.5 x 14 inches (legal size) and any medium can be used, including paint, markers, crayons, colored pencils. Posters must be 2D and delivered flat. Bright, rich colors are encouraged. Only one entry per student will be accepted, and posters must include original artwork only.

The first place winner will have their poster enlarged, displayed, and used on such items as the side of Recology San Mateo County’s residential collection vehicle in their city. The poster will also be displayed at RethinkWaste’s Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos, and on RethinkWaste’s website, newsletters, and other educational materials. Submissions are due no later than December 21 at 12:00 p.m.   Click here to learn more
Environmental Tip of the Week
Pack a Waste-Free Lunch!

Still have leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner? Use reusable containers, mason jars, and lunch boxes instead of paper bags and single-use plastic sandwich bags to pack your lunch this week. Also, try to buy in bulk to minimize waste from wrappers.
Events Around Town
Film Screening - "Neither Wolf Nor Dog"
Tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, the Burlingame Library will show a special limited film screening of Steven Lewis Simpson’s “Neither Wolf Nor Dog”, starring the late Chief Dave Bald Eagle. The film is adapted from the acclaimed novel by Kent Nerburn. The story follows a white author who gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakotas by a 95-year-old Lakota elder and his side-kick.
Indoor Holiday Movie Series, "The Santa Clause"
Friday, November 30, 6:00 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave.

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department invites you to come enjoy the last movie of its 2018 indoor holiday movie series! Movies will be shown on an inflatable indoor movie screen. This event is free and open to the public. Treats will be available for purchase.
Save the Date - Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Parade
Friday, December 7, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Come celebrate the holidays in downtown Burlingame!  The City is hosting its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall, starting at 5:00 p.m. Once the Tree Lighting Ceremony is finished, head over to Burlingame Avenue for the annual holiday parade, sponsored by the Downtown Burlingame Business Improvement District (DBID)! The DBID is also sponsoring live entertainment on Primrose Road, rides on the 1100 block of Burlingame Avenue, Santa on Park Road in front of the Gap, carolers, food, and much more fun !
Community Corner (events not sponsored by the City of Burlingame)
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A message from the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce