May 17, 2018
Traffic? Pot Holes? Bike Paths?
Parks Master Plan
Find Energy Leaks
Recycling Etc. Questions Answered
2018 Business Landscape Award
Adventure Camp
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar

trafficsurveyTraffic? Potholes? Bike Paths? 
How would you spend $2.4 billion in transportation funding?

Last fall, Get Us Moving San Mateo County was launched to develop a community-driven solution to reduce traffic and address complex transportation issues in our County. Get us Moving (GUM) is a collaborative effort among SamTrans, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, and partner agencies and groups, to develop a San Mateo County Transportation Funding Plan. 

GUM needs your help - take the online Budget Challenge! GUM wants to know how YOU would spend $2.4 billion in potential transportation funding. Your input is a critical component of this process. Visit to take the fun, quick, Budget Challenge! 
pmpParks Master Plan

The Parks and Recreation Department is developing a Parks Master Plan (PMP).  The PMP will guide future planning, policy, and development of the Burlingame parks system.  Your feedback is needed to ensure the final document reflects community priorities, preferences, and values related to the City's parks and recreation programming and facilities. 
The link below will take you to a very cool survey that will help us understand how you use the parks, why you use them and challenges and/or barriers you face to using them.  Currently over 500 community members have visited the survey, and we are hopeful to continue to have people participate and provide feedback for the PMP. 
Additionally, you may provide feedback at a Pop Up Input Station.  These stations will be available:
  • May 14-18, at the Recreation Center at 850 Burlingame Ave.
  • Wednesday, May 23, on Broadway Ave. on the corner of Broadway and Paloma from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.,
  • Wednesday, May 23 on Burlingame Ave. in front of Gap from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
If you are not already on our PMP outreach email list, please email Nicole Acquisti at to get added.  If you have any questions about the process, please contact Margaret Glomstad at or 650-558-7307.
leaksFind Energy Leaks

Energy leaks occur everyday when we keep gadgets and appliances plugged in when not in use. Find energy leaks in your home and save on your electricity bill with HomeIntel, a free online software supported by PG&E. The user friendly program helps identify energy leaks and provides solutions to lower your electricity bill. Sign up here.
recyclRecycling Etc.
Your recycling questions answered!
Do you have any suggestions for fabric recycling?  I often have clothing, or linens that aren't good enough to donate because of wear.
Recology of San Mateo does not recycle textiles. However, worn out clothing and linens could be taken to Goodwill. Most thrift stores like Goodwill and the Salvation Army participate in textile recycling. In fact, only about 20% of clothes that are taken to these thrift stores end up being sold, the rest is sold to textile recyclers.
Some stores also accept worn clothes for recycling. North Face (newly located here in Burlingame) and H&M collect used apparel and shoes and provide discounts to customers that bring items in.
Another option is to contact the Peninsula Humane Society - they often take old linens as bedding for animals.

Should cardboard boxes be broken down before being recycled?  
It is not required, but it is helpful to have the cardboard boxes broken down to save room in the collection containers.

Send your recycling questions to Find past questions and answers  here; and an excellent resource for what goes in what bin  here.
landscape2018 Business Landscape Award
Nominations now being accepted

Anyone wishing to nominate a local Burlingame business for the Business Landscape Award for the coming year is encouraged to fill out an application by clicking here or by contacting the Park & Recreation department at 650-558-7330.  The deadline for applications is June 1, 2018.  The 2018 award winner will be presented at a Burlingame City Council meeting.  The winning business will receive an award plaque and an original watercolor created by local artist, Dale Perkins.  The winner is selected by the Burlingame Beautification Commission.

Pictured below is the winner of last year's award, Coldwell Banker at 1427 Chapin Ave.  

campAdventure Camp for K-9, it's not too late to join!

Make this a summer to remember by joining Burlingame Adventure Camp in sports, water and outdoor activities, cooking lessons, crafty projects, field trips, and hanging out with some of the best camp counselors in town. 

Summer camp is open to Kindergarten through 9th grade and is held at the Burlingame Recreation Center, conveniently located at 850 Burlingame Ave.! Registration is open, click here to register  or call 650-558-7300. Click here to check out our Adventure Camp blog
EventsEvents Around Town
Not Only Islands: The Greater Farallones
Tonight, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
A/V Room, Burlingame Main Library
Ever wonder about what is happening below the sea? Join us for part 1 of a 3-part series entitled, "The World Around Us", which explores land, sea, and sky. 

"Not Only Islands" will sail through the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, answering questions like "what does a marine sanctuary do?" and "why do marine animals such as white sharks, leatherback sea turtles, and whales call it home?"  Along the way, Carol A. Preston, lead educator at the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, will share ways to visit or experience the sanctuary.
First Fridays are Back!
First Fridays, April - November, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Burlingame

First  Fridays  are Back on the Avenue!  The Downtown Burlingame Improvement District (DBID) brings FREE, LIVE music to Downtown Burlingame on the first  Friday  of every month - April through November!  

Bands will play "Under the Pergola" at the intersection of Burlingame Avenue and Park Road from  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.   Be sure to stop by as we have a great lineup for you!  And remember to swing by the Burlingame Library as well! They will be having free refreshments on these evenings. 
Tommy's Space Adventure
Saturday, May 19, 11:00 a.m.
Children's Room, Burlingame Main Library

Join us for an event for the whole family as Dad and Me present Puppet Art Theatre, Tommy's Space Adventure!  Tommy loves books about outer space and space aliens.  Zeenon the Alien travels millions of light years away to visit earth and to meet interesting earthlings like Tommy.  Will Tommy be able to save his new friend from the evil Dr. Lost N. Space?  Find out this Saturday in the Children's Room!
Community Meeting: Lyon Hoag Neighborhood
Wednesday, May 23, 6:30 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave.

The City of Burlingame will hold a community meeting with residents of the Lyon Hoag neighborhood to discuss issues related to neighborhood parking, traffic, and development projects. You're invited to attend this two-part meeting. 

The first part of the meeting will seek to establish a shared understanding of the issues and facts. There will be a presentation from Mayor Brownrigg and City staff including City Manager Lisa Goldman, public works, police, and the planning departments. The second half of the meeting will include break-out sessions with council members, Traffic, Safety and Parking Commissioners and staff. Residents may join the discussion topics of their choosing and provide input and feedback to the City.  

Light refreshments will be served. If you have questions about the meeting, please contact the Department of Public Works Engineering at 650-558-7230.
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Burlingame Leos Collect Children's Books
Drop off books by Friday, June 1, 2018 at any location below:
Main Office, Burlingame School District, 1825 Trousdale Dr., Burlingame
Main Office, Burlingame High School, 1 Mangini Way, Burlingame
XTRIM Bollywood Fitness, 1770 Beach Park Blvd., Foster City

Members of the Burlingame Leos Club, the teen group affiliated with the Burlingame Lions Club, are collecting children's books to establish a community library in Malawi, Africa. They are asking donors who want to contribute gently used books at the preschool through eighth grade reading level to drop them off at any of the three locations listed above. Books must be received by June 1.
The campaign is part of the African Library Project (ALP), a nonprofit organization that matches schools and organizations throughout the U.S. with African communities to establish libraries. ALP was started in 2005 by a Portola Valley resident after she visited Lesotho on a family vacation and realized that establishing small libraries in Africa would help end the cycle of poverty and illiteracy. For more information, email

Summer Enrichment Classes for High School Students

Looking for opportunities to learn this summer? Take an enrichment class sponsored by the GATE Parents Group of the San Mateo Union High School District! Classes are open to ALL incoming 9-12 grade students from ANY school. Sign up between April 16-29 for the early rate!  Regular registration starts on April 30 (regular rate). Registration closes one week prior to the start of each class.
Classes are developed for entering 9-12 grade students. Space is limited. However, in the event of low enrollment, GATEPG reserves the right to cancel a class up to two weeks prior to the start date. You will be notified, and a full refund will be provided. Please contact for questions.  For detailed descriptions and sign ups, go to .
CALL Primrose Fundraising Brunch
Saturday, June 23, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at private home in Hillsborough
Tickets on sale through June 11 or until sold out

Attend this buffet-style brunch and enjoy a brief program featuring San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine and keynote speaker, Jesse Ziff Cool, writer, restauranteur, spokesperson and consultant for eco-conscious food service.  

200 tickets are currently on sale for $100 each and can be purchased online at Proceeds from the brunch will benefit CALL Primrose's efforts to address the issues of hunger and food insecurity within our community.  Learn more about the event at
Solar Customer Workshop
Wednesday, June 20,  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Peninsula Clean Energy Office,  2075 Woodside Rd., Redwood City

Do you have solar and wonder how it effects your energy bill? Attend an upcoming workshop to learn about how to best take advantage of your solar power.  RSVP required: email

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