Calling Burlingame Businesses
Does your business save water? Use renewable energy? Reduce pollution? Or make a green product?
If so, nominate your business or one you may know of for the City's annual Burlingame Green Business Award.
Awards will be presented at the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on
January 18, 2018.
Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your green business practices and be highlighted in City and Chamber outreach materials.
Nominations are due December 29, 2017. To nominate a business, send a brief summary of environmental achievements to Sigalle Michael, Sustainability Coordinator at
Call If You Can, Text If You Can't
The Burlingame Police Department's Public Safety 911 Center is equipped to
receive and respond to mobile phone Text-to-911 messages. This service is available for
use by the hearing and speech-impaired members of the community, or those in a situation where
it is too dangerous to make a voice call to 911.
The Burlingame dispatchers are trained and ready to assist callers who, for whatever reason, are
unable to call 911. The benefits to citizens are significant especially in cases when the caller
cannot communicate verbally. Examples include not only the hearing-impaired, but also when a
crime is in progress, the caller is facing domestic abuse, or the caller is injured and cannot speak.
All phones or devices must include a text or data plan with a wireless carrier (Verizon, AT&T,
Sprint, and T-Mobile) to send a text to 911. If your carrier does not support 911 texting at this
time, or if you are in a location that cannot send or receive text messages, you will receive a
message advising you to call 911 directly. Please do not text to 911 to test whether or not you
have this service.
Using the text to 911 service is only recommended if it is the only option and making a voice
call to 911 is not possible. Remember to Call If You Can, Text If You Can't.
Mills Canyon Work Planned
From November 29 through December 20, The California Conservation Corps will be re-grading the Adeline entrance trail. Their work will result in a more accessible trail with lessened slope and water flow that contribute to erosion. The trail will be open during their work activity; however, we ask that you use caution when approaching a work zone.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to maintain the Mills Canyon trails. Please call (650) 558-7330 if you have any questions.
Call for Applications: 2018 Acterra Business Environmental Awards
Acterra's Business Environmental Awards Program is a long-standing, highly regarded awards program that honors Bay Area businesses, organizations, and public agencies for their environmental sustainability innovation. Applications for the 2018 Acterra Business Environmental Awards are now available at
This year's categories include: Environmental Project, Environmental Innovation, Sustainable Built Environment, Spare the Air Leadership Award (sponsored by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District), and the Acterra Award for Sustainability.
The deadline to apply is Friday, December 8, 2017.
For more information, please contact
Events Around Town
November 25 is Small Business Saturday®
Small Business Saturday® is a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses. It wouldn't be a celebration without the Burlingame community. Mark your calendars for November 25 - the Saturday after Thanksgiving - and get ready to Shop Small®. Grab a friend or family member and come by downtown Burlingame!
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Senior Listening Session
Thursday, November 30, 10:30 a.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center
Would you like to learn more about your local government? Are there concerns facing the community you would like to share with a City Council Member? Do you have questions about projects going on around town? Seniors in the community are invited to our second Senior Listening Session. Council Members look forward to listening to your ideas and addressing your questions. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to (650) 558-7300.
Friday, December 8, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
On Broadway, Burlingame
Come to Broadway for a magical night presented by the Broadway Merchants and the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, share the holiday spirit and bring a toy or purchase a today for the annual toy drive sponsored by the Central County Fire Department.
Winter Break Adventure Camp
Week 1: December 26-29, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Week 2: January 2-5 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Play! Art! Friendship! Create! Enrollment for Winter Break Adventure Camp is now open! Check out the website for more information. We are looking forward to seeing you there! For any questions, please email
Register by clicking here
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Caltrans Public Meetings
Wednesday, December 6, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Redwood City City Hall,
1071 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
Monday, December 11, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
San Mateo City Hall,
330 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94063
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will hold two public meetings to present the Draft Environmental Report for the Highway 101 Managed Lanes Project, a congestion relief project spanning 22-miles from Interstate 380 in San Mateo County to San Antonio Road in northern Santa Clara County. The meetings will follow an open house format during which attendees can view exhibits of project features. Caltrans and its partners will be on hand to provide project details and answer questions. The public is invited to comment on the environmental document during the meeting. Comment cards will be available. However, attendence at the meetings is not necessary for commenting.
For more information see the project website:
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- a message from the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce