SunsharesPeninsula SunShares in Burlingame
Burlingame Residents Are Eligible for Low Cost Solar Energy

The City of Burlingame has joined the Peninsula SunShares initiative to help local property owners go solar. The initiative offers bulk rates with leading solar vendors to provide residents with significant discounts on solar installations. It is available to Burlingame's residential and commercial property owners and homeowners who work in Burlingame or a participating community.

"We are excited to offer Peninsula SunShares in Burlingame," Mayor Terry Nagel said. "This program eliminates the time and hassle of finding a solar energy contractor. It takes just a few minutes for residents who are interested to sign up for a free solar energy audit that can save energy and considerable money."

Qualified and interested property owners should register by June 30th to receive a no-cost and no-obligation proposal. Once registered, Peninsula SunShares will coordinate scheduling a home solar evaluation with the program's pre-vetted, qualified solar installers.  Following the visit, the installer will prepare a solar energy proposal with multiple financing options outlined, including direct purchase, leasing, power purchase agreements and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing.

If interested, property owners should then sign the solar energy contract by July 31th to take advantage of the discounted pricing. However, they have no obligation to move forward with the project; the SunShares program is entirely voluntary.

For more information, please visit the Peninsula SunShares site. In addition, the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame, a local nonprofit organization, is hosting a free workshop, "Save Energy, Water and Money", on April 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Main Library.  SunShares, as well as PACE financing and other energy efficiency opportunities, will be discussed. 

LibrariesSupport Our Libraries
The Burlingame Library Foundation Auction Is Now Open!


This year, the Burlingame Library Foundation is hosting an online auction to raise funds to support the Foundation's mission of providing the highest level of service, programming, and infrastructure at the Burlingame Public Library.  

Whether you're looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you're sure to find something in the auction. Every bid helps support the Foundation's cause.
The success of this online auction depends on spreading the word to as many people as possible. Please refer your friends and encourage them to participate so they don't miss a single moment of the fun and excitement. Click here to view auction items and bid now.


BuildFree Owner/Builder WorkshopWorkshop
Sponsored by the City of Burlingame and the Central County Fire Department

On Saturday, April 25th, Joseph Cyr, Chief Building Official with the City of Burlingame and Rocque Yballa, Fire Marshal with Central County Fire Department will lead a helpful class for any homeowner who is thinking about performing the duties of an Owner/Builder on their residential project in the City of Burlingame.


A brief history of the California Building Codes will be presented, followed by a presentation on the pros and cons of being an Owner/Builder. Tips on hiring a contractor will be provided and there will be a question and answer session at the end of the meeting. The Central County Fire Department will provide a brief presentation and helpful hints regarding Fire Code requirements in residential structures.


When:     Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where:    Lane Room at the Main Library, 480 Primrose Rd.,  Burlingame, CA

RSVP:     Register by calling the Building Division at 650-558-7270 

paradePet Parade Committee
Planning Kickoff Meeting April 23rd

The Pet Parade Committee invites new volunteers to attend its planning kick off meeting on Thursday, April 23rd at 9:00 a.m.  The meeting will be held at the AVRR Realty Office at 1169 Broadway Avenue in Burlingame. If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to help or have suggestions, please email

This year's Burlingame Pet Parade will take place on Saturday, September 26th at 10:00 AM on Broadway Avenue in Burlingame.

EventsEvents Around Town
"Save Energy, Water and Money"
Presentation on April 29th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Four speakers will explain a variety of ways to save money while making your home more energy and water efficient.


Speaker topics include Peninsula SunShares, energy saving programs and rebates offered by the Bay Area Regional Energy Network, and various financing programs that allow property owners to finance the installation of energy, water and even seismic retrofit improvements on homes and businesses over time as part of their property tax payments.


Presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) and co-sponsored by the Burlingame Public Library, this program is free and open to the public. It will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Lane Community Room at the Burlingame Public Library at 480 Primrose Road in Burlingame. All program attendees will be eligible for a "Kill A Watt" electricity usage monitor that will be raffled off during the event. 

A Day at the Races
Visit Golden Gate Fields with Burlingame Active Adults

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department invites you to visit  Golden Gate Fields, northern California's premier horse racing destination, on Thursday, April 30th from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM.  Parks and Recreation has reserved premier seating in the elegant Turf Club, so you will be able to see all the action on the race track while enjoying a scrumptious lunch buffet. Dress is smart casual (as no shorts or sleeveless shirts are permitted in the Turf Club).The fee is $90 for residents and $108 for non-residents.  Call today to register at (650) 558-7300.

Four Spring Book Sales

Organized by the Burlingame Library Foundation

Mark your calendars! All proceeds from the books sales will support our Library Programs.


When:    April 16th   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

               April 17th   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

               April 18th   10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

               April 19th    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Where:  Lane Community Room, Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road

Cost:     Admission for April 16th event is $5; FREE admission all other days 


CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Sidewalk Sale, April 24th - 26th
Downtown Burlingame Merchants

Visit the downtown shopping area April 24th - 26th to take advantage of great sales and prices! 

Click here for an interactive map of businesses in the downtown shopping area or download the iTunes app for business information and updates about sales and events.  

           Shop Burlingame - your tax dollars support City services!

- a message from the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce