waterconservationWater Conservation Update
City posts clarifications to recent water restrictions mailer

The State is in a severe drought. The City recently sent out a brief mailer to its residents listing the City's new water conservation restrictions to meet the State conservation mandate. Water Conservation staff have received many inquiries regarding the restrictions and conservation tips. Thank you for your interest and willingness to conserve despite your current efforts! Please refer to www.Burlingame.org/drought for clarifications regarding irrigation restrictions and for landscaping tips during a drought.

You may also call our Water Conservation Hotline at (650) 558-7612 or email us at waterconservation@burlingame.org if you have any questions or to help us educate your neighbors who may need assistance understanding the water restrictions. Thank you for helping the City do its part to continue to conserve water.

publichearingPublic Hearing
Application for apartment and townhome development

On June 15, 2015 the Burlingame City Council will conduct a public hearing to review an application for a new apartment and townhome development to be located at 1008-1028 Carolan Avenue/1007-1025 Rollins Road (the current site of Burlingame Hyundai, Camissa Luxury Autos, Enterprise Car Rental and other automotive uses). The project consists of a four- and five-story, 268-unit rental apartment building and 22 two-story townhome condominiums. Information on the project can be found at www.burlingame.org/carolan-rollins including plans and an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The City Council meeting will be at 7:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Road.

budget2015-2016 Proposed Budget Now Available
Easy-to-read infographic highlights key points


The City of Burlingame's Fiscal Year 2015-16 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget is the result of many months of strategic planning. It implements the results of a public goal-setting session held in January and City Council budget study sessions held in March and May by funding a variety of programs and capital initiatives.


Want to view just the highlights? Check out the City's new budget infographic, which showcases the main points in an easy-to-understand way.


The proposed budget will be considered for adoption by City Council on Monday, June 15 after a public hearing.

Community-minded youth pull tree limb out of ECR.
PrideBurlingame Pride
Everyone pitches in!

While driving northbound on El Camino Real Monday afternoon, Councilmember Michael Brownrigg came upon a large, fallen tree limb that was blocking an entire lane just south of Grove Avenue.  After safely parking his car, Councilmember Brownrigg, was attempting to pull the limb onto the sidewalk when a group of five helpful teens quickly came to his aid.

Thank you to Mayor Brownrigg and these future leaders for making Burlingame a safe and friendly place to live. But remember, safety first!  Never put yourself in harm's way. In this instance the team was able to pull the limb from the sidewalk.  If you happen to encounter a dangerous obstruction on the City's streets and sidewalks, contact the City's Public Works team at (650) 558-7230 (afterhours call (650) 692-0604) or the Burlingame Police Department at (650) 777-4100.
ContactCityContact the City at info@burlingame.org
So long Citizen Connect, hello mobile app!

In an effort to improve access to the City's offering and services, the City of Burlingame has recently partnered with SeeClickFix to develop an online and mobile reporting app that will allow individuals to make mobile service requests, access the City's calendar, sign up for classes, access business district parking maps and trolley schedules, view local businesses, connect with community leaders and staff and much, much more.  This new tool, Burlingame Connect, will be launched mid-August. Stay tuned for future updates!

In anticipation of this change, the Citizen Connect button on www.burlingame.org that enabled residents and businesses to contact the City with specific requests and questions is going away at the end of this week.  However, city staff will continue to address questions and issues by email at info@burlingame.org.
taxicabTaxi Cab Compliance Checks
Police Department ensures safety and cost compliance

On June, 8, 2015, the Burlingame Police Department conducted compliance checks on taxi cab drivers. The focus of the compliance check was to make sure taxi cab drivers were properly permitted to pickup fares in Burlingame and were using the correct pickup rate of $3.10.


The City of Burlingame requires cab companies and taxi drivers to obtain a permit before conducting any business or picking up a fare in the city. If a taxi driver wants to pick up a fare in the City of Burlingame, they need to annually apply and go though a process, which includes a background check and inspection of their vehicle. Of the six taxi cab drivers contacted, three were citied for Burlingame Municipal Code violations related to permitting and charging incorrect pickup rates. The Burlingame Police Department plans on continuing this compliance program.

EventsEvents Around Town
Free showing of "Fed Up" at the Library
Film Blames Added Sugar for Obesity in the U.S.


"Fed Up" is a documentary that presents evidence that large quantities of sugar in processed foods are an overlooked problem exacerbated by "Big Sugar" lobbyists. The film will be shown on Wednesday, June 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lane Room of the Burlingame Public Library, free of charge, by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame.


Produced and narrated by journalist and TV personality Katie Couric, "Fed Up" explains how the first dietary guidelines issued by the U.S. government 30 years ago overlooked the role of dietary sugar in increasing risks of obesity and diabetes and other poor health outcomes. Because of poor diets, it argues that today's children are the first generation likely to have shorter lifespans than their parents. Yet attempts to regulate the addition of sugar to foods by schools, parents, states and Congress have been beaten back by the sugar industry, the film says.


See the flyer for additional environmental programs offered by CEC this year.  

CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Burlingame Aquatics Club
Come join the fun with BAC Summer Programs

Aqua Camps

BAC Aqua Camps begin on June 15! Sign up now to ensure your child can spend the summer swimming, playing polo and other games, and learning junior lifeguarding skills. Click HERE for more information on dates and to register.


Summer Swim Team

The Burlingame Summer Swim Team is a great opportunity for kids, young adults, and parents to get an idea of what year-round swimming has to offer without making a long-term commitment.  The program is open to any swimmer who has some background in swimming lessons and who can complete 25 yards of both freestyle and backstroke.  Participants get the experience of being on a swim team in a fun and low-pressure environment while learning the fundamentals of swimming from a professional coaching staff. Click HERE for more information and for a link to online registration.  

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