In this edition:                                         January 7, 2016

City Hall, At Your Fingertips
Burlingame, We Can Do This!
HIP Housing
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Access Full City Calendar
FingertipsCity Hall at Your Fingertips
Have you tried accessBurlingame yet?

Since its launch six months ago, nearly 300 users have loaded the accessBurlingame app to their mobile phones and 125 issues have been reported to the City.  Of these issues, over 55% related parking, traffic, sidewalks and streets.  Other issues pertained to lights, flooding, trees, curbs and sewers. 

accessBurlingame is a program that enables residents, businesses and visitors to quickly access non-emergency City services through an online and mobile interface.  In addition to enabling quick reporting of quality-of-life issues and service requests, users may click on "widgets" to quickly access City information and services available on the City's website. 
Users do not need a mobile phone to use accessBurlingame, however! It also accessible through the City's website and Facebook page
wecandothisBurlingame, We Can Do This!
Help City win funding for local sustainability efforts

Burlingame is one of 22 cities in California participating in the CoolCalifornia Challenge, in which cities are competing to see which one can lower its carbon footprint the most. We need everyone's help to give Burlingame a shot.
  
Visit CAchallenge.org and register.  Begin logging your vehicle mileage, natural gas/electricity consumption and other energy/water saving measures to earn points for Burlingame.
 
At the end of the Challenge, the city with the most points will be crowned "Coolest California City." Cities will earn a share of the $150,000 fund to enhance local sustainability efforts, so be sure to do your part to help lead Burlingame to victory.
 
Please sign up today and remember, although one city prevails, when we all come together to save water and energy, everyone wins!

HousingHIP Housing
Currently seeking home sharing providers and renters

HIP Housing has been providing creative affordable housing solutions for people in San Mateo County for over forty years. It empowers families and individuals in San Mateo County to live happier, more independent and self-sufficient lives through innovative housing and mentoring programs.  HIP Housing is currently encouraging people with a room to rent to sign up for HIP Housing's Home Sharing Program. Room providers may be eligible to receive a $250 incentive if they match with someone from the program 90 days after the housemate moves in!  To learn more about HIP Housing, click here. To view a list of housing available in San Mateo County, click here
EventsEvents Around Town
City's Goal Setting Session
Saturday, January 30 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
In the Lane Room at the Main Library at 480 Primrose Road

Members of the community are invited to come to the City's annual Goal Setting Session for fiscal year 2016-2017. The session will include an overview of the City's five primary goals, an update from the City's Department Heads on key successes and initiatives completed to date, and a discussion among the City Council, staff and the community on unfunded improvement initiatives: parking garage, community center and City Hall.
Love Your Library Event
Friday, February 5 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Main Library at 480 Primrose Road

Save the date for Love Your Library, a free open house celebrating books and libraries! 
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Burlingame Art Society Meeting
Wednesday, January 13 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Church Meeting Hall, 415 El Camino Real in Burlingame
 
The Burlingame Art Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month at St. Paul's Church Meeting Hall. All are welcome.  For more information, click here.
"Celebration of Calligraphy" and "Felix Culpa"
Exhibits run January 17 - April 10; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday - Sunday
Opening reception on January 17 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Peninsula Museum of Art at 1777 California Drive, Burlingame, CA 
  
PMA is pleased to announce a January exhibit and opening event: Salma Arastu "Celebration of Calligraphy" and  Timothy Berry "Felix Culpa".  There is plenty of free parking. Admission is free. For more information visit the Museum's website.
Burlingame Dragons 2016 Season 
Fun for the whole family
 
Dragons FC looks to build off a successful augural season with an exciting 2016 slate of games beginning in Spring 2016. After breaking attendance records, and winning the PDL Southwest Division, the  club looks to build towards year two. The Burlingame Dragons FC are the developmental affiliate for the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer. Home games run in the Spring/Summer at Burlingame High School. Bring the family out to Dragons Stadium to meet our mascot Torch, or have the kids checkout our huge bounce house! Dragons matches are fun for the entire family! Tickets may be purchased here  20% OFF Discounted Season Tickets, Burlingame residents should use the code 'Dragons16' at checkout for a 20% discount. Please contact Jordan Gardner  at jordan@burlingamedragons.com with any questions.

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