City of Burlingame e-Newsletter 

March 19, 2015

CityCouncilApprovesCity Council Approves Strategic Plan
FY 2015-2016 Implementation Action Plan Approved

During Monday's City Council Meeting, the City Council voted to adopt the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Implementation Action Plan ("the Plan"). The Plan was recently updated during the City Council's annual goal-setting session in the Lane Community Room at the Main Library on Saturday, January 31, 2015.

Updates to this year's Plan include a greater focus on making the City's facilities, practices and emissions more sustainable, developing better ways to communicate and engage with all residents, becoming more resilient as a community by preparing for large and small emergencies and making Burlingame more attractive and bicycle/pedestrian friendly.

The City's five primary goals and the approved FY 2015-2016 Implementation Action Plan are available on the City's website. Video recordings of the January 31, 2015 and the March 16, 2015 City Council session can be viewed here. 

ProjectUpdatesConstruction Project Updates
Airport Blvd Sewer Force Main and Carolan Ave Utilities Improvements

The City of Burlingame recently awarded a construction contract to K. J. Woods Construction for the rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer force main on Airport Boulevard and the water and sanitary sewer system on Carolan Avenue and surrounding areas.  


The Project construction is scheduled to begin in the third week of March, 2015 and will be completed by the end of 2015. Please note that there will be traffic detours and temporary road closures during the construction hours where needed.  The City will work closely with the contractor to minimize any construction disruption as best as possible.  Please contact Cristina Feraren, EPC Consultant, at 650-703-5586 for questions and most updated schedule.


Please click here for map of project location or here for more information.


KickballElementary Kickball League
New Pilot Program for 2nd to 5th Graders this Spring

The Burlingame Recreation Department is excited to offer a new pilot program this Spring - an Elementary Kickball League! This program is open to 2nd-5th graders. Games will be held at Village Park on Thursdays starting in April and extending to mid-May. Volunteers are needed to coach and officiate, please call 650-558-7308 or click here for more information about this program or to learn how to volunteer.
CommunityCenterBurlingame's New Community Center
Three Opportunities to Provide Input This Week!

On March 19th, the Parks & Recreation Commission will kick off a series of nine public outreach sessions regarding the goals and design for a new community center. More information is available on our website. We want to hear from you. Please join us and participate in this exciting new community project!


Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

When:    Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:00 PM

Where:   Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave

Community Open House

When:    Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where:   Washington Park, 850 Burlingame Ave

Community Outreach at the Fresh Market

When:    Sunday, March 22, 2015, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Where:   Park Rd and Burlingame Ave 


USRoute101U.S. Route 101 Broadway Interchange Project
Caltrans Construction Update


Caltrans will complete pile driving for the first phase of the U.S.101 Broadway Interchange Project on March 23, 2015. The pile driving is more than two-thirds complete for this portion of foundation work. Other work will resume on March 23, 2015 and will include upgrading of the City of Burlingame's sanitary sewer system along Rollins Road between Broadway and Cadillac Way and will continue across the street from the Valero Gas Station north of Broadway Avenue.


Visit the Caltrans website to get more information, to be added to the group email list and to receive regular project updates.  

RegisterCome Join the Fun!
Spring/Summer Recreation Registration began March 18th

Register for camps, classes, activities and more! To view the Spring/Summer Activities Guide click here and register soon!

waterWater Board Audit
Burlingame in compliance with State and Federal Regulations

On Monday, March 16, 2015, the State Water Resource Control Board conducted an audit of Burlingame's Waste Water Treatment Plan and found no corrective actions or exceptions. A copy of the report is available on the City's website.


TransTransportation Authority Seeks Volunteers
Deadline to submit applications is April 3rd

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is seeking five volunteers for its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC acts in an advisory capacity to the Transportation Authority's Board of Directors, providing valuable input on the funds collected by Measure A and the projects and programs in the Transportation Expenditure Plan. More information is available at the County's website.  TransportationAuthority

BurgBurglary Prevention Update
Burlingame Police Department

In response to recent public postings on various social media sites about a perceived increase in residential burglaries in Burlingame, the Burlingame Police Department has turned to Nixle and Facebook to provide facts and suggestions about burglary prevention.

In addition, the Police Department reports that the City of Burlingame has had only 6 reported residential burglaries or attempted residential burglaries to date in 2015 - down an estimated 50% from the number of residential burglaries reported last year during this time frame and in previous years.


To access the complete list of prevention techniques, link to Nixle or "like" the Burlingame Police Department on Facebook.


DroughtDrought Update
Expanded emergency regulations in effect March 17, 2015

The City of Burlingame would like to thank the residents and businesses who have made great strides in their water conservation efforts this past year as the State enters a fourth year of drought.  The overall water consumption in the City have declined 20.3% for the period from March 2014-February 2015 compared to the previous year.  As you may be aware, in July 2014, an emergency regulation was adopted by the State to increase water conservation efforts statewide.  On March 17, 2015 the State has adopted an expanded emergency regulation to safeguard the State's remaining water supplies.  These regulations include prohibitions that could affect residential customers.


Current prohibitions affecting residential customers include:

  • Washing down sidewalks and driveways;

  • Watering outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes excess runoff;

  • Washing a motor vehicle with a hose, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle;

  • Operating a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is part of a recirculating system; and

  • Irrigating turf or ornamental landscapes during and 48 hours following measurable precipitation (new prohibition).

Additionally, urban water suppliers are asked to limit the number of days per week that customers can irrigate outdoors to two days per week.  The State water conservation measures are intended to achieve a 20% reduction in water consumption.  The City is requesting that customers continue with their water conservation efforts.


EventsEvents Around Town
Emergency Preparedness
Will your home survive the next earthquake?

Come hear experts explain how you can determine if your home needs seismic retrofitting, the costs of retrofitting and what steps to take if a retrofit is needed. The program is presented by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network and is co-sponsored by the City of Burlingame and the Central County Fire Department. Click here for more information about this event and the Burlingame Neighborhood Network.

When: Tuesday, March 24th , 7:00 PM  8:30 PM

Where: Lane Community Room, Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Rd
RSVP: Seating is limited. Email by March 20th 


Four Spring Book Sales
Organized by the Burlingame Library Foundation

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

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 BookSale


Community Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)

New York's Classical Jam

    March 22nd at 7:00 PM
    Kohl Mansion
    More information at Music at Kohl Mansion

Burlingame Lions Club Seventh All Schools Spelling Bee

    March 25th at 4:00 PM
    Lions Hall at 990 Burlingame Ave
    Contact Leonard Ma for more information at 650-344-3112 or

Burlingame Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast

    April 4th - Breakfast at 8:00 AM and Easter Egg Hunt at 9:00 AM
    Lions Hall at 990 Burlingame Ave
    Contact Erik Winkler for more informationat 650-834-2323 or