independenceSaturday is Independence Day
The City staff wishes you a safe and happy holiday weekend!

City offices will be closed this Friday, July 3.  The Burlingame Public Library will be closed both Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

fireworksSay "No" to Fireworks
Please be safe this holiday

The Central County Fire Department reminds you that the possession and discharge of any fireworks, including fireworks that claim to be "safe and sane", is illegal in the Town of Hillsborough and Cities of Burlingame and Millbrae (Municipal Codes 9.88.035, 10.48.010, 9.30.210).  In addition to being illegal, they can be very dangerous to people and property.  Any violators of the City ordinances listed above will be charged with a misdemeanor offense.

For a fun and safe experience, Fourth of July firework shows should be enjoyed at public displays, presented by trained professionals. Within San Mateo County, the Cities of Foster City and Redwood City both host public firework shows. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring our nation's holiday is celebrated safely!

For more information, please call the Central County Fire Department at (650) 558-7600.

envisionEnvision Burlingame
Visit the new website and sign up for updates

Envision Burlingame is here! This community-driven planning project will develop long-term strategies for preserving and improving what we love about our community. Visit our new website to learn more about the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance Update and how you can get involved. Sign up for email updates to stay up to date and find out about upcoming community events! 
afforableAffordable Housing Resources
Visit the City's website for more information

As a resource for those in the Burlingame community seeking assistance in finding affordable housing or other related services, the City has created a web resource with links to the various organizations providing such services.  Click here for a list of organizations and information regarding the affordable housing challenge confronting Bay Area and Peninsula residents. 

trafficTraffic Advisory
US 101/Broadway Interchange Project

Beginning July 21, 2015, Caltrans will be conducting construction work on the southbound off-ramp of US101 at the Broadway exit. This work is a part of the construction of the new US101/Broadway Overpass. All southbound US101 off-ramp traffic at the Broadway exit will be diverted to the Cadillac Way/Rollins Road intersection. From there, traffic will be diverted to northbound Rollins Road and Broadway. All traffic over the existing overpass and southbound US101 on-ramp at Cadillac Way will remain accessible during this work.

This traffic diversion will be in effect for the duration of approximately five (5) months. Motorists should expect significant delays and are encouraged to consider alternate routes during this construction. For additional details, please contact Gidget Navarro, Caltrans Public Information Officer, at (510) 286-5574.

electionGeneral Municipal Election
Notice of Election and Filing Period for the Nov 3, 2015 Election


Notice is hereby given that a general municipal election will be held in the City of Burlingame on Tuesday, the 3rd day of November 2015, for two (2) Councilmember positions, each of which will serve a four-year terms of office.


The voting center will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.


The filing period for candidates opens on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. and closes on Friday, August 7, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. If an incumbent fails to file his or her nomination papers by August 7, 2015, the filing period for such office will be extended for five (5) days, ending Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.


All interested candidates must be registered voters of the City of Burlingame at the time nomination papers are issued, must be 18 years of age or older, and must be residents of the State of California at least 29 days before the election date of November 3, 2015.


The City of Burlingame charges a $25 filing fee. There is also a charge for the County's cost for printing the Candidate Statement in the sample ballot.


Nomination papers for the elected positions of City Councilmember must be obtained from the City Clerk's office, 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame.


The last day to register to vote for the November 3, 2015 election is Monday, October 19, 2015. Voter registration forms are available at City Hall, 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame.


For further information, please contact City Clerk Mary Ellen Kearney at 650-558-7203 or

EventsEvents Around Town
Music in the Park Starts this Weekend
Sundays from  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Washington Park, 850 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame

The City of Burlingame, in partnership with Veolia Water, presents its Music in the Park series at Washington Park starting this weekend!  This is a free event. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase at the event.  This year's bands include:

July 5th
90's Rock

July 12th
The Peelers
Top 40

July 19th
Santana Tribute

July 26th
Beatles Tribute
"Get Ready" Disaster Preparedness Class
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Town of Hillsborough, Council Chambers at 1600 Floribunda Ave.

This basic disaster preparedness class will teach you how to prepare yourself, your family, home and workplace for a major disaster. The information provided will allow you to help yourself, rather than needing help, following a disaster.

Course instructors are experienced staff of the Central County Fire Department which serves the Cities of Burlingame and Millbrae and Town of Hillsborough. 

Pre-registration required: Please email or call Lisa Bartolo at the Central County Fire Department at or (650) 558-7668.  This class if offered for free to all Burlingame, Hillsborough and Millbrae residents.

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

Two New Peninsula Art Museum Exhibits in July
Wednesdays through Sundays, July 19 - September 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Peninsula Museum of Art at 1777 California Dr., Burlingame

The Peninsula Art Museum has announced two new July exhibits. " Homecoming" is a woodcuts exhibit by David Tim and " House/Work" is a mixed media exhibit by Marianne Lettieri.  An opening reception will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 19.  For more information, visit or call (650) 692-2101.
2nd Band Added! Free Live Music
Friday, July 3 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sharp Trio playing at the intersection of Park Rd. and Burlingame Ave. (under the pergola)
AstraLogik playing at 347 Primrose Rd

Come downtown and enjoy some live music hosted by the Burlingame Downtown Business Improvement District. We have added a second location at 347 Primrose Road, where AstraLogik will be playing from 5:30 - 8:30pm.  A Sharp Trio will be performing on Burlingame Ave at Park Road (under the pergola) at the same time!  

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