MemorialDayMonday is Memorial Day
City offices will be closed on May 25

In observance of Memorial Day, the City of Burlingame remembers and honors the great men and women who gave their lives serving our country. We extend to each of them and their families, our deepest respect and gratitude.   
WaterReductionCouncil Urges Continued Water Use Reductions
Applauds 18% reduction to date

On April 1, 2015, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-29-15, requiring the first-ever statewide mandatory water reductions to reduce urban potable (drinking) water demand by a combined 25% statewide. On May 5, 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) adopted emergency regulations for all urban water suppliers (including the City of Burlingame) to meet the required 25% reduction. Based on its current level of water conservation efforts and per capita water consumption, Burlingame is required to reduce water use by 16% during the period of June 2015-February 2016 compared to the baseline water consumption period (June 2013-February 2014). The City has already conserved approximately 18% compared to the baseline period.


The City Council declared a water shortage on May 18, 2015 and formally implemented water conservation restrictions to meet the State mandate. As the City has already met its water use reduction requirement, it will focus on maintaining its current conservation levels but encourages its residents and businesses owners to conserve more when possible.

Visit for more information. You may also call our Water Conservation Hotline at (650) 558-7612 or email us at 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!

moviesVote For Your Favorite Flicks
Parks and Recreation introduces a new movie series

Due to the popularity of the "Summer Movies in the Park" series, the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is introducing a new, free special event: "Throwback Thursdays Movies Series".  On select Thursdays, starting this Fall 2015, we will be showing movies on our beautiful 30 foot inflatable screen (A BIG thanks to the Burlingame Mother's Club for the donation!). Our plan is to make this series a road show; the movies will be shown at various parks around Burlingame. The current Summer Movies Series will still be family friendly, however, if you need a good date night, or an evening out with friends, the Throwback Thursdays series will be your chance to have a fun night out in Burlingame, enjoying some classic movies.  
In order to play movies that Burlingame wants to see, we hope you will take two minutes to fill out our survey !  We are open for suggestions as well!  The deadline to respond to this survey is next Wednesday, May 27th. Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!
bla2015 Business Landscape Award
Submit your nominations to the Burlingame Beautification Commission

The Burlingame Beautification Commission is accepting applications for the 2015 Business Landscape Award.  The Business Landscape Award is presented annually to an occupied local business that has designed and landscaped their property to maintain and beautify the City of Burlingame.  The recipient receives an engraved plaque and an original watercolor done by famed local artist, Dale Perkins.  The nomination deadline is June 1, 2015.  Nomination forms can be found on the City of Burlingame website


libraryboardLibrary Board Opening
Application Deadline is June 19th

The City invites applicants to offer their interest, experience, and enthusiasm in service of their City.

Board members offer their ideas and recommendations to the City Council and staff in order to help them to make the finest, most informed decisions in the best interest of everyone living, working, and visiting our community.

At this time, the City is seeking to fill one vacant seat. The Council is likely to appoint the board member to the full three year term. Applications and a supplemental questionnaire are available on the City's website. Applications are due June 19, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. Please contact Ana Silva in the City Manager's Office at (650) 558-7204 with any questions.

ConserveHelp Conserve Water

If you want to report a water restriction violation or have any questions about water conservation, please call our Water Conservation Hotline at (650) 558-7612 or email us at
parkssavewaterKudos to the Parks and Recreation Department
Early water saving measures achieve 28% reduction

A recent City of Burlingame study of past water usage data shows the City's Parks and Recreation department reduced water use by 28% between 2013 and 2014.  This remarkable figure was achieved by implementing a variety of water conservation strategies across City parks, landscapes and medians. Thank you to the Parks and Recreation department for your proactive planning and forward thinking.

EventsEvents Around Town
Burlingame Hosts National Event
Divas Half Marathon and 5k Series

The Divas Half Marathon and 5k Series is the largest women's running/walking half-marathons series in the US. On May 29-31, 2015 we are, once again, bringing the weekend long event to the San Francisco Bay Area and will be hosting participants from across the nation. All runners will start and finish at Bayside Park in Burlingame. A free Health & Fitness Expo will also be taking place at the San Francisco Airport Marriott May 29& 30. The run event will include a 5k run/walk and a half marathon and will take place on May 31, 2015. For more information, visit

Bike to Shop and Save
Saturday, May 23

Bike to shop this Saturday, May 23 and receive special offers at participating local businesses on Burlingame Avenue and Broadway. Bike to Shop is meant to encourage cycling in the community as part of National Bike Month in May. Shopping by bike is a fun way to enjoy the weekend, exercise, take care of errands, support local businesses, and take advantage of special offers.


For a list of participating business visit

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

The San Mateo Bridge will be closed for repaving from 10:00 p.m. Friday through 5:00 a.m. Monday with some eastbound lanes closing as early as 7:00 p.m. Friday.  Plan accordingly and drive safely this weekend!

           Shop Burlingame - your tax dollars support City services!

- a message from the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce