April 2018

Happy Spring!  Here are some City highlights in the weeks ahead: 

  • Wednesday, 4/11: Senior Listening Session with Councilmembers Emily Beach & Ricardo Ortiz
  • Thursday, 4/12: Traffic, Safety, & Parking Commission: gauging community interest for an east/west Burlingame shuttle 
  • Saturday, 4/28: Burlingame Community Discussion about Housing, Part Two
  • Wednesday, 5/2: Annual Joint Meeting with City Council & Planning Commission 
  • Friday, 6/1 Save the Date: Coffee and Conversation with Emily at Il Piccolo Caffe
  • Read my recent Daily Journal Op-Ed entitled "Sustainable Transportation Solutions"

1) Senior Listening Session, Wednesday, 4/11, 10:00-11:00 AM, Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue

  • We invite Seniors in our community to our City's third Senior Listening Session. Councilmember Ricardo Ortiz and I look forward to answering your questions, listening to concerns, and discussing current local government issues.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to 650-558-7300.

2)  Traffic Safety and Parking Commission Meeting, Thursday, 4/12/18, 7:00 PM, City Hall, 501 Primrose Road

  • On Thursday, April 12, the City's Traffic Safety and Parking Commission (TSPC) will discuss the feasibility of an East-West community shuttle within Burlingame. Whether or not you can attend the meeting, I encourage you to review the presentation which can be found under item 6d on the agenda here.  Written comments should be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 to Senior Engineer Andrew Wong at awong@burlingame.org. 

  • Did you know Burlingame currently has five free public shuttles?  Routes include Burlingame Avenue and Broadway business districts, Millbrae & Burlingame train stations, and our Bayfront.  Visit our City's website for more information and detailed timetables -- and share this info with your teens and neighbors. Shuttles are a great way to reduce car congestion and provide mobility independence, but we need to use them!

3)  Community Discussion about Housing: Saturday, 4/28, 10:00 AM -12:00 noon, Masonic Lodge, 145 Park Road 

  • Learn more about this housing initiative on the City's website.

  • Our City's second community meeting in the "Burlingame Talks Together About Housing" series will take place on Saturday, April 28. The meeting will allow a broad cross-section of people who live and work in Burlingame to talk about the community's housing issues and to share ideas.  New and returning participants are encouraged to attend. There will be a mix of short presentations and small-group discussions. Please RSVP to this free event here.  

  • This 4/28 meeting builds upon the input received at the first "Burlingame Talks" meeting held on February 10th.  Read highlights from February's discussion in this document

4)  Annual Joint Meeting of Burlingame City Council & Planning Commission, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6:00-9:00 PM, Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue 

  • Join us for a discussion with Burlingame Planning Commissioners about housing, development, and recent State legislation that significantly reduces our local control. On a related note, the draft Environmental Impact Report for our City's updated General Plan is currently underway.  Stay tuned for upcoming public discussions about potential housing and commercial growth in Burlingame coming this spring.  

5) Coffee and Conversation with Emily, Friday, 6/1, 8:30-9:30 AM, Il Piccolo Caffe, 1219 Broadway

  • Save the date: join me at one of my favorite hang-outs, Il Piccolo Caffe, for conversation and Q&A about local policy issues.  Bring your questions and concerns about our City -- and bring a friend!  Coffee and refreshments provided at no taxpayer expense. This is one of my favorite ways to communicate with residents and stay grounded in what really matters to you. 

6) Sustainable Transportation Solutions, Emily's recent Daily Journal Op-Ed 

I hope you enjoy this opinion piece I wrote about the importance of prioritizing pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure investments in our region.  You can read it here (my website) or here the (Daily Journal online.) 

Thanks for your ongoing support and engagement!  Remember you can view City Council's upcoming meeting agendas, supporting materials, and past recordings here on our City's website.  

Warm regards,




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