May 2018

Here are some noteworthy discussions during the busy month of May!

  • Monday, 5/7: City Council will consider extending our bike-share pilot program and receive a Post Office project update
  • Wednesday, 5/10: Annual Budget meeting 
  • Thursday, 5/10: Bay Area Bike to Work Day
  • Thursday, 5/10: Traffic, Safety, & Parking Commission discussion (continued) about a potential east/west Burlingame shuttle 
  • Thursday, 5/17: SamTrans Get Us Moving San Mateo County Town Hall in Burlingame
  • Wednesday, 5/23: Lyon Hoag Neighborhood Meeting
  • Friday, 6/1: Coffee and Conversation with Emily at Il Piccolo Caffe
  • Please participate in Burlingame's Parks Master Plan online survey 
  • Coming soon: TopGolf update; date and time TBA 

1) City Council Meetings, City Hall, 501 Primrose Road, detailed agendas posted here.

Monday, 5/7/18, 7:00 PM. During tonight's regular meeting, City Council will:

  • Receive a report about LimeBike's 6-month pilot program, and consider staff's recommendation to extend the pilot program through December 2018.  If you have opinions you'd like to share with our City Council, please email council@burlingame.org 
  • Receive an update about the Post Office project and consider an extension of the Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Burlingame Park Square, LLC.  Note this is not a discussion about the specifics of the proposed design.  
  • Review the City's fee policy and set a future public hearing date for our updated Master Fee Schedule.

Wednesday, 5/9/18, City Council's annual budget meeting will start at 6:30 PM.

2)  Bay Area Bike to Work Day, Thursday, 5/10/18

  • Please help reduce congestion and improve air quality on Bike to Work Day!  Did you know 60% of Burlingame's greenhouse gas emissions are generated by transportation?  Whether you bike to Caltrain, BART, SamTrans, or even for your entire commute, give biking a try and leave your car behind on Thursday. Learn more about Bike to Work Day here.  

  • Please thank volunteers from Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame and our City's BPAC (Bike Pedestrian Advisory Committee) who will staff your energizer station at Burlingame Caltrain during the morning commute. In appreciation of your effort, they will give a free goodie bag and breakfast snacks to anyone with a bike. Thanks also to Silicon Valley Bicycle CoalitionCommute.org (our county's FREE shuttle manager) and corporate sponsors for making this important regional event possible.  

3)  Traffic Safety and Parking Commission Meeting, Thursday, 5/10/18, 7:00 PM, City Hall, 501 Primrose Road

  • On Thursday, May 10th, our City's Traffic Safety and Parking Commission (TSPC) will continue their discussion about the feasibility of an East-West community shuttle within Burlingame. Please send written comments before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 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!

4)  SamTrans "Get Us Moving" Town Hall, Thursday, 5/17, 6:30 PM, Burlingame Public Library, Lane Room  

  • Join the discussion and provide your input about strategies to address the County’s critical transportation needs.

  • Take the online "Budget Challenge" survey where members of the public create their own budget and spend $2.4 billion in potential transportation funding based on their own priorities. 

5)  Lyon Hoag Neighborhood Meeting, Wednesday, 5/23, 6:30 PM, location and details TBA 

  • Save the date for a neighborhood meeting to discuss traffic calming, parking, and development in this area of our City.  Standby for details regarding location, agenda, and format on the City's website.  

6) 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 matters to you. 

7) Burlingame Parks Master Plan Community Survey

  • Our Parks and Recreation Department is working with an expert consulting team to develop a Parks Master Plan.  This important document will guide future improvements to Burlingame's parks system.  We need your feedback to ensure the final document reflects community priorities, preferences, and values.  Please take this survey and help us understand how you use the parks, why you use them, and challenges and/or barriers you face to using them. Your input is invaluable. 

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

Warm regards,




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