April 2016

Please join me this Friday morning for coffee and conversation at Il Piccolo.  Also, a few other noteworthy updates: 

1) Coffee and Conversation with Emily this Friday:
  • Friday, April 29th, 8:30 a.m. @ Il Piccolo Caffe, 1219 Broadway Avenue: I've reserved the back section of Il Piccolo Caffe for this gathering. Please join me for a brief update on city issues, but mostly for Q&A about topics on your mind. Bring a friend, and I look forward to seeing you there!

2) Upcoming meetings:

  • City Council Study Session regarding Parking Lot E, Monday, May 2nd, 5:30 p.m. @ City Hall, Council Chambers: Join the discussion about possible development in Parking Lot E, adjacent to the former post office between Park and Lorton.  This meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday, but please check the city's website to confirm the agenda here.  
  • Envision Burlingame General Plan Community Workshop #2, Saturday, May 21st, 10am-1pm at the Burlingame Recreation Center. Voice your opinion about different land use alternatives for each neighborhood in Burlingame. This is an interactive, drop-in, family-friendly event.

3) Useful info:

  • Broadway Grade Separation Study (how the train meets traffic) FAQ and presentation.  If you missed the third community meeting on 3/31, you can still learn about the city's long-term plan to improve safety and congestion at this intersection.  Read the FAQ, provide feedback, and watch 3D animations for the two remaining (of six) design alternatives here on the city's project page.

4) Best of Burlingame Spotlight:

  • Special thanks to Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) for helping our city place third in a state-wide competition where residents tracked and reduced their carbon footprint, and earned prize money for sustainability projects in Burlingame.  Jeff Londer, Mike McCord, and Steve Cady of the CEC accepted Burlingame's "Cool California City" award last week in Sacramento at the Green California Summit. Congratulations! 

Please email me your ideas to improve this newsletter -- it's a work in progress!  Also, keep in touch with me about your areas of passion -- whether related to transportation, housing, development, business, seniors, parks, infrastructure, trees, etc. I look forward to hearing from you and I hope to see you on Friday morning.