June 2017

Here are a few important community discussions that will take place in the month ahead:

  • Monday, 6/5 at Burlingame City Hall: future affordable senior/workforce housing and new parking garage on downtown parking lots F&N, plus a public hearing for a new commercial development fee
  • Monday, 6/5 at Redwood City's City Hall: California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Community Meeting to discuss the U.S. Route 101 Managed Lane Project in San Mateo County to improve congestion on 101
  • Near future June/July discussions at Burlingame City Hall: possible local revenue measure, Burlingame Avenue Eucalyptus Tree update, Mills Canyon update
  • Friday, 8/25: Coffee and Conversation with Emily at Il Piccolo Cafe


1)  Burlingame City Council Meeting, Monday, 6/5, City Hall, 501 Primrose Road

  • 5:30 p.m. Study Session in Conference Room A: City Council will meet with the developer to discuss our community's vision for below market rate senior/workforce housing and a new parking garage on downtown parking lots F&N.  The City set this project in motion in 2015.

  • 7:00 p.m. our regular meeting agenda includes a public hearing for a Commercial Linkage Fee Ordinance.  These fees are collected when the City issues building permits for commercial development projects.  Fees may be used to invest in, retain, or create affordable housing. 

2)   U.S. 101 Managed Lane Project hosted by Caltrans, Monday, 6/5, 6:30 p.m., Redwood City’s City Hall, 1071 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA

  • The US 101 Managed Lane Project aims to reduce congestion along the heavily-traveled 101 corridor between Interstate 380 and Santa Clara County by encouraging carpooling and transit use, and making use of the latest in traffic management technology. Some of the measures under consideration include converting existing HOV lanes to express lanes, adding new HOV or express lanes between Whipple Road and Interstate 380, and removing and replacing existing auxiliary lanes between interchanges. This is an important opportunity to hear feedback from the community about alternatives under consideration.  Learn more about the project on the Caltrans website.

3)   I invite you to monitor our regular meeting agendas for 6/19 and 7/3 to confirm the date, time, and location for these upcoming discussions.  In an effort not to overwhelm your email inbox, I will publish confirmed dates on my website's "news" page and Facebook page rather than send an additional newsletter this month. Coming soon to City Hall:

  • Discussion about a possible local revenue measure
  • Burlingame Avenue Eucalyptus Tree update following 2017 winter storms
  • Mills Canyon update

4)  Coffee and Conversation with Emily, Friday, 8/25 from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Il Piccolo Cafe, 1219 Broadway 

  • My next constituent coffee will take place on Friday morning, 8/25 to accommodate different preferences for weekday vs. weekend gatherings.  Join me for conversation and Q&A about city topics on your mind.  

Remember you can view City Council's meeting agendas, supporting materials, and recordings on the City's website.  Wishing a happy and safe summer to all!