March 14, 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Dear Friends,

Please stay healthy, safe, and calm as together we manage the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Burlingame.  To help inform our community, we've recorded the following video messages, so please take a moment to view when you can:   

Mayor's message in English

Mayor and Councilmember Ortiz's message in Spanish

Visit the City's dedicated COVID-19 webpage for up-to-date information about impacts and closures here in Burlingame, plus links to San Mateo County Health resources.  

Important Upcoming Dates:

• Burlingame City Council Meeting, Monday, 3/16/20.  Residents can read our agenda and watch our meeting online here at or on television: Comcast Channel 27, Wave Channel 26, and AT&T Channel 99. We encourage participants to remain at home and email their comments either ahead of time or during the meeting to [email protected] -- and our staff will read the comments out loud.  In the event members of the public want to attend in person, we have safety protocols planned to make sure everyone in attendance keeps a safe distance from one another.  

Monday, 3/16/20 City Council agenda topics include:
- COVID-19 update
- Community benefit zoning for Burlingame's Bayfront

- HouseKeys, Inc: administrator of Burlingame's below-market rate housing stock
- City Council district elections in Burlingame
- Workplan for small-cell wireless infrastructure 

•  Thursday, 4/16/20: Caltrans' El Camino Real Roadway Renewal Project Scoping Meeting: tentative location and time scheduled for 6-8 p.m. @ Burlingame Recreation Center. 

•  April 22-26: The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day takes place on 4/22/20!  Help us celebrate throughout the week -- learn more here.   

•  Saturday, 5/2/20, Joint Planning Commission and City Council Annual Meeting, from 9 a.m.-12 noon @ Lane Room, Burlingame Public Library.  

•  Coffee & Conversation with Emily (informal Q&A about topics on your mind)
   On hold until further notice due to COVID-19 safety.  

Coming this spring to City Council, dates TBA: Lyon Hoag final traffic study report, Minimum Wage Ordinance, Cellphone Emission Warning Ordinance, Short-Term Rentals, New Development Reach Codes.  

View our City Council meeting video recordings and review our agendas here to confirm the date, time, and detailed meeting content. 


Take care, keep in touch, and stay healthy.  If you send me an email message, I appreciate your patience with my reply.  These are very busy times indeed.

Warmest regards always,

Emily Beach 
Mayor, City of Burlingame 

P.S. You can read my past newsletters and learn about upcoming events at