March 29, 2016
I invite you to an important community meeting this week and my upcoming coffee at Il Piccolo:
1) Broadway Grade Separation (how the train meets traffic) Community Meeting #3: this Thursday, 3/31/16 at 6:30 p.m., Burlingame Public Library, Lane Community Room, 480 Primrose Road
Note, this meeting is about the railroad crossing at Broadway, not the overpass currently under construction. Learn about the Broadway grade separation study intended to improve the safety and congestion at this intersection. Staff will answer questions and present 3D animations for the two remaining (of six) alternatives studied. Provide your feedback and help determine if there is a community preference for one of the designs.
Greetings Frirends --
Just a quick note to update you on a few City Hall topics:
1) I invite you to attend the Joint Meeting with our City Council and Planning Commission, Saturday 3/19/16 @ Lane Community Room, Burlingame Public Library, 9:00-12:00 noon.
- We'll hear an update on Burlingame's General Plan and the important work being done by our Community Advisory Committee. We'll discuss their progress and the long-term vision for how Burlingame should grow and change over the next 25 years. Our general plan will have a powerful long-term impact on our city, so please join the dialogue. Mark your calendar for a community-wide workshop on 5/21.
- Peninsula Health Care District (PHCD) will also present an update on its master plan, which includes a vision for a future wellness community on PHCD property near Mills-Peninsula hospital.
2) Recent developments:
- Burlingame (along with every other city in San Mateo County) voted to join Peninsula Clean Energy, a community choice energy program that pools our collective demand to purchase greener energy. I encourage you to learn more about it at peninsulacleanenergy.com. Initial customer enrollment is scheduled to begin in October 2016.
FEMA flood zone maps: the Federal Emergency Management Agency's new proposed flood insurance rate map will affect additional residents and businesses in 2017. If you receive a written notification about your residential or business property, please explore discounted insurance plans referenced in the letter that will be available for a limited time only.
- The City will begin polling this spring to understand our community's receptivity to a possible future tax measure to help fund capital improvements.