Council Achievements

During the past few years, the City of Burlingame and the Burlingame City Council have made some remarkable achievements.  Some of them include:

  • Received the Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers of America and Canada
  • Approved the Safeway development proposal
  • Completed the Burlingame Downtown Specific Plan
  • Completed community fundraising for Easton Branch for $73,000
  • Facilitated multiple meetings regarding High Speed Rail and advocating for underground alignment which would minimize community impacts
  • Received $562,000 award for Bicycle improvements and downtown streetscape improvements project
  • Completed the environmental certification of the Broadway/U.S. Highway 101 interchange project
  • Burlingame Downtown Specific Plan and Housing Element Plan Update was approved
  • Green initiatives:  Created green point checklists for construction projects
  • Park and Recreation Department increased the number of fitness classes offered by 45 percent to promote health and wellness in the Burlingame Community
  • Received $36 million in Measure A grant funds for the Broadway Interchange Project construction
  • Developed the Downtown Burlingame Avenue streetscape project design and construction planning. Received $600,000 in grants for the streetscape project.
  • Completed conversion of approximately 800 city owned streetlights to energy-saving LED lights
  • Began sharing fire administrative services with Millbrae and San Bruno Fire Departments
  • Approved Burlingame Point Project located on Airport Blvd. Consists of approximately 760,000 square feet of office or life science uses, retail and restaurant uses, improved Baytrail amenities and a recreational facility.
  • Banned the use of polystyrene food containers
  • Enacted leaf blower ordinance
  • Tightened wireless communication regulations
  • Researched parking lot development in downtown Burlingame

These are just a few accomplishments that have been achieved in the past couple years.  If you want to see a more completed list, please visit