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Report a Power Outage
It is critical for us to be able to provide PG&E with an accurate report of outages and their impact on our community. Since August of 2013 the City of Burlingame has taken over the responsibility of collecting data on power outages. If you have experienced an outage, please enter the details in their Power Outage Form. You can also use this form to report tree trimming and customer service problems.
I believes that the strength of democracy depends on well-informed citizens who actively participate in government. My key priorities for Burlingame are:
One thing I learned at a civic engagement seminar is that, in order to make a difference, civic engagement needs to be connected to government. Otherwise, it probably won’t change the status quo.
You can read what Burlingame is doing to foster civic engagement here.
Public engagement enhances government’s effectiveness and improves the quality of its decisions.
The Neighborhood Network program encourages citizens to work cooperatively in neighborhood teams to prepare for disasters. In the process of getting better acquainted, neighbors are inspired to plan other events such as block parties and holiday get-togethers. Their sense of community fosters a “Neighborhood Watch” awareness that helps prevent crime.
To learn more, click on "more" or contact Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 347-3576.
As a former PTA president and Honorary Life Member of the Lincoln PTA I have always been a strong supporter of schools and have helped on numerous school parcel tax campaigns, including many nights of phone banking.
Our city's finances are in excellent shape. To bring in more revenues, we’ve been aggressively courting businesses and it's working. Between 2009-10 and 2010-11, our sales tax revenues have increased 28 percent and our income from our local hotel tax has risen 29 percent. A number of new businesses have opened in Burlingame, including Nissan.
There is overwhelming evidence that our planet is undergoing significant changes that may compromise the future welfare of our children and grandchildren. We need to begin acting immediately to reduce carbon emissions and implement more sustainable practices.
Burlingame has already taken significant steps to “go green.” You can read more about the city’s progress to date on the city’s website and see why Burlingame was awarded a national environmental award in 2011. There is much more to be done.
In today’s tough economy, people are realizing that sharing saves time and money, helps the environment and creates lasting friendships. They’re sharing cars, bikes, tools, skills, gardens, tasks, clothing, housing, food, meals, loans, advice, child care, group purchases and much more.
Here’s what I learned at a conference on "The Sharing Revolution" hosted by Acterra last June in Mountain View.
We're all hearing a lot about America's obesity epidemic and accompanying increases in diabetes and other health problems. At a forum sponsored by San Mateo County, Loren Buddress learned that the basics of healthy eating are pretty simple. Read on to learn more.