For the Record
Have you heard something related to the City around town, on social media, or in the newspaper, and want to know if it's true? The City of Burlingame's "For the Record" Page is dedicated to providing residents the facts about varying issues and concerns of broad interest within the Burlingame community.
When misinformation about important City projects or programs is widely disseminated in the community, the City will respond with available information and post it here.
If you'd heard a rumor that is not addressed here and would like more information from the City, email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Landscaping Businesses During Shelter in Place Order
Grand Princess Cruise Ship Passengers
What we are hearing: Grand Princess cruise ship passengers are being secretly quarantined in Burlingame hotels.
Here's the truth: The City of Burlingame has not secretly harbored cruise ship passengers in Burlingame hotels. The City of San Carlos has publicly acknowledged that Grand Princess passengers will be quarantined in San Carlos. Click here to view their press release.
Washington Park Safety
What we are hearing: There have been many muggings in Washington Park.
Here's the truth: One mugging has been reported to the Burlingame Police Department this year.
On February 28, 2020, Burlingame Police received reports of a robbery or "mugging" in Washington Park. The incident occurred at 7:15 p.m. along the path that runs north of the tennis courts. The victim was a 13 year old Burlingame Intermediate School student. He was approached by four juveniles who demanded his cellphone. When the victim refused, the assailants punched him several times, grabbed the phone, and fled on foot to the east. In addition to this reported mugging, there have been a few recent fights at Washington Park involving local high school students.
These types of incidents can make the park feel unsafe. The Police Department is taking the following actions:
1. In recent years, the police sub-station was moved to the Recreation Center. An officer and police vehicle will now be parked there.
2. The Police Department will be stationing its School Resource Office in the Park for approximately one hour at the end of the school day so that students will feel safe walking through the park after school.
3. Police Community Resource Officers will be monitoring and conducting walking checks of the park around sundown (when a majority of issues are taking place).
4. Police patrol officers will be monitoring and conducting walking checks of the park at all times throughout the day and night.
These activities will continue through the foreseeable future in hopes of alleviating the problem activity.
Please remember that sharing experiences on Nextdoor and other social media is not the same as reporting an incident to the police. Please report incidents directly to the Burlingame Police Department at 911 or 650-777-4100.
Click here to view the Police blotter and crime map statistics.
A police icon has been added to the accessBurlingame app so users can quickly call the Burlingame Police Department. Click here to get the app.
What we are hearing: The City can view all conversations between residents on Nextdoor.
Here's the truth: The City cannot view conversations between residents on Nextoor.
The City of Burlingame is a public agency on Nextdoor. As a public agency, City staff may post messages, view responses, and receive private messages from residents. The City cannot view conversations between residents.
Click here to learn more about Nextdoor’s policy about conversations between residents.
As a reminder, members of the City Council are not considered staff. They are residents of Burlingame, and Nextdoor’s agency rules do not apply to residents. Click here to learn about the Burlingame City Council.
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