Burlingame residents and business owners are passionate about their community, and the City has created an environment in which the public feels engaged and included. Residents have dubbed this “The Burlingame Way.” As needed to address pressing community issues, working groups are formed to map out solutions and plans. This approach has been used to design a new train station platform, create the Downtown Specific Plan, and most notably, craft this General Plan. Burlingame’s governance structure will continue to be open and participatory, promoting respectful public discourse and democratic processes. The following goal and policies bolster established public engagement mechanisms and ensure inclusive decision-making processes that bring diverse people together in meaningful ways.
Maintain an environment that promotes and encourages productive public discourse.