Efficient and Sustainable Municipal Operations
The City of Burlingame Public Works Department maintains systems for water supply and delivery, wastewater collection and treatment, and stormwater drainage and flood control. The City participates in a joint powers authority (JPA) for solid waste and recycling services, and revists agreements with services providers on a regular basis to ensure community needs and objectives are being met. The City is committed to providing high service levels through its own operations and for contract services.
Ensure the provision of adequate, efficient, and sustainable municipal operations to ensure long-term, high-quality utility services for Burlingame residents, institutions, and businesses.
Ensure that public facilities and infrastructure are located, designed, and maintained so that noise, light, glare, or odors associated with these facilities will not adversely affect nearby land uses, particularly residential areas. Require these facilities to use building and landscaping materials that are compatible with, or screen them from, neighboring properties.
§ Make purchasing decisions that minimize packaging and avoid waste. Implement recycling programs that reduce waste beyond State-mandated requirements.Implement municipal energy efficiency and conservation practices that reduce water, electricity and natural gas use.Run fleet operations in a manner that reduces the consumption of non-renewable energy sources. Ensure that new City facilities incorporate low-impact development stormwater management practices.
Require coordination of construction activity between various providers, particularly in City facilities and rights-of-way, to ensure that the community is not unnecessarily inconvenienced. Require that providers maintain adequate space for all utilities when planning and constructing their infrastructure.