Offering the best of both worlds, Burlingame strikes the perfect balance between small town charm and word class offerings. From recreation and emergency safety information, to bill payment and transportation options, residents can find answers to many questions right here.
Location, advantage and opportunity.
Burlingame’s businesses are an integral part of the community. Strategically positioned with an extensive shoreline on San Francisco Bay, an accessible network of three highways, and an array of public transportation options, success begins here.
Let’s work together.
Our council-manager form of government is accessible and responsive. Learn about how to participate in council or commission meetings, reach out to council members or contact a city department right here.
Expertise. Dedication. Integrity.
Burlingame has a reputation as a well-managed city with a focus on providing superior service to the community. The city’s departments and divisions all deliver high-quality services that enhance the quality of life for citizens.
The Finance Department manages all financial affairs of the City. The fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30, and many of the duties of the Department are performed on an annual cycle. Governments use fund accounting to ensure and demonstrate compliance with finance-related legal and accounting requirements. The City's 12 governmental funds include the General Fund, which is the general operating fund of the City. In addition, the City's business-type activities (largely utilities) are accounted for in six separate funds, and various Internal Service Funds are used to track and allocate the costs of certain City-wide services (such as insurance and maintenance programs) to all departments on a cost-reimbursement basis.