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October 05, 2013

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Holyroller

Thank you Joe.
I for one think it is great that you have your finger on the Pulse of all the issues that face The City of Burlingame.
Business owners, renter's, homeownwers, and the Rollins Road Ghetto are things that Candidates are talking about
Welcome home.
We missed you.

Anne

I second Holyroller's comment. Thank you both. Holy, we often disagree but not this time.

Joanne

Speaking of Rollins Road Ghetto when is the city going to clean up that area?? Or at least make the absentee landlords more responsible for the upkeep of their properties.

And is all that litter flying over from the 7-11?

Mark

Does anyone ever wonder why real estate values in Burlingame are 20%-40% versus cities right next door? It's because people like the small-town feel that Burlingame has to offer. Why would anyone want to have the same type of Millbrae or San Mateo condos that are nothing but eyesores? Think that schools are why? Well why are the schools so good? Because real estate in a desirable area goes up thereby resulting in self-selection. So yes, the trees, the schools nestled in the middle of neighborhoods, the diverse population (50+% rent), the quaint downtown, beautiful neighborhoods etc are all part of it. Why anyone would want to change a perfect recipe is beyond me and will only backfire. Some of the existing city council members as well the candidates simply don't get it and are living in a pro-transit high density fantasy land without critically examining what makes Burlingame so special and why that should be maintained and preserved rather than changed.

Greg

Third.

Pete Garrison

From WSJ 10.11.13:

In Portland Oregon, homes with street trees sold for 7k plus on average and 1.7 days more quickly.

Sale premium was like adding 129 square feet.

Street trees resulted in an extra 19.9k in neighborhood house sales.

Hooray for Burlingame City of Trees and hooray for council candidates who value our small-town feel.


patrick

The Rollins road ghetto has been there for the 44 years I have lived here. During that time, city was divided by the train tracks and also by El Camino. Seems to still have those same tracks for quite some time. Seems like the #1 concern of people on here is property value. Had a real estate agent on my mothers doorstep 4 days after she died. Oh how things have changed in this city.

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