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The City Council consists of five members, elected directly by the voters of the City of Brisbane to staggered terms of four years each.

 The general duties and responsibilities of the City Council are:

  1. As the legislative branch of the government, it makes final decisions on all major city matters.
  2. The Council adopts ordinances and resolutions necessary for efficient governmental operations, approves the budget, and acts as a board of appeals.
  3. It appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, and also the members of the City’s Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Open Space and Ecology Committee, and Complete Streets Safety Committee.

The City Council meets regularly on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane.

To contact the Council, please e-mail to: CouncilMembers@brisbaneca.org.  This e-mail address is delivered to all Councilmembers and the City Clerk.  E-mails sent and responded to through this address or individual e-mail addresses may be considered public records under applicable state and federal laws.

View previous City Council Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Video Recordings

View Council's 2018 Workplan (Last updated: 3/2/2018)

 

Councilmembers:

 

W. Clarke Conway, Mayor

Elected: 11/93, 11/97, 11/05, 11/09, 11/13, 11/17
Term Expires: Dec. 2020
(415) 298-0142
cconway@ci.brisbane.ca.us

The Commissions, Subcommittees, Boards and Associations Clarke serves on as Brisbane's representative:

  • Association of Bay Area Governments

  • League of California Cities

  • Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance (Alternate)

  • Baylands Subcommittee

  • Peninsula Clean Energy Board of Directors (Alternate)

  • County Library JPA (Alternate), Liaison to Friends of the Brisbane Library

  • Health and Safety Subcommittee

  • History Subcommittee

  • Infrastructure, Utilities & Franchise Subcommittee

  • Liaison to Complete Streets Safety Committee

  • Library Stakeholders Group (Council Representative)

  • School/City 2x2 Subcommittee

  • State Relations Adhoc Subcommittee

Madison Davis, Mayor Pro-Tempore

Elected: 11/15
Term Expires: Dec. 2019
(415) 609-0431
madisondavis@ci.brisbane.ca.us

The Commissions, Subcommittees, Boards and Associations Madison serves on as Brisbane's representative:

  • Airport Land Use Committee (Alternate)
  • Airport Community Roundtable (Alternate)
  • Peninsula Clean Energy Board of Directors - City's Representative
  • Association of Bay Area Governments
  • City/County Association of Governments (Alternate)
  • Brisbane Baylands Community Advisory Group (BBCAG)
  • League of California Cities
  • North County Fire Authority Board of Directors/Fire Services (JPA Board)
  • Fiscal and Administrative Policy Subcommittee
  • Public Art Subcommittee
  • Affordable Housing Subcommittee
  • Economic Development Subcommittee
  • Airport Noise Subcommittee
  • State Relations Adhoc Subcommittee
  • History Subcommittee
  • Star City Music Festival Adhoc Subcommittee
  • Liaison to Complete Streets Safety Committee
  • Liaison to Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Public Information/Technology Subcommittee
  • SMC Pre-Hospital EMS Group, Board of Directors (JPA-ALS Paramedic)
 

Karen Cunningham, Councilmember

Elected:  11/17
Term Expires: Dec. 2020
(415) 312-2662
kcunningham@ci.brisbane.ca.us

The Commissions, Subcommittees, Boards and Associations Karen serves on as Brisbane's representative:

  • San Mateo County Emergency Services Council
  • County Library JPA, Liaison to the Friends of the Brisbane Library
  • Health & Safety Subcommittee
  • Liaison to Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Liaison with Chamber of Commerce Business Relations
  • Library Stakeholders Group (Council Representative)
  • Public Information/Technology Subcommittee
  • Crocker Park Noise Adhoc Subcommittee
  • Senior Outreach Adhoc Subcommittee
  • Planning Issues Subcommittee
  • Public Art Subcommittee
  • Liaison to Open Space and Ecology Committee
  • Chair of CERT's (Community Emergency Response Team)
 

Clifford R. Lentz, Councilmember

Elected: 11/09, 11/13, 11/17
Term Expires: Dec. 2020
(415) 467-7041
clifflentz@ci.brisbane.ca.us

The Commissions, Subcommittees, Boards and Associations Cliff serves on as Brisbane's representative:

  • City/County Association of Governments, Rep.
  • Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance
  • Housing Endowment & Regional Trust Member Agency Committee Member
  • Brisbane Oversight Board
  • Affordable Housing Subcommittee
  • Baylands Subcommittee
  • Economic Development Subcommittee
  • School/City 2x2 Subcommittee
  • Crocker Park Noise Adhoc Subcommittee
  • Star City Music Festival Adhoc Subcommittee
  • Senior Outreach Adhoc Subcommittee
  • Liaison to Planning Commission
  • Sierra Point Design Guidelines Adhoc Subcommittee
 

Terry O'Connell, Councilmember

Elected: 11/11, 11/15
Term Expires: Dec. 2019
(415) 583-5518
terryoconnell@ci.brisbane.ca.us

The Commissions, Subcommittees, Boards and Associations Terry serves on as Brisbane's representative:

  • Airport Land Use Committee, Rep.
  • Airport Community Roundtable
  • Brisbane Baylands Community Advisory Group (BBCAG)
  • North County Fire Authority Board of Directors/Fire Services
  • Caltrain Modernization Local Policy Maker Group
  • Airport Noise Subcommittee
  • Planning Issues Subcommittee
  • Fiscal and Administrative Policy Subcommittee
  • Infrastructure, Utilities & Franchise Subcommittee
  • Liaison to Open Space and Ecology Committee
  • Liaison to Planning Commission
  • Sierra Point Design Guidelines Adhoc Subcommittee