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About City Council

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

 

Councilmembers:

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Madison Davis, Mayor


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)
• Brisbane Emergency Services Council
• 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)
• Affordable Housing Subcommittee
• Airport Noise Subcommittee
• School/City 2x2 Subcommittee 
• Education Subcommittee
• State Relations Ad Hoc Subcommittee
• History Subcommittee
• Public Art Advisory Committee
• Cannabis Issues Ad Hoc
• Luna Fest Film Festival Ad Hoc
• Star City Music Festival Ad Hoc Subcommittee
• Liaison to Parks and Recreation Commission
• Home For All – Council Assignment
• Public Information/Technology Subcommittee
 

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Terry O'Connell, Mayor Pro-Tempore


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, Representative
• Airport Community Roundtable
• Association of Bay Area Governments
• League of CA. Cities
• Brisbane Baylands Community Advisory Group (BBCAG)
• North County Fire Authority Board of Directors/Fire Services
• Caltrain Modernization Local Policy Maker Group
• SMC Pre-Hospital EMS Group, Board of Directors (JPA-ALS Paramedic)
• Airport Noise Subcommittee
• Planning Issues Subcommittee
• Fiscal and Administrative Policy Subcommittee
• Infrastructure, Utilities & Franchise Subcommittee
• Cannabis Issues Ad Hoc
• Luna Fest Film Festival Ad Hoc
• Charter City Ad Hoc Subcommittee
• Sierra Point Design Guidelines Ad Hoc Subcommittee
• Liaison to Open Space and Ecology Committee
• Liaison to Planning Commission
 

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W. Clarke Conway, Councilmember


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:


• Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance (Alternate)
• Baylands Subcommittee
• Peninsula Clean Energy Board of Directors (Alternate)
• County Library JPA (Alternate), Liaison to Friends of Brisbane Library
• Health and Safety Subcommittee
• History Subcommittee
• Infrastructure, Utilities & Franchise Subcommittee
• Liaison to Complete Streets Safety Committee
• Library Stakeholders Group (Council Representative)
• State Relations Adhoc Subcommittee
• Charter City Ad Hoc Subcommittee
 

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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
• Fiscal and Administrative Policy Subcommittee
• Health & Safety Subcommittee
• Economic Development Subcommittee
• Planning Issues Subcommittee
• Public Art Advisory Committee
• 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 Ad Hoc Subcommittee
• Senior Outreach Ad Hoc Subcommittee
• Liaison to Complete Streets Safety Committee
• Liaison to Open Space and Ecology Committee
 

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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, Representative
• Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance
• Housing Endowment & Regional Trust Member Agency Member
• Caltrain Modernization Local Policy Maker Group (Alternate)
• Affordable Housing Subcommittee
• School/City 2x2 Subcommittee 
• Education Subcommittee
• Baylands Subcommittee
• Economic Development Subcommittee
• Crocker Park Noise Ad Hoc Subcommittee
• Star City Music Festival Ad Hoc Subcommittee
• Senior Outreach Ad Hoc Subcommittee
• Liaison to Planning Commission
• Sierra Point Design Guidelines Ad Hoc Subcommittee
• Home For All – Council Assignment