About City Council

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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 and Parks, Beaches, and Recreation Commission.

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

To view previous City Council Agendas, Minutes, and Videos of Past Meetings, click here.

Councilmembers:

Clifford R. Lentz, Mayor

Elected: 11/09, 11/13
Term Expires: Dec. 2017
(415) 467-7041
clifflentz@sbcglobal.net

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

  • Affordable Housing Subcommittee
  • Airport Community Roundtable, Rep.
  • Association of Bay Area Governments
  • Baylands Subcommittee
  • Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan (Council Representative)
  • Brisbane Oversight Board
  • City/County Association of Governments, Alt.
  • City Sustainability Committee
  • Commute.org
  • Economic Development Subcommittee
  • Housing Endowment & Regional Trust (HEART) Member Agency Committee Member
  • League of California Cities
  • Liaison to Planning Commission
  • Sierra Point Design Guidelines Subcommittee (Ad Hoc)
 

Lori S. Liu, Mayor Pro Tem

Elected:  11/13
Term Expires: Dec. 2017
(415) 468-9156
loriliu@ci.brisbane.ca.us

  • Airport Community Roundtable, Alt.
  • Association of Bay Area Governments
  • Peninsula Clean Energy Board of Directors - City's Representative
  • County Library JPA, Liaison with Friends of the Brisbane Library/Brisbane Archives & History
  • Economic Development Subcommittee
  • Fiscal and Administrative Policy Subcommittee
  • Health & Safety Subcommittee
  • League of California Cities
  • Liaison to Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Liaison with Chamber of Commerce Business Relations
  • Library Stakeholders Group (Council Representative)
  • Public Information/Technology Subcommittee
  • School/City Subcommittee 2x2

 

W. Clarke Conway, Councilmember

Elected: 11/93, 11/97, 11/05, 11/09, 11/13
Term Expires: Dec. 2017
(415) 467-3327
cconway@ci.brisbane.ca.us

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

  • Baylands Subcommittee
  • Brisbane Baylands Community Advisory Group (BBCAG)
  • Commute.org
  • County Library JPA, Liaison with Friends of the Brisbane Library/Brisbane Archives & History
  • Health and Safety Subcommittee
  • History Subcommittee
  • Infrastructure, Utilities & Franchise Subcommittee
  • Liaison to Complete Streets Safety Committee
  • Library Stakeholders Group (Council Representative)
  • San Mateo County Emergency Services Council
  • SMC Pre-Hospital EMS Group, Board of Directors (JPA-ALS Paramedic)
  • School/City Subcommittee 2x2

 

Madison Davis, Councilmember

Elected: 11/15
Term Expires: Dec. 2019
(415) 706-5276
madisondavis@ci.brisbane.ca.us

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

  • Affordable Housing Subcommittee
  • Airport Land Use Committee, Alt.
  • History Subcommittee
  • Liaison to Complete Streets Safety Committee
  • Liaison to Open Space and Ecology Committee
  • Liaison to Parks and Recreation Commission
  • North County Fire Authority Board of Directors/Fire Services (JPA Board)
  • Public Information/Technology Subcommittee
  Photo to come

Terry O'Connell, Councilmember

Elected: 11/11
Term Expires: Dec. 2019
(415) 308-7019
terryoconnell@ci.brisbane.ca.us

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

  • Airport Land Use Committee, Rep.
  • Brisbane Baylands Community Advisory Group (BBCAG)
  • City/County Association of Governments, Rep.
  • Fiscal and Administrative Policy Subcommittee
  • Infrastructure, Utilities & Franchise Subcommittee
  • Liaison to Open Space and Ecology Committee
  • Liaison to Planning Commission
  • North County Fire Authority Board of Directors/Fire Services
  • Sierra Point Design Guidelines Subcommittee (Ad Hoc)
  • Peninsula Clean Energy Board of Directors - City's Alternate Representative