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September 07, 2017

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Thomas Hornblower

The Burlingame City Council election is no different than the presidential election we just had, there's no-one worth voting for.

1 District = 1 City Council Seat Makes Sense

Too bad the majority rules, with 100% Democrats on the council, despite thousands of Republicans living in Burlingame...

There's a law by which city council members may not receive honorariums for speaking to special interest groups or may not otherwise receive payments from groups that they could then later use as if the money was just their personal funds.

Too bad this doesn't get followed and thus $20K is really the min in the typical council election.

hollyroller@gmail.com

I appreciate anyone who wants to contribute to their community government time, and little or no thanks.
I do not care for Elder Brownrigg, however, I applaud his contribution to The City of Burlingame.
Who are the other candidates/hero's?

Beenhereforever

And I love that the Keighran sign war has begun. Everywhere you see a Brownrigg or Ortiz or Duncan sign, you will be certain to find one of those gaudy purple and pink signs right alongside. It's unreal and so ridiculous anyway, because it's a stupid election with no competition. But Keighran will keep covering the town in her ugly signs no matter what.
I vote for Duncan. New blood has to to better than old.

Laura

As I drive or walk downtown these days, and look up at the medical building being constructed on California, my heart sinks for what was Burlingame. This is Michael Brownriggs vision for Burlingame. Monstrosities such as that one, up and down the Avenue. Unfortunately, no one is running that will push back against it.

Beenhereforever

And Keighran as well, let us not forget. Construction through and through. They have no idea about the Burlingame of old, nor do they have any desire to keep it quaint. Wait, keep it quaint? Already lost. But they will remain and keep up the deconstruction of our sweet city.

Joe

Here is the Daily Journal's warm-up reporting piece prior to the editorial endorsement piece:

Like many cities on the Peninsula, Burlingame is transitioning from a sleepy residential suburb to a more vibrant urban setting and that shift invites an unfamiliar set of challenges for those seeking City Council seats.

Balancing emerging issues such as affordable housing needs, increased infrastructure demands and economic development against a community’s desire to preserve its quality of life are among the hurdles faced by those chasing the three council seats up for election Tuesday, Nov. 7.

http://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/local/race-ramps-up-for-burlingame-council/article_baaf70da-9c1a-11e7-af28-8f2ff29be9e5.html

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