In what was really a three-way race for two seats, Emily Beach and Donna Colson are about 200 votes apart with a more-than-comfortable 1,000 vote lead over Nirmala Bandrapalli. Unlike many prior elections, this one was over at 8:05 pm when the first results were posted here. These results were in-line with my take on it and after watching the candidate forum (Part 1 here, and especially Part 2 which has 55 comments here) there shouldn't be any surprise. There was a dramatic separation of skills, experience, communications, and campaign expertise. There appear to be about 1,077 bullet voters (those who used only one of their two votes) so the real separation is probably even greater than the 1,000 vote leads.
The minor hubbub from the Burlingamers Urging Renters Protections (BURP) over rent control turned out to be a tempest in a teapot. Their whining about who did and didn't come to their poorly described, hastily organized forum put on by a bunch of amateurs with no ground rules and a clear agenda ended up swaying no one. The incessant letter writing to the Daily Journal that glossed over the issues in favor of smearing also swayed no one. In the end the BURPers had nothing constructive to say and no one to say it to.
Now on to actually governing on issues that matter. Capital budget shortfalls for a number of desired projects, traffic and parking, overpasses, intersections and interchanges, stopping high-cost rail, and keeping the growth in line with school capacity (listed here) and street capacity are good places to start. The Daily Journal has this piece with the winners' comments and here is the Peninsula TV screen that first showed the good news. Kudos to Emily and Donna.