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November 03, 2009



Congratulations to Measure I and H passing and also to Ann and Michael for being very close winners in this race.


Congrats to newcomer Brownrigg, as well as returning council member Keigrhan and our next Mayor Baylock. Thanks goes to Rosalie OMahony for 20 good years of service as she has certainly helped make Burlingame the jewel of the peninsula.

Ann Musso

Saddened to hear about the passing of Measure I; I do wish I would have had the chance to be included at the beginning of this debate for this very important measure. It would have been the right thing to do, but.... The citizens have voted, but unfortunately I don't feel they were the ones who "won" last night with the passage of Measure I. City Hall won.

My best to Cathy, Ann, Michael and MaryEllen, and my utmost respect to Rosalie. Her dedication to the City of Burlingame will never be forgotten.


Ann Musso you are one class act!


Just doing a little reminiscing and I wonder if anyone else remembers when Keighran's dad was called the "kingpin" a few years back.
It seems like Nagel might be saying, "move over, I am in charge", since her candidate came out on top. Wonder how that will go down????

Ann Musso

Well thank you, Little Bird! That's very nice to hear. And yes, I remember Dennis being called the "Kingpin"... that was when I was City Clerk. BTW, my email is [email protected] Love to chat sometime!


Some Peninsula elections could still swing as low turnout tightens races
By Mike Rosenberg, San Mateo County Times

With big-ticket items absent from Tuesday's election, voters trickled into polling places at a low rate, leaving some candidates to sweat out whether late ballots will swing results of races in coming days.

Just 60,670 voters, or 21.8 percent of 277,759 registered voters, cast ballots in Tuesday's election, according to the San Mateo County Elections Office. Vote-by-mail ballots totaled 37,971, while precinct voters cast 22,412 ballots.

The Elections Office still has about 5,000 to 6,000 provisional and late ballots to count, however, which should boost the turnout rate to about 26 percent or 27 percent, Elections Manager David Tom said. Elections officials had predicted low turnout, citing the general lack of interest in most local elections.

No new results were posted Wednesday. Tom said the results will be updated at 4:30 p.m. today at www.shapethefuture.org, the county elections site, and three other times through Nov. 16. With so few votes cast, some close races could still swing as the remaining ballots are counted in the coming days.

In Burlingame, for instance, Vice Mayor Cathy Baylock led Councilwoman Rosalie O'Mahony by for the final spot on the City Council by a count of 2,279 to 2,202, a difference of 77 votes ...

full deck

Is it too late for Mike Rosenberg to take Rosalie's math course at CSM?

The guy writing the headline that says Though trailing by 77 votes longtime city official O"Mahoney resigned to defeat should get to write the articles while Mike delivers the paper.


FYI. Latest updated report from the county shows some leads have increased from the report of Tuesday night:

ANN KEIGHRAN 3,220 26.9%
CATHY BAYLOCK 2,776 23.2%
ROSALIE M. O'MAHONY 2,665 22.3%

Holy Roller

Very close race.
I am sorry to see O"Mahony go..
It was time.
How will Elder Brownrigg deal with the City of Burlingame defacit?
Especially regarding the contract impass with the City of Burlingame Police?
As well as the raises that will be going out soon to all City of Burlingame employees?
Elder Brownrigg, care to comment?


From today's San Mateo Daily Journal

Councilwoman Rosalie O’Mahony speaks graciously of her 20 years of service to the city of Burlingame (“End of an era” in the Nov. 5 edition of the Daily Journal), calling it a privilege and a distinct honor.
As a Burlingame resident, I would respond in kind to this generous and faithful lady: Thank you, Rosalie O’Mahony, for your special grace and for giving all your heart for over two decades to our fair city.

Michael Traynor

Peter Garrison

True! And Amen.

Peter Garrison


It appears from the County website, that the results are now "final semi-official". That means that all ballots have been counted and the County will do some spot checks to ensure a good count before declaring the results "official". The results now are:

Michael Brownrigg 3,412 +115
Ann Keighran 3,297 +472
Cathy Baylock 2,825 +92
Rosalie O'Mahony 2,733

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