« High-Cost Rail- Part 152 San Mateo Wakes Up | Main | Willie Brown on Mail-in Ballots »

September 28, 2020



With the large amount of lawsuits coming down the pipe, (Washington Park Deaths) it is a good time to exit.
I feel very bad for the Dead, and injured people. I have seen a few large limbs fall off that tree in the past.
Nature is always unpredictable.
Bless those poor people and their Family's.

Bruce Dickinson

In Bruce Dickinson's (and my sources') humble view, she seemed to render very pro-development opinions and feared developers suing the City.

No surprise that ABAG is her next move and don't count on her pushing back against their agenda--instead expect her to fully implement it. Burlingame might well end up being her adversary.

Hoping for a replacement that views the Council and the people of Burlingame as more of a "customer".


Michael Guina has arrived recently as the new city attorney. I asked him for a bit of background on himself---here it is:

Prior to coming to the City of Burlingame, I was with the City of Emeryville, where I served as the Deputy, Assistant, and finally the City Attorney. I was the Emeryville City Attorney from 2015-2021.

In addition, I was a partner with the firm of Burke, Williams, and Sorensen for approximately 2 years.

As City Attorney, I advise all City departments, and I have particular experience in the areas of land use, real estate transactions, contracting, and environmental law. I also advise on open government laws such as the Brown Act and the Public Records Act, as well as conflicts of interest.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree from UC Berkeley, and my JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law. I’m honored that the Burlingame City Council has chosen me as its City Attorney, and I’m very excited to be part of the City team.
Welcome aboard, Michael. I hope your background will buttress our past land use decisions and guide our future ones well.

Paloma Ave

Hi Michael,

Welcome to Burlingame! I have lived here since 1981. I am hopeful that you will support OUR Burlingame council being in charge of local zoning laws.

After all, in my 65 years, this is the best place I have ever lived!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

About the Voice

  • The Burlingame Voice is dedicated to informing and empowering the Burlingame community. Our blog is a public forum for the discussion of issues that relate to Burlingame, California. On it you can read and comment on important city issues.

    Note: Opinions posted on the Burlingame Voice Blog are those of the poster and not necessarily the opinion of the editorial board of the Burlingame Voice. See Terms of Use

Contributing to the Voice

  • If you would like more information on the Burlingame Voice, send an email to [email protected] with your request or question. We appreciate your interest.

    Authors may login here.

    For help posting to the Voice, see our tutorial.