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January 16, 2021



Does a Mayor of Burlingame have the authority to make "immediate policy" related to law enforcement, and Emergency Events?


How about authority to open restaurants?


I'm going with no, no and no. Policy changes would likely go to the full council and if they get 3+ votes, the city manager (who manages the chief, as with all the other department heads) would direct the change.

I doubt the mayor could authorize restaurants to open. Per the above process (3+ votes), they could probably implement a policy of not enforcing the shutdown (not saying they ever would, just that they could), but then the County or the State would likely step in.


The state or county can’t seem to save lives by getting us the vaccines, so any preaching about the not so dangerous activities of dining or mask-wearing falls flat.

Open the restaurants and get us the miracle medicine. Line us up at the high schools, fire stations and mall parking lots and get this done.

Tim W Hooker

Ann O'Brien (Keighran). She rocks and will do a great job.


Is there any chance of getting anything more done on silencing the train horns?


matt, you have asked a question that has a long history--not entirely satisfactory either:



Whoa, Whoa, Whoa. Stop the Clock!
Is this comment somehow "Off Topic?"
It's OK Joe.
Do you know if the New Mayor has presented a "Business Plan?"...For her term?
If so, where can I view a Copy?


If not, why not?


Someone who is a brand-new commenter, like matt, gets a bit more leeway than a highly experienced commenter like you, hollyroller. Besides, the original post was pretty wide-ranging.

Since you put "business plan" in quotes, I'm wondering if you know what it entails. There are Council goals documents, the annual budget (CAFR) and a variety of other published documents. What exactly are you looking for?


All of it.
After all, it is supposed to be public information.
Like someone reading a Newspaper, you never know what you are looking for until you see/read it.
Thank You Joe.


Ever heard of www.burlingame.org?


No. I have not.
Thank You!

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