New Council Seated in Annual City Reorganization
BY: MITCH BULL, Brisbane Chamber President and CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Brisbane City Council conducted their annual “reorganization” last week, resulting in the appointment of a new Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem for 2018. Long-time councilmember Clarke Conway, re-elected in November was named Mayor by the City Council. Councilmember Madison Davis will serve as the Mayor Pro-Tem for the year as well. Newly elected councilmember Karen Cunningham was also sworn-in at the event, along with Conway and councilmember Cliff Lentz, who also won re-election in November. Councilmember Terry O’Connell completes the legislative body.
Outgoing Mayor Lori Liu was honored as she had previously decided to not seek a second term on the council. Awards were presented to the Mayor by the other members of the council, as well as from representatives from the Office of U.S. House of Representative Jackie Speier, California State Senator Jerry Hill and California State Assemblymember Kevin Mullin.
In remarks given by both the incoming and outgoing Mayor as well as the newly elected (and re-elected) council members each representative stressed the importance of facing the challenges of the planning process for the Baylands property and the importance of maintaining local land use control over the project, rather than have control usurped by legislators at the state level in Sacramento.
Congratulations to the newly seated council for 2018, and a thank you to outgoing Mayor and councilmember Liu for her many contributions to the city and its citizens.