November 6, 2018 - General Municipal Election
The Millbrae City Council adopted a resolution calling for a General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, which voters in the City voted to elect two City Councilmembers for a four-year term. In addition, all Millbrae registered voters considered a Ballot Measure related to financing the restoration of the Millbrae Recreation Center.
On July 30, 2018 the City Council adopted an ordinance related to financing the restoration of the Millbrae Recreation Center.
The following ballot question will appear on the ballot:
Millbrae Recreation Center Restoration Measure. Shall a measure to provide a modern recreation center: Meeting current earthquake, electrical, fire safety codes; Providing emergency shelter, disabled access; Restoring space for youth, senior, family fitness/ arts/ education programs/ classes; by issuing $12 million in bonds, levying $8.70 per $100,000 assessed valuation, raising approximately $750,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, requiring citizens oversight, independent audits, all funds spent for the purpose of restoring the recreation center, be adopted?
Full Text for Ballot Measure
- Millbrae Tax Rate Statement (PDF)
- Ordinance 772 - Ordering Submission of a Proposition of Incurring Bonded Debt for Restoration of Rec Center (PDF)
- Resolution Number 18-55 - Requesting the County Consolidate a Bond Election for Restoration of Rec Center (PDF)
- Resolution Number 18-53 - Determining Public Interest and Necessity Demands for Restoration of Rec Center (PDF)
City Council Candidates
Alphabetical listing of candidates who have qualified for the City of Millbrae General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (Contact information will only be posted with the Candidate's written authorization):
|Name/Address||Office Sought||Length of Term||Ballot Designation|
|Reuben D. Holober|
Email Reuben D. Holober
PO Box 981
Millbrae, CA 94030
Reuben D. Holober's Website
|City Councilmember||4 Years||Councilmember/Budget Analyst|
|Anne E. Oliva|
Email Anne E. Oliva
855 Hacienda Way
Millbrae, CA 94030
Day Phone 650-873-6844
Evening Phone 650-291-9775
Anne E. Oliva's Website
|City Councilmember||4 Years||Incumbent|
|You You Xue|
Email You You Xue
PO Box 2
Millbrae, CA 94030
You You Xue's Website
|City Councilmember||4 Years||Millbrae Restaurant Owner|
Email John Chang (Write-In)
Millbrae, CA 94030
John Chang's Website
|City Councilmember||4 Years||(No Ballot Designation for Write-In Candidates)|
Occupation: Millbrae City Councilmember/Budget Analyst
Education and Qualifications:
I was elected to the Millbrae City Council in 2013 and served as Mayor last year. As a lifelong Millbrae resident, I am blessed to have been shaped by a caring community. I want to ensure that our city stays that way for generations to come, as my wife Amy and I raise a family here.
My top priority is rebuilding the Recreation Center tragically destroyed by fire. I have worked closely with residents to incorporate desired elements into the new plans. The City is assembling the funding package needed to build a modern center, restoring youth and senior programs.
Responsibly planned redevelopment near the transit center is key to attracting businesses, providing critical income to strengthen public safety services and modernize our infrastructure. I negotiated with developers to ensure that the projects benefit Millbrae residents, increasing revenues and Recreation Center funding while creating jobs and affordable housing.
I earned a Master's Degree in Public Policy from University of California, Berkeley and work as a Budget Analyst for the City and County of San Francisco. I use that analytical lens to assess Millbrae's services and prevent wasteful spending. I will continue working hard to preserve Millbrae as a great place to live.
I respectfully ask for your vote.
Millbrae's a wonderful community. I work daily to keep it wonderful and fix problems that need addressing. I'm honored to have served as Millbrae Mayor and Councilmember.
Fire destroyed our beloved community center. Millbrae has embarked on a community-driven process to design a 21st-century replacement to rebuild the center, make it even better AND protect taxpayer dollars.
We must keep Millbrae a safe community. Our police department needs resources, personnel, training and innovation to ensure our safety-in homes, on the street, and in local businesses.
In order to generate new city revenue without taxing residents, I support sensible economic development. New projects recently approved will bring net new tax revenue to Millbrae, provide affordable housing, while bringing new hotel, retail and office jobs - next to mass transit.
I'm especially focused on helping Millbrae schools. I'm proud to have supported the successful parcel tax measure. I also support the Millbrae Education Foundation's many efforts to help Millbrae schools and school children.
My husband and I have three grown children who attended local schools. I own a local small business.
I'm proud to work for you and keep Millbrae moving forward. This November, I respectfully ask for your vote.
If elected, my top priority will be to put Millbrae residents and their interests first.
Local residents want to preserve a safe and suburban city that has great infrastructure, excellent schools, and a high quality of life. I want to reduce crime by increasing funding to our police, enforcing existing laws, and considering advanced safety measures such as license plate readers. I will bring business, government, and community leaders together to clean up our downtown area, resolve parking difficulties, and attract new, diverse businesses - not just more restaurants. I will use my business expertise to cut back on irresponsible spending, reduce our dependence on consultants, and redirect money to revamping our aging roads and infrastructure. I vow to apply every taxpayer dollar responsibly and will reject reckless proposals such as the 2017 plan to build a temporary holiday ice rink for $346,000. Major projects must be carried out more responsibly and never at the expense of residents' interests. I will keep government transparent and accountable, and will hold regular meetings with residents to hear their concerns. I believe Millbrae deserves better. Please visit my website to learn more, and I hope to earn your trust, support, and vote.
Restoration of the Millbrae Recreation Center 2018 formed to support Measure II
- Form 460 Yes on Measure II Committee - Submitted 01-30-19 (PDF)
- Form 460 Yes on Measure II Committee - Submitted 09-25-18 (PDF)
- Form 497 Yes on Measure II Committee - Submitted 09-11-18 (PDF)
- Form 497 Yes on Measure II Committee - Submitted 09-19-18 (PDF)
- Form 497 Yes on Measure II Committee - Submitted 09-20-18 (PDF)
- Form 497 Yes on Measure II Committee - Submitted 09-21-18 (PDF)
- Form 497 Yes on Measure II Committee - Submitted 09-24-18 (PDF)
- Form 497 Yes on Measure II Committee - Submitted 09-27-18 (PDF)
- Form 497 Yes on Measure II Committee - Submitted 10-08-18 (PDF)
- Form 497 Yes on Measure II Committee - Submitted 10-10-18 (PDF)
- Form 497 Yes on Measure II Committee - Submitted 10-16-18 (PDF)
- Form 497 Yes on Measure II Committee - Submitted 10-23-18 (PDF)
- Form 497 Yes on Measure II Committee - Submitted 10-29-18 (PDF)
- Form 497 Yes on Measure II Committee - Submitted 11-26-18 (PDF)
Notice of Election
A General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Millbrae on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 for the following officers:
- Two Members of the City Council, each with four-year terms
- The nomination period for interested candidates opens July 16, 2018 and closes precisely at 5 pm, August 10, 2018. Should the qualified incumbents not file papers by the August 10, 2018 deadline, the nomination period for non-incumbent candidates will be extended to 5 pm on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
- City Council Report No. 6127 from July 10, 2018 meeting Calling for Election (PDF)
- Letter from City Clerk to Candidates Interested in Running for Office (PDF)
- Resolution No. 18-43 Ordering and Calling a General Municipal Election to be Held on Nov. 6, 2018 (PDF)
- Resolution No. 18-44 Setting Certain Policies Applicable to Candidates in Nov. 6, 2018 Election (PDF)
- Resolution No. 18-45 Requesting the San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer Render Election Services (PDF)