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City Council Meeting Recap for January 22, 2019

Post Date:01/24/2019 10:23 AM

On Tuesday, January 22nd, the Millbrae City Council hosted its second meeting of the month.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Girl Scouts of Northern California led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the Millbrae City Council received informational updates from Millbrae Community Television and San Francisco International Airport. Currently, SFO serves 57 million travelers each year, and is actively working to support 71 million travelers in the next 10 years.

Millbrae Police Bureau Chief Paul Kunkel gave an informational update. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of hiring three additional community service officers for Millbrae to help enforce parking and address other quality-of-life issues.

By a 5-0 vote, the City Council unanimously approved the following consent items:

Item 7 - Update on Utility Box Pilot Painting Program

Item 8 - Accept, by Motion, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the 2017–2018 Fiscal Year

Items 5, 6 and 9 were pulled from the consent calendar.

Item 5 - Receive Informational Report about Bequest from Jo-Mary Rohde Trust for the Millbrae Recreation Center for Senior Programs. The City of Millbrae received $79,865. Pursuant to the terms of the Jo-Mary Rohde Trust, these funds are to be used exclusively for programs at the Millbrae Senior Center (477 Lincoln Circle, Millbrae, California). In order to assure these funds are used as defined by the trust, upon receipt of these funds, the Finance Department booked these funds into a restricted category in the Millbrae Recreation Center Fund anticipating that they may be used for items associated with senior programs after the Millbrae Recreation Center is restored or as part of the Recreation Center Restoration project for activities associated with senior programs.

Item 6 - Informational Report on CASA Compact. The City of Millbrae issues a letter of opposition to the CASA Compact, a set of policies drafted to address the current housing shortage in the Bay Area. The City of Millbrae opposed the CASA Compact because of its lack of input from stakeholder cities, its lack of integration of transit into future housing developments, and that it ignores the responsibility of local corporations to carry their fair share in meeting housing needs.

The City Council voted unanimously to pass Item 9 - Adopt Resolution in Support of The CORE Companies Submission of an Application for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program for the Affordable Housing Project Included in the Gateway at Millbrae Station Development (TOD 2) and Authorizing the City Manager, or designee, to Sign a Letter Agreeing to Enter into Negotiations for an Agreement with The CORE Companies to Complete Certain Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Adjacent to the Project if CORE’s Project Is Funded.

Under Existing Business, the Millbrae City Council received an informational report on the Recreation Center Restoration Project (Item 10). 

Under Existing Business, the City Council continued its January 8, 2019, study session to receive information on the design review permit application for the Gateway at Millbrae Station Project (Item 11). This was held in advance of the future public hearings where the design review permit will be considered for approval.

The entire City Council meeting can be viewed online at The meeting agenda and staff reports can be viewed at

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