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Members


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Rick DeGolia, Mayor

First Elected: November 2013
Term expires - 2018
Ph: 650-793-2800

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Bill Widmer, Council Member

First Elected: November 2010
Term expires - 2018
Ph: 650-530-0078

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Cary Wiest, Council Member

First Elected: November 2012
Term expires - 2016
Ph: 650-357-7122
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Elizabeth Lewis, Vice Mayor

First Elected: November 2008
Term expires - 2016
Ph: 650-533-8830


Michael Lempres, Council Member

First Elected: November 2014
Term expires - 2018
650-690-6661


City Council Regional and Other Governmental Committee Assignments (January 2014)

Each year with the selection of Mayor and Vice Mayor (typically in December/January), the Mayor selects members of the City Council to serve on as the Town's representatives on various committees and regional boards. Some of the appointments are as members and alternates and others are as City Council member liaisons. 

Agency

Member

Alternate

Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
 
ABAG is the comprehensive regional planning agency for the Bay Area encompassing nine counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma. It is governed by a 38-member Executive Board comprised of locally elected officials based on regional population. City Council member serve as members of the governing board. 

Wiest
Lewis
City/County Association of Governments (C|CAG)

C|CAG is the regional council of governments dealing with issues that affect the quality of life in general; transportation, air quality, storm water runoff, hazardous waste, solid waste and recycling, land use near airports, and abandoned vehicle abatement. The governing body of C|CAG is made up of local elected officials. City Council members serve as members of the governing board and on various subcommittees focusing on the areas of governance. 

Lewis
Lempres
Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation

City Council members serve as Council liaisons to the Foundation. 

Widmer Lempres
League of California Cities

The League of California Cities is an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions at the State level that affect cities. City Council members serve as voting delegates and members of various subcommittees. 

DeGolia Wiest
Library JPA Governing Board (San Mateo County)

The San Mateo County Library System is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) and comprised of the cities of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, San Carlos, Woodside, and the unincorporated areas of the county. The governing board consists of local elected officials from the member agencies. City Council members serve as members of the governing board and members of various subcommittees. 

DeGolia
Lewis
Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance

The Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance is San Mateo County’s Transportation Demand Management Agency. The mission is to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicles traveling in, to and through San Mateo County, reducing vehicle emissions resulting in improved air quality. The Alliance is funded through C|CAG, the San Mateo County Transportation Authority, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. City Council members serve as members of the governing board. 

Lempres Lewis
San Francisco Airport/Community Roundtable

The Airport/Community Roundtable was established in 1981 as a voluntary committee to address community noise impacts from aircraft operations at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The Roundtable monitors a performance-based noise mitigation program implemented by airport staff, interprets community concerns and attempts to achieve noise mitigation through a cooperative sharing of authority among the aviation industry, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), SFO management and local government. The Roundtable consists of local elected officials. City Council members serve as members of the governing board. 

Lewis
Widmer
San Mateo County Emergency Services Council

The San Mateo Operational Area Emergency Services Council is comprised of all local governments within the geographic area of the County, special districts, unincorporated areas, and participating non-governmental entities. The purpose of the organization is to operate pursuant to Presidential Directive 5, the National Response Framework, National Incident Management System (NIMS), Presidential Directive 8, the National Preparedness Goal and California's Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and local adopted Emergency Operations Plans and Annexes. The Emergency Services Councils collective goal is to provide coordinated plans for the protection of persons and property based on the five phases of emergency management, prevention, protection, response, recovery and mitigation; and support existing regional Public Information and Notification systems to include SMC Alert and TENS, as well as other Situational Awareness Tools; and, to continue to support the regional hazardous materials emergency response program. City Council members serve as members of the Council. 

Wiest
Widmer
San Mateo County Sub-Regional Housing Policy Advisory

As part of the Regional Housing Needs Analysis (RHNA) conducted through ABAG, San Mateo County is a sub-region. As part of the Sub-Regional RHNA process, an advisory committee and technical committee have been created. the advisory committee consists of local elected officials from San Mateo County. The committee reviews RHNA methodology and helps determine proposed allocations. 

Wiest Lempres
Grand Boulevard Task Force

The Grand Boulevard Initiative is a regional collaboration dedicated to the revitalization of the El Camino Real corridor, as it runs through San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties in the California Bay Area.The Grand Boulevard is a collaboration of 19 cities, counties, local and regional agencies united to improve the performance, safety and aesthetics of El Camino Real. Starting at the northern Daly City city limit (where it is named Mission Street) and ending near the Diridon Caltrain Station in central San Jose (where it is named The Alameda), the initiative brings together for the first time all of the agencies having responsibility for the condition, use and performance of the street. City Council members serve as representatives to the Task Force.

Lempres
Lewis
Menlo Park Fire Protection District

The Menlo Park Fire District is located on the peninsula in the southern most part of San Mateo County in the metropolitan bay area. It covers approximately 30 square miles that reaches into the bay. The District's population is estimated around 90,000. The Fire District is primarily a bedroom community that does have some industrial areas on the eastern most part. The Fire District covers the communities of Atherton, Menlo Park and East Palo Alto plus some of the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County. City Council members serve as liaisons to the District Board of Directors. 
Wiest Lempres
Peninsula Cities Consortium

The PCC was established in 2009 to address the growing number of concerns that Peninsula cities had regarding HSR and its potential impacts. The six member cities of the PCC are Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto. The PCC has been open in their invitation to other cities along the Peninsula to join the organization. City Council members serve as representatives to the group. 

Wiest
Widmer
Cal/Mod Local Agency Policy Maker Group

Cal/Mod is the Local Policy Maker Group (LPMG) for Caltrain. City Council members serve as representatives to the Group. 

Wiest
DeGolia
Atherton Charter City Discussion (Ad-Hoc)

This is an Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the City Council discussing the merits of moving Atherton forward as a Charter City versus remaining as a General Law City. The League of California Cities produces a brief publication walking through the difference between a general law city and charter city. Once the Subcommittee completes its work, it will be disbanded. 

Widmer Lempres
Atherton Bike Coalition (Ad-Hoc)

This is an Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the City Council working on the Town's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Once the Subcommittee completes its work, it will be disbanded. 

Widmer Lempres
Atherton Refuse & Recycling Rate Committee (Ad-Hoc)

This is an Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the City Council reviewing rate adjustments for solid waste. This Subcommittee meets on an as-needed basis. 

Widmer Wiest
SBWMA Board of Directors

The South Bay Waste Management Authority is a joint powers authority of twelve public agencies (Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, the County of San Mateo and the West Bay Sanitary District) in San Mateo County. City Council members serve as members of the governing board. 

Widmer
Wiest
Surf Air Aircraft Noise (Ad-Hoc)

This is an Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the City Council working with the community and officials at the County, State, and Federal level in an attempt to address aircraft noise in Town.

Lewis Lempres
Information Technology - Development of Town-wide Gigabit (Ad-Hoc)

This is an Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the City Council working with the community and technology professionals in an attempt to develop town-wide gigabit technology services.

Widmer DeGolia
Standing Committee Assignments (Listed on Committee Sites)    
Audit/Finance DeGolia Lewis
Environmental Programs Lewis DeGolia
Rail Wiest Widmer
Transportation Lempres
Wiest
Civic Center Advisory Committee DeGolia Lewis
Parks and Recreation Committee
DeGolia Lempres

Widmer
Wiest
Surf Air Aircraft Noise (Ad-Hoc)

This is an Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the City Council working with the community and officials at the County, State, and Federal level in an attempt to address aircraft noise in Town.