City Attorney

Following the declarations of emergency by the Federal, State and County governments, the City Council for the City of Burlingame proclaimed the existence of a local emergency due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 16, 2020.   Also on March 16, 2020, San Mateo County Health Services, along with 6 other Bay Area Counties and the City of Berkeley, issued an order directing individuals to stay in their residences and limiting travel and activities.  Accordingly, the City of Burlingame has modified its operations, with limited staff focused primarily on public health and safety.  As a result, while continuing to be committed to governmental transparency, there will be delays in responding to requests for public records for the duration of this emergency.   Your understanding is appreciated.  For more information
about how to stay safe during this emergency, links to resources can be found here: www.burlingame.org/covid19.

The City Attorney is responsible for providing ongoing legal advice to the City Council, boards, commissions, and staff, management and conduct of all litigation involving the City, and handling of all claims filed against the City under the State Tort Claims Act (about 90 per year). The Attorney’s office oversees and coordinates the City’s liability and insurance programs and the enforcement of the municipal code.

The City Attorney’s office is staffed by the City Attorney, Assistant City Attorney, Executive Assistant, and Code Compliance Officer, who investigates code complaints, ensures City follow-up, and assists in claims investigation. The Executive Assistant to the City Attorney also assists the City Manager.

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Michael Guina

City Attorney

Phone 650-558-7263