Interim District 1 City Councilmember Appointment

On February 19, 2024, Councilmember Ricardo Ortiz announced his intention to resign from the City Council, effective April 15, 2024.  His term of office expires in 2026.  At the March 4, 2024 City Council meeting, the Council decided to appoint an interim District 1 City Councilmember until a special election can be held. 

A special election to fill the remainder of Councilmember Ortiz's term will be consolidated with the November 5, 2024 Presidential General Election.  The interim District 1 City Councilmember will serve from the date of appointment through December 16, 2024. 

Requirements to Apply for the Interim District 1 City Council Seat 

Any individual who is interested in applying for the interim District 1 City Council seat needs to be a registered voter and live in District 1.

If you are interested in applying for the District 1 interim seat, you can check if your residence is in District 1 here: Burlingame City Council Districts - Address Check

Department Overviews

For each City Council election, the Department Heads provide candidates with information about their department, current projects, and major initiatives.  The following documents were developed for the November 2022 Election:
1.    City Manager's Office
2.    City Attorney's Office
3.    City Clerk's Office
4.    Community Development Department
5.    Finance Department
6.    Library
7.    Parks and Recreation Department
8.    Police Department
9.    Public Works Department
10.  Central County Fire Department

Application for the Interim District 1 Council Seat
Any individual who is interested in filling the interim District 1 Council seat must fill out and return to the City Clerk's Office the below application and a Form 700 (Conflict of Interest) by April 12 at 5:00 p.m.  These forms must be submitted in paper copy (not electronic) by April 12 at 5:00 p.m. 

Application and Form 700 must be turned into:
Attn: City Clerk's Office
Burlingame City Hall
501 Primrose Road
Burlingame, California 94010

Required Forms:
1.  Application for the interim District 1 Council seat: Application
2.  Link to the FPPC Form 700 (Conflict of Interest) along with information on how to fill it out: Form 700

If you have questions/need assistance with downloading the forms please contact City Clerk Meaghan Hassel-Shearer at:
email: mhasselshearer@burlingame.org
phone number: (650) 558-7203

Campaign Contributions 

The City Council amended the City's Campaign Contribution Ordinance on December 20, 2021.  It can be found in the Burlingame Municipal Code Chapter 2.25

Additionally, candidates will be asked whether they wish to sign on to a voluntary campaign expenditure limit.