- 7 pm
- 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month
The City Council does not meet on the fourth Tuesday in December.
Regular City Council meetings are typically aired live on San Bruno local Channel 1 and archived with the agenda packet material.
- 2021 City Council Meeting Calendar (PDF)
- 2021 City Council Regional Appointments List (PDF)
- City Meetings and Events Calendar
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
The City of San Bruno was incorporated on December 23, 1914, as a General Law City. San Bruno is governed by the City Council and operates under a Council-Manager form of government. As the policy-making body, it has the ultimate responsibility to the people of San Bruno and the implementation of all programs and City services. It approves all ordinances, resolutions, and major contracts, modifies and approves the budget, and has the responsibility of employing a City Manager and City Attorney. The City Council appoints citizens to advisory boards, commissions and committees.
All major changes in direction or emphasis and organizational changes must be approved by the City Council. The City Council sets the policy and adopts the City budget. The City Manager and staff enforce the laws and implement the programs and policies which are established by the City Council.
San Bruno has an elected five-member City Council. The Mayor, one of the members of the City Council, is directly elected for a two-year term. Other members are elected for four-year staggered terms with elections held in November of even-numbered years. The Mayor chairs the City Council meetings, issues proclamations of recognition, represents the City in certain intergovernmental affairs and is the ceremonial head of the City. Although the Mayor is expected to provide political leadership on City issues, the Mayor has no greater authority than any other City Council member. The Mayor and City Council as a collective body is the power of authority. The Mayor and City Council members have no authority as individuals; they must act by a majority to achieve their objectives.
Governor's Executive Order N-25-20 Coronavirus COVID-19 & San Mateo County Health Directive from March 14, 2020
On March 17, 2020, the Governor of California issued Executive Order N-29-20 suspending certain provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act in order to allow for local legislative bodies to conduct their meetings telephonically or by other electronic means. Pursuant to the statewide Shelter-In-Place Order issued by the Governor in Executive Order N-33-20 on March 19, 2020; and the CDC's social distancing guidelines which discourage large public gatherings, the San Bruno City Council meetings are being conducted electronically. The meeting is not available for in-person attendance. Members of the public may attend the meeting by video or phone linked in the agenda or watch by livestream. CityNet Services Channel 1 will air the meeting live and the recorded meeting will be made available for viewing on the City's YouTube channel after the meeting has concluded.