Since 1980, the City of San Bruno has operated under the Council-Manager form of government. In accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Code, the City Manager is responsible for preparing and managing the implementation of the City Council’s Adopted Annual Operating and Capital Improvement Program budgets which outline the City’s annual work program and the five year capital improvement program. The work program balances the cost of providing City services within the available financial resources. The City Manager serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the municipal corporation. As such, the City Manager is responsible for the appointment and supervision of all City department heads, for oversight of approximately 240 full-time employees, and all City operations to ensure delivery of high quality City services.
In addition, the City Manager supports the City Council by guiding the formulation, development and implementation of Council directed policies, programs and projects.
Connie Jackson has served as the City Manager for the City of San Bruno, CA since 2003. Connie previously served in progressively responsible city management positions over 18 years in the City of Hercules, CA and as the City Manager of the City of Fort Bragg, CA.
In September 2010, a Pacific Gas and Electric Company high-pressure gas transmission line explosion in one of San Bruno’s residential neighborhoods, destroyed 38 homes and killed 8 residents. In the wake of the disaster Connie has provided strong leadership to the City organization's emergency response, community restoration and recovery efforts and the City's new priority for pipeline safety advocacy while maintaining the community’s regular high standard of public service delivery.
Connie led the City's work as a party to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation and to the subsequent proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission where the City has been a strong and effective advocate for safety and regulatory reform. She has presented before numerous local and statewide organizations and was recognized for career achievement in 2011 by the California organization Women Leading Government and by the League of California Cities as the recipient of the 2012 City Manager of Distinction award.