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November 7, 2017 — Local Elections

City of BrisbaneCandidate for City Council

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Cliff Lentz

621 votes (20.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Make the Baylands a safe and sustainable development - maintain local control
  • Ensure that public services are meeting the needs of the community
  • Spending the public's money wisely



Profession:Current City Council Member and business owner
Owner, Silverspot Graphics (2011–current)
City Council Member, Brisbane City Council — Elected position (2009–current)
Vice Chair, — Appointed position (2015–current)
Board Member, The Housing Endowment and Regional Trust of San Mateo County — Appointed position (2012–current)
President's Council, Skyline College — Appointed position (2015–current)
Chair, SFO Roundtable — Appointed position (2014–2017)
Owner, Red Dog Productions (1993–2007)
Independent Contractor, Oakland A's (1984–1995)


San Francisco State University BA, Broadcast Communications (1988)

Community Activities

Assistant Cross Country Coach, El Camino High School (2017–current)
Head Cross Country Coach, El Camino High School (2009–2010)
Head Wrestling Coach, El Camino High School (2003–2009)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • San Mateo County Democratic Party
  • San Mateo County Central Labor Council

Elected Officials (1)

  • US Congressional Member Jackie Speier

Individuals (6)

  • Dan Carter
  • Bill Dettmer
  • Jennifer Bousquet
  • Dan Sorrentino
  • Ricardo Mendez
  • Sue Cochran

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Candidate's Statement


My commitment as a Council Member to work with our citizens to continue to keep Brisbane a wonderful place to live for many years to come.

I feel blessed to have lived in Brisbane for the past 28 years.  I’ve had the opportunity to create a small business, give back to our community, and raise a family with my wife, Karen.

I am running for re-election to the Brisbane City Council because I love public service.  It gives me great satisfaction to work with our community to bring the programs and services that make our city healthy, prosperous, and a joy to live in.

As a current Councilmember, I strive to engage and listen to our citizens, and then put forth ideas that make our town better.  Some of these ideas have led to:

-          Building the pocket park behind the current library

-          Moving forward with building a new library, but within a more manageable footprint

-          Receiving a $850K grant to rebuild the Crocker Park Trail to make it accessible for everyone

-          Promoting Priority Based Budgeting, to make the City Budget more accountable

-          Initiating the Parkside Precise Plan to help bring affordable housing to Brisbane

What makes Brisbane a great place to live is us – the people.  Like you, I value our open space, the way we care for each other when we need help, our fiery independence.  I’ve supported funding for open space and habitat restoration, I’m a proud member of the Lions and Eagles, and I strongly believe in local control when it comes to development in our City.

Over the next several months, the Council will be working with our citizens to create a vision for the Baylands.  I would be honored to continue my work helping our community to promote a Baylands development that:

-          Uses the highest remediation standards to make the site safe

-          Creates a proper public transportation infrastructure to reduce traffic impacts

-          Incorporates significant open space throughout the development

-          Ensures that the City will not be financially at risk

-          Makes the Baylands energy self-sufficient

-          Promotes the values of our community

The Baylands is part of OUR City.  Thus, we should be the ones who decide its outcome – not San Francisco, not the State.  I am confident that our community will come together and put forth a vision for the Baylands that will make future generations proud of what WE will accomplish together.

I would be honored to have your vote.




Cliff Lentz

Brisbane City Councilmember  



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