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November 7, 2017 — Local Elections

City of BrisbaneCandidate for City Council

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Jameel Munir

Planning Commissioner
457 votes (14.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reduce Airplane Noise
  • Revitalize Downtown
  • Improve Health and Safety



Profession:Planning Commissioner
Planning Commisioner, City of Brisbane, Planning Commission — Appointed position (1997–current)


My name is Jameel Munir and I am a candidate for Brisbane City Council on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

In 1997, I moved to the City of Brisbane. I love the serenity and beautiful small town atmosphere of this city and I would like to preserve the tranquility of the city’s mountains and rich habitat.

I have been married to my wife, Hanifa Munir, for 34 years. My wife and I are so proud of our two children who have attended college.

I have a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, which will serve me well in a position on the city council. In addition, I have over 40 years of service in both the government and private sectors. I have worked with federal, state, and local agencies in developing and enforcing safety regulations for railroad crossings, light rail and heavy rail (BART, Los Angeles Metro) systems. I have served on various state and federal safety rulemaking and transportation committees. I also hold general building contractor and engineering licenses.

I have served the community as a member of the Brisbane Planning Commission for 19 years, acting as chairman for nine years. In my capacity as a commissioner, I have dealt with many complex land use issues and have heard many of the concerns expressed by the members of the Brisbane community.

As a member of the City Council, I will work with the community to promote these goals:

  • Reduce airplane noise 
  • Revitalize downtown
  • Improve health and safety
  • Improve education and community recreation
  • Guard against excessive or hazardous development
  • Reduce traffic impacts
  • Build a utility scale renewable energy farm
  • Lower greenhouse gases
  • Fund much needed capital improvements and unfunded liabilities 

My background in engineering, planning and addressing environmental issues will be helpful in making the city run more efficiently so that the city works for the people and not the other way around. I will endeavor to negotiate a development agreement for the Baylands that will benefit Brisbane, and I will respect our environmental values while also encouraging businesses to move into our city.

I respectfully ask for your support and vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, so that I may continue to serve the community of Brisbane.

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