POSITION PAPER BY MICHAEL G. STOGNER, CANDIATE FOR SUPERVISOR
Original post made by Michael G. Stogner, another community, on Apr 29, 2014
There are many comments on these blogs about which party I'm affiliated with. I'm proud to be endorsed by the Libertarian party since this is the only party willing to confront corruption in San Mateo County.
But I'm more interested in talking issues than political parties. I don't want anyone to get distracted.So let's stick to the issues.
Two of my top issues are corruption in San Mateo County, and the massive unfunded pension liabilities in San Mateo County.
I'm ready to debate Don Horsely at a time and place of his choosing about these issues. Speaking of unfunded pension liabilities, Mr. Horsely is collecting a handsome pension from the county. When he first ran for supervisor, he promised to forgo the supervisor's salary because of this large pension, but tried to renege on that promise mid-stream. I called him on it, and perhaps as a result of my advocacy he had to keep that promise.
Is he going to forgo the salary if he garners a second term? He's been awfully quiet on this point.
I now want to talk about county manager John Maltbie's "Community Day of Action" on May 10 to help end human trafficking. This is in response to State Senate Bill 1193 that requires certain businesses to post the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline number or face a $500
to $1000 fine.
I think this is a lot of lip service. No whistleblower or reporting system has been put into place since I called for one after Operation Dollhouse on April 21, 2007, fully seven years ago.
In Operation Dollhouse, our Sheriff, Greg Munks, and Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos were caught and detained as customers of human trafficked sex slaves by the FBI.
D.A. Steve Wagstaffe wrote to them, fully supporting their predicament, calling it a "non issue" to "those who matter."
Stuart Forrest, San Mateo County's head of probation, is now in prison for child porn, highly related to human trafficking, due to federal not county law enforcement.
For 40 years, child abuse allegations against Dr. William Ayres were ignored by the supervisors. It was only when the groundswell of victims and pressure by victims' advocates resulted in a guilty verdict did they even bother to revoke his lifetime achievement award.
Another San Mateo County employee, in IT, Mr. Kerr, was in prison for child porn. 14 felony counts reduced to 1.
Now the county, in the midst of all of this highly questionable behavior, is paying lip service to an ineffective ordinance that posts hotline numbers in stores rather than taking real action to deal with all the abuses I have mentioned.
Does anyone think that a kid who is a sex slave gets to go to a store?
I am running for supervisor to help bring an end to this corruption and lip service politics.I know parents in our county want real action taken for child porn and sex acts, and not a D.A. who says it's a "non issue" if our two top law enforcement officials are caught in an human trafficked sex house in Nevada.
Let's stick to the issues, not the personalities.