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David Boesch resigns as San Mateo County manager

Original post made on Nov 4, 2011

David Boesch, the current county manager and former Menlo Park city manager, will resign the county post Dec. 31, the county announced today. In a statement, Mr. Boesch said he and the Board had "different philosophies" and that it was in the "best interest of the organization" that he resign.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 4, 2011, 11:44 AM

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Nov 4, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Wow the Board of Supervisors consist of 5 members 2 of which were appointed not elected by the voters. That would be Rose Jacobs Gibson and Carole Groom.

What a shame to lose County manager David Boesch.

Good luck Mr. Boesch


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Posted by Janet
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Nov 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm

It is to be hoped they get someone competent. It needs to be someone from outside the County. There is a need for a lot of shake up in the County, especially in Public Works


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Nov 4, 2011 at 12:25 pm

"it was clear that he and the Board had different philosophies"

He worked to balance the budget, the board didn't.

He worked on cuts, the board gave the Sheriff's a 3% raise.


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Nov 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm

David Boesch was fired.
"I'm not yet persuaded that we need to build a new jail facility either to replace the women's facility or address some of the crowded conditions in Maguire to the order magnitude the Sheriff is recommending," Boesch wrote in an email to The Daily News.
This is part of the reason.

He was one of the best things going for the Taxpayers of San Mateo County.

note: David was not a member of Service League of San Mateo County.

Wake up San Mateo County


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Nov 6, 2011 at 7:30 am

The majority of the board backed an unfinished jail even without state construction funds while Boesch has long questioned just how the county will pay for the building and annual operations.


majority= Carol, Don, Adrienne, Rose


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Posted by Dr. Jones
a resident of another community
on Nov 6, 2011 at 10:05 am

Very sad that the very person being financially responsible is the one being removed. When will accountability return to public office? Wake up people! Mr. Boesch should stay and the rest should go!


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 6, 2011 at 10:41 am

" When will accountability return to public office?"

When a lot of citizen get off their butts and start going to meetings, complaining to their elected officials and vote for individuals who are committed to fiscal responsibility.


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Nov 6, 2011 at 11:21 am

David Boesch please rescind your forced resignation.

People come to the Nov. 15th Supervisor meeting to share your thoughts.


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Nov 6, 2011 at 11:23 am

San Mateo County manager John Maltbie gave the BOS his letter of resignation and than changed his mind and stayed.


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Nov 6, 2011 at 11:35 am

We the people should demand to know if ALL Supervisors wanted David Boesch fired.

Rose Gibson Jacobs is gone in 7 months.

Nobody is talking, closed door secession. No previous complaints......This STINKS



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Posted by Go away
a resident of another community
on Nov 6, 2011 at 11:38 am

[Portion deleted.] Mr. Boesch is no longer the county manager. He was unable to work effectively with his various constituents. Residents of this county don't want essential services cut to the bone because of short-term financial problems. We have a county that makes public safety a top priority.


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Nov 6, 2011 at 11:41 am

Go...short-term financial problems. We have a county that makes public safety a top priority.


Short term thats funny....You are dreaming.


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Posted by Michael G Stogner
a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2012 at 8:15 am

Now a consulting company gets fired because it says bad things about the New jail we can't afford.

Web Link


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Sep 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Last link about New Jail Plan Unjustified went dead. Here is a new link.

Web Link


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Sep 16, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Munks seems to so so much in this county without repercussion. It's weird, like he wears an invisibility cloak or something. Or maybe it's just that so many residents wear blinders...


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Sep 16, 2013 at 1:24 pm

It has to do with the organized vote. They keep him elected, they never said boo about Operation DollHouse 4/21/2007, Also the Service League of San Mateo County did the same.


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