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Budget crisis top issue in supervisor's race

Original post made on Apr 14, 2011

Among the big issues in the election for the District 1 county supervisor's seat are the county's budget crisis; under-funded public employee pensions; the plight of the county's less fortunate; and the need to create jobs.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 14, 2011, 11:14 AM

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Posted by Fred
a resident of Atherton: other
on Apr 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Saving the middle class would start with making run-down neighborhoods attractive to owner occupiers and 1st time buyers. Many tenant occupied dwellings have non-permitted structures which allow over-crowding, gang activity and blight as defined by the state legistlature. BUT the county's building department's official position is, "over crowding is not a priority". The tennis shoes on the power lines mark the spots. Change that!
Every tenant occupied land owner votes 'no' to parcel taxes that would help schools in the local neighborhoods they do not live in. Tenants vote no (if they even vote) to keep their rents down. County wide change is needed.

Posted by Joe
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Apr 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I wonder if I'm reading this right, Fred.

Are you complaining about renters voting no on parcel taxes because they don't want their rents to increase?

Posted by Fred
a resident of Atherton: other
on Apr 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Well, the over crowding is the biggest issue. But, if Cargill wants to develop, have them include the new jail out there too!

Posted by Willy SM
a resident of Atherton: other
on Apr 15, 2011 at 10:20 am

Stogner: I see you post here a lot on the crazier atherton issues, but I have questions on this article

While your answer is clear (no no no no) relating to the saltflats, what exactly was the question - was it: "do you support the development?" ???


"I am in favor of taxing the people who make the most money," Mr. Stogner said."

Care to elaborate, how would you do that at the supervisor level?

Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Apr 15, 2011 at 12:25 pm


We each had 45 seconds to answer questions.

The Cargill Saltworks Redwood City question something like....Are you in favor of it?

2nd question had nothing to do with San Mateo County Supervisor level, as you point out.

These are just questions that people in the audience ask, often they have nothing to do with what the Supervisors deal with.

Thanks for the questions

Posted by Willy SM
a resident of Atherton: other
on Apr 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm


Posted by Dave Boyce
Almanac staff writer
on Apr 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Dave Boyce is a registered user.

For the record, in the decision to deny San Mateo County voters a referendum on whether the county should have at-large or by-district elections for supervisors, the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1, with then-Supervisor Rich Gordon dissenting.

Posted by Dave Boyce
Almanac staff writer
on Apr 15, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Dave Boyce is a registered user.

Sorry, wrong topic. This comment was meant for the also-current topic involving the county being sued over the supervisors' decision on at-large or by-district elections.

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