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$7 million in surplus COVID supplies damaged after being left outside amid rain

Original post made on Jan 17, 2022

Roughly $7 million in surplus safety equipment and cleaning supplies at the San Mateo Event Center was damaged in recent months after being moved outside and remaining there during this winter's storms, San Mateo County officials said.

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Posted by carol mayer Marshall
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jan 17, 2022 at 1:57 pm

carol mayer Marshall is a registered user.

This story makes me sick. If it had been their money that paid for these supplies, , this "error" would not have been made. So who is going to reimburse the taxpayers for this "error"? From the facts given to us in the article there is no excuse for leaving these supplies outside. They were certainly too big to have been overlooked. I am rather tired of having to pay for mistakes made by public employees.


Posted by menlo mom
a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Jan 17, 2022 at 3:00 pm

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My question is: how could seven MILLION dollars of ANYTHING purchased with tax dollars be so superfluous that no one noticed its absence? The other article I read about this mentioned that the county was not who discovered this error. A tip was given to one of the local TV stations, who ran an investigative story on it.


Posted by Anita
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 17, 2022 at 6:17 pm

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Thank you for shining light on this debacle.


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