Thursday, March 26, 2015

Welcome to Toyonaka High School Students

Yesterday I was pleased to welcome students from our Sister City of Toyonaka, Japan!  The students from Sakurazuka High School spent today attending classes at Aragon High School to practice their English, learn more about the American education system, and share Japanese culture with the Aragon students.

Welcome to our Sister City friends!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Remodel on tap for 92 units of affordable senior housing

Thank you to HIP Housing for taking on a $2.5 million project to rehab 92 units of affordable senior housing in our City.

On Jan 5 the City Council approved a debt restructuring that will allow the overhaul of these unit built in 1985.

New water heaters, updated bathrooms -- thank you HIP Housing!

Read about the project

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming To Downtown San Mateo

Last week my colleagues and I approved a contract to provide the first PUBLIC electric vehicle charging stations in Northern California. The two stations will be installed in Downtown San Mateo.  Go Green, Go Electric, Go San Mateo!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

9/11 Remembrance.

San Mateo friends:

We would like to invite the public to join us on September 11th, 2014 at our Fire Stations.


At 6:48 AM, the San Mateo Fire Department will pay respects to all the victims of September 11, 2001 by lowering the American flag to half-mast. A moment of silence will be observed at 6:50 AM, the time of the collapse of the south tower of the World Trade Center. 

All Fire Stations will participate in the flag lowering except for Station 21 in downtown. 

At Station 21, the public is invited to join Fire Personnel at 8:47 AM, the time the first plane struck the North Tower WTC1 (8:47 EST). 

The San Mateo Fire Honor Guard will lower the flag in front of Station 21 and ring the bell at the memorial. There will also be a bagpiper playing during this ceremony. 


Please feel free to join us and God Bless America. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Progress Seminar

This weekend I am attending the Progress Seminar in Monterey,  a gathering of business, non-profit and government leaders to discuss issues relevant to San Mateo County.  I am here to represent the interests of San Mateo residents and it's neighborhoods.  As in previous years, while this is an important event to be at, I am not using taxpayer money to attend, but am paying my own way to this important event. 

The information I gather here will help me better serve all residents of San Mateo!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Congrats to Our New Sustainability Commissioners!

Congratulations to our five new City Commissioners of our newly formed Sustainability Commission.  John Ebneter, Jay Kuhre, Rafael Reyes, Greg St. Clare, and Sherrie Taguchi.  

For over two years I've worked to get this Commission formed.  These five Commissioners were worth the wait!