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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bayfront Cleanup TODAY!!

Today is the 26th annual "Bayfront Cleanup", and along with our fellow neighbors in San Mateo and surrounding cities, I will be out at Ryder Park along the San Mateo shoreline helping to cleanup our coastal areas.

The Bayfront Cleanup is part of a larger, nationwide "Coastal Cleanup Day" happening all over the country.  If you get a chance, head out to Ryder Park.  We will be cleaning from 9 am to 12 pm, with lunch, music and entertainment to follow.  It's a great way to help clean up the Bay and share in some wonderful community spirit!

See you there!


With Assemblymember Jerry Hill at the 2009 Bayfront Cleanup

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Talking Consolidation of Police Services with City of Burlingame

Today as part of the City of San Mateo's efforts to reduce costs without compromising public safety, I will be meeting with consultants hired by the City of San Mateo to assess whether a merger of police services by the City of San Mateo and Burlingame make sense.

As you know, last spring I urged our City to slow down, take our time, and fully assess the ramifications to police consolidation on our neighborhoods and community.  While I am all for saving taxpayer money, it should not come at the cost of public safety.

I am therefore proud that our City ended up taking the time to hire consultants who are now seeking input from the Council and the community on this topic.  They will analyze a possible merger not only from a cost-savings perspective, but also look at how a change in resources and allocation of patrol services, detective services, etc.  might affect each City. 

If you have an opinion or suggestion on this issue, I encourage you to send me an email.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Autumn Moon Festival in Downtown San Mateo - Sunday, September 12

This Sunday, September 12, Downtown San Mateo will host the 1st annual San Mateo Autumn Moon Festival from 10 AM to 4 PM on Ellsworth Avenue. 

The Autumn Moon Festival is a harvest festival celebrated in many Asian cultures.  This Sunday's event will celebrate the rich diversity of our neighborhoods with delicious food, cultural performances, and community exhibits.  It is also a great way to explore our wonderful Downtown!

Click on the  flyer below for more information!