Monday, June 17, 2013

Ensuring Good Contracts for Your Taxpayer Dollars

At tonight's City Council meeting, I moved to delay the decision on awarding a $364,000 contract for graffiti removal services to Graffiti Protective Coatings, Inc. after I learned that in November 2012 one of the company employees was arrested in Burbank, California, for creating his own graffiti to increase his overtime pay.

You can read about the incident in Burbank by clicking here

As a steward of your taxpayer dollars, I want to ensure that all your hard-earned money is used to deliver top-quality services to all our residents. 

That is why I personally research every item and contract that comes before me as a City Councilmember.

In this case, I asked for additional time to do further background research on the company.  If I am satisfied that the incident in Burbank was a one-time incident, I will be happy to approve a contract that helps keep our City free from graffiti. 

The contract award will be back before the City Council in July. 

Senator Jerry Hill comes to the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market at the College of San Mateo

Senator Jerry Hill comes to the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market at the College of San Mateo on Saturday, June 22, as part of his summer “mobile office hours” visits at farmers’ markets on the Peninsula and in Silicon Valley.

No appointments are necessary. Drop by to share your ideas and concerns about legislative issues in our community or just come to say hello on:

Saturday, June 22
11 a.m. to noon
Pacific Coast Farmers‘ Market at the College of San Mateo
1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
Can’t be there from 11 a.m. to noon? A member of Senator Hill’s staff will be on hand from 9 a.m. to noon to provide information about the constituent services available from the senator’s District Office.

For more information about Senator Hill’s mobile office hours at farmers’ markets, call the District Office at 650-212-3313.