As the filing period for the November 2013 San Mateo City Council race officially opens this week, San Mateo Mayor David Lim announced a strong start to his re-election bid for San Mateo City Council, with just under $7,000 raised in the most recent reporting period ending June 30.
David’s campaign also announced endorsements from a broad cross-section of the community, including State Senators Jerry Hill and Leland Yee, California State Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, San Mateo County Supervisors Don Horsley, Carole Groom, and Dave Pine, San Mateo City Councilmembers Robert Ross and Maureen Freschet, and San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School Board Members Lory Lawson, Audrey Ng, and Ellen Ulrich.
At a campaign kick-off event held July 7 at El Sinaloense Restaurant in San Mateo, over 50 enthusiastic supporters showed up to show their support for David’s run for re-election. Touting increased accessibility and accountability, David pledged to continue his work to make local government accessible to all members of the community, while continuing to keep public safety and sustainability issues at the top of his priority list.
“I am honored to have the support of so many wonderful neighbors and community leaders from throughout San Mateo,” said David. “I will continue to work with all members of our community to improve the quality of life for all San Mateo residents.”
In his first four years in office, David worked to maintain crucial city services in the face of the worse recession endured by our country in over 80 years. David helped maintain crucial staffing for police, fire, and parks and recreation services for seniors and children, while also increasing the city’s emergency reserve funds.
David helped set policies to pass sustainability initiatives to ensure a better future for our children by passing laws to increase recycling and composting within the City, allowing grey water recycling, and implementing bans on single-use bags and polystyrene containers.
David also worked with the community to create more affordable housing for young families and local workers. Transit-oriented development projects passed in the past four years will increase the City’s housing stock and make it easier for young families and retired couples to buy homes and maintain roots in San Mateo.
Heading into the summer and fall campaign season, David has $8,320 cash on hand.