San Mateo County offers camping at numerous parks a short drive or even a bicycle ride away from anywhere in the county. Make memories or you and your family this year by going camping. To learn more and to make a reservation, visit the Parks website.
The Elections Office will update the election results on Thursday, May 5 at 4:30 p.m.
This hotly contested special election was held to fill the vacant District 1 seat on the Board of Supervisors and to determine voter support for three school districts seeking parcel taxes.
With 549 of 549 precincts reporting, the results for District 1 Supervisor so far are:
Vote Count Percentage
DAVE PINE 21,504 27.2%
RICHARD HOLOBER 20,565 26.0%
GINA PAPAN 20,346 25.8%
TERRY NAGEL 7,979 10.1%
MICHAEL G. STOGNER 5,896 7.5%
DEMETRIOS NIKAS 2,683 3.4%
Approximately 6,225 ballots will be processed to complete the vote count. These are being processed to determine voter eligibility and if the voter’s signature matches the signature on file, and once confirmed, the ballots are sorted by precinct, scanned and tallied. This is a “winner take all” election with no run off.
For more information and to view updates, go to http://www.shapethefuture.org and click on the “Get Election Results” button near the top of the page.
The Sacramento Bee on Sunday, May 1, ran an opinion piece by County Manager David S. Boesch supporting basing State budget decisions on a program’s actual performance.
“What is performance-based budgeting?,” he wrote. “It’s how businesses and you and I budget for our companies and households. It’s budgeting for results.”
Read the article at the Sacramento Bee’s website.
People across San Mateo County enjoyed car-free streets and other outdoor activities on Sunday, May 1, during Streets Alive.
Badminton, soccer, dancing, history walks and tai-chi were among the activities that took place from Brisbane to East Palo Alto. Streets Alive aims to encourage people to get outside and get healthy and to demonstrate the benefits of safe, car-free streets.
In South San Fancisco, for instace, officials closed a section of Grand Avenue through the downtown and turned the roadway into a playground.
Go to www.streetsalivesmc.org to learn more and view more photos.
On Thursday, April 28, the County was alerted by news reporters that an environmental group said it had filed a lawsuit to block a proposed development on the coast. In response, Marshall Wilson, the County’s communications director, issued the following statement: