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News - January 27, 2010

County charter review panel meets on changing how supervisors are elected

The San Mateo County Charter Review Committee will meet Wednesday, Jan. 27, to discuss the county's law regarding electing representatives to the Board of Supervisors.

The civil grand jury of San Mateo County has recommended that each of the board's seats be decided by voters in only the district that the seat represents. Such a change would make elections more competitive, would make the board more diverse, and would allow for better representation in rural, less-populated areas, the grand jury argued.

The county is the only one in the state to hold county-wide elections for its board of supervisors, according to the grand jury.

The meeting of the San Mateo County Charter Review Committee will begin at 5 p.m. in Room 101 of the county office building at 455 County Center in Redwood City.

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