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New supes president points to poverty amidst plenty

Original post made on Jan 9, 2014

Supervisor Dave Pine will serve as president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 2014. In prepared remarks, he noted that many struggle in a county of great wealth.

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Posted by Debbie Mytels
a resident of another community
on Jan 9, 2014 at 7:48 pm

I don't live in San Mateo County, but as a Peninsula resident it's heartening to read such a thoughtful and compassionate statement by the new Board of Supervisors President for SM County! Dave Pine's comments show that he is aware of the challenges faced by many people in this affluent region -- and that we need to work together to create new solutions that address the problems of poverty, expensive housing and homelessness.

His commitment to address concerns about sea level rise and the need for fiscal restraint show wisdom and future-thinking. And I really liked his statement that the government needs to be more innovative and open to change -- while at the same time realizing that government is NOT "like a business," since the role of these two sectors in society is very different.

In short, BRAVO, Supervisor Pine. May your term as board President be successful!

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Posted by Ayn Rand
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 10, 2014 at 10:35 am

Sure is easy to find fat head tools to promote their hypocrite cult of Communism. Let's make EVERYONE poor and miserable and starving and worthless and stupid and insane!

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Posted by Ayn Rand
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 10, 2014 at 10:38 am

Sorry Debbie. Didn't read yours. Don't stop learning stuff.