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Redistricting Committee a short history

Original post made by Michael G Stogner, another community, on May 29, 2013

In June 2006 Jerry Hill successfully runs a campaign and wins for Supervisor for the 3rd time and takes an oath to fulfill the 4 year obligation. Shortly thereafter he chooses to run for assembly for the State of California and successfully runs another campaign which causes him to break his oath to the public. He caused the remaining supervisors to show their true colors and deciding how to fill his vacant position. Two dozen groups wanted the voters to decide this issue and were opposed to the appointment.

December 16th 2008 3 supervisors appointed Carole Groom after being heavily lobbied and Bill Nack of San Mateo County Labor is a good example of that.

In 2009 the Grand Jury issued a report scolding The Supervisors for appointing instead of letting the voters vote and instead of answering in writing to the Grand Jury the Board of Supervisors side stepped the issue and gave it to the Charter Review Committee of 2010. At one of the public meetings the CRC was politely warned that if the county didn't let the voters decide this issue they would be sued. the CRC made its final recommendation to the supervisors and they voted 14 to 2 in favor of letting the voters decide. The supervisors chose to ignore the majority and once again refused to let the voters vote on this issue by refusing to place it on the ballot. As promised San Mateo County was sued and as of today have spent $995,000 tax payer dollars in legal fees and an additional $100,000 dollars for the current Redistricting Committee which is headed by Bill Nack " San Mateo Labor Council". This committee has been formed as part of the official settlement of the lawsuit and their is absolutely no commitment by the board of supervisors to revise or redraw any boundry lines. Why are we investing $100,000 dollars for this committee? Are the Supervisors continuing to misbehave? You be the judge.

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Posted by Michael G Stogner
a resident of another community
on May 31, 2013 at 10:58 am

These are the only people who spoke to the Supervisors on December 16th 2008 regarding appointment vs election. The top 5 wanted to appoint Carole Groom. Dave Pine is the only person who spoke in favor of democracy.

Nadia Bledsoe, AFSCME Local 829, South San Francisco
 
 
Linda Gregory, San Mateo County Central Labor Council
 
 
Irma Compton, SEIU, Redwood City
 
 
Chrystine Lawson, SEIU Local 521, San Mateo
 
 
Bill Nack, Building and Construction Trades Council, Foster City
 
 
Dave Pine, Burlingame


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Sitting and fidgeting behind Dave Pine while he is talking about democracy is Bill Nack.