Redistricting Committee a short history
Original post made by Michael G Stogner on May 29, 2013
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.
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
Sitting and fidgeting behind Dave Pine while he is talking about democracy is Bill Nack.