San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom was elected to a second term as president of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Jan. 6.
Groom, a former San Mateo city council member who was elected to the county board in 2010, said her goals for 2015 include studying a minimum wage ordinance; laying the groundwork for Community Choice Aggregation, a local energy model; and combating elder abuse.
She said the board's goals remained largely the same: "to keep San Mateo County safe and healthy, provide services for the most vulnerable population, and preserve and protect our precious open space and park lands."
In addition, she said she hoped to continue to work on sea level rise and flooding issues, school safety, enhanced mental health services, the revitalization of the North Fair Oaks neighborhood, third-grade reading initiatives, and maintaining a balanced budget with healthy reserves.
Groom previously served as the board president in 2001. She represents District 2, which includes the cities of San Mateo, Foster City and most of Belmont.
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