Thursday: Tri-county panel on economic inequality


Top administrators in San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and San Francisco County will convene on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Santa Clara Conference Center (5001 Great America Parkway) for a panel discussion on economic inequality.

The discussion will "focus on the need for unified public policies and strategies" to address growing inequalities in the Bay Area, the announcement says.

The event is part of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's regional meeting.

Panel members include: John Maltbie, county manager in San Mateo County; Emmett Carson, CEO and president of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink; Gary Graves, chief operating officer of Santa Clara County; and Naomi Kelly, city administrator of the city of San Francisco.

For more information, go to the foundation website.

Kate Bradshaw

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2 people like this
Posted by Toulouse
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 7, 2015 at 11:04 am

I would ask that this committee please focus on the plight of all our service workers making less than $30,000 a year, and where they will be able to live if this continues. I include restaurant staff, salon staff, and all childcare, senior care and store clerks, most of whom make less than $15 an hour in this unequal grind. It is outrageous to expect them to commute from Tracy or Stockton just so we can eat that steak in luxury, while they fight for beans.

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