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Menlo fire district, Coast Guard adopt safety plan for drones and aircraft

Original post made on Jun 4, 2019

A new plan is in place for firefighters' search and rescue drones and U.S. Coast Guard helicopters to share the skies over the San Francisco Bay.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 3, 2019, 3:54 PM

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Posted by Did u lnow
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 4, 2019 at 1:18 pm

Now with this new development, what will Fire Board Member Virginia Chang Kiraly do since both districts have cross responsibilities. How can she run for two elected positions? Here’s the breakdown;

San Mateo Harbor District:

The San Mateo County Harbor District is an autonomous district created to operate harbor facilities and waterways within the boundaries of San Mateo County.

Fire District:

During a period of annexation in the post-World War II era, Menlo Park acquired a significant area of marshland, mud and tidal water where the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is now responsible for emergency response.

Let’s see what happens in 2020.

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 4, 2019 at 7:54 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Kiraly is clearly violating the law which prohibits an individual from holding two elected offices that have overlapping jurisdiction.

"Incompatible Offices. Gov. Code Section 1099 codifies the common law prohibition against the holding of “incompatible offices.” This doctrine restricts the ability of public officials to hold two different public offices simultaneously if the offices have overlapping and conflicting public duties. For this section to apply, each position must be a “public office.” (Gov. Code Section 1099(c).)

Pursuant to Section 1099, a person may not simultaneously hold two public offices if: either of the offices exercises a supervisory, auditing, or removal power over the other office or body, there is a significant clash of duties or loyalties between the offices, or there are public policy considerations that make it improper. The consequence of holding an incompatible office is that the person is “deemed to have forfeited the first office upon acceding to the second.” (Gov. Code Section 1099(b).) In addition, the California Constitution has provisions addressing the holding of two government positions."

Sadly the San Mateo County Elections Officer and the San Mateo County District Attorney have chosen to look the other way on this clear transgression of the law.

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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 4, 2019 at 8:02 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

"Sadly the San Mateo County Elections Officer and the San Mateo County District Attorney have chosen to look the other way on this clear transgression of the law."

Shocking in the most corrupt county in California.

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