By Michael G, Stogner
San Mateo County Politician Herb Perez was Recalled March 3, 2020 and the results will be certified within 30 days of that date.
Herb Perez is a business owner and Councilman in Foster City who was about to be termed out. The political experts in the county suggested the concerned citizens who are the Only Oversight of elected officials in reality to let him get termed out and just don’t vote for him in the future. A Recall is expensive and very time consuming and the odds are it will fail.
Herb Perez responded to the Petition for Recall with this statement. “They cannot name a single wrongdoing.” Really did he watch their Videos?
During public meetings he has openly called residents fools, morons, miscreants, malfeasants and ultracrepidarians as a form of intimidation.
The recall effort was organized by a group called FC Watchdog, which accused Perez of “open disdain for residents” and pro-development agenda. Jeff Regan, an organizer for the recall, said about the recall effort, “It’s because when a resident goes up to speak publicly and gets treated with disdain — that blocks democracy and it’s an intimidation tactic. At a certain point, enough is enough.”
Tuesday’s election also chose his successor former police Capt. Jon Frooman
Herb Perez could have avoided having the title RECALLED added to his name & resume by simply being Civil, he choose not to. He chose to sue instead, file criminal allegations to the District Attorney’s Office who declined to move forward. He saw that more than 4,300 people signed the recall petition that is enough to pass the recall.
The question for the other elected officials who served with Herb Perez on the Foster City Council. Why was his behavior OK with you?
As of this afternoon there are 7,275 Yes votes to recall which is 77.28%
March 6, 2020 I had the privilege of attending the celebration and acknowledging of all the volunteers that made this result possible. I was impressed by the age swing from very young to the Seniors but most notable was the Women involved. One woman made the comment that she and her Granddaughter went door to door. I thought that was so cool. I also noticed that Reporter Annie Berman of KQED was the only other News Media that attended the most Important Election Story in San Mateo County this year for sure.
I couldn’t help but notice the absence of any San Mateo Daily Journal reporter at this event. Jerry Lee and Jon Mays chose not to cover it. Why?
“It is the mission of the Daily Journal to be the most accurate, fair and relevant local news source for those who live, work and play on the mid-Peninsula”
We are the Peninsula’s leading local newspaper and the Peninsula’s local news leader. In fact, the Daily Journal has been called “the de facto newspaper of record for San Mateo County.”
This explains it: Could your business use 83,450 new leads in one day from one of the most affluent areas of the nation? That’s what we do at the Daily Journal, we connect advertisers to our readers; it’s that simple.
One of the many lessons this Brave group of citizens learned in causing this Recall, It is Expensive to get your message out in a way to cause action. Think about that, The San Mateo Daily Journal claims to have 83,450 readers per day. This event was not Newsworthy to them.
There are still Legal Expenses to be paid, if you would like to contribute.