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San Mateo County Citizen Oversight FC- Watchdog has more work to do.

By Michael G. Stogner

This is the group of ordinary citizens that successfully recalled a San Mateo County Elected Official named Herb Perez a Foster City Councilman. One of the items that came up during the Recall Campaign was an Unpaid Sponsorship Fees bill for $17,090.00. So now you have the Government of Foster City giving the RECALLED Politician a Gift of $10,000 and there is no evidence that he has paid or started to pay the previous debt.

Everybody in the Government knows why Herb Perez was RECALLED, the Question is Who approved Gold Medal to receive a $10,000 check in light of the above?

FC-Watchdog submitted a Public Records Act request to the city to inquire about which small businesses received $10,000 from the Business Resiliency fund assistance from Foster City? We received a list today today showing that Gold Medal Martial Arts is a recipient of this fund. We are troubled by this for the following reasons:

Did Gold Medal pay the $17,000 city invoice sent in January for unpaid city event sponsorships?

If not, should Gold Medal be receiving this assistance with an overdue, unpaid balance?

Who approved Gold Medal to receive a $10,000 check in light of the above?

Why is Gold Medal being given special treatment to this day, assuming the $17,000 remains unpaid?

FC-Watchdog is scheduled to meet with the interim city manager next week and we hope to get answers to the above at that time. If you share our concerns, please email council@fostercity.org. The city manager will also receive your email.

Jeff Regan

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SMC Sheriff’s Office PIO Rosemerry Blankswade.

By Michael G. Stogner

Det. Rosemerry Blankswade

PIO is Public Information Officer San Mateo County Sheriff Detective Rosemerry Blankswade is the Spokesperson for Sherif Carlos G. Bolanos. She must be extremely busy, doing something more important than Informing the public.

Public Information would include Press Releases to inform the Public.

May 5, 2020 Half Moon Bay about 7:40 PM in the parking lot of the Pasta Moon Restaurant San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies Killed Sandra Lee Harmon a 56 year old mother who was suffering with mental health issues according to her daughter.

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office has issued only a simple tweet so far,

No Press Release Period.

Sherif Office News Room

Public Trust is earned, Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and Detective Rosemerry Blankswade can not be trusted to tell the truth. Chinedu Okobi Homicide by Law Enforcement October 3, 2018 is a perfect example.

The names of the Deputies should have been made public that night, the Videos and Audios should be released to eliminate any false narrative. Some print media has already started, Shootout, Shotgun Wielding etc.

San Mateo County Residents know this is Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos Mental Health Policy.

Update: The Sheriff Office has just produced a Press Release after my article. As you can see it’s dated 5/7/2020

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Andrew Boone calls SMC Counsel John Beiers a Liar.

By Michael G. Stogner

May 5, 2020, The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Meeting.

Andrew Boone
San Mateo County Counsel John Beiers

Andrew Boone had made a public comment supporting higher wages in San Mateo County specifically the unincorporated area. During Public Comment there is No Response, it’s simply 2 minutes of saying whatever you feel is important. San Mateo County Counsel John Beiers couldn’t help himself he just had to give a response. He has a habit of doing that whenever he feels like it. Andrew Boone called back and called John Beiers a Liar and offered the Supervisors evidence to back up his claim. After that statement I waited for John Beiers or the Supervisors to express Outrage that a Citizen would call their Legal Counsel a Liar in a Public Meeting, Silence was the response.

BOS Meeting May 5, 2020 36:30 mark

Silence from Warren Slocum, Carol Groom, Dave Pine, Dave Canepa, Don Horsley, Mike Callagy, and John Beiers.

The reason for the Silence is Andrew Boone said the Obvious Truth.

Why would that be OK with all five elected officials and County Manager?

John Beiers serves at the pleasure of the FIVE SUPERVISORS.

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Half Moon Bay, Woman shot and killed by SMC Sheriff Deputies.

By Michael G. Stogner

Tonight a woman was shot and killed by the San Mateo County Sheriff Deputies who responded to a report of a woman walking on Main Street with a long gun. She was transported to Stanford Hospital were she was pronounced dead. The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as Sandra Lee Harmon, 56.

The first story/report made public is always in favor of Law Enforcement because it comes from them. Now within 21 hours we hear from a woman saying she is her daughter and sharing with us that her mother suffered from mental health issues. That sounds more like it.

Willow Grace Gatliff: That woman was my mother. She was unbelievably sweet just suffered from mental health issues. Never would she have intentionally hurt anyone. Please forgive her for any scare she may have caused. She was suffering and wasn’t thinking clearly at all.

What was the Sheriff’s Office plan on this call?

The Body camera videos and patrol car videos should be made public ASAP. So far no report of Deputies injured.

San Mateo County District Attorney Chief Inspector John Warren is in charge of the Investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office has refused to respond/answer questions in e-mail.

From: Michael Stogner <michaelgstogner@yahoo.com>

To: Public Information Officer <pio@smcgov.org>

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 6:13:57 AM PDT

Subject: Names of Deputies on leave.


Good Morning,
Could you please tell me the names of the Deputies involved in the call that resulted in the death of a women behind the Pasta Moon Restaurant in Half Moon Bay last night May 5, 2020
What is the name of the law firm representing them?
Did they (Deputies) refuse to provide blood last night?
Was there any malfunction in the downloading of the Videos, Audios or any other device manufactured by AXON?


Thank You 
Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo County News.com

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Who is Chief Information Security Officer of San Mateo County Now?

By Michael G. Stogner

Stormy Maddux was up until April 24, 2020.

San Mateo County Government doesn’t think notifying the 771,000 residents of this sudden departure/void of leadership of this very powerful position in the middle of a pandemic, is Newsworthy. Not a word mentioned anywhere on the County Website. No Press Release from Michelle Durand SMC’s Chief Communications Officer.

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San Mateo County News.com asked County Manager Mike Callagy if he would like to comment on Stormy Madduxs’ departure, his response was non- responsive.

Why would the Government hide this Leadership Change?

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Governor Newsom: Don’t do it.

By. Michael G. Stogner

Governor Gavin Newsom, Now is not the time to grant this immunity to Businesses. What is more important is track down all the people who came into contact with the Prominent Doctor who flew from New York to California with his daughter to be admitted into Silverado Beverley Place where he made contact March 19, 2020 with Brittany Bruner-Ringo R.I.P. The 32-year-old nurse stopped breathing April 20, 2020 32 days later.

Stay the course Protect the Residents of California.

April 9, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom State of California
State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814

RE: Request for Executive Order Related to Liability Protection

Dear Governor Newsom:

California’s heath care workers and those serving in supporting roles are on the front lines of a crisis unlike any our state has ever faced. Every day, they are racing against time to prepare to treat and care for all in need. Sadly, in the coming days and weeks, they will face wrenching, life-threatening decisions in managing scarce resources amid arduous conditions.

The COVID-19 pandemic is projected to affect so many people that health care providers will be forced to allocate scarce medical resources among too many patients who need them.

Given this stark reality, we must have one goal: to save as many lives as possible. With that goal, we request the Governor issue an Executive Order including the following language, which will provide a level of liability protection adequate for care providers to save Californians’ lives:

During the current COVID-19 state of emergency, health care facilities, residential care facilities, senior living providers, health care service plans, physicians and other health care professionals, and all employees thereof, are hereby requested to render services to Californians. In recognition of these extraordinary and unprecedented circumstances, such facilities, plans, physicians, professionals, and employees shall be immune from any administrative sanction or criminal or civil liability or claim for any injury, death, or loss alleged to have resulted from any act, omission, or decision made related to providing or arranging services, including but not limited to acts, omissions, or decisions undertaken because of a lack of resources, absent proof by no less than clear and convincing evidence of willful misconduct as measured by a standard of care that incorporates all of the circumstances of the emergency. All state statutes and regulations are hereby waived to the extent necessary to achieve this immunity. The unenforceability or invalidity of any part of this paragraph shall not have an impact on the enforceability or validity of any other part of this paragraph.

Governor Gavin Newsom
April 9, 2020 Page | 2

Effectively minimizing death and serious illness among the population as a whole entails distributing finite resources to those who have the greatest opportunity to benefit, thereby maximizing appropriate care for the greatest number of patients likely to benefit from these resources.

While the state is creating a framework to guide these difficult decisions, providers need assurance they will not later be judged or sued when abiding by this framework, or when making related care decisions based on their best judgment and determination at the time. In this time of crisis, care providers must be able to observe, evaluate, and respond to rapidly-changing conditions and events; the prospect of being subjected to future lawsuits would burden and slow these decisions, threatening greater loss of life throughout California. Basic ethical principles governing crisis triage decisions include accountability—not only for health care providers called upon to make such decisions, but also for the government in supporting the processes to make these decisions and protecting the providers who make them.

When providers approach their work in the coming weeks and months, we must give them the support they need to make the best possible decisions, including protections from future legal action, as long as that liability protection does not excuse willful misconduct. To help understand the magnitude of the situation, here are several examples of the kinds of situations our health care system will face:

  1. Thirty patients require ventilators, but a hospital has only 25 ventilators.
  2. A hospital has too few pulmonologists, so obstetricians agree to care for respiratory patients.
  3. A hospital postpones a patient’s elective surgery to accommodate a surge of COVID-19 patients,thus delaying care to the surgery patient.
  4. A patient no longer needs acute care, and is moved to a skilled nursing facility, although thepatient preferred to stay at the acute care facility and did not provide consent to be transferred.
  5. An assisted living facility resident contracts COVID-19 from an employee, even though thefacility used proper screening techniques when employees arrived at work.
  6. An assisted living facility suspends group dining and activities as well as restricting visitors, dueto social distancing requirements, and is sued for causing depression by isolating residents intheir rooms.
  7. A skilled nursing facility is sued for allegedly deficient care rendered by staff who had notreceived full training s a result of staffing shortages.
  8. A facility cannot access N-95 masks, and health care providers are asked to deliver care usingsurgical masks.
  9. A skilled nursing facility admits an asymptomatic patient in accordance with CaliforniaDepartment of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The patient later is determined to be COVID-19-positive, and the facility must manage a potential outbreak without full staff and without sufficient personal protective equipment.

In addition to the executive order language requested above, when considering the issue of liability protection, provisions of Government Code Section 8659 should be explicitly invoked; however these provisions are too limited for the unprecedented pandemic we are facing, which is why even broader liability protections is needed. Government Code Section 8659 does not help skilled nursing or assisted living facilities or health plans, and omits many types of health care workers (such as physician assistants, mental health providers, custodial staff, and managers). In addition, this statute does not provide protection for a willful act or willful omission, such as considered decisions to ration ventilators,

Governor Gavin Newsom
April 9, 2020 Page | 3

stop elective procedures, transfer a patient to an alternate care center, or assign an obstetrician to care for a pulmonary patient which has been the advice of the state or the standard or care in a crisis.

As our care providers make these difficult decisions, they need to know they will not be prosecuted or persecuted. This request is made with the deep understanding that every care provider is doing all they can to protect all Californians during this unprecedented crisis.

Respectfully,

Carmela Coyle, President and CEO California Hospital Association

Craig Cornett, CEO/President
California Association of Health Facilities

Sally Michael, President & CEO California Assisted Living Association

Janus Norman, SVP, Government Relations California Medical Association

Charles Bacchi, President & CEO California Association of Health Plans

Jeannee Parker Martin, President & CEO LeadingAge Californa

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