San Mateo Mayor Joe Goethals Transparency?

By Michael G. Stogner

San Mateo Mayor Joe Goethals last day working for the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office was May 1, 2020 according the D.A. Steve Wagstaffe.

RE: Joe Goethals

Stephen Wagstaffe <>To:
Michael Stogner Tue, Jun 9 at 11:28 AM

Good morning Michael,
Joe Goethals is not employed at this office and his last day of employment was on Friday, May 1, 2020.
Thank you.

From: Michael Stogner <

Sent: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:25 AM

To: Stephen Wagstaffe <>

Subject: Joe Goethals

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Hello Steve,

Can you tell me if Joe Goethals is still employed by your office and if not what was his last date of employment?

Thank You


San Mateo County

The City website shows he is still prosecutor at the D.A.’s Office.

Mayor Joe Goethals is a life-long resident of San Mateo. Joe was elected in November 2013, was re-elected in 2017 and is currently serving his second term. He works as a prosecutor in the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Joe served on the Public Works Commission 2010-2013, and was serving as the Chair of the Public Works Commission when he was elected. Joe also has a Master’s degree in Public Health and he served on the Peninsula Health Care District Board prior to being elected to the City Council. 

City of San Mateo website today

The residents of San Mateo have a right to know why he has not disclosed his departure from the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office 45 days ago. Did all the council members know of his status? Is he working for another D.A.’s office? What was the reason he is no longer working there?

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