By Michael G. Stogner
On January 13, 2022 ABC 7 Investigative Reporter Dan Noyes reported MORE than $10,000,000 of PPE was ordered moved outside the San Mateo County Event Center and there was some minor damage to the Cardboard Boxes. That same day He asked the County Manager Mike Callagy what the value of the PPE was? Mike Callagy responded “I don’t know.”
The next day Mike Callagy issued a Press Release that got published all over the internet that stated approximately $7.7M of SURPLUS PPE.
Mike Callagy went from “I don’t know” to a $3,000,000.00 difference in less than 24 hours.
That number has since been reduced in the media to $7,000,000.00
I thought it would be a Great Idea if the 5 Supervisors did their job and Verify the EXACT Dollar amount of PPE that was purchased with Taxpayer money. Not one of them liked that idea.
Here is a list of some questions I thought they might want to get the answers too. They had NO Interest.
Remove Item 12 from the Agenda January 25, 2022
What is the current Inventory of the PPE at SMCCC?
What was the actual cost of all the PPE stored at SMCCC?
Who ordered the PPE moved outside of the SMCCC? What date?
Who ordered the CONVOY of Garbage trucks to remove PPE from SMCCC? Date?
What is Wine Country Marines experience in distributing PPE items in this volume?
What has been Wine Country Marines largest distribution to date?
What other organizations were considered to distribute this PPE?
Why is there no mention of Distributing this PPE to San Mateo County Only?
Why wasn’t this PPE distributed when SMC first received it?
What made James Brown think the PPE was already donated to WCM?
Who in San Mateo County made him think that?
On January 25, 2022 at the Board of Supervisors Meeting there were only 2 Public Comments on Agenda Item 12. I will publish the Video of that meeting as soon as Mike Callagy allows it on the San Mateo County Website, as of 1/29/2022 @ 7:00 AM it’s not available.