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HMB’s Coastside Recovery Initiative Zoom Meeting 2/11/2021 6:00PM

By Michael G. Stogner

The question I ask is why would any City or County think this is the time to discuss or promote Recovery. California is in a raging Global Pandemic, It has never been worse than it is today. It will get better when 70% of Americans are vaccinated that looks like that will happen around August. In the mean time there are not enough ICU Beds and Trained Staff or Vaccine doses to even apply to the 1A group. So who thinks its a great idea to have this Recovery Zoom Meeting with Lenny Mendonca besides the County and the Chamber of Commerce?

The Time for Social and Economic Recovery will be when ALL of the public is Safe, It’s that simple and Now is not that time.

I couldn’t help but notice they fail to mention Lenny Mendonca’s 36 year relationship with McKinsey & Company.

McKinsey & Company Consulted Perdue Pharma and recently agreed to pay $573,000,000.00 in settlement agreement.

McKinsey & Company consulted ICE and Custom and Border Protection.

McKinsey & Company consulted New York City to reduce Jail violence. It increased.

From the City’s website: Join Us for the Launch of the Coastside Recovery Initiative

The City, County and the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce are hosting a virtual open house event on Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m. We invite you to come and learn about the Coastside Recovery Initiative (CRI), and to contribute your ideas. You’ll hear from Lenny Mendonca, former Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom on why the time is now to ramp up plans for social and economic recovery.

They are asking you to register in advance of the meeting for some reason.

Please click here to register for the virtual open house. We look forward to seeing you.

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Lenny Mendonca quietly resigned on Good Friday.

By Michael G. Stogner

Lenny Mendonca abruptly resigned April 10, 2020. He’s no longer the CA Chief Economic & Business Advisor to Gov Newsom and he’s no longer serving as the Chair for the CA High Speed Rail Authority. 

The California High Speed Rail Authority just had a meeting April 21, 2020. They were forced to disclose an Investigation, They disclosed a watered down version of what is really happening. They reported that the consultant WSP hired their own Attorney to Investigate the Whistleblowers Allegations.

Everybody knows that is not a real Investigation.

The investigation disclosure was made at Tuesday’s board meeting in response to a question raised by board member Martha Escutia, a former state senator and now USC vice president for government relations. Escutia said she raised the matter because it was important to protect the integrity of the project.

Thanks to the LATIMES By RALPH VARTABEDIAN we now know there are two Criminal Investigations. This was not disclosed at the meeting.

The project is being investigated by the criminal division of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Inspector General, and the F.B.I.

As most San Mateo County Residents know Lenny Mendonca is the owner of the Half Moon Bay Review and his Newspaper didn’t see this as a Newsworthy Story.

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