I’ve said this was a case to watch, and now that it was DISMISSED after 4 years in San Mateo County Criminal Court. I recommend this case be Audited to see if the Private Defender Program did what is expected of it.
This was a Vandalism charge, and for 4 years the Defendant Andras Plank had been requesting to see the Body Worn Camera Video evidence from the San Mateo Police Department. That BWC video was finally provided on 8/11/2022. Let me just say this, Body Worn Camera Video’s should be made available to the defendant as soon as a person is charged.
How much money did San Mateo County Taxpayers invest in both the Prosecution and the Defense in this case? Remember it was DISMISSED.
18-NM-014387-A | The People of the State of California vs. Andras Plank
Case Number 18-NM-014387-A
File Date 12/07/2018
Case Type Complaint
Case Status Dismissed
Plaintiff (Participant) Wagstaffe, Stephen M., ESQ
We teach our children the importance of Keeping Your Word or Keeping Your Promise.
Making San Mateo County Safer has been a project of mine for the last 22 years. I have found only one Elected Official (Politician) who shared that goal.
The question remains unanswered, Will Giselle Hale serve if she is elected in November, or will she refuse to be swore in?
Giselle Hale is the Mayor of Redwood City, To my knowledge she has done NOTHING to eliminate the Redwood City Police Departments TWO sets of Daily Activity Log Records.
“I like to get things done.” That is what Giselle Hale claims.
I personally would like to see her FIX the two sets of Books. That would go along way in Making San Mateo County Safer. San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Colin Smith Arrested TWICE by RWCPD. San Mateo County Sheriff Sergeant Lou Aquino Arrested for DUI by RWCPD. There is also the RWCPD responding to the Domestic Violence call to San Mateo County Sheriff Lt. Kristina Bell’s home that never made it to either of RWCPD daily records.
Both of those arrests were hidden from the PUBLIC. That is a Very Bad Idea.
That is SOMETHING she could do right this minute, she is the MAYOR. I can’t think of a better example to demonstrate “I like to get things done.”
Now that she has officially ended her Campaign. Her name is still on the ballot and people will still vote for her. I think the average San Mateo County Resident would appreciate the stopping of the phone calls, yard signs, door knocking, canvassing asking for Donations, etc. How hard is it for a VOTER to Google Giselle Hale to see if they want to vote for her?
Giselle Hale might also consider resigning from Mayor of Redwood City, and that would give her even more quality time with her children and husband which is what she claims as her reason for ending her campaign.
This is a work in progress, more questions remain.
As it turns out Several San Mateo County Employees knew a lot about that PPE product.
Here are three who knew according to San Mateo County Counsel.
Deputy County Manager Iliana Rodriguez, San Mateo County Chief Financial Officer Roberto Manchia, Department of Emergency Management Director Daniel Belville.
“County Manager Mike Callagy was not involved in these discussions and did not authorize the distribution of equipment to or through Wine Country Marines on or before January 13, 2022, and he did not have contact with Mr. Brown or Wine Country Marines on or before that date.”
“San Mateo County was looking to Donate the More than $10M of PPE Prior to September 2021“
This took a little while to get this information from San Mateo County Government. As you will remember on January 13, 2022 at 6:12 PM, ABC News Investigative Reporter Dan Noyes broke the story to the residents of San Mateo County. What we learned from Interviews with County Manager Mike Callagy and Candidate for Congress and former President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors David Canepa, Neither of those two gentleman and the rest of the Board of Supervisors had a clue about the more than $10M of product. They didn’t know it was moved, wet, or about to be DONATED by the Wine Country Marines on January 25, 2022.
In December 2021, a MassVax employee working at the Event Center suggested to Deputy County Manager Iliana Rodriguez that Wine Country Marines, a non-profit organization, might be a potential recipient organization. Ms. Rodriguez thereafter began vetting Wine Country Marines to determine whether it would be an appropriate recipient.
Question? How many other 501-C’s were vetted?
California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES)
On January 12, 2022, Mr. Belville spoke to representatives from CalOES, who approved donations to non-profit organizations. Question did they approve THIS donation?
January 12, 2022 Mr. Belville spoke to James Brown of Wine Country Marines, who agreed to help donate and distribute the equipment and PPE to organizations in need.
You might be asking, When was San Mateo County Department of Emergency Management created? The answer is December 6, 2021 by San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy.
On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 12:46:45 PM PDT, Caiti Busch <email@example.com> wrote:
We’ve looked into your request, and, after reasonable inquiry, here are the facts: Prior to September 2021, when certain safety equipment stored at the San Mateo County Event Center was moved outdoors, the County was looking to donate surplus safety equipment and PPE stored there, including equipment and PPE that was never moved outside.
As part of this process, the County was vetting potential organizations to whom it might donate the supplies. In December 2021, a MassVax employee working at the Event Center suggested to Deputy County Manager Iliana Rodriguez that Wine Country Marines, a non-profit organization, might be a potential recipient organization. Ms. Rodriguez thereafter began vetting Wine Country Marines to determine whether it would be an appropriate recipient.
In early January 2022, San Mateo County Chief Financial Officer Roberto Manchia directed Department of Emergency Management Director Daniel Belville to confirm with the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) that supplies could be donated to non-profit organizations. On January 12, 2022, Mr. Belville spoke to representatives from CalOES, who approved donations to non-profit organizations.
That same day, Mr. Belville spoke to James Brown of Wine Country Marines, who agreed to help donate and distribute the equipment and PPE to organizations in need. On January 13, 2022, this arrangement was confirmed, and Mr. Brown posted as much on his blog. No PPE or safety equipment was given to Mr. Brown or Wine Country Marines prior to January 13, 2022. We are also not aware of any County employees who communicated with Mr. Brown or Wine Country Marines prior to Mr. Belville’s discussion with Mr. Brown on January 12, 2022; as far as we know, the only person related to the County who spoke with Mr. Brown before this date about this issue was the MassVax employee who originally suggested Wine Country Marines to Ms. Rodriguez.
County Manager Mike Callagy was not involved in these discussions and did not authorize the distribution of equipment to or through Wine Country Marines on or before January 13, 2022, and he did not have contact with Mr. Brown or Wine Country Marines on or before that date.
We will continue to investigate your records request, and, as indicated in my March 11, 2022 email, I will provide an update on or before March 24, 2022.
Update: 4:00 PM March 17, 2022 Attorney for San Mateo County Daniel T. McCloskey appeared and informed the Judge that Mr. Eblovi filled a Motion to Dismiss the case 2 weeks ago. The Judge checked his records and said the court has no record of that being filed. Mr. Eblovi did not make an appearance.
DAVID C. EBLOVI vs. COUNTY OF SAN MATEO – 21CV002208
This is a case to watch, Why would a resident of Half Moon Bay, California be compelled to Sue the Government of San Mateo County over the Homicide of Sandra Lee Harmon R.I.P. by the Sheriff’s Office Employees on May 5, 2020.
Why would David Eblovi file the Lawsuit in Alameda County and not San Mateo County?
Why does San Mateo County Government want this case heard in SMC?
Mr. Eblovi knows the truth about how San Mateo County Government works and it is the Residents who are responsible for the behavior of ALL Government Officials.
Update: 9:15AM 2/8/2022 Next Court date is February 14, 2022 at 2PM
21-SM-014538-A | The People of the State of California vs. Aldon Jacarus Ramon Smith
02/08/2022 Courtroom 8B 9:00 AM Preliminary Hearing Judicial Officer Jakubowski, Susan Hearing Time 9:00 AM Comment 2 Briefs filed
This case should be compared to other SMC DUI, Crash, Personal Injury, and BAC .288
The key word here is CONVICTED:
VEHICLE CODE – VEH
DIVISION 11.5. SENTENCING FOR DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE [23500 – 23675]
In addition to any other provision of this code, if a person is convicted of a violation of Section 23152 or23153, the court shall consider a concentration of alcohol in the person’s blood of 0.15 percent or more, by weight, or the refusal of the person to take a breath or urine test, as a special factor that may justify enhancing the penalties in sentencing, in determining whether to grant probation, and, if probation is granted, in determining additional or enhanced terms and conditions of probation.(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 177, Sec. 2. (AB 2717) Effective January 1, 2019.)
San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos did not release a Booking Photo or Press Release of his arrest. Those are the first two Red Flags of a Special Treatment case in SMC. His whereabouts for more than 5 hours has never been made public. That is the third Red Flag. The fourth Red Flag is Joshua Bentley is his defense attorney.
Letter sent October 6, 2021 to San Mateo County Government Official Mark Church.
Dear Chief Elections Officer Church,
I’m very excited that Board of Supervisors President David Canepa, along with San Francisco County Board President Shamann Walton, has petitioned the Secretary of State to create regulations that will allow San Mateo County and other counties to conduct pilot projects for an open-source paper ballot voting system in the November 2022 election.
Nothing is more important to democracy than confidence in the security and transparency of our elections. As former Governor Jerry Brown said just last Friday in San Francisco, “These voting machines have to be…open to observation. We gotta know. There can be no obscurity here — nothing, nothing hidden. That’s what open source means. I’m all for it.”
It is simply unacceptable that San Mateo County and other counties can only choose from expensive commercial vendors that use secret software. That’s why I’m hoping you’ll join President Canepa and take advantage of the tremendous opportunity that San Mateo County has to conduct a small pilot project of a non-profit open-source voting system at no cost to the county.
If successful, a proven open-source voting system could end up saving San Mateo County millions over current corporate vendors — and give all voters more confidence in the transparency of its voting systems.
I’m hoping you’ll join President Canepa and President Walton in leading California and the nation towards more options and greater transparency in its elections systems.
Sincerely, Brent Turner 80 Cabrillo Hwy N Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1650
Response today from Mark Church, (No Way in Hell) (Never going to happen) my words.
Thank you for your email in support of Open Source Voting Systems.
While Open Source Voting Systems are potentially viable for future elections, our in-depth 2018 Election System Request for Proposal (RFP) established that no Open Source Voting Systems met the stringent certification requirements established by the Office of the Secretary of State.
The Dominion Democracy Suite Voting System was selected as a result of its extensive experience in state and national elections along with its ease of use, efficiency, accuracy and ballot design. The Dominion Voting System is used by over 40 counties in the State of California, establishing a secure network of users and support systems. Our experience with the Dominion Voting System over six elections has been positive in terms of ease of use, transparency and accuracy. Rather than purchasing our Dominion Voting System, we decided to lease our system in order to allow the development of Open Source Voting Systems as a possible alternative in the future.
In 2022, my office will be focused on the post-Census redistricting process and conducting the Gubernatorial Primary and General Elections. At this juncture, our office is not positioned to pilot the development and implementation of an untested voting system. Nonetheless, I am committed to considering Open Source Voting Systems as these systems become available and are certified in the State of California.
What does that even mean? David Canepa has taken an Oath himself, He knows his statement is not TRUTHFUL. He knows Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos is Dishonest. Now what happens?
“I’ve known the sheriff to be truthful and I’m going to be taking him at his word,” Canepa said. “The sheriff told me he had nothing to do with it and for me that was good enough.”
Carlos G. Bolanos has also said he was never INSIDE 3474 Eldon Street. Las Vegas, Nevada on April 21, 2007 but according to LVMPD Spokesperson Bill Cassell, That was a LIE.
What did David Canepa actually ask Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and Why?
The San Mateo Daily Journal published a Re-elect Carlos G. Bolanos to Sheriff story on September 30, 2021, the Title: San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos denies he is a part of Oath Keepers. Bolanos rebuffs affiliation with far-right extremist group after leaked data shows connection.
By Sierra Lopez Daily Journal staff
Why would the President of the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County get involved with anything that had to do with Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos. For the last 20 years that I am aware of San Mateo County Counsel has advised the Supervisors they have NO AUTHORITY over the Sheriff, He/She is elected by the Voters.
Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos wasn’t truthful when he issued these two FALSE Press Releases about Chinedu V. Okobi Homicide by Six San Mateo County Employees. David Canepa has full knowledge of these documents.
San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos wasn’t truthful about the Sandra Lee Homicide by San Mateo County Employees in Half Moon Bay on May 5, 2020, and he has refused to release to the Public the AXON LOG RECORDS. David Canepa has full knowledge of these documents.
The real question is for the Residents of San Mateo County, What are you going to do about it?
Background April 7, 2021 Roger Allen was shot and killed by Daly City Police Department, he was sitting in the passenger seat of a disabled truck. Nobody requested the Police to show up. 4 Officers did and surrounded the vehicle. The Official report from Chief of Police Patrick Hensley and approved by Shawanna Maltbie was “They were there to Help.” That was the first time I had heard of Daly City Police Officers “We are here to Help” on what normally would be a AAA call to fix a flat tire.
Shawanna Maltbie the City Manager is responsible for the behavior of the Police Department, (What I mean by that is the City Manager can Fire the Police Chief and she could have named the 4 Officers the very first day of the Homicide, She simply chose not to.) and serves at the pleasure of the City Council. This was just demonstrated to all SMC Residents by the Foster City Gang of 3 (G3) when they FIRED Dr. Peter Prinejad, August 25, 2021, their recently hired City Manager for NO CAUSE.
Daly City has NO Councilmember at this time who thinks Shawanna Maltbie should be fired. That is why Public is now speaking up. The Public is responsible for how their Government acts.
Per the The Public’s demands from The Daly City Council Meeting from this past Monday, September 13, 2021, The Daly City Public will be visiting Daly City Hall, Today, September 20th, around 11:30 AM to confirm resignation of all Daly City Council Members, City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Clerk and Police Chief. These demands were made at the 2:41:49 mark.
The next step and really the only one that will make an impact on Daly City Government is for the Public to organize and RECALL at least 3 of the 5 Councilmembers. Can it be done? Just look to the residents of Foster City who successfully RECALLED the Vice Mayor Herb Perez, not that long ago.
I have asked the City of Foster City who was responsible for placing it on the Agenda for both August 25, and August 31, 2021 Closed Session Meetings? There has been no response to those questions.
Good morning Jennifer, I do have another question or possibly two, can you tell me which City Council member requested the Closed Session Meeting on August 25, 2021 and August 31, 2021? Thank You Michael G. Stogner. San Mateo County News.com
I asked San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy (a Foster City resident on the Citizen Ad Hoc Committee) if any of the councilmembers contacted him prior to them firing Dr. Peter Pirnejad?
Michael Callagy <firstname.lastname@example.org>To:Michael StognerMon, Aug 30 at 3:47 PM
Hi Mike,I heard about his firing from another city manager a few days after he was fired. We were at lunch. I was not aware there was a closed session on this matter. In fact you are the first I heard that from. Though I asked that Peter sit on a panel for a discussion on equity awhile back, I never really had an opportunity to get to know him. Best regards, MikeGet Outlook for iOS
From: Michael Stogner <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, August 30, 2021 7:30 AM To: Michael Callagy Subject: Foster City Fired City Manager. CAUTION: This email originated from outside of San Mateo County. Unless you recognize the sender’s email address and know the content is safe, do not click links, open attachments or reply.
Hello Mike, Did anybody from Foster City contact you in advance of the August 25, 2021 Closed Session Meeting that resulted in Dr. Peter Prinejad being terminated. Do you have any comment on this Termination especially since the Assistant City Manager just left that position a couple of weeks prior? Thank You Michael G. Stogner
San Mateo County News.com
I asked San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe if any of the Foster City Councilmembers contacted his office to make a criminal complaint against Dr. Peter Pirnejad the New City Manager of Foster City?
Stephen Wagstaffe <firstname.lastname@example.org>To:Michael Stogner Sat, Sep 4 at 11:52 AM
Good morning Michael,
No. Everything I have heard about the situation is what I have read in your reports.
From: Michael Stogner <email@example.com> Sent: Saturday, September 4, 2021 6:56 AM To: Stephen Wagstaffe <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Foster City’s fired City Manager Dr. Peter Pirnejad
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Good morning Steve,
Did any of Foster City council members file a criminal complaint against Dr. Peter Pirnejad?
Did anybody for that matter?
Just because you have the authority to do something (Fire/Terminate) doesn’t mean that you should, or that it is the right or decent action to take. Super Majority Vote should be considered by the residents. This was clearly an issue between only 3 of the 5 council members. Mayor Sanjay Gehani, F.C. Councilman Jon Froomin voted against the firing of Dr. Peter Pirnejad.