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Foster City Police chooses not to give the Residents a Heads up. Why?

By Michael G. Stogner

Watch Dion Lim’s report tonight on KGO ABC 7 News Tonight.

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Dutch Goose, SAY SOMETHING to FOSTER CITY. Snapping NECKS of 100 GEESE, LYNCHING, Bad Idea.

By Michael G. Stogner

Update: justicee4muniredais on Instagram will be LIVE Streaming the event TODAY.

Today 5 PM FOSTER CITY, LEO RYAN R.I.P. PARK, Join BRENT TURNER the Real Activist and many other Good and Decent People to express their opinions against this $90,000.00 approved expense to EXECUTE 100 Geese living in Foster City by spinal dislocation aka Neck Breaking/Snapping. This sounds like LYNCHING doesn’t it, same result this method includes pulling the neck to sever the spine. Sam Hindi thinks this is a great idea, Richa Awasthi, Sanjay Gehani,Jon Froomin voted for this. That means Politicians voted to Execute this Geese.

San Mateo County News.com Article Neck Snapping.

Foster City’s plan to kill more than 100 geese, potentially by ..

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Jul 22, 2022 — In 2021, the City Council voted to allow both nonlethal and lethal options to control the mounting geese population and began moving forward …

Foster City Moves Forward With Plan to Kill 100 Geese Over …

https://www.nbcbayarea.com › news › local › peninsula

Jul 19, 2022 — So on Monday, the city council voted to move forward with the plan to get permits so if they need to, they can kill up to a third of the geese …

Foster City authorizes the killing of 100 geese amid sanitation …

https://www.ktvu.com › news › foster-city-authorizes-the-…

Jul 20, 2022 — FOSTER CITY, Calif. – Foster City is moving forward with a plan to control the city’s large Canada Goose by potentially culling the birds.

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Foster City faces backlash after approving a plan to kill more …

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Jul 26, 2022 — “Foster City’s decision to break the necks of up to 100 geese is despicable, and it won’t work. New geese will be attracted to plentiful …

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Foster City proceeding with lethal options for geese

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Citing significant health and environmental concerns about its growing geese population, the Foster City Council is moving forward with its depredation plan …

California Residents: Urgent! Last Chance to Save Foster City …

https://www.idausa.org › save-foster-city-geese-legislators

Urge Congresswoman Jackie Speier and your legislators to influence the Council of Foster Cityand pardon 100 geese and goslings for pooping in public.

Animal rights activists cite Foster City for ‘gander slander’

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Jul 26, 2022 — “Foster City’s decision to break the necks of up to 100 geese is despicable, and it won’t work,” Lisa Levinson, campaigns director for the group …

Petition · Stop Canada Geese Killing – Change.org

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The Foster City Council has voted to cull geese as soon as they receive a final permit. Wherever there are Canada geese, there are droppings, …

Foster City officials approve plan to kill up to 100 Canada geese

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Jul 21, 2022 — FOSTER CITY, Calif. (KGO) — A plan to kill up to 100 Canada Geese is moving forward in Foster City after city council members approved the …

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Foster City To Be Cited for Gander Slander at Goose Massacre Protest

By Michael G. Stogner

Foster City Council does it again. Wow what an exciting Plan.

TODAY: Foster City To Be Cited for Gander Slander at Goose Massacre Protest

The National Goose Protection Coalition will hand-deliver a Gander Slander citation for Foster City. Image: Sofia Lacerda

FOSTER CITY, Calif. (July 25, 2022)In Defense of Animals’ National Goose Protection Coalition has issued a Gander Slander citation to the Council of Foster City for approving plans to kill up to 100 Canada geese. Outraged Foster City residents and local goose advocates spoke up for Foster City geese during the city council meeting on July 18 to no avail, as reported by NBC. In Defense of Animals and local goose advocates will protest this controversial decision and hand-deliver a Gander Slander citation on Monday, July 25 at city hall. 

“Foster City’s decision to break the necks of up to 100 geese is despicable — and it won’t work,” said Lisa Levinson, Campaigns Director at In Defense of Animals. “New geese will be attracted to plentiful resources in the area, and the killing cycle will start all over again. Nonlethal goose stewardship practices are available now, but the Council of Foster City chose to kill innocent animals instead. That’s why our National Goose Protection Coalition charged the agency with Gander Slander. Compassion must be a guiding principle for decisions related to the wellbeing of geese, who are our wild animal neighbors.”

According to Foster City’s July 18 Canada Goose Population Management Plan Update, the city plans to spend $86,240.00 to kill up to 100 geese, which amounts to $860 per goose, an astronomical waste of taxpayer funds. 

“We urge the council to accept the generous offer from the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, an esteemed member of our coalition that specializes in nonlethal goose-human conflict resolution,” continued Levinson. On July 20, the Animal Protection League of New Jersey offered to pay for a panel of experts in landscape restoration and modern technology to develop an effective non-lethal program to allow human coexistence with wildlife.

“My family, my neighbors, and I are appalled to learn that our representatives are deciding to kill a large number of wildlife against the wishes of the citizens and against the advice of multiple wildlife experts and organizations,” said 25-year Foster City resident Chanah Angelica Kamen in her letter to the Mayor and Council of Foster City on July 20. 

“I was present for the meeting on Monday, and it is clear to me that this council is disregarding a large number of alternative non-lethal methods, as if we are in a time-sensitive crisis. There is no such crisis. My family and I have lived here for so long, and never have we found issue with these innocent animals, who deserve our care, rather than cruelty, for simply existing,” continued Kamen. “We do not want this hasty and wrongful decision bringing shame to our community.”

The Council of Foster City has received opposition emails from over 15,000 In Defense of Animals supporters, urging them to cancel the cruel and ineffective goose massacre. Geese are generally killed in summer when they molt and cannot fly away. It’s also when they have their babies, making them especially vulnerable to heartless and violent trap and kill plans. Foster City plans to kill goose families by breaking their necks. 

Goose massacres are repeated annually because they are a temporary solution. When geese are trapped and killed, new geese repopulate the same area since they are attracted to plentiful resources of food, water, and shelter. Non-lethal strategies such as landscape modifications and changes in human behavior provide a permanent, effective, long-term solution that doesn’t involve animal cruelty.

“What boggles my mind is how long I have had to fight a bunch of city officials to not kill animals for no reason,” said protest organizer Erik Allen. “Geese aren’t raising bacteria levels, look at the results. It’s stagnant Bay water. Too much poop on the ground? Ok, hire people to pick it up so residents don’t have to worry about their kids eating it. Many cities battle reports of sidewalk poop, yet no one thought to kill dogs, not even when they stepped in their poop. Experts on the issue have offered advice, resources, money, and time, but instead Foster City’s council cut corners and gave up because they are so thirsty for the blood of baby animals.” 


In Defense of Animals’ National Goose Protection Coalition issues Gander Slander citations to decision-makers who choose lethal measures when long-term, effective, nonlethal stewardship practices are readily available. The Coalition was formed in 2019 to help concerned citizens stop goose cruelty in their communities.

The National Goose Protection Coalition has issued a Gander Slander citation. Image: In Defense of Animals

In Defense of Animals and Foster City residents are protesting to stop Foster City from becoming the goose slaughtering capital of California.

What: Let the Foster City Geese Live Protest & Exhibition

Where: City Hall of Foster City, 610 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404

When: Monday, July 25, 4:15 – 6:30 p.m. PT

Who: In Defense of Animals and Foster City residents

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/389078696655460 

Members of the public are encouraged to attend this peaceful demonstration against the merciless plan to kill geese and goslings because of their droppings, and to take action to stop this massacre: 

Images and video of protests to Let Geese Live in Foster City:

Contacts:

In Defense of Animals is an international animal protection organization based in Marin county, California with over 250,000 supporters and a 39-year history of fighting for animals, people, and the environment through education and campaigns, as well as hands-on rescue facilities in India, South Korea, and rural Mississippi. www.idausa.org/geese

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Foster City, Special Closed Session Meeting, tonight 6PM.

By Michael G. Stogner

Update: At the conclusion of the August 25, 2021 City Council special closed session meeting, the City announced that the City Council/Board has exercised its option to terminate the employment agreement with City/District Manager, Peter Pirnejad, effective immediately. Under the terms of the employment agreement with Mr. Pirnejad, this termination is without reference to cause. Since this termination is occurring within the first 24 months of the effective date of the employment agreement, Mr. Pirnejad will receive severance pay of nine (9) months base salary upon execution of a general release agreement.

At the August 25th meeting, the City Council/Board also appointed Police Chief Tracy Avelar as Acting City Manager, effective immediately, until such time as an Interim City Manager is identified. The City Council/Board will move quickly to identify a suitable candidate for the Interim City Manager role and to establish a process for recruiting a new City Manager.

What was the urgency to get rid of the New City Manager?

Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release (Government Code § 54957)

Public Employee Appointment (Government Code § 54957)

Title: Acting City/District Manager  3. Public Employment (Government Code § 54957)

Title: Interim City/District Manager

8/25/2021 City Council Special Meeting 8/25/2021

 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3. PUBLIC4. CLOSED SESSION  1. Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release (Government Code § 54957)  2. Public Employee Appointment (Government Code § 54957)
Title: Acting City/District Manager  3. Public Employment (Government Code § 54957)
Title: Interim City/District Manager 5. ADJOURNMENT

Foster City assistant City Manager just left on August 11, 2021 so it’s not about him.

Peter Pirnejad City Manager for Foster City — was just Appointed Effective January 4, 2021 less than 9 months ago after a Nationwide Search.

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SMC Beaches CLOSED FRIDAY-SUNDAY

By Michael G. Stogner

PSA…San Mateo County Beaches CLOSED

FRIDAY-SUNDAY CLOSED Tell all your family and friends.

The closures begin at SUNRISE TOMORROW July 3. The facilities will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6, officials said. San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputies will be stationed at the closed beaches and coastal trail to enforce the order as well as to monitor fireworks activity.

“Half Moon Bay is following the lead of Governor Newsom in closing Poplar Beach and its parking lot. If the potential crowds here are similar to previous holiday crowds we’ve seen, this kind of action is necessary for the protection of public health and safety,” said Half Moon Bay Mayor Adam Eisen.

Mayor Deirdre Martin of Pacifica, announced the closing its beaches and parking lots from Sunrise Friday to Sunrise Monday, July 6. The following locations are affected:

  • Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar Beach) and north and south parking lots,
  • Crespi parking lot in front of the Pacifica Community Center,
  • Rockaway Beach and north and south parking lots,
  • Sharp Park Beach
  • Esplanade Beach and Fisherman’s Lot in the 800 block of Palmetto Avenue

 

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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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Foster City Audit Yes or No?

By Michael G. Stogner

City Manager Jeff Moneda could have solved this a long time ago, He choose instead to obstruct this simple process. He also chose to resign and remain in that position for two months. Several residents asked by e-mail the City Council to fire him last week before a Closed Door Session about his employment. The meeting took place and there has been no public announcement of the results from that meeting yet. Why?

This issue is a debt for Non Payment of Sponsorship Fees to Foster City by now Recalled Elected Official Herb Perez in the amount of $17,090. That should be pretty simple did Mr. Perez pay this amount Yes or No ? Who should answer that question City Manager Jeff Moneda. It turns out he and others have known this information since mid January 2020.

Mayors Letter to Public

Agenda Item 6-2 A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Foster City Authorizing the Issuance of a Requests for Proposals for an Operational Assessment of the Parks and Recreation Department.

The Public would have no idea that the above Agenda Item was supposed to be about the Non-Payment of Sponsorship Fees by Recalled Councilmember Herb Perez because it wasn’t. That woodcrafting came from City Manager Jeff Moneda and City Attorney Jean Savaree.

The Taxpayers pay all the costs of the City Attorney and for that reason many members of the public believe the City Attorney looks out for their interest, not the case.

Under the Public Records Act, all documents created, owned, or maintained by a public agency are presumptively available for public inspection unless one of the PRA’s exemptions applies. This is no big deal and no reason for a City Attorney to be involved except in a very limited basis, guide the staff in how to prepare. Same is true in accounting matters no reason in the world for City Attorney or their Staff to be conducting accounting when that is what the Financial Depart is paid for already.

Foster City April 6, 2020 Meeting 49:25 Mark Item 6-2

All Five Council Members were asking the simple question How much does he owe the City of Foster City, that would imply none of them knew that amount. The City Manager and the City Attorney both knew that amount since January and both chose not to inform the council or the public. Why?

January 22, 2020 the City of Foster City sent a Final Bill by mail for $17,090.00

The readers of this should know this subject of Non-Payment of Sponsorship by an Elected Official would never have come to the publics attention had it not been for a Few Concerned Citizens who sent CPRA.

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Foster City Residents asking City Manager Moneda to be Fired.

By Michael G. Stogner

Foster City Residents who took the time and money to provide True Citizen Oversight by Recalling Councilman Herb Perez who now is permanently labeled as RECALLED. They find themselves stepping up and doing it again with calling for City Manager Moneda to be labeled as FIRED from Foster City. A City Manager is appointed and the public knows very little about what he/she does or what authority they have. This case is pretty simple Mr. Moneda is Obstructing a very simple audit that involves the man who gave him his job.

April 13, 2020 5:00 PM

Foster City Council held a Closed Door Meeting last night about City Manager Moneda employment status. You will recall he turned in his resignation right after the Herb Perez Recall Election Results were certified by Mark Church San Mateo County Elections Officer.

CLOSED SESSION
4.1. 
Public Employee Appointment (Government Code §54957)

Title: City Manager

Public Comment e-mails.

Subject: Council Meeting – 4/6

Dear Councilmembers, 

I just finished watching the recording of the last city council meeting. Here are a few comments. 

  1. There were no known issues with the city’s finances before FC-Watchdog discovered these sponsorship non-payments. We found these non-payments by accident while validating sponsorship claims by Mr. Perez. Since we stumbled upon this mistake, how are we confident that this is the only problem? Gold Medal was a sponsor for the Summer Concerts 2019, but I do not see this information mentioned anywhere. No invoice has been sent to them. What else are we missing? Why are we seeking direction from internal staff, the same people who have put us in this mess.  

2.                   Mr. Moneda’s claims that sponsorship non-payments occurred only last year is not true. It has been happening since 2014. The following are unpaid dues by year. (ref: Document 1)

  1. 2014 – $1,000
  2. 2015 – $1,000
  3. 2017 – $9,500
  4. 2018 – $5,000
  5. 2019 – $4,000

3.                   Last year Mr. Moneda wrote a letter to Mr. Perez thanking him for his donation of $74,845.36. I was surprised when Mr. Moneda said he was not aware of the non-payment until September because the letter was written in June. 

4.                   Mr. Moneda mentioned that residents conducted their own audits and came up with different figures without providing the rationale behind it. That is not true. I have sent numerous emails to the city attorney, mayor, vice mayor with details and supporting documents.  On January 10th, Stacy Jiminez and I requested a meeting with director Jennifer Liu and Mr. Moneda, seeking clarifications on sponsorship solicitation, billing/invoicing, payment collection, and cash application.  Mr. Moneda agreed, and the meeting was set up, but he canceled it the next day and never rescheduled. The email exchange is attached herewith. 

Kind Regards,

Shankar Kenkre

  • Subject: Sponsorship questions

    Dear Council,
    There is a $17,000+ debt in sponsorship that has not been cleared up to date and the City Manager is now about to quit.
    How can we be able to have a fair audit if the person who can provide answers refuse to answer emails until he is gone?  This behavior should not be allowed and the City Manager needs to be fired immediately. This needs to be on his record instead of being allowed to be dodgy on a matter that shows clear favoritism to a council member who has been recalled. His letter commending Gold Medal of their sponsorships but no email exists for other businesses alongside discrepancies in sponsorships by Gold Medal & Herb Perez all point a finger at shady practices. If it’s not shady, then an audit will show that. 
    An immediate audit is needed before Moneda leaves or ask him to step down effective immediately. 

    I request again for an independent audit on unpaid city sponsorship obligations to be conducted in a timely manner so the breakdowns in city officials’ oversight can be rooted out, fixed, and prevented in future cases. 

    Vy Vo
  • Date: April 13, 2020 at 5:59:22 PM PDT
    To: council@fostercity.org
    Subject: Jeff Moneda

    Dear City Council,
    I’d like to voice my opinion that you release city manager, Jeff Moneda from your current role immediately. He has been dishonest numerous times during the last city council meeting and the lack of transparency regarding the money owed by Gold Medal has been frustrating. We would like the people working for the city to help our city and not to abuse the power. Sincerely,
    Regards,

    Seibo Shen
  • Date: April 13, 2020 at 5:29:26 PM PDT
    To: council@fostercity.org, publiccomment@fostercity.org

Dear City Council,


I would like to urge you all to release city manager Moneda from his responsibilities immediately. 
There has been a complete lack of transparency regarding sponsorship money owed to the city by Gold Medal,  and dishonesty surrounding the issue. He lied 3 times at the last city council meeting and refuses to meet with residents to clarify the issue as directed by council motion. This type of abuse of power should not be tolerated and a clear message should be sent. 

Sincerely,

Nina Aggarwal 

This e-mail sets the stage for the April 13, 2020 Meeting.

Date: Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 5:42 PM
Subject: Agenda Item: 6.2 – Council Meeting 4/6/2020
To: <council@fostercity.org>

Regarding:
“6.2. A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Foster City Authorizing the Issuance of a Requests for Proposals for an Operational Assessment of the Parks and Recreation Department”
Dear Council:On Jan. 13, 2020,  Mayor Mahanpour wrote:  “Through that review, it has become apparent that the billing and accounting practices in Parks and Recreation are deficient … In my opinion, the council should look into bringing in an independent third-party consultant to audit the processes, procedures and practices of the Parks and Recreation Department since their records have evidently not been kept in a best practices manner.” 
Why has the independent audit been reduced to an operational assessment?  Please do not cite cost as an impediment to an independent audit.  Most residents are aware that Council is prepared to spend $35 to $40 Million on a new Rec Center.  In my opinion,  money spent on ensuring fiscal integrity is far more important.   
With tonight’s official removal of Recalled Councilmember Herbert Perez,  it is time to usher in a new phase in Foster City government – one that is characterized by Transparency. 

Thank you,

Eva Hess

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San Mateo County Elected Officials should be Decent Human Beings, Most are Not.

By Michael G. Stogner

Foster City Councilman Herb Perez is just one example. He will be removed and replaced April 1, 2020 when the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election results are Certified. San Mateo County Election Official Mark Church has stated the results will be certified by April 1, 2020 even though California Governor Gavin Newsom extended that date to April 22, 2020.

The Real Question here is what did every single elected official in San Mateo County do to remove Herb Perez from office as soon as they became aware of his behavior. Did any one of them contact Herb Perez by phone, letter or e-mail and suggest he apologize, provide the Black Belt to Julia Vo, promise to change his behavior etc or even resign to avoid a successful recall? It would be good for the public to know how many elected officials contacted Herb Perez.

What did they do to protect this child and her mother once they came forward with this video.

Video of Julia & Vy Vo

RECALL is the only Real Citizen Oversight it’s that simple.

First SMC Elected Official to respond to Article.

Martin, Deirdre <martind@ci.pacifica.ca.us>

To: Michael Stogner Fri, Mar 27 at 8:24 AM

I contacted Herb Perez about the way he treated Catherine Mahanpour during the nomination period for mayor pro tem in 2018/19.  His response was awful and I wrote him off at that point.

He is full of spit and vinegar.


Deirdre Martin
Mayor, City of Pacifica
170 Santa Maria Ave.
Pacifica, CA  94044
215.806.8217
martind@ci.pacifica.ca.us

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Foster City Councilman Herb Perez Recalled

By Michael G, Stogner

San Mateo County Politician Herb Perez was Recalled March 3, 2020 and the results will be certified within 30 days of that date.

Herb Perez is a business owner and Councilman in Foster City who was about to be termed out. The political experts in the county suggested the concerned citizens who are the Only Oversight of elected officials in reality to let him get termed out and just don’t vote for him in the future. A Recall is expensive and very time consuming and the odds are it will fail.

Herb Perez responded to the Petition for Recall with this statement. “They cannot name a single wrongdoing.” Really did he watch their Videos?

Video of Wrongdoing

Video of Wrongdoing to the wrong woman Stacy Jimenez

During public meetings he has openly called residents fools, morons, miscreants, malfeasants and ultracrepidarians as a form of intimidation.

The recall effort was organized by a group called FC Watchdog, which accused Perez of “open disdain for residents” and pro-development agenda. Jeff Regan, an organizer for the recall, said about the recall effort, “It’s because when a resident goes up to speak publicly and gets treated with disdain — that blocks democracy and it’s an intimidation tactic. At a certain point, enough is enough.”

Tuesday’s election also chose his successor former police Capt. Jon Frooman

Herb Perez could have avoided having the title RECALLED added to his name & resume by simply being Civil, he choose not to. He chose to sue instead, file criminal allegations to the District Attorney’s Office who declined to move forward. He saw that more than 4,300 people signed the recall petition that is enough to pass the recall.

The question for the other elected officials who served with Herb Perez on the Foster City Council. Why was his behavior OK with you?

As of this afternoon there are 7,275 Yes votes to recall which is 77.28%

March 6, 2020 I had the privilege of attending the celebration and acknowledging of all the volunteers that made this result possible. I was impressed by the age swing from very young to the Seniors but most notable was the Women involved. One woman made the comment that she and her Granddaughter went door to door. I thought that was so cool. I also noticed that Reporter Annie Berman of KQED was the only other News Media that attended the most Important Election Story in San Mateo County this year for sure.

I couldn’t help but notice the absence of any San Mateo Daily Journal reporter at this event. Jerry Lee and Jon Mays chose not to cover it. Why?

“It is the mission of the Daily Journal to be the most accurate, fair and relevant local news source for those who live, work and play on the mid-Peninsula”

We are the Peninsula’s leading local news­paper and the Peninsula’s local news leader. In fact, the Daily Journal has been called “the de facto newspaper of record for San Mateo County.”

This explains it: Could your business use 83,450 new leads in one day from one of the most affluent areas of the nation? That’s what we do at the Daily Journal, we connect advertisers to our readers; it’s that simple.

One of the many lessons this Brave group of citizens learned in causing this Recall, It is Expensive to get your message out in a way to cause action. Think about that, The San Mateo Daily Journal claims to have 83,450 readers per day. This event was not Newsworthy to them.

There are still Legal Expenses to be paid, if you would like to contribute.

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