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Mark D. Melville for Sheriff 2018

It’s Time for Change

Mark Melville is a San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy who is running against his boss Carlos Bolanos who was illegally appointed on July 12, 2016 by 3 Supervisors when it wasn’t on the agenda. Had the Supervisors opened the appointment process Mark would have applied in a minute.

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San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney Melissa McKowan Trial Dates changed to August 15-18, 2017.

The State Bar of California has charged her with 2 counts of Dishonesty. That sounds shocking enough all by itself, This is not the first time the Bar has investigated her for this same behavior. District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe and Deputy Chief Karen Guidotti have also Investigated her for the same allegations and she was dishonest in her responses to Guidotti.

The Question is How is she still employed by San Mateo County?

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San Mateo County’s Biggest Misconduct Case. Former Deputy Juan P. Lopez has just switched attorneys. Tony Serra has replaced Stuart Hanlon.

The reason I call this the biggest Misconduct case is it involves, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office and County Counsel Office all conspiring to harm Juan P. Lopez.

It has been almost 3 years since District Attorney told the public Juan Lopez was involved in smuggling a cell phone and drugs to a gang member in his jail cell. To this day there is NO EVIDENCE of that being true.

 

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San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney Melissa Mckowan charged with 2 counts of Dishonesty. Not the first time

The State Bar of California has charged her with 2 counts of Dishonesty

Update: Yesterday May 15, 2017 3:00PM was first Settlement Conference next Settlement Conference is set for June 5, 2017

Trial Dates are July 5,6 & 7, 2017

Melissa McKowan Disciplined first time

Charges

State Bar of California

State Bar Calendar Website

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Should San Mateo County continue doing Internal Investigations? McKowan & Lopez cases.

In 2012 DDA Melissa McKowan was suspended without pay (24 Hours) for being Dishonest. This is a person that Prosecutes People and Steve Wagstaffe and Karen Guidotti know she lies. The suspension which Steve Wagstaffe said was appropriate didn’t stop her dishonest behavior. Within 60 days of this suspension she did it again. She was in San Francisco this week at the State Bar Court for more charges of Dishonesty.

San Mateo County residents should know that all seven Print Newspapers that serve you were notified in advance of this court date. None chose to print a story about a Prosecutor being charged with dishonesty. District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe sends stories of interest to reporters every day and has for years, this did not make his list either.

State Bar of California vs. Melissa KcKowan

Melissa Mckowan’s Response

Former Sheriff Deputy Juan P.Lopez was suspended for 200 hours later reduced to 150 he appealed and lost. The Investigating against him was conducted by a dishonest SMC Sgt. The Board of Supervisors have been notified of this information and they fail to act.

Deputy Juan P. Lopez SMDJ article

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Virginia Chang Kiraly is asked to resign one of two Special District seats.

FOR IMMEDIATERELEASE

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Media Contact: skygizmo@skygizmo.com

Commissioner/Director Virginia Chang-Kiraly hit with CA Attorney General in quo warranto Request to Remove her From Office

Half Moon Bay— On Wednesday February 8th local activist John Ullom served paperwork on Virginia Chang‐Kiraly formally challenging the legality of her dual‐holding of two San Mateo County Special District Offices. Chang‐Kiraly is a Director on the Menlo Park Fire District Board, and is also a Commissioner on the San Mateo County Harbor District Board. Ullom contends in his filings that these are incompatible offices, and the numerous factual citations contained therein support this argument.

Numerous complaints were made by local individuals over the course of the past year in an attempt to get the San Mateo County District Attorney to pursue the conflict of interest to no avail. As a result Ullom decided to take the bull by the horns and file what is called a quo warranto action. Quo warranto means “by what authority” and is the formal procedure used in California for challenging the legal right of any person to hold an office. The action begins by serving the individual officeholder and then serving the Attorney General with the same pleadings, asking the Attorney General to allow the “Relator” (Ullom in this case) to sue on “behalf of the People of the State of California.”

As described in the Memorandum of Points and Authorities filed by Ullom, Chang‐Kiraly has no less than six separate conflicts which past Attorney’s General have found to be in violation of the relevant State Codes that prohibit someone from holding incompatible offices. Chang‐Kiraly has fifteen days to respond to the filling before the Attorney General will be permitted to rule on the request. If the case does go to trial and Ullom prevails then Chang‐Kiraly will be removed from the Menlo Park Fire District Board seat as this was the first office she entered and the statute requires forfeiture of the first office entered into.

Alternatively Chang‐Kiraly could resign either position at this time and bring a halt to the proceedings as they can only go forward if the officeholder continues to hold two offices simultaneously.

John Ullom is a local government transparency and oversight activist and has been advocating for transparency and the rule of law in local governmental agencies in San Mateo County for the last 8 years.

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San Mateo County News.com

Recommends VOTE NO on Measure K  on November 8, 2016 election.

Measure K is a 20 year extension of the 10 year Measure A sales tax. The tax income was expected to be $60,000,000 per year it has exceeded that amount by $20,000,000 each of the 3 years in place. Measure A was a dishonest measure, the Supervisors lied to the public about the County’s financials, they promoted the false story of a Deficit when we had a surplus. The 2012 San Mateo County Grand Jury warned the residents about the dishonest Supervisors.

Inconvenient Truth about SMC’s Structural Deficit, There isn’t one

The easiest way to think about Measure K is that it is brought to you by the same Lying Bastards that brought you Measure A.

Here is a letter to the editor of the SMDJ who declined to publish it.

County Officials would have us believe that somehow the extension of the measure A half cent sales tax passed in 2012 will be used to improve the quality of life in San Mateo County and would be spent on Police, Fire, Emergency Services, and are lately claiming the revenue will be used to help fund our current hot-button issue: Affordable Housing. In keeping with state law, this local sales tax revenue will go to the general fund. Conservatives should reject this out of hand because it’s an additional tax that will hurt local retailers and business owners large and small. Liberals should reject this out of hand because sales tax measures are a disproportionate burden on those least able to afford it. Progressive Voters know that The Measure A deficit was created by the $60 million dollars approval on the new jail, and everybody should reject this out of hand based on the dishonesty. The county budget is over 2 billion and the fact that the poor are being nickel and dimed for problems created by rich, out of town investors and developers is further evidence that we live in an oligarchy rather than a democracy.

Aaron Castle, San Bruno

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