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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.

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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 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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Congratulations to the Brave Residents of Foster City.

By Michael G. Stogner

Stacy Jimenez was the Recall Coordinator.

Most people are to busy, or don’t have enough information or desire to get involved to make a difference in San Mateo County Politics.

That is not what just happened in Foster City, Council member Herb Perez was RECALLED March 3, 2020. He was replaced by Jon Froomin.

Herb Perez said he did not commit any crimes and I would hope that is true, a recall has Nothing to do with criminal acts, that is for law enforcement a Recall is for the residents and voters its just that simple.

What Foster City just demonstrated could be duplicated at every City Council and the County Board of Supervisors, Sheriff & District Attorney Office.

Recall Perez FB page

This is what it takes.

September 19, 2019 ·

From Stacy Jimenez:

I want to remind every courageous soul who signed the petition to recall Herb Perez that your signature is safe and confidential. It is a criminal offense to allow those signatures to be viewed by anyone other than the county officials tasked with signature verification and those initial 24 residents who signed the “Notice of Intent to Recall” Herb Perez will not be allowed to view the signatures, and his attempts to bully some of you into revoking your signature out of fear he will be able to view your signature has absolutely no merit. The county officials are incredibly professional and capable and they will not allow any lapse in protocol – they are not only required by law but committed to an ethical and legal process of signature count and verification.

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.”

This is how you do it Recall Video

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