March 10, 2020 Special Meeting held at 3:00PM the Supervisors voted 4-1 (Supervisor Pine voted No) in favor of providing $20,000,000 at $5,000,000 per year for 4 year term. The actual terms are not made yet and there are many variables that will take more time.
Supervisors Don Horsley and David Canepa had made the only motion/proposal to provide money. At one point Canepa called the $20M a loan. Now a loan is a much different subject and County Counsel John Beiers reminded Canepa that his motion was for a Grant not a loan. That is just one small example of how complicated this subject was.
The below ink is the Supervisor Meeting and Vote it starts at 3:05 mark
San Mateo County Health reported that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has transferred a patient who has tested positive for the virus to a Hospital located in San Mateo County. The hospital and patient are not being named.
The public expects when their District Attorney”s Office criminally charges a person that the charges are accurate and truthful. What is the assurance that this is reality. It used to be reporters in the courtroom and producing articles covering the cases. San Mateo County used to have dedicated space in the 400 County Center Building for all the advertising businesses aka Newspapers Reporters to work on their stories. San Mateo County Government closed that and hired most of the reporters.
What if the District Attorney’s Office was used as a Weapon, or a Profit Center? What would it be worth to destroy a political opponent and his close loved ones and associates.
How much could one case possibly be worth to have it simply disappear after it already made its way through a Preliminary Hearing and all charges were confirmed.
What would the ordinary residents of San Mateo County do if they learned that was happening? How would they find out if that was really happening today? Would they look to the Governments website for that information. Would San Mateo County Counsel Attorney David Silberman notify the public if he was personally aware of this happening.
Would San Mateo County Sheriff Detective & Public Information Officer Rosemerry Blankswade notify the public if she had personal knowledge of this happening? Would she respond to all News Media questions or just those approved by Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos.
What would they do if they learned that Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos willfully issued a False News Release as he did on October 3, 2018 regarding the In-Custody Homicide of Chinedu Okobi?
What role do the seven English print media play in informing or not informing the public of Newsworthy events. A most recent example is the Redwood City Police Department September 14, 2019 DUI arrest of Sheriff Sergeant Lou Aquino and for refusing a breathalyzer and blood test which is a 1 year suspension of your Drivers License by DMV for almost all ordinary people. Google it to see how many SMC papers covered that story and what date did they report it.
Yesterday I drove up from Monterey County to attend Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case in SSF. San Mateo County District Attorney Jordan Boyd was to take the witness stand and explain under oath how he interviewed 49 Witnesses in this case and DID NOT RECORD any of them. After an hour delay and a lot of hem hawing the Judge announced that the District Attorney’s Office has made Juan P. Lopez a plea offer, which included NO PRISON TIME and therefore Inspector Jordan Boyd will not be testifying under oath. What a relief for the D.A.’s Office.
For any San Mateo County resident you will recall that Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez was arrested at gun point in front of his son for smuggling a cell phone and drugs to a Hells Angel member inmate at the Redwood City Jail. A reasonable person would assume that there was evidence to support those charges. There was not they were dismissed by Hon. Judge Ayoob.
There is no question that SMCDA Inspector Jordan Boyd is a Brady Officer. That is why the County Government doesn’t want him on the witness stand. Think of the Sunny Day Murder cases he worked on.
I invite any and all concerned people to join me November 6, 2019 at South San Francisco Courthouse when Juan P. Lopez and his attorneys Tony Serra and Maria Belyi announce his decision on the Plea Offer.
Matthew Graves is serving an additional 4 years in prison after he declined the District Attorneys’ plea offer. He made a phone call to a protected person a violation of the Restraining Order. That charge was added after he declined the offer to teach him a lesson. He was represented by the Private Defender Program.
Update 2/25/2019 San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy has informed me that the vehicle will be removed by 2/26/2019. The County will work with the Insurance company for reimbursement. Thank You Mr. Callagy for taking care of this matter in a timely manner.
Yesterday afternoon 2/15/2019 this vehicle was spotted on the beach about 1,000 yards north of Montana Beach. Waiting for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office to identify the vehicle by its VIN number.
Update: “This was a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Hayward. No relation to any missing person cases from our county.” Rosemerry Blankswade SMCSO Public Information Officer.
Photos by Dan Stegink.
Car located where red circle is. Inaccessible area 200 foot cliffs.
I sent an e-mail to the Sheriff’s Public Information OfficerRosemerry Blankswade yesterday 8:10 AM.
She must be busy not to reply. There is a good chance this wreckage is going to go back into the ocean if not removed ASAP.