Yesterday April 19, 2022 at the Board of Supervisor Meeting Agenda Item 12 was titled Surplus Safety Equipment, This item was put on the Agenda at the request of Supervisor Canepa at the last meeting.
None of the remaining Supervisors had any questions about the Deliberate well planned moving of $10M of PPE purchased with FEMA monies from the secured location at the San Mateo County Event Center in September 2021.
Through Supervisor Canepa’s skilled questioning technique he was able to get answers to these questions.
Possible liability of San Mateo County having to Refund the $10,000,000.00 to the Federal Government.
The monthly expense of $23,000 per month now for the storage of the PPE in 5 locations.
Mike Callagy is thinking of Building a Wharehouse to store the FEMA funded PPE.
The Dr. Jim Lianides/Mike Callagy/Staff and possibly other word crafters “Progress Report” which was supposed to be an “Independent Investigation.”
San Mateo County Executive Mike Callagy said at the 2:58:25 mark “I think there was things in the Report that were Inaccurate that need to be Cleaned Up.” “That those changes did take place.”
That means that That Mike Callagy and his TEAM word crated the Dr. Jim Lianides Report. All FIVE San Mateo County Supervisors were cool with that.
This was two months before San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy said He didn’t know anything about it. Thank goodness Scott Johnson was wrong or was he?
November 10, 2021 To: Kim An Le, Finance Section Chief From: Scott Johnson Logistics Section Chief Risk Manager, County of San Mateo RE: Inspection of Damaged PPE at event center I have examined the store of PPE that was stored at the Event Center. My understanding of the timeline based on interviews with the staff is as follows. The PPE was stored in an indoor facility. The staff was directed to move the PPE to a fenced area outside to accommodate an event that was to occur at the event center. The PPE was stored without incident using tarps, elevated pallets and plastic wraps. Unfortunately, a rain event called ? River occurred on a few days between October 21st and October 25th with intensity not anticipated. The Bay Area experience up to 10 inches of rain in one day. It was the most rain recorded in the month of October in 173 years of record keeping. At one point it rained for 34 straight hours. Winds averaged 25 mph during the event but gusted as high as 60+ mph. While the PPE had been protected, the protection was easily overcome by wind and rain. There was no time or place to move the substantial amount of PPE to a different location. I have attached photos and an inventory, but in my professional opinion, it is a total loss. I question the efficacy of PPE meant to keep people safe from Covid-19 given the damage. It is simply not worth the risk to human life. Should you have any questions, please let me know. I can be reached at extension 4387.
Some follow up questions for Scott Johnson what method did you use to come to the conclusion on NOVEMBER 10, 2021 that all of the PPE that was moved out of San Mateo County Event Center by September 27, 2021 according to Steve Perich of the SMCEC Staff. What are the names of the Staff members that you interviewed per your letter. Where is the Inventory list of all the PPE that you declared a Total Loss?
The obvious question is How did San Mateo County Government Officials go from a “Total Loss” to “We didn’t know anything about it until ABC7 Dan Noyes broke the story on January 13, 2022” To 98% of the PPE is Useable and Undamaged and the Wine Country Marines of Sonoma per President James Brown will be Distributing all of it on January 25, 2022 to whoever he determines is a qualified organization.
San Mateo County News.com is also requesting the Partnership Agreement mentioned above.
January 12, 2022 San Mateo County Department of Emergency Management DEM Director Daniel Belville who works directly for Mike Callagy communicated with James Brown President of Wine Country Marines out of Sonoma. The next day January 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM the WCM posted on their Facebook page:
WINECOUNTRYMARINES.ORG Large Donation of PPE The Wine Country Marines are excited to announce a partnership with the San Mateo County Department of Emergency Management. Specifically, the County DEM has graciously donated to the Wine Country Marines a very large supply of excess inventory of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that they were p…
PPE Donation to Community Organizations Time & Location Jan 25, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM San Mateo, California
On January 17, 2022 I requested a copy of the Document for Donation of $10M PPE to Wine Country Marines James Brown.
From: Michael Stogner firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Monday, January 17, 2022 at 10:55 AM To: Michelle Durand email@example.com Subject: Document for Donation of $10M PPE to Wine Country Marines James Brown 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 Michelle, I hope things are going well for you. Could you please send me a copy of the Donation agreement to Wine County Marines, James Brown mentioned on his Facebook page January 13, 2022 6:00 PM The Wine Country Marines are excited to announce a partnership with the San Mateo County Department of Emergency Management. Specifically, the County DEM has graciously donated to the Wine Country Marines a very large supply of excess inventory of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that they were provided by FEMA, to be shared with the community at large.
Thank You, Stay Safe Michael G. Stogner San Mateo County News.com
Caiti Busch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Michael Stogner
Cc: Jennifer Stalzer
Thu, Apr 14 at 5:02 PM
There was no written agreement between the County and Wine Country Marines that predates the January 27, 2022 agreement I produced to you. There was no written agreement prior to January 13, 2022 at 6PM, and there is no separate Financial Agreement. Because Mr. Brown is not a County employee, I cannot know what he meant in his blog post, but as far as we are aware, he was not referring to a written record.
The reason I asked for this document is simple, every time someone gives me more than $10,000,000 of something I like to have some kind written verification, proof, evidence etc that I in fact do have the authority to distribute this PPE which was paid for with FEMA money.
It took San Mateo County Government 90 days to say the truth.
There was no written agreement between the County and Wine Country Marines on or before January 13, 2022.
The right candidate has NOT surfaced yet, they have until March 16, 2022 to file.
San Mateo County Manager/Purchasing Agent/Clerk to the Board of Supervisors Mike Callagy is an At-Will Employee of the Supervisors. Everybody knows that.
Steven Booker, Noelia Corzo, Laura Parmer-Lohan, Virginia Chang Kiraly, Ray Mueller and Charles Stone, are all candidates for the District 2&3 Supervisor of San Mateo County in the June 7, 2022 election.
San Mateo County Government still has not made the January 25, 2022 Supervisor Meeting Public.
Of Interest is Agenda Item 12 watch the 4 Supervisors Violate their Oath.
First reported by Dan Noyes of ABC 7 on January 13, 2022 “MORE than $10,000,000.00” of PPE.
Former President of the Board of Supervisors and Candidate for Congress David Canepa claimed he first heard about it from Dan Noyes that day. He also knows Mike Callagy works for the Supervisors.
San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy told Dan Noyes the same thing. He also said “I don’t know” when asked, How much are we talking about? He went from I don’t know to $7M in less than 24 hrs. That is a huge difference, We should start there before anything else happens. HOW MUCH WAS IT?
James Brown President of Wine Country Marines (WCM) posted on Facebook 12 minutes before Dan Noyes broke the story that San Mateo County Department of Emergency Management gave him the PPE and that he would be distributing it on January 25, 2022.
On January 25, 2022 the Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to give County Manager Mike Callagy authority to distribute the PPE. Up until that moment he was limited to $10,000.00 not $10,000,000.00
That is why I asked Michelle Durand of Mike Callagy’s Office for a copy of the document from SMC to James Brown giving him and the WCM the more than $10M in PPE.
I’m still waiting for that Document.
Let me see what I can do. With the holiday, it will probably not be before tomorrow but I’ll be back in touch.
From: Michael Stogner <email@example.com> Date: Monday, January 17, 2022 at 10:55 AM To: Michelle Durand <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document for Donation of $10M PPE to Wine Country Marines James Brown
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.
I hope things are going well for you.
Could you please send me a copy of the Donation agreement to Wine County Marines, James Brown mentioned on his Facebook page January 13, 2022 6:00 PM
The Wine Country Marines are excited to announce a partnership with the San Mateo County Department of Emergency Management. Specifically, the County DEM has graciously donated to the Wine Country Marines a very large supply of excess inventory of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that they were provided by FEMA, to be shared with the community at large.
Supervisor David Canepa, Could you please take some time off from your FUNDRAISING and FOCUS on San Mateo County ISSUES. Please tell Mike Callagy the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to put the VIDEO up so the Public may view it.
Also just a reminder to the public, the County Manager position is an at-will employee, the person/s responsible for his/her behavior is the SUPERVISOR/S.
Supervisor David Canepa, You along with Don Horsley, Warren Slocum, Carole Groom, Dave Pine are RESPONSIBLE for the performance of Mike Callagy as San Mateo County Manager.
It’s been 6 days since the January 25, 2022 BOS Meeting. The subject matter was more than $10,000,000.00 of PPE given to Wine Country Marines on or before January 13, 2022. Source ABC 7 Investigative Reporter Dan Noyes.
I’ve been waiting to be able to review the January 25, 2022 meeting to specifically report on the Agenda 12 Item. I wanted to make sure I had the Supervisor David Canepa remarks correct before I report them to the public. The Governments Video is Not posted on SMC Website or the Youtube Channel as on noon today. The person who is responsible for that is the Clerk of the Board which just happens to be Mike Callagy.
Michael Stogner <email@example.com>To: Mike Callagy Wed, Jan 26 at 5:00 AM
Good Morning Mike, What is the name of the Investigator you hired? What date did you hire him/her?
What is the scope of the Investigation? Thank You Michael G. Stogner San Mateo County News.com
The reason I asked this question is that Former President of the Board of Supervisors and current Candidate for Congress David Canepa refused to ask it at the January 25, 2022 BOS meeting Agenda Item 12. Now to be fair to David Canepa Not one of the Supervisors asked that question.
As of this moment 29 hours later Mike Callagy has not responded.
San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy has informed me this morning that No PPE will be going out today. That is good news and expected. He goes on to say “If the Board approves we will start distribution later this week or next week.”
I sent him a copy of the Wine Country Marines Facebook page from this morning with NO COURSE CORRECTION mentioned to which Mr. Callagy stated that was an old post.
Usually if you say you are going to Distribute the PPE on January 25, 2022 which is today you might update your Facebook page to inform the public, that date has been changed, that takes about 8 seconds, also the County Website could issue a press release, neither has occurred.