January 17, 2015

Special Meeting of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

THE SAN MATEO County Board of Supervisors is holding a special meeting on January 17, 2015 for the purpose of approving a proclamation renewing local emergency resulting from the storm of December 11, 2014. The meeting starts at 4:30 p.m.

Read the board materials here.

January 16, 2015

16th Annual MLK, Jr. Day Celebration

SAN MATEO COUNTY'S 16th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration will be held on Monday, January 19th at the San Mateo Downtown Caltrain Station at 8:30 a.m. It is FREE and open to all!

A continental breakfast and festivities will be held in his honor. Bring a food item to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank. Following the program, celebrants who purchase tickets for the 10:05 a.m. MLK train departing from San Mateo to join the MLK March and Celebration in San Francisco, which begins at the city's King Street Caltrain Station.

I am proud to announce that one of my staff, Maya Perkins, will be the event's MC.

More information here.

January 12, 2015

All-In Nation: An America That Works For All

"ALL-IN NATION: An America That Works for All"describes how strong communities of color are critical to America's economic future and lays out a comprehensive policy agenda to build an equitable economy where everyone, including fast-growing communities of color, can participate and thrive.

Download the book here (PDF).

All-In California: Equity and the Future of the Golden State was an event sponsored by Policy Link and the Center for American Progress. There are several videos to select from including: Welcoming Remarks; The Politics to Advance an All-In California; Equity in the Tech-Driven Regional Economy; and, a Conversation with former Oaklan Mayor Jean Quan.

Watch the videos here.

December 31, 2014

Slocum Has Ushered In a New Era of Collaboration in North Fair Oaks

AS YOU DRIVE North on Middlefield Road from the affluent town of Atherton toward Redwood City, the thick tree canopy suddenly vanishes from above and the lush bushes and grasses morph into gravel and cement. Iron gates fronting set-back mansions are suddenly replaced with concrete business facades, and utility wire begin to criss cross the sky above like a spider's web.

Read more from Allison McCartney of the Peninsula Press on the work that has gone into the Middlefield Road redesign project and the North Fair Oaks area in general.

December 30, 2014

Working Everyday for Better Health in San Mateo County

CHECK OUT THIS PenTV video on how the San Mateo County Health System works to help you, your family and our entire community live longer and better lives. Jean Fraser, San Mateo County Health System Director, chats with Linda Morrisey, host of San Mateo County Today.

For additional information on the San Mateo County Health System, click here. To learn more about Peninsula Television, click here.

San Mateo County Today - 13 - Jean Fraser from Peninsula TV on Vimeo.
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