Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Please Come to Jerry Hill's "State of the State" Address at Pacifica Democrats Breakfast Meeting on February 19th

415-246- 0775

Following on the heels of January's "State of the City" address by Mayor Nihart, the Pacifica Democrats have now asked that an assessment, of where the State of California now stands and where it is headed, be given to them by Pacifica's Assembly representative.

In response to that request, on Saturday morning, February 19,2011, 19th District Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) will come to Pacifica to give a "State of the State" report to the Pacifica Democrats at their monthly breakfast meeting. The 9:30 a.m. mid-morning meeting will be held in the rear banquet room of the Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant, Francisco and Sharp Park Blvds, in Pacifica.

Hill, now in his second term representing the 19th Assembly District since his election in November 2008, has proven himself to be a whirlwind of a legislator, having introduced numerous bills to the California State Legislature. In the 2009-2010 legislative session, 20 of his bills passed out of the legislature with 95% of them receiving bi-partisan support, including measures that address government efficiency, consumer protection, the environment and public safety.

Hill chairs the Majority Caucus in the Assembly and is a member of the Assembly Speaker's leadership team, where he is responsible for negotiating key issues and guiding legislative priorities. As a member of the newly formed "Committee on Improving State Government", Hill has been participating in hearings throughout the state, developing reforms that will make government more efficient and transparent.

Chairing the Health and Human Services Budget Subcommittee and the Select Committee on Biotechnology, Hill has tackled some of the most pressing issues facing California including healthcare and economic development. Hill also serves on the Agriculture, Business, Professions and Consumer Protection, Government Organization, Natural Resources, and Public Safety committees.

He has fought to preserve thousands of acres of parks, open space and coastal areas in San Mateo County, while working to set tough limits on air pollution and global warming emissions.

Prior to his election to the Assembly, Hill served 17 years in local government, first as a member of the San Mateo City Council and for 10 years as a San Mateo County Supervisor. As a Supervisor, Hill led the effort to expand health insurance coverage to every child in San Mateo County without raising taxes. He helped foster a healthy local business climate and he helped deliver a balanced budget for San Mateo County with a fair approach of cuts, belt tightening and fee increases where appropriate.

He has served on a number of regional boards including the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the Transbay Terminal Joint Powers Authority, the Caltrain Joint Powers Authority, the San Mateo County Transit District and the San Mateo Medical Center.

Hill,a graduate of UC Berkeley, received his teaching credential from San Francisco State University, and is currently a business owner. Hill and his wife, Sky, reside in San Mateo.

The 19th Assembly District includes the cities of Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Daly City, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Millbrae, Pacifica, San Bruno, San Mateo, South San Francisco and parts of unincorporated San Mateo County.

All Pacifica Democrats meetings are open to the public. One does not need to be either a member of the club or a Democrat to attend.Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Seating is between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Meeting runs from 9:30a.m. - 11:30 a.m. A full breakfast is $12; continental breakfast - $6; coffee only - $3. However, no purchase is required. For further information or to RSVP, please call 415-246-0775 or email: barietta@hotmail.com.


Little Miss Brevity said...

Is it even possible for that woman to just say what she needs to say and stop with the masters thesis for everything?

Anonymous said...

Barbara hangs on to the Pacifica Democrats the way Hosni Mubarak hung on to Egypt.

Kathy Meeh said...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Anon, YOU can run for President of the Pacifica Democrats (if you're a Democrat and Democrat Club Member), just like Barbara Arietta has each year. Elections are coming right up, so make sure the Board and the Election Committee know you're interested, and by all means let them know what you can offer.

If you're a Republican, on the other hand, or an Independent, Green, etc., why not start your own Club? Then, either way, beyond Club activities, if your Club brings to our city a public event forum, YOU can see what it takes to be a President that plans, organizes and coordinates such events, month after month.

Presidents and Boards have other responsibilities. Key roles in leadership are important volunteer, community service efforts. Barbara Arietta has excelled at these leadership efforts representing our best interests at city, county and state level.

Seriously, Anon, you're an idiot.

Anonymous said...

If anyone ever challenged Barbara for Democratic Club president, the Sharp Park back room (to stretch the simile) would look like Tahrir Square when the sword-waving, camel-riding maniacs stormed in.

Kathy Meeh said...

Yea, well your "fantasy" attack comments are misplaced, unfair, and really duh. Probably you are also not qualified to run for Pacifica Democrats President, or serve on the Board.

People who serve for the benefit of the community, deserve better comments than what you just dished-out. You can do better than that.

Anonymous said...

Democrat Party is dead. To many commies hiding under the "Community Activist" label. No one with half a brain would be a part of that job killing, tax everyone but me, I like big government, equality for everyone (not really, we just pretend and lie) Party.

Be an independent. Do research. Find out the truth about the Democratic Communist Party. THINK FOR YOURSELF! If 2+2=4, it is true. Right? Even though the democrats will tell you different. They will say, ' 2+2= just one. So , you see, we need more money.' That is called 'Commie Math'

Anonymous said...

look out. the nutjobs are active again.

Anonymous said...

STFU Commie.

Anonymous said...

I will try to do better, Kathy, but remember, I'm an idiot. What I'm saying is that we will never find out how qualified I, or anyone else, might be to lead the Democrat Club. Barbara doesn't serve for the benefit of the community, but for the benefit of Barbara.

Anonymous said...

Dear Idiot @ 9:12 and earlier. Aren't you the same jealous old hag that went after Ms. Arietta during the recent election campaign? I'm pretty sure we've heard your particular brand of whining and braying before. You are so right, you know, because of course Barbara doesn't give a rodents rump about your needs and opinions. I mean, now really, who does? That's the problem, isn't it. Continue to seethe, won't you please? It plays havoc with your health but better yours than someone else who actually does something. Toodles Sunshine.

Steve Sinai said...

Can't Barbara even send in a notice about a Pacifica Democrats meeting without being attacked by the usual obsessive, anonymous coward?

All further anonymous personal attacks on this thread will be removed.

Anonymous said...

Will anonymous personal attacks on Jim Vreeland also be removed or is there a double standard?

Anonymous said...

Right On! Flippin one sided b.s. blog. Stop attacking Vreeland. Stop it NOW!

Steve Sinai said...

I've had too many people tell me they're afraid to post on the blog because they think they'll be attacked. That someone attacked Barbara simply because she sent in a meeting notice reinforces those fears.

If Vreeland decided to start participating on this blog, he would be treated like anyone else here. I would remove personal attacks directed at him.

I have removed personal insults against Vreeland in the past that went overboard.

Not My Real Name said...

That's also the reason some of us post anonymously. If we identified ourselves, even with a made-up name, we would be directly attacked and insulted. As it is, when we post anonymously we get called cowards. I prefer to be attacked as part of a group of anonymouses.

Steve Sinai said...

People only get called "coward" when they attack others anonymously.

Sharon said...

Thoughtful observations and comments regarding the issues do not incur attacks. I always use my name and have not been attacked. If you have insight on an issue and want to express it on this blog without defaming others the blogmaster will not edit or remove your comments.

Anonymous said...

uh huh, sure.

Scotty said...

If this blog is so horrible, anon, please feel free to go away.

Kathy Meeh said...

My follow-up notes to the "State of the State" address by Assemblymember Jerry Hill. Disclaimer: This is what I understood from what he said. And, keep in mind State future projections (their 5 year plan) are expectations, not assurances.

Jerry Hill said:

1. We are not expected to "get-out-of" the serious recession for 3-5 years, because State revenue is down. State revenues come from 1) sales taxes, 2) corporate taxes, and 3) personal taxes.

2. 2 years ago the Legislature cut the state budget by $20 billion, and thought revenues would improve by 6% the next year. That didn't happen.

3. This year the Legislature plans to cut the state budget $12.5 billion, and is asking citizens by ballot to extend the sales/other taxes approved by ballot 2 years ago. That proposition (which will pass or fail by majority) should be presented on the Fall/ November ballot. Hopefully the effort to extend these taxes will be bipartisan.

4. $5-6 billion of tax revenue will be returned to County level to provide for local services.

5. Education monies were not cut this year, but the tax extension must pass, in order to sustain current levels.

6. Redevelopment is expected to be modified allowing a city to use 12% of state distributed monies to cities for either 1) redevelopment, or 2) city services.

These budget actions follow guidelines from Governor Jerry Brown: "We need to have the honest discussion. People need help today."