Saturday, August 9, 2014

San Mateo County Fall ballot is shaping up

Lovely Fall ballot smorgasbord
of County and local choices, and taxes
The Daily Journal (San Mateo County), Michelle Durand, 8/9/14.

.... The San Mateo County Harbor District Board of Commissioners has two separate elections, one for a two-year seat and another for two four-year spots. Newcomers Robert Grant, a service manager, Tomas Mattusch, a charter boat captain and owner, square off with appointed incumbent Will Holsinger for the two-year spot. For the two four-year positions, incumbents Robert Bernardo and James Tucker are opposed by marine biologist Nicole David, property tax auditor Shawn Mooney, business owner Brian Rogers and business owner Kimberley Collins.

....   The San Mateo County Community College District is looking at a $388 million bond to modernize buildings and update its labs and computer equipment. The measure pencils out to $8.22 per $100,000 of assessed value.

....  Half Moon Bay voters will consider extending the city’s half-cent sales tax measure to fund city services for three more years. The proposal states that the city is recovering but continue to suffer from $3.5 million in budget cuts since 2008. 

...  In San Bruno, the hot-ticket item on the ballot is a measure asking to modify existing city height limits to allow buildings up to 90 feet near the Caltrain station. Currently, the limit is 50 feet. Proponents say doing so will allow growth and development which has been hampered by an ordinance that is more than 30 years old.   Read more.

Note:  photograph from  MidScan Travel,"Smorgasbord".

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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