On January 7th, I was elected President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. In 2020, equity is at the top of the list for me. Vast disparities exist in San Mateo County and we know that systemic inequality diminishes us all. That is why I asked the county manager to explore bold new ways to anchor equity in county government. I also plan to continue to work collaboratively building more affordable housing, moving the needle to resolve homelessness particularly for families and veterans, and work to reduce traffic congestion.
I am grateful to Supervisor Carole Groom for her leadership during the last year. Her presidency was highlighted by many successes including increasing the County’s affordable housing stock, opening the new Regional Operations Center and working to improve and protect Tunitas Creek Beach and continuing to get our youngest students reading at grade level through the Big Lift program.