Election Day apparently went smoothly across San Mateo County, where turnout was low and a higher percentage of voters than ever before cast ballots by mail.
About three-quarters of voters cast their ballots by mail, which county Elections Manager David Tom said was higher than in previous years. “The trend seems to be pointing more and more that way,” he said. Read More
Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election had Marge Colapietro and Wayne Lee leading the pack for three City Council seats, with Robert Gottschalk and Anne Oliva in a tight race for the last spot.The hard-fought race centered on economic uncertainty, exacerbated by the departure of many businesses over the past year, which has led to chipping away of city services, staff and pensions. Read More
It’s not fair, but it’s the way it is.
Over the past year, affluent Burlingame has attracted dozens of new stores while its less ritzy neighbor, Millbrae, has watched businesses close and flee. Read More
Six hopefuls are vying for three seats on the Millbrae City Council amid a climate of Police Department struggles and economic uncertainty.Among those running in November is Marge Colapietro, the current vice mayor and only incumbent.Colapietro defended the council’s handling of the Police Department, which is floundering with limited staff and no full-time chief, saying a two-year study into a partnership with San Bruno tied the council’s hands. Read More