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.

December 14, 2014

Beyond the Rising Tide: The Case for Inclusive Growth

THE PRICE WE pay for inequities in our society measures in the billions in cities and counties and in the trillions nationally. While we can't grow our way into equity, equity can drive growth. In this talk before the National League of Cities, Mayor Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis, makes the case for developing a shared community goal of inclusive growth. She also highlights the kind of tailored policies - from early childhood development to light rail - that can help everyone participate in that growth.

I am committed to bringing the idea of Inclusive Growth to San Mateo County. It's clear that our budgeting process as well as our process for Measure A investments would benefit from this type of policy making.