Supervisor Dave Pine has taken the lead by putting the Lifetime Achievement Award that was issued to Dr. William Ayres in 2002 by the Board of Supervisors on the agenda. He is asking Adrienne Tissier, Carole Groom, Warren Slocum and Don Horsley to vote in favor of rescinding it immediately. I support this issue. For some reason, former supervisor Rich Gordon felt this was the right thing to do. I have always disagreed with him on this issue. This last week, William Ayres put an end to almost 50 years of suffering for the victims and families and admitted to eight felony counts of child molestation. There were more than 45 men prepared to testify. We San Mateo County can say how sorry we are to the victims and families by sending a letter, email, phone call or show up in person at the board meeting to tell the four supervisors how to vote on this issue. This is your county. Nobody has been looking out for the children or the families. Get involved, say something, this is a great opportunity to say I’m sorry.
Michael G. Stogner