1:54 am

  Local News
  State / National / World
  Opinion / Letters
  Arts / Entertainment
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  DJ Designers
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
Letter: Transparency
September 10, 2013, 05:00 AM Letter


This letter is regarding Sue Lempert’s Sept. 9 column “A real contest in San Mateo.”

Mrs. Lempert. No audit. Shame on you Sue. Transparency is what the citizens want. Not lobbyists or special interest groups using their influence to circumvent the process. There were to many questions during the 7-Eleven debacle that staff and planners could not answer, partly because there was no file for the “501 North San Mateo Drive Project” (Hard to believe) and a developer whose end-around efforts and tactics caused our group and the city to spend money, not our problem.

The residents provided emails to city representatives and we were assured by the city that everyone would be contacted prior to permits being issued, unfortunately it was already a done deal and a cyclone fence around the property with “Big Gulps Coming Soon” as our notice. Mrs. Lempert, as you know, this is not the first time the city of San Mateo has spent money foolishly — transit center, old police station property, Kinko’s property.

Mayor Lim and Deputy Mayor Robert Ross have our vote for “transparency.”

Fred Chiappe

San Mateo



Tags: mateo, property,

Other stories from today:


Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
Return To Archives

Daily Journal Quick Poll
Who will win the World Series this year?

The Cardinals
The Cubs
The Rangers
The Astros
The Mets
The Dodgers
The Blue Jays
The Royals


McCarthy withdraws candidacy for speaker
WASHINGTON — In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday withdrew his candidacy..
Clinton server hack attempts came from China, Korea, Germany
WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, containing an electronic inventory of ..
US airman who helped thwart French train attack is stabbed
SACRAMENTO — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who was hailed as a hero for helping to tackle a gunm..
Syrian general says Russian strikes aid ground offensive
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's top general on Thursday said Russian strikes had helped government force..
More >>  

©2015 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County high school sports