The city of South San Francisco is going through many changes both in its top administrators including city manager and the City Council. And with voters choosing four of five councilmembers in the Nov. 5 election, there could be a raft of new faces in the city’s leadership roles.
Karyl Matsumoto is opting out of running for a full four-year term and is, instead, running for a two-year seat being vacated by Pradeep Gupta, who was named to replace Kevin Mullin when he was elected to the state Assembly. Gupta is running for one of three open four-year seats, one of which is being vacated by Matsumoto. Joining her in this race for the open two-year seat are Carlos Martin and Collin Post. Both bring a unique perspective to the race but don’t have the type of experience of Matsumoto, who has had a hand in several key city decisions over the years she has served on the council.
With so much potential turnover, having Matsumoto remain on the council for two more years will serve the city well as new leadership emerges and gets up to speed. She deserves your vote for this position.