Ray Mueller

Ray Mueller

David Canepa

David Canepa

Noelia Corzo

Noelia Corzo

San Mateo County has officially adopted an ordinance prohibiting the use of county funds for cooperating with federal immigration agents following a strong rebuke of an amendment that would have allowed cooperation in cases of murder, rape and child molestation.

Dozens of community members, immigration law experts, activists and people representing local organizations turned out to Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, both in person and virtually, to implore the board to approve an ordinance ending cooperation with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency without exceptions.

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Disappointing vote. This board (except Mueller) have shown disrespect to the victims, the residents and the law.

Canepa cannot answer the ABC reporter’s question on recidivism data.

Slocum calls people who emailed him as “white supremacists”.

Corzo cites misinformation, but offers no data points.

They could have done more outreach, shared data about recidivism and engaged with residents to understand their concerns, but opted for a rushed process. This reeks of virtue signaling vs. good governance. We all need to vote better.

O. B. Joyful

Four county supervisors are protecting rapists and child molesters?

Dirk van Ulden

It is interesting to note that these newly elected supervisors are standing on the shoulders of those who helped make San Mateo County a pleasant place to live and grow. Apparently that is not the new agenda. Let's destroy it, add more criminality and cater to those who came here illegally to reap the benefits without having to pay for it. Good going Board!

Terence Y

Ah yes, San Mateo “unity” in action, as described in the “Board discussion” paragraphs. At this rate, residents are losing respect for many of the supervisors as their level of decorum devolves and they vote to reward criminal behavior (except Ray Mueller). It appears in San Mateo, your parents were wrong - crime does pay. Any blood/assaults due to actions from these released felons are on these supervisor’s hands, save for Ray Mueller. Can we charge selected Supervisors with aiding and abetting known felons? Perhaps civil suits for damages? Perhaps citizens interested in law and order can do their part to identify/report these felons to ICE.

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