Facing permanent closure, a Save the Mickelson Pool advocacy group has formed and is rallying the public to save the San Mateo location for current and future users.

Mike Schrader, 67, is a retired electrician who has lived in San Mateo for 26 years and is helping to lead efforts to find alternatives to permanent pool closure. He believes a combination of financial grants, help from other pool management groups, public outreach, and working in partnership with Sutter Health can help save the pool.

Mickelson Arthritis and Rehabilitation Center pool

Mickelson Arthritis and Rehabilitation Center pool at the Mills Health Center campus sits idle as its former users rally to have it reopened.

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Terence Y

If CA can afford to give out $35 million in guaranteed income to pregnant folks and young adults leaving foster care, surely they can give $50,000 to save the pool.

If CA can give out $12 billion in stimulus checks to Californians, surely they can give $500,000 to save the pool.

If CA can afford to give out $31 billion from the EDD to crooks, surely they can give $5 million to save the pool.

If CA can afford to continue spending billions to build the train-to-nowhere, surely they can give $50 million to save the pool, and build a few new ones.


What would Eleanor ('Helene,' as Father Smith referred to her) de Guigne say to you, if you told her your plan is to close the pool in general and, specifically, because of high volumes of false positive Covid PCR and Antigen tests?

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