Mark Simon

In the lexicon of political discourse, it is common to say, “Wow, things are really starting to heat up.”

And that’s today’s weather report, except to affirm I am a full-fledged native Northern California weather wienie.

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Remember Lee when she runs for office. Seems Cathophobic. I have some questions that I hope Mark will ask. Would Prop 1 make abortion a right, no matter the stage of development? Would we be dealing with infanticide? Re buffer zones - why not zones for any business? Could have used them during BLM protests.

Media word coinage rules the abortion issue. How can we use "reproductive rights" when we are talking about not reproducing? "Choice" is limited to one subject. That word never seems to be used when it comes to child support.

Mark Simon

I don't think one side is better than the other when it comes to abortion. The rights of the unborn seems just as dubious.

Thomas Morgan

Very misleading and slanderous act by Councilwoman Lee, , and spreading misinformation on social media. Neutral would be a better word to use. Especially in a an era where words matter.

Regarding Stone perhaps he can explain why Belmont has a limited stop versus the Hayward Park Station (will have almost 2000 housing units adjacent to it and the neighborhood is much more walkable). I am not sure many people in Belmont use the train. Perhaps Caltrain should have crafted their strategy to support housing versus office (where most of the bullet trains seem to stop).

Mark Simon

Councilmember Lee did not misstate Mr. Linhares' position on abortion or characterize it in any manner. She stated, quite accurately, that he had not taken a position.

As for Belmont stops, I was at Caltrain when the decisions were made and it was quite simple -- there were not enough riders at Belmont. When the express service was implemented, we reduced service at some places and increased at other stations that were easily reachable -- Hillsdale from Belmont, for example. If every train stops at every station, it no longer is an express train.

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