The San Mateo County Times had a welcome-to-the-council article on an interview Aaron Kinney did with Ricardo Ortiz. You can find it here. One pertinent bit is
Q: What do you want to accomplish during your first year on the council?
A: There's a few things. There is a building at Ogden and Trousdale drives that's been under construction forever and a day. It's a company called Sunrise Senior Living that's apparently had some financial difficulties. And so this shell's been sitting there for over five years. If, after four years on the council, that thing's still up there, I'm going to feel like a real waste of time. There's other issues, such as the beautification we're doing on Burlingame Avenue that I'd like to spread to the side streets.