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November 04, 2018



How about putting up an Opaque 10 foot high Fence around the "East" side of Washington Park for "Glamping" to rest our Peninsula Medical Hero's who can not go home to their Families.
Trees, Grass, Good Rest, before our Medical Hero's have to go back to work?
Make Washington Park Special.
Give thanks to the people who need it the most... Before they start to Give Up.
Do it TODAY!


I did not realize until now that the $58 million price tag for the new Rec Center did not include solar panels. But in his DJ column, Mark Simon is relaying that:

BACON IS BACK: Federal budget earmarks, dismissed by congressional Republicans a decade ago, are back, now that Democrats are in charge, and Peninsula representatives Jackie Speier and Anna Eshoo have not stood idly by.

Speier has requested a fairly modest $4.9 million for projects from East Palo Alto to Brisbane, including a sewer project in Millbrae, solar panels on the roof of the Burlingame community center, repairs to the Pacifica Pier and affordable housing renovations in Brisbane.


Long time locals will recall when Jackie opposed earmarks and even put a long-time critic in place to watch them from our district:

"Transparency overall represents a shift in power," Harper says, praising experiments like done by new Congresswoman Jackie Speier. Speier put together a citizen's oversight panel that would review and sign off on earmark requests, then installed earmark critic Stanford professor Lawrence Lessig as the chair. ("Earmarks are a cancer," Lessig has written. "They feed the system of corruption that is the way Washington works. They are the cornerstone of a system feeding the worst of the lobbying mafia.")


One would think that with $58 million to work with we could fund our own panels, but I guess not.

Paloma Ave

In the latest Burlingame Newsletter, I see our new Community Center has received an award, "Community Center Wins All-Electric Award!"

I am curious as to what form of energy will power the recently installed back-up generator?

Oh, you mean that doesn't count?

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