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San Mateo County Coup, July 12, 2016

Discussion in 'The Other Side Of The Hill' started by Michael Stogner, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Michael Stogner

    Michael Stogner Active Member

    San Mateo County Coup July 12, 2016

    Coup by Supervisors Don Horsley, Adrienne Tissier, Warren Slocum, and others.

    This is statement provided to the public by John Maltbie and John Beiers.
    Agenda Item 7
    Recommendation to make appointment or call an election to fill impending vacancy in the Office of San Mateo County Sheriff or provide direction to staff on process to be used in filling the vacancy.

    Nowhere does it mention even a slight possibility that Carlos G. Bolanos might be appointed on July 12, 2016.

    My comments right before the Coup reported by the Almanac.
    The board heard from one member of the public, Michael Stogner. "On behalf of all the deputies of San Mateo County and on behalf of all the residents of San Mateo County, I urge you to just place this on the ballot and let's see what shakes out," Mr. Stogner said.

    Supervisor Dave Pine,
    "The 3-2 decision to appoint Mr. Bolanos was a surprise."
    "They dispensed with involving the public in any way in the process. ... The public was completely removed from this process."

    "This wasn't government by the people, for the people and of the people," Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park

    One week before the BOS Meeting I requested Carole Groom and Don Horsley to recuse themselves from agenda item 7.

    In the next 20 minutes we have 4 Supervisors making false statements to public they represent.
    2:20 mark agenda 7
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  2. Michael Stogner

    Michael Stogner Active Member

    The County reports a vote as if it was legal.
    No mention of this not being on the Agenda Item 7 July 12, 2016 BOS Meeting.
    Clerk of Supervisors is responsible for it being on the Agenda, John Maltbie is the Clerk.
    Here is what was on the agenda

    Recommendation to make appointment or call an election to fill impending vacancy in the Office of San Mateo County Sheriff or provide direction to staff on process to be used in filling the vacancy.

    Michelle Durand on Jul 13th 2016


    The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors at its July 12, 2016 meeting appointed Acting Sheriff Carlos Bolanos as Sheriff to finish out the two years remaining in the term of former Sheriff Greg Munks who announced his retirement last month due to health reasons.

    The Board voted 3-2 in favor of appointing Bolanos who has been serving as Acting Sheriff since Munks went out on medical leave in June. The three favoring the process said appointing Bolanos will provide continued stability to the Sheriff’s Office and that he has proven himself to be an outstanding leader in law enforcement.

    “Carlos has made an indelible mark on the department, promoting diversity and community policing. Appointing him permanently to this position allows the Sheriff’s Office to continue as a strong, successful department for its staff and those they are sworn to protect,” Slocum said.

    The two remaining supervisors preferred a different process for filling the mid-term vacancy. Supervisor Carole Groom wanted voters to decide in the upcoming November election while Supervisor Dave Pine asked for a public, 30-day appointment process during which the Board would accept applications.

    Bolanos’ appointment is effective July 17, 2016.

    Last year, Munks, 61, announced that this term would be his last and Bolanos launched his election campaign. On June 17, Munks submitted his letter of resignation, citing a non-life-threatening heart condition.

    Bolanos said he was honored by the appointment and thanked the Board for their trust. “I will continue to ensure that we have a safe county for residents and visitors, and that the Sheriff's Office not only maintains – but strives to improve – the outstanding relationships we have with the communities we serve,” Bolanos said.

    Bolanos has 37 years of law enforcement experience, beginning with the Palo Alto Police Department. Before being named undersheriff in 2007, Bolanos spent 12 years as the Redwood City police chief and was credited with integrating a community-oriented policing philosophy. Bolanos earned a B.A. in economics from the University of San Francisco and a Masters of Public Administration from California State University, East Bay. He is also a graduate of Command College and the Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program.
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  3. Michael Stogner

    Michael Stogner Active Member

    July 12, 2016 BOS Meeting agenda item 7
    Supervisor Carole Groom responds to my request that she recuse herself because she was appointed in 2008, (thanks to Bill Nack.)
    Her response was "I did not ask to be appointed" That is a false statement.

    Here is a Great speech by Citizen Dave Pine in 2008


    On December 16, 2008, the Board met to decide whether to fill the vacated seat by appointment or special election. Six members of the public addressed the Board. Five of the speakers were from various San Mateo County (County) unions and asserted that they were speaking on behalf of their union membership. All five of the union speakers spoke in favor of an appointment, citing the consequences of the economic downturn and that dollars spent on an election could better be spent on county services. Some also spoke on behalf of the candidate who was subsequently appointed. The sixth and final public speaker said this was a rare chance to have an election to fill the vacancy to allow voters a direct voice in the process.


    The 2008-2009 San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury concludes that:

    1. The 2008 supervisorial vacancy should have been filled by calling a special election rather than by appointment.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2016
  4. Michael Stogner

    Michael Stogner Active Member

    E-mail from Greg Munks July 5, 2016 3:59 PM

    "I'm hoping my Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos will be appointed at the BOS meeting next week."

    That would have been nice for the Public to know.
  5. Michael Stogner

    Michael Stogner Active Member

    Michelle Durand
    Chief Communication Officer
    County of San Mateo
    NEWS for Immediate Release
    July 1, 2016

    Please note: The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will discuss next steps to fill the remaining two years of Munks' term at its regular July 12, 2016 meeting.

    That was 11 days before the Coup
  6. Michael Stogner

    Michael Stogner Active Member

    This was recently removed from the County website. The appointment of Carlos G. Bolanos on July 12, 2016 was Illegal.

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