San Mateo County has many legislators (two state senators, Scott Wiener in the north and Josh Becker in the south) and more in the California Assembly and U.S. Congress. So why does the county spend $288,000 to hire lobbyists? Can't well-paid county staff communicate directly with our legislators? And the county is already sending mailers promoting another tax increase.
Philo Northrup, Call Any Vegetable, color story series, 2021 assemblage
Sanchez Art Center greets 2022 with three fascinating new exhibitions. In The Male Glaze, a Main Gallery show curated by Susan Hillhouse Leask, Philo Northrup dazzles with his colorful, whimsical assemblage pieces. In Art Quilts 2 in East Gallery, the artists of Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA) share their stunningly beautiful quilted artworks, not at all your traditional quilt patterns. And in West Gallery, Art Guild of Pacifica artists explore The Heart of the Matter. Northrup, with curator Leask, will talk about his work on February 13 at 3:30 p.m., in the Main Gallery. Also on February 13, a number of Art Cars brought together by Philo Northrup will be on view (weather permitting) beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the area between the East and West Galleries. On January 29 at 2 p.m., the artists of SAQA will discuss their work in an Artists Talk via Zoom. All three shows open on Friday, January 21, with an opening night reception from 7-9 p.m. Following the opening, gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1–5 p.m., through Sunday, February 13. Our safety protocols include face masks, physical distancing, and limited numbers of people in the galleries. Sanchez Art Center is at 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard, Pacifica, California. For more information: www.SanchezArtCenter.org
Agenda item 10 -- agenda packet, page 174 POTENTIAL REVENUE MEASURES. Next steps at agenda packet, page 177, as below:
1. Further work on assessing the feasibility of placing one or more revenue measures on the November 2022 ballot.
2. Retaining a firm to work with the city on educational outreach and public engagement on the potential revenue measure.
3. Returning to City Council for a decision on moving ahead with a revenue measure -- most likely in April.
4. If council moves ahead with a revenue measure, developing the proposed ordinance(s) and ballot measures on a timeline to meet county ballot requirements -- likely in May or June.
(Editorial comment by Anonymous: This means council will use tax dollars to campaign for the tax and “educate” taxpayers and do “outreach” (pro-tax mail) to taxpayers, even if the taxpayer opposes the tax. And you can be assured no opposing voices will be allowed in the taxpayer-funded “education” outreach.)