Merger of San Mateo, Burlingame polic...

Merger of San Mateo, Burlingame police forces closer to happening

There are 4 comments on the Inside Bay Area story from Mar 19, 2010, titled Merger of San Mateo, Burlingame police forces closer to happening. In it, Inside Bay Area reports that:

The merging of police departments on the Peninsula took another big step forward this week when officials announced that San Mateo's second-in-command will take over as Burlingame's interim chief next month.

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Joe America

Redwood City, CA

#1 Mar 29, 2010
In an era of severe cost cutting, with threats of eliminating public safety positions, is it the prudent thing for the City of Burlingame to pay Callagy's entire salary of almost a quarter-million dollars?(SM Times, 3-19-10)? Anyone else find it interesting that acting Chief Ed Wood was so suddenly replaced with someone with more of Burlingame City Manager Jim Nantell's "vision?" This isn't about Callagy himself or even a Burlingame/San Mateo merger. Callagy may be fine leader and a merger may ultimately prove to be the right option, but what happened to Ed Wood running things, someone who's salary was already part of the Burlingame budget? Let's slow down a bit here! Spending this insane additional amount of money at a time like this just doesn't make sense. If you agree, be sure to be heard at the 4-5-10 (Monday) Burlingame City Council meeting, when Council is set to ratify the decision.
Burlingame Resident

San Bruno, CA

#2 Mar 30, 2010
the City of Burlingame were considering allocating $100,000 for "Community outreach" for high speed rail. A "get to the people" point person, mailings, t-shirts and gawd knows what.

How absurd is that?

The City is allocating a further $185,000 for consultants fees on CEQA, etc re high speed rail.

The "community outreach" number came down to $25,000 which is still absurd.

Yes, "let's slow down abit here" and be fiscally responsible.
The Train is Coming

San Bruno, CA

#3 Mar 31, 2010
Jon Mays, Daily Journal:
The city of Burlingame also recently decided to spend $185,000 for a fight against high-speed rail. Of the sum,$100,000 will be used to hire a consultant to navigate tricky California Environmental Quality Act documents related to the project. Another $60,000 is for another consultant to review the Alternatives Analysis document set to be released next week (at least that’s the plan). Those documents can be hard to understand, I know. But consultants have eagle eyes. The smallest part of that money,$25,000, will be used for public relations to educate the community about the particulars of high-speed rail — you know, issues and its impact. So if you’re not paying attention, be prepared to be “educated.” This is in a city that is facing a $2.9 million budget deficit. Perhaps they can hire a city worker they laid off to go door to door and tell people,“the train is coming, the train is coming!”
http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview... ’t%20know%20what%20to%20do?%20 Hire%20a%20consultant!&id= 128048
laythem off

Redwood City, CA

#4 Apr 4, 2010
excuse me;
i was arrested by police while my sister was yelling help, she needs a babysitter, she a place to live, she works and hubby works, and she wants a divorce. i already sacrified a luxury SCU, UC, and Stanford application for CSM and CalState. Then someone said 'get a job','screw your college'... the person even went to my work and was looking for another date. the local police was hanging out making comments to 'go for it'... i was shown the police officer's girl in a bikini hugging with legs up a blue coverall uniformed officer.. looks like everyone finished college and got some girl ass. except under age kid with job. that was 10 years ago.

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