San Mateo County resident Nathalie Fowler implored the board to use Measure A funds to bolster community programs, instead of building a new jail complex. "Make me proud of the place where I come from," Fowler said. "Use Measure A funds for progression, not regression, if for no other reason than - you promised."
Isaac Ontiveros of Critical Resistance said the board asked for community input, but no one in the room was asking for a new jail. "You can abandon this project," Ontiveros said. "You could save the county millions of dollars."
For news coverage of the day check-out these great articles:
San Mateo County supervisors mull how to slice up Measure A pie, Mercury News 2/13/13
Public Tells Supes How to Spend $60M, Belmont Patch 2/13/13
Taxing decisions: County officials, public tackle sales tax priorities, San Mateo Daily Journal 2/13/13
Community Meeting Against the Jail
Join us on Thursday, February 28th for an evening community meeting in Redwood City. Come out to learn more about the campaign to fight the jail in San Mateo, hear from residents about the negative impact a new jail will have on our community and discuss ways to plug into the fight.
Stop the San Mateo Jail Community Meeting
Thursday, February 28th
Sequoia High School Cafeteria
1201 Brewster Ave in Redwood City
(right by Sequoia CalTrans station)
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|Thu Feb 28, 2013 7pm – 9pm Pacific Time|
|Sequoia High School Cafeteria, 1201 Brewster Ave., next to CalTrain station, Redwood City (map)|