OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez and Leo Gomez — Those of us who live here knew it all along, but when Supervisor Mueller – forced into office a few days early by the emergency – couldn’t get ahold of us during the January storm, it became more evident to the County that the […]
County Needs YOUR Help to Secure Broadband Funding – NOW
OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Carrie Tillie & Gregg Dieguez — Recent storms have shown our vulnerability in cell phone service, as well as half a dozen other infrastructure categories. Here are steps YOU can take NOW to help put pressure on for better cell service. The County of San Mateo is asking residents, particularly […]
Is the Brown Act Harming Democracy?
OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez — When created, the Brown Act was supposed to ensure transparency in government. No more back room deals. All decisions made in public. But the Pandemic taught us a few things about improving participation in our government, and the Brown Act hasn’t learned them yet. Here’s what to […]
The Storm of ’23 – A Learning Experience?
OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez — I can only take a minute because I’m still dodging falling trees, but I wanted to share some thoughts about what we just went through in the recent storms. In a way, it’s nothing those of us who live here didn’t already know: We Have An Infrastructure […]
The Hidden Impact of the Cypress Point – MidPen Housing Project
OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez — Growth has hidden costs, especially in an area where the infrastructure is already stressed. Water supply is one example, where we appear to be conserving so others can profit by building. The controversial MidPen “Affordable Housing” project at Cypress Point in Moss Beach is a major upcoming […]
NEW: Homeowner Insurance Reward for Wildfire Mitigation
OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez — Some of you may have heard in prior MCC meetings (e.g David Shew 7/13/22) that by forming a FireWise Community, you could save on your homeowners’ fire insurance. That hope is a step closer to reality with California’s new insurance regulations. I had heard about this insurance […]
Your Future Is In Your Hands: Critical Local Elections – 2022
OWN VOICE. ~ InPerspective by Gregg Dieguez — You may have heard this is the most consequential election of our lives, but you may not realize that LOCALLY it is also. Sure the future of democracy is at stake, but so is the future of our County and two local cities – Pacifica and Half […]
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