South San Francisco, CA August 27, 2016 Submitted by numbers neighbors – by Austin Walsh San Mateo Daily Journal REBROADCAST
The terms of South San Francisco Councilmembers were extended for a year by an unanimous vote of the Council on August 24.
Extended from 2017 through 2018 are first-timer Liza Normandy, first elected termer Vice-Mayor Pradeep Gupta, and Mayor Mark Addiego (who has popped-up on the Council periodically since 1980). Long-time members Karyl Matsumoto and Rich Garbarino now have terms which will expire in 2020.
The extension was proposed by Matsumoto, addressing concerns expressed over earlier meetings by Normandy that insufficient time (70 days) remained to implement a campaign for the November 2016 vote. City Attorney Jason Roseberg has informed the Council that CFPPC has identified no concern with this type of extension under SB415, which appears to cover the apparent conflict-of-interest.
South San Francisco joins the San Mateo Union High School and San Mateo County Community College districts as well as the Millbrae City Council as a local elected boards to recently make the jump. The Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees has also discussed the transition. In all, there are 12 county jurisdictions needing to consider a similar amendment to their calendar, according to a city report.
Austin Walsh of the Daily Journal reports