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Busy in Burlingame

By Aaron Kinney
Thursday, June 28th, 2007 at 4:31 pm in Uncategorized.

dave-pine.JPGDave Pine, president of the Burlingame School District’s Board of Trustees, has officially thrown his hat in the ring for a seat on the board of the troubled San Mateo Union High School District.

“With a new superintendent soon to be hired and possibly two new members joining the school board, the next few years presents a unique opportunity to strengthen the district for the benefit of our students and the entire community,” Pine said Wednesday in a statement announcing his candidacy.

Pine said that, if elected, his first priorities will be improving the district’s fiscal health and making sure its construction projects are managed properly.

Also on Wednesday, Burlingame Mayor Terry Nagel was up in Sacramento testifying before the the state Senate’s Local Government Committee on behalf of SCA 12, a bill co-authored by state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, that would help cities like Burlingame pay for improvements to their storm drainage infrastructure.

The bill would require a constitutional amendment allowing cities to assess fees for managing storm water runoff. Millbrae City Councilwoman Gina Papan also testified in favor of the legislation.

The legislation would be a boon for Burlingame, which failed last November to pass Measure H, a $44-million proposal to pay for upgrades to the city’s flood-control infrastructure.

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