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Speier photos

Here are some photos of Rep. Jackie Speier’s recent meetings with constituents that didn’t make it into the paper. Above, Mario Pellegrin, of Montara, questions Speier about health care reform Sunday at a town hall meeting held outside at Farallone View Elemenatary School in Montara. (Jim Stevens/Bay Area News Group)

Speier at the Hot Harvest Nights farmers market Thursday in San Carlos. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

From left to right, Gail Sredanovic, of Menlo Park, Ruth Robertson, of Los Altos, and Jane Emery, of San Jose, all from the Raging Grannies, sing in support of health care reform at Hot Harvest Nights. (Nhat V. Meyer)

Howard Weisberg, of San Mateo, holds up his sign in support of health care reform while waiting for Speier at Hot Harvest Nights. (Nhat V. Meyer)

Sophia Dew, 9, left, talks with Speier on Wednesday at the San Mateo County Fair. (John Green/Bay Area News Group)

Speier signs an autograph book for San Francisco resident Leo Pribble at the fair. (John Green)

Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
Under: Democratic Party, Health care, Jackie Speier, San Carlos, San Mateo, San Mateo County | No Comments »

It’s nothing personal

As the city of San Carlos has grappled in recent months with its dire budget problems, Councilman Matt Grocott has focused on finding ways to cut costs rather than put a half-cent sales tax measure on the ballot — a step that his council colleagues favor.

Matt Grocott

One cost-cutting step Grocott has zeroed in on is doing away with the city’s assistant city manager position in order to save roughly $200,000.

So we thought we’d ask Assistant City Manager Brian Moura what he thought of the idea. Has it made for any awkward exchanges in the hallway?

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Posted on Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
Under: Aaron Kinney, San Carlos | No Comments »