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San Mateo County, CA November 3, 1998 General

Member, Board of Directors; Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District; Ward 6

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Betsy Crowder 15,164 votes 66.1%

  • Occupation: Incumbent Director, Ward 6
  • Retired Environmental Planner, City of Palo Alto
  • San Mateo County Bikeways Advisory Committee, 8 years
  • San Mateo County Trails Advisory Committee, 1987 to present
  • Co-author, "Peninsula Trails" third edition, 1997
  • Former Board member: Planning and Conservation League; Committee for Green Foothills; California Native Plant Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter
  • Former Board member, Bay Area Ridge Trail Council; member San Mateo County Ridge Trail Committee; member San Francisco Bay Trail
  • I will continue supporting MROSD Mission and Basic Policy; preservation of land and its restoration to natural condition
  • Public access to our lands must be within constraints of protection of natural resources
  • I support creative means to finance new acquisitions, but believe fiscal restraint must control all our expenditures of public funds
John J. "Jack" Hickey 4,885 votes 21.3%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Sr. Research Scientist - retired
  • Defender of private property rights-opposing eminent domain abuse
  • Taxpayers advocate - successfully led 2 anti-tax campaigns this decade
  • Advocate of revenue producing Golf Courses on "open space" land
  • Inventor - 28 patents in electronics - lasers - fiber-optics
  • Resident of what is now called "Emerald Hills" since 1965
  • Four year Navy veteran(1953-1957)
  • Removal of "Eminent Domain" powers from the District
  • Restoration of the "Park District" name and function, which is what was voted on in 1976.
  • Create a Master Plan which includes "revenue producing" open space land use.
Berry T. Stevens 2,819 votes 12.3%
  • Occupation: Production Manager
  • San Mateo County Trails Advisory Committee
  • Equal access for all low impact rail users
  • Expanded Volunteer Outreach
  • More Educational Outreach

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