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San Mateo County, CA June 8, 2010 Election
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Transparent and Accountable County Government

By April Vargas

Candidate for Supervisor; County of San Mateo; District 3

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  • Review existing County services.
  • Streamline County systems.
  • Make sure that County funds are effectively managed.
In this challenging economy, it is important that our tax dollars are invested and spent wisely to provide efficient levels of service to all our residents.
  • Review existing County services. A detailed examination of current programs will identify areas where the County can consolidate services to cut costs and still be responsive to the needs of all residents.
  • Streamline County systems. By simplifying complicated procedures and working cooperatively with other agencies, the County can provide efficient service with more consistency, fewer delays, reduced costs and less duplication of effort.
  • Make sure that County funds are effectively managed. The County lost over $150 million in our taxpayer money when Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008. This failure caused local school districts, cities and transportation agencies to lose millions. Investment decisions must be based on sound practices and better collaboration with the agencies whose money the County invests. Vigilance is necessary to guard against future losses and to deal with the issue of unfunded pension obligations.

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