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San Mateo County, CA June 8, 2010 Election
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Children and Communities

By April Vargas

Candidate for Supervisor; County of San Mateo; District 3

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  • Expand use of our local schools as community centers.
  • Keep public safety a priority.
  • Support programs like HEAL.
"Community and youth development go hand in hand: a community only prospers when its young people prosper, and young people only flourish in a flourishing community." - John Gardner, founder of Common Cause
  • Expand use of our local schools as community centers. Families and individuals can receive services during non-school hours, creating stronger bonds within families and neighborhoods. Greater use of existing facilities, fostering a stronger connection between parents and schools, can help our children succeed.
  • Keep public safety a priority. Communities can only succeed when public safety is government's first priority. In the next four years, County government will be challenged to keep the range of public protection services adequately funded, especially for children and elders.
  • Support programs like HEAL. The Health, Environment, Agriculture and Learning program teaches students about science, environmental sustainability and healthy eating through its community garden projects. HEAL combats childhood obesity while highlighting the County's agricultural heritage and emphasizing the benefits of fresh, locally grown food.

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