Ray Mueller

With the majority of the ballots counted, it appears Ray Mueller, center, will be the next District 3 representative on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. Photo courtesy Ray Mueller

Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller will become the next San Mateo County supervisor representing District 3, an expanse that includes the coast from Pacifica to the Santa Cruz county line. At the start of 2023 Mueller will succeed Don Horsley who has served in the role for the past 12 years.

At the end of counting on Monday, Mueller led his opponent, San Carlos Councilwoman Laura Parmer-Lohan, with 63 percent of the vote.

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Cid Young

I am filled with joy to learn that Supervisor-Elect, Ray Mueller will look to ACTUALLY get things done on the Coast after years of getting the “funding brush-off” by many departments in the County. An example would be the recent dismissal of property owners along Santa Maria in El Granada, who wrote letters to the SMC Parks Commission about large quantities of stormwater drainage leaving Quarry Park, and Director Calderon failed to post the letters on the SMC Parks website. In the meeting, he responded to the issue that neighbors need get their relief from the SMC Public Works Department, whose past remedy was to merely had out sandbags during rainy season. Other unaddressed issues such as Coastside Emergency Evacuation, as sharply noted, once again, on Election Day, Nov. 8th, when Hwy 92 was closed in both directions due to a downed tree and utility wires. It is my hope that the Moss Beach Highway One corridor improvements will finally be addressed, instead of the 20 year “Study” period with no action. Recently, on an MCC meeting, there was a Quarry Park Master Plan presentation, with drainage issues left unmentioned. Apparently, the SMC Parks Director plans to present it anyway, at the December Bd. Of Supervisors last Meeting of the Year. Speaking of Funding, SMC Parks is budgeting 16 Million Dollars to “reimagine” Flood Park in Menlo Park, that already has sports fields, tennis courts and picnic areas. Now, they will get a County-paid Pumptrack, when the funding for the Q/P Pumptrack was taken from MidCoast Parks Mitigation Fees ($250K) as well as a contribution from GCSD ($100K ). Why spend millions to remodel a park with existing amenities when our County Parks are mainly visitor serving with trails or attractions but no sports fields, tennis courts, commmunity pool or fields for active sports, and only a few playgrounds? I am hoping that the word EQUITY does not only apply to populations of people over the hill, but to our diverse community on the Coastside.

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