July 31, 2015

On August 15, 2014 Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2028 (Mullin) authorizing San Mateo COWnty to conduct an all-mail ballot pilot program for up to three elections wholly by mail. Our COWncil approved participation in this program on May 26th. Therefore, COWs who are registered voters will receive a ballot for the November 3, municipal election in the mail along with a return envelope and prepaid postage.

Woodside has 3744 registered voters, so your vote really counts. We hope the ease of this pilot project will encourage more people to vote in local elections. .. Democracy relies …

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July 20, 2015

This November will be a COWncil election for the odd numbered district seats. The term of office is for four years. There are no term limits. Traditionally, incumbents run again and again unopposed. We do not know if there will be any vacancy but whether or not the incumbents run, we would like to see contested elections and discussion of the issues.

The seat up for election are Ron Romines (District 1). Thomas P. Shanahan (District 3), David Burow, (District 5), Peter Mason (District 7). While elections are “at large”, candidates filing nominations papers must live in one of these …

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July 17, 2015

Once again we draw your attention to the annual Reigning By the Bay Event. This year it will be held July 20 – 26. The event will be at the Woodside Horse Park and the competition is always fierce. It is an official National Horse Reining Association (NHRA) event with many exhibitors and trainers.

“Reining” is a judged event designed to show the athletic ability of a ranch type horse within the confines of a show arena. In an NRHA competition, contestants are required to run a pattern from the NRHA Handbook guiding or controlled what appears to be …

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