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Concerned Citizen April 06, 2014 at 05:49 PM
Sounds like someone's attorney is doing some strong arm damage control! Don't worry, Doug, thoseRead Moretyp es will overstep and no attorney will be able to dig them out. (Leeland Yee, for example!)
Concerned Citizen April 06, 2014 at 04:25 PM
If you don't vote, or rail against the "powers that be" who are allowing the city toRead Morecrumb le; then I'd say that is pretty idiotic! Your question alone, is not exactly the top of the food chain mentality!
Dianna Taylor April 06, 2014 at 04:57 PM
How do you know I do not You really are insulting
Concerned Citizen April 06, 2014 at 05:52 PM
Well, if you will recall, you said the idiot thing about yourself! Figure out what you mean beforeRead Morey ou lead yourself into looking as stupid as you did!
Concerned Citizen April 01, 2014 at 09:32 AM
Why isn't there an inquiry? Why don't "heads roll?" It seems that Millbrae is just aRead Morelittl e Mafia-type city! It's really sad that our city government has just become a place for those who run it, to make money and leave the welfare of the residents and the city to twist in the wind! What was the last good thing any of them did for us, or the city?
Nick Rose March 05, 2014 at 09:04 PM
I checked firedispatch.com and engine 37 in Millbrae was investigating an odor near theRead MoreCaltrain/Bar t station around 9:57am.
Concerned Citizen April 06, 2014 at 05:40 PM
I know that City Hall has a lot of gas with a bad smell too!
Agranon March 24, 2014 at 04:39 PM
Ahh people you're all so stupid. Let people drive. This article was written by someone afraid toRead Moreack nowledge her own name. Obviously a woman by the way it was written. Women are such cowards they are ruining this country.
Concerned Citizen March 24, 2014 at 06:01 PM
Wow! Your comments make a joke out of...YOU! Is THAT your name, or a pseudonym? You sound like aRead Moremor on Libertarian, who doesn't want any laws, or rules; just like a spoiled child! You don't care who gets hurt, or killed, as long as you can drive as fast as you please! You are probably someone who hits and runs! I'll bet you love your mommy, and still live with her and resent it! Don't you! Go away, you misogynist bully, and live where you don't have to be concerned about the rights of others, only YOUR OWN, you selfish bastard!
Concerned Citizen March 24, 2014 at 06:03 PM
So, "Agranon", it appears you are a fan of the KKK, and are a racist too! That says itRead Moreall ! Your comments, like YOU have no validity!
Millbrae resident March 12, 2014 at 11:02 PM
Would like to understand how this voting was approved by mail. Would like to know how this works.Read MoreSo , The city clerk of Millbrae sends out the voting and we send them back to the city clerk of Millbrae. So who counts the votes? the city of Millbrae. How is this overlooked to make sure all is counted and countered properly? How the city of Millbrae thinks that people haven't taken a hit with this economy and having the guts to do this just baffles me.
Doug Radtke March 27, 2014 at 10:27 PM
If anyone is not aware, the City Council has passed a resolution enabling all city property to vote Read More"YES" for the fire assessment. Stacking the vote a little bit? You bet. Check my article here on Patch.
Millbrae resident March 27, 2014 at 10:38 PM
Oh believe me. I will be there on April 27th. They are not going to vote on my money withoutRead Morehearing from me. Problem is you have a council that doesn't care that people are suffering enough. Instead on cutting back like we all have had to do, they want to just pass this on to us.
Biemme February 27, 2014 at 03:42 PM
And yet Millbrae real estate market is so inflated.
Concerned Citizen February 27, 2014 at 05:09 PM
I did not understand that the black soot on my house and car were from the airport plane pollution, Read Moreuntil someone mentioned it on another post! Now as I read airport pollution articles, I understand what the person meant!! All of that is attacking our lungs too! This is just WRONG!
Jeffrey March 28, 2014 at 12:20 AM
WHAT? Cough, cough, cough!
Millbrae resident October 30, 2013 at 02:49 PM
I just hope whoever is elected isn't bought or forced to go along with the " Good OldRead MoreBoy" system. Anyone who thinks this current and past city council is not sticking it to Millbrae knows nothing. I have owned my hiome in Millbrae for 15 years. I have seen my taxes go up $2000 with many rate increases that the people of Millbrae didn't have a say in. EXAMPLE: Here we are with people losing jobs and barely able to make ends meet. Then I read that South City Scavenger is getting increases during this horrific time and its approved by the council with no arguement. They should be lucky they weren't forced to cut back like everyone else but instead get to increase our rates. The service and value is crap. They suffered no lay offs but get an increase passed on to us. You think that was right? Good old boy system
Concerned Citizen February 21, 2014 at 03:58 PM
And where is all the money going? Millbrae is going down the toilet! It certainly feels like moneyRead Morei s being misdirected, or badly handled!
Doug Radtke February 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM
big bri March 04, 2014 at 05:46 PM
When you gonna figure it out. Cops don't care about you.
Concerned Citizen March 05, 2014 at 01:37 AM
You are right! they frequently don't!
Carl Petersen III February 25, 2014 at 07:56 PM
A response to a comment that is misquoted. One of the quotes that I focus on in this week's blog:Read Moreht tp://goo.gl/L5mPCw
Doug Radtke March 28, 2014 at 12:53 AM
I can't comment specifically on San Bruno's finances but they must be pursuing more grant revenueRead Moreor doing some joint projects. The CalTrain station is likely under the wing of the SamTrans special district. Bike roads and other miscellaneous are probably the jurisdiction of San Bruno. San Bruno has YouTube, Walmart offices, and other great employers. I see Bayhill shopping center gentrifying. Neighborhors seem to be improving since I last lived in San Bruno long ago. I see a lot of positive. Millbrae could be doing so much better - takes the right people.
Concerned Citizen March 28, 2014 at 06:20 AM
If you go to Mountain View on any week night; it is packed with people! There are a variety ofRead Moreresta urants, some clubs, some bookstores and a few other shops. The only thing to do in Millbrae is go to Walgreens, Safeway, and the Post Office. Sometimes Kohl's is okay, but really nothing else. Millbrae isn't really a friendly place, and the way traffic is just allowed to use our streets as an extension of the freeway, with little traffic control, is a disgrace! It is sad to see the decline of a city, and the "powers that be" just sitting around and letting it happen, while collecting big salaries and benefits! It is nothing less than gross negligence, and dereliction of duty!
milly March 31, 2014 at 01:46 PM
Doug, if "Concerned Citizen" is typical of the residents who voice complaints during theRead Moreo pen communication section of the city council meetings, then I can see why the result might be the silent treatment. When one is fond of using words like "moronic" and "idiotic", the audience will have the tendency to tune it out. It's always best when legitimate concerns are voiced by people who possess some emotional maturity.
Dianna Taylor February 16, 2014 at 02:31 PM
I happen to think Off The Grid is great for the people of Millbrae It is another choice forRead Morechoosi ng something new to eat> My biggest issue is traffic and public safety . Once again a car almost side swiped me crossing El Camino .Luckily I saw it increasing in speed as I got halfway across. Idiots!!!
Doug Radtke February 16, 2014 at 06:09 PM
I think it's a great idea as well, and i think a lot of folks are not happy about the public safety Read Moreissues as well. There's been numerous complaints that have not been addressed.
Doug Radtke February 27, 2014 at 04:32 PM
Concerned Citizen February 13, 2014 at 04:02 PM
I saw a high school age boy nearly get hit by a speeding car yesterday, as he was walking up theRead Morehil l on Millbrae Avenue.
Concerned Citizen February 21, 2014 at 04:04 PM
Yesterday afternoon I heard the screeching of tires, was cringing for the crash sound, butRead Morethankfull y, there was none! I have to stand out with signs to slow people down!
Doug Radtke February 09, 2014 at 11:18 PM
Jasmine, you should know the last Millbrae School Board to my knowledge didn't even have a formalRead Moreel ection because people ran unopposed? If nobody cares enough to run or show up to vote, you're going to keep getting the same results every year. The Millbrae School Board has been talking about financial problems and raising a parcel tax since 2007. City Council actually doesn't have much reign over the Millbrae School District since they function as two separate governmental entities, but I have preached cooperation and sharing of resources between the two - deaf ears to be honest. Millbrae is one huge free for all political power struggle in which all of us are suffering. I went through outdoor education in 5th grade, and I think it would be an absolute disservice to rob the kids of what was one of my most memorable moments growing up in elementary school. My resources are spread very thin. My good colleague Ryan has been attending school board meetings and been in touch with the superintendent regarding our computer education programs we're hoping to launch. It's not always easy to break through the red tape, but if you want to change let's start today. Jasmine, you should run for school board and I'm not even joking. I will be happy to assist anyone in a formal election campaign for school board... sharing my knowledge, hopefully the voter base I helped inspire last election, and my time for anyone who is running on a campaign of transparency and improving the schools. That offer is out there, feel free to contact me at me @ dougradtke . com
Concerned Citizen February 10, 2014 at 12:28 AM
Millbrae apathy is infamous! I personally don't understand it!
milly March 24, 2014 at 01:43 PM
In response to Jasmine's statement, "Parents are putting kids in all kinds of tutoring andRead Moreafte r school enrichment program to maintain the good score": I haven't had to put my children in tutoring or after school enrichment, and their scores are fantastic. I think this is because of the great teaching in the MESD. Please try to support the teachers. Do you donate to the MEF, or are you one of the parents who does nothing but complain? If your children are having trouble with learning, then you can arrange an IEP (Individualized Education Program) through the district.
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