Agenda Item 4
Evaluation of Possible Alternatives to Current Audio/Visual Recordings of Harbor Commission Meetings
Commissioner Brennan's comments:
As an elected representative, serving a four-year term on the San Mateo County Board of Harbor Commissioners, it’s my goal to improve transparency, accountability and inclusiveness at every opportunity.
The Harbor Districts is a countywide special district. Over 50% of the Harbor Districts revenue comes from property tax. The Board has an obligation to provide San Mateo County citizens with governance that is truly transparent, effective and accountable.
In recent decades, civil society and governments around the world have made great advances in increasing transparency at both the local and national levels. Yet there is still a need for greater and more meaningful participation and accountability, particularly when it comes to how public resources are allocated.
As good stewards of Oyster Point Marina and Pillar Point Harbor we should always strive to increase transparency and access to government data and public information.
Please support Transparency and Accountability by voting NO on terminating videotaping and voting NO on terminating public access television broadcasting on Pacific Coast TV.