My name is Mark Olbert, and I’m a former member of the San Carlos, California City Council. This was my site for staying in touch with my constituents. My last day on the Council was December 14, 2020.
It’s now a platform I use to address local and regional issues that my neighbors may find interesting.
Here you’ll find my blog, links to articles about municipal issues, and material that will help you understand my Council work and my current views. All these can be accessed through the menu links at the top of every page.
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Keeping the American Experiment Alive
This is an op ed I wrote that was published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on July 1, 2022. This Independence Day comes at
Sending Anger, Lots of It
The families suffering from a perfectly avoidable horror in Texas have my sympathy. But I’m not sending thoughts and prayers. Because those are useless, and
Plans Are Nothing, Planning Is Everything
This is a letter to the editor I wrote which was published on May 17, 2022 in the San Mateo Daily Journal under the title
Mueller for Supervisor
This is my letter to the San Mateo Daily Journal supporting Ray Mueller’s bid to represent District 3 on the San Mateo County Board of
Endorsements: June, 2022 Election
District 3 Board of Supervisors Ray Mueller has the experience, intelligence and above all empathy to represent all of us, not just those who are
That’s What They’re For
This is op ed was published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on Monday, April 11, 2022. What you see here is slightly different from