Welcome!

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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Enjoy! And if you have a moment, drop me a line to let me know what’s on your mind.

Walking Away

This post was published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on July 7, 2014 as an op ed piece. Last week the San Carlos City

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Details Matter

I was recently asked about my endorsement of Measure AA, the Mid Peninsula Regional Open Space District’s June, 2014 ballot initiative. The measure, if approved,

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Taking the Field

Last week the San Carlos School District sent a letter to Jeff Maltbie, our City Manager, and me asking that the Council consider entering into

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