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.

It’s Not Settled

This was published as an op ed in the San Mateo Daily Journal on October 17, 2013. You can find it on their site here.

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Conspiracy Thinking

An odd but all too common email that we received as a result of our gas pipeline experience prompted me to write about conspiracy thinking.

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State of Emergency

Tonight the Council declared a state of emergency in San Carlos as it relates to a high pressure Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) gas pipeline.

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Grassroots Done Right

Monday night’s Council agenda includes deciding what to do about re-building Crestview Park. That’s an interesting topic in and of itself*. But it won’t be

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