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.

Keeping Faith

At its June 10, 2013 meeting the Council will take up a proposed 13% salary increase for our city manager, Jeff Maltbie. This stems from

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Behind the Scenes

At the last Council meeting I cited well-validated rumors Legacy Partners was vetting a new and different plan for the San Carlos Transit Village with

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Opting for Silence

At our February 25th meeting one council member engaged in a very lengthy Q&A session with staff about a proposed ordinance banning the use by

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That Vision Thing

An important part of a city council’s responsibility is identifying, evaluating and pursuing (when appropriate) strategic goals for its community. In the past in San

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