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.

Requiring IDs to Vote

This post was prompted by a Trump-supporting friend of mine who circulated one of those repost-if-you-agree posts on Facebook, this one targeted at requiring presentation

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Find the Milk!

This is a letter to the editor I wrote which was published in the Palo Alto Daily Post on 8/16/2021. Let the games begin! Today

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The Value of Diversity

A recent article in Nature reported on how our ancestors apparently were cooking and eating grains long before they realized they could be grown and

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