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Supervisor Slocum to Hold 'Office Hours' in North Fair Oaks

He encourages locals to drop in and talk to him about any local issue that's on their minds.

Bay City News Service

Beginning next Wednesday, Feb. 13, newly elected San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum of Redwood City will hold weekly evening office hours in the North Fair Oaks area of unincorporated Redwood City.

Residents are encouraged to drop in and say hi and introduce themselves to the new supervisor, whose 4th District is home to nearly 19,000 residents, including those who live in the North Fair Oaks community, which is bounded by the cities of Redwood City, Atherton and Menlo Park.

Community hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fair Oaks Community Center at 2600 Middlefield Road in Redwood City. Slocum decided to hold office hours during the evening, citing that many residents are unable to find the time during the day to see him.

"I know that many working people simply can't get downtown to the County Government Center before 5 p.m. to meet with me, share their concerns or ask for assistance," Slocum said.

"I want to be accessible and available. The best way that I know how to solve that problem is to locate myself in the community, after hours, and make myself available."

Do you have something you'd like to talk to Supervisor Slocum about? Tell us in the comments below.

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Aaron February 07, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Way to go Warren! We shall call you the Measure B warrior!
Fritzi Lareau February 07, 2013 at 04:23 PM
We have a serious trash problem here in North Fair Oaks. My neighbors don't understand that trash service includes pick up for couches, mattresses, electronics old kids toys and other household items. Stuff is constantly left on the strrets. Thanks for your help Supervisor Slocum.
Kim L February 08, 2013 at 01:23 AM
Redwood City is, on the whole, a very dangerous city in which to ride a bike. I am a savvy rider, but feel as though I take my life in my hands in many areas. I have nearly been hit many times. One time, I fell and broke my arm, needing surgery to heal. My daughter is 10 years-old and there is almost no where that I feel safe letting her ride in Redwood City. Riding bikes should be a part of childhood. El Camino and Woodside Road are some of the worst streets, but those are run by Cal Trans and they won't put in the bike lanes. There are other ways of making things safe. We already have riders of all sorts (elite recreation riders, casual riders, commuters on fancy and not so fancy bikes, and kids). I would like to see some thoughtful and well-marked bike lanes, a bike awareness campaign (share the road?) and some studies for some bike "highways" (like the one in Palo Alto).
billyjames February 08, 2013 at 04:58 AM
I share Kim L's concerns. What are the chances of getting bike lanes and sharrows on Middlefield? What are the chances of changing the parking there from angled to parallel? Supervisor Slocum, I want to call your attention to an excellent 32-page pamphlet in Spanish and English versions, Safe Bicycling in San Mateo County, produced by the Peninsula Traffic Congestion and Relief Alliance www.commute.org when Diane Howard chaired its board. Anything you could do to get those pamphlets into the hands of families with bike riders would be appreciated. A couple of years ago I read of a traffic collision in North Fair Oaks in which a cyclist was struck by a truck driver and both were cited for being drunk. After that I took myself over to the Home Depot parking lot in San Carlos and gave out a couple of hundred of the pamphlets. Surely there must be more and better ways to get the word out. And if you could help improve the intersection of Middlefield and Woodside Road, we should at least name that intersection in your honor.
RWCopLady February 11, 2013 at 05:18 PM
billjames, we are finally going to see some improvements in the intersection of Middlefield and Woodside Rd. I'm a homeowner in the neighborhood and received notices of the upcoming improvements which include crosswalks, underground wires, landscaping and other improvements to increase the safety of the neighborhood. I'm excited!
Kenneth A. Pettit May 27, 2013 at 09:20 PM
I don't have a clue what a Measure B warrior is, but you are THE man. A standing ovation! Wow! I had one of those in 1986. It was like peeing your pants.....

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