San Mateo County Water Controller and Advocate for the Water Fund

Endorsement: Kenneth Mejia for city controller, 4th District Mejia, 52, spent more than three decades serving the people of the South San Francisco, San Mateo, and North East San Mateo County communities. He has…

San Mateo County Water Controller and Advocate for the Water Fund

Endorsement: Kenneth Mejia for city controller, 4th District

Mejia, 52, spent more than three decades serving the people of the South San Francisco, San Mateo, and North East San Mateo County communities. He has dedicated those years to public service, most recently working on behalf of the Central Valley Water Project. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and was appointed to the National Commission on Infrastructure.

In 2009, voters in San Mateo County approved a $50 million bond for water infrastructure projects as part of the Bay Area Clean Water initiative. Mejia, who has been endorsed by the League of Women Voters of California, has been a strong advocate for the project. He served as a member of the committee that helped create the original bond and was one of only five members to vote to support the tax that pays for the project.

Since 1998, Mejia has served as the city controller and has been a strong advocate for the city’s water fund. Mejia has consistently voted for the highest ratepayer bill in the city’s water fund, and has voted for the rate increases necessary to keep the water fund on the right track—even when that cost has resulted in his city losing money.

“It’s not just the money,” Mejia said when asked about his support. “It’s that I want to invest in our community and the services we provide. There’s nothing more important than that.”

Mejia is supported by a variety of community groups, including the Sierra Club, the San Mateo County Employees Association, the San Mateo County Democratic League (SDCL), and the League of Women Voters of California, as well as the Chamber of Commerce, the San Mateo County Democratic Party, and the San Mateo County Democrats. He has received endorsements from the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the League of Women Voters of California, CityBeat, and the City and County of San Francisco.

In a June 2015 letter to voters, Mej

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