Monthly Archives: July 2013

Job Opportunity: Daly City

City of Daly City

 

Current job openings in Daly City:

  • Lateral Police Officer
  • Temporary/Hourly Utility Worker Aide (Motor Vehicles Division)
  • Temporary/Hourly Utility Worker Aid (Parks & Custodial Divisions)
  • Temporary/Hourly Recreator II
  • Temporary/Hourly Recreator III

For more information about positions, education and license requirements, and wages/salaries, click here.

To apply:

  • Online – visit Calopps
  • In person or by mail – Request an application by contacting the Human Resources Department. File your completed application with the HR Dept. by the final filing date from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (except holidays). Applications must be postmarked no later than the final filing date. For more information, click here.

Jobs for Youth: Scholarship, Internship, and Job Opportunities

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Qualifications:

  • Youth ages 14-21
  • Live in San Mateo County
  • No income eligibility requirements

Jobs for Youth is designed to help youth develop their job search skills. Services that are offered to youth include job preparation workshops that teach youth about resume building and interview preparation, mock interviews with youth employment counselors, job referrals to hiring employers, and volunteer and paid internship opportunities. There is also a special scholarship fund that provides college and vocational scholarships.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

NEWS: San Mateo County Supervisoral District Lines Advisory Committee Meeting on 7/11/2013 in Millbrae

Did you know that San Mateo County voters approved changes to the County charter that would allow new supervisoral districts to be created?  Be informed about what the changes could potentially mean about who represents YOU on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.

Read the San Mateo County News article HERE

Supervisoral District Flyer

Watch and listen as Mayor Ray Buenaventura (Facebook page) of Daly City addresses the audience at the 6/18/2013 meeting of the District Lines Advisory Committee at the War Memorial Community Center regarding the initially limited access of the general public about these redistricting committee meetings, and the concerns of residents about Daly City possibly being split apart in this redistricting process.  (5:33 into the video)

NCPP Staff member Athila Lambino also attended and spoke at the San Mateo County Supervisoral District Lines Advisory Committee Meeting at the War Memorial Community Center in Daly City on 6/18/2013.

Athila raising a question about possible underhanded tactics occurring with use of the online mapping tool.  (1:10:34)

Athila addresses a question from Hayden Lee of Millbrae about how a resident of South San Francisco might feel about the district lines and the strong community feedback from Daly City residents for not dividing Daly City.  (1:27:06)

See the complete video of the meeting here:


Please mark your calendars to attend the July 11th redistricting committee meeting at the Millbrae Community Center, 477 Lincoln Circle, Millbrae, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Share your voice!

 

 

10 Facts About Marijuana and News About Its Current Status in the US

  1. Most marijuana users never use any other illegal drug.
  2. Fewer than 10 percent of people who try marijuana ever become dependent on it.
  3. Marijuana has not been shown to cause mental illness, but some side effects include feelings of panic, anxiety, and paranoia.
  4. Use of marijuana can cause dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, dry or red eyes, heart and blood pressure problems, lung problems, numbness, and hallucinations.
  5. Marijuana may be used to control seizures in some people, but could make seizure disorders worse for others.
  6. Stop use of marijuana at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery to avoid slowing down the central nervous system too much when combined with anesthesia and other medications.
  7. Marijuana may be effective for improving appetite in people with aids.
  8. More than 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana violations each year.
  9. Dutch citizens over 18 are permitted to buy and use cannabis. Marijuana use rates in the Netherlands are similar to those in the US, while for young adults, rates of marijuana use are even lower than in the US.
  10. Although marijuana’s effects are less harmful than those of most other drugs, it is the most common drug that people are arrested for possessing.

Adapted from the Drug Policy Alliance and Web MD . 

With the legalization of marijuana in several states, many concerns have risen over how to deal with drug policy in the US. Some issues that policymakers have to deal with include how to best regulate the production, distribution, sale and use of marijuana for recreational purposes when it is illegal to do so under federal law, how to tax marijuana use, what kinds of quality control standards should be set, what should be done to protect children, who should be allowed to grow marijuana, and many more.

President Obama has said, “it does not make sense, from a prioritization point of view, for us to focus on recreational drug users in a state that has already said that under state law that’s legal.”

The federal government’s approach does not go after those who use the drug for medical purposes, such as cancer patients, but focuses on individuals who are in the marijuana growing, selling, and distribution business.

Of course, there are differing stances on whether the US should legalize marijuana or not. Younger people and people in the West are more supportive of legalization. Many people think that government efforts to enforce marijuana laws are more costly than beneficial. Despite some support, some  politicians are wary of legalizing another addictive substance.

For more information on marijuana legalization and marijuana policy, read this article from the Huffington Post!