January is traditionally a time for making good on New Year’s resolutions, a time for new beginnings, a time for reflection.
The first few weeks of this month have definitely needed the latter as we witnessed horrifying events at our nation’s Capitol, and watched the continued rise of coronavirus cases, particularly in California, and had a very confusing rollout of the vaccines.
But there have been some illuminating moments – the courage of many of our local lawmakers during the Capitol riot, the peaceful transition and swearing in of a new President and the first woman, person of color and Asian-American Vice President, and our own transition in San Mateo County – as Supervisor David Canepa became our Board President for this year.
And on the horizon – there is much to be hopeful about. The Biden Administration’s goals to meet this pandemic head on, implementing a mask mandate for the first 100 days, a defined program to get vaccines in the arms of everyone, and a more compassionate approach to our immigrants, particularly preserving DACA.
So – here’s to hope and new beginnings for the new year!