One San Mateo Meeting
Wednesday, December 4th @ 7 P.M.
The Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Ave. San Mateo
Wednesday, December 4, One San Mateo will meet to review and relish the work we have undertaken over the past year. We will also begin thinking about priorities for next year.
Please come in a celebratory frame of mind, and if you are inclined to bring a snack to share, please do so.
As usual, we will plan to meet at the Congregational Church of San Mateo (CCSM) from 7 to 8:45 P.M. (There may be a conflict with the space. So keep an eye out for any updates.)
Peninsula Health Care District town hall on development plans for former Peninsula Hospital site
850 Burlingame Ave.
This is the first town hall since the Peninsula Health Care District board was forced by the community to go back to the drawing board and revise their plans for putting primarily market-rate housing on public land. The early indications, however, are that the plans still do not go far enough in dedicating the land to affordable housing. Therefore, we, the community of people whose tax dollars pay for this land, need to continue to demonstrate to the PHCD board our overwhelming commitment to an affordable housing centered vision for this land.
This Monday night, the San Mateo City Council will discuss an emergency ordinance very similar to the ones passed unanimously in Redwood City and Daly City. This emergency ordinance would make the provisions of AB 1482—the rent cap and ban on unjust evictions—effective immediately. This way landlords cannot continue to take advantage of the time between now and January 1st (when AB 1482 goes into effect throughout the state) to hit tenants will extreme rent increases and unjust evictions.
It’s very important that we show up Monday night to make sure that the Council does what is in their power to smooth the road forward for tenants.
Share your experiences as a renter and learn about new laws protecting you. / Comparta sus experiencias como inquilino y conozca las nuevas leyes que lo protegen.
Thank you to the approximately 400 people who came to October 3rd’s presentation by Professor Richard Rothstein. It was a truly powerful evening, one that we believe brought greater light to the minds of both the not yet informed and the already somewhat informed alike.
Today, housing discrimination based on race or ethnicity is against the law. In recent history, it was required.
Please join us for a riveting presentation by Richard Rothstein—renowned author of The Color of Law and Thurgood Marshall Fellow of the NAACP—as he explores how federal, state, and local governments systematically and intentionally imposed residential segregation in American cities from Boston to San Francisco. The hidden history of this officially sanctioned and mandated discrimination in housing has direct implications for how we address the racial and other divisions pulling at our communities today.