Two recent articles reconfirm what many of us know all too well: the Bay Area’s housing affordability crisis continues unabated.
One San Mateo is a local community group whose overarching mission is to increase fairness and inclusion in San Mateo. As part of our efforts to craft affordable housing solutions, One San Mateo has recently completed a months-long deliberative process addressing the proposed extension of Measure P. This involved presentations from both sides, numerous conversations, and a structured discussion that culminated in a blind vote. The outcome of this process is that One San Mateo has decided against supporting the extension of Measure P. Below is a statement of our rationale.
San Mateo’s current height and density limits have been in effect for nearly 30 years. They were first introduced in 1991 as Measure H and were re-authorized in 2004 as Measure P. Much has changed since they were first adopted. Our city and region have experienced extraordinary economic growth, adding jobs at a rapid rate. In comparison, the production of housing has been minimal, and the resulting imbalance has caused rents and home prices to soar.
August 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m
The Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Ave., San Mateo
This is to remind you that the next regular meeting of One San Mateo will be on August 12. We will continue our push for affordable housing solutions in San Mateo.
A lawsuit filed against the landlord who evicted Marie Hatch from her longtime Burlingame home settled with a $200,000 award to the son of the senior tenant whose displacement garnered international attention.
County Realtors are sending a simple message to potential home buyers not a part of the local high-tech, life sciences or other lucrative local job markets — good luck.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on February 11, 2018
The Congregational Church of San Mateo (225 Tilton Ave. near downtown San Mateo)
This is to remind you that the next regular meeting of One San Mateo will be Sunday, June 3 from 6 to 8 pm. We will meet at our customary location, the Congregational Church of San Mateo (CCSM) at 225 Tilton Avenue.
All are welcome to attend!