Consider becoming involved to help shape San Mateo’s future. Share your story. One place to do so is with the San Mateo Housing Stories Project. Attend One San Mateo’s candidate forum on October 1st, 7 p.m., at the Congregational Church of San Mateo. Help with voter outreach to elect renter-friendly candidates in November. Attend City … Continue reading How to Get Involved
Opinion: A Tale of Two Cities: Developer Fees in Foster City and San Mateo
By Justin Alley Two stories featured on the front page of the July 10th issue of the San Mateo Daily Journal closely mirror each other. One talks about how integral developer fees are to Foster City’s budget. Indeed, whether or not Foster City runs a deficit in years to come hinges upon developer fees. The … Continue reading Opinion: A Tale of Two Cities: Developer Fees in Foster City and San Mateo
Letter: Affordable housing to take back seat in Burlingame again?
Burlingame’s City Council will vote late on Monday evening, July 3, whether to accept the terms in an agreement with Topgolf, an entertainment facility that is planned to be built on Bayfront property. The site is public land — former landfill and unsuitable for housing. By state law, if it were suitable, the land would have to be offered to affordable housing developers. We assert that the revenue from renting the land should by all rights be put into an affordable housing fund.
Reflection #1: Forever Free
We often begin our meetings with a reflection which helps put our work in context and maybe even provides us with some hope and inspiration. Here we would like to make some of those reflections available for all. From our meeting on June 18, 2017: Forever Free: Edmonia Lewis, Marble, 1867 by Tyehimba Jess What … Continue reading Reflection #1: Forever Free
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