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
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.
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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