[EVENT] Car-Light Housing: More Affordability, Less Traffic


Transportation and housing are at a crisis point in Silicon Valley, and they’re connected to another hot issue: climate change. What can we do to solve all three problems simultaneously?

One San Mateo Meeting


When: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on February 11, 2018
Where: The Congregational Church of San Mateo (225 Tilton Ave. near downtown San Mateo)
This is to remind you that we will be meeting again this Sunday, February 11 from 6 to 8 pm.  We will meet at our customary location, which is the Congregational Church of San Mateo (CCSM) at 225 Tilton Avenue. 

There are many very important things to discuss on Sunday.  Among them are designing a process for reaching an organizational position on Measure P and developing a consistent set of questions to guide our upcoming meetings with council members.  We will also have reports on the meeting with Sandy Council, the City Council meeting on 2/5/18, developments at 314 E. Poplar, and the nifty new ADU tool that has just been released.  If there are other items that members of the group want to bring up, we will be sure to include a heading in the agenda for “other business.” 

John Fyfe has agreed to facilitate the meeting, and I will be prepared with a reflection.  Please come and be ready to roll up your sleeves!

Committee Hearing on AB 1506, the Repeal of Costa-Hawkins


It’s not too late to raise your voice in favor of AB1506, the California Assembly bill to repeal Costa-Hawkins. Also, consider ways to participate in tomorrow’s committee hearing and future discussions. It’s long past time to repeal this corrupt law. Now is our chance!

TENANTS PROTEST RENT GOUGING BY CORPORATE SPECULATORS IN REDWOOD CITY 


Redwood City, CA – Residents of two apartment buildings near downtown Redwood City are protesting rent increases of up to and exceeding $800 imposed by their new corporate landlords. The twenty families living in the apartments received rent increases on the same day that the new owners informed the residents of the purchase. Many of the tenants have formed a tenants’ association and will demand that the new owners reduce the amount of the rent increases so they will not be displaced from their homes.