Will California protect tenants?


A good read from Randy Shaw of the San Francisco Tenderloin Housing Clinic on the merits of AB 1482: “Will California protect tenants?”
In 2019, Oregon’s legislature reversed its rent control and just cause ban and passed a statewide rent cap and just cause eviction law. New York’s legislature greatly strengthened New York City’s rent control law and shifted control of the law from the state to the city.
California, the state with the worst affordability and the bluest state legislature, needs to follow this path. With a Democratic Governor backing AB 1482 and a Democratic super-majority in the Legislature, a California Democrat Party that walked the talk on economic fairness would pass the bill in a heartbeat.
But the California real estate industry has the same vice grip over California Democratic legislatures that the NRA has over GOP U.S. Senators. In both cases the actual merits of legislation are not important; instead, it’s all about sticking to the real estate/NRA line.

Open Letter to the Peninsula Health Care District Board


We write this letter as clergy in San Mateo County in relation to your role as custodians of a precious parcel of publicly owned land. Your vision is that all residents of the district enjoy optimal health and ongoing well-being at every age and stage of life. As faith leaders, we share that vision with you.

Congratulations to Pastor Penny Nixon on Being Named Assembly District 22’s Woman of the Year!


One San Mateo sends its heartfelt congratulations to Pastor Penny Nixon for being named Assembly District 22’s Woman of the Year! Those who know Pastor Nixon know how much she gives of herself to so many different causes, from immigration to housing. Indeed, Pastor Nixon has been a strong ally with One San Mateo in our efforts to shape a more just and equitable housing environment. We are ever grateful to her for having gifted us with some of her much in demand time and moral leadership. So we can tell you from firsthand experience that there could hardly be anyone more deserving of this recognition. Three cheers for Pastor Nixon!