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!

New ordinance targets landlords dubbed the “worst of the worst”


San Mateo, California — At its meeting on Tuesday, February 19, the City Council of San Mateo will consider adoption of an ordinance designed to ensure habitability of San Mateo apartments and to make provision for tenants who are forced to move as a result of extreme conditions threatening their health and safety. The idea for this ordinance was brought to the city by One San Mateo, a community group advocating for affordable housing solutions and a more fair and inclusive San Mateo.

One San Mateo Meeting


When:
7 P.M. Wednesday
February 13
Where:
The Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Ave. San Mateo
This is to remind you that One San Mateo will be meeting tomorrow evening (Wednesday, February 13) at the Congregational Church of San Mateo at 225 Tilton Avenue. As usual, we will meet from 7 to 8:45 pm.
Among other things, we will continue planning our advocacy around the use of the hospital site that is owned and controlled by the Peninsula Health Care District, prepare for the discussion of the red tag ordinance at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 19, and hear from Justin about some thinking done by a few members of the Steering Committee recently about OSM strategies and priorities. We look forward to Claudia’s reflection and to John Ebneter’s skillful fulfillment of his role as meeting chair.

One San Mateo Meeting


When:
7 P.M. Wednesday
January 30
Where:
The Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Ave. San Mateo
The next meeting of One San Mateo will take place this coming Wednesday, January 30 from 7 to 8:45 pm. We will meet in the upstairs library at the Congregational Church of San Mateo (CCSM), located at 225 Tilton Avenue.
Among other things, we will discuss:
Our work on advancing a red-tag relocation assistance ordinance
The status of advocacy for affordable housing as part of the Peninsula Health Care District’s proposed development
Outreach to North Central and beyond
And interfacing with the activism of groups such as Indivisible
All are welcome to attend!

San Mateo moves closer to relocation assistance for tenants displaced from substandard properties


In an effort to support at-risk tenants who find themselves in unsafe housing, San Mateo city officials are shaping an ordinance aimed at requiring landlords who don’t properly maintain their units to pay for the relocation costs of affected tenants.
Among the measures councilmembers considered at their Tuesday meeting was requiring landlords whose tenants are temporarily displaced by substandard living conditions to provide another unit or hotel room within a 10-mile radius. They also considered mandating those landlords whose tenants are permanently displaced provide them with three months of fair-market rent.

One San Mateo Meeting


When:
7 P.M. Wednesday
December 12
Where:
The Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Ave. San Mateo
The next meeting of One San Mateo will take place this coming Wednesday, December 12 from 7 to 8:45 pm. We will meet in the upstairs library at the Congregational Church of San Mateo (CCSM), located at 225 Tilton Avenue.
We take an inventory of some of our ongoing work and set priorities for the new year.
All are welcome!