[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 and the Community Conversation around the Extension of Measure P

The City of San Mateo is regularly re-examining its policies, and One San Mateo is committed to playing its part in that process, steadfastly advocating for fairness and inclusion, with a particular focus on housing.

One issue that is coming up for increased discussion is the extension Measure P (you can read Measure P in its entirety here). One San Mateo is presently undertaking a rigorous process of deliberation on Measure P, including as it relates to San Mateo’s upcoming development of a new General Plan. We hope everyone will do the same in properly informing themselves and thinking deeply about these issues. 

In due course, we will arrive at an assessment as an organization and publicly add our voice to this important discussion.  We thank you for patiently and attentively walking alongside us in this process.

The Steering Committee of One San Mateo

Lawmakers propose new eviction protections

California lawmakers are rolling out a series of new bills aimed at easing the state’s housing crisis by helping renters who face eviction.

Assembly Bill 2343 was introduced by Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, and co-authored by state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. 

If passed, the bill would extend the period of time that tenants have to respond to eviction lawsuits so they can present a legitimate defense. It would also give them more time to pay their rent or comply with other contractual obligations in the lease.

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!