One San Mateo Candidates’ Forum


Come hear the candidates for the San Mateo City Council answer questions on the vital issue of housing and what San Mateo needs to do to be a fair and inclusive city. THE STAKES ARE HIGH! Held in partnership with FAITH IN ACTION and the WORKING FAMILIES ALLIANCE. When: October 1, starting at 7 p.m. … Continue reading One San Mateo Candidates’ Forum

One San Mateo Kickoff


Join us for food and fellowship at our August 27th kickoff. There will be speakers, activities, and mingling…oh, and food. Did I mention food? This will be an opportunity to help build an organization to reshape San Mateo politics. When: August 27th, 5-7 p.m. Where: The Congregational Church of San Mateo, 225 Tilton Avenue, conveniently … Continue reading One San Mateo Kickoff

City seeks developers for prime downtown lots


The dissolution of redevelopment agencies in California left many cities grasping at straws to hold on to properties that could be used to help squelch the affordable housing crisis. Now, San Mateo is inching closer to leveraging its own land as it considers a range of ideas submitted by 10 interested developers.

The City Council meets in closed session Monday to discuss preliminary proposals for two parcels well-situated near downtown and the Caltrain line that were purchased with former redevelopment agency funds nearly two decades ago. 

Affordable housing and parking are top priorities for the growing city, but balancing demands while working within a limited budget is a challenge officials must ultimately face. With that in mind, the council appealed to the development community for ideas as well as how to finance them.

National Week of Housing Action – July 22-29


Help Us Deliver Thousands of Signatures to Represent the Thousands of Bay Area Families At Risk of Homelessness Under the Trump-Carson Budget Cuts to Housing

The Trump-Carson housing budget proposes steep cuts to affordable housing programs vital to our communities. In the Bay Area alone, estimates show that 5,750 residents and families will be at risk of becoming homeless due to these cuts.

Opinion: A Tale of Two Cities: Developer Fees in Foster City and San Mateo


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