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.
This will be our last meeting of the year. Please come in a celebratory mood as we have lots to be proud of. As we begin setting the agenda for the coming year, there is much to be done, and who else will do it if not each one of us together?

One San Mateo’s Housing Ballot for the November 6, 2018 Election


In keeping with One San Mateo’s focus on advancing just, equitable, and across-the-board housing solutions, One San Mateo recommends the following choices on this election’s housing-related propositions.

What’s Going on with the Peninsula Health Care District?


What’s Going on with the Peninsula Health Care District? And why should people in San Bruno, Hillsborough, Millbrae, Burlingame, San Mateo and Foster City care? The District receives property tax money from those cities yet plans to use publicly-owned land at the site of the demolished Peninsula Hospital to build market rate housing few people can afford. This is happening while the biggest threat to public health and safety is a lack of affordable housing for medical workers and seniors.

One San Mateo Meeting


When:
7pm Wednesday
October 24
Where:
The Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Ave. San Mateo

One San Mateo’s regular meetings have changed from second and fourth Sundays at 6 to second and fourth Wednesdays at 7. They will still be held at the Congregational Church of San Mateo. But instead of being held in a downstairs room, they will be held on the second floor in the library. We hope you will join us. As always, all are welcome. We will continue our work on advancing affordable housing solutions in San Mateo.

Affordable Rental Housing Policies Study Session


All those interested in seeing San Mateo do more to help renters in this deeply challenging housing market should make sure to come out for the upcoming study session at city hall. A range of modest but valuable policies which One San Mateo and its allies have been working to highlight over the past year will be discussed. These include relocation assistance (coupled with but distinct from red-tag relocation assistance), data collection on the rental market, enhanced Section 8 usability, and a boost in the city’s below-market-rate unit mandate. We want the city to use every tool it can to keep people housed.

One San Mateo’s position on the ballot measure to extend Measure P


One San Mateo is a local community group whose overarching mission is to increase fairness and inclusion in San Mateo. As part of our efforts to craft affordable housing solutions, One San Mateo has recently completed a months-long deliberative process addressing the proposed extension of Measure P. This involved presentations from both sides, numerous conversations, and a structured discussion that culminated in a blind vote. The outcome of this process is that One San Mateo has decided against supporting the extension of Measure P. Below is a statement of our rationale.

San Mateo’s current height and density limits have been in effect for nearly 30 years.  They were first introduced in 1991 as Measure H and were re-authorized in 2004 as Measure P. Much has changed since they were first adopted. Our city and region have experienced extraordinary economic growth, adding jobs at a rapid rate. In comparison, the production of housing has been minimal, and the resulting imbalance has caused rents and home prices to soar.