The Bay Area is more racially segregated today than it was in 1970. Among the many destructive problems with residential segregation, one is that it helps governments create major imbalances in where they invest resources.
In November of 2019, a revised vision was unveiled for the publicly owned land at the north end of Burlingame, a parcel of 6.42 acres under the jurisdiction of the Peninsula Health Care District. Clearly the new plan has moved the needle in the direction of the public good. But there is still a lot more that can be done to achieve the utmost public good.
The initial proposal was for a senior community that included 375 apartments, 90% at market rate and 10% minimally discounted. The new proposal includes a total of 477 senior apartments, with 39 percent affordable at lower-income levels.
But why not 100 percent?
We often begin our meetings with a reflection which helps put our work in context and maybe even provides us with some hope and inspiration.
The following reflection was read at our Secretary of Communications, Justin Alley, at our November 5th meeting.
by Amy Clampitt
Something there is that doesn’t
love a Third Avenue tenement,
On behalf of One San Mateo, congratulations to Rick Bonilla and Noelia Corzo on your important victories last night! Carry forward the good work!
One San Mateo has arrived and is ready to make a difference.
I’m pleased to say that One San Mateo’s kickoff was a success! An abundance of good people were in attendance, and I genuinely believe new connections were made across a variety of lines. Thank you to everyone who came, braved the record-breaking heat, and made the event possible!