[OP-ED] Public land for the greatest public good


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?

Open Letter to the Peninsula Health Care District Board


We write this letter as clergy in San Mateo County in relation to your role as custodians of a precious parcel of publicly owned land. Your vision is that all residents of the district enjoy optimal health and ongoing well-being at every age and stage of life. As faith leaders, we share that vision with you.

One San Mateo Meeting


When:
7 p.m. Wednesday
April 24
Where:
The Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Ave.
This is to remind you that we will have a regular meeting of One San Mateo this coming Wednesday, April 24. We will meet at the Congregational Church of San Mateo (225 Tilton Avenue) from 7 to 8:45 pm.
We will start fleshing out our plan for outreach to renters in San Mateo. We will also hear updates on our advocacy with the Peninsula Health Care District, get a report on the status of state legislation, and share some interesting 2020 election updates.
We hope you can join us!

Peninsula Health Care District Town Hall


We need to keep raising our voices for the fundamental value of affordable housing on public land.
What:
Town hall on the Peninsula Health Care District’s proposal for a large parcel of public land
When:
Monday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Where:
Lane Room at the Burlingame Main Library
480 Primrose Rd., Burlingame, CA 94010
We hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us!

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.