Tomorrow’s Menlo Park City Council discussion of relocation assistance is actually supposed to start at 5:45 p.m., not the previously reported 7 p.m. Get there early if you can and help us demonstrate solidarity with our Menlo Park peers as they attempt to move the ball forward on much-needed protections for tenants.
Sunday, February 24
The Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Ave. San Mateo
This is just to remind people that due to an excess of meetings next week, One San Mateo’s usual Wednesday meeting has been moved forward to this Sunday at 6 p.m.
In an effort to support at-risk tenants who find themselves in unsafe housing, San Mateo city officials are shaping an ordinance aimed at requiring landlords who don’t properly maintain their units to pay for the relocation costs of affected tenants.
Among the measures councilmembers considered at their Tuesday meeting was requiring landlords whose tenants are temporarily displaced by substandard living conditions to provide another unit or hotel room within a 10-mile radius. They also considered mandating those landlords whose tenants are permanently displaced provide them with three months of fair-market rent.
The city of San Mateo is currently in the process of setting its goals for the coming year. As part of that process, individuals and organizations may write to the council suggesting priorities. The following is the letter we have sent to the council setting forth the goals we think the city should place at … Continue reading Letter to the Council: One San Mateo’s Goals for the City