Study Session on Anti-Slumlord Ordinance


This Monday at 5:30 is the City of San Mateo’s study session on its anti-slumlord ordinance. Unfortunately, the usual bad actors have been up to their dirty tricks to try to prevent anything that might help renters. But we’re not going to allow them to keep dragging the conversation into the gutter. And we’re not going to allow them to protect slumlords who bring unsafe and unsanitary housing into our community. So, if like us you believe that the San Mateo City Council has a duty to uphold basic standards of honesty and decency for our city, then write them to encourage them not to cave to the worst of the worst landlords. Here are the City Council’s emails:

dpapan@cityofsanmateo.org
mfreschet@cityofsanmateo.org
rbonilla@cityofsanmateo.org
jgoethals@cityofsanmateo.org
erodriguez@cityofsanmateo.org

Finally, make sure to come out Monday night to help us demonstrate to this City Council that no renter should have to live under conditions which are degrading to their humanity.

One San Mateo Meeting


When:
6 p.m.
Sunday, February 24
Where:
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.

HEART Homebuyer Workshop


Are you looking to buy your first home in San Mateo County? Join HEART and Meriwest Mortgage for a First-Time Homebuyer Workshop in Menlo Park on March 7! For more details and to register, please click here or view the attached flyer.
When:
Thursday
March 7, 2019
6:00 – 7:00pm
Where:
Menlo Park City Council Chambers
701 Laurel St., Menlo Park, CA 94025

San Mateo moves closer to relocation assistance for tenants displaced from substandard properties


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.