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October 11, 2014



Let's not forget that the San Mateo County density figures that I quote from the US Census Bureau take the vast swaths of land that are in the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) http://www.openspacetrust.org/ protected zones as well.

Burlingame is Semi-Urban is density and central location.

I'd suggest a third category of density and central location:

1) Metropolitan, 2) Semi-Urban, 3) Suburban.

Many areas outside of SF and SJ are Semi-Urban such as Berkeley, Burlingame, San Mateo, soon Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Cupertino, etc.

What do you all think?


Interesting. I still don't understand the affordable housing is a myth thing... care to elaborate (again)?

As part of my effort to learn more about housing policy, I'm attending the Housing Leadership Council's Oct. 24 event at CSM.


Hmmm. Marin County is sounding good!


Like California State Proposition 13, the affordable housing act as well were designed for another Era.
There is no such thing as "affordable housing."
It really is just a smoke and mirror event.
Affordable housing is not, and never will be possible when the AHC-(affordable housing client) still has to have a car, pay for gas, shop for food, on and on.
However, the property owner-"The Affordable Housing Magnanimous Landlord," benefits from all the additional Proposition 13 tax breaks into perpetuity that leaves schools, infrastructure, all Civic Services to eventually "eat their own tail."
Anyone who lived in Burlingame within the last 10-20 years can easily apply the terms used above to identify the population of Burlingame.
Give it some thought.
Make your own map.


Any move to kill Prop 13 would make all housing less affordable over time. If you raise the costs, you raise the price. Don't overthink this, Holy.


I whole heartedly disagree.
If there were any politicians that were also leaders, honest, and actually able to representing their constituency with NO STRINGS ATTACHED:
Military Industrial Complex
China, India, Africa, and Mexico
We, The world, could really have something special without the baggage.
Lets just say No.
How worse could things really get?
They would not./

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