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May 06, 2022



Are we governed by idiots? "Yes" argument--they really have no ability to look into the future. "No" argument: They really have no desire to look into the future, it would require real work. Third option? Please discuss:

San Mateo’s City Council declared its support for its draft housing element that articulates future goals and policies to allow for nearly 11,000 new units, with minor changes expected to density policy, fair housing language and senior housing.

“I think it gets us the greatest opportunity for the greatest number of housing units that we needed yesterday,” Deputy Mayor Diane Papan said. “So I’m very pleased to see what we’ve seen tonight.”

The City Council used its May 23 special meeting to ultimately accept its 2023-2031 draft housing element, a state-mandated document detailing housing policies and goals to further development opportunities. Under the housing element, San Mateo must provide the zoning conditions for more than 7,000 housing units as part of its Regional Housing Needs Allocation, a significant increase compared to the last cycle.



Wonder why few people believe in the need to conserve water? Here:

A comprehensive document that outlines where and how 3,700 new housing units could be built in San Bruno over the next eight years was released last week, with many of the new homes planned for transit corridors.

The state-mandated “housing element” is the first step in the city’s process of meeting targets to build 3,165 new homes between 2023 and 2031 to comply with the Regional Housing Needs Allocation, a requirement from the California Housing and Community Development Department that assigns residential growth in eight-year cycles.


I does get "boring" pointing out the same stupidity over and over....

Peter Garrison

DJ June 1st.
Burlingame population dropped by 3.6%


Hey, no worries about that little drop in population. It's only temporary. I hear there’s plenty of people a little further south that are planning on coming into this area.

I'm done using the terms "border",
or "our country" or "our state" or "our city". Those terms are becoming meaningless now.


This is my kinda guy....and the Comicle let the letter to the editor slide by today!!

One should really laugh at the numbers projected by the state’s requirement for 82,000 housing units to be built in San Francisco in the next eight years. A few taps on a calculator at $500,000 per unit yields a total of $42 billion. Yes, billion with a capital B, and roughly $5 billion per year.

How the state thinks this is actually going to happen is unknown, and let’s be honest, I don’t think they really care. See, the great thing about throwing numbers around, projecting future outcomes and issuing edicts is that it’s all weightless if you don’t actually have to do the heavy lifting. Later, you point fingers and blame others for not being “visionary” and “committed” as you preen for the cameras.

Matt Bowyet, Lafayette


… and in the meantime no pushback from our reactive city Council.

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