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BREAKING NEWS

See our community's breaking news. 

CRITICAL DATES FOR RESIDENTS 

Those of you following the General Plan process know this update encompasses EVERYTHING in San Mateo: development, streets, infrastructure, you name it!  City staff is getting close to completing this plan and every resident should weigh in on it - NOW is your chance.

You may attend the meeting in your neighborhood or another area - just get there!  (Meeting doors open at 5:30 to peruse materials.  Presentations start at 7 p.m.) See more at http://strivesanmateo.org/calendar/.

  • Wed. 9/6 – District 1 Townhall Meeting at the Downtown Library

  • Wed. 9/13 – District 2 Townhall Meeting at the King Center

  • Wed. 9/20 – District 4 Townhall Meeting at the Bayside School

  • Thurs. 9/28 – District 3 Townhall Meeting at the Nueva School

HOUSING NUMBERS REQUIRED/DEATH OF MEASURE Y?

In May, the organization 'Our Neighborhood Voices*' presented to San Mateo United where it was learned why San Mateo, along with  the majority of other California cities, may be experiencing stumbling blocks to get state approval (from the HCD) for its Housing Element (HE). The HE reflects areas a city has identified to possibly build the number of housing units required by the HCD.  San Mateo's current number is 7,015. Failure to get approval is extremely punitive to the cities, removing more local control on development.

Interestingly, information in an August 11th SMDJ article notes, "...The demographers now estimate that in 2030 California will have just 39.4 million residents - 3 million FEWER the the previous projection...") How will this impact our city?  No one is asking at the moment - but it seems logical that the HCD should approve San Mateo's Housing Element without issue!  Staff indicates we are on a timeline to get our Housing Element for the 7,015 units approved and that focus can't waver.  But the statewide 3 million unit reduction should be taken into account, especially by City Council, as they talk about a ballot measure to set aside voter approved Measure Y building height limits to try and hit targets - targets which seem now to be very much in flux.

NEXT BHNA MEMBER MEETING

No meeting in September.  Check out your October newsletter for more info on our upcoming meeting date/speaker.

2024 - DUES INCREASE FOR BHNA

We are striving to keep you informed!  Costs have increased and dues have not.  Effective January 1, 2024, the Beresford Hillsdale Neighborhood Assocaition dues will be increased to $20 per household.

CONTACT US

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Beresford Hillsdale Neighborhood Association
PO Box 6764
San Mateo, CA 94403
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