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Councilpersons Manage Traffic in Their Towns?

What Describes How Most Councilpersons Manage Traffic in Their Towns? Bold Leadership Help Us Reach New Heights. Subscribe to your local newspapers. Share this free newsletter with your neighbors.  Analysis and optimism are more important than […]


Your Vote is Your Voice

November is Just Around the Corner. There is not enough time in every day. This news summary is an easy way to be informed and involved. We seek constructive news from responsible sources. This issue covers […]


Ubiquitous Uber and Lyft

Why This Newsletter? Peninsula governments are struggling to solutions for core issues impacting our quality of life. Residents can help their city government by deepening knowledge of issues and providing community input. We seek constructive news. We […]


Time for New Talent

  To Our Readers: THANK YOU! We are growing! This newsletter is edited by local, volunteer residents. It is free. We focus on your local newspapers. If you find this news summary helpful, forward this edition […]


We Are Growing

  To Our Readers: We are growing thanks to your support. This newsletter is edited by local, volunteer residents. It is free. We focus on your local newspapers. Please forward this edition and urge your friends and […]


Independence Day

  Dear Readers, In this Issue Independence Day A very long 4th of July weekend is upon us. Let’s take stock of what is important as we enter our nations’s Fourth of July celebrations. Just […]


Hunting for Housing

  Dear Readers, This issue confronts housing hardships. We think city councils are wandering in the wilderness searching for elusive housing policies. Harder political decisions await Peninsula councils challenged by housing economics. We offer our perspective. First, […]


Taxation and Transportation

  Dear Readers, This newsletter addresses the Peninsula’s structural tension between taxes and transportation. These two topics are inseparable like “Horse and Buggy” or “Gasoline and Engine.” However, in reality they are seldom aligned. Government […]


All Aboard !

Dear Readers, We are sailing further into the sea of success. How long can we surf on the Peninsula’s 10-year old economic wave? Our first two newsletters in May will be cautionary about shoals ahead. […]


Politics of Public Financing

Dear Readers, This issue focuses the politics of public finance and how vital infrastructure will be financed. Within a few weeks citizens will cast millions of votes and those votes will dictate local infrastructure priorities, […]


Traffic… Like Death and Taxes?

  Dear Readers, One of our readers suggested traffic is worse than income taxes. Therefore, this issue returns to the agony of traffic as everyone recovers from agony of income taxes. We wish there was […]


Politics of Housing

  Dear Readers, This issue moves to the politics of increasing housing supply with the presumption of lowering the costs of buying a home…any home. We urge our readers to ask themselves five big, scary questions: What […]


J2H RATIOS – PART 2

  Dear Readers, Our last issue featured the Brisbane and Santa Clara paradoxes. This week we move you to South San Francisco and Cupertino. Once again our theme is Anti-Gravity Economics known as J2H ratios. […]


Jobs-to-Housing Ratio

OUR FUTURE IS THE J2H RATIO.  WHAT IS IT? Dear Readers, In this issue we feature two bookend projects. On the northernmost tip of the Peninsula we have Brisbane struggling to define development of almost 700 […]


Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing for Whom? When and Where? Dear Readers, The Wall St. Journal reported March-dated lumber futures are at record prices after climbing more than 50% in 14 months. Tariffs on steel and aluminum would further inflate […]


Taxes

Why are we featuring taxes?  All taxes are not the same. School and city taxes address local needs in a focused, accountable manner. Management of bond proceeds is generally commendable. Regional bonds and sales taxes, on the […]


What Housing, For Whom, At What Price?

THIS WEEK ON THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA News that Impacts Your Quality of Life What Can California Cities Control? State Legislature Now Judge & Jury Almost 98% of California cities are not creating enough housing […]


Managing growth or not? What Can California Cities Control?

    Another City in Pension Liability Swamp “Millbrae officials are defending themselves against a recent report alleging the city is the most leveraged among all municipalities…. The California Policy Center claims the $3.7 million owed […]


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News that Impacts Your Quality of Life  January 22, 2018 We hope City Councils of Cupertino, Brisbane or San Mateo will be leaders in managing quality with objective, proactive QA standards. We strongly believe that […]


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 January 15, 2018  THIS WEEK ON THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA  News that Impacts Your Quality of Life One of the treasures in every community is its schools.  This SFPNA newsletter celebrates Martin Luther King with school […]


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January 7, 2018 THIS WEEK ON THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA  News that Impacts Your Quality of Life Quality for neighborhoods and work itself have been hallmarks of California’s success.  All of the Peninsula’s communities are experiencing […]


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  January 2, 2018 THIS WEEK ON THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA  News that Impacts Your Quality of Life Quality for neighborhoods and work itself have been hallmarks of California’s success.  All of the Peninsula’s communities are […]


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  December 18, 2017 THIS WEEK ON THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA  News that Impacts Your Quality of Life Quality for neighborhoods and work itself have been hallmarks of California’s success.  All of the Peninsula’s communities are […]


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  December 6, 2017 THIS WEEK ON THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA  News that Impacts Your Quality of Life   Quality for neighborhoods and work itself have been hallmarks of California’s success.  All of the Peninsula’s communities […]


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  November 18, 2017 THIS WEEK ON THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA  News that Impacts Your Quality of Life     This newsletter serves busy residents who struggle to stay informed. SFPNA collects news on housing, jobs […]


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 September 20, 2017 SF Peninsula news is fast-moving and busy residents struggle to stay informed. SFPNA collects news on housing, jobs and transportation and places it into useful context. The overriding objective is to promote residential […]


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  You don’t want to miss this. Job Creation and New Office Spaces | August 10, 2017  THIS WEEK ON THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA  News that Impacts Your Quality of Life SF Peninsula news is […]


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  You don’t want to miss this. Housing | August 2, 2017 SF Peninsula news is fast-moving and busy residents struggle to stay informed.  SFPNA collects news on housing, jobs and transportation and places it […]


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Transportation | June 21, 2017 SF Peninsula news is fast-moving and busy residents struggle to stay informed.  SFPNA collects news on housing, jobs and transportation and places it into useful context. The overriding objective is […]


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Housing | June 7, 2017 THIS WEEK ON THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA  News that Impacts Your Quality of Life SF Peninsula news is fast-moving and busy residents struggle to stay informed.  SFPNA collects news on […]


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 Transportation | June 2, 2017 SF Peninsula news is fast-moving and busy residents struggle to stay informed.  SFPNA collects news on housing, jobs and transportation and places it into useful context. The overriding objective is […]


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Volume XIX | May 16, 2017 SF Peninsula news is fast-moving and busy residents are challenged to stay informed.  This newsletter places current news on housing, jobs and transportation into useful context.  It is edited […]


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 Volume VIII | May 8, 2017 SF Peninsula news is fast-moving and busy residents are challenged to stay informed.  This newsletter places current news on housing, jobs and transportation into useful context.  It is edited […]


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 Volume VII | May 1, 2017 This newsletter strives to place jobs, housing and transportation into useful context for San Francisco Peninsula residents. We search the local press for articles that feature stories on these […]


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 THIS WEEK ON THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA  News that Impacts Your Quality of Life This newsletter strives to place jobs, housing and transportation into useful context for San Francisco Peninsula residents. We search the local […]


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 Volume V | April 16, 2017 This newsletter strives to place jobs, housing and transportation into useful context for San Francisco Peninsula residents. We search the local press for articles that feature stories on these […]


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 Volume IV| April 7, 2017  THIS WEEK ON THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA  News that Impacts Your Quality of Life This week we post a poster for an event that brings together community leaders from four […]


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 Volume III | April 1, 2017  This newsletter strives to place jobs, housing and transportation into useful context for Mid-Peninsula residents. We search the local press for articles that feature stories on these and other […]