Newsletter

Newsletter
 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 and other topics of interest to individuals and families who make their home on the peninsula.

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 THIS WEEK ON THE
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA 
News that Impacts Your Quality of Life
 Not collecting “Airbnb type” taxes?
A citizen wants to pay his taxes – Mountain View refuses.  Short-term rental sites aren’t formally recognized, so they remain technically illegal. Peninsula council members and many residents search for clarity.   Will city officials turn blind eye to Airbnb?  Mayor Siegel stated, “We have a lot to learn, but I’m pretty sure that other cities can help.”  
Scramble for Rent Control
 Mt. View officials modified original plans by stating rent payments made on or after April 6 would be subject to the rent rollback.
City weighs downtown parking rates….merchants wary
South San Francisco seeks feedback on a proposal to hike parking rates…The concept comes before officials days after downtown paid parking hours were extended later into the evening. San Mateo Daily Journal
 Whamo for Vallco!
 Lively discussion will ensue as Cupertino Council debates formation of a committee to debate the future of Vallco Shopping Center.   
      Pay for Stay
Palo Alto finally acknowledges commercial parking demand exceeds supply. Is Palo Alto putting horseless carriages out to pasture?  Will drivers pay to stay?  Palo Alto Online
 Brawl over Sprawl
Experts argue over data and trends. As a result transportation policies falter among experts.  But on booming SF Peninsula…. citizens suffer the “rush” of expanding morning and evening traffic.  The next frontier…just understanding VMT.
City Lab
Brisbane Officials Examine Massive Project
The Brisbane City Council on April 6 will conduct study session to address the economic impacts and benefits of 4,000 new homes and 7 million square feet of commercial space.  Current population of Brisbane is estimated to be 4000. San Mateo Daily Journal

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