Newsletter

Newsletter
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 by two Palo Alto residents, Neilson Buchanan and John Guislin, who have no ties to developers.  The sole objective is to provide information in support of residential quality of life.
 THIS WEEK ON THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA 
News that Impacts Your Quality of Life
Nimby vs Yimby
Democrats are targeting NIMBYs across 
California. 100+ bills address housing … cracking down on communities not doing their share with new homes. CITYLAB
Supportive Housing
Redwood City’s 15 studios to offer a beacon of hope next spring for those with mental health conditions and homelessness.  
Bay Area Housing Prices Gyrate
San Francisco single family homes fell to a five-year low in February yet. SFBusinessTimes

Village Drawing Full House
Los Altos is prioritizing affordable housing by examining suitable locations …enhancing granny units and other options. LosAltosTownCrier

 

Face Booking Menlo Park

Facebook Inc. adding more than 200,000 sf and may be slated to take up another 500,000 sf in Menlo Park near EPA.  Headcount grows worldwide too. 
 More than Ounce of Prevention
Foster City leaders lean to Holland.  Foster City may ask voters for $90 million to turn the tide. SanMateoDailyJournal
Rent Control Jumps Over Hurdle
Landlords back off legal challenges in Mountain View and Richmond.  Apartment Association suspended the lawsuits and emphasized that they remained wholeheartedly opposed to rent control…. decision was described as move to take the fight elsewhere.  
Parking Crunches Officials
Commuters have negative downtown impact … San Carlos Council considers where to impose time limits. Parking disappears with downtown construction so commuters in search of long-term parking head west.

Affordability Defined
Well, maybe not defined, but clearly estimated.Burlingame project delayed but developer estimates monthly apartment rent.   SanMateoDailyJournal

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