Keeping Residents in San Mateo County
San Mateo County Supervisors Vote to Place Measure A Extension on the November 2016 Ballot
On Tuesday, July 26th, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place a 20-year extension of Measure A on the November 2016 ballot. Supervisor Horsley called Measure A “transformational” as it has created reading programs for youth, strategies to deal with sea level rise and housing for County residents in need. Supervisors Slocum and Pine agreed that Measure A has funded many good projects by providing predictable revenue and creating tremendous return for the County.
NPH’s Michael Lane and Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo (HLC)’s Evvy Stivers and Nadine Makki attended the meeting, bringing community leaders with them. These leaders and residents shared their support, testifying that a Measure A extension will allow first responders and preschool teachers to stay in the communities where they work, allow lifelong residents to stay in their homes, and provide less crowded and healthier living conditions across the County.
NPH’s Michael Lane thanked the board and staff for bringing this forward, saying “the willingness to invest in our own residents and the cooperation and collegiality among our cities and the county, make San Mateo County special. This extension will help address the displacement crisis and keep our families here, preventing them from having to move far away and commute back in for work.”
Chris Neale Executive Vice President of The Core Companies, an NPH member who has joined us in the Measure A extension efforts was pleased with the Supervisors’ vote. “This measure will be a great step forward for San Mateo County, ensuring adequate resources to address the county’s highest needs and priorities, including investments in affordable housing,” Neale said.
We would like to congratulate and thank all of our members and partners who stood with NPH and support this bold solution to our region’s affordability crisis. This represents the third County where NPH and our members and partners have played a role in helping bring housing issues to the ballot this fall. Affordable housing bonds are on the November 2016 ballot in both Alameda County and Santa Clara County. Please stay tuned as the final San Mateo County Supervisors vote will take place August 9th and learn more about the Measure A Extension here.