Cities in San Mateo County will need to plan for a combined 44,800 new homes to be built over the next eight years — growth that could spell a significant bump in the rate of development even in jurisdictions that have increasingly ushered in new housing.

Dylan Casey

Dylan Casey

That’s per state laws that mandate residential growth in areas where job growth has outpaced housing production. Such laws have ramped up in recent years, both requiring more units be built and adding enforcement mechanisms if the task is not completed.

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Tim E Strinden

The most obvious solution is to allow new or expanded businesses on the peninsula only if they pay to build housing for their new employees. The county and cities have shown no interest in doing so, so the rest of us have to pay the costs of increased congestion and lower quality of life.


For lease / For Rent signs are popping up like daffodils in the spring. California lost a Congressional seat because people are leaving California. On my street getting a parking space used to be very competitive. Now it is easy. Public transportation is way, way below capacity. Many jobs are being done at home outside the Bay Area. Working from home is working. Building materials have skyrocketed - a lot because of inflation. Unfortunately the housing laws are encouraging building housing units no one wants to live in. Thirty-one housing and zoning laws went into effect on January 01, 2022. All this was done by the "Good Intention Paving Company" - the coalition of developers, do gooders, and our elected leaders. We need to pass sanctuary ordinances from RHNA laws.

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