Yesterday, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors withdrew the proposal to increase funding for affordable housing by cutting funding for SamTrans paratransit.
Instead, the board decided to return in May for more discussions about affordable housing allocations after a thoughtful discussion about budget options. A subcommittee with Supervisors Horsley and Pine will meet separately to review options.
Supervisors Pine and Slocum taking a fresh look at the plan to spend $40 million on a parking garage in downtown Redwood City. Incomplete evidence suggests that 70% or more of County employees may be driving to work – there may be opportunities to help more employees commute without driving and reduce the need for expensive structured parking.