June 6, 8, 10 – San Mateo discusses Climate Plan and General Plan Transpo & Housing – which are closely related

On Thursday June 6, the City of San Mateo will host a workshop on the climate action plan. Then, on the 8th and 10th, the City will hold will community meetings for the General Plan looking at transportation and housing. The topics are tightly related – people who care about transit, land use/housing, and environmental sustainability in and near San Mateo will be interested in participating in person or online.

The Climate Action Plan is taking on the serious challenge of reducing GHG emissions.  According to recent reports from the state, California as a whole has been making tremendous progress in energy, but transportation is falling far behind.  Californians need to reduce driving miles by 25% even if electric vehicle market share increases by 10x by 2030.

Thursday’s workshop on San Mateo’s Climate Action Plan will discuss strategies including development near transit, improving public transportation, supporting more walking and bicycling, and stronger transportation demand management.   Click here to register for the Climate Plan workshop. ().

Thu, June 6, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
San Mateo Public Library
55 West 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

The San Mateo General Plan will set the housing and transportation rules that drive climate emissions direction

This coming Saturday and Monday, you’ll have the opportunity to provide feedback directly into the General Plan, which will set the local rules that shape transportation choices for people who live and work in San Mateo, including how many people will be able to live and work near transit and services, with less or more need to drive.   

The policies also affect what sorts of housing, and therefore what households will be able to afford live in San Mateo. Policies helping lower income households live near jobs, transit and services helps with cost of living; health; and economic opportunity in addition to reducing pollution. Also enabling people at any income levels to live near jobs, transit and services helps reduce driving and climate pollution.

The workshops on June 8 and 10 will review demographic, housing and transportation data that is informing this multi-year process, and discuss how and where the city should plan for the future with homes, jobs, services and public space; and what sorts of transportation.

The two workshops will go through the same material, for people who prefer different times and locations:

Saturday, June 8, 2019
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Main Library – Oak Room
55 W 3rd Ave, San Mateo
RSVP at https://strivesmjune8.eventbrite.com

Monday, June 10, 2019
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Hillsdale High School – Cafeteria
3115 Del Monte St, San Mateo
RSVP at https://strivesmjune10.eventbrite.com

And if you can’t make a workshop in person…

Share your input online at https://strivesanmateo.org/