Citizens’ Scenario
We love San Mateo County. Its open space is a vital part of our quality of life, and preserving this open space from development is our highest priority. To save our county’s open spaces while creating housing, we are willing to increase the height and density of already developed areas and to move towards more mixed-use development. This will require an investment in better public transportation and improved regional planning. We understand that effective regional planning will entail some loss of local control, and we are willing to accept that (along with moderate tax increases), but ONLY on the condition that the regional authority, its funding and its decisions be open, transparent and accountable.

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