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Leaders Hear the Public Voice ... and Add Their Own

In November 2008, more than 130 civic, community and elected leaders throughout San Mateo County attended Leadership Reveille -- held to fulfill a commitment we made during our first public dialogue – to report the results of our yearlong engagement, and to carry the voice of the people to policymakers. In addition to sharing what 1,000 people told us about housing, we took the opportunity to assess where leaders stand on the same issues.

Using wireless technology for real-time feedback, we learned that:

  • Policymakers found the results of Threshold 2008 to be reliable
  • They are convinced civic engagement can build public support for housing
  • They strongly agree with the views of the informed public on housing issues
  • More than three-quarters believe we should strive to meet 100% of San Mateo County’s housing need within a generation.

Threshold 2008 acknowledges the generous support of the Open Square Foundation as the sponsor of

  • See more pictures of Leadership Reveille  by clicking on the following link