“Community conversation on housing”, Thursday

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Threshold 2009 will be holding a "Community Conversation" about housing on the coast scheduled for Thursday, October 15 from 6 to 9pm, at the Train Depot, 110 Higgins Canyon Road, Half Moon Bay.

Bring Your Thoughts, Ideas to a Community Conversation on Housing

Every day, news headlines confirm what we all know ~ housing matters!  In fact, the quality of life in our community is directly linked to how we address the challenge of providing homes to people who work and grow up here. If you live or work in Redwood City, Threshold 2009 invite you to join a Community Conversation on long-term housing solutions in San Mateo County. This is part of an ongoing campaign to welcome all perspectives to the table and build a public voice for housing solutions. This is an opportunity to increase understanding, exchange perspectives, and express your views on county-wide housing choices. 

According to their website: "Threshold 2009 was formed to engage the public on housing issues and options in San Mateo County in order to ensure a better long-term quality of life for all who are affected by our housing choices. "

Register online for this event: http://conversation1015.eventbrite.com/

Bay Area Population Projections

San Mateo   10%

San Francisco   1%

Alameda   14%

Contra Costa   24%

Marin   10%

Napa   23%

Santa Clara   15%

Solano   36%

Sonoma   25%

Link to Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) website: http://www.abag.ca.gov/abag/overview/pub/p2000/summary.html

Bay Area Population Now - 7.2 Million / Bay Area Population in 2035 - 9 Million

You can find the following presentations at this site:


<li>“Smart or Focused Growth Methodology Directs Regional Housing Need to Transit-Served Infill Jurisdictions and Away from Rural, Unincorporated Areas” - Ken Kirkey, Planning Director, ABAG.</li>

<li>2009 Bay Area Planning Director’s Association Meeting</li>

<li>Living with a Rising Bay: Integrating SB375 and Adaptation in San Francisco Bay and on its Shoreline</li>

<li>Bay Area Clean Air Initiative and SB 375</li>

<li>Draft Transportation 2035 Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area</li>