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File #: 19-225    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/1/2019 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER: OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
On agenda: 3/26/2019 Final action: 3/26/2019
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution approving $75,000 in grants of Measure K funds to support city participation in the Home for All Community Engagement Program, in the amount of $15,000 per grant for Brisbane, Pacifica, San Mateo, Foster City, and Hillsborough.
Attachments: 1. 20190326_r_Comm Engagement Yr 2 Reso - MVT.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Mike Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Agreement to Approve $75,000 in Grants of Measure K Funds to Support the Cities Participating in the Home for All Community Engagement Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution approving $75,000 in grants of Measure K funds to support city participation in the Home for All Community Engagement Program, in the amount of $15,000 per grant for Brisbane, Pacifica, San Mateo, Foster City, and Hillsborough.

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BACKGROUND:
Between 2010 and 2014 approximately 24 new jobs were created for every new housing unit added in San Mateo County. To address the gap between new jobs and available housing, Supervisors Don Horsley and Warren Slocum invited 54 community leaders to join the Closing the Jobs-Housing Gap Task Force in the fall of 2015. The Task Force adopted an action plan supporting development of all types of housing and created the Home for All collaborative to implement housing initiatives. With increased housing creation over the past several years, the jobs-housing gap ratio has dropped to 12:1 for the period of 2010 to 2017.
A key component of Home for All is building community support for additional housing through community engagement. To this end, in 2018 four cities (Burlingame, Half Moon Bay, Portola Valley, and Redwood City) participated in a pilot Community Engagement Program of intensive, housing-related community engagement activities. Each city received a grant of Measure K funds to support their participation.
The results and feedback from residents, city elected officials and staff, and a contracted program evaluator were overwhelmingly positive and included increased engagement by large numbers of residents who have not previously been involved in any civic process, increased capabilities of cities and groups of residents to productively discuss housing-related challe...

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