Topics to be covered: Affordable Housing and Crime
We all know that it has become very expensive to rent or buy a house in San Mateo. Long-time renters find they no longer can afford to live here; non-profit organizations, schools and many other employers have trouble filling vacancies because of the high cost of housing; commuting times and distances are getting longer. Housing all the people that are attracted to our county by the booming economy is a formidable challenge. — Joshua Hugg – LinkedIn Profile
At our February General meeting Joshua Hugg will discuss the local, regional and statewide forces that have made San Mateo County such an expensive place to live. Joshua has been involved in local housing issues for more than a decade, advocating for affordable housing through the Housing Leadership Council and as a member of several San Mateo City Commissions. He presently serves on the San Mateo Sustainability Commission and on the boards of the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center and the Home Association of North Central San Mateo.
In addition to Joshua, we will also welcome a representative of the San Mateo Police Department who will update us on recent developments and answer your questions.
BHNA general membership meetings are every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm-9pm
San Mateo County:
An Extraordinary Place to Live, Extraordinary Challenges
SMPD will be speaking to BHNA at Feb General Meeting
In our February General Meeting we will welcome a representative of the San Mateo Police Department who will update us on recent developments and answer your questions. With the recent rash of bold home burglaries where people were at home we wanted to have SMPD discuss their efforts and provide guidance on how to keep same and what to watch out for. We look forward to learning more in our informative section of our meeting
Neighborhood Watch Block Captains are kept constantly updated on crime trends and safety information through Community Alerts, and are responsible for insuring their neighbors are receiving the information as well.
Block captains also organize neighborhood meetings or discussions to talk about neighborhood safety issues.
Get familiar with your neighbors and help keep your block safe as a team!
Lt. Art Sanchez – Neighborhood Watch Contact
The Neighborhood Watch program is total resident participation and involvement in a police community cooperative battle against burglaries or other neighborhood crimes. Its primary purpose is personal and property protection for you and your neighbors.
As an extension of the eyes and ears for your police department, your involvement will directly affect the crime rate in your neighborhood.
A Board of Directors made up of concerned residents oversees the program with support from the Neighborhood Policing Unit.
SMPD’s Patrol Lieutenants are assigned Policing Areas within the City, and are points-of-contact for neighborhood issues.