NO on Measure Y
Support a Bay Smart vision for San Mateo’s future
For nearly 30 years, San Mateo has had strict housing density and height limits that have added traffic, increased climate pollution, and encouraged urban sprawl – currently among the biggest threats to a healthy Bay.
Measure Y continues these outdated policies for another decade at a time when we have an urgent need to embrace new ideas, reduce traffic, and address the challenges of climate change.
Measure Y also makes it harder to solve our region’s ongoing housing crisis by restricting new development even around transit stations. That’s why it is opposed by housing advocates.
Save The Bay Action Fund urges San Mateo residents to invest in an equitable and sustainable future for their city by voting NO on Measure Y.
YES on Caltrain Measure RR
WIN – Yes 70.4%
A Bay Smart transit system needs your help to weather this storm and grow to meet future demand.
Caltrain provides vital transit service across Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco Counties. People taking the train to work, school, and sporting events eliminate thousands of cars from clogged highways along the Peninsula. As more housing gets located within walking distance to Caltrain stations, people can become less car-dependent, with huge benefits to our environment and the climate.
Caltrain needs a stable revenue source to support continued service and for future expansions. Like every transit system in the country, Caltrain is facing deep ridership and financial losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Measure RR will provide Caltrain with the stable funding it needs to weather this storm and grow to meet future demand.
A future without Caltrain would be one with even worse traffic throughout the Peninsula and Silicon Valley, increased air and water pollution, and lost opportunities to build walkable, transit-oriented communities.
Vote Yes on Measures RR to ensure Caltrain remains a reliable, convenient, and affordable transit option.
YES on Proposition 15
Cities need additional resources to fund Bay Smart infrastructure
Aging stormwater systems that fail to keep trash and contaminants out of our creeks and the Bay, more frequent flooding caused by sea-level rise that put our communities at risk, and pollution from traffic congestion that continues to harm the health of people and the environment all require significant investments that our cities struggle to afford.
Save The Bay Action Fund supports Proposition 15 because it will provide important new local funding and allow us to better protect our communities against the impacts of climate change, while improving the health the Bay for people and wildlife.
In the face of growing environmental challenges, our cities and counties can’t afford corporations continuing to avoid paying their fair share.
Save The Bay Action Fund supports increased funding for schools and communities, and urges you to vote YES on Proposition 15.
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