Politicians, advocates and community members gathered on Saturday at the Cabrillo Event Center in Half Moon Bay to discuss issues affecting farmworkers on the Coastside. The forum organized by the Farmworker Affairs Committee of the San Mateo County Democratic Party and emceed by TV news reporter Gloria Rodriguez focused on issues of affordable housing, access to clean water and health care.

The program comes in the aftermath of the January shooting on two farms around Half Moon Bay that killed seven farmworkers and increased awareness of housing and working conditions at many local farms.

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Cid Young

WOW! You completely left out the BOMB that Mayor Penrose dropped as a "suggestion" at that meeting, when she stated that ADU'S should not be allowed to be rented at "Market Price" but rather, should have to be under City RENT CONTROL. Why should a private homeowner have to provide "subsidized housing" for others, when the City can't even manage to do it?



Perhaps, Cid, because ADUs are doing very little to resolve the problems that the assembled officials were convened to address.

John Charles Ullom

The problem is the people who have homes who fight tooth and nail to make sure THEY were the last one to move to the Coastside. We have caused this shortage due to our greed, self centeredness, and classism.

There would be no need for rent control if builders were allowed to build. But we won't allow it. Nor will anybody else in suburbs on the other side of the hill.

Economic Bigotry is its name. Here is the Tweeted explanation that explains ALL opposition to the construction of new housing:

I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood.Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy! -- President Trump 9:19 AM · Jul 29, 2020

Now, even you left wingers out there now know who you have to vote for if you want to keep out the hoi polloi, save a few minutes on your commute, and save red belly whatevers! Vote for folks who will protect you from people like me.

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