Common "Myth-perceptions" Busted!
MYTH 4 - MEASURE TBA RESTRICTS GROWTH
Measure P has stood the test of time and allowed substantial growth to San Mateo through many boom-and-bust economic cycles. But this growth has been incremental and within the ability of the community to absorb, without destroying why people live here in the first place. It reflects the belief that successful cities have a long-term perspective that maintains their community’s values.
San Mateo has grown substantially under the protections of Measure P. New office and residential neighborhoods include Bay Meadows, Station Park Green, over 900 new housing units proposed at the Passages and many new downtown mixed-use projects. Developers have had no problem building within the Measure P allowances.