Talking about property rights in San Mateo
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the lunchtime meeting of the San Mateo Rotary Club. My remarks focused on PLF’s property rights work, in particular cases addressing land-use exactions, rent control and related matters, and mobile home park regulation. These issues are particularly timely in San Mateo: tomorrow the city’s voters will consider whether to approve Measure Q, which would impose rent control and other requirements on owners of multi-family housing.
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