Covid-19 and Real Estate

I’ve gotten a number of questions related to what the County emergency regulations focused on real estate transactions mean in practice. It’s very important that residents and businesses adhere to the shelter-in-place, safe distancing and essential business regulations issued by the County. Since we have no vaccine for Covid-19 the

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Addendum to On Tennis Courts, Beaches and Pandemics

My earlier post generated an interesting question on NextDoor. I thought it and my reply were worth preserving and disseminating. Here’s the question: Shouldn’t government (at least in America) be as “minimal” as possible to get the job done? I usually appreciate your comments but what you write here sounds

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On Tennis Courts, Beaches and Pandemics

This post was sparked by an email I recently received, which said in part: I am reaching out to see if it would be possible to re-open the tennis courts located near the park.  My daughter and I were able to use the courts several times recently – which provided

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Covid-19: Interacting with Law Enforcement

As I write this there’s a big discussion on NextDoor about an interaction someone had with a Sheriff’s deputy while walking their dog in San Carlos. According to the individuals involved the deputy said “…they are stopping people and asking where they live because we are supposed to just stay

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Covid-19: County Manager’s 3/27/2020 Conference Call

I was able to sit in on Mike Callagy’s conference call for local elected officials today. The County, along with all the cities in San Mateo County, are working hard gearing up to address the many consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The entirety of my notes appear below but I

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Covid-19: A Call for Local Ideas

At last Monday’s Council meeting I made a brief presentation to my colleagues about wanting to ensure we continued to fulfill our policy- and law- making duties during this emergency (you can find the PowerPoint at the end of this article). “Let’s not interfere with staff’s job…but let’s do ours”.

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