Category Archives: General Meeting

HANCSM Summer Meeting, Thurs. July 27th, 2017

The HANCSM Summer General Meeting will be held 
on Thursday, July 27, 2017
from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
at Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
at 725 Monte Diablo Avenue
Light refreshments will be served.


Greetings North Central Neighbors,

The past few months the HANCSM board has been working together to adopt new technology and practices to benefit our community in the long-term. In 2017, we introduced our new website, a few new board members joined the team, and we undertook an effort to update the HANCSM bylaws.

At our upcoming meeting on July 27th at 6:30pm at the Martin Luther King Center, we are inviting members to approve the revised bylaws by vote. Please expect an update with the bylaw documents in the next few weeks. If you have any questions please feel free to reach us at


Your HANCSM Board of Directors

HANCSM Spring 2017 General Meeting Minutes

Thursday, April 27, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
725 Monte Diablo Avenue

6:30 – 6:45 PM    Greetings
6:45 – 7:30 PM     Rick Bonilla, Deputy Mayor of San Mateo
7:30 – 8:00 PM    Jennifer Martinez, Executive Director, Faith in Action
8:00 – 8:30 PM    Police Report: Todd Mefford, Area Lieutenant & Susan Manheimer, Chief of Police of San Mateo

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 by Tracey Kobayashi.  28 were in attendance.  Alex Greer, King Center, asked the attendees if they could complete a survey that King Center was conducting.  He left the forms and picked them up at the end of the meeting.  Amourence Lee spoke about the new website.

Rick Bonilla, Deputy Mayor of San Mateo, spoke about various issues that San Mateo is currently facing. These include the need for green space, the Peninsula/101 interchange and Poplar/101 exit, public transportation, including AC Transit bus across the San Mateo Bridge, Plan Bay Area 2040 and the disparity between new jobs and new housing (between 2011 and 2015, there were 53,000 new jobs but only 2,300 new housing units. Continue reading

HANCSM Winter 2017 General Meeting Minutes

Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
725 Monte Diablo Avenue

Police Report
Crime statistics:  Sgt. Collom ( and Officer Ramirez reported on various crimes in 2016, both in general and in the area north of Highway 92 and west of Highway 101, e.g. residential burglaries: 2 in the area and 10 elsewhere; vehicle burglaries: 0, 21; stolen vehicles: 19, 48.  77% of stolen vehicles are recovered elsewhere. Gang activity is low now, both juvenile and adult.  Tagging is low.

Body-worn cameras: The police department is testing different equipment, including Go Pro and Taser.  They need to develop a policy, including utilization and reporting.  It should be implemented by October 31, 2017 because San Mateo County recommended that all cities in the County have body cameras by November 1, 2017.

Staff: There are 112 officers now. They are understaffed by 20% and would especially like to have more traffic officers based on the new traffic action plan. This is scheduled to be addressed at City Council on March 8, 2017.

Street parking: Code enforcement is responsible for parking on private property, including on the parking strip.  A question about parking over a squared curb being a legal violation was raised.  Sgt. Collom said he would look into it.  They enforce commercial parking in residential areas, but some seemingly residential streets may be partially commercial.  Sergeant Dave Erlich is the parking enforcement (

Downtown Specific Plan
Julia Klein reported on the plan.  She asked for input from the community (online survey) and for suggestions for engaging other venues and organizations. Learn more about the Downtown Plan online.

Community Workshop #1 (6:00 – 8:00PM) Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the San Mateo Library (Oak room) 55 West 3rd Avenue San Mateo, CA, 94402