Mr. Brownrigg struck me as thoughtful and honest. Plus, unlike a corporate bigwig who has never held public office, Mr. Brownrigg had to grovel and listen to get elected and re-elected locally. I like that he has a record of public service — not just a pitch about what he might do.
And on an issue critical to Peninsula residents, he joined the Burlingame City Council in denouncing a proposed law (Senate Bill 50) that would empower developers to build high-density condos or apartments (their choice) — with little or no onsite parking — throughout most Peninsula cities, including in areas otherwise zoned for single-family homes.
This candidate for state office appears to actually believe in the importance of maintaining substantial local control of land use, while recognizing that the state must vigorously address the housing shortage created largely by big corporate employers moving into the suburbs.
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