Our efforts to stop 7-Eleven have resulted in a precedent-selling review process with the City of San Mateo and ultimate sucess in declaring 501 N. San Mateo Drive residentially zoned.
There are many people who have contributed their time and expertise to assist us in this worthy effort. Our website was completed by a local resident who volunteered her time. One neighbor is keeping television and print media involved. There is a core group of neighbors meeting once per week to review progress, develop strategy, and communicate with the larger community. Four San Mateo Heights resident attorneys recently agreed to assist pro bono.
Continued hearings have necessitated an increase in expenditures to pay for subpoenas and time spent building our case to argue before the City Council and the Planning Commission.
Approximately forty families have contributed a total of $17,500 to pay our current bill (as of December 15, 2012). At that time we anticipated the need for an additional $12,500 for ongoing legal expenses.
PLEASE GIVE AS YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ALLOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH!