Annual meeting and board election report

Approximately 75 residents attended the meeting on May 30 in the community room at 250 Mayfield. MLNA President Linda Harvey briefly reviewed the past year’s activities and the number of attendees: 11 block parties (200), Ice Cream Social (300), Spring Fling (150), and progressive dinners (36). After introducing the board candidates and our new traffic/parking liaison, John Canata, Linda turned the podium over to Mayor Lenny Siegel.

Mayor Siegel discussed the need for more housing near jobs and better transit options such as increased Caltrain service, including at San Antonio, and offering discounted Lyft or Uber rides to downtown rather than building more parking.

Speakers from Google X explained some of the projects at the “Moonshot Factory” on our border and the progress made in addressing neighbors’ concerns about light, noise, and parking problems. Our Google X contact will continue to work with John Canata and the City to address the parking problems, some of which are caused by Caltrain commuters. Audience questions included delivery vans and Uber drivers blocking the bike lanes on Mayfield.

John and Natalie Canata comprised the election committee and collected the ballots. The board members are listed on the Neighborhood Association page under MLNA.