Two vie for Half Moon Bay council seat

Challenger takes on incumbent who is currently mayor - by Zachary Clark, San Mateo Daily Journal

Jimenez said affordable housing is his top priority because teachers, farmworkers and other workers are struggling to afford living in the area. He said he’s identified at least three locations near downtown to support such developments.

Jimenez is also adamant about preserving open space and farm land and suggested residents rather than visitors should be prioritized when it comes to future development.

“Development in Half Moon Bay has to be in a smart way to make sure we conserve that small town charm that we have,” he said. “Of course our economy depends on tourism, but we have to take care of our community first before we’re able to offer anything else to our visitors.”

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