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Name not shown inside City Boundary September 13, 2022, 10:31 PM

How concerned are you about climate change? Very concerned
Did you attend the August 30th Community Meeting on Proposed Green Building Reach Codes held on Zoom? No
How much have you heard, seen, or read recently about the City of San Mateo’s Green Building Reach Codes? A great deal
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 1 that requires panel capacity for future electrification of gas appliances at time of electrical panel upgrade in residential buildings? Strongly support

Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 2 that requires the installation of outlets at time of kitchen or laundry room renovations in single family homes if a gas stove or gas dryer is installed?
Strongly support
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 2? You should require that only electric stoves or dryers be installed during renovations now.
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 3 that requires heat pump air conditioning installation at time of AC installation and gas furnace replacement in single family homes and duplexes? Strongly support
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 3? You should require heat pump installation whenever furnaces are replaced now.
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4A that requires new pools use electric or solar water heating at existing residential buildings? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4B that would prohibit the extension of fuel gas infrastructure in the backyard of existing residential buildings, thus, prohibiting fossil gas use for fire pits, grills, and water heating for pools? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 5 that requires the installation of a heat pump water heater as part of an addition or alteration projects that include a water heater replacement in single family homes? Strongly support
Do you think these green building reach code options: do not go far enough
Which of the following describes your connection to the City of San Mateo? Live in San Mateo
What is your age group? 41-64 years
Which best describes your current housing situation? Own my home

Name not shown inside City Boundary September 13, 2022, 8:49 PM

How concerned are you about climate change? Very concerned
Did you attend the August 30th Community Meeting on Proposed Green Building Reach Codes held on Zoom? Yes
How much have you heard, seen, or read recently about the City of San Mateo’s Green Building Reach Codes? A great deal
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 1 that requires panel capacity for future electrification of gas appliances at time of electrical panel upgrade in residential buildings? Strongly support

Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 2 that requires the installation of outlets at time of kitchen or laundry room renovations in single family homes if a gas stove or gas dryer is installed?
Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 3 that requires heat pump air conditioning installation at time of AC installation and gas furnace replacement in single family homes and duplexes? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4A that requires new pools use electric or solar water heating at existing residential buildings? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4B that would prohibit the extension of fuel gas infrastructure in the backyard of existing residential buildings, thus, prohibiting fossil gas use for fire pits, grills, and water heating for pools? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 5 that requires the installation of a heat pump water heater as part of an addition or alteration projects that include a water heater replacement in single family homes? Somewhat support
How concerned are you by the potential cost increase for homeowners as result of adopting these proposed green building reach codes? Very concerned
Do you think these green building reach code options: do not go far enough
Which of the following describes your connection to the City of San Mateo? Live in San Mateo
What is your age group? 25-40 years
Which best describes your current housing situation? Pay rent for my home

Richard Ballard inside City Boundary September 13, 2022, 5:42 PM

How concerned are you about climate change? Very concerned
Did you attend the August 30th Community Meeting on Proposed Green Building Reach Codes held on Zoom? Yes
How much have you heard, seen, or read recently about the City of San Mateo’s Green Building Reach Codes? A great deal
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 1 that requires panel capacity for future electrification of gas appliances at time of electrical panel upgrade in residential buildings? Strongly support

Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 2 that requires the installation of outlets at time of kitchen or laundry room renovations in single family homes if a gas stove or gas dryer is installed?
Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 3 that requires heat pump air conditioning installation at time of AC installation and gas furnace replacement in single family homes and duplexes? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4A that requires new pools use electric or solar water heating at existing residential buildings? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4B that would prohibit the extension of fuel gas infrastructure in the backyard of existing residential buildings, thus, prohibiting fossil gas use for fire pits, grills, and water heating for pools? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 5 that requires the installation of a heat pump water heater as part of an addition or alteration projects that include a water heater replacement in single family homes? Strongly support
How concerned are you by the potential cost increase for homeowners as result of adopting these proposed green building reach codes? Somewhat concerned
Do you think these green building reach code options: do not go far enough
Is there anything else you would like to share about these green building reach code options? Where cost is an issue, subsidies for low income residents may be appropriate.
Which of the following describes your connection to the City of San Mateo? Live in San Mateo
What is your age group? 25-40 years
Which best describes your current housing situation? Own my home

Name not shown inside City Boundary September 13, 2022, 1:50 PM

How concerned are you about climate change? Very concerned
Did you attend the August 30th Community Meeting on Proposed Green Building Reach Codes held on Zoom? No
How much have you heard, seen, or read recently about the City of San Mateo’s Green Building Reach Codes? A great deal
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 1 that requires panel capacity for future electrification of gas appliances at time of electrical panel upgrade in residential buildings? Strongly support
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 1? This is the bare minimum that we should do!

Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 2 that requires the installation of outlets at time of kitchen or laundry room renovations in single family homes if a gas stove or gas dryer is installed?
Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 3 that requires heat pump air conditioning installation at time of AC installation and gas furnace replacement in single family homes and duplexes? Strongly support
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 3? Such an amazing technology, and especially a no-brainer in our mild climate.
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4A that requires new pools use electric or solar water heating at existing residential buildings? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4B that would prohibit the extension of fuel gas infrastructure in the backyard of existing residential buildings, thus, prohibiting fossil gas use for fire pits, grills, and water heating for pools? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 5 that requires the installation of a heat pump water heater as part of an addition or alteration projects that include a water heater replacement in single family homes? Strongly support
How concerned are you by the potential cost increase for homeowners as result of adopting these proposed green building reach codes? Not concerned
Do you think these green building reach code options: do not go far enough
Is there anything else you would like to share about these green building reach code options? There is some up-front cost to these measures, but electrification should be much more stable in price and save money over the longer term, even if you ignore the costs of pollution and catastrophic climate change.
Which of the following describes your connection to the City of San Mateo? Live in San Mateo
What is your age group? 41-64 years
Which best describes your current housing situation? Pay rent for my home

Name not shown inside City Boundary September 13, 2022, 12:58 PM

How concerned are you about climate change? Very concerned
Did you attend the August 30th Community Meeting on Proposed Green Building Reach Codes held on Zoom? No
How much have you heard, seen, or read recently about the City of San Mateo’s Green Building Reach Codes? Nothing at all
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 1 that requires panel capacity for future electrification of gas appliances at time of electrical panel upgrade in residential buildings? Somewhat support
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 1? unless its new construction, existing residents should have option to keep their gas connections if they have it.

Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 2 that requires the installation of outlets at time of kitchen or laundry room renovations in single family homes if a gas stove or gas dryer is installed?
Somewhat oppose
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 2? Residents should be able to keep their existing gas appliances if they want them.
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 3 that requires heat pump air conditioning installation at time of AC installation and gas furnace replacement in single family homes and duplexes? Neutral
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4A that requires new pools use electric or solar water heating at existing residential buildings? Neutral
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4B that would prohibit the extension of fuel gas infrastructure in the backyard of existing residential buildings, thus, prohibiting fossil gas use for fire pits, grills, and water heating for pools? Neutral
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 5 that requires the installation of a heat pump water heater as part of an addition or alteration projects that include a water heater replacement in single family homes? Somewhat oppose
How concerned are you by the potential cost increase for homeowners as result of adopting these proposed green building reach codes? Very concerned
Do you think these green building reach code options: go too far
Which of the following describes your connection to the City of San Mateo? Live in San Mateo
What is your age group? 41-64 years
Which best describes your current housing situation? Own my home

Name not shown inside City Boundary September 12, 2022, 9:24 PM

How concerned are you about climate change? Very concerned
Did you attend the August 30th Community Meeting on Proposed Green Building Reach Codes held on Zoom? No
How much have you heard, seen, or read recently about the City of San Mateo’s Green Building Reach Codes? A little
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 1 that requires panel capacity for future electrification of gas appliances at time of electrical panel upgrade in residential buildings? Strongly support

Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 2 that requires the installation of outlets at time of kitchen or laundry room renovations in single family homes if a gas stove or gas dryer is installed?
Strongly support
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 2? I believe that a kitchen remodel should require all electric appliances at time of remodel
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 3 that requires heat pump air conditioning installation at time of AC installation and gas furnace replacement in single family homes and duplexes? Somewhat support
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 3? I believe this should include single family and multi family dwelling units adding new air conditioning. Exclusions might apply to repairs or replacement of damaged gas units
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4A that requires new pools use electric or solar water heating at existing residential buildings? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4B that would prohibit the extension of fuel gas infrastructure in the backyard of existing residential buildings, thus, prohibiting fossil gas use for fire pits, grills, and water heating for pools? Strongly support
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 4B? Any new construction should be Converted to electric
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 5 that requires the installation of a heat pump water heater as part of an addition or alteration projects that include a water heater replacement in single family homes? Neutral
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 5? Heat pump water heating is quite noisy. Not all homes have adequate sound barriers. I believe this appliance would be disruptive to the tranquility of one’s home
How concerned are you by the potential cost increase for homeowners as result of adopting these proposed green building reach codes? Very concerned
Do you think these green building reach code options: not sure
Is there anything else you would like to share about these green building reach code options? I believe more study is needed to compare existing PG&E fossil fuel based electricity production versus the burning of fossil gas in one’s home. There are also negative health impacts with the use of solar, and wind electric production and battery Storage. ie disposal of and recycling of the hazardous materials within these units.
Which of the following describes your connection to the City of San Mateo? Live in San Mateo
What is your age group? 41-64 years
Which best describes your current housing situation? Own my home

Name not shown inside City Boundary September 8, 2022, 7:48 AM

How concerned are you about climate change? Neutral
Did you attend the August 30th Community Meeting on Proposed Green Building Reach Codes held on Zoom? Yes
How much have you heard, seen, or read recently about the City of San Mateo’s Green Building Reach Codes? A great deal
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 1 that requires panel capacity for future electrification of gas appliances at time of electrical panel upgrade in residential buildings? Strongly oppose
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 1? This is not Reach it is Over-Reach. We are presently in a electric energy crisis already.

Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 2 that requires the installation of outlets at time of kitchen or laundry room renovations in single family homes if a gas stove or gas dryer is installed?
Strongly oppose
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 2? This is highly under estimated. Many of the homes in San Mateo will need complete rewiring and higher capacity service.
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 3 that requires heat pump air conditioning installation at time of AC installation and gas furnace replacement in single family homes and duplexes? Strongly oppose
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 3? Again, these estimates are highly under-estimated.
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4A that requires new pools use electric or solar water heating at existing residential buildings? Somewhat support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4B that would prohibit the extension of fuel gas infrastructure in the backyard of existing residential buildings, thus, prohibiting fossil gas use for fire pits, grills, and water heating for pools? Strongly oppose
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 4B? Alternative food preparation cooking is necessary when electricity is not available.
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 5 that requires the installation of a heat pump water heater as part of an addition or alteration projects that include a water heater replacement in single family homes? Strongly oppose
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 5? Our electric grid is already over-taxed and this will just add to the cost of purchase and operation of living and working in
How concerned are you by the potential cost increase for homeowners as result of adopting these proposed green building reach codes? Very concerned
Do you think these green building reach code options: go too far
Is there anything else you would like to share about these green building reach code options? We are in an electrical shortage period in California already. This overreach of state codes is going to increase the problem. Just look at what has happened in Europe with policies like this, they are returning to coal use to produce energy! A large amount of natural gas is already necessary to produce the electricity we presently use. Changes in natural gas usage at the local level will not stop gas use to produce electricty. Wait for the State to change the codes. Stop the over-reach.
Which of the following describes your connection to the City of San Mateo? Live and work in San Mateo
What is your age group? 65+ years
Which best describes your current housing situation? Own my home

Name not shown outside City Boundary September 8, 2022, 12:38 AM

How concerned are you about climate change? Very concerned
Did you attend the August 30th Community Meeting on Proposed Green Building Reach Codes held on Zoom? No
How much have you heard, seen, or read recently about the City of San Mateo’s Green Building Reach Codes? A great deal
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 1 that requires panel capacity for future electrification of gas appliances at time of electrical panel upgrade in residential buildings? Strongly support
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 1? Facilitate easy access to grants; check with PG&E whether related upgrades can be expedited

Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 2 that requires the installation of outlets at time of kitchen or laundry room renovations in single family homes if a gas stove or gas dryer is installed?
Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 3 that requires heat pump air conditioning installation at time of AC installation and gas furnace replacement in single family homes and duplexes? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4A that requires new pools use electric or solar water heating at existing residential buildings? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4B that would prohibit the extension of fuel gas infrastructure in the backyard of existing residential buildings, thus, prohibiting fossil gas use for fire pits, grills, and water heating for pools? Strongly support
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 4B? Better than 4A
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 5 that requires the installation of a heat pump water heater as part of an addition or alteration projects that include a water heater replacement in single family homes? Strongly support
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 5? Facilitate more contractors to pick up on this work
How concerned are you by the potential cost increase for homeowners as result of adopting these proposed green building reach codes? Somewhat concerned
Do you think these green building reach code options: do not go far enough
Is there anything else you would like to share about these green building reach code options? Should also lead city into work to educate contractors, home appliance stores, and other relevant people about the incentives that are out there, including the new IRA funds coming soon. Focus on making it simple for the average person, and prioritize fiscal resources on the most neediest.
Which of the following describes your connection to the City of San Mateo? Visit San Mateo to shop, dine or for recreation
What is your age group? 25-40 years
Which best describes your current housing situation? Own my home

Name not shown inside City Boundary September 7, 2022, 6:05 PM

How concerned are you about climate change? Very concerned
Did you attend the August 30th Community Meeting on Proposed Green Building Reach Codes held on Zoom? No
How much have you heard, seen, or read recently about the City of San Mateo’s Green Building Reach Codes? A little
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 1 that requires panel capacity for future electrification of gas appliances at time of electrical panel upgrade in residential buildings? Somewhat support

Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 2 that requires the installation of outlets at time of kitchen or laundry room renovations in single family homes if a gas stove or gas dryer is installed?
Somewhat oppose
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 2? forcing people to switch fuels and the extra costs to be incurred seems hard to ask, will be especially hard for elderly on fixed income
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 3 that requires heat pump air conditioning installation at time of AC installation and gas furnace replacement in single family homes and duplexes? Strongly oppose
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 3? having just researched this the upfront cost id way more Than $2000 and if use heat pump, when need top up electrical heat PG&E will be gouging with there probes
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4A that requires new pools use electric or solar water heating at existing residential buildings? Strongly support
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 4A? Should be banning personal pools California can no longer afford these as water crises deepens
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4B that would prohibit the extension of fuel gas infrastructure in the backyard of existing residential buildings, thus, prohibiting fossil gas use for fire pits, grills, and water heating for pools? Strongly support
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 4B? Should be banning personal pools California can no longer afford these as water crises deepens
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 5 that requires the installation of a heat pump water heater as part of an addition or alteration projects that include a water heater replacement in single family homes? Strongly oppose
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 5? Massive cost impact (once mandated extra cost will easily more than double)
How concerned are you by the potential cost increase for homeowners as result of adopting these proposed green building reach codes? Very concerned
Do you think these green building reach code options: help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Which of the following describes your connection to the City of San Mateo? Live in San Mateo
What is your age group? 41-64 years
Which best describes your current housing situation? Own my home

John McKenna outside City Boundary September 6, 2022, 9:37 PM

How concerned are you about climate change? Very concerned
Did you attend the August 30th Community Meeting on Proposed Green Building Reach Codes held on Zoom? No
How much have you heard, seen, or read recently about the City of San Mateo’s Green Building Reach Codes? A great deal
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 1 that requires panel capacity for future electrification of gas appliances at time of electrical panel upgrade in residential buildings? Strongly support
Do you have any other comments about Reach Code Option 1? I strongly support this. However, it should be pointed out that a majority of homes can be fully electrified without increasing the panel size. As noted at https://redwoodenergy.net/watt-diet-calculator/, "Most people think electrical upgrades are needed if they add electric appliances, but this can be avoided with thoughtful selection of efficient products or by using load sharing devices."

Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 2 that requires the installation of outlets at time of kitchen or laundry room renovations in single family homes if a gas stove or gas dryer is installed?
Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 3 that requires heat pump air conditioning installation at time of AC installation and gas furnace replacement in single family homes and duplexes? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4A that requires new pools use electric or solar water heating at existing residential buildings? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 4B that would prohibit the extension of fuel gas infrastructure in the backyard of existing residential buildings, thus, prohibiting fossil gas use for fire pits, grills, and water heating for pools? Strongly support
Do you support or oppose proposed Reach Code Option 5 that requires the installation of a heat pump water heater as part of an addition or alteration projects that include a water heater replacement in single family homes? Strongly support
How concerned are you by the potential cost increase for homeowners as result of adopting these proposed green building reach codes? Somewhat concerned
Do you think these green building reach code options: do not go far enough
Is there anything else you would like to share about these green building reach code options? While the above measures are helpful, they do not go far enough. I would encourage San Mateo, and all local cities, to adopt this Fall the Bay Area Reach Codes Group's full model code for existing buildings, with an implementation date of 1/1/25.
Which of the following describes your connection to the City of San Mateo? Visit San Mateo to shop, dine or for recreation
What is your age group? 41-64 years
Which best describes your current housing situation? Own my home