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Major Donors
Open Square Foundation
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Bailard Inc.
Common Sense California
County of San Mateo
Hurlbut-Johnson Fund
Mills-Peninsula Health Services
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
San Mateo County Community College Foundation
The Whitman Institute

Online Dialogue Media Sponsor
The Examiner

Fiscal Sponsor
CIF of the San Francisco Foundation

Expert Practitioners
James S. Fishkin, Ph.D., The Center for Deliberative Democracy, Stanford University
Heidi Gantwerk, Vice President, Viewpoint Learning

Stakeholder Committee
The following people provided valuable feedback on early drafts of the briefing materials that will be used in our dialogues:
Yoomie Ahn, Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition
Sandra Bass, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Duane Bay, San Mateo County Department of Housing
Patty Boyle, Bay Area League of Women Voters
Dorcas Cheng-Tozun, San Mateo County Department of Housing
Barbara Christensen, San Mateo County Community College District
David Crabbe, Office of David Crabbe Architect
Daniel Cruey, San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA)
Irvin Dawid, Sierra Club
Gladwyn d'Souza, Sustainable San Mateo County
Steve Dworetzky, United American Bank
Gael Erickson, Midcoast Community Council
Rosanne Foust, City of Redwood City
Doug Frederick, City of Menlo Park
Pam Frisella, City of Foster City
Corrine Goodrich, SamTrans
Carole Groom, City of San Mateo
Bruce Hamilton, HIP Housing
Marc Hershman, City of Millbrae
Alexander Kobayashi, Office of State Assemblyman Ira Ruskin
Wynnette LaBrosse, Open Square Foundation
Laurie Lavaroni, United States Dept of the Treasury - Office of Thrift Supervision
Wilbert Lee, City of East Palo Alto
Reyna Lehman, AFL-CIO Community Services
Dick Matgen, Open Square Foundation
Karyl Matsumoto, City of South San Francisco
Greg Meyer, Meriwest Credit Union
Chris Mohr, Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County / HEART
Tom Mohr, Cañada College
Mark Moulton, Living City Partners
Cathy Moyer, Volunteers for Outdoor California
George Mozingo, San Mateo County Association of Realtors (SAMCAR)
Catherine Mullooly, Town of Hillsborough
Bill Nack, Building and Construction Trades Council of San Mateo County
Mark Nagales, Office of Assemblyman Gene Mullin
Barbara Pierce, City of Redwood City
Sarah Rosendahl, Office of State Senator Joe Simitian
Bertha Sanchez, Friends of Bay Meadows
Randy Smith, Oracle Corporation
Brock Winstead, Office of State Senator Joe Simitian