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Pleasanton Weekly

Column - June 24, 2011

If you like large cities, stay here

by Jeb Bing

For those of us who like living in a large metropolitan area that's probably going to get much more crowded, Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley are the places to stay. Consider this: Only a year ago, Pleasanton had a cap of 29,000 on housing units that could be built here, a restriction approved overwhelmingly by voters in 1996. Last year, a Superior Court judge agreed with an affordable housing coalition and the state that the law meant too few homes could be provided at prices the growing workforce here could afford and tossed out the housing cap. Now, Pleasanton is rushing to complete land use zoning changes that will accommodate more than 3,000 new homes and apartments to meet the court's and state's deadline at year's end.

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