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City OKs new Housing Element

Original post made on Oct 23, 2012

The Pleasanton City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to add a new Housing Element commitment to the city's General Plan, a move that ended seven years of debate, lawsuits and confrontation with state authorities and an affordable housing coalition.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 19, 2012, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Barb
a resident of Mohr Park
on Oct 23, 2012 at 8:59 pm

This is not a good idea!!!!! Anyone know that when you build an affordable apartment building you are going to see an increase in crime!!!!! It will attract the wrong people!!!! RETHINK THIS City council!!!!


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Posted by Bud
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I watched the meeting and McGovern's comments, I think this article is wrong. I think McGovern desented because the Housing Element went farther than the settlement required and allows 100% affordable developments, this a divergence from Pleasanton's past practice of mixed inclusionary low income developments. In other word Pleasanton will now have "Projects" which typically become blighted and stigmatize the children who live there.


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