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Pleasanton Housing Cap Struck Down

Original post made by resident on Mar 15, 2010

As reported in the SF Chronicle:

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I will be saving my school donation to pay for additional police if we must now build more low income housing.

Comments (10)

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 15, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

The cap is coming down!

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Time to appeal!

Posted by Yuck!, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 15, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Not everyone who is low income is a criminal. This is exactly your problem, you're a snob and you like to stereotype.

Posted by resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 15, 2010 at 6:56 pm

"Not everyone who is low income is a criminal."

True, but the statistics regarding where violent criminal activity happens are pretty unassailable. That is not politically correct to say, but that does not preclude it from being true.

Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 15, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Saratoga, watch out! That wealthy community also does not have enough low income housing. Jerry Brown: is that your next target?

Steve B: you opposed the development of mansions by your house. Looks like you get your wish, get ready for some low income folks as neighbors - where is Ayala? Oh and the Pleasanton resident who started all this, Sandra De Gregorio, is this what she wanted?

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 15, 2010 at 7:40 pm

hi everybody! you have a choice, more "illegals" or African American as your new neighbors!

may i ask what it is you don't appreciate about the above populations?

how about a few Haitians thrown in? hmmmmmmmmmmm...

as soon as things get rollin', i'll do my best to spread the good news!


Juan Bautista de Anza, King of the Tee Hee Hee! VIVA!

ps it seems to me that the matter is settled and if you have any complaints, call Pablito or La Wanna your service!


Posted by Pleasanton resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 15, 2010 at 8:30 pm

"The city is in clear violation" of the state housing law, the judge said.

That says it all. And it was a long time coming.

$500,000 for a house makes no sense and finally we are going to get some downward pressure on prices.

"At least three-quarters of them must be affordable for low-to-moderate-income residents."

It is the right thing to do to enforce this. Homeownership is important and we need to do everything we can to encourage it. People are still having trouble meeting downpayment requirements and it is time to do something to help out with this too.

Posted by Lee, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2010 at 9:03 am

Fifteen years ago we moved here to get away from low-income schools and unsafe neighborhoods. True, not all low-income people are creating crime issues. But the town will change in tone and safety if we add a lot of low income homes. Is that what we paid for? I think not.

This town has tried to create an atmosphere of upper middle class lifestyles. That will change if the housing cap goes away. Is that what we want? I think not.

Posted by Joe, a resident of Downtown
on Mar 16, 2010 at 9:54 am

Maybe my geography is a little fuzzy, but is there really that much space left to build??? I guess there is room in the Hacienda BP or out Vineyard way, but other than that what's left?...Oh, I know...HIGH RISE like they wanted to do in Dublin.
Don't worry about a crush of "low income uneducated" people seeking the "good life" because after the collapse of the banking system, and make no mistake about did collapse, those "magical" loans that the Sandler's and World Savings gave out will not be available. Low income housing in Pleasanton will not be like low income housing elsewhere in the Bay Area.
But, again geographically, where would this housing go? As if our traffic isn't bad enough already, lets let more people pollute the valley.?.??..

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 16, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I think that the city needs to consider building on top of churches.

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