The Mike Bloomberg syndrome
Original post made on Apr 10, 2013
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on Apr 10, 2013 at 7:08 am
Can anyone tell me why these units, which are originally listed as AFFORDABLE and are High Density, must ALSO have below market (rent controlled) units? The developer will have less money for parks and amenities. The other apartment renters will be responsible for paying a portion of their neighbor's rent. And finally, how many people do we want in Pleasanton that can't really afford to live here?
This exceeds state requirements for our city's regional housing numbers, and it exceeds what can be legally required by the city- as part of the Palmer Case law. Our City government needs to listen to the voters, not bleeding heart liberals that want Pleasanton and East Pleasanton to be filled with below market rate-high density apartments.
If you want to help your kids move to Pleasanton, then you should help them, not their neighbors or other people that live here.
on Apr 10, 2013 at 4:23 pm
How can our children afford to live here? Have you seen how other countries are buying up the property? If a garage in bird land was up for sale, there would be multiple offers! Why are our banks holding back on loaning? Other banks (other countries) have easy credit. Look around... Its rare for a local to land a home here.
on Apr 10, 2013 at 10:53 pm
If people with money can afford to purchase a home, then we do not need subsidized housing any more. It should be a thing of the past.