Affordable housing in Pleasanton
Original post made
on Nov 3, 2011
Like it or not, affordable housing is coming to Pleasanton, and with it, as is nearly always the case, come questions about four issues: crime, schools, housing values and traffic. All four of those concerns were brought up at a workshop in March; then in July, the Pleasanton City Council approved a preliminary plan to rezone 17 sites, totaling 105 acres for more than 3,000 affordable high-density housing.
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posted Thursday, November 3, 2011, 8:54 PM
Posted by Fed up
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 11, 2011 at 9:15 pm
This is a joke, Just ask Oakland, Richmond, Livermore.. neighborhoods around Lahey Square how's that working for them. Ask Springtown homeowners how's the low income working out for them. Ask Stockton. "Nations... "WORST PLACE TO LIVE!!!"How is that low income housing working out for their not so lovely little community .They were all once nice communities too. Go talk to a Pleasanton police officer and ask them how the low income housing on Vineyard Ave. is affecting the town. Some MIT moron thinks bringing this element into our community will enhance our community for the better. What a bunch of ignorant fools. All this does is shorten the drive for the criminal element to our front doors.Give the criminals a whole new turf to breed their drug and gang wars into.Sure,,,There are some folks, elderly, disabled who truly are in need of help and would benefit from low income housing however, they are the only ones who deserve the help, unfortunately they are far outnumbered by the riff raff,lazy,welfare,illegal entitlement crowd that will take advantage of this opportunity. I am not rich, I don't live in a gated community. I work hard to live here and I like my town. I like the fact that my child got a good education in our schools, I like the fact that my town is clean safe and friendly. I can walk down main street without fear of being robbed, raped or shot. So some people cannot afford to live here, Oh well, that's life.you don't get to have everything you want. That's just how it is! I'd like to live in some Island paradise, but,I cant afford that. So I live here, This is what I can afford, It's great, I work hard and I love it here. I make the best of what I have. Oh and before you go thinking you know me or who I am or what I think, let me set you straight.I am sure there are a those of you already calling me a racist, hypocrite, hater, don't waste your time or mine , you're dam right I am a racist, a hypocrite and a hater too!!!I don't want my community destroyed, I don't want my schools destroyed,I don't want my town over run with gang banger kids ,drugs and crime. I don't want my roads anymore crowded than they already are. I don't want home prices to go down in my town ,I don't want anymore of the lazy entitlement crowd moving into my town...I don't want my tax dollars wasted low income housing when my schools, town and community need the money more. No one is owed anything, NOTHING!!! Not the poor, not the lazy, not the illegals not even me or you. So you can't afford to live in a place like Pleasanton, then find a nice place you can afford and make the best of it. I worked hard for what I have, a nice safe place to live and raise my kid. Someone wants to live in Pleasanton then do it the way all the rest of us have, hard work. So as for low income housing in Pleasanton. Bad,,, Very Very bad idea , and you all know it, You're just too afraid to say it, scared of the finger pointers, labelers name calling politically correct crowd or your just too ignorant to understand it.