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All councils confirm support for Tri-Valley housing policy framework

Original post made on Apr 4, 2019

The Tri-Valley cities are ready to have their voices heard on state legislators' proposed solutions to the housing shortfall.

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Posted by Jessie Sandoval
a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Apr 4, 2019 at 9:45 am

"We agree affordable housing policy solutions are necessary throughout the Bay Area, but what fits in San Francisco or San Jose shouldn't be mandated to fit in our suburban communities," Let’s be clear that this is just code for, we don’t want more low income black and brown people moving to our pristine Utopian suburbs.


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Posted by Bill Brasky
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 4, 2019 at 6:31 pm

Bill Brasky is a registered user.

Hey S. Alinsky you nailed rule 5, 6 and 11 in one sentence, nice work... Maybe residents simply want control of what happens in their city and not decided on by someone in Sacto who quite possibly has never driven through Pleasanton or the Tri-valley.


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Posted by John B
a resident of Happy Valley
on Apr 5, 2019 at 2:58 pm


Hi Jessie
"we don’t want more low income black and brown people moving to our pristine Utopian suburbs"

--We are in 21st century and still talking as we are in 18th/19th century. Let's say you have three kids, one kid is struggling, health or education or mentally or any thing other wise, I believe you support that kid with extra care and time as much as you can and see he/she will prosper in his life. When you extrapolate the family concept to the stat/nation level, as governor says CA is for all. When bay area is permitted so many businesses, industries I would expect planning to be done for housing, water, transportation, schools etc. You can't just kick the can to other cities. That is the responsibility of the cities to come together to address the issues.A job created in San Jose, will affect the housing in entire Bay area. I believe this wasn't done adequately and hence Sacramento is stepping in. In bay area, any simple ouse costs a 1M, putting beyond of many people unless you work for Google or FB etc. SB 50 is not an ideal solution, but good starter to kick of housing production, which will put downward pressure on rent and housing. I would have expected trivalley leaders to join Scott and make modifications to SB50 suit for trivalley, rather than opposing it, in which you may not get any thing. As I see it went through with 9 to 1 majority, indicating it has broader support. As the saying, you can't stop a flood, but get around it...

-John


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