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Around Pleasanton: New report shows our rents among highest in country

Original post made on Apr 13, 2019

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in Pleasanton, but across the entire Bay Area. Of the largest 10 cities that San Francisco-based Apartment List studies, eight have seen prices rise.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Val Vista
on Apr 13, 2019 at 11:32 am

The high cost of living in Pleasanton can be directly traced to the low growth policies of our local government and the NIMBY attitudes of the people who live here. Pleasanton needs to change. We need more housing and yes high density is the only way supply will ever meet demand. The state of California's legislature needs to pass a statewide ban on low growth laws, eliminate the ability for citizens to sue to stop landowners from developing property (if you want to stop a development buy the land at fair market + lost profit and designate it in a land trust) and streamline permitting processes for high density housing stopping cities from even being able to vote up or down.


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Posted by Annoyed
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 13, 2019 at 12:42 pm

I thought the reason for all the building was to provide “affordable” housing? Our infrastructure can’t handle it. Waste water treatment plant is at capacity. Think, people, before you vote for those projects! No new schools, bad roads, heavy traffic....build responsibly.


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Posted by sjd
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 13, 2019 at 4:54 pm

"all the building"

The number of housing units per year in CA is half of the average of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 00s.

CA ranks 49th in per capita housing units and near the bottom of per job housing units.

Schools will only get worse because of Prop 13 if you stay the current course.


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 13, 2019 at 6:16 pm

Two-bedroom apartment in Pleasanton for $3,760 is consistent with the median income in Pleasanton.

Median income 2005 in Pleasanton was $101,000.
In 2007 median income in Pleasanton was $113,000.

Based on that analysis the median income 2019 in Pleasanton is conservatively estimated at $150,000.

That tends to indicate two-bedroom apartment in Pleasanton for $3,760 is affordable housing.


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Posted by DreamBigly
a resident of Valley Trails
on Apr 16, 2019 at 12:36 pm

I always wanted to live in Martha’s Vineyard during the summers but it gets too darn expensive. Perhaps the good people of Mass can build more affordable housing so I can move there without a job that allows me to afford it there?


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