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Dublin council to decide whether to spend $10M on affordable housing project

Original post made on Apr 19, 2021

The Dublin City Council on Tuesday is set to consider a proposal to build a 308-unit project near the West Dublin-Pleasanton BART Station that the city says would be considered 100% affordable housing.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 19, 2021, 1:01 PM

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Posted by buklau
a resident of Avila
on Apr 19, 2021 at 3:57 pm

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As if there's not already enough crime at the Stoneridge mall...


Posted by Bob Foster
a resident of Dublin
on Apr 19, 2021 at 10:50 pm

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Seems like this is the reason we've been raising this money. Let's do it.


Posted by Becky
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 20, 2021 at 10:20 am

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I wonder if the people who are building it are also going to manage the apartment complex once it's built. I believe that makes them design and build something that's actually going to work, instead of just taking the money and run, or build something where a balcony is going to fall off and kill people.


Posted by Becky
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 20, 2021 at 10:21 am

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I wonder what 60% of the median income is. Probably $100K a year.


Posted by Joseph
a resident of Foothill High School
on Apr 20, 2021 at 6:46 pm

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You gotta be kidding me. Built a low income housing where the vast majority of those recipients are... "foreigners". The crime rate in these past decade has skyrocketed thanks to diversity/multiculturalism. Not to mention we got a air pollution problem here now due to overpopulation. We need to be destroying more apartments if anything. The Tri-valley is doomed and Dublin/Pleasanton is becoming Fremont 2.0 (which doesn't even feel like an Anerican city)


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 21, 2021 at 12:26 pm

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When I think about Dublin, the first thing that comes to mind is, you know what Dublin needs? More housing......

How about focusing on schools and infrastructure to support what you already overbuilt.


Posted by BobB
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 21, 2021 at 12:37 pm

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Joseph,

The crime rate across the bay area is down considerably from what it was 30 years ago. Go look it up. You are wrong.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 21, 2021 at 10:13 pm

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BobB
Serious question- the reports you’re citing, is that all reported crime, convicted crime? Violent crime only?

I ask because I am interested to know what the effect of not prosecuting crimes under $950 has done to those statistics.


Posted by BobB
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 22, 2021 at 6:53 pm

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@PP,

I mean the crime rate across the board, violent or nonviolent. The rates are way way down from 30 years ago throughout the Bay area, including the Tri-Valley area.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 25, 2021 at 9:06 pm

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BobB,
Understood but you missed my question. If crime statistics are based on the number of convictions and we’ve reduced convictions due to not pursuing crimes under $950 then that statistic may be artificially low as it’s not equivalent to prior years. Do you know what the basis for the crime rate calculation is?


Posted by Joseph
a resident of Foothill High School
on Apr 30, 2021 at 3:17 am

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@BobB,

The crime rate in the Bay Area has increased a lot, especially in 2020, so I am not sure you are getting your information from. I've spoken to Pleasanton police a few years ago for a sociology college paper and they don't file/register all the reports due to limited city funding. (Which sadly makes sense since California has our tax dollars spent on rather non important issues) As for the Tri-valley, crime has increased slowly throughout the years for over a few decades now. Livermore seeing one of bigger spikes. My guess, to be very blunt, is due to the sharp increase Hispanic population there.


Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2021 at 10:45 pm

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@Joseph,

That is just flat out racist. And if you hear me talking in a language that you don't understand, that's your problem not mine


Posted by Joseph
a resident of Foothill High School
on May 1, 2021 at 10:11 am

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@BobB,
Facts =/= Racist. I really don't care what people say when the statistics explains itself. I speak a different language too (German) but I am fluent and English first. Can't say the same for many Californians now can we? More information on the rising crime in the Tri-valley: Web Link

And this regarding diversity/multiculturalism: Web Link

This was 7 years ago and it's gotten worse.


Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2021 at 11:36 am

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@Joseph,

Go back 30 years.


Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2021 at 11:41 am

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Joseph,

Also do Pleasanton. Also compare air pollution now to 30 years ago. Way down.


Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2021 at 11:44 am

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"Can't say the same for many Californians now can we?"

True, many speak just English.


Posted by Joseph
a resident of Foothill High School
on May 3, 2021 at 6:46 am

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@BobB
Your comments don't exactly answer my pointers or sources. Where are your sources? Pollution has increased compared to what it was decades ago. Many Californians do speak English but how fluent are they? Is it their first language? Most likely not.


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