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Livermore council approves affordable housing development in downtown

Original post made on May 26, 2021

The Livermore City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the 130-unit affordable housing community proposed for downtown by Eden Housing following a public meeting that spanned two days.

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Posted by Joseph
a resident of Ruby Hill
on May 26, 2021 at 11:18 am

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Well I guess that's it for Livermore. As one of the city council members said, it is going to turn ghetto within the time those below market/section 8 housing are developed. Forced diversity/multiculturalism destroying the city. Exactly like that of Dublin, San Ramon, Pleasanton etc. The Tri Valley will turn into Fremont, which feels/looks like a 3rd world country. Liberalism has ruined many cities.

Posted by Dawn Argula
a resident of Livermore
on May 26, 2021 at 5:04 pm

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The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce supports the City of Livermore and its action to approve the 130-unit affordable workforce housing project in its Downtown District. We are proud of the City’s leadership over many years, planning, funding and implementing a vision for the Downtown District that includes quality housing, “making room” for workers and their families that derive their income by providing essential services to the public. This includes workers that - care for our seniors, small children, and properties; build and maintain our infrastructure; teach our children; produce, prepare, serve, deliver and sell food; provide goods and services including health and dental care; and protect us. These workers are the backbone of the economy and contribute greatly towards the quality of life enjoyed in the Livermore Valley. – Dawn Argula, LVCC CEO (and who grew up in Section 8 Housing)

Posted by Chris Hasey
a resident of Livermore
on May 27, 2021 at 10:45 am

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To say that 2/3 of the comments in the City Council meeting were in support is to ignore the fact that with a handful of exceptions EVERY one had some kind of financial stake in seeing this project happen; unions, Eden Housing reps, real estate brokers, business people who want subsidized Housing for thier workers so they can keep paying min. Wage, people who don't live in Livermore but will benefit from the project etc...
I also found it interesting that everyone in support threw out the Housing crisis, and building house's for our local workforce with the logical assumption being this project will somehow help, 130 units won't do a thing unless you assume 25 people are going to live in each unit.
What this WILL do is irreparably destroy what should be an opportunity to create an amazing downtown destination for all of Livermore, something to be proud of for generations.
There are other spots to build a giant block house, just because someone decided "houses" 20 years ago, doesn't mean it was the right decision.

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