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Staring down the housing crunch

Original post made on Aug 25, 2021

Four Tri-Valley cities are among the 27 Bay Area jurisdictions appealing their assignments for the next Regional Housing Needs Allocation process cycle, contending that the proposed housing unit allotments present too many obstacles.

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Posted by Becky
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 25, 2021 at 6:11 pm

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Google and Apple are the largest landholders in Silicon Valley. Why should all the cities surrounding them be forced to house their workers? And why should their workers be forced to commute long distances. Instead of forcing increasing urbanization, the state and ABAG should write policy that encourages SV companies to build satellite offices in cities like Antioch and Tracy that need jobs. We're all subsidizing the big tech firms, all while creating hellish commutes.

Posted by buklau
a resident of Avila
on Aug 27, 2021 at 7:47 pm

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The elephant in the room is traffic. You can build as many homes and you want, but the freeways are clogged. We pay up the wazoo in taxes and the 580/80 intersection in front of Ikea is a congested maze.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 28, 2021 at 8:58 am

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How "GREEN" is high density housing?

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 29, 2021 at 2:46 pm

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Traffic to me is an “easy” solution that other cities (and the golden gate bridge) already do - configurable lanes based on directional flow.

On high density housing, I don’t think it should be forced on communities- especially when we have seen the issues with virus transmission and just mental sanity. People need some personal space. I think finding and building affordable single family communities needs to be a part of any housing solution.

And schools, water, waste need to come in advance of, not a problem further exacerbated by.