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is it really more housing?

From: domainremoved <Henry>
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:07:22 -0800

Honorable Council Members,

The big news in housing is from Mountain View, where up to 9,600 rental units are proposed in three new neighborhoods. Thats a lot of housing. But it is part of an agreement to allow 1.3 million s.f. new office space - which, at 150 s.f. per employee, works out to almost 9,000 units. At 120 s.f. per employee (some tech offices) the housing demand would exceed 10,000 units. Thats not a gain.

The answer to housing is not the reactive rush to squeeze more housing onto the peninsula. Housing is available and affordable 30 minutes away in East Bay towns - but without public transportation (train or a European type bus system) there is no reasonable way to get there.

Our region needs cross bay transit. New workers need it to get to work, current workers need it, and residents need our roadways back from the press of car commuters.

Please make TRANSPORTATION our number one city priority. The main library is just not urgent. So much else will fall into place when commuters have a reasonable way to commute.


Henry Riggs
Received on Thu Dec 14 2017 - 18:11:28 PST

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