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1   TrumpingTits   ignore (0)   2018 May 10, 9:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Why would the local pols go for it here in CA? They get more tax revenue from business activity and sales than they do from housing. In fact, they get zilch from property taxes and it costs the cities more money after housing density reaches a certain point per square mile (because demand for services like police and fire go up while funding does not).

This is why they love to approve 'Taj Mahals' (mega malls) for the sales tax revenues over funding for condo developements. At least they did before Amazon killed that golden egg. So now the thing is 'mixed use'. But all I see is empty shops on the bottom floors of those, here in Fremont.

As for homelessness and housing affordability, they could care less. I mean, really...camera-and-mike-turned-off-honesty-moment really. If pressed, they just blame Trump and the idiot Libtard hoi polloi keep buying that...so.
2   tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 May 10, 9:36pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

The local pols would oppose it tooth and nail. This could only be done by an initiative
3   Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 May 10, 9:41pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

tovarichpeter says

We should do the same thing here. We need more housing not more jobs. Put the jobs where there is housing already available


We need less government interference. Free markets is the solution.
4   tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 May 11, 8:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

More jobs mean higher rents and worse traffic for most of us. Spread the wealth. Send the jobs where where they need them and housing is affordable.
5   Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 May 11, 9:36am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

tovarichpeter says
More jobs mean higher rents and worse traffic for most of us. Spread the wealth. Send the jobs where where they need them and housing is affordable.


Alternatively, people could go to where the housing is affordable. But no-one wants to leave.




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