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August 17, 2018

Blast from the past: overcrowding, overpaying

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:07 am

From January 1973

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  1. This makes me even less hopeful that we’ll do anything substantial to address this crisis. Say what you will about places like Texas, but at least they’re building housing. Who cares if California is liberal when there are a ton of “liberals” who cannot see beyond their own single family homes to make room for others. The level of social oppression is exactly the same as any other US state, we just pretend that it’s somehow different because we’re aware of it. Awareness is one thing. The willingness to do anything about it is something else.

    Comment by Angela — August 17, 2018 @ 7:47 am

    • Angela, I’m sorry that your post is still sitting here unanswered. for what its worth I agree with you and have always supported new housing for everyone. it would have been nice to see more support for comment.

      Comment by JohnP.TrumpisnotmyPresident. — August 20, 2018 @ 8:46 am

  2. your comment.

    Comment by JohnP.TrumpisnotmyPresident. — August 20, 2018 @ 8:47 am

  3. There is a new conservatism and it’s dems who prioritize the status quo and their nostalgia over opportunity for others. It’s just as abhorrent as the kind of conservatism that wants to teach creationism in schools, discriminate against POC or the LGBTQIA communities. Preserving the way a community is despite massive economic and social change, are just new forms of racist and classist oppression. They might not be overtly racist, such as preventing people of color from buying real estate, but their outcomes remain the same.

    Comment by Angela — August 20, 2018 @ 9:04 am

  4. Clearly, the passage of Alameda’s Measure A in 1973 (City Charter section 26) did not help improve the quality of the estimated 4,000 substandard rental units in Alameda or the amount of housing. Those who complain about “too much development” now need to realize that the recent mild increase in multifamily housing construction is making a tiny dent in the decades-old multifamily housing deficit. Thanks, Angela!

    Comment by Jon Spangler — August 21, 2018 @ 8:22 am

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