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News - April 25, 2014

Commission wants to track jobs-housing ratio

Planning panel hears plenty of sad stories as it takes up next housing element

by Daniel DeBolt

Mountain View's plans to sharply widen the gap between job growth and housing growth, even while in the midst of a housing crisis, has spurred quite a bit of media coverage and public discussion in recent days.

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Posted by SimpleAnswers, a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Apr 25, 2014 at 12:58 pm

The first step in solving the housing / jobs problem is to stop building more office space.

Then instead in those same locations, start putting in housing.

Less demand from new offices, and more supply of housing, means less traffic from commuters and rents do not go up as fast