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Editorial: Council should drop 'survey' idea

Original post made on Dec 29, 2011

Does anyone think that Mountain View voters will agree to tax themselves so the city can afford to build affordable housing projects? That's a plan that looks like a possibility after a City Council study session. But in our view, even at the relatively low proposed rate of $5 a month ($60 a year), this idea is dead on arrival, a conclusion voiced by council member Mike Kasperzak at last week's meeting.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 23, 2011, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Laura Macias, a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Dec 29, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Yes, made similar points when I voted against conducting a survey.
Asking voters to tax property owners with a parcel tax fee or worse ( instead of rental developers paying housing impact fees for their development) would mandate property owners to pay a fee that is usually paid by developers.
I agree a new BMR ordinance for affordable housing is needed to comply to new state specifications.


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