Town Square

Post a New Topic

Renters pour out woes at housing event

Original post made on Jun 20, 2014

In an event at the Adobe building Monday night, Mountain View residents spoke about their struggles to find housing and afford rising rents before an expert provided some perspective on the recurring housing shortage in the area.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

Comments (1)

Posted by Cuesta Resident, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 20, 2014 at 5:09 pm

The ONLY short term way to help this is to limit the growth of office space and new jobs in MV. There should be a freeze on any new office development and incentives put in place for any company with more than 100 employees to build new office space outside of MV.

Perhaps a tax on them? Maybe $1000/employee would get Google, LinkedIn, etc. focused on offices across the Bay area, which will allow their employees more diversity in where they can live and work, and the fees/tax could be used to help pay rents for households at median income or lower.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Freshman Blues Don't Mean Wrong College
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 901 views

Background and Ideas for the Comp Plan
By Steve Levy | 14 comments | 844 views

Give me a moment
By Jessica T | 0 comments | 622 views

My Experience Using Tugg.com To Host A Movie At Shoreline
By Angela Hey | 0 comments | 436 views

Do More, Faster and Faster. Limits? Not for Me!
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 387 views