Editorial: Council should drop 'survey' idea Other Issues, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Dec 29, 2011 at 2:27 pm
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.
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Posted by Laura Macias, a resident of the St. Francis Acres neighborhood, 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.