Posted by Merlin, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Jun 9, 2012 at 10:35 am
We do not need more units. We need a strong police force and fire department. Think quality of life on a long term basis. I would like to live in Los Altos Hills, Atherton or Hillboro but I can't afford it but I can afford to live in Mountain View. I love living in Mountain View. So folks who can't live here should live where they can just like we all do. Ido not believeit is Mountain View's charter that we should be the poster child for Chapter 8 housing.
Please do not lower the quality of life in Mountain View.
Posted by Sounds Racist to me, a resident of the North Whisman neighborhood, on Jun 9, 2012 at 11:32 pm
I cannot believe the stupid comments made above regarding income, affordability, and location. MVPD is strong. MVFD is a great force. MV is doing WAYYYY better than Palo Alto. Let us hope the two numb-skulls above keep their jobs and can continue to live in MV OR they can take their closed-minded selves to a more affordable area to meet their needs. MV is a growing community. Council should be concerned with traffic congestion and gridlock (no thanks to Palo Alto) because people from other areas will not FIGHT TRAFFIC to come shop in MV. It's a delicate balance that Council should seriously keep in sight if they want to generate tax revenue.
P.S. it's just not people of color who are hurting and cannot afford to live in MV, it is also senior citizens on fixed incomes, AND baby boomers who have lost their jobs and still have a family to feed and kids in college.
Posted by Garrett, a resident of another community, on Jun 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm
Lets see here, City Center Apartments had a unit for rent at 2,800 dollars a month, that would be 33,600 a year. For the 1/3 rule, if you don't know what that means. It means that 1/3 of your monthly income should cover your rent or house payment, now if your yearly is 33,600 in rent your income should be over 100,000 dollars a year. Now remember folks, you got food, car, insurance, gas, power, cable, savings, clothing, taxes, health costs other then car insurance, and other costs I might be forgetting. Now remember this is also based on a single person. I make 32,000 dollars a year