Housing report: City is 'jobs rich'
Original post made on Apr 23, 2009
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on Apr 23, 2009 at 3:51 pm
Housing is a good thing for those that are worthy.
on Apr 25, 2009 at 8:56 am
Jobs rich? What a joke. Maybe if you are a white collar worker in some software company (something we have too many of) then you are fine, but otherwise the job situation is horrible. A minmum wage position at Walmant is no subsitute for what we have lost.
Everyone I know who lives in M.V. their whole lives have lost their jobs in the last decade, and most ended up having to move away to other towns/cities to find work. Only one remains, besides myself.
Stop with approving all the office buildings and ultra-condensed housing and set-up some real industry for a change, so that we high-school grads with natural technical and mechnical skills can make a decent living again. We aren't all pencil-pushers and keyboard-thumpers.
And stop turning precious industrial land into more apartments and shoe-box homes. We have enough of the latter and so little of the former these days.
This is Mountain View, not "yuppy-ville". Please bring back my home town.
on Apr 25, 2009 at 3:43 pm
Steve, its only going to get worse. The city is caving to pressure from developers to change the zoning on Old Middlefield, the one place where blue-collar service companies can still go in town. Soon, more high price office space there, and no more good working class jobs in Mountain View.
Supposedly theyre trying to do this change outside of the general plan so nobody notices. They're only telling building owners on the street, not the people in town who will lose services or have jobs leave town