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News - June 20, 2014

Renters pour out woes at housing event

Bottom line, more housing needed to meet huge demand

by Daniel DeBolt

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.

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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.


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