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City sets goals to boost housing supply

Original post made on Apr 23, 2015

With the price of housing rentals rising through the stratosphere, Mountain View city leaders last week endorsed facilitating micro-homes and in-law units as a way to provide more housing options. But elected leaders stopped short of lending their support to more controversial suggestions to control the cost of housing such as a rent-stabilization ordinance or new tenant protections.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 23, 2015, 1:13 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by Kathy
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 23, 2015 at 4:46 pm

would love to turn my little back yard shed into a micro-unit like this Web Link

Posted by Miss Gruntled
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 23, 2015 at 5:13 pm

We're full. You don't have to go home, just go away.

Posted by @Inks
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Inks, you wrote: "Rental housing isn't designed to be a permanent home for every single person. People come and people go."

MV has the highest percentage of rentals in the county. Without rent control, there will be a lot of turnover. Is that the city we want to live in? Where most of the population is transient?

Not me.

Posted by Garrett
a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Housing types not just housing but types.

Small 1 bedroom cottages, bedroom with bath on second floor, small yard no car parking near central area or good transit/options.

Flats with good private shared space.

Basement space that can be a income suite or not.

Lofts or housing units above the shops. Backyard units, above the garage units and private entrance room rentals with bath.

Preferably near train, shuttle and public tranist points. This includes BRT.

Posted by Joe Smith
a resident of Gemello
on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:29 pm

The problem was created by relentless growth. Is MV going to keeping "growing" till it chokes?

Posted by Robert
a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:57 pm

@Joe Smith

Pretty soon its going to be so crowded that no one will want to live here!

Posted by Gary
a resident of Sylvan Park
on May 2, 2015 at 6:31 am

Does anyone actually think that Pat Showalter or Ken Rosenberg are going to do anything to protect tenants from landlords after landlords secretly bankrolled their election with some $100,000 in dark money?

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