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Council waives more rules to stoke North Bayshore housing

Original post made on Sep 26, 2019

The city's trial balloon for housing in North Bayshore is experiencing another bout of turbulence.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 26, 2019, 11:31 AM

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Posted by Josh
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Sep 26, 2019 at 1:32 pm

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Sobrato is broke? Or just slick?

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Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on Sep 26, 2019 at 2:29 pm

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The meddling by the council and planning has been a hindrance to development. The less involvement with the city, the better.

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Posted by Alex M
a resident of Willowgate
on Sep 26, 2019 at 2:34 pm

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"That housing should reduce traffic congestion by allowing workers to live within walking distance of their jobs, [Clark] said."

Bullshit. Chris Clark, you should know better.

Very few people actually live within walking distance of their jobs. Especially around here where you can have a different job every couple of years.

I've had several jobs since I moved to Mountain View in 2001. Not a single one of them was in Mountain View. That wasn't by choice, but by necessity. I'm fortunate that at the moment my commute is 15 minutes to Cupertino, but my company is moving to Fremont in 6 months, and THAT location on I-880 has NO housing within walking distance.

It's fallacious to assume or even argue that more housing will allow people to walk to work. If that's true at all, it will be for a small minority.

And if Sobrato is proposing rental units rather than homes people can own, the City Council should quash that proposal immediately. We do NOT need more rental housing in Mountain View.

Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Bailey Park

on Sep 26, 2019 at 2:51 pm

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Posted by Mountain View Neighbor
a resident of North Whisman
on Sep 27, 2019 at 8:44 am

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Sick. Just sick.
Developers need to follow the rules instead of violating them.

We live in a fantasy world. Mountain view’s Location makes it an ideal commute location. Period. Adding more hooding eill only make it more congested..

Our high minimum wage has attracted and increasing number of day laborers and homeless folks.

What happened to honesty and integrity in this town?

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Posted by The Business Man
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 27, 2019 at 2:48 pm

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This has been a problem for all of California.

Policies are created due to good reasons.

But when they are expendable, the state and local governments give the ones that want offend them a pass.

This was the reason why Microsft and Dynamex cases regarding independent contractor being misclassified when they were employees took more than 30 years to finally be cleared up.

AB 5 about time.

The policies are nothing but illusions until they are properly and equally enforced.

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