Losing Local Housing Control
I will protect our small-town character, while also considering impacts on our schools, traffic, water, and quality of life.
Pleasanton must pay attention. A plethora of California State legislation is threatening to remove our local control over Pleasanton’s planning and development of our community. The State’s housing agenda has little concern for Pleasanton’s quality of life regarding the balance of new housing with city services, schools, traffic, and water, and city services. State legislators want to take those decisions away from us, removing local control. Legislation currently being considered gives a clear path to developers to build new housing – without concerns for architectural review, traffic congestion, law enforcement and other city services, or building schools. The State feels no responsibility for our community’s values.
I support Pleasanton’s 20% affordable housing policy (intended for very-low-income qualifying populations), but the State’s housing agenda mandates 5-10 story buildings and produces 80%-90% market-rate housing (expensive) which does not create the needed workforce affordability.
The threat from other legislative proposals is even greater.
Join me to Stand Up for Local Control!