Governor in Palo Alto to praise housing, jobs

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited Palo Alto Thursday morning to shake hands with carpenters and construction workers who are building a 56-unit apartment complex for very-low-income seniors. (Listen to audio from the governor's visit)

The Bridge Housing Inc. project on Fabian Way is being funded by $5.25 million from Proposition 1C, passed by state voters in November 2006. The bond money, he said, will help rebuild California.

"We're not just sitting around," Schwarzenegger said. "We're doing something to turn the economy around."

Money from Prop. 1C will "jump start" 14 housing projects around the state, Schwarzenegger said, including the Palo Alto project.

"This is going to be a whole community that is going to be developed here," he said.

The Bridge housing project is part of the Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life now under construction at the former Sun Microsystemns property on San Antonio Road.

The governor spoke to housing officials, contruction workers and reporters during his brief visit.

He also answered questions on other topics, including his endorsement of Arizona Sen. John McCain in his presidential bid.

Photos by Norbert von der Groeben/Palo Alto Online.

-- Don Kazak


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 8, 2008 at 9:36 am

I would like to say something about this one, but words fail me.

Isn't this the JCC?

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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Feb 8, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Between the Campus for Jewish Life and Loral the BRIDGE/BUILD housing development is under construction. The Senior housing will be located between this development and Fabian Way. Now they've got the money, I guess they can start construction.

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