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Webcast: Debate over SB 50

 

Palo Alto Vice Mayor Adrian Fine and Greer Stone, vice chair of the Santa Clara County Human Rights Commission, join Weekly journalists for a discussion of state Senate Bill 50, a contentious legislative proposal that seeks to increase housing construction in transit-friendly and jobs-rich areas. Watch the webcast here or listen to the podcast version of the episode here.

Related content:

Editorial: The perils of state action

Housing's troubled history of discrimination

Guest Opinion: SB 50 undermines single-family neighborhoods and diversity

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6 people like this
Posted by George Drysdale
a resident of Professorville
on Mar 30, 2019 at 11:46 am

Social studies is the most important subject in school because it teaches a representative democracy depends on an educated electorate, how to see when politicians are lying in other words. SB 50 is dead on arrival. I told Wiener he could not graduate from high school because of is inclusion of rent controls and also inclusionary zoning. All he did was cringe. The hardest job in the world is teaching bone head economics to California's politicians.

Palo Alto, Mountain View and Silicon Valley are bulging with students whose parents from around the world can afford the very high land rents. The heavy infantry is finally arriving: the socials studies teachers. In Silicon Valley you probably have the greatest concentration of brain power so far assembled in history. [Portion removed.]


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Posted by @george drysdale
a resident of another community
on Mar 30, 2019 at 12:17 pm

"I told Wiener he could not graduate from high school because of is inclusion of rent controls and also inclusionary zoning. All he did was cringe."

Yeah, that's a pretty cringey thing to say.


9 people like this
Posted by Palo Altans Against Further Development UNITE!
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 30, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Mr. Drysdale (self-professed expert on all PA matters) is our spiritual leader!

He will lead Palo Alto out of the doldrums of over-development & help to eradicate local politicians turning a blind eye.

No more development! People can live elsewhere & ideally work elsewhere.

The PA rat-cage days are coming to an end.


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Posted by @Unite
a resident of another community
on Mar 30, 2019 at 2:25 pm

"Mr. Drysdale (self-professed expert on all PA matters) is our spiritual leader!"

That seems fitting.


2 people like this
Posted by Palo Altans Against Further Development UNITE!
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 30, 2019 at 2:47 pm

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