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Letters to the editor

Is SB 50 a threat to peace and parking?

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Posted by russellsiegelman
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 20, 2019 at 7:21 pm

California’s historic growth has led to prosperity and the life style we enjoy. For the last 40 years the state has built less than half the homes needed to keep up with our growth. This has contributed to long commutes, towns where children can’t live where they grew up, homelessness, and increased traffic. Most California’s agree that we need to build more homes, but local officials who want to preserve the status quo have used rules and onerous and expensive procedures to block the action of the free market.

We need affordable housing, and we can’t expect localities to address this, as they haven’t for the last 40 years. We need state coordination and action, and that is where SB 50, the More HOMES Act, comes in. It is a sensible bill that if passed will result in stronger communities, and economic growth. I support and as all Californians should.