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Over the past year, Stanford and Santa Clara County clashed over numerous issues. Here are three key points of contention.

Original post made on Nov 8, 2019

Stanford University and the county of Santa Clara took fundamentally opposing viewpoints on a few key development issues, eventually leading to the university's withdrawal on Nov. 1 of its general-use permit application.

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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 8, 2019 at 3:52 pm

>> McCown said Stanford was being asked to deliver far more community benefits as part of the current proposal than was the case with its existing general use permit, approved in 2000.

This is one thing I just don't understand. Why is Stanford surprised that things are more difficult now than they were in the year 2000? I mean, don't these folks ever have to drive to Walnut Creek on a Friday afternoon? Do they ever drive down Oregon after 3:00PM . Do they ... you name it? The entire Bay Area has a massive traffic problem at practically all hours during weekdays between 6 AM and 8 PM. Rents are high. Home prices are high. Commutes are long. The world has changed. If "they", including Stanford, Cisco, Google, Facebook, whoever, want to increase employment, then "they" need to figure out how people are going to be housed and how they are going to get to work.

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Posted by Apple news
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 8, 2019 at 8:35 pm

Apple announced a 1B (?) donation (to government and their hand-picked community/housing organizations, I think...) for housing for lower paid workers. Where?? When? How?
I wish there were more direct, simpler methods of building more housing (and a range of types) without excessive government mandates and bureaucracy. We seem to have more bureaucracy mushrooming to “administer” all this free, subsidized, other scheme housing paid for by us taxpayers. While sympathetic, it’s too subject to politicians’ pet interests and at OUR expense.
Increasing the supply would help naturally.
San Jose has potential across quite a large geographic area for MUCH more infill. I would offer immediate incentives for a range of housing styles aimed to appeal to growing millenial and tech class here.
Then, upgrade highways and transit routes ASAP in the region.

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