Yes, the Bay Area is an economic boom, responsible for 40% of California’s recent job gains, but if we don’t deeply invest in the housing-cost crisis and infrastructure, I fear what will become of culture-rich areas of SF, Oakland, and San Jose.
I’ve long loved the work that SPUR has done for the Bay Area and really want to make a commitment to attending some of their upcoming sessions in 2016. There’s a lot to be done to help the city grow and we cannot forget the people who have been here and helped establish San Francisco through the years.
“I know that most people in the Bay Area are appalled at the anti-immigrant agenda that they hear coming from other parts of the country. But we may as well be building a wall ourselves by our refusal to allow new housing to be built.”
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