These are letters which readers have sent to us, posted on our Facebook page or sent to the newspapers.
- Are you a YIYBY? August 22, 2019
It’s not whether you are a NIMBY or a YIMBY (Daily Post, August 21st), but a YIYBY (“Yes In Your Back Yard”) because that is what Scott Wiener of San Francisco, and others like him, are pursuing via SB50 (Daily Post, August 20th).
- ABAG and BMR Housing August 19, 2019
Every move California ABAG and related unelected and not-responsible Committees have made seems to be based on making it easy for developers to increase their profit. They claim it is based on planning, but it is not. As is borne out by the results.
- The “real” impediment to affordable housing July 16, 2019
The July issue of POLITICO Magazine has an article that states: “The middle-class dream of a single-family home is the biggest impediment to affordable housing, according to some housing activists—it keeps prices up by preventing new and denser developments.. This is simply wrong, wrong, wrong!
- SB 592: The Snake in the Grass June 15, 2019
A “gut and amend” technically may be legal but it is not necessarily moral or good governance. The gut and amend of SB 592 bespeaks of a legislator unable to accept consensus and all too willing to plan ahead and prepare bills that can then serve as vehicles for these kinds of legislative maneuvers. ...
- Wiener’s Gut & Amend Tactics June 13, 2019
Just today (Thursday 6/13), Senator Scott Wiener did what we had heard and predicted that he would do — he gutted SB 592 held at the Assembly Desk since May 24, 2019 — and amended it to a new “Housing Accountability Act” now set for hearing on July 3, 2019 at 9:15 am before the ...
Editorials by our webmaster and staff.
- The Only Wiener California Needs June 5, 2020
State Senator Scott Wiener has rushed bad bills through his Housing Committee which would destroy our neighborhoods and raise our taxes.
- Support Our Local Newspapers March 31, 2020
The current Coronavirus health crisis is affecting all our daily lives, and it is having a huge impact on two critical sources of news and information that our community has relied on for years and needs in this time of crisis – the Palo Alto Weekly and the Daily Post.
- Dear Senator: Please oppose SB 50 January 24, 2020
Livable California has set up a letter which you can sign and it will be emailed to all the State Senators to tell them you oppose SB-50.
- CA legislators should take a breath on housing ‘crisis.’ January 24, 2020
Legislators should declare a moratorium on more legislation until the impact of the 40-plus housing bills passed in the last four years take effect,
- PBA 2050 Public Engagement Plan October 11, 2019
Manipulation Suitable for an Anti-Democratic State Posted by: Susan Kirsch – October 6, 2019 – 8:00pmReprinted from The Marin Post There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. James Madison, fourth president of the United States, 1809-1817 UPDATE: Click these ...