NEW REPORT IN BAY AREA STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF DENSITY AND AFFORDABILITY

SPUR, the nonprofit that has helped shape growth in the Bay Area over the past century, has released an agenda for change stressing the importance of density and affordability. We include it here in part because it does a really good job of making the case that affordability is important to everyone — not just lower income residents: "The high cost of housing in the Bay Area is a direct threat to everything that makes this place great," notes the report. "If current trends continue, and more and more parts of the region become unaffordable to people with modest resources, we will lose our diversity, our artists, our activists, our innovators — in short, our culture. Parents will have to work so much they won’t be able to spend time with their kids. Young people will have to move somewhere else after college. We cannot keep the wonderful, uniquely open culture of the Bay
Area intact for new generations unless we find a way to bring down the cost of housing."

We should take note of SPUR's agenda for change here in Greater LA. The report is HERE.

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