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Re: “Rent Hike May Force Oakland's Genova Delicatessen to Close

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Posted by Charlie Brown on 01/29/2016 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Oakland Proposes Affordable Housing Impact Fee

I support this (from above):
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"We're happy to see the [city] administration finally has a proposal out," said Jeffrey Levin, policy director for East Bay Housing Organizations, an affordable housing advocacy group. Levin said he would like to see a higher final fee amount, and one that is phased in faster. In the past few years, both Berkeley and Emeryville established housing impact fees of $28,000 with no phase-in periods (although Berkeley later discounted its fee to $20,000). Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has said she favors phasing in an impact fee.
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and will be at the January 12 meeting. Rental increases are out of control all over the Bay Area, and Oakland is one of the hardest hit. We need MAJOR legislation to stop GENTRIFICATION and any and all kinds of actions that will force an aging rental population to move out of their ORAB-regulated units into... WHAT? exactly? Where are citizens living on fixed income supposed to move to when their buildings are sold out from under them? All Northern California is being hit by astronomic rental increases. Affordable housing is approaching crisis proportions. Mayor Schaaf is urged to consider very carefully the masses of low-income voters in Oakland.

Posted by Charlie Brown on 12/31/2015 at 1:05 PM

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