Santa Barbara City Council Sets Sights on Workforce Housing at Downtown Site

 

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By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views

Santa Barbara is making a choice. They are getting rid of a parking lot. They will not build a homeless shelter in the downtown area. Instead they will build housing for middle income workers. What is the definition of a middle income worker in Santa Barbara? “The City Council on Tuesday gave its blessing to building housing at the corner of West Carrillo and Castillo streets for people who make between 80 percent and 120 percent of the area median income, which is about $79,000.”

But this is NOT for the public. No, it is for government workers! Instead of fixing the housing problem, this city has decided to make it cheaper for government workers.

“The housing would be targeted toward people who work in the city and are employees of government and nonprofit organizations, and people who are RV parking clients of New Beginnings Counseling Center.

Other cities are building housing for teachers. I have written many times that is the first step toward housing for all government workers. Santa Barbara is now moving to make that happen. Like Moscow takes care of its government workers, California is about to do the same. Ready to move to Arizona or Texas?

Related article: Santa Barbara City Council Sets Sights on Workforce Housing at Downtown Site


Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant. http://capoliticalnews.com/

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