"The Housing Committee Is Taking Care Of Family Housing"
Politics in Emeryville have produced quite a lot of hyperbole over the years. At the Tattler, we occasionally post quotable quotes from Emeryville personalities since where we've been can sometimes inform where we're going.
School Board Member
Housing Committee member
The real story of the Housing Committee as it pertains to bringing family housing is something quite different. It has been an abysmal failure:
- In 10 years less than 10 three bedroom housing units have been built in the entire town, according to councilwoman Ruth Atkin.
- Households in Emeryville with at least one child dropped by 2% from 1990 - 2000 (the last year calculated in the City's housing study).
- The population of children in Emeryville dropped by 8% from 1990 - 2000 even while the total population increased by 20% during the same time.
- Bringing family housing is not even among the seven goals for the Housing Committee through 2014. The committee literally does not care about family housing.