Do Your Techie Residents Have a Problem With Homeless People?
Solution: Clear the Homeless Out!
|These guys are on their way up in Emeryville|
Dogs In, Poor People Out
|...these guys are on their way down|
Two Side by Side Dog Parks Needed
|...and these guys are out...all the way out.|
|In With the New|
Meet Emeryville's newest resident.
To her credit, Councilwoman Jac Asher told her colleagues that the City bears a responsibility to providing for people living with homelessness and that she expects them (her colleagues) to agree to part with some cash (for unspecified uses) to help with the problem when the budget comes under discussion later in the year. We'll have to wait to see how that turns out.
Lots of Dogs
Emeryville's City Council really likes dogs. They just finished building a ersatz public dog park at the Parc on Powell project, a whole city block of rental apartments that go for $3000 per month for a one bedroom unit. Now they're going to build two dog parks right next to each other in the Park Ave area, a neighborhood that's going to absorb almost 1000 market rate all rental techie units associated with the Sherwin Williams project. That's a lot of dogs.
At least they can't be accused of not listening to their constituents.
And who's generally not included among their constituents? Poor people and families. These are the two groups that are being edged out of our town, all the overheated hyperbolic rhetoric from the City Council notwithstanding. Over the last ten years, Emeryville has grown exponentially but even with all that growth, families have actually been reduced in numbers. Emeryville's housing policy (in practice it's more of a lack of a policy) has resulted in a hemorrhaging of children, so much so that we're now the city with the fewest children in the whole East Bay. And poor people? They've been ignored and pushed out as the Council lets developers build residential projects to suit their stockholder's profit needs. The progressive Council majority so far has only managed to keep affordability from decreasing (they kept the status quo) at one project, in the aggregate, we're keeping on our headlong rush to provide safe haven for residential projects filled with dog loving single techies (girlfriends or wives welcome when applicable).
Two dog parks a block away from each other...nice!