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Viewpoint - May 28, 2021

Letter to the editor

Jobs and housing

The Almanac stated in "Local towns face increased state housing requirements" in its May 14 issue (that) "San Mateo County is confronting a housing shortage. Since 2010, just 10,000 homes have been built, while 100,000 jobs have been created."

Why not fill the 100,000 jobs with the occupants of the 10,000 new homes — with the people that are already here? Support our local communities! Stop bringing people in from other parts of the state and world. This only contributes to more sardines packed into one can, traffic congestion, accidents, road rage, a higher cost of living and more mental and physical stress for everyone. Our governor and many of our cities talk about the need to conquer global warming and rising tides, but these actions only add to the intensity of global warming. How about providing jobs and housing for our local community first and foremost?

Jackie Leonard-Dimmick

Walnut Avenue, Atherton


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