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INAUGURAL SAN JOSE POWER POLL SHOWS OPPOSITION TO INCREASING HOUSING DENSITY

September 6, 2021

Ninety-four percent of all residential land in San Jose is restricted to single-family homes. The city council will soon consider a proposal to permit denser housing in such neighborhoods. This so-called Opportunity Housing plan would permit the construction of duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes...

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DEBATE OVER FATE OF SAN JOSE’S SINGLE-FAMILY ZONING RULES HEATS UP

August 4, 2021

With the debate intensifying over what some city leaders are calling one of the most pivotal decisions they’ll make for years to come — whether to eliminate traditional single-family zoning in San Jose — one council member has come up with an alternative proposal...

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SAN JOSE LAWMAKER REJECTS OPPORTUNITY HOUSING, TOUTS SMART GROWTH

August 4, 2021

Supporters of a controversial plan to build denser housing throughout San Jose say it will help the city meet its affordable housing goals. But one councilmember says there’s a better solution: holding the city accountable for a housing plan it already has to implement...