Housing Affordability in Silicon Valley: Candidate Forum Series #2

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Sunnyvale Elks Lodge 2128 (Pastoria Banquet Hall)

375 North Pastoria Ave, CA 94085

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Join us for a joint Santa Clara Co. Board Supervisor District 3 and Senate District 13 Candidate Forum focusing on Housing Affordability.

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Join friends and neighbors on Tuesday, October 15th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Housing Affordability in Silicon Valley candidate forum featuring candidates for Santa Clara County Supervisor District 3 and CA State Senate District 13.

The forum will be held at Sunnyvale Elks Lodge 2128 in the Pastoria Banquet Hall. Space is limited. Reserve your seat at https://tinyurl.com/SVHForum. Questions or for more information, please contact Mario B. Lopez at info@svh-actionfund.org.

Why is this forum important? Voters throughout the Bay Area have consistently ranked the cost of housing as a top concern. Over 8 in 10 believe the cost of housing is an extremely serious problem in what some have called a “crisis.”

In Silicon Valley, one would need an hourly wage of $54 for a two-bedroom apartment yet the mean hourly wage is about $38. Consequently, more and more residents find themselves priced out of the neighborhoods they have come to call home.

Simultaneously, the Bay Area has experienced a significant jobs-to-housing imbalance. Since 2010, the Bay Area has added 722,000 jobs but constructed only about 106,000 housing units. This subsequently has meant residents are traveling outside of the Bay Area for work contributing to traffic congestion.

In order to address the housing affordability crisis in Silicon Valley, and across the Bay Area, bold leadership is required. As such, SV@Home’s Action Fund in partnership with TechEquity Collaborative, CA YIMBY, and Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits will host a series of nonpartisan candidate forums featuring candidates for San Jose City Council, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, and California State Senate and Assembly districts. Local sponsors for the forum include Livable Sunnyvale and Sunnyvale Community Services.

The intent is to provide the space and opportunity to inform voters about the challenges confronting the Production, Preservation and Protection of housing affordability locally, regionally, and across the state. It will also be an opportunity for candidates for city council, Board of Supervisors and state Senate and Assembly to share their vision and goals for making a Silicon Valley a home for all - and for voters to make a candidate choice before casting their vote.

Candidates:

Santa Clara County Board Supervisor District 3: Hon. Magdalena Carrasco, Hon. Kansen Chu, Otto Lee and John Leyba.

CA State Senate District 13: Hon. Michael Brownrigg, Sally Lieber, Hon. Shelly Masur, Hon. Annie Oliva, Josh Becker, Hon. Annie Oliva*

*Candidate was invited but unable to confirm

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Sunnyvale Elks Lodge 2128 (Pastoria Banquet Hall)

375 North Pastoria Ave, CA 94085

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

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