building erection 2If at first you don’t succeed, circulate a petition. Or so seems to be the plan of those put off by the thought of a higher, denser Downtown. The city council’s recent decision to OK the construction of 100 and some 200 feet towers will be suspended and then revised or put on a public ballot if the Alliance for a Green and Livable Downtown manages to round up 5,558 signatures by August 20. Before you put your ‘X’ on anything, take a peek at what both sides are saying:

Nay: The plan does not support affordable housing. Many of the residences will reach the $900,000 – $1 million range (slightly beyond the means of even a Clog salary.)

Yae: Not so! Each of the million dollar units will contribute $200,000 to the Housing Trust Fund, which cushions home prices for low-income residents.

Nay: Big buildings take a hefty toll on the environment. They will increase greenhouse gas emissions, and nobody wants that.

Yae: True, but the plan would also allow people to live closer to where they work, decreasing the amount of vehicle emissions. According to the plan’s official-sounding Environmental Impact Report, the 700 new units would actually save 120 million pounds of greenhouse gasses in 15 years.

And if it makes any difference to you, ours truly (UC Berkeley) has its hands on two on-campus 100 footers ….

Image Source: unforth under Creative Commons.
Downtown Area Plan Faces Possible Suspension [Daily Cal]

Ricardo Gomez said:
Aug 5, 2009 at 2:50 pm

OMG just build already.

Eric said:
Aug 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm

I guess when you’ve already got your rent controlled apartment or Prop 13 protected house, it’s easy to say no to building housing for anyone else.

2011 target black friday ad said:
Jul 31, 2011 at 5:23 pm

fantastic post, very informative. I wonder why the other experts of this sector do not understand this. You should continue your writing. I’m sure, you have a huge readers’ base already!

Sean Ryatt said:
Mar 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm

\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”I definitely understand just where you actually are coming from Alex Bigman, nevertheless I also think it is major to observe that it is best to without doubt give consideration to hot air balloon flights. Although manned hot air balloons have been about since the 1780s, unmanned ones in actual fact go as far back to around 200 A.D.
Whilst today\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s air-propelled balloons supply several advantages over other flying devices, here are some of the primary ones:
They start or finish the day wonderfully, they\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’re practically vertigo-free, they are really sensation-free, they\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’re wind-propelled, they provide an excellent view, they\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’re quite secure and they\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’re very affordable.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”

Velia Konat said:
Mar 21, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I’m really inspired with your writing skills as neatly as with the structure in your blog. Is this a paid subject or did you modify it your self? Anyway stay up the nice high quality writing, it’s uncommon to look a great weblog like this one these days..

Free Submitter said:
Mar 22, 2012 at 9:05 am

The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

Luxury Homes said:
Mar 22, 2012 at 10:56 pm

I started asking yourself if My spouse and i must use this write-up on a web web page, Let me link it back for your website however. If, possibly that is a predicament please make me conscious and i will definately eliminate it immediately. I admire the valuable assist and advice you offer you within your articles. I will definitely book mark your write-up and get my colleagues check-up here routinely. We are reasonably positive they’ll discover plenty of interesting information below when compared to just about any person else .Thanks a great deal with regards to producing this facts.

Pregnancy Calculator said:
Mar 23, 2012 at 12:12 am

Thanks for any other magnificent post. The place else could anybody get that type of information in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I’m at the search for such information.

Doggy Facts said:
Mar 23, 2012 at 11:20 am

Cool post here.

medical entrance said:
Mar 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

Hey there Im curious if I may use this post in one of my blogs if I link back to you? Thanks

Foster Avinger said:
Mar 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Hi there! This article couldn’t be written any better! Going through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I’ll send this information to him. Pretty sure he will have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!