News Coverage Round Up: Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Puts Housing Bond on the Ballot

News Coverage Round Up: Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Puts Housing Bond on the Ballot

On June 21st, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place an affordable housing bond on the November ballot. More than 200 homeless and housing advocates filled the Santa Clara County Supervisors chambers to urge passage of a $950 million bond that would house homeless and low-income veterans, seniors, people with disabilities and working families. Please click here for more information on the bond and review the links below for media coverage of the vote:

 

KTUV before the vote “We heard stories of survival, we heard stories of resilience, we heard stories of the ability of the human spirit to triumph over all kinds of forms of adversity” – San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo

 

Other stories before the vote:

 

Mercury News:  Santa Clara County property tax for homeless housing going to voters

 

Silicon Valley Business Journal: Business aims for influence in county housing bond

 

CBS local: Santa Clara County Officials Consider $950M Housing Bond Measure

 

Associated Press: Santa Clara County Considers Measure to Improve Housing

 

Mercury News Op-Ed

 

 

Stories after the vote:

 

Silicon Valley Business Journal: Will voters ante up $1.9 billion for affordable housing?

 

Mercury News: Santa Clara County property tax for homeless housing goes to voters

Sarah Gudernatch