Mercury News: Bay Area voters poll results

Mercury News: Bay Area voters poll results

“They’re the twin demons plaguing Bay Area residents: the never-ending grind of bumper-to-bumper traffic and the ever-climbing cost of housing.

“But in a recent poll, voters said that when it comes to tackling those most vexing issues, they are far more willing to open their wallets to fix traffic problems than they are to support a wide-ranging plan to bring down high housing costs…

“JR Starrett, the advocacy and community engagement director for the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, said that Bay Area voters have demonstrated their support for bonds and other taxes for affordable housing in recent years, approving 14 out of 17 ballot measures in the region since 2015. ‘The results of the poll,’ he said, ‘are not in line with the results we’ve seen at the ballot box time and time again.’”

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Alina Harway