Fairfield housing set for review

By From page A5 | May 07, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The public is invited to attend a May 14 meeting about an update of the housing element for the city’s General Plan.

Fairfield’s greatest housing needs – and challenges the city faces in the housing market – are among matters for review.

The 6 p.m. meeting will take place in the City Council chamber at 1000 Webster St. in Fairfield. Contact Brian Miller at 428-7446 or [email protected] for more information.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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  • Mr. SmithMay 06, 2014 - 4:34 am

    Let's see if the recent "community forum" on crime had any effect on the city's planners. Hmmmmm?

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  • JazzAzzMay 06, 2014 - 7:03 am

    And no more congested, low income section 8 housing projects. This area has more than it's share. Let them start building them over in Danville, Alamo, and the snooty areas over in Marin County, etc. etc. etc!!!!!

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  • rlw895May 06, 2014 - 7:52 am

    Or how about on the West Side;-).

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  • JazzAzzMay 06, 2014 - 7:58 am

    That too, also giving them a beautiful view of I-80 :-)

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  • CD BrooksMay 06, 2014 - 8:21 am

    Place a moratorium on all new residential construction. Focus on sale and clean-up/removal of existing properties. Consider whatever low income housing we now have ample. Invite new businesses and jobs. When beginning new construction again, I’d like to see “upscale townhouse” gated communities around this city. The “older” folks will appreciate that! ;)

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  • Mr. PracticalMay 06, 2014 - 5:20 pm

    CD, the downside would be wrecking havoc on our local economy. Construction trade folks are finally starting to get back to work. No simple answers.

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  • JazzAzzMay 06, 2014 - 7:16 pm

    Those construction workers can just commute their behinds over to Danville, Alamo, and the ritzy parts of Marin County, where they need to build their share of these modern day section 8 PROJECTS. We've had enough of OUR SHARE!!!!!

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  • Mr. PracticalMay 06, 2014 - 7:34 pm

    Who said anything about Section 8 housing?

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  • JazzAzzMay 06, 2014 - 7:44 pm

    That is what generally happens when Fairfield's Housing gets reviewed, and if the Bay Area Government Body gets involved, wanting more of it built here, for lower income families. Let the crap be built somewhere else!!!!!!

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  • Mr. PracticalMay 06, 2014 - 8:08 pm

    I completely agree with you but you have some things wrong. The Bay Area plan is more involved with infill and transit oriented development , not necessarily low income housing. Cites have to be in compliance with the California Housing Element law that requires planning for affordable housing. The state would be the appropriate tree to bark up, not the cities.

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  • JazzAzzMay 06, 2014 - 8:18 pm

    I am fairly certain that those ritzy areas I mentioned have none or very little if any.

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  • http://www.city-data.com/forum/san-francisco-oakland/1742696-danville-residents-challenge-low-income-housing.htmlMay 06, 2014 - 8:21 pm

    Residents in Danville say, NOT IN OUR TOWN>>LOL

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  • http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_22828785/danville-town-council-gets-earful-controversial-housing-planMay 06, 2014 - 8:25 pm

    Why not just build them in Fairfield. They're suckers, and need more shootings anyway

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  • http://danville.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/danville-moves-forward-with-affordable-housing-requirementsMay 06, 2014 - 8:27 pm

    Read this one

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  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alamo,_CaliforniaMay 06, 2014 - 8:30 pm

    Try to find if they built any here with their median income, one of the wealthiest communities there is. Just keepdumping on Fairfield/Suisun, we're suckers, and need more gangs, shootings too :-)

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  • TylerMay 07, 2014 - 6:15 am

    Low income allotments can be nothing but senior housing. That's what Marin builds. FF already has more than its share of low income family housing. FF has replaced Vallejo, I think, as the dumping ground for the county, and this only benefits the government entities that administer the myriad of police and social services the low income crowd requires. Relying on construction as the only means to raise employment numbers, without the addition of mortgage-paying permanent jobs, does nothing but keep FF housing prices on a roller coaster. They shoot up or down depending on what jobs and layoffs are created elsewhere.

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  • Mr. SmithMay 06, 2014 - 7:53 pm

    Here's a simple answer, Mr. P: No more cheap apartments or section 8 housing! What part of that don't you understand?

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  • Mr. PracticalMay 06, 2014 - 8:11 pm

    Mr. Smith, I'm not sure how my comment got perceived as supporting construction of low income or Section 8 housing. My comment was in response to his suggestion of a moratorium on all residential construction.

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  • Mr. SmithMay 06, 2014 - 8:43 pm

    My apologies, Mr. P. You have been one of the few voices of reason on this forum.

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  • sandra hoffmannMay 07, 2014 - 4:29 pm

    On the humor side, I'm a great cook but there's nobody to eat it because there's nobody at work to come home n eat malr wise..though that is not why I am commenting. on the serious side now, I am commenting because nobody has mentioned anything about things for the children of our town to do. no wonder the the crime murder hike!!! Build and bring back the roller rink and bowling alley,,but make it reasonably priced you business money hungry people!! no wonder we don't do anything with our family.. because we can't afford itas a whole family!!! to do anything, us lowlife sec 8 SINGLE MOMS that cant afford to even get to grocery store (sorry wasnt lucky In life like you) cab to-fro? Aprox for me $15.00!! The bus you say? Right...Just saying thank you for listening.

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  • Tax PayerMay 07, 2014 - 4:45 am

    Build low income and section 8 and they will come. It is proven that this is a big priority in cities. The more that come in will further worsen the already violent neighborhoods that exist. Oh well on the bright side more police will be hired to try to steam the tide! The good ole California way of doing business. Drive out middle incomers and bring in the low incomers. It is better for the voting base for generations to come.

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  • 2realMay 07, 2014 - 8:11 am

    Section 8 and low income are two different things. I was at one point low income and still have family that would consider themselves low income. Id like to see some of you people lose your job or take a pay cut and be forced to live in these areas. Alot of low income areas are bad. But not everyone living in them is! Unfortunately, we all arent born on a silver platter. Low income is income which means paying taxes and being a member of the workforce. At least their working! They could hold a sign or be infront of home depot. Lets not bash people that cant afford to live the way you live.

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  • TylerMay 07, 2014 - 5:57 pm

    In government parlance, "low income housing" means housing subsidized by government. That can be section 8 or special residences requiring means-testing before you move in to determine what rent you pay. You say you pay taxes. If you're low income, I imagine you get back most of what your income tax and you call it a tax refund. Additionally, if you're low income, you no doubt qualify for an even higher "refund" called the Earned Income Tax Credit. When the money you pay in is less than what you receive from government, someone else is working to pay you.

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  • General Fadi BasemMay 07, 2014 - 10:32 pm

    It has recently been ruled by a court that it is ok for Frisco to truck their garbage into the P-Hills landfill. They really should find a place within the city/county of Frisco to dump their trash. Likewise, the trash humans from that city and surrounding cities are trucked into Solano County to be placed in a landfill for humans in the form of apartment buildings and "single family" homes which frequently harbor as many as five familys each. A culling of the herd would seem to be in order......

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