The case for more housing in Contra Costa County

​There's a very simple lesson in economics: scarcity drives price. Take a good that most people need, like food, water, or even flashlights, and if there's a run on that good causing a shortage, price will shoot up. That's what's happening right now in real estate throughout the Bay Area but particularly in Contra Costa … Continue reading The case for more housing in Contra Costa County

Some new data on the housing deficit

All of our local issues stem our affordable housing problem. Public safety, public health, education, transportation, and even environment, core issue that we as Democrats care about, each have a substantial stake in the affordable housing crisis. That’s the bad news, and unfortunately it gets worse. Nearly 98% of cities and counties in California have a “housing … Continue reading Some new data on the housing deficit