My comment is really more focused on transportation, to help people connect with communities where the cost of housing is cheaper. I work on the [San Francisco] Peninsula, I’m a realtor, and it would be nice to have a train or something to connect the two communities in general. I think there’s a lot of people who work at Facebook or Google or other places who think they are priced out of the Peninsula where they, of course, want to be. They love to be near transportation to get them around to places. I think having that type of infrastructure in the Bay Area specifically would be huge. We spend so much time in our cars and clogging up highways; [it] isn’t really an effective way to feel better about our community and the Bay Area we live in.
Phil, San Francisco:
I’m a native Californian and thusly I know that 50 years ago we were roughly a third of the population we are now. At that time New York was ahead of us in population, then we caught up, passed them up, and at some point in the ensuing decades California had enough population to overtake New York and Texas, the No. 2 and No. 3 in population. So is housing all that we want? Or do we need urban planning and integration of population and systems of education, and of supply and demand of goods and services? Eureka if we get there!