I support Measure Z

Another Alameda homeowner here in favor of Measure Z, racial justice and sound city planning. I too worry about traffic, architecture, character and adequate infrastructure. But we have no choice. More housing is coming; the state mandates it and Article 26 doesn’t let us make the best choices about where the new housing should go, e.g. near transit centers.

Measure Z will allow more nuanced city planning. More importantly, more housing means more affordable housing and a step towards addressing economic barriers to renting and homeownership in Alameda, barriers that have a disparate impact on our communities of color. Please join me in voting “yes” on Measure Z.

— Jono Soglin