Another reason to vote ‘yes’ on Measure Z

Alameda is being required by state and regional authorities to build about 5,000 new homes in the next few years — this will happen with or without Article 26, because state law supersedes city law.

But by removing Article 26, we can build smaller multifamily units that are more affordable by design and can reduce traffic by 30 percent by placing them closer to transportation options, compared to single-family housing.

I’ll restate — if you want maximum traffic, vote “no” on Z. If you want minimum traffic, vote “yes”on Z. The number of new units will not go up or down with the passage of Measure Z, all we’re deciding is what kind of housing we’re allowed to have.

— Jason Buckley