Strengthen our community: ‘yes’ on Z

Fellow Alameda residents:
In the next seven years Alameda is going to be required by the state to build more than 4,900 residences in our community. Given this fact, I would like to implore you to vote “yes” on Measure Z.

Measure Z has zero impact on the number of homes that will be added to our community, but it will allow our Planning Board to deliberately add this new housing in ways that strengthen our community — homes near transit hubs and near struggling small businesses. This is growth that can further reinforce our motto, that “everyone belongs here,” regardless of your ability to buy or rent a single-family home.

— Rachel Lee