Not what Alameda needs right now

Editor:

At end of the comments on traffic by Mark Greenside ("Our City Needs Sensible Traffic Plan," April 9), he writes that Alameda needs slow growth, affordable housing and a traffic plan.

He is right about slow growth, as a fortunate Alameda homeowner I would like to say that Greenside is not right about affordable housing. Alameda does not need state-forced "low-cost housing." when all types of Alameda housing is affordable. Ask any Realtor.

Alameda is prime property and only the most expensive homes should be built on expensive property. The city would collect much higher tax per parcel. That’s without a high-population drain on city services, not to mention less auto traffic generated from single-family homes compared to multiple-occupancy housing.

Phil Tribuzio