Mercury News: Experts: Urgent cures required for Bay Area housing, traffic ailments

Mercury News: Experts: Urgent cures required for Bay Area housing, traffic ailments
April 13, 2018 Peter

(4-13-2018 Campbell, CA) State Sen. Scott Wiener speaks at a Silicon Valley
Leadership Group Economic Forum in Campbell.  Out-of-the-box -- and urgent
-- remedies are required if the Bay Area and the rest of California can
begin to cure a forbidding array of ailments that can imperil the region's
economic health, experts urged during an economic conference on Friday.

George Avalos / Bay Area News GroupInnovative — and swift — remedies are required if the Bay Area and the rest of California can begin to cure a forbidding array of ailments poised to imperil the region’s economic health, experts urged during an economic conference Friday. “We have a housing crisis and we have a mobility crisis,” Alix Bockelman, deputy director of the Metroplitan Transportation Commission, said during one of several panels that held discussions, offered opinions and answered questions at the gathering. The 2018 Regional Economic Forum, sponsored by Silicon Valley Leadership Group, heard from numerous experts who outlined the worsening housing and traffic messes in the Bay Area and other parts of California. “Education is a challenge, transportation is a frustration, housing is a crisis,” Carl Guardino, president of the leadership group, told this news organization after the forum concluded. “Housing is by far the biggest impediment to our quality of life and our economic opportunities.”

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