Aptos site could be new home for affordable housing

County leaders are pressing forward with plans to make room for more affordable housing. Full Story
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Lido

Santa Cruz, CA

#1 Nov 18, 2008
There goes the neighborhood.
realist

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Nov 18, 2008
Time to change the name from Aptos to Aptosville. Did the board of supes decide which gang would have control over this social engineering project? How many more cops will they need to hire? How about a helicopter landing pad for the free trips to the hospital when the stabbings start?

“On your left”

Since: May 08

Watsonville

#3 Nov 18, 2008
Wow, our Supes must have found a new water supply and the money needed to totally redesign the intersection of Rio del Mar Blvd. and Clubhouse Drive.

Our Supe says there is no choice but there is; just say No to the State of California. No housing should be allowed if our natural resources don't support that growth.
so tired of it

San Jose, CA

#4 Nov 18, 2008
Traffic is so bad in that area now. High density is not needed in that area. It really should not happen.
HUH

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Nov 18, 2008
40 homes on 2 acres! HAHAHA! 20 feett from the creek? HAHAHAHA! Well I guess it's shorter throw to get rid of all those Corona bottles.
Aptos Resident

Santa Cruz, CA

#8 Nov 18, 2008
At first when reading this article, I was excited for this. But after reading these comments, I am unhappy.

You're right, it will probably bring trash to Aptos, which is, as of now, a relatively "nice" area. Guess it won't be any longer.

I'd like to say Aptos is the "nicer" part of Santa Cruz County today, but I guess we're getting sucked in with the rest of the County, too.
Seacliff Local

Felton, CA

#9 Nov 18, 2008
Guess I am a little confused about why Perie was in such a tizzy about the Par 3 location but this one seems to work...what's up with that???
loweryourstandar ds

Santa Cruz, CA

#10 Nov 18, 2008
We don't enforce the 50 ft setback (oh, and the code says it's even more if there's riparian woodland there, but that is never interpreted toward the protection of the riparian) anyway, so might as well drop it to 20...(sarcasm). Seriously, riparian corridor protection is a basic tenet of watershed management and sustainable land use planning. When are we going to realize that there are limitations on development potential and live within our environmental means? The environmental credit crisis will be coming soon...And on the micro-scale, I'm sure the new homeowners will soon be whining about the critters in the creek, the logjams which threaten them and the high water - which inevitably will come.
County Supes make new law

Santa Cruz, CA

#11 Nov 18, 2008
You've got to be kidding. A twenty foot setback is NOT enough Set back from a creek.
This project will be flooded. It's amazing how the county will bend their own rules. As for the low income that just sucks. This is really a good area what with all the community activities. I hope they screen all applicants really well!
myron

San Francisco, CA

#12 Nov 18, 2008
We can't have open space. We must build.

Who cares about traffic or community? Who cares about being "green" and who cares about water supply?

We must build
No way

United States

#13 Nov 18, 2008
This is across from Safeway, not near Clubhouse. I see that someone just put their house up for sale on that street, good luck to him. Low income housing= importing the gangs and the trouble. If they have problems making rent or payments, they just move in more people to share the house.
wildman

Santa Cruz, CA

#14 Nov 18, 2008
Watsonville and Live Oak should not be allowed to have all the gangs. It's about time they begin to share the wealth, and it is consistent with the Obama plan.
its funny

Santa Cruz, CA

#16 Nov 18, 2008
I bet 90% of the people who post on this message board are would qualify for affordable housing. If you are a family of 4, and make $100,000 you would qualify to live in this type of housing. Get over yourselvs...
its funny

Santa Cruz, CA

#17 Nov 18, 2008
Also...good point wildman...affordable housing has been earmarked in Live Oak/Watsonville for sometime...its time so spread it out across our entire community.
No More Pirie

San Jose, CA

#19 Nov 18, 2008
NO LOW INCOME wrote:
This is BS!! Funny how the County let go of the Par3 site which would have had approx 90 units of low income c.r.a.p....Now they slip in 40 units behind our backs and once again bend the rules, will this one be an unsitely three stories also?
After all that the county planning makes us go through to improve our own land, they will so easily bend the rules in their favor. Well Ellen Pirie, if this abuse of the rules is allowed by the county, you will never get my vote again, and I will be sure to rally everyone I know against you for whatever office you seek in the future. If this happens, it will be clear that you have no concern for the environment. I have no issue with affordable housing, but it must go in a place that is suited for it and not in a place where our environmental rules are compromised.
Kate

Richmond, CA

#20 Nov 18, 2008
Hey I live in Live Oak and my husband and I qualified for a Measure J condo. If you and your partner make under $75K per year, are first time home buyers and work full time you too can buy a two bedroom condo for $200k...two blocks from the beach.

Not all low income families are trash. We take pride in where we are and are extremely thankful that we were able to purchase a home in SC.
seacliff drive

Watsonville, CA

#21 Nov 18, 2008
HUH wrote:
40 homes on 2 acres! HAHAHA! 20 feett from the creek? HAHAHAHA! Well I guess it's shorter throw to get rid of all those Corona bottles.
reread the article, foolio.
Booobies

Santa Cruz, CA

#22 Nov 18, 2008
Thank You.. Most that qualify are hard workers and deserve the benefits.
Kate wrote:
Hey I live in Live Oak and my husband and I qualified for a Measure J condo. If you and your partner make under $75K per year, are first time home buyers and work full time you too can buy a two bedroom condo for $200k...two blocks from the beach.
Not all low income families are trash. We take pride in where we are and are extremely thankful that we were able to purchase a home in SC.
Pet Kattle

San Francisco, CA

#23 Nov 18, 2008
The neighbors in this area of Aptos, and one of the nicest, are going to get absolutely screwed on this deal. This part of Aptos has become anchored by upper middle class neighbors, very nice shopping locations, and many other improvements indicative of a high property tax base jurisdiction similar to a Woodside or Mill Valley. One diseased rat on a luxury liner is enough to sink the entire ship. Read: Low income housing attracts diseased vermin. Just be vocal and visible my neighbors and you can prevent this catastrophe from happening. Ellen Pirie - shame on you? Is nothing sacred anymore?
Crimp

Daly City, CA

#24 Nov 18, 2008
Booobies wrote:
Like white people don't need affordable housing. Most of you live in trailers or use all your income on drugs. Affordable housing equals extra money for your drugs... Stop being scared of Mexicans.. most of you white people are scarier than them.
Before you start accusing me of being Latino, notice I used the words "you" and "them"....so zip it.
I 'noticed' your name and no longer took you seriously in any way.

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