Jobs Housing Scam 

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CA  Counties Jobs : House 1997 New Jobs :
New Housing
1984-2000 from the Briefing Book
San Bernardino 0.9 : 1 2.9 : 1
Sacramento 1.3 : 1 3.2 : 1
Orange 1.5 : 1 4.7 : 1
San Diego 1 : 1 5.4 : 1
Alameda 1.2 : 1 5.4 : 1
Santa Clara 1.8 : 1 8.6 : 1
Los Angeles 1.3 : 1 9.4 : 1
San Mateo 1.3 : 1 10.8 : 1
San Francisco 1.6 : 1 15.8 : 1
Our California Politicians voted on Infill housing throughout the state based on the following ratio:- the change in jobs (new jobs) to the change in housing (new housing) from 1984 to 2000. See table opposite.As provided in the Smart Growth Caucus Briefing Book.  
What was not in this briefing was the final ratio of the number of jobs to houses (opposite).   For 1997 (the latest record). A ratio of 1.4 jobs to 1 house would be considered Balanced.    

So in fact California has a healthy, balanced Jobs to Housing Ratio of 1.2 to 1, despite what our politicians have been told.  That is 12,912,530 to 11,041,716 see tables on this page:- Growth in Nonfarm Jobs, 1990-1997 versus Growth in Occupied Housing Units, 1990-1997

In fact in California between 1990-97 Jobs increased +4.2% but Houses +6.4% (see tables below) both lagging population growth at 9.8%, mind you.

Time to Ask our Politicians to re-examine the data and let market forces and public demand govern the TYPE of housing development and repeal the "Infill" Housing Bills burdening all our cities' general plans.  Especially in this unpredicted time of recession. (Every city's General Plan is forced to include a state mandated quota of new housing)
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