City-imposed restraints on land use for economic development stifles diversity in types of jobs, homes and – ultimately – success in our community.

Pushing new job creation into surrounding counties is a barrier for people without reliable transportation, those who use public transportation and people who rely on child care that doesn’t have extended hours.

Focusing only on infill redevelopment increases inequity and gentrification in our neighborhoods. Too often, longtime residents are displaced by gentrification, and many families can’t afford to buy homes they had been renting for years.

Home prices across the community have become out of reach for many. There were NO homes built in 2021 under $200,000 that were available for the general public to purchase.

The median home price is now $260,000. Even people making $20 an hour would need a raise of more than 70 percent to afford that price.

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