The Above video is from a lecture given by noted economist Milton Friedman to students at Cornell University. In the late seventies, the large public housing of the 1960s were widely acknowledged to be failures for various reasons Professor Friedman lists.
Up until a few years ago affordable housing has been integrated with market rate housing. It has been determined to be the best approach for both the families living in affordable housing and the landlords to minimize the problems associated with isolated communities of low income people.
Marinwood Lucas (5.68 square miles) is targeted for 71% of all Affordable Housing in unincorporated Marin with large 100% affordable housing complexes!
We must not only ask ourselves, "Is this the best we can do for our community?" but also ask "Is this the best we can do for the hundreds of low income families that will live among us?"
Wouldn't a strategy to integrate low income housing in ALL NEIGHBORHOODS in Marin be better for them?
Have we not learned from the failures of the past?
GET INVOLVED. CONTACT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. TELL THEM REVISE THE HOUSING ELEMENT.