The only realistic way to solve our local housing shortage is to build more housing!
Over the past 15 years, for each new housing unit constructed in Culver City, we’ve added 49 new jobs. It’s not surprising that home prices in Culver City have doubled in just the past eight years. Many thousands of people who work here can’t afford to live here, and so they are forced to buy homes in far-away suburbs and commute.
If only we were able to provide suitable housing locally, there would be many environmental benefits including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, fewer vehicle miles travelled, more walking, more biking, and more public transit use.
I fully support the efforts being made here in Culver City to re-evaluate zoning citywide and to permit much more multi-family housing to be built.