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Saturday, March 02, 2019

Solve the housing crisis? Silicon Valley leaders hash it out

Solve the housing crisis? Silicon Valley leaders hash it out: Connect the Bay Area’s 27 transit agencies. Build more housing near transportation hubs. Write new zoning rules in Sacramento. And try again on a failed local housing bond.

That’s the way to tackle the Bay Area’s housing crunch and traffic woes, according to a group of high-powered local and state leaders who gathered in Campbell on Friday. The tone of the day — dubbed the 2019 Silicon Valley Regional Economic Forum — was cautiously optimistic, as experts laid out possible solutions, pointed out obstacles, and highlighted recent failures and successes.