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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Alameda County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Smart Voter

Rakesh Sharma
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Fremont


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Fremont, Newark, Union City and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. (Increase affordable housing) What would you do to increase the supply of affordable housing now that we no longer have redevelopment?

On February 1, 2012, all redevelopment agencies in California were dissolved. Prior to their dissolution, redevelopment agencies in California received over five billion dollars in property tax revenues annually to address urban blight in the community that established the redevelopment agencies. Redevelopment money was a major source of funding for affordable housing. The challenge for Fremont is to secure funds for affordable housing and economic development. Fremont should consider business improvement districts assessments. Funds to be used for economic development projects. Fremont should explore regulatory approaches to support the development of affordable housing. For example zoning, density, parking requirements etc.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' responses are presented as submitted. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

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