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Old 11-07-2012, 01:02 AM
 
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Then those should find closer jobs and/or housing. With more people will come more use of (& demand for) mass transit. I say bring 'em on.
Easier said than done when you have a chronic housing shortage and the resultant sky high home prices and rents. Yes, some people could probably make different trade offs...but for a lot of people it is a real Catch 22.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:34 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Then those should find closer jobs and/or housing. With more people will come more use of (& demand for) mass transit. I say bring 'em on.
Unless they are inextricably wed to their cars.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:42 AM
 
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Unless they are inextricably wed to their cars.
In which case I'm not going to be too concerned if they have to share the roads with those who currently live here that are also inextricably wed to their cars.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:52 AM
 
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It is also important to keep in mind that density is not only decisive factor for walkability and transit friendliness; it is more important how the city itself is structured; for example, Seattle has same population density, but walkability and transit is much better. Besides average population density is very incorrect meausure (check Palo Alto - it oficially has low density, because of large piece of land attached to it) but actually has high. Right measurement unit is the percentage of people living in high density (> 6000 per sq. mile) areas.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:11 PM
 
Location: the illegal immigrant state
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It may matter when allocating federal funds.
Yeah.

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There are probably a good many that aren't counted, but nevertheless live here.
Unfortunatley, yes.

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Any chance San Jose will ever let go of it's bizarre grip on other parts of the SV that it reaches into? (i.e. areas near campbell, cupertino, between campbell and santa clara)?

I'd love to have been a fly on the wall when all that was decided. It's like they spilled a can of paint on a map and said, "Well, there you have it."
No, SJ's government will continue to annex anything they can so they can fatten their tax base to spend on themselves.

That being, my fantasy would be for parts of SJ to be divided into smaller cities or incorporated into demographically-similar nearby cities.

Ideally, Willow Glen would unincorporate from SJ and more of the areas bordering Campbell would become part of that city which, itself, came into existence just to avoid incorporation by San Jose.

South San Jose is so big it could constitute a separate city.

The Almaden Valley could incorporate into Los Gatos which I think it's residents would be glad to do.

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That's why many choose to live here - they don't want to live stacked on top of each other like NYC or SF. A little space is a good thing, especially with great weather in which to enjoy it.
Yes and no. Space is good for where one lives- no shared walls- but it results in a 10-20min+ drive to... anywhere. :/

Overall, I'm sure that with our illegal immigrant and otherwise hispanic population mass-reproducing that we'll hit 1M. That's not so much the question as is what the city will actually be like when it's more swollen with ignorant, violent, low-income people who insist they have a right whatever they want, e.g. free educations/healthcare/housing and then find themselves having no one else to tax into oblivion to pay for it.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:25 PM
 
Location: La Mirada
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I would not be surprised if it is not 1 million now. Lot of apartment construction along Tasman Drive (North San Jose).
You meant you would not be surprised if it WAS one million now, correct?
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