Proponents of Measure B say the project will ease the housing crunch and provide homes for seniors and veterans. Opponents say their reading of the measure doesn't guarantee that.
A campaign manager for Yes on Measure B was standing by at the news conference. He says the developers of Evergreen Senor Homes would be held accountable for their promise of affordable housing for seniors and veterans.
Some analysts says the city would be responsible for traffic mitigation expenses, but proponents say senior housing generates less traffic than traditional developments.
Tito Cortez, one of the veterans who spoke, said the average household income for vets is $59,000 in San Jose. He raised the question how a vet could afford a million dollar house? Andy Benkert, the Yes on B coordinator, said the vets' housing would be rental units.
The proposed development is currently 200 acres of vacant land, much of it bordering Yerba Buena Road.
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Coalition of vets & environmental groups join #SanJose Mayor @sliccardo to oppose Measure B on June ballot. If approved, 900+ homes would be built in foothills. Proponents say units will be available to seniors & vets. Vets at event say that claim is false. #abc7now pic.twitter.com/wnWFeNx1Pj— David Louie (@abc7david) May 9, 2018