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Legacy Partners asks city to waive low-cost housing rules

SamTrans and Legacy are at it again.

A public agency (SamTrans) wants to lease public land along the railroad right of way property to a private developer to build the largest housing project that San Carlos has ever seen. Legacy Partners (the private developer) are asking the city to drop or reduce affordable housing requirements for the project.

Once again this is public land that a public agency is providing to a private developer and that developer has hired a lawyer that is preparing or at least threatening to sue the city so that they do not have to meet the city’s affordable housing requirement.

To quote Stephen Colbert: “Shamelessness is a wonderful part of the character.” Clearly SamTrans and Legacy have no character or conscience.

I didn’t think there was a way to further alienate San Carlans to oppose this project but SamTrans and Legacy have managed to do so yet again.

Well played SamTrans & Legacy Partners!