Senate District 13
Shelly Masur is currently Vice Mayor of Redwood City and Vice President of the Peninsula Division of California League of Cities. She believes the state should increase funding to build more affordable housing, and wants to incentivize housing built near transit and walkable areas. She has a history of supporting affordable housing production in Redwood City and is a self-identified YIMBY and a supporter of SB 50.
Get involved with Shelly’s campaign here.
Senate District 15
Dave Cortese is currently the County Supervisor for District 3 and serves as the Chair of the Housing, Land Use, Environment and Transportation Committee. Two of his priorities for Santa Clara County have been focused on increasing affordable housing and finding solutions to homelessness. He has expressed support for housing along transit-corridors and voted for the CASA Compact, and is committed to expanding access to affordable housing.
Get involved with Dave’s campaign here.
Assembly District 25
Alex Lee has worked as a Legislative Policy Advisor in the California State Senate and Assembly working on issues including housing, public safety, education and climate change. He believes housing is a human right and that the state must work towards building affordable housing faster, building stronger tenant protections, and take advantage of underused lots for mixed-use and mixed-income housing. He is a strong supporter of SB 50 and transit-oriented policies.
Get involved with Alex’s campaign here.
Measure E: SUPPORT
Measure E is a transfer tax on luxury homes and commercial properties valued at over $2 million. It will only apply when these properties are sold, and affects only the top two percent of the most valuable properties in San Jose. Measure E will support investments in affordable housing for veterans, teachers, and first responders, will help fund more innovative housing solutions, and help support services to transition the homeless off the streets.
The San Jose City Council passed an initial spending plan that would allocate funding as follows:
45% for extremely-low income households (below 30% AMI)
35% for very low income and low-income households (30-80% of AMI)
About 10% for moderate-income households (80-120% AMI)
10% for homeless prevention activities
Any changes to the spending plan would require 60 days notice for a public hearing and a ⅔ Council vote.
Learn more about the campaign here.