Election 2018: Measure JJ Asks Brisbane to Approve Housing Construction

28 min
at 10:30 AM
 (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

A 680-acre site in Brisbane symbolizes a California-wide debate over where to build much-needed housing. Measure JJ asks Brisbane voters to approve the construction of 2,000 housing units and retail space on a former landfill. Opponents of the measure say that a project of that size will double Brisbane's population and destroy its small town feel. Supporters of the measure fear not taking action will lead to state intervention and the building of even more housing units. We'll discuss the measure and why it's emblematic of larger state-wide housing issues.

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Guests:

Michele Salmon, chair, No on JJ campaign

Cliff Lentz, councilmember and former mayor, City of Brisbane

Marisa Kendall, reporter, Bay Area News Group

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