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George Lucas might build affordable housing
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/20/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists

Posted on 05/20/2012 12:20:42 PM PDT by SmithL

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas could, indeed, make good on his idea of building affordable housing right next door to the high-income NIMBYs who blocked his plans for a production studio near his Lucas Valley ranch complex.

His Marin County neighbors and conservationists have dismissed Lucas' musings as sour grapes, and say low-income housing could never be built in such a remote and environmentally sensitive location.

But those in the know disagree.

There's a feeling on the Board of Supervisors, which has final say over the project, that it fits into the county's desire for more low-income housing - and by the way, the land is already zoned for residential use.

The real question may not be political approval - it's whether Lucas can raise the money to make the project work.

Building is something Lucas appears to be very fond of doing, according to officials in San Anselmo, who say he is constantly buying properties around his home there and fixing them up.

He even buys commercial properties, tears them down and replaces them with miniparks.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: affordablehousing; georgelucas; haha; marincounty; nimby; propertyrights

1 posted on 05/20/2012 12:20:54 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

so he wants to get back at his neighbors by allowing the riff-raff to move in?

nice thinking about “the little people”, liberal


2 posted on 05/20/2012 12:28:05 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in Palin/Gingrich)
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To: SmithL

He could also team up with a local tribe and build a Hotel/Casino and a gas station -— maybe even a power plant.


3 posted on 05/20/2012 12:28:37 PM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: SmithL

I’d be interested to know exactly how Marin County defines “low income housing”. I’m guessing it isn’t Section 8 apartments.


4 posted on 05/20/2012 12:30:20 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SmithL

Its like that in Maryland.

The Dems are endlessly raising our taxes many for the environment and green energy mandates while approving more and more development in heavily wooded areas for the sake of affordable housing, all while our home values are still dropping.

One benefit : The new people vote Democrat giving the them absolute unchallengeable power.


5 posted on 05/20/2012 12:32:27 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: sickoflibs
Let's hope it works and all the riff raff moves to these liberal bastions.
6 posted on 05/20/2012 12:35:36 PM PDT by ontap
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To: SmithL

“I have altered the deal. Pray I do not alter it further.”


7 posted on 05/20/2012 12:37:49 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Baynative
his land.. his choice of use
nuclear/fusion power plant, would be great. :-P

yoda: "be with you, the (powerful :) force"

8 posted on 05/20/2012 12:40:32 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: SmithL

The real Marxist useful idiot base of the Rat party will help him in any way possible.


9 posted on 05/20/2012 12:41:10 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Mr. K

Yeah that’s the way it struck me too. Wants to punish the neighbors with poor folks.


10 posted on 05/20/2012 12:42:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: sickoflibs

” The Dems are endlessly raising our taxes many for the environment and green energy mandates while approving more and more development in heavily wooded areas for the sake of affordable housing, all while our home values are still dropping.

One benefit : The new people vote Democrat giving the them absolute unchallengeable power.”

Hey, how bout that?


11 posted on 05/20/2012 12:42:49 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Mr. K
The rich leftist liberals in Marin deserve section 8 housing right next door, and have for thirty years.

May they reap what they sow, in spades.

12 posted on 05/20/2012 12:44:59 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: SmithL

Section 8 is the Liberals’ secret weapon they use to destroy those who oppose them.


13 posted on 05/20/2012 12:50:17 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: SmithL

Affordable to whom? Certainly not the taxpayers. “Affordable” has become a euphemism for theft from the taxpayers.


14 posted on 05/20/2012 1:03:26 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: SmithL

Would he walk through the neighborhood he built, though, once occupied . . . ?


15 posted on 05/20/2012 1:24:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SmithL
He even buys commercial properties, tears them down and replaces them with miniparks
Whoops; missed this one before. So not only is he building houses for riffraff, he’s tearing down places where they could actually work for a living . . . ? If I had his kind of money, I would be trying to reindustrialize the country so we would no longer be dependent on enemies and other rogue countries for things vital to our lives.
16 posted on 05/20/2012 1:28:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SmithL

Rules of life the Marin whackos forgot:
1. Make sure you know who really is in control.
2. Remember the Golden Rule (Who has the gold, makes the rule.).


17 posted on 05/20/2012 1:29:27 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: SmithL

Hilarious, they don’t want those low down people dirtying up their pretentious “environmentally sensitive” enclave for the filthy rich.


18 posted on 05/20/2012 1:30:06 PM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: SmithL
If I had a nice home there, I'd be going out and trapping endangered animals really quickly before he got the building permit.

Let's see if he gets his ghetto built when the eco-hippie naturalist surveyors find his site is already occupied by endangered Stephen's Kangaroo Rats.

"Gee, George... Too bad that they found a nest of them endangered Pacific Tit-lipped bitch-crickets on your property. Tough break, HAH? Gosh, NOW whatcha gonna do?", I'd tell him between noisy bites of an apple.

19 posted on 05/20/2012 1:35:59 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: Daveinyork
San Diego has a definition of the CA approach to “affordable housing”.

http://www.sandiego.gov/housing/whatis.shtml

Note the 15% requirement, no wonder the County supervisors want them to be built.

20 posted on 05/20/2012 1:46:19 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: SmithL
Now if they could just get some section 8 housing right next to Nancy Pelosi’s vineyard in the Napa valley. Liberals are the purest hypocrites. They will move and trash up another area of the country with their failed policies ie Oregon and Montana.
21 posted on 05/20/2012 1:49:17 PM PDT by pterional
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To: Charles Martel

Exactly my thought too...

I’d say houses under a quarter million.


22 posted on 05/20/2012 1:50:08 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre; Charles Martel

then again...

out there, a quarter million dollar house probably IS section 8 material.


23 posted on 05/20/2012 1:52:50 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: SmithL

“whether Lucas can raise the money” ???

George Lucas ought to have enough of his own cash to build several developments.


24 posted on 05/20/2012 1:59:50 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: SmithL

Otherwise you just can’t get good help.


25 posted on 05/20/2012 2:02:56 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: BwanaNdege

He’s a liberal. That means he doesn’t want to use his own money.


26 posted on 05/20/2012 2:05:00 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: SmithL

Here’s to hoping he does build it and names it Mos Eisley Estates.


27 posted on 05/20/2012 2:11:33 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

hehe...or something more annoying like JarJar-Wood, Ewokitown, Wookieville. Who wouldn’t want to live in Wookieville? “Hey, where are you from?....”


28 posted on 05/20/2012 2:17:03 PM PDT by Textide
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To: SmithL

If so,Mr.Lucas is about to learn some valuable lessons that might well convert him to a conservative.


29 posted on 05/20/2012 3:26:21 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: SmithL

Marin County is commonly known as one of many communes of rich, government connected socialists, who claim to be the great taxpayers. Big revenues in, little droppings of revenues out. Have fun. Enjoy the slide. NIMBYs, go back to southern and eastern Europe.

Residential real estate prices will be falling for at least twenty years, as we Baby Boomers croak. The socially leftist majority continue to conduct themselves as if they will live forever (spoiled rotten and robbing others through politics).


30 posted on 05/20/2012 3:47:02 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: The KG9 Kid

60 years ago Marin Co...terra Linda...Lucas valley...were dairy farms. Petaluma was the egg capitol of the world, or so they claimed. I know I grew up there in San Rafael. It was a lovely, rural bedroom community of San Francisco.


31 posted on 05/20/2012 4:20:20 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: SmithL

What a fascist pig. I hope he gets his.


32 posted on 05/20/2012 6:20:06 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: cripplecreek; Mr. K

Sauce for the gander, folks. The first local articles on this matter had no end of liberal bleating about how the new studio would damage the environment, “the community”, you name it, and it would be oh so much better if “somebody” could use his land for residential housing instead. Well, here’s their holy grail of residential housing.


33 posted on 05/20/2012 10:26:24 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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