aurosharman

Bio

Network engineer at Tesla Energy. Speculative Fiction nerd. Proud Democrat and Progressive.

Home town

San Bruno

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aurosharman commented on New Bay Area housing goals in question

Housing is responsive to the forces of supply and demand. If, in fact, demand is on a permanently lower trajectory, then that's going to make housing more affordable by itself, and any investors that pushed money into "luxury" housing are going to lose their shirts. We could look at makin…

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aurosharman commented on Importance of wearing a mask

Speaking as a Planning Commissioner in the town of San Bruno, which will also soon be moving into a cycle of major updates to our planning documents, I am so pleased to see you speak in favor of a wide definition of who should be considered as a stakeholder in that process. Personally I w…

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aurosharman commented on Dueling initiatives

We know from Taipei and Hong Kong and Singapore that density / tall buildings really are not a factor. Those and other places with extremely dense building patterns have done MUCH better than pretty much anywhere in the US. The things that seem to make a big difference are universal maski…

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I wonder if it might be effective to split the street in half, use half for the outdoor dining, and reserve the other side as one-way, very-low-speed-limit traffic, for people to do passenger drop-off and goods pick-up, and perhaps access a limited amount of parking, at least for disabled…

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aurosharman commented on Exclusionary guest perspective

I lived in the Los Prados neighborhood for five years, and was working at the SolarCity / Tesla office at the top of Hillsdale), and I still stop through and shop at Park Place regularly -- I was just at the Mendocino Farms Sandwich Shop last week. I feel like I have a decent understandin…

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aurosharman commented on Measure P and the new normal

Great analysis, Mark.

As for merchants giving you individual attention, creating dense, walkable communities is exactly what fosters that. When you have more customers within walking distance, you can specialize more and cater to specific sub-communities, and get to know your custom…

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My neighborhood's houses are built pretty close together -- my wall is maybe 12' from my neighbor's, if that. If you doubled the linear dimensions of each lot, to give each house a big yard, you'd have one quarter as many housing units. If you then packed twice as many people into the ave…

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aurosharman commented on Giving each vote equal weight

Christopher, I would consider myself part of the left, broadly speaking (although I do have some libertarian leanings on particular topics). I just think we need to think about representation more broadly than counting noses. Redwood City is being pushed into districts by one of these CVR…

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aurosharman commented on District elections shift

District elections are a poor solution for improving representation, because on many of the axes on which people are under-represented, populations are well-distributed. Districts work to improve representation of groups that are heavily segregated -- and ONLY those groups. See this study…

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"The San Bruno City Council unanimously agreed to let die a proposed urgency ordinance designed to bridge the remaining month before Assembly Bill 1482 goes into effect."

That's not true. Marty proposed adpting the ordinance, the other three members declined to second.

I was a…