Current residents want to shut door on others
In the 1960’s and 70’s, homes were being built in San Jose and surrounding areas like hot cakes. We couldn’t get enough of them for all the engineers and other professionals coming out of our California colleges and other schools. We were a boomtown for industry. It allowed growth for other workers in trades and services including bigger local government. No parent expected their kids or grandkids to grow up and get out of town. Better yet, we even thought to build a place for ourselves called Evergreen Senior Village. The people that were already here also made sure they would remain by giving us Proposition 13.
These same people now are telling our grandkids to get out of town. It’s the definition of “whining from an overly spoiled generation.”
— Linda Adams, Los Gatos