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Name not shown inside City Boundary July 31, 2021, 10:09 PM

Do you live and/or work in the City of Saratoga? I live in Saratoga and I am retired/ do not currently work.
If you live in Saratoga, how long have you lived in the City? 20+ years
How old are you? 61 – 70 years
Select the type of housing you reside in: Single Family Home
Are you a renter or owner? Owner
Are you satisfied with your current housing situation? Yes
Does the range of housing options currently available in the City of Saratoga meet your needs? Yes
If you live in Saratoga, why did you choose to live here? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Proximity to work, Quality of housing, Quality of schools, Neighborhood safety
As the City plans to meet the State mandate to plan for more than 1,700 new housing units, which types of additional housing would you be willing to accept in the City of Saratoga? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Single Family Homes, Condominiums (Owned)
Please rank the following based on how important they are to you and your family, with 1 being the most important and 8 being the least important. Preserving the current character of single family neighborhoods, as much as possible., Retaining a practice of generally limiting buildings to 2 stories., Limiting growth in hillsides and areas at risk for wildfire., Preserving existing commercial locations, such as shopping centers with grocery stores., Building housing for older adults or students., ​​​​​​​​​​​​Creating mixed-use (commercial/office and residential) projects in the community., Providing a diverse range of housing types to meet the varied needs of people at all income levels., Requiring construction of affordable units as part of housing development projects. 
Are there any comments that you would like to share with the City of Saratoga about the Housing Element Update? Balance the impact throughout Saratoga and not just force all of this required development on the east side of the city.
What topics would you like covered in further detail and/or what questions would you like answered during the community meetings? What are or will be untouched by this expanding development (i.e., parks, Prospect Community Center, Heritage Orchard, Congress Springs ball fields, etc.)?

Philip Zee inside City Boundary July 31, 2021, 9:08 PM

Do you live and/or work in the City of Saratoga? I live and work in Saratoga.
If you live in Saratoga, how long have you lived in the City? 20+ years
How old are you? 51 – 60 years
Select the type of housing you reside in: Single Family Home
Are you a renter or owner? Owner
Are you satisfied with your current housing situation? Yes
Does the range of housing options currently available in the City of Saratoga meet your needs? Yes
If you live in Saratoga, why did you choose to live here? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Quality of housing, Scenery, Quality of schools, Neighborhood safety, City services
As the City plans to meet the State mandate to plan for more than 1,700 new housing units, which types of additional housing would you be willing to accept in the City of Saratoga? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Single Family Homes, Housing for Seniors
Please rank the following based on how important they are to you and your family, with 1 being the most important and 8 being the least important. Preserving the current character of single family neighborhoods, as much as possible., Retaining a practice of generally limiting buildings to 2 stories., Preserving existing commercial locations, such as shopping centers with grocery stores., Building housing for older adults or students., Limiting growth in hillsides and areas at risk for wildfire., Requiring construction of affordable units as part of housing development projects. , ​​​​​​​​​​​​Creating mixed-use (commercial/office and residential) projects in the community., Providing a diverse range of housing types to meet the varied needs of people at all income levels.
Which community meeting(s) do you plan to attend? The content presented at all three meetings will be the same. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. June 15, 7-9 p.m.

Name not shown inside City Boundary July 31, 2021, 7:25 AM

Do you live and/or work in the City of Saratoga? I live in Saratoga, but work somewhere else.
If you live in Saratoga, how long have you lived in the City? 20+ years
How old are you? 51 – 60 years
Select the type of housing you reside in: Single Family Home
Are you a renter or owner? Owner
Are you satisfied with your current housing situation? Yes
Does the range of housing options currently available in the City of Saratoga meet your needs? Yes
If you live in Saratoga, why did you choose to live here? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Quality of housing, Quality of schools, Neighborhood safety
As the City plans to meet the State mandate to plan for more than 1,700 new housing units, which types of additional housing would you be willing to accept in the City of Saratoga? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Single Family Homes, Housing for Seniors
Please rank the following based on how important they are to you and your family, with 1 being the most important and 8 being the least important. Preserving the current character of single family neighborhoods, as much as possible., Retaining a practice of generally limiting buildings to 2 stories., Preserving existing commercial locations, such as shopping centers with grocery stores., Building housing for older adults or students., ​​​​​​​​​​​​Creating mixed-use (commercial/office and residential) projects in the community., Limiting growth in hillsides and areas at risk for wildfire., Providing a diverse range of housing types to meet the varied needs of people at all income levels., Requiring construction of affordable units as part of housing development projects. 

Name not shown inside City Boundary July 31, 2021, 6:49 AM

Do you live and/or work in the City of Saratoga? I live in Saratoga and I am retired/ do not currently work.
If you live in Saratoga, how long have you lived in the City? 20+ years
How old are you? 71 – 80 years
Select the type of housing you reside in: Single Family Home
Are you a renter or owner? Owner
Are you satisfied with your current housing situation? Yes
Does the range of housing options currently available in the City of Saratoga meet your needs? Yes
If you live in Saratoga, why did you choose to live here? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Quality of housing, Scenery, Quality of schools, Neighborhood safety, Shops, dining, etc.
As the City plans to meet the State mandate to plan for more than 1,700 new housing units, which types of additional housing would you be willing to accept in the City of Saratoga? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Condominiums (Owned), Apartments (Rented), Housing for Seniors
Please rank the following based on how important they are to you and your family, with 1 being the most important and 8 being the least important. Preserving the current character of single family neighborhoods, as much as possible., Preserving existing commercial locations, such as shopping centers with grocery stores., Retaining a practice of generally limiting buildings to 2 stories., Limiting growth in hillsides and areas at risk for wildfire., ​​​​​​​​​​​​Creating mixed-use (commercial/office and residential) projects in the community.
Are there any comments that you would like to share with the City of Saratoga about the Housing Element Update? don'y change single family zoning on existing structures.

Name not shown inside City Boundary July 30, 2021, 9:16 PM

Do you live and/or work in the City of Saratoga? I live in Saratoga and I am retired/ do not currently work.
If you live in Saratoga, how long have you lived in the City? 20+ years
How old are you? 61 – 70 years
Select the type of housing you reside in: Single Family Home
Are you a renter or owner? Owner
Are you satisfied with your current housing situation? Yes
Does the range of housing options currently available in the City of Saratoga meet your needs? Yes
If you live in Saratoga, why did you choose to live here? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Quality of housing, Scenery
As the City plans to meet the State mandate to plan for more than 1,700 new housing units, which types of additional housing would you be willing to accept in the City of Saratoga? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Duplex, Triplex, etc, Condominiums (Owned), Townhomes, Housing for Seniors
Please rank the following based on how important they are to you and your family, with 1 being the most important and 8 being the least important. Limiting growth in hillsides and areas at risk for wildfire., Preserving existing commercial locations, such as shopping centers with grocery stores., Providing a diverse range of housing types to meet the varied needs of people at all income levels., Requiring construction of affordable units as part of housing development projects. , ​​​​​​​​​​​​Creating mixed-use (commercial/office and residential) projects in the community., Preserving the current character of single family neighborhoods, as much as possible., Building housing for older adults or students., Retaining a practice of generally limiting buildings to 2 stories.
Are there any comments that you would like to share with the City of Saratoga about the Housing Element Update? Duplex or triplex may be able to replace individual homes in neighborhoods (not hillside areas) that are on lots larger than a third of an acre.
What topics would you like covered in further detail and/or what questions would you like answered during the community meetings? What impact will an increase in population have on our schools/classrooms, police, fire and EMT ?
- and traffic?
To decrease traffic, can schools use bus transportation to and from school?

Name not shown inside City Boundary July 30, 2021, 7:06 PM

Do you live and/or work in the City of Saratoga? I live in Saratoga and I am retired/ do not currently work.
If you live in Saratoga, how long have you lived in the City? 20+ years
How old are you? 71 – 80 years
Select the type of housing you reside in: Single Family Home
Are you a renter or owner? Owner
Are you satisfied with your current housing situation? Yes
Does the range of housing options currently available in the City of Saratoga meet your needs? Yes
If you live in Saratoga, why did you choose to live here? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Quality of housing, Recreation/amenities, Scenery, Neighborhood safety
As the City plans to meet the State mandate to plan for more than 1,700 new housing units, which types of additional housing would you be willing to accept in the City of Saratoga? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Single Family Homes, Housing for Seniors
Please rank the following based on how important they are to you and your family, with 1 being the most important and 8 being the least important. Preserving the current character of single family neighborhoods, as much as possible., Limiting growth in hillsides and areas at risk for wildfire., Retaining a practice of generally limiting buildings to 2 stories., Preserving existing commercial locations, such as shopping centers with grocery stores., Building housing for older adults or students.
Are there any comments that you would like to share with the City of Saratoga about the Housing Element Update? Traffic implications, particularly for hillsides, needs to be addressed.
What topics would you like covered in further detail and/or what questions would you like answered during the community meetings? what are the consequences of not following the states guidelines?

David Brennan inside City Boundary July 30, 2021, 5:45 PM

Do you live and/or work in the City of Saratoga? I live in Saratoga and I am retired/ do not currently work.
If you live in Saratoga, how long have you lived in the City? 10-20 years
How old are you? 61 – 70 years
Select the type of housing you reside in: Single Family Home
Are you a renter or owner? Owner
Are you satisfied with your current housing situation? Yes
Does the range of housing options currently available in the City of Saratoga meet your needs? Yes
If you live in Saratoga, why did you choose to live here? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Quality of housing, Scenery, Quality of schools, Shops, dining, etc.
As the City plans to meet the State mandate to plan for more than 1,700 new housing units, which types of additional housing would you be willing to accept in the City of Saratoga? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Single Family Homes, Condominiums (Owned), Apartments (Rented), Townhomes, Housing for Seniors
Please rank the following based on how important they are to you and your family, with 1 being the most important and 8 being the least important. Providing a diverse range of housing types to meet the varied needs of people at all income levels., Limiting growth in hillsides and areas at risk for wildfire., Requiring construction of affordable units as part of housing development projects. , ​​​​​​​​​​​​Creating mixed-use (commercial/office and residential) projects in the community., Building housing for older adults or students., Preserving the current character of single family neighborhoods, as much as possible., Preserving existing commercial locations, such as shopping centers with grocery stores., Retaining a practice of generally limiting buildings to 2 stories.

Name not shown inside City Boundary July 28, 2021, 2:12 PM

Do you live and/or work in the City of Saratoga? I live in Saratoga and I am retired/ do not currently work.
If you live in Saratoga, how long have you lived in the City? 20+ years
How old are you? 51 – 60 years
Select the type of housing you reside in: Single Family Home
Are you a renter or owner? Owner
Are you satisfied with your current housing situation? Yes
If you live in Saratoga, why did you choose to live here? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Quality of housing, Scenery, Quality of schools, Neighborhood safety
As the City plans to meet the State mandate to plan for more than 1,700 new housing units, which types of additional housing would you be willing to accept in the City of Saratoga? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Single Family Homes, Duplex, Triplex, etc, Condominiums (Owned), Apartments (Rented), Townhomes, Housing for Seniors, Housing for Students, Other - Additional housing should not change the character or safety of the area. What is going to be done about traffic and all other important infrastructure? Our roads will not support so many additional people.
Please rank the following based on how important they are to you and your family, with 1 being the most important and 8 being the least important. Preserving the current character of single family neighborhoods, as much as possible., Preserving existing commercial locations, such as shopping centers with grocery stores., Retaining a practice of generally limiting buildings to 2 stories., Providing a diverse range of housing types to meet the varied needs of people at all income levels., Requiring construction of affordable units as part of housing development projects. , ​​​​​​​​​​​​Creating mixed-use (commercial/office and residential) projects in the community., Building housing for older adults or students., Limiting growth in hillsides and areas at risk for wildfire.
Are there any comments that you would like to share with the City of Saratoga about the Housing Element Update? Increasing the height limit for mixed use buildings - stores on the bottom and living units on top - would be reasonable. But will parking then be an issue? or will underground parking be an option as well? Argonaut shopping center has the only grocery store in Saratoga since the little market in downtown went out of business and Gene's closed. If 90 units are put in where Gene's was (the commercial area in this development is really non existent from what I hear) what will be done at on Cox to handle the additional traffic? That big field where the pumpkin patch and Christmas trees are could be used for housing, but again how will Saratoga Ave handle that traffic, along with what is being done down the road at El Paseo? If you did a Santana Row thing in downtown Saratoga how will the traffic on Big Basin and Hwy 9 be handled? and again parking is always an issue in downtown Saratoga, so if you make it "bigger" with more housing and stores where will people park? I know in Los Gatos off of University there are apartments down the side streets, maybe a lot of the units can be put in that way, nested somewhere in Saratoga. There are units down 4th street, is there room like that elsewhere? If there was half the number of units, space could probably be found, can this mandate be renegotiated??

Name not shown inside City Boundary July 27, 2021, 11:52 PM

Do you live and/or work in the City of Saratoga? I live in Saratoga, but work somewhere else.
If you live in Saratoga, how long have you lived in the City? 10-20 years
How old are you? 51 – 60 years
Select the type of housing you reside in: Single Family Home
Are you a renter or owner? Renter
Are you satisfied with your current housing situation? Yes
Does the range of housing options currently available in the City of Saratoga meet your needs? Yes
If you live in Saratoga, why did you choose to live here? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Quality of housing, Recreation/amenities, Scenery, Neighborhood safety
As the City plans to meet the State mandate to plan for more than 1,700 new housing units, which types of additional housing would you be willing to accept in the City of Saratoga? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Single Family Homes, Condominiums (Owned), Townhomes, Housing for Seniors, Housing for Students
Please rank the following based on how important they are to you and your family, with 1 being the most important and 8 being the least important. Limiting growth in hillsides and areas at risk for wildfire., Preserving the current character of single family neighborhoods, as much as possible., ​​​​​​​​​​​​Creating mixed-use (commercial/office and residential) projects in the community., Preserving existing commercial locations, such as shopping centers with grocery stores., Retaining a practice of generally limiting buildings to 2 stories., Building housing for older adults or students., Requiring construction of affordable units as part of housing development projects. , Providing a diverse range of housing types to meet the varied needs of people at all income levels.

Name not shown inside City Boundary July 24, 2021, 11:34 PM

Do you live and/or work in the City of Saratoga? I live and work in Saratoga.
If you live in Saratoga, how long have you lived in the City? 5-10 years
How old are you? 41 – 50 years
Select the type of housing you reside in: Single Family Home
Are you a renter or owner? Owner
Are you satisfied with your current housing situation? Yes
Does the range of housing options currently available in the City of Saratoga meet your needs? Yes
If you live in Saratoga, why did you choose to live here? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Quality of schools
As the City plans to meet the State mandate to plan for more than 1,700 new housing units, which types of additional housing would you be willing to accept in the City of Saratoga? Select all that apply. To select multiple options, use Ctrl + Click for PC or Cmd + Click for Mac. Single Family Homes, Duplex, Triplex, etc, Condominiums (Owned), Townhomes, Housing for Students
Please rank the following based on how important they are to you and your family, with 1 being the most important and 8 being the least important. ​​​​​​​​​​​​Creating mixed-use (commercial/office and residential) projects in the community., Providing a diverse range of housing types to meet the varied needs of people at all income levels., Requiring construction of affordable units as part of housing development projects. , Retaining a practice of generally limiting buildings to 2 stories., Limiting growth in hillsides and areas at risk for wildfire., Preserving existing commercial locations, such as shopping centers with grocery stores., Building housing for older adults or students., Preserving the current character of single family neighborhoods, as much as possible.