Lawmaker pushes for affordable housing in tech-heavy north San Jose

Tech heavyweights like PayPal and Cisco Systems call North San Jose home, along with Google’s San Jose offices and hundreds of smaller tech startups. But local leaders are saying another type of development—affordable housing—is missing in the white-collar heavy district.

Councilmember David Cohen, who represents North San Jose, wants an increase in affordable housing in the area—20% low-income housing in each new housing project—and more development near the neighborhood’s BART station and light rail lines to make transit more…

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