Yesterday's Mercury News front page blared "Gloom grips Bay Area" with a sub-head of "One-third of Bay Area residents hope to leave soon, poll finds". If you are analytical and a little skeptical, like me, you will look at the chart on-line, read the article and then wonder why the author George Avalos went down the path of
More than one-third of Bay Area residents say they are ready to leave in the next few years, citing high housing costs and traffic as the region's biggest problems, according to a poll released Monday.
and quoted the same old mouthpiece for growth
"We can whine about this, or we can win by solving our traffic and housing problems," (president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group) Carl Guardino said."
Yet the chart shows that last year, "Supply of Water" was practically tied with "Housing" but gets no mention in the article. Does Avalos think the drought magically disappeared? Does Guardino think we can build our way out of the water shortage? Is a bit of an outward migration from the Bay Area such a bad thing? Today's Merc front page was about potholes and "Traffic" polled third this year, but yet $100 billion is still getting sucked into High-cost Rail. Yikes!