Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Google Plans New Headquarters, and a City Fears Being Overrun - NYTimes.com

Final paragraphs of a Googleplex++ preview

"Google’s headquarters proposal does not include any plans for housing. But the company has told the City Council that it wants housing, and lots of it. Councilman Siegel, for one, agrees. He wants to amend the city’s plan to allow at least 5,000 new housing units.

That this could bring in even more Google employees is just what some people fear.

“This last election we had maybe 12,000 voters,” said Jac Siegel, a city councilman who left office this year and is not related to Leonard Siegel. “If you brought 5,000 people in and they all work for Google and they said, ‘We want you to vote for this candidate,’ they can own the town.”"
Google Plans New Headquarters, and a City Fears Being Overrun - NYTimes.com
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