MYTHS vs FACTS
The Truth About
Reid-Hillview Airport

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Myth #1:  Getting rid of the airport is the only way to get rid of lead pollution in the East San Jose Area.  FALSE

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Myth #2: The airport only benefits a small amount of people that are rich and wealthy in San Jose. FALSE

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Myth #3:  The airport is an inappropriate use in the dense urban environment.  FALSE

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Since 1939, the airport has been, and will continue to be, in the perfect position to serve it's San Jose Community Members. 

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Myth #4: The surrounding neighborhoods around the airport have endured constant noise, risk of plane crashes, and dangerous air pollution for decades. FALSE

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Myth #5:  If the airport closes, East San Jose will finally have the affordable housing it needs.  FALSE

FACT - The county doesn't really want affordable housing.

All you have to do is follow the money.

Affordable housing isn't profitable for the county. But you know what is profitable...selling the land to a developer that can build another Santana Row or another Google Campus.

Rows of luxury apartments and condos, with ample shopping from high-end stores.

For years the county has said, they want to close the airport and build affordable housing. If we need affordable housing that badly (WE DO), then why aren't they building affordable housing right now? 

Why is it that almost every new housing development built in our community is not affordable for most of our community members?

Instead of waiting 10 years for the possibility of the airport closing, why isn't the county using other lots of empty land in San Jose to build affordable housing right now? Why are they waiting for land that is currently occupied by a busy airport? 

Don't let the county distract us from what's really happening. Closing the airport DOES NOT improve the lives in the community, but it will make the county more money when they sell the land for billions of dollars. 

If we can't trust the county to build enough affordable housing right now, how can we trust them to build affordable housing in the next decade?

The truth is...we can't trust them.

You don't need to get rid of Reid-Hillview Airport to build what our communities want: affordable housing, community parks, and another VTA light rail station.

However, you do need to get rid of Reid-Hillview Airport if you want to gentrify East San Jose, and turn it into "East Santana Row."

Help us prevent this nightmare from happening.

Save our community, by saving Reid-Hillview Airport.