50 years ago

The cost of owning your own home is rising in Marin County even faster than the general rate of inflation, says an information bulletin from the county planning department.

That’s not too surprising, maybe, but the spinoff is doing some unsettling things to the population makeup of Marin – things that have been happening in core cites and which many have assumed to be the peculiar problem of cities.

Chief among these is that rising costs are driving both low income and middle income families out of the single-family home market.

Low-income families are probably shifting to apartments and less adequate homes. But middle-income families, says the report, “seem to be going out of Marin entirely.”

⁠—Uncredited, 3/18/70

San Francisco’s ubiquitous mayor, Joseph Alioto, taking time out from the strike which nearly paralyzed his city Saturday, told a group of Marin transportation buffs that he is willing to cooperate with Marin in solving its transportation problem

…He said he had instructed his staff to work closely with the Golden Gate Bridge Authority to facilitate docking of ferries in the vicinity of the Ferry Building which will serve as the terminal.

Alioto also said, “We are not against busses – one bus keeps 30 cars off the street.”

⁠—Uncredited, 3/18/70

—Compiled by Alex T. Randolph

Pacific Sun
The Pacific Sun publishes every Wednesday, delivering 21,000 copies to 520 locations throughout Marin County.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

boheme magazine e-edition
Pacific Sun E-edition Pacific Sun E-edition