Housing is clearly one of the top issues facing Palo Alto and the State.  We need to retain and create affordable housing choices and protect renters. We need housing at all levels, but affordable (below market rate) housing needs to be the priority!   The challenge is building and especially retaining truly affordable housing.  I supported the successful retention of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park and attempts to retain the Hotel President Apartments for housing.  I supported the recent 100% affordable housing Wilton Court project, and I support continuing to look for new ways to fund affordable housing.  Passing the business tax this fall is a start!