The DEIR denies any housing-related impacts from the project, even though it admits that the 6,550 new Facebook employees would exceed Menlo Park’s job growth projections by 296% and increase the city’s workforce by more than 20%. It also understates the number of jobs that the project will create, directly and indirectly, by 24,000 – mostly in the low-wage service sector, as Professors Chris Benner of UC Santa Cruz and Alex Karner of Georgia Tech, explain in their expert analysis . All this in a city in which 95% of current workers already commute to their jobs from outside – a city that produced just 77 units of affordable housing between 1999 and 2014.

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