The Faces of Measure V

Paige Bayer

“I am so lucky to have lived my whole life in San Jose. I love the people here and I always knew I wanted to buy a home in downtown San Jose. My husband and I both have full-time jobs, but we still struggle to afford a two-bedroom home.

Our economy is booming, but even with two jobs, it is almost impossible to afford a home. At this rate, only the very rich will be able to afford to live in our city. It’s a sad thing to think that the families I grew up with will no longer be able to call San Jose home—and I worry about the future of a city that doesn’t have room for the middle-class.

I support Measure V because I want my children to be able to stay here and raise their own families in San Jose. Families, teachers and small business owners make our community great. We can keep them here with Measure V.”