Asked off University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto. Question and interviews by Lena Pressesky.
Morse Avenue, Sunnyvale
"Allow more development of apartments ... two- or three-story types of housing ... or rent control ... encourage more rental properties and such."
Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto
"I don't think it's that complicated. Just build more affordable housing. ... Abolish rent. ... Free the peons from the feudal lords!"
Kingsley Avenue, Palo Alto
"There's not a lot they can do. There are lots of people who want to live here. ... If you build more housing, the price will not come down."
Wayside Road, Portola Valley
"Whatever they possibly could. That's something that would be beneficial to a lot of people in this area."
Harker Avenue, Palo Alto
Nonprofit board president
"You can't interfere with the free market too much. ... How do you decide who gets and who doesn't? ... It's an issue that will inevitably be fraught with problems."