‘Mass exodus’ from San Francisco Bay area: Housing costs, left-wing politics

‘Mass exodus’ from San Francisco Bay area: Housing costs, left-wing politics
Inadequately briefed. San Jose residents are rescued by emergency responders, Feb 2017. (Image: Screen grab of CBS 5 SF Bay video, YouTube)

[Ed. – The interviews are in Silicon Valley for this one, but much of the area, especially South Bay, is seeing the same trend.]

The number of people packing up and moving out of the Bay Area just hit its highest level in more than a decade. …

Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s own study of the out-migration says workers are moving to Sacramento, Austin, and Portland due to a number of factors. But topping the list is the high cost of housing. …

Operators of a San Jose U-Haul business say one of their biggest problems is getting its rental moving vans back because so many are on a one-way ticket out of town.

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[Carole] Dabak cites crowding, crime and politics as the reasons for her own exodus.

“We don’t like it here anymore. You know, we don’t like this sanctuary state status and just the politics here,” she said.

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