Livermore planning commissioner to keep seat after offensive “ghetto” remark

Second chances aren’t all that common these days, but a Livermore planning commissioner is getting one.

The City Council voted Monday to allow John Stein to keep his job after he expressed fears that a low-income housing project in the downtown could turn the area into a “ghetto.” The comment was described as offensive and racist.

The city is instead turning this into a teachable moment for Stein, who offered his resignation after the remark. To keep his job, he will take a tour of affordable housing units, meet with city’s equity and inclusion group, and attend a virtual training session.

Read more at KTVU.


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