Alameda County is admired for its excellent public schools, safe and quiet neighborhoods, and close proximity to Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco. Unincorporated areas include Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, San Lorenzo, and Sunol. Visitors as well as locals love exploring The Discovery Center in Livermore, picking out fresh produce and flowers at Flying Cloud Farm in Fairview, and hiking or fishing in Lake Chabot Regional Park. But it comes at a price: average home values in Alameda County are more than triple the national average. We think SB 9 can help by increasing “missing middle” options with lot splits and duplexes throughout the Bay Area.