NBA superstar Stephen Curry, who has publicly endorsed Joe Biden for president in 2020, has opposed a “low-income” housing development near his $30 million mansion, according to a local news outlet. have been.
“We hesitate to add to the ‘not in our backyard’ (literally) rhetoric, but we wanted to send a note before today’s meeting. Safety and privacy for us and our children remains our top priority. is and is one of the biggest reasons I chose Atherton as home,” Steph and his wife Aisha Curry wrote in a letter to officials in Atherton.
It was an effort by Steph Curry, the fifth-highest-paid athlete in the world last year, according to Forbes, to stop unwanted people from crowding the area around his home in Atherton, California.
Atherton is one of America’s most exclusive communities, with Forbes naming it the “most expensive” zip code in the country this year.
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Curry’s family also requested the local government to build fencing and hedges around their home to protect the family from prying eyes if they could not completely prevent new families from joining the neighborhood. .
“Should that not be enough for the state, we ask that the town commit to investing in fencing and landscaping long enough to prevent sight lines on our family’s property.”
“It’s not possible to build low-income housing in Atherton because the land is worth about $8 million an acre,” Council member Rick DiGolia reportedly said.
Curry is one of the nation’s top Democrats.
In 2020, he brought his family out to endorse Biden for president at the Democratic National Convention, during which Aisha cited “social injustices” and “racial inequality.”
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That year, Steph Curry posed for a photo with the president, captioning the photo “Team Captain.”
Curry is one of the captains of NBA team Golden State Warriors.
His team joined him at the White House on January 17 for a press event that turned awkward after Biden dropped to one knee in front of the team.
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The Warriors refused to visit the White House in 2017 and 2018, when former President Donald Trump was in office.
The board of the Atherton Homeowners Association has been contacted for additional comment but has not yet responded.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.
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