Half-page ad on page 3 of the Oakland Tribune this morning trumpets: "Your employees found us...you can too! Make the move...to Stockton! Affordable housing - 50% less than the Bay Area; qualified, productive workforce; state tax credits and local incentives." It's deplorable that the state of California is offering companies tax credits to encourage employers to perpetuate sprawl, rather than building more affordable housing where the jobs and mass transit infrastructure already are. But the gubernatorial candidates are, mostly, silent on this issue.