S.F. supes rip into state, Newsom over requirement to build more housing
San Francisco's housing element must plan for 82,000 units between 2023 and 2031, 46,000 of which need to be affordable to low- and moderate-income residents. The housing element comes at a time when state housing officials are investigating the...
God damn I love the state twisting the arms of cities that refused to build things for decades. Fuck the board of supervisors and the planning commission.
A city with a housing crisis is mad they have to build housing? Maybe they shouldn’t have created a problem so bad the state had to step in.
Hm, what was my favorite part? Dean Preston’s accusation that the whole thing was just a corporatist attempt to deregulate the housing market? Peskin being all about exorbitant fees and regulations to hinder development? Walton flat out admitting SF is full of NIMBYs? Chan wondering if it would be, like, that big of a deal if we just blew this off? No, no - had to be Ronen’s histrionic attempt to shame the state for not providing billions to patch up a structural the issue the city - and in particular NIMBYs like her - have spent decades creating. What a clown show.
“Time and time again they force us out our, kick us out from our own homes, our own neighborhoods, and our city, all for the sake of profit,” he said. “We do need housing but what good is the housing if San Franciscans can’t afford? Who are we building for?”
This is why terrible supervisors are able to win in these districts. Their constituents don't understand a very basic system and actively oppose what would help alleviate their concerns.
I can't wait for the supes to have their power stripped by the state. Going to pop a bottle of champagne for sure.
What’s ridiculous is that they don’t even have to do much to comply with state rules. They mostly just have to get out of the way and let people build stuff on their own private lane. They’re mad because the state is telling them they can’t say no to everything.
I have a good supervisor in D2. The rest of y’all need to vote better.
“To the state of California: you can come and threaten and mandate but ‘Hey, Mr. Newsom put your money where your mouth is, too,’” said Supervisor Aaron Peskin.
Shut up Aaron.
It's easy actually: do the opposite of whatever Connie Chan says.
You love to see it. Sadly, this is paywall protected so I can’t read the whole thing, but there is a reckoning coming, and I’m here for it!
Gotta admit these clown supes got all the trigger words arranged in a word soup to make enough voters go “…has a point”. The systemic issue we have in this city isn’t affordable housing, it’s intelligence.