The most important action San Franciscans can take to address the housing crisis is vote in the local election on November 8th. There are six measures related directly to housing and land use in our city. The SFHAC Ballot Analysis Committee analyzed the propositions and formed the following recommendations. Read our brief summaries or download the complete pro-housing voter guide to take with you to the polls.
Prop C: Loans to Finance Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing – YES
Prop C is a sensible program to create funding to increase the supply of affordable housing.
Prop M: Housing and Development Commission – NO, NO, NO
Prop M is an expensive, redundant addition to City bureaucracy that will make it slower and more difficult to approve new housing.
Prop O: Office Development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point – YES
Prop O is a sensible plan to jumpstart housing production and avoid process delays in an important voter-approved development.
Prop P: Competitive Bidding for City-Owned Affordable Housing Projects – NO
Prop P is an unnecessary proposal that increases uncertainty to production of badly needed affordable housing and risks unintended consequences.
Prop U: Middle-Income Eligibility For Affordable Housing – NO POSITION
We agree our City desperately needs more middle-income housing, but it’s not clear if Prop U is the best way to do it.
Prop X: Replacement of PDR Space In Certain Neighborhoods – NO, NO, NO
Prop X is intended to prevent building housing in certain neighborhoods while making dubious claims that it’ll protect space for artists and non-profits.
Download the SFHAC Voter Guide: www.sfhac.org/wp-content/uploa...
Join us for a Town Hall to address racism and homelessness, hosted by San Francisco homeless services providers. We will take a deeper look at questions including:
- What is the connection between racism and economic inequality?
- Why are African Americans disproportionately represented among people experiencing homelessness in SF?
- What can we do to imagine a more equitable future?
We have some amazing speakers who have agreed to join us. Some of our headliners include Carolyn Tyler from ABC7, Dr. Ken Hardy from the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships, Jeff Olivet from Center for Social Innovation, and more.
Full details and tickets here: www.eventbrite.com/e/addressin...
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After two cyclists were killed in hit-and-runs on the same day, the SFMTrA grabbed traffic cones and took action.
What it need is at least more good basic pedestrian lighting. So that, that area does not look like it is always unsafe to be at. Even when people are not there waiting for train. There might be some people that walk through that area for what ever reason. Also at lest some cheaper basic décor or style for the area. IF that can fit into the budget.
Get ready for an epic night of Urban Celebration ...
It's going to be an incredible party, bringing together people who love this city and can't wait for us to take the next big steps! Come meet people who are as enthusiastic about urban policy as you are. Evening events will include an Urbanist Raffle, (short) speeches, and fun times with your fellow Yimbys! Cocktail attire. Co-hosted by Kim-Mai Cutler & The Yimby Party.
Free tickets are available for:
- Those who cannot otherwise afford to attend
Donors will receive Yimby Swag and our deepest thanks!
More info on Prop C: missionlocal.org/2016/09/city-...
A new measure on the ballot in November could free up a quarter billion dollars for the city to purchase and renovate small buildings in San Francisco. The measure, Proposition C, would need to win by a two-thirds majority. If approved, the initiative would be the first since the $310 million bond passed in November 2015 to free up city funds...
"A former San Francisco mayor is rocking the boat with a new proposed solution to the city's homeless crisis. Art Agnos, who led the city from 1988 to 1992, wants to create a temporary shelter aboard a retired Navy ship.In an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday, Agnos suggested turning the USS Peleliu, a decommissioned assault ship that rests in a San Diego harbor, into a shelter capable of housing "most, if not all, of San Francisco's homeless living in tents on the streets."
There are some 6,500 homeless people living in San Francisco, which has the second highest homeless population in the US. Some surveys suggest that figure should be doubled."Our city desperately needs a humane, progressive game changer to house them until there is enough permanent housing," Agnos writes."
From Bay Area BikeShare this week:
"We wanted you to be among the very first to know. This spring, Bay Area Bike Share will become Ford GoBike. Ford Motor Company is working with us to bring a bigger, better bike share to the Bay Area. Together with Ford, we will expand from 700 to 7,000 bikes. Expansion will roll out in phases starting in Spring 2017 and is expected to be complete by 2018.
The relationship may be unexpected to some, but for us it’s recognition of a changing transportation system, and the growing role that bike share plays in urban mobility. At full build-out, our system will have stations every few blocks in San Francisco; connect Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville; and significantly extend service in San Jose.
"We are pleased to be collaborating with Motivate in San Francisco and the Bay Area to add more transportation options for residents and visitors with the new Ford GoBike bike sharing," said Jim Hackett, Ford Smart Mobility LLC.
Over the coming months you’ll see Ford’s name roll in as current branding is phased out. Memberships will continue as normal as we transition. And soon, we’ll begin expansion. To learn more and to get involved visit:"
Access to shared bicycles will be available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week in San Francisco, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and San Jose
Please join us for an open house to learn about street safety improvements coming to 7th Street & 8th Street between Market and Folsom, and route improvements for the 19 Polk.
7th & 8th streets are intersected by multiple high injury corridors on San Francisco’s High Injury Network, which is the 12 percent of city streets that account for 70 percent of San Francisco’s traffic crashes.
Staff will be on hand to explain how this project will make the street safer and more comfortable, make the 19 Polk route safer and quicker, and hear your feedback on how parking and loading can be better managed.