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Saturday, February 24, 2024

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Tagged with: Nimby

My New Year’s resolutions—for everyone else

A few 2024 suggestions for policy makers, the pope, and people who don't clean up their dogshit.

The Chron, voting rights, and district elections

If the state Legislature starts to see district elections of local legislators as a Nimby problem, the oligarchs in SF will rejoice.

The Yimbys are winning the media narrative, and that’s bad for all of us

Why are no local reporters willing to look beyond the simple (inaccurate) slogans and talk about the facts?

A chron oped on the housing hearing is wrong, and signals a new attack on the supes

Board members asked for a modest delay to consider the mayor's amendments to a complex housing bill. The Chron talks of "Nimbys."

What the Yimbys keep getting wrong

Some of us support more density and more housing—just not the private market.

Lots of housing laws. Not much housing

Hearing, data show how the state's 'streamlining' supply-side approach is failing.

Should shopping malls become housing? Yes—but only if the state does it right

The Legislature has responded to affordable-housing developers. But there's a lot of unfinished work to protect vulnerable communities.

City report shows that upzoning neighborhoods won’t create more affordable housing

In fact, eliminating single-family zoning won't create much new housing at all.

A tech-worker dorm in the Tenderloin? Or the end of the Yimby narrative?

Christian Science Church had an approved project—but the developer says family housing doesn't make enough money it's asking for tech dorms instead. That's The Agenda for Sept 7-13

The Chron has a Mission business story all wrong (are we surprised?)

There are very real issues of displacement and racial equity in the debate over moving a tech-centered 'destination' to 14th and Mission.