June 15, 2015, marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede, southern England. From this “Great Charter” emerged the concept of a written social contract spelling out freedoms.
San Francisco Supervisor David Campos had his chance to present his proposal for a moratorium on market rate housing in portions the of Mission during the June 2nd Board of Supervisors meeting. Without doubt this was the longest Board Meeting in recent memory, 2:00 pm through 12:00 am, mostly taken up by public comment, most of which as expected in favor of the moratorium as a way to 1) stop displacement, 2) preserve culture, 3) respond to the human right of subsidized housing. The few that spoke against the moratorium addressed 1) failed housing policies that go back decades, 2) years’ long planning that finally gave developers the go ahead to invest in projects that are now threatened, 3) rules appr
San Francisco Supervisor David Campos has introduced Ordinance #150461 “Zoning-Interim Moratorium on New Residential Uses and Elimination of Production, Distribution, and Repair Uses in a Portion of the Mission Area Plan of the General Plan.” The progressive faction of the Board – Mar, Kim, Avalos and Yee – are co-sponsors. This “Urgency Ordinance” prohibits the issuance of any permits to “demolish, merge, convert, or construct housing projects,” except
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee wants to resolve the high cost of housing in San Francisco by promising 30,000 residential units by 2020, that’s five years from now. How realistic is that promise? Let’s review.
The Libertarian Party of San Francisco, host of “Tax Day Symposium 2015: Housing for All – The Supply, The Planning and The Realities,” wishes to thank everyone who gave freely of their time to help make this event a success.
April 1, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The San Francisco Cemetery Association announced today that zombies will be rising en masse from the dead this coming April 15th in order to pay their taxes.