To Whom It May Concern

Posted by: Susan Kirsch : marinpost – excerpt A July 9th letter from Senators Mike McGuire and Scott Wiener, Assembly member David Chiu, and others about the status of Assembly Bill 1487, is addressed “To Whom It May Concern.” The letter was written two days...

Trump Administration to Take on Local Housing Barriers:

wsj – excerpt President signs order creating White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing Development Unfortunately you need an account to read the article, but the headline alone is enough to raise a lot of questions about the anti-CEQA,...

Grim New Report Shows Rent Is Unaffordable In Every State

By Laura Paddison : huffpost – excerpt (includes video) The ‘Out of Reach’ report shows the housing crisis is hitting renters hard, especially those earning the minimum wage. Plenty of evidence shows how widespread and devastating America’s housing crisis is,...

Tech, not recalcitrant cities, is the root of our housing crisis

Tech, not recalcitrant cities, is the root of our housing crisis By Eric Filseth in SF Chronicle Open Forum “Bay Area voters understand the root of our housing crisis is not local officials — the political narrative — but enormous tech demand for housing. The region...

Facebook money and California housing

Facebook money and California housing How Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are funding a shadow government that’s shaping California and Bay Area housing policy BY ZELDA BRONSTEIN MAY 29, 2019 Read this 48hills.org expose of the financing by FB of the deeply tainted...

How San Francisco broke America’s heart

How San Francisco broke America’s heart “This is unregulated capitalism, unbridled capitalism, capitalism run amok. There are no guardrails,” says Salesforce founder and chairman Marc Benioff, a fourth-generation San Franciscan who in a TV interview branded his city...

Can ‘SLO life’ survive when tech comes to town?

· PCASTS Can ‘SLO life’ survive when tech comes to town? By Bill Fink May 24, 2019 Photo: miroslav_1, Getty Images/iStockphoto “On Feb. 21, days after Amazon backed out of its plan to stage a second headquarters in New York City, the mayor of San Luis Obispo...

Build More Housing’ Is No Match for Inequality

A new analysis finds that liberalizing zoning rules and building more won’t solve the urban affordability crisis, and could exacerbate it. Build more. That’s what a growing number of urbanists hail as the solution to the surging home prices and stark inequality of...

Hyper-vacancy and Sacramento’s Collusion with Speculators

Marin Post – by: Niccolo Caldararo – April 1, 2019 “But we have to ask why American cities have a glut of high rise developments and still little affordable housing? That is because builders and financiers are pursuing luxury buyers and planners and...

TRANSIT’S DECLINING IMPORTANCE

Bad Policy like SB 50 assumes transit is well used so that’s where we should bulid Luxury Condos. It isn’t! Rich luxury condo owners don’t use it and displace low income people that depend on it, further undermining transit. From the study in...