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Ballot Measure Could Double Affordable Housing Requirements

A ballot measure designed to more than double the number of below-market-rate (BMR) units of housing that developers must provide or fund when building market-rate units in San Francisco is about to be formally proposed by Supervisors Jane Kim and Aaron Peskin. While market-rate developments with ten or more... Read More »

Mayor Calls for Ballot Measure to Require More Affordable Housing

Mayor Ed Lee and Board of Supervisors President London Breed have officially called for a 2016 ballot measure to increase the required percentage of below market rate (BMR) units of housing private developers must provide or fund when building market-rate units in San Francisco. “In prosperous times like these,... Read More »

The Polls Are Now Closed In San Francisco, Early Results Are In

Perhaps you’ve already mailed your ballot or cast an early vote at City Hall, but if not, the polls are now open in San Francisco and it’s time to vote. A total of 446,505 people are registered to vote in San Francisco, up from 435,757 in June of last... Read More »

Golden Gate Park Turf War Isn’t Over, Sierra Club Counter Attacks

Golden Gate Park Turf War Isn’t Over, Sierra Club Counter Attacks

Despite the fact that voters in San Francisco approved a ballot measure in support of the approved conversion of the Beach Chalet’s four grass soccer fields to synthetic turf and the project has broken ground, opponents of the project haven’t stopped fighting and the Sierra Club has formally counter... Read More »

Reports Of Mission Development’s Indefinite Pause Are Overblown

Reports Of Mission Development’s Indefinite Pause Are Overblown

Reports that the proposed 274-unit development to rise across the majority of the 2000 block of Bryant Street in the Mission “has been put on hold indefinitely” are being overblown. While it is true that the project team is pausing its push to secure approvals, and doing so in... Read More »

Sierra Club To Oppose Mission Rock, Feinstein Pro Limiting Airbnb

The Sierra Club will pen the official argument opposing the ballot measure which would allow the Giants’ massive Mission Rock development to move forward, while Senator Dianne Feinstein will pen the argument in favor of the measure to further restrict short-term residential rentals in San Francisco, the so-called Airbnb... Read More »

All The Way From A to K: San Francisco’s Ballot Measure Rundown

Eleven local measures are set to appear on this November’s ballot in San Francisco, measures which have just been lettered from A (the $310 million Affordable Housing Bond) to K (the revised Surplus Property Ordinance). The full rundown and summaries from the Department of Elections or past SocketSite coverage:... Read More »

UPDATE: Surplus Land Ballot Measure Withdrawn But Returning

The proposed measure sponsored by Supervisors Kim, Avalos, Campos and Mar to prioritize the use of surplus and underutilized city-owned land in San Francisco for the development of “100% permanently affordable housing, including ground floor retail and community facilities and open space” has been withdrawn from the November ballot, but... Read More »

Airbnb Measure Qualifies For November Ballot

The ballot measure to further restrict the short-term rental of any residential unit in San Francisco to a maximum of 75 days a year and prohibit hosting platforms, such as Airbnb or VRBO, from ever listing a unit which hasn’t already been registered with the city, or has exceeded the... Read More »

Signatures For Mission District Housing Moratorium Delivered

The sponsors of the proposed ballot measure which would impose a Mission District Housing Moratorium have delivered 15,101 signatures in support of the initiative to San Francisco’s Department of Elections.  And if at least 9,700 of the signatures are valid, the measure will qualify for this November’s ballot. If adopted... Read More »