Wednesday, November 4, 2015

SF Progressives Lose Measures F and I but Continue to Fight with Peskin in D3

San Francicsco's election results were a mixed bag for housing activists last night. Measures F, an attempt to curb short term rental activity and I which sought to place an a hold on building luxury housing in the Mission District both lost by double digit margins. Supporters of affordable housing do not count the night as a complete loss however, with the victory of the largest affordable housing bond in the cities history and the apparent election of former Supervisor Aaron Peskin who campaigned on affordable housing. Pacifica's Mike Kohn files this report from San Francisco