I've been waiting for something like this for a long time:http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/real-estate/2015/08/big-s-f-zoning-changes-could-unlock-housing.html
"Under a proposal by the Planning Department, developers would be able to build two stories taller than they’re allowed in some parts of the city – or get some relief on city requirements for building parking, rear yard or open space – in exchange for reserving more units for low- and middle-income residents."
I think this is a really big deal for us. It's exactly the kind of proposal that true progressives will fall on one side of, and NIMBYs will fall on the other. This is our chance to work together with progressives, and form a longstanding alliance to work on our common goals of fighting displacement, giving young people and new arrivals a hand up, and protecting the environment.
Does anyone know more about this proposal -- namely, who's pushing for it, who might be coming out against it, and so on? We might want to take a page from the Mission Moratorium's playbook: Show up in force at the public hearing, and if it's defeated, immediately take that momentum and turn it into a ballot proposition.
In fact, does anyone have good contacts with the Moratorium proponents? This should be a proposal they would support: Not only would it be building more affordable housing, it would be doing so in neighborhoods that typically avoid it.